System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £3.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: FPS (Static)
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 60
Description: In the near future, the Earth is attacked by an extraterrestrial civilization. The soldiers of Space Defense had fought bravely, but they were defeated, and now the last frontier is a space station equipped with the weapon that the enemy cannot resist. To neutralize it, the enemy captured the drone control system and is now trying to destroy the core of the station – the reactor that powers it, including the defence weapon. You are the last hope of the planet! Your task is to protect the reactor at all costs!
Review: If you watch the trailer for ‘Xenobox VR’ you might be expecting this grand space shooter with spaceships and aliens and God knows what else. But that is not what ‘Xenobox VR’ is at all. It is a static position first-person shooter in which you shoot small drones in a tiny chamber. Yes the outside of the chamber looks amazing, but you are not outside of it, you are on the inside! Its like swatting wasps in an elevator! It’s just so…confined and pointless given the effort the outside graphics have received. I can tell you that £3.99 is way too much for this game, but I would consider giving it a look for half that or less. It’s not a terrible shooter, but the trailer does make you think it is way grander than it currently is.