Ever wanted to experience a zombie apocalypse without the threat of getting eaten alive? The Oculus Quest creates the perfect opportunity to do just that. Death Horizon is an ambitious game with 1-4 players in which each player assumes the role of an average person who has survived the initial outbreak only to face trouble when bandits begin raiding houses and stealing supplies. Luckily, you are prepared with your trusty handgun ready to fight off these thugs while also fending off hordes of zombies trying to make ‘brains on toast’ out of you. However, no amount of preparation can be enough for what lies ahead… Prepare yourself for one or more evenings full of fun with friends or family!
The game mechanics are all simple enough to learn in five minutes, but much more fun to master over the course of several days. The gameplay is fast-paced and challenging – you’ll be bandaging up your friends while running for cover from zombies at the same time! There’s also lots of room for teamwork, which will give players a better chance at survival. Each player gets their own belt or chest rig with three firearm magazines (more can be added if necessary). There are tons of different weapons available too, including pistols, SMGs, shotguns, rifles, grenades and melee weapons. Furthermore, every weapon has two abilities that you can unlock as you progress through the game – one active ability that uses up energy and an upgradeable ability that does not. These abilities are extremely useful when facing waves of zombies with special effects such as increasing damage, reload speed, fire rate and more. We also liked the inventory system which allows you to change your primary weapon by equipping a holster or sling – this means you don’t have to worry about dropping your favorite gun during the heat of battle!
The graphics in Death Horizon are very competitive for an arcade game on the Oculus Quest. Textures are sharp, colors are bold and there is no visible slowdown whatsoever. Special mention must be made of the zombie animations that feature models with lots of bones and joints alongside realistic skin movement – simply put, this is some next level stuff!
The audio is immersive too; it’s like listening to a squad of elite soldiers fighting off the undead in a real firefight. The only downside to this otherwise amazing game is that it can be very laggy at times, which really kills the immersion factor. We guess that the developers will have to optimize their code further before Death Horizon becomes available on other virtual reality headsets.
All in all, Death Horizon is definitely worth checking out if you want a challenging zombie shooter for your Oculus Quest. Multiplayer mayhem awaits!
Overall, we rate this game a solid 4/5. It’s not perfect, but it’s a lot of fun and a great way to practice teamwork in VR with friends or family!