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  • Summary: You’re Jack, an advanced cybernetic AI stationed at a mining facility on the rings of Saturn. Alongside Captain Olivia Rhodes, you’ll use your technical ingenuity and futuristic tools to overcome a variety of challenges and obstacles while you investigate a mysterious spatial anomaly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Aug 20, 2017
    100
    Ready at Dawn has created an experience that every Oculus Touch owner needs in their library, with the only negative point to the whole experience being that it ends.
  2. Sep 1, 2017
    90
    Simply put, Lone Echo is the best VR game ever released. An immersive experience with fantastic mechanics, and well-written that makes us almost forget we're in a video game. Brilliant!
  3. Jul 24, 2017
    90
    It’s difficult to convey Lone Echo’s level of immersion in words. It’s something you have to try for yourself. The game gets so many things right, from the player’s relationship with Captain Rhodes to the interactivity with the environment, that I’m willing to overlook its disappointing finale. For the first time ever, I truly felt like I was in space, an experience only made possible with the power of virtual reality. And for that, I can’t recommend Lone Echo enough.
  4. Oct 12, 2017
    90
    Lone Echo is therefore the killer application for Oculus Rift that many were waiting for, as well as one of the few truly Triple A products for Virtual Reality currently available on the market.
  5. Aug 1, 2017
    89
    Lone Echo and Echo Arena are the rare games that demonstrate the true value of VR and hand tracking. Its sense of movement feels great, and it couldn’t exist in any other way. Lone Echo’s well-acted story and interesting environments move at a slow enough pace that you can soak it all in and appreciate the sensation of virtual weightlessness before jumping into the fast, sweaty, competitive action of Echo Arena. The fact that you can experience the multiplayer without even buying it means it’s one of the first things any Oculus Rift owner should download.
  6. Aug 16, 2017
    88
    Lone Echo is an incredible leap forward for VR via its ability to capture both zero gravity and space environments. It does have its fair share of interaction and progression bugs, but not enough to significantly detract from something truly special. Those prone to motion sickness, ease into it.
  7. Jul 20, 2017
    85
    Lone Echo is a landmark achievement in three key areas of the VR experience: locomotion, UI, and interaction. The winning blend of intuitive movement, discovery-based gameplay and character-driven storytelling create a compelling sense of presence that few VR games could hope to match, while the considered pacing gives it a fresh identity. I hate to mark it down on such a trivial aspect as length, but the package simply feels incomplete, rounding off in the second act and depriving you of both the narrative and mechanical evolutions I was expecting to encounter in the third. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that I expect its sequel to be one of VR’s very best.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Jul 28, 2017
    10
    One of the first VR titles to really get everything right - graphics/visuals, story, movement mechanics, and engaging game-play. Actually twoOne of the first VR titles to really get everything right - graphics/visuals, story, movement mechanics, and engaging game-play. Actually two games in one! An engaging single player space adventure and a great multiplayer zero-g "Ender's Game" like battle arena e-sport game. Kudos to the developer! They really nailed it, especially the feeling of playing in a zero G environment without the nausea. it is games like this that will really help drive VR sales as once you've had a taste of this kind of immersion in VR gaming, you'll never want to go back to a flat monitor ever again! Expand
  2. Apr 26, 2018
    10
    Wow. The game was so impressive and great. Just finished it. Really love the story. No nausea.
  3. Aug 3, 2017
    10
    Yes, the graphics are beautiful, the gameplay is consistently enjoyable, and the motion is fluid and graceful without causing sickness, butYes, the graphics are beautiful, the gameplay is consistently enjoyable, and the motion is fluid and graceful without causing sickness, but the joy of Lone Echo is the relationship between Capt. Olivia (Liv) and her AI assistant Jack (you). The human connection you form together - YOU form together, not the characters form with each other - is almost unmatched by any other relationship in gaming. This is on level with the Witcher 3 in terms of emotional investment and realistic dialogue.

    Another incredible aspect of Lone Echo is how you can shape Jack through your dialogue choices. Does he remain steadfastly adherent to protocol, save for in the most dire of circumstances, or does Liv's habit of risky improvisation rub off on him? Does he understand humor? Would he adhere to his stated purpose forever, or would he - if the moment was right - define a better one? It's entirely up to you.

    Lone Echo is VR with a soul.
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  4. Apr 7, 2021
    9
    Lone Echo | 2016 | PC | Played for: 8h

    Up to HL:Alyx this was the defining VR gaming experience. The controls, graphics, attention to
    Lone Echo | 2016 | PC | Played for: 8h

    Up to HL:Alyx this was the defining VR gaming experience.
    The controls, graphics, attention to detail, interesting story, all add up nicely in a very engaging package that will keep you hooked for 6+ hours.

    Anyone who enjoys space exploration, is curious where AI might lead us or just wants to drift in zero gravity, welcome aboard!

    Story: 9/10
    Gameplay: 9/10
    Graphics/Physics: 9,6/10
    Music/Sound: 8/10
    Overall: 9,05/10
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  5. Sep 13, 2017
    9
    Really impressed with this VR title....it's well ahead of all the other titles I own in terms of the feeling of immersion and use of VR toReally impressed with this VR title....it's well ahead of all the other titles I own in terms of the feeling of immersion and use of VR to accentuate the gameplay. Character dialog and story is interesting and well done and the full experience is both polished and looks great. The added bonus of the Echo Arena multiplayer which is intense is just icing of the cake...can't tell you how many times I've smacked my hands off my low ceiling in my VR playspace. Expand
  6. Sep 17, 2017
    8
    Once you get past the first couple of drab hours where you're basically doing virtual labor on a space station, it get interesting. Even theOnce you get past the first couple of drab hours where you're basically doing virtual labor on a space station, it get interesting. Even the mechanics seem to get more interesting, as they are tied up on more interesting jobs and functions.

    It's not the most diverse game, and the ending is a bit abrupt. But the gameplay certainly improved as the game went along and the story also improved quite a bit.
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  7. Nov 14, 2017
    0
    This game is your typical tried and true space genre game and adds nothing new to the genre. Unfortunately, this game still has a few bugs. OnThis game is your typical tried and true space genre game and adds nothing new to the genre. Unfortunately, this game still has a few bugs. On top of that, the game is way too short. It's sad to say that It's definitely not worth the price. Expand

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