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ROM: Extraction

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ROM: Extraction is a fast-paced homage to the classic arcade shooter, featuring an unprecedented style of VR gameplay.

Welcome to the year 2076, where you now have the power to slow down time--called "Reflex" power. You'll play as a member of an Orb Extraction Unit, on your way to extract highly volatile energy matter--Orbs--from chambers on the moon. With only a few minutes to defend yourself against the onslaught of alien-built robots protecting the chambers, discover the immense satisfaction of decimating those ‘bots via your "Throw, Slow & Shoot" combat strategy.

As of Feb 28th 2017, ROM has been updated with a new expansion, entitled “Overrun.”

Overrun is a whole new level for players to master, featuring several unique twists on VR gameplay. Your journey to the escape pods continues through the depths of the extraction vessel. The ship has been overrun! Systems are malfunctioning, and you must face highly dangerous enemies on the lower levels of the ship--and escape to the planet surface with your life.

  • Use Orbs in combination with your pistol to “Throw, Slow, and Shoot”
  • Shoot Orbs in proximity of enemies for the most strategic kills
  • Use the environment to your advantage--be on the lookout for destructibles
  • Grab the two-handed EOS-15 rifle when you shoot the floating gun token
  • Use the EOS-15 to “Launch, Slow, Shoot”--a new twist on the core game mechanic that gives you an orb-launching, auto-firing weapon of destruction
  • When “jumpers” are in close proximity, use your pistol or EOS-15 to pop off their heads!

Key Features
  • Experience having your full arms in VR
  • Engage in an exciting new style of VR gameplay--wield the power to slow down time, and use it as a weapon
  • Three modes of play for each level: Normal - Hard - Survive
  • Leaderboards: See how you stack up against your local and global Extractors
  • Achievements: Earn up to 15 different Steam Achievements
  • Cooperative social screen feature: Play in a room with others in real-time--enable your friends to see a top-down view of your gameplay
  • Killer soundtrack featuring the music of Delta Heavy and Twin Moons (aka Le Castle Vania)

Continued expansion of the ROM universe through future content updates
  • More modes of play
  • More levels
  • Co-op multiplayer
  • Character skins (multiplayer)
  • Enemies with new attributes
  • Power-ups and orbs with special properties
Release date
First Contact Entertainment
First Contact Entertainment
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD RX470
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compliant Sound Card
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i7-4770
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 or AMD R9 390
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compliant Sound Card
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ROM: Extraction reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
6 min lifespan..... It's all said! We can suddenly try to redo the 2 poor LVL to type a high score, only the mechanics of games is so boring (throwing the ball, bullet time, shoot the ball...), that this represents only little interest and one saw extremely better elsewhere ..... Let's add to this a prohibitive price, an optimization completely to the collector and we will understand that the only possible extraction is the yours of this games that borders the scam (and this same resulted has 1.99....)
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Microsoft from French
+ Cool graphics, Unreal engine 4 well exploited. + We see his arms, it's not much but it's still very nice. -One level-game lasted ~ 3min, €15 for 3min of play not to abuse either-pistol totally useless, it does no damage and serves only to shoot the balls. -We spend his time throwing balls at the enemies without really knowing what it does. Our arms are quickly hurt.... This game is clearly not worth €15 and should be marked as early access because there is nothing, the game play is empty. Off put a good level graphics, which does not do everything, it would really have to review the game play up and add levels, game modes etc...
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Microsoft from Italian
TLDR (ENG): Decent technical Quality but severely lack contents, you can see what it offers in minutes. A wave shooter in the more negative meaning. TLDR (ITA): A competent technical wall with reduced bone content, it will take you a few minutes to see everything it has to offer. A "Wave shooter" in its negative meaning. ROM Extraction is a title that left me very puzzled. Defined by some a kind of Raw Data a little ' lighter but with a good technical realization, it was actually a game that is very skinny and devoid of content. The dreaded and now stale "wave shooters" (ie the typical VR games where the only purpose is to resist indefinitely to waves of enemies, without being able to explore or advance in the adventure) define the product perfectly, the so-called levels of which is composed- A couple – they are a series of waves of enemies to be faced inside their own "ring" that would be your chaperone space. That's it. Wishing to strive to find positive aspects, is certainly done by competent staff, has a discrete graphics (but discreet is the maximum that can be said on the subject) and appropriate music. There is a multiplayer menu to unlock, but the game has been out for months now. It was purchased with the 75% discount, but I was mortally bored after only ten minutes to push me to ask for a refund of this small expense, and I doubt that I would install even if it was a free product. There are so many horrible games for VR, made by people to their first development experience, but it is not the case of ROM Extraction: So little is not possible to forgive from a team sailed and less at this price.
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