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Review: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

There are lots of great arguments against the claims that virtual reality (VR) is an anti-social technology. Oculus VR, for example, recently launched its own Oculus Social app onto the Gear VR mobile-based head-mounted display (HMD), and…

Review: Shooting Showdown 2

A gallery shooter in the most literal sense, Shooting Showdown 2 from Naquatic is further proof that you can port pre-existing mobile titles into virtual reality (VR) and quite easily avoid disaster, despite not being specifically designed…

Review: Smash Hit

Sometimes porting a videogame to virtual reality (VR) may not be about enhancing immersion so much as improving mechanics. There are certain genres that would benefit more from the inclusion of head-tracking input than the feeling of…

Review: Bazaar

Temple Gates Games' Bazaar has received a lot of praise from the virtual reality (VR) enthusiast community since its debut. Originally revealed as part of Oculus VR's own Gear VR Game Jam, Bazaar is a videogame designed to take full…

Review: Vektron Revenge

Head-tracking control has already been led in some interesting directions. Developers are taking that core feature of virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs), primarily used to simulate moving your own head within a VR…

Review: Evil Robot Traffic Jam

You’d be forgiven for thinking that, with a name and premise as wacky as Evil Robot Traffic Jam’s, you might not be in for the most immersive of virtual reality (VR) experiences here. This is a tower defense title in which players must stop…

Review: Land’s End

To get whisked away to new lands and see things you might never have seen otherwise; that is virtual reality’s (VR’s) core mission. Breakthroughs in interaction and communication will come but the essence of this technology is really all…

Review: DRIFT

You'll be able to work out if DRIFT is for you within the first few seconds of booting it up. Passing a load screen, you'll suddenly find yourself being catapulted down the barrel of a gun, breaking out into a hectic scene in which the…

Review: Gunjack

Every mission in Gunjack starts with the exact same sequence. The camera fades in, giving you a full view of the turret pod that you control as it's sent up into the unknown depths of space. Your character routinely sets up for combat,…

Review: Esper 2

VRFocus delivers a review of Coatsink's Esper 2, available exclusively for the newly released Samsung Gear VR virtual reality device.