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Song in the Smoke

Oct 7, 2021 - PlayStation 5, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Meta Quest

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16 / 20
Gaming Nexus
8 / 10
87 / 100
Push Square
7 / 10
PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10
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Song in the Smoke: Launch Trailer — Out Now on Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift & PlayStation VR thumbnail

Song in the Smoke: Launch Trailer — Out Now on Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift & PlayStation VR

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Song in the Smoke: Announce Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Song in the Smoke

With its immersive gameplay with natural gestures, Song in the Smoke proves to be a real SURVIVAL GAME in VR with a focus on experimentation and in which everything can change from one moment to the next.

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Song in the Smoke excels with fantastic controls and VR mechanics, accomplishing some things that veteran VR developers still struggle with. A full-sized, immersive experience, Song in the Smoke is not easy, but it is engaging and fun.

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It’s always a struggle to describe in words, or even show in videos, how immersive and enveloping a VR experience is when done right. SITS will suck you in and bring out your inner caveman. 17-Bit has nailed it with this game. It’s truly an excellent VR experience.

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Song in the Smoke Rekindled brings one of virtual reality's top survival experiences onto a platform where it can be enjoyed at its best. If you're willing to muscle through some run-of-the-mill resource management, you'll be rewarded with delightfully tense sequences punctuated by superb sound design.

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Though the somewhat ho-hum resource management and survival mechanics are a little shop-worn at this point, Song in the Smoke: Rekindled nonetheless soars as the best survival adventure on PSVR2, thanks in no small part to its evocative world, endlessly clever procedural design and stunning improvements made possible by Sony's latest lump of VR tech. If you missed Song in the Smoke the first time round, this is your chance to right that mistake definitively.

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There is a vague story to Song in the Smoke and cutscenes that guide the player through their boss fights. The tips for how to defeat bosses or draw them out are revealed in a creative and immersive way. The environment and music, as well as constant sounds made by other creatures, make Song in the Smoke a truly mesmerizing experience. Players will feel the dread of traversing dangerous areas, and the satisfaction of defeating a powerful boss. Song in the Smoke is an unrivaled VR survival game with horror elements, and it gives players complete freedom to explore, hunt in, and conquer the treacherous wilderness.

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Song in the Smoke gets lost by putting players in constant danger, but dazzles with an artistically sound prehistoric trip and smartly executed survival in VR.

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Song in the Smoke" is an excellent example of how games can effectively evoke strong emotions with just a few words. Cinematic effects and similar elements are not necessary. All that is required is a good idea and a compelling narrative, which is precisely what this game delivers. However, the gameplay itself is the game's downfall. While not inherently terrible, it may not be as enjoyable over time. Despite this, it will undoubtedly find its fans.

Review in Slovak | Read full review