Arizona Sunshine® 2 - Buyer's Guide

Experience a thrilling VR apocalypse game with dark humor and gory zombie action. However, it lacks polish and has unoriginal mechanics. Not worth the current price tag.
Fan-art of Arizona Sunshine® 2

Reload your shotgun and sharpen your machete as you reunite with your old friend, Fred, in the much-anticipated sequel, Arizona Sunshine® 2. This VR apocalypse game, known for its dark humor and gory zombie action, takes you on a new journey in the sun-drenched, zombie-infested Arizona. As you navigate through this post-apocalyptic world, each bullet becomes crucial in the face of realistic combat, with an arsenal of new and beloved weapons at your disposal. Accompanying you is your loyal four-legged friend, Buddy, who helps fend off the dreaded Freds. This sequel also reintroduces the popular co-op mode, adding a sense of camaraderie in an otherwise desolate world. With its high-end VR environments and advanced gore system, Arizona Sunshine 2 promises a thrilling, immersive survival experience, whether you’re playing the full campaign with a friend or joining others in the 4-player co-op Horde mode.

Should I play Arizona Sunshine® 2 in 2024?

The Good

From the reviews, it seems that the game’s music and audio are well-received. Some players also enjoyed the novelty of playing the game in VR, including the petting and interacting with the dog. The game has a certain charm to it, with some players having fun playing the game with friends.

The Bad

The game seems to lack polish, with many reviewers citing issues with the weapon and inventory systems. The controls can be unresponsive and the game can be frustrating to play. The lack of checkpoints can also make the experience feel tedious. Many reviewers felt that the game’s mechanics and design were unoriginal and lacking in depth. Additionally, there were several reports of annoying bugs and glitches.

Verdict

It’s hard to recommend Arizona Sunshine 2 in its current state. While the game has some charm and can be enjoyable in short bursts, the numerous issues with the game’s mechanics and design hold it back from being a truly enjoyable experience. With many VR games offering more polished experiences, it’s hard to justify the game’s current price point. My verdict is that this game is not worth the current price tag of $49, and even at a discounted price, it’s a hard sell. If you’re a die-hard VR fan or a fan of the original Arizona Sunshine, you might get some enjoyment out of it, but for most players, it’s best to look elsewhere.



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