Gamers all over the world will be familiar with the Dead Effect games. This particular range of games has been around for quite some time now. Badfly Interactive decided it is time to bring this franchise to virtual reality. Dead Effect 2 VR for the HTC Vive shows how we can combine proper VR shooters with a great story and RPG elements. A very enjoyable game, partially thanks to its $25 price tag.
Dead Effect 2 VR is a Positive Surprise
Given the growing amount of mediocre FPS VR games, we had no high expectations for Dead Effect 2 VR. It didn’t take long until we had to adjust that factor, as this game stands out in every way possible. It has a great background story, combines RPG with RTS elements, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. It is advised you play this in a room with plenty of space, though, as the game can be quite intense during certain battles. Moreover, the game starts out easy-ish but quickly ramps up in difficulty and brutality.
As players level up, they gain more points and skills which can enhance their character. The vast amount of upgrade options in this game is absolutely amazing and allows players to use their preferred style of play throughout the entire game. You will also meet a few other characters along the way. They help you understand the background story better and offer some quests to be completed. Al in all, a great addition to the game, even though the story itself isn’t something we haven’t seen or heard before.
Unlike most other VR games in this genre, Dead Effect 2 VR has a ton of content. We finished the game after 13 hours and roughly 20 minutes. Some players will finish the game slightly quicker, but there is absolutely no reason to do so. It is good to see the play time in the double digits for a change. There are a lot of bonus missions and repayable levels for players to enjoy even after they finish the campaign. These bonus missions can be played in co-op, which is pretty fun. There’s also a PVP multiplayer component, although finding players will always be difficult.
All things considered, we think Dead Effect 2 VR is well worth picking up for $25. If you can get it during a sale, pull the trigger and pick it up immediately. There is a ton of content, although some minor flaws that are pretty difficult to get rid of. Overall, one of the most solid VR shooters we have seen to date. There is tremendous value for the price, which is far more than other games in the genre provide today.
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