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Age Rating: 12+
Review System: PlayStation VR
Price at Time Of Review: £15 ($19)
Comfort Rating: Green
Size: 2.5 GB
Controller System: Move Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi Player: No
The Brookhaven Experiment (PSVR)
Intro: Something has gone terribly wrong. There aren’t many people left these days. The…things that showed up – after the Experiment tore a hole through reality – have seen to that. You’re not sure how much time you, or humanity itself, has left. If you have enough bullets, and enough batteries, maybe you can live long enough to fight off the monsters and see tomorrow. If you see enough tomorrows, you just might be able to get back to the event and close off the hole that these monsters keep emerging from.
Review: The Brookhaven Experiment is a survival based monster shooter that was one of the first full games that was made especially for virtual reality and boy does it show. You don’t need me to tell you that the horror elements work like a dream because in VR any horror is good horror because of how immersive it is. The other side of the game is the shooting / action part and it is this part that makes up the bulk of the action in the Campaign mode. You play as someone who has stumbled upon The Brookhaven Experiment which is basically a science experiment gone horribly wrong and now monsters are pouring through a wormhole from another dimension.
Locked into position with what I can only presume is fear you must survive by any means necessary. So it is good news that you have a torch. …OK, so you have a lot more than that. With a range of classic guns from pistols to assault rifles, you need to keep an eye (and ear) open to what is going on all around you, because out of the dark they come and come from just about anywhere. Some are fast, some are slow and some are massive! This all leads to the game requiring more strategy than most, making sure you take out the ones that are causing you the most danger rather than the ones closest to you.
Verdict: While it is still the same super scary zombie survival game I guess I have been spoiled by the HTC version of it from the Steam VR store. While graphically there is very little in it, it is the reaction tracking that really makes this version less superior to the Steam VR one. But having said that, this game is still one of the very best VR games made so far. There is plenty of scary / tense atmosphere to be found it is the perfect title to show off to anyone who is interested in getting the Vive or PSVR. A great game, a great price and great value for money. What more can you ask for?