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  • Summary: Arizona Sunshine thrusts you in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, exclusively in VR. Handle weapons with real-life movements, freely explore a post-apocalyptic world, and put your survival skills to the test with PS VR. [Playstation.com]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Jun 30, 2017
    85
    Arizona Sunshine combines the narrative power of a fully-featured 4+ hour campaign mode, with the intensity of a wave-based horde mode, and then adds multiplayer to both experiences. The protagonist’s witty humor make it worth recommending on his charming personality alone, with enough depth and variety to keep people coming back for several hours. By doing so many things so well, Arizona Sunshine quickly rose to the top of the pack as the best overall zombie shooter we’ve seen yet in VR.
  2. Jun 27, 2017
    80
    If you’re serious about PlayStation VR and love first person shooters, Arizona Sunshine is a no-brainer. Mowing down mobs of the undead is immensely satisfying with a great spread of weapons and plenty of opportunities to have some fun. The campaign is well-paced, supplying small but welcome diversions to break up the action with little morsels of story here and there.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Feb 8, 2018
    70
    Kinda ugly and bereft of new ideas, but also challenging and fun. Sets a higher bar for PS VR co-op, too. [September 2017, p76]
  4. Jul 8, 2017
    65
    Arizona Sunshine tries to deliver another great shooter experience on the PlayStation VR. While it partly succeeds, the game also has its down sides. Controls often feel clunky, and there are some technical problems that really kill the fun while playing.
  5. Jul 12, 2017
    60
    Arizona Sunshine hinges on a neat concept and delivers an enjoyable singleplayer experience, which - unfortunately - has been put together rather sloppily. The amount of pop-up alone is enough to give any sane person a headache.
  6. Jun 27, 2017
    60
    Arizona Sunshine could be so much more than it is. It's an overly linear game with few if any surprising moments, zombies that don't behave in particularly interesting ways, and a story that accomplishes the bare minimum to keep you moving from point to point. It's middling.
  7. Jul 17, 2017
    30
    Despite the good intentions of the developers, Arizona Sunshine is yet another PSVR game that is plagued by unoptimized controls, queasy camera movement and an overall brief and unremarkable experience that barely qualifies it as a rental, where such an option even possible. The standards have already been raised for virtual horror games thanks to Resident Evil 7, so it falls upon developers to catch up to the VR race and deliver the same kind of quality that Sony’s new hardware add-on desperately needs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jun 30, 2017
    10
    amazing game, i guess i was one of the lucky ones that had no tracking issues, played with move controllers, first game i played that had usedamazing game, i guess i was one of the lucky ones that had no tracking issues, played with move controllers, first game i played that had used the teleportation and not an ounce of motion sickness (did get easily with resident evil full locomotion but not farpoint), if your on fence about this game i would recommend to buy it and try the first mission to see if you do get issues and then wait it out for patches, very very enjoyable storyline. Expand
  2. Jul 4, 2017
    10
    Epic game! I really enjoyed the dark humor of the main character throughout the game and the story line is really good and had a firm grip onEpic game! I really enjoyed the dark humor of the main character throughout the game and the story line is really good and had a firm grip on me. The overall apocalyptic setting and feel of the game without giving spoilers was done really well and very enjoyable to me. So I would really recommend this game. Sorry for my poor English(not a native speaker). Expand
  3. Feb 5, 2019
    9
    I enjoyed this game a lot and it is a rare example of the move controllers not ruining a game, but that being said this game is best playedI enjoyed this game a lot and it is a rare example of the move controllers not ruining a game, but that being said this game is best played with the aim controller hands down. The graphics are nice and it has a terrific atmosphere. I'm not sure why the scores are so low, they are wrong. This is an 8-9 but I am giving it a 9 for the aim support. Expand
  4. Jul 4, 2017
    8
    Best shooter out there by far! Really enjoyed the dark humor in the game, its dark and gritty just the way i like it.
    The way you can shoot
    Best shooter out there by far! Really enjoyed the dark humor in the game, its dark and gritty just the way i like it.
    The way you can shoot off many limbs is really cool, although naking headshots does make you feel like a boss :-)
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  5. Jun 4, 2018
    7
    While not a blockbuster action game, Arizona Sunshine offers an engaging, solid campaign mode, with DS4, Moves, or (my favorite) the AimWhile not a blockbuster action game, Arizona Sunshine offers an engaging, solid campaign mode, with DS4, Moves, or (my favorite) the Aim controller, co-op mode, and a fun horde mode (if you can find people to play with). Expand
  6. Jan 28, 2018
    5
    Fun game, would get an 8 or 9. Unfortunately the horrid controls and bugs ruin the experience.
  7. Mar 22, 2018
    2
    tl;dr - Horrible interface turns what could be a mediocre to moderately fun game into a sad and painful one.

    Full review: I am extremely
    tl;dr - Horrible interface turns what could be a mediocre to moderately fun game into a sad and painful one.

    Full review:
    I am extremely sad that I wasted $40 on this, and came to warn others against sharing my pain. The first 3-5 minutes of the game are pretty cool, when you first get your gun and shoot the first dozen or so zombies. Next you come to a gate - it takes 3-5 interactions with the gate to move it enough that you can move through. Then you shoot half a dozen more zombies. After that, you come to what seems a simple task - turn on the radio. This is where the game ends.

    I spent 20 minutes trying to turn the damned radio on, and nothing I did allowed me to interact with the radio. The in-game display shows the move controllers with the thumb-buttons lit on both and the instructions "Press to interact" written out beside the buttons. Try as I might, I couldn't interact. I moved closer to the radio. I moved away from the radio. I rebooted my PS4 and unplugged and plugged-in the VR headset. I tried again. I pressed and held the thumb buttons on both controllers, flailing my arms in huge circles. No go.

    I spun around. I moved my controllers up higher to the point they were out of PSVR camera range.. I pointed at the radio. I shot the radio. I lowered my controllers until they were below the camera's detection range. I moved my head towards and away from the radio. Nothing worked. And you can't advance without turning on that radio. I hope that those who have a functional game had an orgasmic reaction from the radio, because nothing less would make this game worth recommending in my experience.

    Pros:
    - The first few minutes are fun.
    - The environment looks pretty good.

    Cons:
    - The PSVR controllers really only track about as well as Wii motion controllers.
    - The interface is abysmal, although to be fair I'm sure it is hampered by the mediocre tracking the Move controllers offer.
    - The required radio interaction doesn't work and you can't advance without the radio working.
    - Aiming isn't nearly as sharp as I'd like for a shooter (again, see mediocre tracking issue above)

    Alas, the PS Store doesn't have a refund policy like Steam has. I'm out $40 for a game that I got
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