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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: 22 out of 28
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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. 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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  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
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  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 20, 2018
    10
    For me this is the best "Rouge LIke" game of the last 2 generations. Everything from the leveling system to the sense of immersion as youFor me this is the best "Rouge LIke" game of the last 2 generations. Everything from the leveling system to the sense of immersion as you explore the ship feels new and refreshing whilst feeling very natural at the same time. Only gripe I would have is that I wish it was longer, but the game wasn't expensive and for the time ive spent playing it and the experiences ive had, its an absolute bargain. Really hope for an expended sequel. 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 31, 2018
    10
    Best PSVR game to date! Really hope developers will push this to its limits in next game.
  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 16, 2018
    9
    Next to Moss and RE:7 (which just by personal preference, I wasn't a fan of), this is one of the best VR games. Definitely one of the betterNext to Moss and RE:7 (which just by personal preference, I wasn't a fan of), this is one of the best VR games. Definitely one of the better looking games for the VR (which understandably the graphics can be a turn off). This game will keep your heart pumping with immersive gameplay. No running and gunning here. You have to use stealth and actually duck behind corners, boxes, and other things. In other stealth games, you can imagine what the tension must be like for the main character. In this game, you truly feel the terror and fear because its you.

    This game is a blast and hopefully they expand more on the game in the future. MUST OWN FOR VR OWNERS.
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