Prepare to face a relentless nightmare as The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR’s latest free update introduces a Horde Mode.
Supermassive Games announced the mode in a trailer (which you can watch below) and PlayStation Blog post today as part of a free update, providing a fun and fast-paced survival challenge just in time for the spookiest time of year.
The PlayStation Blog post notes that the latest update added a new challenge to Horde Mode, where more enemies appear each time you blink. Supermassive previously tested out the PlayStation VR2’s eye-tracking tech at release, where certain enemies inch closer and closer to you every time you blink.
As with similar games that offer this arcade-style challenge, Horde Mode throws you into an area where the goal is to survive as long as you can. The longer you survive, the harder the enemies come. Given The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR is an on-rails shooter where you can’t move your body but rather your head from a fixed position, it certainly adds replay value to an otherwise short game.
I reviewed the Dark Pictures: Switchback VR earlier this year and while it was fun, the short runtime, weak story, and lack of scares hold it back from being the system-selling exclusive the PlayStation VR2 is still looking for.
Taylor is a Reporter at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.