“Until Dawn: Rush Of Blood” is an on-rails horror shooter for the Playstation VR (PSVR). Developed by the team behind the PS4 survival horror hit “Until Dawn”, this game puts you in the role of an unnamed protagonist, riding a rollercoaster/ghost train called Rush of Blood. The ride appears to be haunted, and populated by psychopaths, ghost, zombies, and all manner of creepy creatures.
To defend yourself, you have 2 pistols with unlimited ammunition. You shoot enemies, who thanks to the nature of VR come at you from all angles, as the ride moves from location to location. Each stage reaches it’s crescendo with a boss battle, before you return to the games hub area to start the next one.
Visually, the game is excellent. The graphics are nicely done, with some superb animation. The fully 3 dimensional world generated by the VR headset really places you right into the action, and can certainly lead to more than a few jump scares actually being far more effective than they otherwise would be. The audio is also outstanding, with excellent 3-D positioning helping to create a truly immersive experience.
Sure, this is a genre of game that is inherently limited (being an on rails shooter), but there are multiple routes through the levels, collectables to find, and the sheer joy of improving your score to get you to come back for repeated sessions. Naturally, this is not a game for children, being quite gory and loaded with jump scares. Indeed, this game succeeds in being an entertaining horror show far better than many modern horror films do, IMHO.
Overall, if you have a PSVR (or are looking at buying one), and love horror then this is an essential purchase.
5/5 Fiends. Bloody good fun
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