System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: £3.99
Comfort Rating: Red
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 60
Description: You have completed your infiltration mission. You now have just 15 minutes to make your way through the corridors of the labyrinthine spacestation to the 5th Floor and steal a fighter. Along the way, you’ll find ammo, medical packs, and weapon upgrade kits for enhancing your handgun, as well as information access panels from which valuable intel can be extracted using your omni-tools (Vive controllers). Each floor of the station is random, as are the spawn locations of all enemies, which means every play-through will be different.
Every kill, each intel access point and each floor you complete grants your character experience points (XP), which will enable you to level up as you progress through a game. Be aware, though, that your enemies level up with you—as you amass XP for a high score, you also make the game that much more challenging for yourself.
Review: While VR0GU3: Unapologetic Hardcore VR Edition does sound like it is going to be a pretty hardcore game it sadly is not. In fact, it is quite…timid! I have to be fair and say it does at least look OK, not great, but OK. But it is the sparseness of it all that really puts me off recommending it. This game needed hundreds of more enemies to be worthy of its own “Hardcore” crown and the lack of variety of enemies is also another problem. If you ask me £3.99 is way too much for this shooter, but grab it for a quid or less and you might get your moneys worth from it. Just don’t expect anything hardcore other than its name.