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  • Summary: Enter the cockpit of a six-story mech and feel its might at your command. You are the tip of the spear in the United States Free Forces’ war against the overwhelming mechanized forces of HUMNX, a tyrannical corporation that rules a post-apocalyptic America.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Jul 28, 2017
    91
    The final battle in Archangel is one of the coolest, most epic experiences I’ve had yet in VR. The sense of scale and power you feel makes this a new high watermark for the PlayStation VR platform and for VR in general. If you can overlook the iffy graphics, you’re in for an immersive and moving experience.
  2. Jul 26, 2017
    83
    Archangel is a great game, but it's overall length and high price tag may put off many players. It's not hard to learn and super fun to blast everything in site like a futuristic Rambo, but I wish there was more to it than what is presented here. Side missions or maybe even some extra challenges would have helped out greatly. You can replay any mission you have completed, but that can only keep you busy for so long. Bottom line, I do highly recommend Archangel, as you will have a kick ass time. If it's length and price don't bother you, well, get it now and start blasting everything in site!
  3. Jul 31, 2017
    80
    Archangel puts players into the cockpit of the only giant mech capable of resisting a global terrorist threat. It's a great way to spend an afternoon, although the higher price tag might turn off some players. If you want a finely crafted shooting gallery with a compelling story to match, climb aboard and prepare for battle.
  4. Aug 4, 2017
    70
    Solid debut for Skydance Interactive in the world of gaming and Virtual Reality.
  5. Jul 24, 2017
    65
    While it does have some surprisingly great acting and emulates giant robot combat quite well, I would wait just a bit. Neither of those features is impressive enough to make up for Archangel VR’s boring gunfights and somewhat tedious characters.
  6. Aug 7, 2017
    60
    Archangel has a few rough dents in its mechanical chassis, but still performs a whole lot better than most of the VR dreck that has plagued Sony’s budding VR hardware. At this point, beggars can’t be choosers, and a decent experience is far more preferable than another stomach-turning train wreck. Though not every idea may be properly thought through, there is still a lot of love and care put into the game, which may not make it entirely deserving of a full-price purchase, but still worth a weekend with after a price drop or two.
  7. Aug 4, 2017
    30
    While there’s really nothing broken in Archangel, the game suffers from a clear lack of follow-through on any of the interesting ideas it tries to bring to the table. Its slow, plodding pace stands out even more against the backdrop of mediocre gameplay and one-note characters that made me thankful when the game came to its abrupt end.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Apr 14, 2018
    10
    This was the game that sold me on VR. Just a superb experience overall. And not only is it intensely immersive and provides a deep sense ofThis was the game that sold me on VR. Just a superb experience overall. And not only is it intensely immersive and provides a deep sense of the what one would expect it to feel to pilot a 6 story Mech, but it pushes the limits of what can be done utilizing the Move controllers as far as it can.

    If I were to have one complaint it would be some of the main character's voice acting work. However it doesn't distract too much from the experience.

    The game is actually fairly challenging with the move controllers on Normal difficulty. I would honestly recommend taking the first play through on Easy.

    I will say though that I probably wouldn't have appreciated this game as much at the full $30 price point. I beliee I got it on a sale for $6. I still would have been more than happy with this purchase at around $15 though.

    . It's usually the first game I show to gamers who want to see what PSVR can really do. It does a great job of showcasing the whole PSVR experience.
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  2. Aug 6, 2017
    10
    I've been following the yellow brick road for a long time now, purchasing many games along the way to quench my thirst for immersive gameplayI've been following the yellow brick road for a long time now, purchasing many games along the way to quench my thirst for immersive gameplay and while finding quite a few games (such as long echo) that stopped me in my tracks and tickled my fancy, Archangel VR had my complete undivided attention. From the moment you start in the train and form a bond with your popcorn haired son to when you find yourself thrown into chaos in a post apocalyptic world punching robot canines, blowing up oversized soda cans with your fists, punching bridges and barriers until they succumb to your fists of fury (Did I mention you can frickin PUNCH the **** out of things??). You stomp around with comrades who have different special abilities to aid you on your lust to draw 2nd blood on the enemy HUMANX who have given you reason to hate them. The gameplay is fast and keeps you on your toes and you have to be very mindful of your timing on what to use against enemies, expect to die alot even on easy mode but it is SO very fulfilling once you finish a level after being obliterated by your foes. I haven't seen anything like Archangel before and I hope too see more from the developers, they delivered the ULTIMATE First Person Mech Game and I can only see things going up from here. Time to replay on Permadeath. YYEEEEEHAAAAA! Expand
  3. Jan 17, 2018
    9
    I took advantage of the January special offers at PlayStation Store in order to buy several games and Archangel was one of them. I was waitingI took advantage of the January special offers at PlayStation Store in order to buy several games and Archangel was one of them. I was waiting for a discount on this game for a long time and finally I have it! I've worked as videogames reviewer in many Spanish magazines for 10 years, so I have plenty of experience as a videogames critic. Having that as introduction, I can say Archangel is one of the best VR videogames that exist so far.

    There are not many serious choices in the VR landscape yet, so it's always good news if a real game appears on the list. Archangel may not be a new game, but it's way better than most of the latest new ones. Is it too short? Yes, it is, but it's very re-playable and super funny to re-play. That's not usual. The action is that fast and crowded, that is impossible to remember where each enemy is going to appear each time.

    Controls are great. Weapons are great. Graphic design, menus, audio files, sound effects, visual effects, enemies, level designs... Everything is great. An excellent 3D work with an excellent amount of good ideas. The feeling of having virtual hands controlling the gigantic robotic hands is just awesome. I'd paid the total prize of the game for just a demo of it. It is an incredible experience in VR, specially with the PlayStation Move Controllers.

    Of course, it's not perfect. It would be great to have control of the movement of the mech across the scenarios. And it would be even better with a few more levels because it's pretty short. But I insist: it's a really re-playable game. Sensational. Good work, Skydance Interactive guys. Waiting for an Archangel 2 already!
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  4. Oct 8, 2017
    6
    Even from graded it as VR game's perspective, I will still rate SO-SO.
    No doubt this is the highest standard robot-pilot game in PSVR so far.
    Even from graded it as VR game's perspective, I will still rate SO-SO.
    No doubt this is the highest standard robot-pilot game in PSVR so far. Great weapon system with two shields. Vivid robot hand control. Exciting ultimate abilities. The first time you sit into the machine, you will feel powerful!
    However, there are also too many things Archangel doesn't perform well. For example:
    1) The sound effect is disaster, it almost ruins the whole game. You feel like battling with sponge and cotton.
    2) The story and mission design is definitely below average, boring and stupid. After the ending, you are guaranteed to feel released that you don't have to suffer this anymore.
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  5. Aug 9, 2017
    6
    We strike again with the "grading it as a VR game" issue. Let me start off by saying, Archangel in itself is a really good game and is aWe strike again with the "grading it as a VR game" issue. Let me start off by saying, Archangel in itself is a really good game and is a blast. A cockpit-piloting mech game is about as much as you could ask for from the VR and personally the kind of game I was dying for.

    A somewhat rail shooter type of game, the action and activity make for a raging time and immediate adrenaline rush. The level of customization is actually respectable in terms of your mech (upgrade your shields early folks). Best played with the PS Move Controllers, you can use the regular controller but the best feel comes from the Move Controllers as you can aim, shooter and even punch with the items. It really does a great job of making you feel like you are the most dangerous thing on the battle field. The visuals are actually some of the best you will get with the VR thus far which is shocking since this is Skydance's first for into the VR world.

    The game unfortunately comes the same issues that usually plague VR games. The biggest gripe is the game is short, like really short. If you play straight through, you can beat the game in a few hours. For a $40 game, that is not OK. Also, the rail shooting like feel does give it a bit too much linearity as well (though I do understand since it utilizes the PS Move Controllers which are already flawed).

    The second issue is the lack of really any other content. The hope is that this game is just suffering with new content to come, but just grading the game, its bare-bones. This game begs for some type of multiplayer either co-op or mech vs. mech. Yet nothing. It doesn't really help that the game is padded with the different modes to lengthen how long you play the game for more of a challenge. While not a bad idea, its about the most lazy thing you can do.

    Again let me mention again that this is not a bad game and is actually really, really fun. What hurts it most is just a short campaign and a lack of other modes. Given you have to shell out $40 for the game and another $85+ for the PSVR Move Controllers, it just may not be worth it with how little the game has to offer at this point. You can play using a regular controller, but then you won't get the full experience of it all. The game has a lot of potential, it just needs a lot more content and hopefully Skydance is working behind the scenes to add more to it.
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  6. Apr 16, 2018
    6
    this one I find to be very sad as the game itself is really good but the horrible controls just ruin it, your constantly finding yourselfthis one I find to be very sad as the game itself is really good but the horrible controls just ruin it, your constantly finding yourself running out of ammo or shield because there is just too much to keep track of. its not like a typical game where you can use what ever weapons you want its like your brain has to keep track perfectly of your left and right hand controls and each one has to do something completely different. if they had just removed the shield mechanic I think this game would have been a 9/10 for me but it just over complicates the experience and leads to frustration instead of enjoyment. thankfully no motion sickness and the graphics are good but for myself personally the flaw make this one you should skip unless your an expert multitasker .

    Pros - Great story and presentation, with a good amount of content. also no motion sickness

    Cons - overly complicated control scheme and game mechanics leading to frustration and ruining the fun that could be had.

    6/10
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  7. Jul 3, 2018
    0
    Don't get fooled like I did and don't buy it on special. The game is horrible and after 5 minutes of being impressed by good graphics, you'llDon't get fooled like I did and don't buy it on special. The game is horrible and after 5 minutes of being impressed by good graphics, you'll see it's a bad game.

    Trust me on this. It is unplayable because your character is CONSTANTLY yelling during the whole time. I'm not petty or anything, believe me when I tell you it completely RUINS the game experience(which is bare bone by itself. All you do is constantly shoot targets. It's incredibly dull).

    This game has changed my perspective on VR games. I will no longer be buying anything else than AAA proven quality such as: Skyrim or Resident Evil and maybe Thumper.

    Games like this are trash and there's too many of them in the PS world unfortunately. Don't support this garbage.
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