The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR Reviews

The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Saudi Gamer
Top Critic
6 / 10
Apr 19, 2023

An enjoyable romp made for VR let down by shoddy execution. The definition of a game that thrives mainly as a launch title.

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Mar 15, 2023

Switchback VR is a steady rail shooter that offers decent variety and an interesting tour through some old levels, but never tries to earn The Dark Pictures name. The choices don’t matter, the Curator is just a creepy Where’s Wally?, and the stakes or even setup for rescuing characters was lost on me. However, it’s reliably spooky, action-packed, and has the best designed villain in the series. It’s a rail shooter obsessed with its own past, so it makes sense that it’s two steps forward and one step back.

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Mar 28, 2023

Switchback VR is fun, and tries to make the most of the PSVR2 but its wildly bouncing storyline and one-trick-pony gameplay means you’ll tire of it fairly quickly.

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5.5 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2023

The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR is not a bad game, but it is certainly a disappointment. We expect more from Supermassive. Similarly, we expect more from PSVR 2. The gameplay is too ordinary and schematic, lacking more interesting ideas and features. Although the action is still fun, that is no longer enough.

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5 / 10
Mar 15, 2023

A moderately entertaining on-rails action game that fails to learn anything from its predecessor Until Dawn: Rush Of Blood or indeed other, much older, lightgun games.

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Top Critic
Mar 30, 2023

The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR offers cheap chills and thrills along with eye-catching lighting effects, but not much else.

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4 / 10
Mar 16, 2023

Until Dawn continues to elude Supermassive, and now even Rush of Blood appears out of reach. Switchback VR is a scruffy game that fails to match up to its well-liked PSVR predecessor, delivering low-budget visuals, lousy combat encounters, and some pretty low-energy level design. There are a handful of memorable moments, and some may find fun in the jump scares – but this should and could have been so much more.

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Mar 26, 2023

Full of twists and turns and jump scares that will nearly knock you out of your seat, it is an adrenaline filled fear ride that will test your nerve. On the verge of death, the player must fight for their lives and the immortal souls of their fellow travelers.

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