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Incredibly Atmospheric Dungeon Crawler

The Morrigan - Where do I begin with this utterly fantastic game? perhaps I should start with the fact that the beautiful stylized graphics along with the music and sound created one of the most immersive and often spectacular dungeon crawling experiences I've ever had the pleasure of playing. Or... Read full review..

Reviewed by Chris P on 30th May 2019 on HTC Vive


Great fun but doesn't last long enough. More courses please!

This game really caught me by suprise as I didn't expect it to be half as fun as it was. The gameplay (which is basically bowling your way around an 18 hole crazy-golf course) was insanely addictive and the game really did a good job of immersing me in its bizarre and fun world that the developers... Read full review..

Reviewed by Chris P on 27th May 2019 on HTC Vive


Shaping up to be something special

A pre-release review of Swords of Gargantua, which is currently in Open Beta at time of writing. This is not a review of the finished product, which will come shortly after full release. The sword play in this game is fantastic, and felt extremely realistic at times. I especially loved the... Read full review..

Reviewed by Chris P on 17th May 2019 on HTC Vive


A really fun little WW2 multiplayer shooter

I saw this recently on the Steam latest releases, and noticed that it was being offered free-to-play for 7 days, so I decided to download it and give it a try. You can check out the video on the VR Explorer YouTube channel if you want to see for yourself how the game plays out, otherwise, please... Read full review..

Reviewed by Chris P on 16th May 2019 on HTC Vive


A Fun, Solid, VR Racing Game with competitive leaderboard.

A very enjoyable VR racing game with nice easy controls (simply leaning left or right to turn) good graphics, and fast, often exhilarating gameplay. Everything about the game was easy to pick up, and after a quick tutorial at the start I was up and racing in minutes. My first race was against 3... Read full review..

Reviewed by Chris P on 10th May 2019 on HTC Vive


A fun and charming little game but a bit pricey!

I enjoyed my time playing Way of the Orb by new developers Brimstone Brothers, as it gave me a extremely warm fuzzy retro vibe and I found the gameplay fun and the progression style unique, and if it weren't for the fact that my playspace currently forces me to play somewhat gingerly due to... Read full review..

Reviewed by Chris P on 19th March 2019 on HTC Vive


An extremely fun and highly polished sci-fi racer with fantastic arena combat combined.

The following review is based on a pre-release demo version of the game JetX, developed by Singularity Lab. I'm not sure when I first heard mention of the sci-fi racing game JetX, but it seems like it was at least a couple of years ago now when I first read about the concept and saw some early... Read full review..

Reviewed by Chris P on 14th March 2019 on HTC Vive


More of a demo than a game

This was so short it felt more like a demo, and it reminded me very much of the Brookhaven Experiment demo which had you similarly rooted to a clearing in the dark with just a torch and pistol shooting the approaching zombies, with some frantic reloading sometimes necessary. I enjoyed what there... Read full review..

Reviewed by Chris P on 13th March 2019 on HTC Vive


A Fast, Fun, and Thrilling Casual Shooter

When I first saw the trailer for Beat Blaster, with it's neon graphics, pumping music and fast-paced gameplay with guns, I knew it was something I wanted to play, and as the launch of the game almost coincided with the launch of the VR Explorer website, I decided to reach out to the developers with... Read full review..

Reviewed by Chris P on 12th March 2019 on HTC Vive


A highly polished time travelling adventure - with dinosaurs!

I went into this game not knowing much about it at all, which is always nice, as you get more suprises and a better sense of adventure, especially in games like this where there is lots of exploration to do and creature encounters to be enjoyed. I knew there were dinosaurs, and that's about it.... Read full review..

Reviewed by Chris P on 11th March 2019 on HTC Vive


Extremely immersive and polished fishing adventure.

From the moment the game started up, I was immediately wowed by it all. From the gorgeous scenery surrounding the beautiful tranquil lake I was on, to the wonderful ambient sounds of insects and birds all around, it was like a sudden soothing of all the senses, and I knew already that this game was... Read full review..

Reviewed by Chris P on 10th March 2019 on HTC Vive


Spoiled by a couple of important things.

Real Fishing VR has some fun elements and is quite polished over all, however, the lack of life-like physics applied to the line really spoils the immersion, and the casting the line out to sea has no real weight to it, so you can't control the cast and place the bait where you want. These two... Read full review..

Reviewed by Chris P on 6th March 2019 on HTC Vive


Solid Tech demo let down by it's shoddy locomotion

This demo is split into two parts, one part which is called 'VR Show' and is a passive showcase of big shiny very cool looking robots with big guns, alongside enormous Mechs which are seriously impressive. The other part of the demo is a playable level called 'Survival' which is OK but severely let... Read full review..

Reviewed by Chris P on 5th March 2019 on HTC Vive


You might enjoy the T-rex, but that's it.

Low framerate, buggy, short, not really worth the download and I'll be deleting it to make space for better experiences. The T-rex part, which only lasts a minute or so was its only real saving grace, but even then it was nothing spectacular. I know it's free, but I really can't recommend this as... Read full review..

Reviewed by Chris P on 27th February 2019 on HTC Vive


Fast, Fun and Free

My first time trying skiing in VR and I can say it was great fun! Controls were as I'd hoped - the motion controllers were your poles which you pushed along with, and the single slope (this is free remember) although not very long, was super fast and offered a bit of challenge with a couple of... Read full review..

Reviewed by Chris P on 27th February 2019 on HTC Vive


Excellent SciFi Short

This really well crafted though very short scifi experience seemed like it was a precursor/prologue to something much bigger to come, and I really really hope that is the case, as what there was is very impressive.

Reviewed by Chris P on 4th January 2019 on HTC Vive


Fun WW1 dogfighting

Got really excited when I first saw this on Steam, and it doesn't disappoint at all. Yes the graphics may be very rudimentary, and the game lacks even a main menu at this very early stage, but it's great fun and everything so far feels really well implemented - the controls, the flying and the... Read full review..

Reviewed by Chris P on 30th December 2018 on HTC Vive


Thought provoking WW2 experience

A highly immersive World War 2 experience from the BBC, using actual audio recorded by a BBC reporter who bravely went out on a Lancaster bombing run over Berlin, recording the sights and sounds and emotions throughout. You're put inside the plane for the whole experience, which gives you a sense... Read full review..

Reviewed by Chris P on 28th October 2018 on HTC Vive


Great music visualiser

Excellent assortment of visuals though I found the controls a bit clumsy at times, over all though a really good VR visualiser app that I could have spent a lot more time in.

Reviewed by Chris P on 4th April 2018 on HTC Vive


A worthy little ride for horror fans

A short on-rails experience but one of the best visually and one of the most frightening.

Reviewed by Chris P on 2nd April 2018 on HTC Vive


One of the best racers if you have the time

A fantastic futuristic racer where you get to customise your racer and fly round tracks on Mars. Each track has it's own leaderboard and you can race against other players ghosts. One of the best racers out there, and the more you put in, the more rewarding it is.

Reviewed by Chris P on 1st April 2018 on HTC Vive


Enjoyable RPG shooter

A fairly good RPG. Grab it when it's on sale, you won't regret it

Reviewed by Chris P on 31st March 2018 on HTC Vive


Really nice tech demo

It's a free tech demo where you get to steer a boat through the ocean waves and not much else, however the incredible water and weather effects make this an excellent showcase for VR and well worth a try.

Reviewed by Chris P on 30th March 2018 on HTC Vive


Great visuals, highly immersive

A fantastic experience through a music reactive alien landscape. It's only 7 minutes long but worth the download as it's free.

Reviewed by Chris P on 30th March 2018 on HTC Vive


Family Favourite

The first real popular music game on the Vive and still a firm family favourite. Great fun and highly addictive.

Reviewed by Chris P on 26th March 2018 on HTC Vive


Short immersive experience

A fairly short experience outlining a proposal to get humans to Mars. Space aficionado's will love it. A great use or VR and well put together experience.

Reviewed by Chris P on 26th March 2018 on HTC Vive


Fun ride

A pretty solid roller coaster experience and enjoyable ride (not too short) though it seems only 1 car/track is available for free, the rest (such as halloween) being paid DLC content. Enjoyed what there was and left me wanting more.

Reviewed by Chris P on 26th March 2018 on HTC Vive


The Ultimate Scifi Horror Experience

As a massive fan of the original Alien movies (1 & 2) and the game Alien Isolation on the PC, I was extremely excited to come across the Alien Isolation VR mod. However, although I completed the game a few years ago on the flat-screen and found it pretty terrifying even back then, in VR I just... Read full review..

Reviewed by Chris P on 26th March 2018 on HTC Vive


Excellent VR Scifi RPG

A fantastic scifi with many hours of exploration across a hostile alien planet. Can get quite tense and unsettling, and the weather effects are awesome. A must for sci-fi fans.

Reviewed by Chris P on 26th March 2018 on HTC Vive


Amazing scifi shooter

One of the first VR games that truly feels like a AAA production, with fantastic visuals and some really intense action-packed gameplay. Feeling of presence is sometimes incredible making it a favourite amongst me and my friends.

Reviewed by Chris P on 26th March 2018 on HTC Vive


A brilliantly immersive educational experience in space!

One of my very first experiences back on my DK2, and still one of the best. Must get it for the Vive at some point.

Reviewed by Chris P on 26th March 2018 on Oculus Rift


A truly moving experience that everyone should try

There are videos of grown men being moved to tears by this experience. One of the first and still one of the best VR experiences out there.

Reviewed by Chris P on 25th March 2018 on Oculus Rift


Beautiful

A beautiful experience where you find yourself inside one of the paintings of Vincent van Gogh. A very unique and creative use of VR, and although not much to it in the way of things to do, it is still one of my favourite little experiences and one I'd highly recommend.

Reviewed by Chris P on 14th July 2017 on HTC Vive


A fun surreal

A fun surreal experience.

Reviewed by Chris P on 9th July 2017 on HTC Vive


Excellent

A wonderful animated experience from Google Spotlight

Reviewed by Chris P on 21st November 2016 on HTC Vive


Brilliant Wave Shooter

Thirst is one of the few games that has given me that incredible feeling of 'total presence' on occasion, something a lot of VR games do not achieve. The action is fast, frenetic, and it often feels like being in a scene from a Mad Max movie. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Chris P on 19th November 2016 on HTC Vive


Essential VR

One of the most immersive experiences out there including the much talked about Whale encounter which was one of the first real showcases of VR. A great one to show people who have never experienced VR, and just an over all enjoyable experience of the beauty and wonder of life beneath the waves.

Reviewed by Chris P on 1st November 2016 on HTC Vive