System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £11.39
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Action, Archery
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing or Sitting
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 85
Description: Twisted Arrow is a full-tilt, no-holds-barred VR-FPS that gives players an adrenaline-packed arcade-style gameplay. Experience urban warfare as never before by immersing yourself in this frenzied fight for survival. THIS IS NOT A WAVE SHOOTER, but an FPS that lets you traverse through a vast city, up and down tall buildings, and position yourself in strategic areas to make the perfect headshot or try using an explosive arrow to launch NPC units 200ft in the air in a fiery ball of fatality!
Out-manned and outgunned, you are the last line of defence against a high-tech, paramilitary force occupying your city. But don’t feel sorry for yourself, feel sorry for the poor bastard that gets in your way! Armed with the Manticore, the military’s top-secret combat bow, and an arsenal of overpowered arrows, you will need to fight your way through an enemy armed with high-tech weaponry, armoured mechs, attack drones, and a host of biological secrets yet to be uncovered in the remnants of a city on the brink of ruin. Your mission is simple: recon the city, rescue hostages, and get the hell out of dodge while eliminating any and all resistance with extreme prejudice. If it moves, kill it! If it doesn’t move, it’s probably already dead.
Review: While on the surface ‘Twisted Arrow’ might seem like yet another zombie killer wave shooter it does bring a little bit more than that into our VR lives. First up worthy of note is the art graphical style which gives the game a graphical novel style and of course the environments themselves. Sure, they are mostly sparse, but they bring you into the game world and that means it can get a little scary at times, not form jump-scares, but as a fight for your own survival. Some might not like the teleportation style of movement, but I really didn’t mind it.
It has to be said £11.39 is a lot for a VR game and while it is not often I will say this at that price point, I do feel Twisted Arrow is worth it. There is enough content here to keep you going for a while and its good enough to be a truly immersive action based game. If you haven’t already played this game, do consider giving it a go.