Stranger Things VR Welcomes you back to Hawkins Today

February has been a decent month for new VR games, with the likes of MADiSON VR and Ghosts of Tabor arriving. As the month draws to a close one of the most highly anticipated games for Meta Quest lands today. And that’s Tender Claws’ Stranger Things VR.

Best known for its Virtual Virtual Reality series, this is the first major IP project the studio has undertaken. The studio takes an innovative approach to VR gameplay design and that continues in Stranger Things VR. Previous games based on the TV show have been mobile titles for iOS and Android – also accessible through Netflix’s app. They’ve been standard puzzle games or mini adventures where you play Hawkins characters.

The VR edition takes a very different approach, placing you in control of Vecna. That means you can enjoy the: “never-before-seen perspective of Vecna as he explores unknown realities, forms the hive mind, and enacts his plan for revenge against Eleven and Hawkins.”

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Upside down in VR

You’ll have access to all of Vecna’s powers, able to invade the dreams and memories of key Hawkins residents. If you’re a fan of the show, there’s another interesting addition. As you probably already know, Vecna wasn’t revealed until season 4 of the show, but his influence was there from the very beginning. You’ll learn how he affected events of prior seasons, so we’re definitely expecting an appearance from the Mind Flayer.

Key gameplay features:

  • Grab, crush and throw your opponents using telekinesis
  • Relive memories from Henry’s time at Hawkins Lab with Dr. Brenner as you explore an otherworldly, interconnected hive-mind
  • Inhabit the dreams and memories of fan-favourite characters like Will Byers and Billy Hargrove as you manipulate them to do your bidding
  • Open and close portals between worlds and realities… at your peril

Stranger Things VR is out today as a Meta Quest exclusive. Did you remember to get the 10% pre-order discount?

Let us know your impressions of the game in the comments below.