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  • Summary: After a journey at sea, you are shipwrecked on a tiny island. Using your wit, ingenuity, and the advice of Carl the Crab, you must find a way to keep yourself from starving and survive.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Apr 3, 2018
    80
    I was pleasantly surprised with how addicted I was to Island Time, as each death was a personal challenge to do better and last longer. It’s one of those games I keep thinking about when not playing, drawing mental ideas and strategies for item management and tactical seagull intercepts. Though it doesn’t offer the comforts and stress-free environment of my real world island adventures, Island Time still manages to be a whole lot of fun.
  2. 75
    The price agrees with the limited scope, but I would have loved to see each attempt at survival find a more varied tack. Island Time VR is a fun little vacation for a short time, but I wouldn’t want to take up permanent residence.
  3. Apr 5, 2018
    75
    It’s got an addictive gameplay loop and a charming atmosphere.
  4. Apr 20, 2018
    65
    Island Time VR is an enjoyable and inoffensive little diversion that I spent a few fun hours with. That said, I have a hard time recommending Island Time to anyone that isn’t spending an afternoon giggling with buddies. This is the sort of game that is fun to demo VR on a rainy day, providing entertainment while watching someone flail around. But unfortunately, there just isn’t enough gameplay present on this tiny island to engage an experienced VR player for more than a couple of short sessions.
  5. Apr 22, 2018
    65
    Island Time is an interesting experiment, but its limited structure makes the game boring even after a few hours.
  6. Apr 3, 2018
    40
    Island Time VR is a survival game deprived of effective resources. Elements that should be in great supply—variability, actionable materials, and available real estate—are reduced to a minimum, instead depending on the novelty of virtual reality for sustenance. With PlayStation VR's incapacity for a proper room-scale experience, Island Time VR is left out to starve.
  7. Apr 9, 2018
    40
    Island Time VR's mascot Carl (voiced by Kinda Funny's Greg Miller) can't save this game from mediocrity. The game doesn't belong on PlayStation VR as it painfully reminds us of the platform's well-known technical limitations such as limited tracking capabilities and limited control options. The game often feels unfair because of the lackluster controls and when repetition sets in, you wish you were playing something else instead. The price for PlayStation users is higher than the PC version with no optimization to show for it which is inexcusable.

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