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Review: Deadhead

Deadhead represents something a little different for the burgeoning gallery shooter genre on the Gear VR. Whereas Gunjack and countless other examples focus on lightning reactions that are locked to the direction you're facing, here's a…

Review: Dead End Alley

The human race as a decidedly dangerous fascination with the zombie apocalypse. Sure, it means the end of the world, but it would also lead to the creation of a new one in which survivors can smash heads with baseball bats and wade through…

Review: Neverout

There's a moment in Neverout in which you drop into the title's central hub for the first time. It comes after around 20 levels of excellent puzzling action that plays on your understanding of gravity and comfort with heights, yet remains…

Review: Dim Light

Videogame horror is at its best when it restricts the player. Resident Evil's biggest scares came in the age of tank controls and awkward camera angles, while Amnesia: The Dark Descent thrived on preventing players from fighting back…

Review: Orion Trail

It must have been an exciting moment for Schell Games when it first considered the idea of porting last year’s crowd-funded ‘choose your own adventure’ title, Orion Trail, to virtual reality. With work on the upcoming I Expect You to Die…

Review: Snow Strike

Virtual reality (VR) designed for a young age is a relatively unexplored concept. The Gear VR mobile-based head-mounted display (HMD), for example, sets a minimum age of 13 for use, though co-creator Oculus VR hasn't cited any specific…

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…