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  • Summary: BONEWORKS is an Experimental Physics VR Adventure. Use found physics weapons, tools, and objects to fight across dangerous playscapes and mysterious architecture.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Dec 10, 2019
    80
    Boneworks never sweeps you away on the same kind of rollercoaster ride its biggest influences charted, but you’d be hardpressed not to get carried away on its own journey; one of interactive wizardry, devilishly gratifying combat and stunning physical authenticity, even if that occasionally works against you. Ultimately it might not be the VR shooter to turn the heads of the masses, but if you want to see where that future lies, you can’t miss Boneworks.
  2. Dec 15, 2019
    79
    Boneworks' ambitious physics simulation of everything is a lot of VR fun when you get creative with it, but doesn't always work as well as you'd hope.
  3. Dec 20, 2019
    75
    With a really impressive engine that shines from physic awareness and realism, Boneworks brings a nice VR experience but fails to deliver a complete and bug-free game.
  4. Dec 19, 2019
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Dec 11, 2019
    60
    The totality of the game lacks effective pacing as it bounces back and forth from puzzle to combat with little sense of synergy and no apparent climax. For those that are compelled by Boneworks' combat, the Arena and Sandbox modes offer up a great opportunity for extended gameplay, though we would have liked to see an emphasis on user-generated levels so that the community might flesh out concepts that didn't hit their stride in the campaign.
  6. Jan 7, 2020
    60
    Despite its frustrations and some half-measure design, Boneworks is still a game that is easy to recommend for VR fans. There's a lot about its immersion that other VR games could learn from, and hopefully build an overall better game around.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 42
  2. Negative: 6 out of 42
  1. Feb 19, 2020
    10
    I have 70 Hours currently and I have to say Boneworks has done everything that everyone has been doing wrong. The full body with accurateI have 70 Hours currently and I have to say Boneworks has done everything that everyone has been doing wrong. The full body with accurate tracking makes you feel like you are in the game. Whilest everyone ignores the physics and just talks about how this has a bad story whilest you have to have played the other games to understand the story. The combat felt good and satisfying tho the only enemy that was a bit hard to beat was the Zombie wich throws meta corruptions and the Omnimen. The only thing that hasnt been so great is that when you hold a enemy that it/he moves around alot and makes it very non fitting on how this game works. Relative from this I would say this is a 9/10! As most bugs are fixed and a Save Checkpoint system has been added the game is the Half Life of VR and has to get more attention from the real media critics who dont just base a game on if you get sick or not. Expand
  2. Dec 13, 2019
    10
    To preface, if you do not have your VR legs (you get nauseous quickly, cannot gauge your room in VR or just can't use locomotion.) do not playTo preface, if you do not have your VR legs (you get nauseous quickly, cannot gauge your room in VR or just can't use locomotion.) do not play this game. It is made clear that this game is not for you.

    Boneworks is the best VR title I have played.

    First let's start with the good things about this game:

    -Physics Engine
    The Physics Engine in this game is a first in VR and will be unrivaled for quite some time. Like most games when you see a problem that needs to be solved, you come up with a solution. A first for VR, whatever solution you have is correct and can be done.

    -Weapons
    The weapons in this game are on par with H3. They feel real and they feel good. The rifles especially feel good because of the weight they have compared to other weapons like pistols. The melee weapons are also enjoyable to use. My favorite has to be the half sword!

    -Character Body
    This is definitely a controversial thing to include but it really does feel right. Too many VR games just feature hands as your method of control. Comparing that to Boneworks, the full body really brings presence and immersion into the gameworld. You ask yourself, how can I use my arms and legs to solve this level.

    Just one bad thing:

    -Story
    The plot of the game was a bit lacking leaving the player confused about their part in it. Although lacking, I am positive they will bring some kind of expansion to it in later updates.

    All in all, for about 15 hours of Story Content (If you want to get the developer gadgets) and endless time spent sandboxing the beautifully crafted levels, Boneworks is a MUST buy for Headset Owners (As long as you have your VR Legs) especially considering its price tag of $30.
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  3. Dec 10, 2019
    10
    This is the future of gaming.
    The physics is so realistic that you will forget that is not real.
    The feeling of using hands in virtual
    This is the future of gaming.
    The physics is so realistic that you will forget that is not real.
    The feeling of using hands in virtual reality is something awesome, every gamer must try this to understand. Don't look at videos because is something to live not to watch.
    You will be sucked in this reality.
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  4. Feb 5, 2020
    9
    This is a very Unique experience. It is the game, that can be possible only in VR. Realisic phisics is not a game feature here, it is the gameThis is a very Unique experience. It is the game, that can be possible only in VR. Realisic phisics is not a game feature here, it is the game so to say. You experiment with it, trck it and have a good fun with it. Game has a great atmosphere, interesting lore and pretty good OST. The only drag here is the story. It is there, but it develops so slow and it is really a shame, cause it could be something very unusual. But we have what we have. A potential killer of HL: Alyx. Alyx would be very hard to stand its ground, when something like boneworks is around. Expand
  5. Dec 11, 2019
    8
    The story is not really explained at the intro to the game. I would have liked some clue as to what my goal in the game is other than aThe story is not really explained at the intro to the game. I would have liked some clue as to what my goal in the game is other than a cryptic intro video. The physics and actually being in a body in VR is just incredibly well done. The movement and environment interaction is how all first person VR games should be. It is very easy to learn and comfortable. Expand
  6. Aug 10, 2020
    8
    This is the most realistic VR game in terms of body presence and freedom of interaction. The story is well written but requires lots ofThis is the most realistic VR game in terms of body presence and freedom of interaction. The story is well written but requires lots of digging (similar to FNAF). There could be more content for the price but they update the game every few months and there is quite a budding mod scene. Expand
  7. Dec 18, 2019
    3
    Game has almost no content, feels like a demo. The campaign is very short and the enemies are terrible, the sandbox was fun at the start thenGame has almost no content, feels like a demo. The campaign is very short and the enemies are terrible, the sandbox was fun at the start then got boring fast. Expand

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