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By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Intense, gory VR shooter lets you splatter alien bug hordes.

Game HTC Vive , Oculus Rift , Windows 2018
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Despite some technical issues and relatively few mission types, this shooter is really, really fun -- especially if you play in virtual reality. What's more, Gunheart lets players easily switch between standing or seated options, motion tweaks, and other choices to make actions like strafing, jumping, and teleporting a fluid experience. Action game fans will enjoy the combat against a nonstop onslaught of nasty enemy creatures -- most of which have wings to fly, which adds aerial hazards to track during matches. Players will also find enjoyment in buying gun (and rig) mods, seeing how these boosts all play out during heated skirmishes. Much of the enjoyment with the game and your equipment is through trial and error: It's gratifying when you've toyed with perks and mods to inflict even more damage, especially when playing with friends together in co-op mode.

Also enjoyable is the game's Horde mode, where you're tasked with taking down 15 increasingly difficult waves of enemies across three open battlefields. Just as you can tweak your firepower, enemies also get new modifiers to make them even tougher. Seasoned players may also test their skill at Lone Wolf mode, if they like deathmatch-style experiences. Fusing VR and PC play, Gunheart is a ton of fun. Its biggest problem now is the fact that it has a lot of technical issues, like random bugs and glitches that pop up during play. It also has very long load times that feel out of place compared to the fast-paced play. But if you can tolerate lots of patches to the game in an attempt to fix these issues, you may find yourself loving Gunheart's intense combat, huge levels, and wide selection of weapons and upgrades.

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