Although the launch of virtual reality had multiple on-rail shooters, it seems the genre is slowly dying out already. That is quite odd, as this genre still has a lot of gas left in the tank. It seems Ghost Town Mine Ride & Shootin’ Gallery aims to fill this void. It is a great experience for owners of the HTC VIve and Oculus Rift. Right now, the game can be purchased on Steam for $6.49.
Ghost Town Mine Ride & Shootin’ Gallery is Quite Fun
As one would expect from this type of game, there isn’t much movement involved on your end. Instead, you just tag along for the ride, which quickly becomes quite scary. On paper, Ghost Town Mine Ride & Shootin’ Gallery is a theme park ride with some scary elements. Once you are done with it, however, it feels as if you were in a legitimate battle for dear life. A remarkable feat by the developers, especially when considering the low price of this VR game.
This game has a lot of scares. In saying that, we genuinely mean A LOT of scares. Most of them are executed pretty well, which makes a memorable experience. We caught ourselves cursing out loud because of these jump scare son more than one occasion. It just goes to show how good the game is, despite its 25-minute length. It will feel like a lot more time has gone by, though, but that only further confirms how well this game is designed.
There are some combat elements in this game as well. You start off by walking around with a six-shooter to blast enemies to shrapnel. Although none of the first five or six enemies look even remotely threatening, the Black Rock Mines hold very dark secrets for you to uncover. Evil spirits, skeletons, spiders, bats, and other fun creatures will all cross your path sooner or later. With your gun in one hand and the flashlight in the other, there’s plenty of challenge to be had in this game.
Unlike what one would expect, Ghost Town Mine Ride & Shootin’ Gallery has some of the best graphics in the genre. The models look very detailed, the overall environment is absolutely creepy, and lighting effects are top notch. Add a great soundtrack to this list and you have an excellent game on your hands. From a replay value point of view, there isn’t much to this game, unless you like to get scared over and over again. That doesn’t make the game any less fun and valuable, though.
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