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Viral (Oculus Go & Gear VR)

Viral EX (Oculus Rift)

The VR Shop - Gold Award
System: Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go
Price at Time Of Review: £3.99
Comfort Rating: Yellow (Mild Movement)
Genre: Action Shooter
Input: Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting, Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG

Description: Even an advanced computer system such as E.V.E. (Emotional Virtual Engine) has to deal with the threat of infection. You are Ragnorok, the anti-virus. This is the world as you see it, created specifically to make you the most deadly virus-stomping program ever written. So get busy and have fun. Using simple and intuitive controls with physics-based gameplay, travel through ever more complex and challenging manifestations of the mainframe to wipe out the mischievous virus strains. Unleash storms of powerups, or look or that perfect, surgical killer shot. Switch on E.V.E’s dormant systems so she can fight back too. It’s a world of fun, so use everything at your disposal to run riot!

Review: Deep down, most of us have a sort of 2nd sight when it comes to VR software. We instantly know if a game has been made for VR or has just been ported to run in VR. This game is unmistakably the former and it would have been rubbish played any other way. While it sounds basic, shoot robots with balls to eliminate them, until you play this game you will never understand just how much fun that can be!

While the graphics for this game are a little basic the collision detection is not, which means you can take robots down in any way you see fit. Hit them on the shoulders or arms and watch them spin away like toy spinners, or take a leg out and watch them fold to the floor like a cardboard box. It’s just so much fun to play that hours seem to fly by and you will soon be reaching for that phone charger so you can carry on playing.

The storyline is cheap, the graphics and sound are not up to much, yet this is still one of the greatest games you can play in VR. That deep feeling of immersion, towards the end of a few difficult levels I found myself leaping out of the way of incoming enemy fire! If you really want to see what virtual reality games are capable of, this is one you need to download. Strong words indeed, but I couldn’t recommend this game highly enough.

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