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  • Summary: [Requires Oculus Quest] WARFARE HAS EVOLVED. You are a Phantom: an elite covert operative with one night to prevent all-out war. Dispatched into hostile wetlands in your military kayak, utilise weapons and equipment to neutralise the enemy threat. Engage targets lethally or infiltrate[Requires Oculus Quest] WARFARE HAS EVOLVED. You are a Phantom: an elite covert operative with one night to prevent all-out war. Dispatched into hostile wetlands in your military kayak, utilise weapons and equipment to neutralise the enemy threat. Engage targets lethally or infiltrate unnoticed from the shadows. This is stealth action redefined. DEADLIER ON WATER. Discover innovative VR traversal using your military kayak to freely and stealthily move across the water. BECOME A PHANTOM. Experience the tension and thrill of becoming a lethal military asset – everything is 1:1, delivering a new level of VR immersion. Expand
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  1. Jun 26, 2020
    90
    Phantom Covert Ops isn’t a simple VR experiment, proof-of-concept, or a short VR title that’s over before you realise it’s a cool theme park ride - it’s a full, feature-packed game. And a damn good one at that. The missions are varied, the pacing is spot-on and it has all the cinematic tension and thrills of a Mission: Impossible film.
  2. Jun 25, 2020
    90
    It’s easy to see why Phantom: Covert Ops received the commendations it did at E3 2019, and it’s now taken the second spot on my personal recommendation list of must-have VR titles. Here’s hoping this isn’t the last we’ve seen in the Phantom line.
  3. Jun 29, 2020
    86
    The concept of ​​this Oculus exclusive stealth VR action is truly intriguing and simulative, capable of justifying the "only" tracing of the head and hands directly with the structure of the game and its environmental context - a bit like it was for Lone Echo in the field of science fiction. Behind enemy lines with a military kayak equipped to silently advance and strike. If played on Rift S, the parallel design for Quest is all too evident, especially in the polygonal complexity, and clearly the variety of the action stops at some point, but the great atmosphere, the good level of challenge, the intelligent writing of the plot and a well thought out length of the storymode (one night in real time) make Phantom Covert Ops a VR title highly recommended.
  4. Jun 25, 2020
    80
    Far-fetched as it may be, Phantom’s fantastically immersive design makes for a VR mission well worth accepting, even if its campaign is shorter and simpler than hoped for. But what it lacks in gameplay complexity, it often makes up for in its giddy role-playing, going a step beyond many other VR games to convince you that you’re really in its (admittedly daft) world. A deeper sequel with more advanced gameplay would elevate the series to essential status, but Phantom already navigates the rough waters of VR stealth better than most.
  5. Jun 29, 2020
    75
    Despite the fairly straightforward and overly serious tone, Phantom: Covert Ops is a cracking little stealth game with a unique core concept.
  6. Jun 29, 2020
    75
    The visuals are gorgeous, the goofy premise works perfectly in context, and the mechanics are an intuitive and downright rewarding use of VR. While you may need a great deal of VR callus to deal with the smooth motion of the game, Phantom: Covert Ops is VR stealth done right.
  7. Jul 30, 2020
    55
    In a medium that so desperately craves additional content, Phantom: Covert Ops isn't a bad purchase for VR owners who are hungry for more games, but it's by no means a banner release for 2020. With games like Boneworks, Half-Life: Alyx, and The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners this year, the bar for VR games has risen exponentially. There's an exhilarating VR experience struggling to break the surface of this title. Phantom is holding itself back from breaking loose and taking the excitement to the next level. Hopefully nDreams has enough success with this game to carry its vision into a sequel.

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  1. Sep 30, 2020
    9
    This is one of the most immersive vr games that I have played. I wasn't sure about being in the kayak, but its one of the best quest gamesThis is one of the most immersive vr games that I have played. I wasn't sure about being in the kayak, but its one of the best quest games with great graphics and lots of tension, and it is easy to forget you are in a vr headset and lose yourself in the world. Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2020
    8
    This text does not contain spoilers
    And that's just a short review, not all parts of the game, and it's just a summary.
    Creative gameplay is
    This text does not contain spoilers
    And that's just a short review, not all parts of the game, and it's just a summary.
    Creative gameplay is the result of this masterpiece.
    The game's remarkable action + visual appeal makes this title a masterpiece.
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  3. Apr 1, 2021
    8
    PROS: Great enviroments + Very realist (it makes you feel you are in a kayak) + Great kayak's movement with oars + A different experience andPROS: Great enviroments + Very realist (it makes you feel you are in a kayak) + Great kayak's movement with oars + A different experience and it works very well

    CONS: Could cause feel sick sometimes + Gameplay a bit repetitive + Machine gun is useless
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