PC - Windows
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About this game
Developer: Insomniac Games
The Tempest shattered your android body. Journey through an ever-changing cloudscape to augment yourself and save your friends. Explore an expansive world with complete freedom—bound up cliffs, glide across chasms, and fly through the slipstream with velocity. Detonate explosives, harness electricity, and wield makeshift weapons to overcome titanium sentries and monolithic guardians. Play single-player, or explore forgotten ruins together.
Critic Reviews10 Reviews
The appeal of Stormland, beyond its visually stunning world, is analogous to a jungle gym: once you’ve run through its brief obstacle course, it’s up to you to make your own acrobatic fun. Jumping, gliding, or otherwise launching yourself off of Stormland’s highest peaks with your own two hands is an absolute treat in VR, and one that’s worth going through the motions of the middling combat, repetitive missions, and light story for.
I admire Stormland’s open-world shooting and traversal, which feel like genuine steps forward for VR. The UI is inspired, the upgrade system smart, and its co-op shows a lot of promise. But as an evolving live game, it hasn’t shown me enough to make me want to strap on my headset again next week.
There’s plenty more work to be done, then, but when looking back at the shape of VR shooters over the past three years, Stormland shines as a real achievement. Many of its dizzying strands of design are dreamlike in delivery, from the seamless UI and scaling cliff faces with Olympic proficiency to effortlessly surfing its bed of clouds or unloading a rattling barrage of bullets on enemies. Its stumbles are as obvious as they are numerous, but it picks itself back up again time after time. The seas of VR shooter development are still stormy, but Stormland sails them with aplomb.