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  • Summary: The acclaimed Gungrave series is reborn on PlayStation VR! Gungrave VR and the standalone sequel Gungrave VR U.N are also available together in one complete set: Gungrave VR Loaded Coffin Edition.
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Gungrave VR Official Trailer | E3 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 12 out of 16
  1. 75
    Gungrave VR isn't a very good VR title, It isn't that good of a game in general, With all that it tries to do it doesn't do much of anything well. Not only is Gunrave VR a poor game its a poor use of an excellent license.
  2. Dec 10, 2018
    50
    Gungrave, like when it debuted over a decade ago, is an acquired taste.
  3. Dec 12, 2018
    40
    Gungrave VR will make you feel cool as you shoot your foes while dodging and occasionally reflecting their projectiles but it's so sloppily put together that it's hard to enjoy the action for longer than a few minutes at a time.
  4. Dec 13, 2018
    40
    Gungrave VR has a poorly implemented control scheme, a lack of story content, it doesn’t take advantage of the technology available in the PSVR headset, and ultimately lacks enjoyment in its core gameplay. Unfortunately, Gungrave VR has failed to raise the series from the grave and we’d advise everyone to let this one lay to rest.
  5. Feb 5, 2019
    40
    I was excited for the return of Gungrave. Especially since PlayStation VR had been so impressive for me recently diving into the technology. Sadly this experience is just not worth dropping the cash for. There are a ton of better VR experiences for Sony’s headset.
  6. Feb 11, 2019
    30
    Gungrave VR is a game that not only tarnishes its own legacy but also leaves a bad impression of VR as a whole. The gameplay is shallow, as attacks feel slow and lack any sort of impact. The limited nature of the stages and the lack of any intelligent enemy combat makes the affair boring, but the clunky implementation of VR is what really drags down the game. The VR feels unnatural, and it doesn't safeguard one from getting nausea. There's still hope that the upcoming sequel will fare better, especially if it sticks with more traditional gameplay elements and presentation, but this VR take is one that players can easily skip.
  7. Jan 3, 2019
    25
    It may have the right attitude and style for a VR shooter, but nearly everything is implemented abysmally. From its awkward controls and awful presentation to the fact that the whole experience lasts less than an hour, there’s no reason to invest time or money. There’s almost certainly a much better game lying within, but for now Grave should probably stay buried

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Dec 12, 2018
    10
    I really enjoy this game, a great VR experience. Don’t understand where the critics are coming from.
  2. Dec 13, 2018
    5
    Fun in short bursts but really shouldn't have been $40. If it was maybe $10, I would have definitely recommended it. The game can be a bit ofFun in short bursts but really shouldn't have been $40. If it was maybe $10, I would have definitely recommended it. The game can be a bit of fun but only on the latter two stages. The firs three feels clunky to play. Graphics aren't bad but aren't anything special, especially for an overpriced VR game. The story is the worst part. You play as a guy named Grave who's duty is to take out the a drug named....I don't know, I wasn't paying too much attention. All I know is that drugs are bad and you gotta stop them. That's basically the plot of the game. It is very underwhelming. The only replay value in the game is playing on the highest difficulty but in all honesty, I just don't think that's enough. The game is way too short (took me 47 minutes to complete it) and only 2/5 of the game I thought was "passable". Expand
  3. Dec 24, 2018
    4
    I really dig Yasuhiro Nightow's ideas.
    But boy, this was one massive hit to his legacy.
    The character moves pretty well, but that's about
    I really dig Yasuhiro Nightow's ideas.
    But boy, this was one massive hit to his legacy.
    The character moves pretty well, but that's about it. Your aiming however is another story, I have no idea what was going through their heads when deciding this. My neck was hurting after about 2 levels. If this is what Mastiff thinks the future of Gungrave is, I'd rather go back and play the PS2 games.
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  4. Dec 13, 2018
    3
    One of the worst VR games I have played. Gameplay is sluggish and at time, almost hard to know what' going on due to the bad camera angles.One of the worst VR games I have played. Gameplay is sluggish and at time, almost hard to know what' going on due to the bad camera angles. Plus, the gameplay just doesn't have that weighty feeling of satisfaction when killing enemies because the game really isn't that hard. The boss fights were underwhelming as well, requiring no skill to kill them. Graphics are something straight of an early PS3 game, controls can feel very whimsy (especially during first person segments), story is barely coherent, and worst of all, you can beat this game in just under an hour. All for the price of $40, which is highly unacceptable.

    Don't listen to the positive user score above. Trust me, you'll be doing yourself a favor by avoiding this game. I think I had more fun playing The Walker or Ace Banana than I did in this game. This hurts me because I enjoyed the previous two Gungrave games but now, I can only hope Gungrave GORE will be an improvement. The only thing that could salvage this heap of trash is if they dropped the price to $15 or $10. But other than that, just stay away. Ignore what the positive score(s) say.
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  5. Dec 13, 2018
    2
    "I really enjoy this game, a great VR experience. Don’t understand where the critics are coming from."

    Well gee, maybe because after the
    "I really enjoy this game, a great VR experience. Don’t understand where the critics are coming from."

    Well gee, maybe because after the PSVR recieving countless of decent games, is incredibly frustrating to see an incredibly short game with an incomprehensible story that doesn't help much to set up the story for GORE, enemies that can only die untill they finished their attack animations, mediocre gameplay with useless moves like the melee attack, bosses that are much as a pushover as that bully from 3rd grade, and graphics that are barely on par with today's VR standards? I'm not the guy who criticizes games for bad graphics but this is $40, the same price that games like Firewall currently sit at.

    Something tells me Iamagodgamer is a new comer to VR games, and has barely played any actual GOOD Vr experiences (and most likely haven't played a Gungrave game). Then again, this is also the same guy who gave a score 0 to PUBG and a 10 to Red Dead Redemption 2, so I'm guessing he's one of those people from metacritic.
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