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The American Dream

Samurai Punk
Mar 14, 2018 - Meta Quest, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR

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80 / 100
65 / 100
Gaming Nexus
6.5 / 10
Digital Chumps
7.5 / 10
7 / 10
Video Chums
5.9 / 10
9 / 10
Use a Potion
8.1 / 10
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Critic Reviews for The American Dream

With a message that is guaranteed to piss off half of the American populous in a hilariously vicious way, The American Dream is one of the most entertaining games in the virtual reality space. What it lacks in longevity, it makes up for in snappy writing, unique aesthetics, and excellent voiceover. Come for the gunplay, stay for man's best friend, Buddy.

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The American Dream runs out of steam towards the end, and the later levels reflect that.

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Once you get past the hook in The American Dream, there is a decent VR shooting gallery to enjoy; but even that is derailed by the pacing, with the best bits too few and far between.

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The American Dream presents a slice of Americana in which guns are fetishized to their idiotic maximum; guns for cooking, guns for dancing, guns for marrying, and guns for childbirth. While The American Dream's action is adjacent to conventional VR shooting galleries, its vicious political commentary satirizes gun culture and leaves no survivors. The obliteration of reality appears to be a natural side effect of defending the indefensible.

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Strap in and shoot your way through a satirical look at 1950s America and its absurd gun culture

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Guns are stupid and so is this game.

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Unknown Author
9 / 10.0

The American Dream is a VR experience worth playing through. It’ll make you laugh and occasionally, a little embarrassed too. It’s a strange game but one that no VR owner should miss. There are many reasons to own a PlayStation VR and The American Dream is yet another one.

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Unknown Author
8.1 / 10.0
Use a Potion

The American Dream takes the traditional shooting mechanics of a virtual reality title and does something completely different with them, offering an experience that blends together a humorous narrative with a wide range inventive little scenarios. From the outside it'd be easy to see it as just another shooter, but it's so much more than that – it's a hell of a lot of fun too, and a surprisingly meaty experience. It does have some issues here and there, with the game forcing me to restart a few chapters during my initial playthrough, whilst the overall message behind it all might not necessarily be for everyone. If you enjoy dark humour with a satirical twist, creative shooting mechanics and a personality-filled world though, you won't want to miss out on The American Dream.

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