Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jul 7, 2020
    70
    Hardcore VR players have already likely flocked to Covert Ops: it's the next big thing from Oculus Studios, of course they're looking for an excuse to get some use out of their headset. But for everyone else, it's definitely one to keep on a list somewhere for when you eventually pick up a Rift or a Quest.
  2. Jul 2, 2020
    70
    Phantom: Covert Ops should be commended for its innovative core design. The 'tactical kayak' may sound contrived but it really works and brings something very unique to VR. While it feels natural to steer with your paddle and manage your inventory as you glide across the waterways, it's the higher-level gameplay and storytelling that's missing depth and detail. Though it's nice to have the addition of Free Play (where you get to select your own loadout) and Challenges (where you test your mettle in kayaking and shooting), we would have much preferred to see these beats carefully woven into the core gameplay than tacked on as padding. [Tested with Oculus Rift S]
  3. Jun 25, 2020
    70
    Despite its shortcomings, the game does somewhat make up with replayable missions. It’s worth revisiting each level with a different loadout and higher difficulty settings (which heightens the guard’s senses and adds insta-death on detection). An extra challenge mode can also be unlocked with achievements and rewards you with cheats to use in the campaign. Adding to the missions are high-value targets found across each level and mysterious intercoms with coded audio logs.
  4. Jun 26, 2020
    60
    Phantom: Covert Ops takes itself way too seriously and it stealth is basic and reliant on virtually blind enemies, but infiltrating an enemy base with a murder canoe in VR does have its bright spots.
  5. 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.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 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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  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. Jul 3, 2020
    8
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    Creative gameplay is
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    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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