Raptor Valley – review

raptor valleyDid you enjoy watching the Jurassic Park film series? If you did you’ll agree (with the exception of the Trex) that the raptors were the stars of the show. Short but fierce with evil eyes and an even more evil looking set of chompers they were the ultimate hunters.

Well developer ‘Andrew Stout’ has decided to create a game where the raptors are the main stars, welcome to RAPTOR VALLEY.

VR dinosaur hunting

You start off the game at night lost and rather agitated in a lush green field where various shrubs and plants lie around waist height. Unfortunately it seems this area hasn’t been built for cow grazing but for raptor training and they are hungry.

raptor valley vr

The idea is basically to survive the night and avoid getting eaten. A woman on the headset your wearing does give you guidance but she’s also the instigator of your problems as she was the one training these raptors. Armed with only a flashlight you need to think on your feet and FAST. There are a variety of other weapons you can pick up along the way including various guns and flares but this is all about timing.

One minute you can be focusing on a rustle in the ferns, watching the movement and then suddenly a raptor flies out at you. This game really does create the feeling that you are being hunted and are very much at a disadvantage.

Ok Raptor Valley may not be the most polished VR shooter/horror/survival game you’ll play but by heck its one of the most atmospheric. This is not one for the faint-hearted as there are an abundance of scares; probably a good idea to wear two pairs of pants!

Download Raptor Valley from STEAM.

4 stars



System Requirements – HTC VIVE, OS: Windows 7 SP1 / Processor: Intel i5-4590 / Memory: 8 GB RAM / Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent