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  • Summary: In this atmospheric first-person action game built for VR, the fate of mankind rests on you — the last human alive.
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Apex Construct - PSVR Launch Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Feb 20, 2018
    100
    Despite some minor gripes, its clear that Apex Construct represents the way forward for VR videogames, an absorbing, intriguing experience that draws you in with a rich world complete with is own history and mysteries to be unravelled as well as a fluid combat system. Apex Construct is the standard by which future VR titles will be judged, and an indicator that VR has stepped up its game.
  2. Feb 26, 2018
    80
    Apex Construct is a perfect example of just how far VR games have come and shows that VR gaming isn't just a gimmick. It's clearly going to be the next step for gaming. However, it also shows some of the glaring issues still being faced with the technology. The controls are still difficult, with the system of teleporting rather immersion-breaking and the wand-style controllers still not quite fitting the bill. Regardless of its flaws, this is one of the best VR experiences currently available and a must experience.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Apr 4, 2018
    80
    This is one of PS VR's more complete adventures. [Apr 2018, p.88]
  4. Mar 5, 2018
    75
    Apex Construct is a decent PS VR game, with an intriguing setting and varied gameplay. The limited controls cause some annoyance, though, as does the loss of important credits throughout the game.
  5. Mar 5, 2018
    70
    Apex Construct provides some excellent exploration and exposition in a compelling and beautifully bizarre world. While there is a fully-baked experience here, the engaging story and compelling gameplay is marred by PSVR’s limited control scheme. It represents a step forward for the platform, and for storytelling, but a bit of polishing or patching would bring the controls to heel.
  6. Feb 25, 2018
    70
    Apex Construct is sadly a missed opportunity: an intriguing plot is shadowed by far too many technical problems.
  7. 40
    Getting killed because of unwieldy controls is nobody’s idea of a good time, and Apex Construct rubs salt into those wounds by removing un-banked experience points every time you die. Although not all bad, its sense of adventure and investigation is marred by eternally clumsy motion and combat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 25, 2018
    10
    Apex Construct is one of the rare games on PSVR that feels like a real game and not a demo or a gimmick. The story and storytelling is goodApex Construct is one of the rare games on PSVR that feels like a real game and not a demo or a gimmick. The story and storytelling is good with real nice voice acting. The environments are beautiful, and if you're lucky enough to know Swedish you'll have a couple of extra laughs over things found written here and there, as well as a nice feeling of being home in this warped post apocalypse like version of Stockholm. The controls works nicely, and I was glad to find you can change settings to drawing your bow with left hand. Shooting the bow, dodging and blocking attacks with a shield feels pretty cool. I'm super prone to motion sickness in VR but have had no problems in Apex Construct because of the teleport mode of transportation. There are elevator trips that make me queasy, but they're short so I just close my eyes for a couple of seconds.

    A lot of input in the game is typed on large virtual keyboards, and that's a bit of a pain since you write the same thing over and over. Very quickly I wondered why there couldn't just have been an "open" button to press instead of having to type it repeatedly. Also the terminals where you type this have a small font, and whenever I leaned closer to read it the game auto adjusted its position so the terminal popped away from me and I had to bend over double to squint at it at a distance. All the information is however stored and readable in your home base, and there the font is large and easy to read. I could not find any subtitles for the game which is kind of a bummer, maybe there will be in a later patch.

    The game feels intuitive, immersive and engaging. Is it the best game ever made? No, it's not. But considering what's available on PSVR right now it is without a doubt among the best PSVR games.
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  2. Feb 22, 2018
    10
    Love this game. Great world, fun bow and arrow mechanic. And the sound and music is awesome! Finally a real game for PSVR.
  3. Mar 2, 2018
    9
    This is probably the only full action-adventure title made for VR - complete with free exploration, archery combat and a story. There'sThis is probably the only full action-adventure title made for VR - complete with free exploration, archery combat and a story. There's enough polish and substance here that it wouldn't feel out of place as a game on flat screen and plenty of comfort settings that may be turned off, in-game turning and handedness options. Also one of the coolest inventory menus ever, where any key items may be placed on your portable **** inventory for later retrieval. Combat begins slow, but progressively harder against a host or robotic creatures roaming reasonably sized maps in a contorted futuristic landscape. Story unfolds by the voices of AI and memos found scattered in terminals. Many people seem to have had major problems typing at the terminals - but while awkward and typo-prone, I didn't find it such a major issue. Level layouts offer plenty of chance for the inquiring kind of player to explore. So far, one of the best surprises of the year in VR. Expand
  4. Nov 16, 2018
    9
    As for the PLN 125 game, Apex Construct provides a lot of fun, the main story lasts for several hours. It is a pity that we return severalAs for the PLN 125 game, Apex Construct provides a lot of fun, the main story lasts for several hours. It is a pity that we return several times to the same small locations, but the game rewards this. The plot is addictive in its own way, creating an atmosphere of danger and uncertainty even in the absence of a cut of scenes. I like the mechanics of a demanding but rewarding fight. Hitting a robot without a sight and defending against their attacks with a shield gives a lot of fun. In general, at the moment Apex Construct, though not perfect, is one of the most interesting VR positions currently available on the market.

    Full reviev https://vrpolska.eu/gry-vr/psvr-gry/apex-construct-zapolujmy-roboty/
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  5. Feb 21, 2018
    8
    One of the best VR games to date, Sprint vector and this is the best combo for VR gaming at the moment. Great narrative, voice acting andOne of the best VR games to date, Sprint vector and this is the best combo for VR gaming at the moment. Great narrative, voice acting and puzzle mechanics as well as small details like using commands on computers which ads to an immersive feel. Free locomotion works great in the same way skyrim does.The combat is pretty simple with just a variants of the bow but can become quite tough, certainly no coded hand holding. The aims work great with little to no tracking issues. And the graphics, oh man are they beautiful even on a standard PS4, very impressed indeed. This is a fully fleshed out game on par with a AAA full price, yet we get it at one third the price. The only con I have so far is the screen blacks out if you clip into things , it can be a bit annoying. Expand

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