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  • Summary: One player is trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the “Experts” who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the bomb defusal manual. But there’s a catch: the experts can’t see the bomb, soOne player is trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the “Experts” who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the bomb defusal manual. But there’s a catch: the experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast. Expand
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  1. Oct 19, 2016
    100
    I’ve played a lot of the launch lineup for Playstation VR but nothing has come close to the amount of fun that I’ve had with Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. It’s one of the few VR experiences that can be even more fun for people without the headset on.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 21, 2016
    90
    With no player limit, only one headset required and endless replay value, this is the perfect VR party game. [Dec 2016, p.92]
  3. 90
    Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a unique and fundamentally excellent party game. It is a rare example of a game in which failure can be as much fun as success. If you have friends over regularly or have people over party chat that don’t mind reading a manual then there are few cooperative experiences that can beat it.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Nov 27, 2016
    90
    Positively hypnotic in PS VR, this is an ideal showcase for your new virtual reality kit. [Christmas 2016, p80]
  5. 85
    A very smart use of a new technology; it was executed very well, it’s simple to play, and it is fun for everyone. There is a nice progression of difficulty with more complex modules appearing with more frequency over time, and then again with the introduction of needy modules (they can’t be finished or solved, but require constant attention throughout your allotted time).
  6. Dec 9, 2016
    82
    If you’re surrounded by the right group, this is tremendous fun, where the innovative connection of communication and teamwork is the key to success.
  7. Oct 18, 2016
    80
    Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes utilises the PlayStation VR headset superbly to create an excellently immersive, couch co-op experience, with tight controls that make it easily accessible for new players. The gameplay is enjoyable, and there is plenty on offer in terms of replayability to keep you coming back for more.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. May 31, 2020
    10
    Świetna gra żeby spędzić dobrze czas ze znajomymi podczas wolnego czasu.
  2. Jan 31, 2017
    10
    A must have game for VR! You need two people to play this game which is great because for most VR games only one person gets to play at aA must have game for VR! You need two people to play this game which is great because for most VR games only one person gets to play at a time. The player with the VR must defuse the bomb and the other person uses the tv to read through a bomb manual. Communication is key! Lots of replay value. Expand
  3. Nov 19, 2017
    10
    My favourite PSVR game so far. Have only played it in a group of 4, but we all loved it and played it for hours on end, multiple times.My favourite PSVR game so far. Have only played it in a group of 4, but we all loved it and played it for hours on end, multiple times. Amazing value for a one-of-a-kind game. Well done Steel Crate. Expand
  4. Oct 20, 2021
    8
    Un juego cooperativo curioso, está guay si lo juegas con amigos, dado que es obligatorio jajaja. Es para disfrutarlo, jugar de vez en cuando,Un juego cooperativo curioso, está guay si lo juegas con amigos, dado que es obligatorio jajaja. Es para disfrutarlo, jugar de vez en cuando, echarte unas partidillas casuales, y seguro que lo disfrutas un montón.
    No hay mucho que contar, simple, fácil de entender, y súper chulo de jugar, sin ser nada del otro mundo, evidentemente, pero el concepto como tal, mola muchísimo.
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  5. Oct 15, 2016
    8
    A great game to play with friends.The intensity really ramps up when the countdown gets lower and lower and bombs get harder and harder toA great game to play with friends.The intensity really ramps up when the countdown gets lower and lower and bombs get harder and harder to diffuse.The social screen function works well for the manual and you soon get used to using it after a few goes.Unfortunately there's no way to play on your own so it does render the game useless if there's no one to play with, but it's tons of fun when there is. Expand
  6. Nov 18, 2016
    8
    The basic idea of this game is quite interesting. Only the VR player sees the bomb and tries to defuse it with others' help.
    The overall
    The basic idea of this game is quite interesting. Only the VR player sees the bomb and tries to defuse it with others' help.
    The overall mission design is satisfying. From the very beginning to 100% completion, you will always feel the tension and excitement in the game. You will not get bored when getting familiar with the manual because the hardest missions will require not only communication but also fast operation, seamless cooperation, deduction and somehow guessing.

    The downside is that, VR does not take much place in the game, it only prevents the players with the manual seeing the bomb.
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  7. Oct 31, 2016
    3
    Very disappointed. The defuse manual is static. I expected it to update with every game so that it would absolutely require groupVery disappointed. The defuse manual is static. I expected it to update with every game so that it would absolutely require group interaction. Theoretically, a player could memorize the manual and play solo. Instructions should change. Online multiplayer would be nice as well by putting the defusal manual on the remote person's screen and talk over chat. Expand

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