Since the arrival of VR, we've been wondering if a standard online FPS would work. With the arrival of Onward, we at least know that a realistic, tactical military sim sure does. This isn't a twichy Call of Duty type arcade shooter. This game is deep, and the learning curve is somewhat daunting. You'll be using every single button on both Vive controllers. Physically pulling the pins on grenades, and doing other similar actions normally reserved for a button press. At certain points, you might think the controls are a bit too involved, but if you stick with it, eventually you'll have all the necessary maneuvers memorized. This is when Onward truly shines, as you'll be able to take advantage of your shooting and dodging prowess, without fumbling through the controls.
Rating - 83
(HTC Vive version reviewed)