The Climb (VR) is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

5.8 / 10.0
May 3, 2016

The puzzle-like mechanics of scaling a wall are interesting, but using your neck as a controller is not

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8 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2016

Forget Crysis, The Climb is Crytek's best achievement in a long while. Is it worth $50? That depends entirely on how sold you are on VR.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2016

With The Climb, Crytek has taken a throwaway traversal mechanic from games like Uncharted and masterfully turned that into its own compelling and complete experience.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2016

The price is too high e and the learning curve is not suitable for everyone, but aside these two flaws The Climb is simply one of the best VR experience available today.

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GamesBeat
Top Critic
80 / 100
May 12, 2016

The Climb has a really sturdy foundation built on entertaining mechanics, great feedback that keeps you moving, and deep hooks for multiplayer. At the same time, frustrations with the controls and a lack of an audience damages a lot of what Crytek has built.

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Unscored
Jul 1, 2016

This is good VR. Let there be more of it.

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7.8 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2016

The Climb is a successful experiment, which opens up new possibilities in virtual reality gaming.

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8.2 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2016

The Climb is a cool and fun VR experience that takes an obvious VR concept and runs with it. The result is more positive than not and worth checking out if you have an interest in rock climbing.

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1.5 / 5.0
Jun 23, 2016

Even if you can get into the controls, there’s simply not all that much here.

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games™ Team
Top Critic
8 / 10
Jul 3, 2016

beautiful, engaging, lacking in content

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GBAtemp
Top Critic
6.2 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2020

The Climb on Oculus Quest brings over the full experience from the nearly 4 year old desktop version at the cost of some reduced graphical quality. The Climb does a good job of translating the rock climbing experience into a somewhat fun but challenging game that is also surprisingly rewarding and good looking. Although it's not perfect, and there are a few immersion breaking moments and confusing design choices; for fans of rock climbing or those looking for a slightly different VR experience or a good showpiece title, The Climb is worth a look.

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Jan 31, 2020

I started this review talking about my fear of heights. I didn’t really mention it again. Somehow, that’s the amount of impact it had on my enjoyment of this game. Oh, and final word: Don’t play this game with low ceilings unless you like scraped knuckles.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 27, 2016

The Climb is an excellent experience, one that works exceedingly well with the Oculus Touch controls. However, a lack of gameplay depth and overall number of environments could give some gamers pause when they try to decide if this is a journey worth undertaking.

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