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Vigor had a decent idea, but it bungled the delivery in multiple ways. Base building is unforgivably dull and drawn out, while the player count is too low or the maps are too big so you can go multiple matches without encountering anyone. There is more fun to be found with the squad-based deathmatch mode, but not as much fun as you could have in countless other games in 2021.
Vigor is clunky and brutal. There is no satisfying single-player to fall back on, so every game session feels like a strain. It's a shame because the ideas are sound, and it could be great, but the poor mechanics torpedo any competitive urge you have going into it. Vigor's gunplay needs to improve drastically before it can start to accrue a real audience of passionate players.
Vigor has the potential to be a decent experience on Switch and there's no doubt it's central gameplay loops of stealthily scavenging for loot whilst avoiding other players and making a successful escape can be tense and absorbing. However, as things currently stand, there are a few too many bugs and technical issues for our liking and we'd recommend players wait for the FTP version to drop later in the year when some of these issues should have been worked out.
Vigor is another game that comes to join the Survival genre, trying to keep us several hours in front of our TV.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Vigor is a really good multiplayer survival game, but it lacks content to keep player engaged after 10-20 hours.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Vigor is an F2P shooter from the developers of DayZ, and while it features a lot of strong ideas, it ultimately can't pull it all together.
Vigor is an Xbox exclusive survival game. You need to gather resources, rebuild your home base and survuve the apocalypse. It can be considered 'DayZ mini' which focuses more on small groups on big maps and extraction instead of fighting.
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Sadly, Vigor is simply a pick up and go title, one you’ll probably play when you’re waiting on downloads to finish or simply waiting on your train, Uber, Lyft, or mode of transportation to arrive at your stopping point. Even with how intense matches can be, they’re not always guaranteed to be intense and it’s a real damn shame as the game has a lot of potential to really knock things out of the ballpark this time around.
Get grips for the Joy-Con joysticks. Shooters on Switch are hard at the best of times, and Vigor is no different. It plays similarly to PUBG, as discussed. Anyone who’s played PUBG, DayZ, or anything of that nature will know that accuracy is vital when involved in ranged combat. This is no different if you want to use your weapons to succeed in Vigor.
Vigor is a solid shooter looter that has a clear focus, a variety of distinct maps to play on and a background goal to work towards.