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  • Summary: Pixel Gear is a pixel style VR shoot-em-up with a variety of humorous cartoon monsters and ghosts as enemies. Utlize your skills and weapons to defeat them, gain energy, and apply your skills wisely to slow down time and load up infinite bullets. Observe the environment carefully. And keepPixel Gear is a pixel style VR shoot-em-up with a variety of humorous cartoon monsters and ghosts as enemies. Utlize your skills and weapons to defeat them, gain energy, and apply your skills wisely to slow down time and load up infinite bullets. Observe the environment carefully. And keep on shooting in the pixel battlefield. [Playstation.com] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Oct 21, 2016
    80
    Pixel Gear is another bright spot in the PlayStation VR’s lineup. This digital-only release gives players some of the best shooting action on the device so far and is great to break up RIGS play sessions for when you still want to do some shooting, but want something a bit more relaxing.
  2. Dec 4, 2016
    70
    What Pixel Gear lacks in depth and length, it makes up for in fluidity, simplicity, and fun.
  3. Oct 29, 2016
    60
    I can’t say I loved Pixel Gear VR. It works well enough and the shooting mechanics are fun, yet with the limited enemies and levels, I felt the repetition hitting fast and hard.
  4. Oct 27, 2016
    50
    On the plus side, Pixel Gear at least scores points for getting the job done. The shooting works well, and properly timing the use of explosives and headshots can also be satisfying in its simplicity. Regrettably, the game is also lacking in content: four stages are all that’s available, the weapon selection is sparse, and there isn’t even an option to wield two Move controllers for double the gunplay. Even the music can’t be turned off, resulting in one annoying track playing the entire way through.
  5. 50
    Pixel Gear is an example of a product that feels more like a demo than a full fledged game. The actual shooting mechanics are integrated quite well giving you a good feeling of control, but the slow pace and lack of content lead to an overall disappointing experience with Pixel Gear.
  6. Oct 27, 2016
    50
    This is a shallow, simple shooting gallery you would expect from a motion control minigame collection, adding a VR layer to expand it to 180 degree action isn’t enough and even if you are engaged there is no way to compete against yourself, let alone the world. Thoroughly mediocre.
  7. Oct 25, 2016
    35
    If you're looking for a tech demo posing as a dull shooting gallery with brain-dead enemies and repetitive music, then Pixel Gear is the shovelware game for you.

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  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jun 9, 2018
    7
    it is a very simple game for point and shoot. no story, no hard control, no move sickness.
    grab one when you are bored and it is on sale.
  2. Oct 27, 2016
    5
    This game consists of 3 levels with a boss battle at the end of each level. The boss battles are cool and the aiming is incredibly accurate.This game consists of 3 levels with a boss battle at the end of each level. The boss battles are cool and the aiming is incredibly accurate. With that said, its very short. I got maybe an hour out of it and there inst much incentive for replaying. You only get to hold 1 gun at a time the whole game. There are upgrades and other guns you can buy that go away after the level ends and they aren't really anything spectacular. Neither is this game for that matter. If it dropped a few bucks in price it might be worth it, but even for 12 bucks there isn't much there. Expand
  3. Oct 20, 2016
    5
    Pixel Gear is an ok experience if all you are looking for in the game is simple bare bones shooter. Everything about the game is repetitivePixel Gear is an ok experience if all you are looking for in the game is simple bare bones shooter. Everything about the game is repetitive and simplistic, but there is a little bit of fun you can have with the game. The major downsides of the games are lack of guns, same enemies, uninteresting levels. Game needed just a bit more effort to be decent. The price point makes the purchase reasonable tho, if you are ok with this basic shooter gameplay. This seems like a good game you can have your younger sibling play if anything. Expand
  4. Dec 30, 2016
    4
    There aren't many contents in this game but a platinum.
    Only 3 levels with 3 okay boss design and very dull gameplay.
    For the multiplayer
    There aren't many contents in this game but a platinum.
    Only 3 levels with 3 okay boss design and very dull gameplay.
    For the multiplayer part, one player use the controller to hide and collect coins, the other one use the headset and move controller to find and shoot. That's worth something, maybe.
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  5. Feb 7, 2019
    2
    One of the worst vr shooting galleries in an already crowded field of bad ones

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