System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: £4.79
Comfort Rating: Yellow
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: 18+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 80
Description: “In 1956, a nine years old child died in the psychiatric hospital of Santa Benedetta Martire. Her name was Allison. While alive, Allison wrote a personal diary, which is said to contain the truth about her past and the creepy life at the hospital. The diary was never found. A few years later, the hospital was shut down and became a terrifying, god-forsaken place. You are Guglielmo Carter, a dauntless reporter interested in finding Allison’s diary and revealing its hidden secrets.”
Taken from real facts, “The Hospital: Allison’s Diary” is a new horror virtual reality experience, putting the user alone in an abandoned hospital searching for the unknown with only the help of a single torch. You will face true fear in a way you had never thought possible. The whole environment is free to be visited, while jump scares and cinematic effects will literally make you forget about the real world surrounding you.
Review: t has to be said the ‘Allison’s Diary’ series of horror games are the best horror games in VR and really showcase how good the scary genre is in VR. With some adequate graphics and OK voice acting on a 2D screen, this game wouldn’t make it onto the horror radar. But in VR this game fully immerses you in the horror storyline and so when a jump scare does come along it will make you jump clean out of your shoes! While you could hardly call it a ‘game’ it is still a great experience with a great storyline that keeps getting better and better. Even crappy horror games are good in VR, but when they’re as good as this one they are beyond scary. Well worth a download, well worth the asking price. I just hope one day they are all placed together for one giant adventure.