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Boxed In Review – Great Game for Little Money

Most people wouldn’t be too interested in being locked up in rooms full of colored boxes. In such a situation, escape seems pretty much impossible. This is why Boxed In for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift is such a great game, even though it’s not for everyone whatsoever. For the price of $5.99, players get a lot of interesting content to enjoy.

Boxed In is a Pretty Nifty Game

Even though the concept of Boxed In may not look all that appealing to some players, the game offers a lot of content for a very cheap price. In fact, the two game modes can be played endlessly, depending on how much you enjoy this type of content. The Survival mode is self-explanatory, whereas the Solitaire mode is about eliminating colored blocks by putting them into rows of three of the same color.

Both of these game modes offer a lot of interesting challenges, with the Survival mode being the main bread and butter of Boxed in. Armed with both of your VR controllers, your right hand serves as a gun with a colored bean, whereas your left hand is used to successfully teleport around the location. It takes a bit of time to get used to but it works surprisingly well once you get the hang of it.

Depending on the color of your beam, you can change the color of the blocks you are targeting at. This makes it a bit easier to remove blocks and create additional room for you to move around. As the game progresses further, you will need to master these skills quickly or you will end up losing and having to start from scratch. It is a game model that works surprisingly well and makes players come back for more over time. It is by far the best six bucks we’ve spent on a VR game so far.

With a leaderboard to track scores and improving your skills, there is plenty of reason to keep playing Boxed In again and again. This simple idea has been executed pretty well and the graphics are quite pleasant to look at. Even so, it’s not stunning by any means, but this game doesn’t have to be either. It is a challenging game which is great to play, especially with family or friends.

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By Mark Arguinbaev

Mark is a 28 year old internet entrepreneur. He is a bitcoin enthusiast and a technology addict. He loves writing and educating readers about the newest tech trends.