Echo VR: resurrected legend

A technical and mental masterpiece for coop-multiplayer challenges between real people around the world. High entry threshold but mind-blowing fun for those few, who learn to play

Strong sides:

  • An absolute masterpiece that was way ahead of its time.
  • Technically perfect realized physics, graphics, look and feel
  • Best zero-gravity and full-body motion implementation ever made in VR
  • Great tutorial and practice
  • Social and coop-compilation, including voice chat, team play and competition vibes.
  • Absolutely free, additional totally different game mode offered as DLC (Echo Combat)
  • Infinite replayability, possibility to play in multiplayer mode or single-player practice versus bots
  • Possibility to regard the game as an eSport (with physical and mental activity)

Weak sides:

  • High entry threshold , easy to learn controls but needs some time of practice to learn playing effeciently
  • Lack of players in Echo Combat DLC extension, so you might wait for a game for dozens of minutes
  • UPD'23/24: you need some additional manipulations with the game to connect to third-party servers to play (because Meta officially shut down the game in 2023)

Summary and conclusion:

This is a real gem of multiplayer VR games and social experiences with competition elements. It will blow your head with 0g feeling and game mechanics, technical perfection and immersion. Even after playing 5K+ you still want to play this more than anything else :) This is an old article, that has been updated after Meta's 2023 official shutdown of the game, ignoring it's 25+K active player base and endless potential of this masterpiece for VR sports. But the community didn't give up and now only UNOFFICIAL servers are functioning (with lots of people). To get playing you need to download modified client and use Discord to register your account. More info and manuals are available on official Echo VR Lounge discord
Echo VR: resurrected legend


Rating: 5+ from 5 - real masterpeace!


Game is available on:

Rift StoreQuest Store
Tested on:
i7, GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB RAM, Rift CV1

Game performance:
This game is exclusively available only o Oculus Store for Oculus devices, but might be launched on third-party headsets using Revive (see the knowledge base).

Review by: Pheonics

Official game trailer and our gameplay footage

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