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"A Fun and Funny parody spy themed escape room game"

While the game does not list WMR support I played the whole game using the HP Reverb G2 with no major issues. I Expect You To Die is a Humorous escape room type game themed in a classic bond style Spy thriller, this is a welcome change from the all to common horror escape rooms out...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 30th November 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"Visually impressive narrative driven puzzle game with less than impressive puzzling"

Red matter is a linear single player narrative driven puzzle game where you are sent to a Russian space base, set out to explore the base and retrieve the secrets of the soviets. Red matter took me about 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete, however I did miss a few memory "collectables" and had I...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 24th November 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"An excellent example of a VR in the linear adventure genre "

Vertigo Remastered is the updated and enhanced version of the original Vertigo released in 2016 as an early launch title and developed by Zach Tsiakalis-Brown. Since then the expectations for VR experiences has changed as people and developers have gotten more comfortable with what does and doesn't...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 23rd November 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"A Fantastic waste of a potentially good concept"

This is a review of just Tarzan VR Issue #1. Issue #2 is a DLC and Issue #3 is not available at this time. The Main story of Issue #1 took me 20 minutes to complete. Specs played on I7 7700k GTX 1080ti 16GB Ram HP Reverb G2

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Reviewed by Griffin on 18th November 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"An absolutely gorgeous game from Crytek but a little rough in the execution "

WMR is not listed as supported on the Steam Store page however I played the entire experience using the WMR HP Reverb with no issues specific to the headset. In Robinson: The Journey you play as a young teen on a space station set out to colonize another world when it unexpectedly crashes on the...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 4th November 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"Classic Justin Roiland humour in a rather simple VR adventure game"

While the store page does not officially support WMR headsets I played the entire experience with the HP Reverb with no issues (none from the headset) This game does not really support Motion controllers, so I played the entire game with an Xbox one Controller. The campaign of the game plus...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 2nd November 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"An interesting experiment into VR Movies "

While The Steam page does not list WMR support, I played through the entire experience with the HP reverb with no issue. The game does not use any controllers but rather a gaze look to select from the menu. Gloomy Eyes is not a video game but rather a short film. The story is broken up in to...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 31st October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"Extemely linear, oozing with great themes but probably not for everyone"

Theseus is a Greek themed third person action adventure, the closest comparison I could make would be to The game Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice or A Plague Tale: Innocence. As I mentioned The game is Greek themed, I am not much of an expert on Greek history so you will have to forgive me, the...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 31st October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"Retro style roguelike FPS that is highly addictive fun"

Compound is still Early access and frequently updated, so elements of this review may become out of date in time, however if I wait unless this game is 100% complete I may never write a review on this game, so just keep that in mind. Being a roguelike, Compound can technically be beaten in a...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 28th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"Nifty puzzles with a long but bitter sweet story"

While XING: The Land Beyond does not officially support the WMR platform, this entire review was played on a WMR headset. XING's campaign for me was about 8.5 hours to complete, though I did miss a chunk of optional content that would have extended the play time by a few hours. Speaking of...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 28th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"A beautiful glimpse into what makes VR Special "

Aircar is a simple free VR experience putting you in a Futuristic Sci-fi city with really no objectives but to fly around in your hover car and explore the city. Specs used: i7 7770k GTX 1080Ti 16GB Ram HP Reverb Xbox One Controller

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Reviewed by Griffin on 27th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"Stunning visuals, fun gameplay, and groovy tunes combine to make this an instant favourite"

Star Shaman is the first game to be developed by French studio Ikimasho, and it has just been released for PC VR headsets and for Oculus Quest. I played it over two days before writing this review, putting in around 3 hours gameplay in all, and I'm glad I didn't rush into writing a review on the...

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Reviewed by Chris P on 24th October 2020 on HTC Vive


"More but not necessarily better than the original."

I recommend you read my Budget cuts 1 review before reading this review. Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency is the long anticipated sequel and continuation of the original budget cuts. I wont be including any spoiler for the original game or the sequel in this review but I do need to note that...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 24th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"Charming, Funny, and a even a little spooky at times"

Budget Cuts is a comical stealth game reminiscent of Portal, from its humor to level design. You play as one of the last humans in a mega corp thats jobs are outsourced to robots, and you need to get to the top and confront your boss. In your adventure you are given a teleportation gun and a...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 18th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"Beautiful visuals and interesting story but just needs a little more polish"

In Rogan: The Thief in the Castle, you play as Rogan - a thief who has snuck into a castle to make some money when he gets pulled into a much larger plot of royals attempting a grab power, in which you must help the knight Victoria prove her innocence. I played the game on normal difficultly and...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 18th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"A unique and funny game let down by a small budget"

The Spy Who Shrunk Me is a parody on the spy film genre. You play as Audrey Smoothspy - a British spy armed with a shrink ray and bananas tasked with defeating a comically evil Soviet Russian General. The Spy Who Shrunk Me took me a little over 2 hours to complete. If you were good at the game...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 16th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"A visually impressive decently realized and surprisingly interesting horror stealth game"

The game does not list WMR support, however I played the entire experience with the HP Reverb with no issues of note. Hardware I played on: i7 7700k GTX 1080 Ti 16 GB Ram WMR HP Reverb Now full disclosure I have not seen the new HBO Westworld TV show, I assume this experience is enhanced...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 16th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"Highly stylized sharp visuals with a charming sound design."

The game does not officially support WMR but I played it on the HP Reverb with no issues. GNOG is a highly stylized puzzle game with 9 little puzzle box levels to explore and solve. There is also a great accompanying soundtrack to follow you through the experience. The game took me about an...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 16th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"A Virtual Mystery Theatre like no other"

I played this on an I7 7700k GTX 1080 Ti 16GB Ram WMR HP Reverb The Invisible Hours makes itself very clear it is not a game, it is not a movie, it is a piece of immersive theatre, but for the simplicity of this review I shall be referring to it as a game, but please keep this caveat in mind...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 15th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"Follow a cute little mouse on a full sized adventure!"

In Moss you play as two characters: Quill the little adventurer mouse (controlled in a 3rd person) and the Reader, a spiritual guide here to help Quill (played in 1st person). Together you must rescue her uncle who has been locked away in a castle. The campaign took me about 3.5 hours to...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 15th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"The devs show potential but Rinlo misses the mark"

In Rinlo you play as Agatha, a young inventor girl who was given up for adoption later in her childhood life and thus still remembers her parents, and until now has not heard from them until one day a messenger delivers a letter from her father. You must then uncover the mystery of Rinlo and your...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 13th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"Highly addictive and saved by user driven content "

Beat Saber is a musical rhythm game about using lightsabers to slice blocks in time with a song. There are two colours, one for your left hand and one for your right, with blocks needing to be sliced in a particular direction. Sounds simple right? Well, it is but it is also hugely addicting and on...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 13th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"Cute, sweet, but unfortunately unfinished and unrefined "

I played this with a WMR headset the HP Reverb, and it worked fine I just needed to make my own bindings for the game. 4 years after the original Gnomes & Goblins preview, which many were blown away by and were very entertained by at the time, the full game has finally released but unfortunately...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 12th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"Unique game design, fun, but left me wanting more!"

In Falcon Age you play as a young girl who has escaped a mega-corp's robot jail with the help of a young falcon. The mega-corp has ruined the planet and together with your bird friend you are going to fight them back. The gameplay is quite unique in that you play a falconer and directing your...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 12th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"Improved in almost every way except the combat"

The Wizards - Dark Times is the sequel to The Wizards (2018) from the same studio. The stories in these games however are not really connected and the game be played standalone. In The Wizards - Dark Times you still play as a Silent protagonist with a narrator guiding you through Meliora once...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 10th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"Fun Magic, with a fun story stuck in boring level design"

Disclaimer: This is a review in context of playing the game in 2020. Had I reviewed this at release my score may have been higher. I am also reviewing this having also played the sequel The Wizards - Dark Times. In 'The Wizards' you play as a Wizard who must use Gesture based spells to...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 10th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"A Slow Eriee Space Thriller In An Abandoned Spacestation"

Downward Spiral: Horus Station is what i would call a Thriller adventure game not quite scary but never the less quite eerie and tense at times. You make your way through a dilapidated space station in zero-g armed with a wide array of weaponry a grappling hook and a space leave blower for...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 8th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"Beautiful, Polished, Full length VR, Plays it safe for VR"

Half-life: Alyx is probably the best VR game to date full stop. It has pretty much everything you would want out of a game, incredible graphics, Fun game-play, a full then story that has interesting characters and a plot that you want to see to completion. The only thing I think it really is...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 6th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"Star Wars: Squadrons, beautiful, cinematic and easy to pickup"

Ever since its announcement I had high expectation for this game, as a Star Wars fan and VR fan, and I think it mostly succeeds in what it sets out to do. This is only a review of the single player campaign. The Campaign took me a little over 8 hours to complete this includes listening to every...

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Reviewed by Griffin on 6th October 2020 on Windows Mixed Reality


"A beautiful and unique roomscale experience"

This was a very impressive demo indeed. The game makes clever use of your roomscale play area (you need 2m x 2m minimum) so that you never need any artificial locomotion at all, you simply walk with your own two feet, which creates such a deep immersion that it feels like you are actually there,...

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Reviewed by Chris P on 30th August 2020 on HTC Vive


"A Beautiful Adventure That You Won't Want To End"

Down the Rabbit Hole is a beautifully crafted adventure where you control a young girl as she ventures into a fantastical world based off of the Alice in Wonderland stories that we all know and love. The game is played in third-person, as you guide your character through each different level of the...

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Reviewed by Chris P on 2nd April 2020 on HTC Vive


"If Monty Python & the team from Shrek joined forces to create a VR game, this would be it."

From the very first second I landed in the game, already armed with 2 clubs to whack my way through the starting menu options with, I knew that I was in for a good time. And a brief look around me at the fairytale landscape, with it's stone towers, mountains and trees, also told me that the game...

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Reviewed by Chris P on 1st February 2020 on HTC Vive


"The best sports game I have played in VR, and one of the best games period."

When 2MD VR Football first came out on PCVR several years ago, it was not a game that instantly grabbed my attention. This is mainly because I'd never understood the big attraction for American Football, as being from England, I'd always considered anything with 'football' in the name, to be a...

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Reviewed by Chris P on 30th January 2020 on HTC Vive


"An extremely fun and addictive little game"

Space Block Buster is a fun, highly addictive and sometimes frustrating game of racket and ball, that sees you hitting a ball towards a wall of perishable blocks, trying to smash your way through and clear them all as quickly as possible so you can move on to the next stage, with each stage being...

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Reviewed by Chris P on 17th January 2020 on HTC Vive


"A polished and solid, though fairly short scifi adventure"

The Station VR was a somewhat short (around 2 hours) but quite enjoyable experience aboard a space station, so the whole game has you exploring various rooms and corridors trying to unravel a mystery by listening to audio logs that you find, along with other clues scattered about the station....

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Reviewed by Chris P on 7th January 2020 on HTC Vive


"An incredibly fun tactical shooter from a new developer"

Growing up in the 70's and early 80's, we didn't have consoles, PC's, or the internet to keep us entertained, but what we did have was great television shows, and one of the most popular genres of the time was the good old gritty cop show, with such greats as Starsky & Hutch, Miami Vice, The...

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Reviewed by Chris P on 2nd September 2019 on HTC Vive


"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...

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Reviewed by Chris P on 30th 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...

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Reviewed by Chris P on 17th 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...

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Reviewed by Chris P on 10th May 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...

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Reviewed by Chris P on 14th 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...

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Reviewed by Chris P on 12th 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...

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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...

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Reviewed by Chris P on 6th March 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...

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


"Enjoyable RPG shooter"

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

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Reviewed by Chris P on 31st 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.

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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.

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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.

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