Percentile Rank

Farpoint is ranked in the 45th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 52 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

24%

Critics Recommend

Based on 52 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
May 16, 2017

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

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TrustedReviews
Unscored
Unscored
May 14, 2017

I had fun with my first run through Farpoint's single player and the experience in co-op is just as great. Again the blurriness in VR when aiming isn't ideal, but the core gameplay is so satisfying when shooting stuff I tend to overlook it, plus the AIM controller needs to be the new standard controller for any VR FPS games.

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Washington Post
Unscored
Unscored
May 16, 2017

A reason to dust off that VR headset you got for Christmas

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ACG
Rent
ACG

Top Critic

Rent
May 17, 2017
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Player2.net.au
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 10, 2017

Though Farpoint doesn’t boast much depth, and at times it feels like little more than a shooting gallery, Farpoint stands as a pivotal milestone in the journey of VR as a viable, successful platform.

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Scored Reviews

Entertainment Buddha
92 / 100
92 / 100
May 25, 2017

Farpoint for the PSVR is probably what most people envisioned when this era of virtual video games was first announced. Simply put, this is the game that justifies a PSVR purchase. A system seller if you will.

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Pure Playstation
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 22, 2017

Farpoint is a must-have game for any PSVR owner - so long as you're willing to drop the cash on the gun bundle. The story is good enough for what it sets out to do, but it's the meaty single-player offering and the online co-op that propels Farpoint to the higher reaches of the VR stratosphere.

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IGN Italy
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
May 18, 2017

Farpoint is the perfect crossover between arcade light gun shooters à la The House of the Dead and old-school First Person Shooters. The result is a jaw-dropping experience that truly becomes unparalleled thanks to the power of VR and to the quality of the Aim Controller peripheral: this might be the first full blown traditional game 100% built around VR, and despite a few shortcomings you literally won't believe your eyes. In its own ways, Farpoint truly takes the shooter genre to a whole new level: if this is not a killer application, we're pretty close to that.

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Stevivor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 16, 2017

Judged as a shooter, Farpoint is as generic as they get; thankfully, Impulse Gear's effort has other things going for it. ... If you've a PlayStation VR, this is definitely one for the library.

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Elite Gamer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2017

A player may well forget that VR gaming is still in its infancy... Farpoint will certainly dull with time as the genre fully matures but it’s an important title.

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TechRaptor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2017

A bit of refinement and more unique situations could have made this a real classic, but Farpoint still succeeds in bringing first person shooters into VR with some fast gameplay and smart use of controls.

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Areajugones
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 16, 2017

Farpoint is the most ambicious proyect that PlayStation VR has right now. This game goes beyond the experience with the new Aim Controller and the possibilities in Farpoint are huge.

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Gameplanet
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 29, 2017

Farpoint is a generic shooter with a cool aim-down-sights mechanic that's elevated by its great story and affecting cutscenes.

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NEOsite
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 20, 2017

Awesome start for the new controller, but not without its faults. Using the Aim is wonderfully natural and it's great. I'm waiting for the next games for this piece of gear!

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JVL
16 / 20
JVL
L_sK

Top Critic

16 / 20
May 17, 2017

We loved Farpoint since we first played it at the E3 2016. After cleaning this uncharted planet from arachnids for 5 hours, we have never been disappointed. Classical? Yes. No point without Virtual Reality? Definitely. But we are here to judge the final product as it was designed, which means for Virtual Reality. Impulse Gear's small team released a highly immersive action game and a must-play on PlayStation VR. There is still efforts needed on situations and the length of the game to further develop the characters and the story. But for a first try, the basis is really strong. Moreover, you can extend the experience thanks to the cooperative mode, which is a total success despite a limited number of maps. As for the Aim Controller, it will be hard to play without it and we hope others FPS will follow this path. Farpoint, or the new VR reference.

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Digitally Downloaded
May 25, 2017

If you're going to play Farpoint, then be absolutely sure that you get the lightgun. It adds everything to the experience, making the game one of the most immersive and fundamentally enjoyable shooters that I've ever played.

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The Games Machine
7.9 / 10.0
The Games Machine
Danilo Dellafrana

Top Critic

7.9 / 10.0
May 18, 2017

Farpoint makes you truly feel like a badass space marine, like no other game before. It's a pretty short experience, the gameplay is pretty basic and the bundle with the Aim Controller it's not cheap. But it's one hell of a ride.

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GamePro
78 / 100
78 / 100
May 16, 2017

With the Aim-Controller, Farpoint is a short and intense experience, that lacks depth of gameplay.

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IGN Spain
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 16, 2017

Farpoint is a must have for anyone who decided to buy Sony's virtual reality glasses for their PS4. It is a title that is enjoyed and much, because it offers an experience that until now was unthinkable. It is not perfect, of course, and it has its faults and strikes, but it can be the way to go in the action genre of virtual reality.

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LevelUp
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jan 17, 2018

Farpoint is weak as a shooter but strong as one of the most complete PS VR experiences. Playing it with DualShock 4 is acceptable but definitively the best way to shoot aliens is with the terrific PS VR Aim Controller. If you put aside the boring level design you'll have pretty good shooting action with the additional challenges.

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Hobby Consolas
77 / 100
Hobby Consolas
Hobbyconsolas.com

Top Critic

77 / 100
May 16, 2017

Farpoint makes a great use of PSVR Aim controller as a virtual gun, but the game is too short, levels feel empty and gameplay is simple. It is fun to play, but not the game that would make you buy the headset.

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IGN
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 18, 2017

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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Polygon
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 16, 2017

Farpoint may seem basic in a few years, but it nails stuff a lot of VR games haven't figured out

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 17, 2017

Farpoint is a long awaited title for PSVR, and one that does as many things right as it does wrong. It's as revolutionary as it is dated, being a necessary forward step in the evolution of virtual reality, but ultimately a game that will be as forgotten as any console's launch titles. The gunplay and story are both good experiences, but decidedly separate from one another. Farpoint is best experienced with the Aim controller, ending up as a game that highlights the amazingly immersive capabilities of this new peripheral while never really making a strong mark for itself.

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Cerealkillerz
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2017

Without mentioning the co-op, Farpoint offers not enough to keep you hooked in it's shallow world for more than 4-6 hours.

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NZGamer
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
May 23, 2017

An average first-person shooter redeemed by the Aim Controller accessory.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 16, 2017

With Farpoint, Impulse Gear set out to achieve a goal: to create a traditional first person shooter that works in virtual reality. In that respect, the game is a major success. Although not as fully-featured as its non-VR contemporaries, it captures those essential elements and makes them work in a space that doesn't require overt tracks of handrails. The joy of cranking headshots and feeling like a real-life space marine is a novelty, but one that will eventually wear off. When it does, Farpoint becomes less remarkable, though its immersive Aim controller gunplay definitely gives it the edge over every other shooter currently available for PlayStation VR.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 18, 2017

Justin Clark completed Farpoint's campaign in about five and a half hours and spent another two fooling around in Challenge mode--and didn't even have to take a Dramamine this time.

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PlayStation Universe
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 16, 2017

Beyond its central conceit of virtual-reality shooting, Farpoint is the very definition of mediocre. But that shooting--especially in Cooperative Mode--is compelling, well-executed, and undeniably fun.

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Game Informer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 16, 2017

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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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 15, 2017

My enjoyment of Farpoint is inherently tethered to my experience with it in VR. As a shooter it's only slightly above average. But the team was able to incorporate various elements of sight, sound, and touch (by way of the Aim Controller) to elevate it. Here's hoping that more games actually make use of it.

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Impulsegamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
May 20, 2017

In the end, Farpoint is an engaging game that although doesn't push the boundaries of what VR is capable of, it still delivers a fun yet ultimately short VR experience on the PlayStation 4. Overall, it's a fun premise with some really intense battles as you use the Aim Controller to take on an almost never ending hoard of aliens with an interesting yet cliched story as its backdrop.

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Attack of the Fanboy
May 22, 2017

What would be a middle of the road shooter becomes something more thanks to PSVR and the Aim Controller. More than a tech demo, it's a big moment for VR gaming, but still not worth it for everyone.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 17, 2017

If it wasn't playable in VR, Farpoint would be an average and quite basic first person shooter... but it is in VR, and once you put the PSVR on your head and the Aim Controller in your hands, it really makes a difference. We can feel that there is so much better things to come for VR shooters in the future, but for now, even with its flaws, Farpoint is unmissable if you already own a PSVR.

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Words About Games
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 22, 2017

As a first-person shooter, Farpoint is serviceable. As a true first-person virtual reality shooter it’s a very encouraging starting point. As a proof of concept for Sony’s new aim controller peripheral it’s a revelation.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 16, 2017

Farpoint leans on novelty to make up for its shortcomings elsewhere, but wielding the PlayStation VR Aim Controller is such a unique experience that it papers over some dated game design. The story is cheesy but has some nice moments, and the action really ramps up towards the tail of the campaign. With an arcade mode and co-op included, Impulse Gear's inaugural outing is a fulfilling offering, and while there are obvious improvements that could be made, there's enough here to prove that blockbuster first-person shooters could find a home on PlayStation VR yet.

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Saudi Gamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 10, 2017

One of most immersive VR games where you'll feel like you're really fighting aliens, but the repetitive gameplay with its horde of enemies wears you down after some time.

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Press Start
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 16, 2017

Farpoint is the first game that has made me believe that fully-fledged games could make use of the technology in order to provide a better experience. It's the most in-control I've felt whilst playing a game and without doubt the most I've ever felt immersed in a game world. Farpoint definitely doesn't have the most interesting story, and there's still some issues surrounding the length due to the fact that it is a full-priced game, but Farpoint is going to give gamers a world of hope, when it comes to VR.

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Everyeye.it
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 16, 2017

Presented as the first blockbuster for PlayStation VR, Farpoint is an interesting title. The game starts brilliantly, astonishes the player thanks to an unexpectedly pleasing tale, and shows an impressive use of the PlayStation Aim. Being an peculiar combination of an FPS and on-rail shooters, the gameplay works very well, but Farpoint loses grip in the last part of its adventure. It runs too fast, renounces to present original and interesting situations, but also to narrate a strong and convincing ending.

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Screen Rant
May 15, 2017

Farpoint pushes the VR shooter genre where it needs to go and lays foundation for what these sorts of games can and should be going forward.

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Critical Hit
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 25, 2017

Farpoint makes the act of shooting feel exhilarating and accurate with the new Aim Controller, but just about everything else in this first-person shooter fails to live up to the billing PlayStation VR desperately need. A trite, boring shooter wrapped up with some poor decision designs and frequent bugs that's just incredibly disappointing.

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WellPlayed
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 25, 2017

Farpoint is an immersive and memorable experience...only when played with the AIM controller

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Daily Mirror
May 23, 2017

Although Farpoint is the best VR game we've seen for a while, it's not the system seller that Sony really should have come up with by now.

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Digital Trends
May 15, 2017

'Farpoint' brings sharp shooting to PSVR, but still falls flat when compared to non-VR AAA shooters.

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God is a Geek
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 16, 2017

Farpoint isn't bad, and to PSVR players who've never experienced anything like it, it may resonate harder. But know that there's far better out there in the same space.

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

6 / 10
May 17, 2017

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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Digital Spy
Dec 24, 2016

Farpoint proves that first-person shooters very much can work on PlayStation VR, but it never feels like this even believes itself that it's the definitive one. While Farpoint is certainly a fun adventure that you'll have a lot of laughs, and frights, with, there's little of narrative or strategic originality here and the idea that this will have a long life of competitive multiplayer seems to be hopeful at best.

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USgamer
May 16, 2017

Farpoint is a game that does it's job well, showing off PlayStation VR and the PlayStation VR Aim Controller. The act of shooting feels great and intuitive in the game thanks to the controller. Unfortunately, while VR adds to the experience, it doesn't hide what's a fairly rote and basic shooter from an earlier era of gaming.

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EGM
6 / 10.0
Ray Carsillo

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
May 18, 2017

Farpoint is another perfect example of a VR game with solid ideas and spotty execution. There is a core of good gunplay and decent story, but the game quickly becomes one-dimensional in its approach, and finds a way to feel like a grind despite its short campaign.

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Post Arcade (National Post)
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 23, 2017

If you plan to buy Sony's short, pricey, and unimaginative VR shooter, best to think of it as an investment in a pretty awesome gun peripheral

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GameMAG
5 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

5 / 10
Jun 3, 2017

Despite our hopes, Farpoint is boring first person shooter for PSVR, that lacks interesting combat situations and deep story.

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Guardian
May 17, 2017

Developer Impulse Gear has made an earnest attempt at a VR version of Halo, but the game, and its strange PlayStation Aim Controller, fall short of the target

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