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The Brookhaven Experiment is an enjoyable first-person shooter if you have the stomach for slaughtering countless creatures threatening you from all sides. You are always feeling helpless, with only your flashlight and single weapon to survive. While a cooperative mode could have been an intriguing concept with players being placed back to back, attempting to improve your score should keep players entertained in the survival mode.
The story is quite meaty and definitely worth playing through more than once, even if it's just for the cheap thrills. It's a truly terrifying experience, and now after having been inside a horror game, I don't think I'm ever going to be wimpering at anything on a regular 2D screen. That's VR, baby.
Brookhaven is a fun place to visit. It can be a bit traumatic for some players, or scary even. I was more tense than scared, but it accomplished what I feel the devs were going for. A simple, yet fun new experience for PS VR players. It’s easy enough to grasp the concept, hard to master, and provides unlockables to work towards. It’s not super deep, but for the prices and the new VR concept for most PlayStation players, it’s worth taking a look into. I have no doubt that a game like this might wear out its welcome 2 to 3 years into VR, but as a starter, it’s worth your time.
The Brookhaven Experiment is a budget title, through and through. It strikes me as one of those games that you'd find in a VR Arcade, good for a quick hit. But if you can afford to go there, then you might as well grab this game and save yourself the trip.
There’s plenty of atmosphere to be found here and it’s a decent title to show off to interested first-time PSVR users, but it isn’t just bugs of the undead variety that are out to put paid to your playing time.