Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 80
    Evasion is another example of a fast-paced VR game that doesn’t seem like it could work in theory, but has been executed with a care and precision befitting of a developer that has a lot of expertise in the VR field.
  2. Oct 8, 2018
    80
    Playing solo is a bit rough, so with a friend by your side Evasion not only becomes one of VR’s best shooters, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find any other VR game that’s as purely fun on a moment-to-moment basis.
  3. Oct 11, 2018
    78
    First-person shooting and VR seem to go hand-in-hand. Thankfully, the arcade style of Evasion as well as its solid execution and unique gameplay mechanics make it one of the most enjoyable games that fit this description.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Apr 17, 2019
    6
    This game is just below an 7 really. But, hopefully that's only momentarily.

    Another game that finally takes advantage of the Aim
    This game is just below an 7 really. But, hopefully that's only momentarily.

    Another game that finally takes advantage of the Aim Controller and it does it in pretty good fashion. The game uses the Unreal Engine and truth be told, it is definitely has some of the best graphics of the VR to date. Most specifically, the weapons and the enemies.

    People who were calling it another Farpoint prior to release weren't correct, but they weren't wrong either. The gun play is....a bit stiff. I felt like in Farpoint it was a bit more loose and aiming was a bit easier. However, I will give Evasion the benefit of the doubt in terms of gun mechanics because there is more to it than simply shotgun, pistol, rifle. The guns have charging and tethering mechanisms.

    The tether addition is honestly pretty brilliant and allows you to pick how you wish to attack your enemies and retrieve power ups, not to mention all the other things it does as well such as finish off enemies, heal, and revive fallen allies.

    Rather than simply have a shooter, the game comes equipped with 4 different classes allowing you various ways to go about, however, in the grand scheme of things, they pretty much all operate the same way. All their weapons are different, but similar in structure and action.

    Oh and for any Portal fans out there, the AI companion in this game is bitterly sarcastic and cold much like GLaDOs, in a pretty funny way though (at least in the tutorial).

    The real reason I have this game docked a bit low is 1. A short campaign - yes I get this a constant with other VR games as well, however, the VR is now 2 years old. Longer campaigns shouldn't be so hard anymore. 2. Barebones game-play - everything is a bit too straight forward and ones outside of the campaign, there isn't too much to do besides horde mode.

    If you are going to play this game, make sure you try to find a buddy because that's where this game really takes off.

    I may write another review in the future. Hopefully once some more people start playing and there may be an increase in player count. But for now, I'll give it a 7 since I can't give it a 7.5.
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  2. Feb 4, 2019
    8
    This is probably an 8 as someone else stated. It is slightly better than Farpoint imo and worth playing but not something you will likelyThis is probably an 8 as someone else stated. It is slightly better than Farpoint imo and worth playing but not something you will likely play for a long time. However, at the right price it is worth picking up and checking out. Aim support is great and there just aren't that many games that are decent that use it. Full Review »
  3. Nov 22, 2018
    6
    A little disappointing.

    I did not have a chance to play this co-op, which may change the game experience. Pros: Nice textures, pretty
    A little disappointing.

    I did not have a chance to play this co-op, which may change the game experience.

    Pros:
    Nice textures, pretty surroundings
    Able to play with aim controller
    Didn't make me feel sick, even with safeties removed
    Interesting tether mechanic
    Weapon usage felt good

    Cons:
    No character or weapon development
    Only four weapons, each locked to a class only selectable at the beginning of level
    Nearly non-existent plot
    Repetitive, linear missions
    Boring voice acting
    Poor AI
    Dull, clunky enemies
    Limited controls (most buttons do nothing, no jump, no reload)

    This just felt like a demo of vr you would find in an arcade. It's not the serious game I'd hoped it would be. I would recommend not buying it unless it were on a decent discount. It's the first vr game I've deleted from my ps4, but I've already got Farpoint, which i feel is a bit better, so away it went.
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