Final Strike – review

final strike Have you ever wanted to take the perspective of a fighter pilot who has to take down the aliens to save planet Earth? Yeah we’re sure a few of you have. Well the good news is the developers at Ghost Machine have come up with a virtual reality game with a similar premise – Final Strike.

If you’ve seen the previous Independence Day movie (and even the new one that came out this month) we feel this is the vibe that Final Strike has gone for. However now thanks to VR you can actually be in the pilot seat during those dog-fights. Made for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive you can experience the head rush only the likes of Tom Cruise has felt in Top Gun!

Virtual Reality fighter pilot

Team up with an ally AI or go it alone. Whatever your choice once you’re in your jet you have various weaponry at your disposal from lasers to big hitting missiles. Its your job to guide your ship through the swarms of enemy fighters and take down the mother ship. Flying your craft in VR over the parched desert landscape is particularly realistic and once immersed in the game you’ll feel like you’re right in the action. There are also a bunch of features in your cockpit from working controls and HUD’S that help to polish off the experience.

As you can see from the video below the graphics are great and help create the realism required. In addition Ghost Machine have included a full Hollywood-esque soundtrack that ramps up the action.

An Early Access version of the game is now available from STEAM. It has had mixed reviews but the negative feedback tends to be about controls/ bugs that the developers should iron out over time … and when they do this will be a great virtual reality action game.

final strike vr

Visit the Ghost Machine site for more info on this game and their other VR projects.

Recommended system requirements – OS: Windows Vista, Windows 8 / Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.7Ghz or better / Memory: 4 GB RAM MB RAM / Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT or better. Along with your headset you will need a controller i.e. a Logitech Rumblepad or 360 controller. 

4 stars