Please note: While this game / app will look and feel just like it looks and seems on the same system we reviewed it on. If you choose to play it on another system (if available) which might make it a significantly different experience in both looks and gameplay.
Age Rating: 12+
Review System: Oculus Rift DK2
Price at Time Of Review: £3.99 ($5)
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Interactive Experience
Size: 2.18 GB
Controller System: Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting
The Grand Canyon VR Experience
Intro: The Grand Canyon VR Experience is an on-rails tour of the Grand Canyon and is designed to be a visual feast for the eyes and a peaceful place for the soul. The visuals are indeed pretty great and the natural sounds both go towards making it feel as if you are really there, I especially liked the eagles flying overhead and the fish swimming happily in the water. That gameplay pace might be a little too slow for some people, but if you sit back and relax it can be quite a joyful and very peaceful ride.
Review: This one rails tour of the Grand Canyon is a visual feast for the eyes. The visuals and great sound go towards making it feel as if you are really there, I especially liked the eagles flying overhead and the fish swimming happily in the water.
Why does this app exist? Because VR experiences like this give people the opportunity to experience something they might never want to do in real life. I can’t swim, so I am never going to do this in real life. But inside this app, I found it a peaceful and relaxing experience that I didn’t have to think about. I really could sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds.
Verdict: For a few quid it is a joyful experience that is great to show VR to family and friends. It doesn’t have the biggest of replay values, but it is well worth experiencing if you are new to the world of VR or you are looking for something to take your mind off the troubles of the real world. This is a VR experience you will want to replicate in real life.