"I Expect You To Die" packs solid spy thrills in VR.

User Rating: 7 | I Expect You To Die PS4

To be real, I couldn't tell you how this VR game showed up at my doorstep, but I'm glad it did. VR is an excellent playground for experimentation and trying new things out, and "I Expect You To Die" is a great example on paper. Inserting you into several espionage scenarios, you have to keep your wits about you to be able to solve puzzles and escape with your life. It's definitely an exciting concept, and it became a game I was very excited to try out. After playing through it, I can say it was a somewhat flawed experience, but one with a lot of good things going on.

"I Expect You To Die" is a fun little stealth adventure in VR with quite a few good things going for it. The puzzle sections can be very clever, and the scenarios in each chapter are very entertaining, doing a great job making use of limited options. The hectic action setpieces also add to that and make the game worth pushing through even after you've struggled with a puzzle. For a small VR game, the settings are also very nice, and I think the game does a good job varying up the scenarios and locations, and while the story is not particularly deep, it is a nice, loving callback to the classic "James Bond" films.

I will say, though, that this game definitely has its flaws. The biggest of them is that the gameplay is very trial-and-error focused, which can be frustrating for some newcomers to the game. It might also be best to have someone with you to help figure things out (or hell, have them read a guide online to get through things a bit faster). Furthermore, even with some of the added DLC missions, the game is pretty damn short, and I can't help but wonder if they could've done a little more with the VR. Perhaps add a bit more movement instead of always keeping you stationary, that way there can be a bit more immersion.

Overall, "I Expect You To Die" is a very solid spy-based VR thriller. It doesn't last too long, and there are points in it that can feel frustrating, but there's also a lot of fun to be had with the game, especially if you have others around to help you out. It may not be the flashiest or most essential VR purchase, but it's one you and your friends could definitely have a fun time with.

Final rating: 7 out of 10 "Good"