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  • Summary: There’s a new sheriff in town. Every enemy is unique, every duel is different, and every bullet counts. Cold Iron is a new genre for a new medium. Experience it exclusively in virtual reality.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 7, 2018
    90
    Even with its sci-fi and puzzle elements set aside, Cold Iron is simply the best western dueling game available in VR. The fact that it has a great story and rewarding puzzles is just icing on this six-shootin’ cake.
  2. Jan 30, 2018
    80
    Cold Iron is a game that requires players to think and act fast. While it is brief, and some might consider it too difficult, the game never feels unfair. The solutions to its unique puzzles are right in front of you, and your own wits and skill are the only things that stands between you and sweet, sweet victory. If you have had a hankering for a new gaming experience and don't mind getting your hide tanned a little bit, Cold Iron may just be your huckleberry.
  3. 80
    Cold Iron is a fascinating and unique game that could use a little bit more polish.
  4. Feb 7, 2018
    72
    If you’re looking for a unique take on the shooter genre or just want to pretend you’re an inter-dimensional John Wayne for a few hours, then Cold Iron is an easy recommend and offers up far more variety than its simple premise would initially lead you to believe.
  5. 60
    Cold Iron takes the waves out of VR shooters and pits you mano a mano against a variety of enemies in a quick draw contest. It's a little short and the feedback on your shots could be improved but while it lasts it's an enjoyable game that offers some replayability and a well told story.
  6. Feb 12, 2018
    60
    Cold Iron’s unique premise oozes with promise, but the core experience is mired by repetitive, punishing gameplay.
  7. 60
    The low-key narration and sparsely surreal graphics play well in this uncluttered game of brinkmanship, dexterity, and puzzle solving. Its challenge certainly isn’t for the faint hearted though.

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  1. Feb 5, 2019
    5
    This game was fun for about 20-30 minutes but quickly got frustrating. The graphics aren't great either. I'm not sure how it is rated soThis game was fun for about 20-30 minutes but quickly got frustrating. The graphics aren't great either. I'm not sure how it is rated so highly by the professional critics but since there are no user reviews after a year I'm guessing almost no one has played this but me. I think a lot of the issues with this game are due to the horrible motion controllers not tracking/registering shots correctly, but also the game gets ridiculously difficult very quick. Expand