System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £24.99
Comfort Rating: Red
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 70
Description: JEHUTY lives. And there, ANUBIS thrives. ZONE OF THE ENDERS THE 2nd RUNNER returns with 4K and VR support on Steam. Relive the experience ZONE OF THE ENDERS THE 2nd RUNNER – M∀RS as a full-length remaster of the classic fast-paced 3D robot action game, recreated in VR, native 4K and in full surround sound. Enter JEHUTY’s cockpit and fly through Martian skies! The year is 2174 and the despotic BAHRAM military organisation is using new Orbital Frames robot technology to secure its grip on Mars and Earth. Seizing control of the JEHUTY Orbital Frame, the player is the last hope for the stricken planets. Strike deep at the heart of the BAHRAM army with unrivalled powers!
Review: For those who don’t know ‘ZONE OF THE ENDERS THE 2nd RUNNER: M∀RS’ was originally released on the Playstation 2 in 2003! And while this VR version of the game has been given a lick of paint and a spray of polish here and there they are pretty much the same thing. The action here is simply relentless and at times it can be a bit overwhelming in VR. While not everyone will agree with me I am glad that they kept the gamepad as the control method as it makes the game feel a lot more immersive. But at the end of the day, this looks and feels like a PS2 game and for £24.99 it is simply not worth it. But I would consider grabbing it in a sale especially if you have NOT played the original and coming into this game fresh.