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  • Summary: I Expect You to Die is a virtual reality (VR) escape-the-room puzzle game that lets you step into the world of an elite secret agent. Survive a series of deadly situations in dangerous locales. Complete each mission using bravery, cunning and a top secret device that gives you the power ofI Expect You to Die is a virtual reality (VR) escape-the-room puzzle game that lets you step into the world of an elite secret agent. Survive a series of deadly situations in dangerous locales. Complete each mission using bravery, cunning and a top secret device that gives you the power of telekinesis. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 24, 2018
    88
    I Expect You to Die provides everything I want in VR room escape type of game. Objects are easy to manipulate, the puzzles don't require great leaps of non-intuitive logic to solve, and the experience itself is quite entertaining. It can look spendy at full price, but it's on Steam so it' just a matter of waiting for a sale.
  2. Dec 5, 2016
    80
    Depending on how skilled you are with puzzle solving (and how good you are with your hands if you're using the Touch), I Expect You To Die could last you several hours or a few days. But what I can really get down with is that even after I had finished the handful of scenarios, I anxiously wanted to see how others would approach the same concepts, and tried out a few new tactics of my own.
  3. Dec 15, 2016
    80
    Through well designed puzzles, intense escape room scenarios, and a kineticism absent in video games on standard screens, I Expect You to Die knows exactly how to leverage the magic of VR, and proves it almost every step of the way.
  4. May 3, 2019
    80
    For a lot of games, the trade-off between power and portability from PC VR to standalone will be a matter of personal preference. In the case of I Expect You To Die, this is unquestionably the best way to play one of VR’s best puzzle games. Schell Games hasn’t sacrificed a slither of the original game’s charm in order to fit it onto the hardware. Zany puzzles and laughs await you in I Expect You To Die, making this one of Quest’s must-see launch titles.
  5. Dec 6, 2016
    76
    Kudos to Schell Games. The “Escape the Room” concept works well with VR, while the puzzle experience is immersive and the Oculus Touch controls are intuitive and spot-on.
  6. Edge Magazine
    Feb 15, 2017
    70
    Another slight VR release that serves as an excellent proof of concept but disappoints by not following through. [Feb 2017, p.120]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jul 5, 2019
    10
    A series of absolutely brilliant, well polished puzzles that are extremely fun to explore in an immersive environment. The nature of a seatedA series of absolutely brilliant, well polished puzzles that are extremely fun to explore in an immersive environment. The nature of a seated VR experience is taken advantage of, with every tiny bit of the game feeling extremely smooth and polished. There was also very little negative possibility space; solutions to the escape rooms were vast and branching, with a vague linear structure that could be approached from a variety of angles. Lastly, the humorous part of the game sincerely brought me joy; which is extremely rare in video games nowadays, I find. I don’t know what causes so many developers to have such dry senses of humor and direction, but whatever it is, the team behind I Expect you to Die avoided it. Expand
  2. Jan 8, 2022
    9
    I really enjoyed this game, the puzzles felt hard but fair, and when I finally finished the game I felt so accomplished. Also the intro is amazing
  3. Jan 20, 2019
    8
    I Expect You To Die is a very good puzzle game that plays like escape the room kind of game. Gameplay is intuitive, puzzles are very logicalI Expect You To Die is a very good puzzle game that plays like escape the room kind of game. Gameplay is intuitive, puzzles are very logical and sometimes have an alternative solution. Also it has the best cinematic intro I've ever seen in a videogame) Expand
  4. Apr 14, 2021
    7
    As much as I would like, this game did not get my interest for long. The levels are pretty unique, gameplay might appeal to some, butAs much as I would like, this game did not get my interest for long. The levels are pretty unique, gameplay might appeal to some, but compatibility with Oculus on PC was terrible and I got bored after the 3 first maps. It's more of a preference, so if you are into escape room/problem solving it could be interesting. Yet, for me i prefer less static gameplay. Expand
  5. Apr 2, 2022
    5
    Only fun if you are psychic or just enjoy repeating the same levels over and over. The whole game is trial and error. The levels all haveOnly fun if you are psychic or just enjoy repeating the same levels over and over. The whole game is trial and error. The levels all have steps you have to figure out and do in a specific order. Usually if you do something wrong you will instantly die and have to start the level all over again. Or if you do something too slowly you will die and have to start the level all over again. Example: In one level you have to make a chemical that eats metal. It requires reading a poster to find the correct combination of colored vials, then making a batch of colored vials, then grabbing the correct combination of colored vials, then putting them all in the mixing machine, then pressing a button, then finally grabbing the final mixture. And the very end of the level, the game gives you about 10 seconds to make a 2nd batch of the stuff unexpectedly. So if you didn't happen to know ahead of time that you would need the mixture again, you will fail because of running out of time and have to do the ENTIRE mission over again. The whole game is full of moments like this where if you don't already know exactly what to do within seconds, guess what, you're doing the whole level over again. Expand
  6. Oct 11, 2021
    4
    I can't recommend this experience. It has a unique idea, and to some degree - does it very well in practice, but largely it is a frustratingI can't recommend this experience. It has a unique idea, and to some degree - does it very well in practice, but largely it is a frustrating game with passable controls and game loop. Expand