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The Holy City (Steam VR)

The Holy City (Steam VR)

The Holy City (Steam VR)

System: HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £15.49
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Educational
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 65

Description: The Holy City is an immersive virtual reality experience that transports participants to Jerusalem and provides access to the most sacred rituals and the holiest sites of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. With stunning volumetric captures of the holiest sites, you are immersed in Jerusalem, witnessing the timeless rituals of The Holy Fire, Ramadan, and Sukkot.

Share in this experience with family and friends while completing challenges, solving puzzles, and discovering shared values. In the gameplay, you are met with tasks as you travel through volumetric captures of Jerusalem, unlocking clues at The Western Wall, The Holy Sepulchre, St. James Monastery, Al-Aqsa Mosque and The Dome Of The Rock.

Review: ‘The Holy City’ is a virtual tour of Jerusalem from the point of view of the past via 3D recreations of various locations withing its walls most of which look OK (but I have seen better) and OK quality 360 videos of various locations as they are now. Of course, you don’t need me to tell you that this is a rather controversial topic, to say the least. The good news is ‘The Holy City’ tires to be as impartial as it can and does tend to stick to historical facts rather than making any religious or political opinion. So is it worth getting? While I don’t see it being worth the full £15.49 asking price I would consider paying a good few quid for it if it is something you would have an interest in.

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