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Unearthing Mars (VR)

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Based on 6 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation VRMar 7, 2017

Developer: Winking Skywalker Entertainment

Genre: Adventure

Unearthing Mars is a VR adventure game set on the mysterious Red Planet. As Co-Pilot of the retrieval team, the player will have the full experience of a space explorer on Mars. Unearthing Mars provides hours of unique gameplay experiences, ranging from navigating a landing craft through a sandstorm to driving a Mars rover. From puzzle-solving to first-person shooting, the game will allow players to resolve challenges from a variety of game genres. Gameplay: Story -- Unravel the mysteries of Phobos Simulation -- Experience space flight and landing through the cockpit Driving Simulation -- Explore the Red Planet with the rover vehicle Puzzle -- Solve the remnant puzzles of Phobos FPS -- Battle against cryptic alien beings
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GDC 2016: PlayStation VR Unearthing Mars Trailer

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Unearthing Mars takes you on a journey from your living room to the red planet in 10 short levels. Push a few buttons, twiddle some knobs and that's about all there is to this title.

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Unearthing Mars switches gameplay styles a little too often to be consistent, and none of the ones it switches to really carry the game. It looks nice, but that's about all I have to say for it.

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Stuart
5 / 10
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I'm not a fan of the teleporting mechanics but found that after a while I got used to it, but the lack of free roam and just specific points to teleport to kinda kills it for me. If you have run out of PS VR experiences and this one is on sale, then you'll probably be able to justify the purchase. But as is, you'd be better off spending your hard-earned money on something else.

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I'd say Unearthing Mars is well worth a couple of hours away from the real world. It's rough around the edges, but there are some great ideas at play and an enjoyable adventure to be had.

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