Mario Baccigalupi


53 games reviewed
84.2 average score
85 median score
88.7% of games recommended
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8 / 10.0 - Green Hell VR
Sep 5, 2022

Green Hell VR is a great survival game also in virtual reality for PC, certainly one of the best. The interactions are less accurate and responsive than those in the excellent version for Quest 2, but overall the audiovisual impact balances these differences and offers one of the most vivid "wilderness" settings ever seen in VR.

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8 / 10.0 - After The Fall
Dec 29, 2021

Grab some Left 4 Dead, a splash of the much-loved arcade VR flavor, and mix it up with a hefty dose of frozen zombie apocalypse. The result will be After the Fall: not a perfect game – variety could use some work, especially – but the best action co-op ever developed in virtual reality, thanks to the experience and talent of one of the most skilled studios when it comes to injecting adrenaline and fun in VR.

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8.3 / 10.0 - Resident Evil 4 VR
Oct 20, 2021

Once upon a time there was a survival horror that stood out, at the same time, as a masterpiece and a model that would be the cornerstone of the new shooter-like spirit of the series. Once upon a time but also in this very day, again, with Resident Evil 4 VR, virtual reality port not perfect, but very enjoyable.

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9 / 10.0 - Lone Echo II
Oct 12, 2021

Lone Echo II proves once again how Read at Dawn is a top-of-the-class developer when it comes to VR.

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Sep 15, 2021

Space Pirate Trainer remains the most seminal wave shooter in the history of modern VR, a bit like a Space Invaders with a VR headset and room-scale, even on PC without the DX update for Quest. On the other hand, the versus modes of the new version are what the gaming experience lacked and the PvP arenas, well, are not very accessible but incredibly brave when it comes to the potential of virtual reality in gaming.

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9 / 10.0 - Cosmodread
May 20, 2021

Cosmodread is an excellent sci-fi roguelite VR developed by a studio that was truly a pioneer in virtual reality gaming: their first game, Dreadhall, brilliantly experimented with some new concepts. Cosmodread follows in the same vein, and with a little more variety and graphic detail on PC VR, it might have been a true masterpiece. Nevertheless, it's still a masterful exercise in good mechanics, horror mood and style.

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8 / 10.0 - Into the Radius
Mar 5, 2021

Into the Radius is an ambitious STALKER-like VR game, so deep in its sci-fi survival features that it feels like a real "Roadside Picnic Simulator". The development team is very small and, in technical terms, the experience is very far from perfect, but also capable of immersing you in a scary and iper-realistic Zone.

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8 / 10.0 - The Climb 2
Mar 4, 2021

The Climb 2 remains too unbalanced in muscle activity to really perform the task of the only fitness game in VR. If that's your purpose, it must necessarily go hand in hand with other "sports" virtual reality experiences, including the well-researched FitXR and VRWorkout.

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Dec 20, 2020

Jurassic World Aftermath is limited to the exploratory part, with the classic character remotely indicating the objectives while a beastly unscripted IA, a Velociraptor specifically, hunts us down. A mix however capable of intrigue and push the player forward, provided that he respects some fundamental prerogatives of the subgenre. And yes, Jurassic World Aftermath makes it.

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9 / 10.0 - Pistol Whip
Dec 9, 2020

Pistol Whip is an excellent and original VR Rhythm FPS, now even more unmissable with the free 2089 DLC. Great on PC VR, but even better wireless on Oculus Quest or Quest 2.

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It must be said that uploads after each defeat can yield, and that for the same reason we hope that their duration, in any case a few seconds, will be further optimized; in all cases, however, the surprising degree of challenge of Star Wars Tales from the Galaxy's Edge should still be hailed as a positive.

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9 / 10.0 - In Death
Jul 23, 2020

Both versions of In Death - VR PC systems or Oculus Quest - keep the main strengths of the game, in the form of an "otherworldly" archery roguelite which is not afraid to raise the bar of difficulty in virtual reality. As in other cases, the developers of Sólfar Studios have swapped the best visual performance of the PC edition (for Rift, Rift S, Vive and Index) with the freedom offered by the all-in-one nature of Quest, in a game where the charisma of the setting still comes before the graphic details. The exploration progresses slowly and this lacks a bit of variety, but overall fun is guaranteed.

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8.6 / 10.0 - Phantom: Covert Ops
Jun 26, 2020

The idea of ​​this exclusive Oculus stealth VR action is the intriguing and truly simulative ones - as it was in the sci-fi field for Lone Echo - capable of justifying the "only" tracing of the head and hands directly with the structure of the game and its environmental context, behind enemy lines with a military kajack equipped to advance and strike silently. If played on Rift S, the parallel design for Quest is all too evident, especially at a polygonal level, and clearly the variety of the action stops at some point, but the great atmosphere, the good level of challenge, the intelligent writing of the plot and a well thought out length (one night in real time, in substance) make Phantom Covert Ops a VR title however highly recommended.

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9.8 / 10.0 - Half-Life: Alyx
Mar 28, 2020

Valve selects the best features of VR action games and takes them to another level. Half-Life: Alyx is not innovative in choosing what is needed for the perfect virtual reality experience – between interactivity of the environment, gestural use of firearms or environmental puzzles – but it is in putting together everything in the style of Half-Life. The kind of first person game that made the series famous, and forever changed the action adventure into a "before and after Gordon Freeman", returns to linear origins without genres contamination, becoming an immersive sim only for what falls within our view, or what we can physically accomplish in a crazy City 17. Masterful.

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX brings new life to the original games, confirming it as a good entry point into the world of dungeon crawlers for a generation of young adventurers.

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Jan 25, 2020

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is, overall, a great VR zombie survival game. Its strengths are not constant in all aspects, even from a technical point of view, but the good challenge and the articulated structure make it a must for fans of the genre.

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8 / 10.0 - Still There
Dec 4, 2019

Apart from a few problems of readability for the puzzles elements, Still There is an extremely bright, challenging, "tactile" point-and-click, which manages to gracefully tell a story of atonement, torment, dramatic but at the same time light, ironic, always ready to throw the right inspired quotation.

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Dec 2, 2019

Blacksad: Under the Skin is an adventure that moves away from the classic point and click structure, but it's far from perfect in the ambitious game design. That said, Pendulo Studios game is pleasant to play and overall unmissable by fans of the original comic.

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Dec 2, 2019

Arise: A Simple Story is a puzzle platform game with a soul. It's a beautiful and touching trip through the emotions of the protagonist and the player. Even if short and without words, Arise can say a lot to the heart.

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Nov 21, 2019

The Sims 4 Discover University involves you to play and play again with your Sims, without ever getting bored. The many elements introduced, from PHD to careers, passing through most goliardic events, are able to create a self-contained chapter in the life of our Sims, clearly satisfying the most fierce fans of the franchise. Cosmetic elements are not so many, but careers and PHD offer a proper entertainment, creating a great play experience, similar to the old expansions.

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