Death Horizon – Oculus Go Game Review
Oculus Go is a standalone VR console, which means it doesn’t need to be connected to a PC, PlayStation or phone in order to work – just put on the headset (with sound devices included) and you’re good to go! Naturally, one of the most popular game genres – zombie games – has also found its way to this relatively new console.
Mop up and come home
Death Horizon is a game made by London-based Dream Dev Studio in 2017 and released for Oculus Go in March, 2018. Your job as a soldier is to ‘wipe’ the secret research station from zombies – former researchers – as the deadly T12 virus has broken free and turned them all into brain-munching undead.
It’s classified as a rail shooter, which means players choose when to shoot but have little to no influence on the direction their characters are going to take – more often than not the only time when players get to make their choice is when they face a fork in the road and have to decide which path they’re going to take. In this particular game, there is one such situation but, no matter which one is picked, the ending is ultimately the same for both.
One very obvious ‘feature’ is the absolute lack of any kind of inventory – aside from your starting assault rifle, when you shoot all your extra gun bullets, you will have to replace them with another one from the ten different types of weapon found along the way. The game has no upgrade possibilities whatsoever, and with the highly linear ‘storyline’, there is not much to do in single player mode once you’ve completed the approximately one-hour-long campaign, aside from the co-op and multiplayer modes.
The graphics are very good for a VR mobile game, but the controls are what bothers players, since they seem to be quite clunky. It might be fun to run a couple of times but, considering the repetitiveness of the game, it’s doubtful that it’s going to stick with you for longer periods of time, so we give it a solid 6/10.