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Virtually Dead's zombie VR experience adds extra tickets (we've tried it and it's brilliant)

In what was definitely not a normal Wednesday, yesterday Leon and I took a quest to a secret East end location in London and stood under a bridge with some fellow fools. We were collected by a military vehicle and taken to a 'secret training facility' where we experienced Virtually Dead, a unique combination of HTC Vive and live theatre. And before you ask, yes there was blood.

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I don't want to spoil too much of the experience, and we'll cover more in a full review very soon, but crawling through small spaces and tunnels and being hunted by live actors is suitably unnerving. Zombies hungry for both brains and Blains. As both a horror nerd and complete chicken when it comes to things like this in real life, it was rather intense but bloody brilliant.

The Vive itself, showing off, you guessed it, a zombie shooter, is seamlessly worked into the experience and given the stress of the rest of it, I found popping undead noggins to be the most relaxing part of the whole experience. It was when I was back in reality that the real scares hit again.

The event is currently sold out with a waiting list for it's March 19 to April 3 run, but 500 more Virtually Dead tickets will go on sale here (opens in new tab) at 3pm GMT. Be brave, soldier.

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Louise Blain
Louise Blain

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.