Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (VR)

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Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (VR) is ranked in the 52nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 40 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

41%

Critics Recommend

Based on 40 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Washington Post
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 18, 2016

It’s the best of the horror bunch.

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Scored Reviews

CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2016

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is a ride Jigsaw himself would have built.

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The Jimquisition
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2016

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood may be a brief and silly spin-off, something far removed from 2015’s fantastic adventure game, but it’s the most fun I’ve had with a virtual reality game to date, and it’s just a brilliantly entertaining pop horror experience with enjoyable shooty-bang-bang combat.

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Wccftech
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2016

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is a fine example of how to infuse horror into the unlikeliest of genres, although replayability might be somewhat lacking.

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The Angry Joe Show
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 20, 2016
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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 15, 2016

Until Dawn Rush of Blood is one of the PlayStation VR highlights and successfully takes the tried and tested rail shooter and transforms it into an over the top game that almost makes it like you are there. Add in lots of collectibles to be found and some different paths the replay value is quite decent. Great graphics and controls, Until Dawn Rush of Blood is a must have VR game for your PlayStation VR!

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PushStartPlay
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2016

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is the perfect title for the PSVR. It’s a fast and frantic, rollercoaster house of horrors that needs to be in your collection. You’ll descend into madness and you’re going to love every minute of it!

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GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
Oct 26, 2016

While repeat visits become somewhat predictable, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood offers up some genuine scares by tapping into some of our most twisted fears. While the game doesn’t take long to complete, watching your friends play it never stops being fun.

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Gameplanet
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2016

Like most other VR games, Rush of Blood is let down by the somewhat flaky tracking of your choice of controller, but it's still a gem (and another great one to inflict on others while you kick back and laugh).

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GameSpew
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 15, 2016

It’s got to be said that an immersive ‘light gun’ experience is perhaps the perfect use of VR, and Rush of Blood is a brilliant showcase of how well the technology works.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2016

There’s no real story, so any conclusions aren’t very meaningful. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give Until Dawn: Rush of Blood a chance. Rush of Blood is a good scare, creepy, extremely fun, and would make a great game to play around Halloween or just to show off the PlayStation VR’s capabilities.

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GamesRadar+
Oct 5, 2016

Horrifically brilliant, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is simultaneously what you want and don’t want VR horror to be. A blood-drenched fairground ride of cackling delight. Step right up.

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Digital Spy
Sep 26, 2016

If Supermassive could have laid off the stupid boss mechanics, this would have been a perfect VR horror game. It skilfully walks the line of tense, psychological horror and creepy, boo-scares for an experience that you won't forget for a while - in fact, we've dreamt about it. Damn those spiders.

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GameSkinny
Oct 24, 2016

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is a nod to arcade shooters on rails. The fun factor is strong with this one.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2016

Rush of Blood has employs an overbearing use of rote horror imagery, but its immediacy in VR makes it an effective horror game. Brevity aside Rush of Blood is a PlayStation VR game that you want to own, because it’s one of the best games to demo the PlayStation VR with.

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New Game Network
78 / 100
78 / 100
Oct 24, 2016

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is an engaging and entertaining horror launch title for the PlayStation VR.

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Stevivor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2016

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is a great little title that makes great use of virtual reality. It’s not as terrifying as you’ve been lead to believe, especially against the likes of Resident Evil 7. This is one to grab if you’re a fan of the franchise, or if you’re open to a jump scare here and there.

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Destructoid
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2016

If I had just seen Until Dawn: Rush of Blood sitting on a retail shelf, I would have skipped it. It sounds like a cash-in of the highest caliber, but the folks over at Supermassive managed to balance their IP and show restraint in a way that very few developers are capable of.

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NZGamer
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2016

Worth the price, worth the time, and worth the last level.

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TechRaptor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2016

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood may have almost nothing to do with the base game, but it's a genuinely fun on-rails shooter that shows off some great boss fights and scary moments.

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2016

A solid introduction to VR scares, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is a surreal and creepy experience that keeps you on the edge of the seat, though more could have been done to take horror games to the next level.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Oct 18, 2016

In many ways, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood succeeds despite itself.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 5, 2016

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood does nothing to sully Supermassive Games' fledgling series, and in fact it delivers an enjoyable rails-shooter that overcomes its lack of originality thanks in part to the novelty that virtual reality provides. It's not a long game, but there are different routes to explore, and multiple difficulty settings with online leaderboards to entice you back. As with the main game, though, it's the jump scares that are the real stars here – and they help this likeable launch title live up to its name.

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Press Start
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 13, 2016

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is a solid game. It doesn’t do anything ground-breaking, but it’s one of the better games in the PlayStation VR launch lineup.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 5, 2016

Rush of Blood isn’t particularly scary, unless you’re deathly afraid of some of the many different creatures and monsters that come your way, but it still makes for an entertaining few hours. Were it not on VR, this might easily be discarded and overlooked, but that simple fact makes it stand out. VR is a real opportunity for the revival of the light gun game, but where Time Crisis and House of the Dead played out on the small screen, Rush of Blood transports you right into the twisted world that Supermassive have created.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2016

A genuinely scary on-rails rollercoaster shooter, Rush of Blood takes Until Dawn in a new direction without losing any of the horror.

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Game Informer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2016

Rush of Blood is an unexpected direction for the follow-up to Until Dawn, but it’s a good, straightforward way to kick off PlayStation’s virtual reality initiative

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Digital Trends
Oct 12, 2016

'Until Dawn: Rush of Blood' expertly exploits VR to breathe terrifying new life into classic scare tactics.

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TrustedReviews
Oct 5, 2016

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is a good on-rails virtual reality shooter. At times the scares can feel cheap, and the fact that it uses the same scare over and over again means you’ll either get bored or annoyed by it.

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Next Gen Base
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2016

Functionally solid but ultimately repetitive, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is a good example of one of the types of VR game you can expect to play. These types of shooting galleries are a dime a dozen on Steam and the Oculus store, but this is a good example of how well they can be done, particularly when mixed with a bunch of horror elements. If you want something to scare the living daylights out of your house guests or people at a party, throw this on and watch them squirm!

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IBTimes UK
Oct 14, 2016

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood isn't genre-defining, nor is it a shining example of virtual reality at its best. It is, however, bloody good fun, and offers a more exciting introduction to virtual reality than the mini-game bundles dominating PSVR's launch line-up. It also demonstrates the potential that franchises like Time Crisis and House of the Dead have on PlayStation VR, possibly bringing a return to the arcade thrills not felt in gaming since we ditched coin-ops for consoles.

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Everyeye.it
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2016

Rush of Blood is a simple on-rail shooter. It is an interesting introduction to virtual reality, but nothing more. The (few) hours spent with it, however, are sufficiently scary and entertaining

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FourFaceButtons
65 / 100
65 / 100
Jan 22, 2018
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Saudi Gamer
3 / 5
3 / 5
Oct 27, 2016

As a VR experience it's an entertaining one that benefits from being in VR, but it's neither one you want to experience more than once nor one you'll remember for long.

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Game Rant
Oct 19, 2016

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood features a haunting atmosphere and plenty of scares, but the experience is hampered by a constant need to calibrate the hardware.

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IGN Spain
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2016

Until Dawn Rush of Blood it's a fun experience, but gets old too fast even while lasting only for two hours.

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games(TM)
6 / 10
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Top Critic

6 / 10
Dec 15, 2016

Daft, short-lived fun

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IGN
6 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2016

Even as a mere horror-flavored rail shooter lacking in any serious scares, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood isn’t terrible. Responsive, arcade-style shooting, the frequency of collectibles, optional side passages that add some sense of exploration to the linear rollercoaster, and an end-of-level letter grade system offer plenty of casual replayability. Coupled with its smooth, motion-based controls, and barring some of its weaker stages, Rush of Blood actually makes for a decently fun ride.

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Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
5 / 10
Oct 11, 2016

A rather staid lightgun game, with unexciting action and a lack of genuine horror. But the tech works well and the future potential is obvious.

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GameSpot
5 / 10
5 / 10
Oct 5, 2016

Rush of Blood can be completed in roughly an hour and a half, and though you can unlock a few alternate paths in a couple of levels, they generally lead to more of the same--just in a different arrangement. Rush of Blood has a disturbing flavor overall, but that alone can't save what amounts to a largely predictable experience filled with straightforward action, dumb enemies, and predictable frights.

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