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Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 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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  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
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  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. 90
    It doesn't rip up any trees in terms of the horror genre, even in VR, but The Persistence is a game that understands how to deliver proper terror and tension for Sony's virtual reality hardware. Finally, we have a horror game that is fully designed for PSVR and the end result is something pretty special.
  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
    In The Persistence, the team at Firesprite have concocted a rogue-lite survival horror whose atmosphere and hard hitting combat feel fantastic in VR. Thanks to an impressive array of comfort options it’s also amongst the best PSVR experiences we’ve had, and for owners of Sony’s headset it’s damn near essential.
  5. Jul 24, 2018
    80
    One of the best horror games on PlayStation VR, as well as an impressively inventive first person roguelike that Dead Space fans in particular will appreciate.
  6. Jul 24, 2018
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  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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  1. Aug 6, 2018
    10
    Ótimo jogo, um dos melhores para o VR. Gráfico impecável, só um pouco borrado... Ótimo gameplay, com bastante susto no caminho... Um roguelikeÓtimo jogo, um dos melhores para o VR. Gráfico impecável, só um pouco borrado... Ótimo gameplay, com bastante susto no caminho... Um roguelike game, vai te prender até você zerar... Recomendo a todos. Expand
  2. Aug 3, 2018
    10
    The Persistence has quickly become one of my top 2 or 3 VR experiences. It's an amazing game, with lots of atmosphere, and a sense of dreadThe Persistence has quickly become one of my top 2 or 3 VR experiences. It's an amazing game, with lots of atmosphere, and a sense of dread (which is a good thing). It's not only a great PSVR game, it's just a great game in general, and is one of my favorite PS4 games to date, and that's including non-VR games. Expand
  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. Jul 30, 2018
    10
    Hands down the best PSVR experience! I would gladly recommend this title to anyone!
  5. 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.
  6. Jul 24, 2018
    10
    This game has a feel of Dead Space. Graphics are very nice and sharp on my PS4 Pro. The controls win the day for me. They are well implementedThis game has a feel of Dead Space. Graphics are very nice and sharp on my PS4 Pro. The controls win the day for me. They are well implemented with dual shock controller. There are 3 comfort settings. Normal comfort setting allows for free walking. I am totally impressed by this title. I am yet to play it more deeply but the game is dark and scary. This is another AAA title for PSVR. IF you are fan of horror survival games you should not miss this game. Scratch the last statement. This is essential game for any PSVR owner. The game is well worth the admission price. This is probably the closest we will get to Dead Space on PSVR. Expand
  7. Aug 7, 2018
    9
    Excellente game ! Stressful, graphically nice, and with a lot of RPG elements that go perfectly with the Rogue like experience. I am reallyExcellente game ! Stressful, graphically nice, and with a lot of RPG elements that go perfectly with the Rogue like experience. I am really having a blast on this one, and if you like light horror, this might be the best PSVR game ! Expand

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