‘ABE VR’ is Now Available for Free, Becomes BBFC’s First Rated VR Title


ABE VR is a psychological horror experience recently released for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift that puts you in the shoes of a serial killer’s next victim.

Based on the 2013 short film ABE, a project written and directed by Rob McLellan, ABE VR follows the same story line as its predecessor, but with a deeply visceral ‘up-close and personal’ effect that only VR can deliver.

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Road to VR Senior Editor Paul James had a chance to review ABE VR in May, saying the experience “successfully manages to take advantage of virtual reality’s ability to convince you that you’re sharing or invading personal space with real beings. Unfortunately, in the case of ABE, that being is a malfunctioning, murderous robot whose obsessive hunt for requited love has lead him to ‘fix’ all of those who don’t reciprocate … permanently.”

ABE VR, created by Hammerhead VR, was awarded a ’15 certificate’ age rating from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), the UK’s version of Motion Picture Association of America—making it a precedent-setting world first for cinematic VR experiences, or what the BBFC classifies as ‘Linear Virtual Reality’.

You can download ABE VR on Steam and Oculus Home for free

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  • Jad

    I’m actually underwhelmed. The Trailer was far more interesting that Abe VR is. Just sitting there while Abe talks … and then 5 seconds of screams at the end.