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The Brookhaven Experiment (Steam VR)

The Brookhaven Experiment (Steam VR)

VR Shop Score – Gold Award

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: £14.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Horror, Shooter
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: 15+


Description: 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.

The Brookhaven Experiment is a Virtual Reality survival shooter for the HTC Vive. Players will have to use the weapons and tools provided to survive ever more terrifying waves of horrific monsters in an attempt to figure out what caused the beginning of the end of the world, and, if they’re strong enough, stop it from happening. Keep your head on a swivel, upgrade your equipment, shoot, and if all else fails pistol whip your way through the monster hoards to survive one more day.

Review: The Brookhaven Experiment is a survival-based monster shooter that was one of the first full games that were 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! 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 a PCVR headset (you can also get this game on the PSVR). A great game, a great price and great value for money. What more can you ask for?

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