Farpoint Image
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 62 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 245 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: A PlayStation VR exclusive, Farpoint is an unnerving space adventure set on a hostile alien world. After crash landing you must fight to survive as you explore and uncover the planet’s secrets. Your only hope of escape is to constantly keep moving and discover the fate of your team. [Impulse Gear]
Buy On

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Farpoint - Official E3 2016 Announcement Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 62
  2. Negative: 1 out of 62
  1. May 18, 2017
    87
    Farpoint is the perfect crossover between arcade light gun shooters à la The House of the Dead and old-school First Person Shooters. The result is a jaw-dropping experience that truly becomes unparalleled thanks to the power of VR and to the quality of the Aim Controller peripheral: this might be the first full blown traditional game 100% built around VR, and despite a few shortcomings you literally won't believe your eyes. In its own ways, Farpoint truly takes the shooter genre to a whole new level: if this is not a killer application, we're pretty close to that.
  2. May 16, 2017
    80
    Judged as a shooter, Farpoint is as generic as they get; thankfully, Impulse Gear’s effort has other things going for it. The side-story is rewarding, even if some of it goes without resolution, and its immersive visuals alone make it a treat to play.
  3. 80
    The most complete PlayStation VR title yet. If you play Farpoint, make sure to play with the Aim; don’t just play with the Move controller, because it’s not nearly as engaging.
  4. May 23, 2017
    72
    The single player campaign is a decent five to six hour haul, and considering most PSVR players will struggle to play solidly for more than a couple of hours, it feels longer than that overall. It’s well balanced too with moments of intense, nail-biting shooting, broken up with quiet sections where you can just survey your alien environment. Farpoint does an admirable job of delivering a sense of scale, and character models and animations are some of the better I’ve seen in the PSVR space to date. The game also includes some co-op levels where you can team up with another player online to wipe out waves of aliens together (thankfully there is friendly fire). For those who aren’t sure about which version of Farpoint to buy, I would strongly suggest you get the Aim Controller bundle. There’s around a $50 price difference, but I can’t help but feel that Farpoint is saved by the use of a proper gun controller.
  5. May 18, 2017
    70
    Farpoint is a basic shooter that we suggest only to the owners of PlayStation VR that are desperately looking for something to play.
  6. May 15, 2017
    70
    Farpoint leans on novelty to make up for its shortcomings elsewhere, but wielding the PlayStation VR Aim Controller is such a unique experience that it papers over some dated game design. The story is cheesy but has some nice moments, and the action really ramps up towards the tail of the campaign. With an arcade mode and co-op included, Impulse Gear’s inaugural outing is a fulfilling offering, and while there are obvious improvements that could be made, there’s enough here to prove that blockbuster first-person shooters could find a home on PlayStation VR yet.
  7. May 17, 2017
    40
    When set against the non-VR first-person shooters, a genre in which only those games that have benefitted persistent, focused iteration and a king’s ransom of investment can now compete, Farpoint seems embryonic and amateurish. Its thrills are short-lived, but the lessons that can be drawn from its struggles in trying to transpose the genre into VR will surely echo for a long time to come.

See all 65 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 87
  2. Negative: 5 out of 87
  1. May 16, 2017
    10
    very good game... I hope more games like this release in the next couple of months. It has a perfect Story (for VR). I really enjoyed it. Butvery good game... I hope more games like this release in the next couple of months. It has a perfect Story (for VR). I really enjoyed it. But u need to play this with the Aim Controller Expand
  2. May 19, 2017
    10
    VR done right! Developers take note. Personally for me this is a 10 considering the humble beginnings of gaming in general, if you had to tellVR done right! Developers take note. Personally for me this is a 10 considering the humble beginnings of gaming in general, if you had to tell a 10 year old me that I would be able to walk around on an alien planet holding a gun as if I were there... Secondly, play standing so you'll get some exercise too :) Expand
  3. May 18, 2017
    10
    Perfect VR shooter, better than ANYTHING ON XBOX. FACT................................................................................................
  4. Jan 1, 2018
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Preliminary review-2 hours in: I will update and give a final review when I finish it. Im playing with the Aim Controller.

    This is by far PS VR's best looking game I've played so far. It looks beautiful amazing, very immersive and VR's shortcomings are less noticeable or non-existing (jaggies, blur). The production is top notch, acting is great and the environments are breathtaking, The enemies are creepy and impressive. The whole holographic elements are dreamy.

    I felt almost like Samus (Metroid), especially when I fired a missile. Obviously this is only a shooter, not adventure, but the enemies, environment and some weapons remind me of Metroid Prime.

    UPDATE: I finished the game. I must say that it's a great experience in VR and recommend it to everybody. The multiplayer is great since you can summon companions to aid you, but I'm still only starting on it.
    ------SPOILERS-------
    Good: Full VR immersion. I loved the spiders and the mechanical enemies. Aim controller is awesome. Superb graphics and presentation elements. Machine gun, Shotgun and Rifle. First arc of the story is great.
    Bad: Humanoid aliens were so-so, story mode is relatively short, though I still think is long enough for its genre and stage, 2nd arc of the story is not so good and inconclusive, Plasma gun is very cool but not that very effective. Spike gun looks cool it's useless.
    Expand
  5. May 16, 2017
    9
    Hands down best vr game that I have played , only maby RIGS , rez infinite can keep up with this game ( but farpoint is still a little bitHands down best vr game that I have played , only maby RIGS , rez infinite can keep up with this game ( but farpoint is still a little bit better)

    positive
    + great atmosphere with decent graphics
    + repititive but cool enemies
    + great gun play
    + decent story
    + acrcade mode is fun
    negative
    - could have been a little longer
    - aim controller needed
    conclusion:
    farpoint is a very good vr game and shows vr shooters can work. Its not a masterpiece of a game, but for a vr game it is a masterpiece that will be known as probably the best vr shooter of 2017.
    Expand
  6. Nov 8, 2019
    8
    PSVR AIM CONTROLLER IS A MUST for this game. This is one of the best games period for the PSVR. The story is interesting, and it doesn't makePSVR AIM CONTROLLER IS A MUST for this game. This is one of the best games period for the PSVR. The story is interesting, and it doesn't make you motion sick. Expand
  7. May 18, 2017
    0
    And yet again, another short, uninspired VR game gets released for the PS4. I'd recommend purchasing it when it's in the bargain bin of yourAnd yet again, another short, uninspired VR game gets released for the PS4. I'd recommend purchasing it when it's in the bargain bin of your local game store or on sale in the PS store. Definitely not worth the full price admission. Expand

See all 87 User Reviews