Ghosts of Tabor

Ghosts of Tabor: A Tempestuous VR Experience

Dive into the intense world of Ghosts of Tabor, where survival is just a VR headset away.

Early Access Review
VR Only
last updated Feb 12, 2024
Ghosts of Tabor is the VR equivalent of juggling live grenades—one slip and it’s all over, but keep your cool and you’re in for a blast.

A Battle of Wits and Will in Virtual Reality

Ghosts of Tabor invites players into a VR realm that's both thrilling and infuriating, much like trying to explain the internet to a 90-year-old. It's a survival game that marries the tension of PvP with the unpredictability of PvE, creating a gameplay experience that's akin to being dropped into an action movie hot zone without the script. Players can scavenge, craft, and loot in a world that’s as unforgiving as a tax audit, where each decision could either lead to spectacular survival or hilarious demise. While navigating through disjointed areas like Prison and Matka miest poses a hefty challenge, it’s the blend of teamwork and solo skirmishes that really cranks up the adrenaline. Plus, the joy of finally acquiring that level 6 armor—after nearly decking your grandma—is oddly satisfying.

Sounds That Make You Check Over Your Shoulder

Audio in Ghosts of Tabor does exactly what it's supposed to do in a survival game: keep you on edge. With every footstep, gunshot, and distant explosion, you’ll find yourself spinning around faster than a cat chasing a laser pointer. The soundscape adds a layer of immersion thick enough to slice with a knife, making every encounter with AI or real players a heart-pounding experience. Although, let’s be honest, the AI’s pinpoint accuracy can make for some rather comedic moments as you’re outgunned by what appears to be an enemy with the aim of an Olympian archer. Add to this the eerie silence that pervades the game world, and you’ve got a recipe for some genuinely spooky moments that could give a horror movie a run for its money.

A Visually Mixed Bag with Performance Quirks

Graphically, Ghosts of Tabor is like that one friend who shows up to a black-tie event in sneakers; it’s mostly impressive but with noticeable lapses in fashion sense. The environments are sufficiently detailed to pull you into its VR survival world, offering a visual feast that ranges from ‘wow’ to ‘well, that’s a bit rough.' Performance wise, get ready for a rollercoaster that rivals homemade rocket launches. Some players have encountered the classic VR dilemmas – such as the world morphing beneath their feet or weapons having a life of their own, complete with levitation antics. These hiccups aside, when the game runs smoothly, it’s as impressive as finding a parking spot in the city on a busy day.

The Not-So-Great, The Bad, and The Janky

Ghosts of Tabor is not without its dark alleyways. The inventory management system is like trying to organize a teen's bedroom—frustrating and mostly futile. Couple this with an occasionally clunky gunplay that can feel like you’re trying to swat flies with a sledgehammer, and it’s clear that some polish is desperately needed. Technical issues somersault from minor annoyances to game-crashing catastrophes faster than you can say “early access woes.” Despite these gripes, the game still manages to deliver moments of pure, unadulterated fun, especially when you pull off a successful raid or manage to snipe an enemy from a distance, earning that fleeting feeling of VR superiority. Game Cover Art
79 .81% Developer Combat Waffle Studios Publisher Beyond Frames Early Accesss Release Date March 20, 2023

The Verdict

Ghosts of Tabor is a wild ride through a world that’s equal parts exhilarating and exasperating. It’s the VR equivalent of juggling live grenades—one slip and it’s all over, but keep your cool and you’re in for a blast. Despite the occasional technical hiccup and a need for some QoL improvements, the game manages to carve out a space for itself among VR survival enthusiasts. While it won't be everyone's cup of tea due to its demanding nature and soul-crushing difficulty at times, it’s a must-try for those seeking a hearty dose of adrenaline in a virtual landscape. So, strap on your headset, and get ready to dive into a game that’s as maddening as it is addictive. Just remember, in Ghosts of Tabor, trust is a scarce commodity, and patience is the key to success. And maybe keep a spare pair of underwear handy—you’ll need it.