Defector

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Tom Marks

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6.6 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2019

Defector is fun, but shallow mechanics and a brief, jumbled story keep it from being the appealing spy game it starts out as.

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8 / 10
Jul 11, 2019

Twisted Pixel Games and Oculus have created a wonderfully immersive and polished VR experience with Defector.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2019

Defector, although not without its flaws, is an action-shooter that takes advantage of VR very well and inserts narrative cues that should not be underestimated.

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75 / 100
Jul 22, 2019

Defector represents some of the best interactive elements in VR, with combat, gunplay, spycraft, and a little bit of puzzle work. While the wheels occasionally fall off on that puzzle aspect, and the story does feel a bit truncated, the ride is a blast while it lasts.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2019

Are you ready to play the role of a badass secret agent? Despite some undeniable flaws, Twisted Pixel's game let you do it with style. Poor interactivity with the environment and mini-games can awaken abruptly the player from the feeling of "presence", but the variety of action and a fair degree of replayability make Defector a remarkable example of a virtual reality mix, balanced between adventure and action.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2019

Defector does feel a bit like a skeletal VR tech demo rather than a fully-formed project, and that is what above all else separates it from the decidedly more sturdy, intuitive and entertaining Blood & Truth.

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