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Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

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  • Summary: Caught in the inexorable pull of a black hole, and with the crew mutated into horrific and murderous aberrations, it’s down to you, a clone of security officer Zimri Eder, to save the ship and make the jump back to earth.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Aug 3, 2018
    90
    While the story is run-of-the-mill sci-fi tropes, the execution is fantastic. Great atmosphere, impeccable tracking, thrilling suspense and fantastic controls add up to one must-buy title for you PlayStation VR set if you can stomach the survival horror genre set in space. The roguelike element that causes the ship's layout to change constantly is a welcome addition and keeps the game feeling fresh. A special mention must go to the highly original and entertaining multiplayer. Highly recommended.
  2. Aug 26, 2018
    85
    The Persistence VR is one of the best VR games out there. Don't hesitate, buy this game and you will get a unforgettable horror experience.
  3. Jul 24, 2018
    84
    The Persistence is a real gem, as well as one of the most long-lasting and complete virtual reality experiences you can find on PlayStation VR today.
  4. Jul 24, 2018
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Jul 24, 2018
    80
    Overall, The Persistence is a great sci-fi horror experience that cleverly uses VR to slowly ratchet up the tension and fear. While never entirely terrifying, it does still work well as horror, with just enough randomisation to keep you coming back for more.
  6. Aug 2, 2018
    75
    If you’re looking to feed your PSVR, here’s a new challenger: The Persistence is a pretty cool VR survival-horror game, which also had the good idea to add some rogue-like elements to the mix. A VR must-have.
  7. Games Master UK
    Aug 9, 2018
    52
    An impressive technical showcase for PS VR, but the game lurking beneath is uninspired. [Issue#333, p.68]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Nov 26, 2018
    10
    Extremely polished and well directed rogue-like survival horror/action game that leverages the PSVR to its full capabilities. If you everExtremely polished and well directed rogue-like survival horror/action game that leverages the PSVR to its full capabilities. If you ever wanted to play system shock or possibly bioshock in VR, then don't hesitate to get this one! There is also a companion app for iphone/ipad that enables another player to either assist the VR player, or to hamper their progress.

    Great action and stealth moments to be had, and the character/item/ability progression is engaging. Former Psygnosis devs, if that means anything to you (for me = quality). Not to be missed!
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  2. Oct 17, 2018
    10
    This game is FANTASTIC.....the VR environment draws you in and doesn't let go. There are some REAL scary moments....unexpected loud noisesThis game is FANTASTIC.....the VR environment draws you in and doesn't let go. There are some REAL scary moments....unexpected loud noises make you flinch and increases the tension and that fast, horrifying needle stuck skull faced dude will haunt your dreams!

    There are no cutscenes which doesn't affect the brilliance of the game and didn't bother me at all. The only negatives I can find is no savepoints throughout the game and you have to play as a female (SJW Alert! - there should have been an option to play as a male character).

    CAN'T WAIT FOR PERSISTANCE 2 !!!
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  3. Jul 24, 2018
    10
    IMO best PSVR title we have to date. A must own for any headset owner. Dead Space mixed with a little alien isolation. The sense of scale andIMO best PSVR title we have to date. A must own for any headset owner. Dead Space mixed with a little alien isolation. The sense of scale and immersion is great, Dualshock 4 only controls but they are great as well. Even if you're not into the stealth horror genre you should still give this a try. Worth every penny and super fun. Expand
  4. Jan 17, 2021
    10
    Really good VR game, take it! The visuals are awesome, the gameplay is addictive and the VR experience is very polished.
  5. Jul 25, 2018
    10
    Ill keep this short and sweet. One of the best titles ive played in a very long time.
  6. Jul 25, 2018
    10
    Great game, tonnes of replayability. A must own PSVR title. A science fiction rouge like akin to dead space meets binding of Issac.
  7. Feb 7, 2019
    4
    I guess I bought in on the hype and bought this game solely based on the reviews. Bad mistake. After a few hours playing this game I canI guess I bought in on the hype and bought this game solely based on the reviews. Bad mistake. After a few hours playing this game I can honestly say it's NOT worth the price of entry. Previous gen graphics, clunky gameplay and terribly dark VR sequences (even with the flashlight on) makes for a murky, low-res, boring and confusing game. Each time you die (and you will, many times over) the entire game starts over and all collectibles are gone, including your weapons. I'll put in some more hours after spending the money but not at ALL what I expected after all the positive reviews. Buyer beware. Expand

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