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Available on:PlayStation VRMay 16, 2017

Developer: Impulse Gear

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America

Genre: First-Person Shooter

Farpoint is a riveting VR space adventure set on a hostile alien planet. On a mission to pick up scientists studying an anomaly near Jupiter, a sudden rupture nearby sends you and their station crashing onto an unknown alien world. Separated from your colleagues, you must use holographic logs scattered throughout the landscape to reunite with the scientists and escape the planet. Explore and discover the secrets of the planet, blasting your way through hordes of indigenous and alien life as you keep moving to survive.

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No Recommendation / Blank

PlayStation VR gets some much-needed support from Sony, but unfortunately Farpoint is a hollow novelty.

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Farpoint is more than a proof of concept or another tech demo for virtual reality. Despite its predictable and unsatisfying story and hard-to-ignore bugs, it's a full-fledged sci-fi shooter that feels fantastic to play with Sony's high-quality PSVR Aim Controller (and slightly awkward without it). Several smart control options and design choices cater to a variety of different types of players, and the gunplay is second to none in VR. If I were to recommend one shooter to a PSVR owner, this would be it.

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6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Sony's big budget VR game has a lot of novelty value but only manages to combine the worst elements of first person shooters and lightgun games.

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Farpoint may not move the needle as a shooter, but it's a sound VR experience if you can deal with the slight simulation sickness caused by the locomotion

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