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Layers of Fear VR

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

33%

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General Information

Available on:HTC ViveDec 10, 2019
Oculus RiftDec 10, 2019

Developer: Incuvo S.A.

Publisher: Bloober Team SA

Genre: Adventure

Layers of Fear VR is a psychedelic horror game that pulls you into the depths of insanity. Now the critically acclaimed terror brings its constantly changing Victorian mansion to a tangibly horrifying Virtual Reality. Delve deep into the mind of an insane painter and discover the secret of his madness. Uncover the visions, fears and horrors that entwine the painter and finish the masterpiece he has strived so long to create. Layers of Fear VR is a first-person horror game built on a rich, dark story. Explore an environment overflowing with macabre artwork and unravel secrets through twisted puzzles. Take control of a painter seeking to create his magnum opus… before losing his mind in the process. The psychological horror of Layers of Fear will leave you questioning your own eyes and mind. Dare you help paint a true Masterpiece of fear? Put on your VR headset and discover what awaits… PSYCHEDELIC VR HORROR Terrifying twists and turns will leave you uncertain of what is real Explore the depths of madness within the painter’s mind A sense of insanity means each turn of the camera may completely change the look of your surroundings STORY-FOCUSED EXPLORATION Explore the environment to uncover the details of the painter’s dark and tragic past Uncover new secrets and details thanks to the VR technology Search through the Victorian mansion, follow the dark visions and see the story and secrets unfold VICTORIAN VIRTUAL REALITY Explore a game world inspired by masterpiece paintings, architecture and décor from the 19th century Numerous pieces of original art and music flesh out the story and environment The ever-changing Victorian-era mansion keeps you in suspense

Layers of Fear VR Critic Reviews

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Layers of Fear VR still manages to scare the crap out of you more often than not.

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Even with the reduction in graphical fidelity and the controller shortcomings, I still found LoFVR compelling to replay after five years from having played the original. The story is pretty good, but moreover I really liked the ever-changing mansion and Twilight Zone weirdness of it all. That kind of atmosphere and design lend themselves well to VR play, and to that end the game is interesting on PSVR, despite its shortcomings. Plus, at only $20, LoFVR is relatively light on the wallet for a few hours of spooky VR.

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Layers of Fear VR is a solid scary game for those who want to immerse themselves in a creepy and well-designed atmosphere. The game managed to keep my attention for the few hours that it lasts and manages to be a bit scarier in virtual reality especially with the excellent audio in the game. The downsides to it are that it looks worse than the non-VR version, relies on too many jump scares which cause them to become predictable, and the Move controllers take some getting used to. Bloober Team has made much better games since the original Layers of Fear but if you’re looking for a new horror VR title then this is a good one to try.

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If I had to tell you which version of Layers of Fear is my favorite, then Layers of Fear VR takes the cake. Not because it makes its pseudo-horror experience more immersive, but because I could occasionally forget about its mundane plot and dumb jumpscares and fool around with its silly physics and glitches in VR.

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