System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 90
Description: In The Red Stare, you become a special agent in 1950s New York City on a stakeout. The Reds have infiltrated the city, and you need to stop them before it’s too late. During your stakeout you will be observing your neighbours’ every move to find out who of them is the communist spy. From within your apartment, you’ll be receiving information via your phone and fax machine, finding clues in case files, and taking pictures that you can fax to your handler – proving that your suspicions are right.
It’s all about observation and deduction. You’ll have to use a number of different ways to identify people varying from appearances, items that can be found in their rooms, and rules only specific members of the communist ranks follow. Good luck, agent! The nation depends on you.
Review: There is something bothering me about ‘The Red Stare’. Why on earth is it free? This single experience could have easily been something worth charging for with just small improvements in the content quantity. As for the game itself, it is a “spy simulator” and you need to track various people, keep an eye on some of them and do soviet spy things. It’s a brilliant use of VR and the graphics are amazing making you easily feel immersed. While it doesn’t last long this is one of those free apps that are well worth a download. It is just a shame it isn’t a full game.