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  • Summary: Red Matter 2 is an adventure that takes place during a dystopian Cold War whose events unfold after Red Matter. It is the story of how people trapped in a reality created by their rulers, rebel against their destiny and fight to do the right thing.

    Being subjected to a mental simulation in
    Red Matter 2 is an adventure that takes place during a dystopian Cold War whose events unfold after Red Matter. It is the story of how people trapped in a reality created by their rulers, rebel against their destiny and fight to do the right thing.

    Being subjected to a mental simulation in an enemy base, you are awakened by an infiltrated agent who has been sent to rescue you. Just as you are about to escape you intercept a distress signal belonging to an old friend. Determined to come to his rescue, you embark on the journey of a lifetime to the far reaches of the solar system to find him.

    That adventure will make you question your entire reality, not only because you will once again encounter the Red Matter more unleashed than ever, but also because Volgravia holds more secrets than you could have ever imagined.
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 19, 2022
    90
    Red Matter 2 is the perfect sequel to the first chapter from both a narrative and a technical point of view. The performance on Oculus Quest 2 is excellent and the graphics sector is sensational, so much so as to make this title better than many PCVR projects with more hardware resources available. The story proceeds with many more surprises than that of the predecessor and unfolds in different scenarios, presenting some new mechanics at their best. While it proved problematic in specific shooting stages, the gameplay as a whole is rich and offers several hours of fun and wonder for both VR novices and veterans alike. If you have played the progenitor of the series, know that this sequel may surprise you, thanks to a dystopian sci-fi universe at times surprising.
  2. Aug 18, 2022
    90
    Red Matter 2 is a technical wonder. Vertical Robot have raised, with this second part, a bar that they had already established with their previous game. It is a graphic top that dynamites the supposed limits of the standalone console and that should be a wake-up call for other developers. But its benefits do not stop there. Red Matter 2 is an excellent retro-futuristic adventure packed with puzzles, platforming, and action. Essential.
  3. Aug 21, 2022
    85
    Red Matter 2 is the new technical standard in VR game development on Meta Quest 2. Puzzles are engaging and never frustrating, dialogues are well acted; very much welcome the addition of action phases. Too bad about the movement system, on which there are some problems.
  4. Aug 23, 2022
    84
    Red Matter 2 is a mesmerizing VR adventure filled with mysterious technology - with a few additional graphical refinements on PC.
  5. Aug 24, 2022
    82
    Overall, Red Matter 2 is a great sequel that builds on the strengths of the first entry and further improves upon the visuals and gameplay. It simply looks and runs phenomenal on the Quest 2, with mostly captivating puzzles and an interesting mystery to solve at its core. It's not perfect and still exhibits some bugs, and I probably could've done without the shooting sections, but that's a small price to pay when the rest come together as well as this. If you own a quest, this is a six-hour adventure you don't want to miss.
  6. Aug 18, 2022
    80
    Red Matter 2 is one of VR’s finest adventures yet. With an intriguing mystery, impressive graphics, and intuitive design, Vertical Robot’s sequel pushes the Meta Quest 2 to its limits to nearly match the PCVR experience.
  7. Aug 29, 2022
    80
    Red Matter 2 brings best-in-class graphics and interactions to Quest 2, a welcomed entry amidst a largely arcade-focused library—and stands as a solid PC VR title in its own right. Mostly good puzzling gameplay is mixed with a light helping of not-so-good combat, set against a backdrop of a 'radio play' plot that's not particularly engaging. With a stellar attention to graphical detail and direction, both large & small, and a richly interactive world, Red Matter 2 excels in the immersion department in a way that few VR games do. While effectively channeling titles like Lone Echo and Half-Life: Alyx, it doesn't quite reach that mark, but for a small team and a reasonable $30 price tag it's an impressive feat—especially considering the computational limitations of Quest 2.

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  1. Aug 28, 2022
    10
    Just wow, as good as "Vertigo Remastered", I'd say it's the "Half Life Alyx" on Quest 2

    PROS: Hard to believe it's not a PCVR game because
    Just wow, as good as "Vertigo Remastered", I'd say it's the "Half Life Alyx" on Quest 2

    PROS: Hard to believe it's not a PCVR game because of the breathtaking graphics and environment + Fabulous puzzles + Hands collision with environment + Great music + Jetpack idea + Shooting in combat + Very good arms fit + Perfect liquid movement in bottles + Real paper movement, etc, etc

    CONS: none i could say
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