The Body VR: Journey Inside a Cell is an Educational game that does exactly what the title suggests. We start off our adventure in a micro space station located in our veins and take a smaller craft to explore. It is all on rails and takes a bit over 11 minutes for our tour to finish. All throughout we are treated to a rather awesome narrator explaining to us the type of cells and other microscopic things living in our bodies as well as their functions. It is a brief explanation due to how short the game is but the visual feedback and narrator do a great job of covering the basics in the time they are given.
Listening to him may be a tad difficult since we are given reign to mess around and spawn various types of cells to shoot out the craft. Just observing what is happening outside is hypnotizing and is like staring at another realm which further help to draw our attention away from learning. This also helps to make you want to replay it again making actually listening to the poor narrator more likely. In the ship they will display a few of the cells and their name to help you visually recognize them.
It is a very passive experience with nothing to do but shoot cells or listen to the tour we are taking. Once we return to the main ship we may notice that there is another section called Anatomy Viewer. This is where the game really shines with their replica of the human body down to the muscles and organs, all the way to your artery system. You can pick the body apart piece by piece, all the while you are shown the name of whatever you are pointing at or holding. It makes an excellent learning tool as well as gives this game life after the tour ends.
You can “explode” the body to make the pieces fly apart making it easier to view how the body is organized. As far as I can tell all the pieces are accounted for though take that statement with a pinch of salt since I am no science professor. Graphics are well done and the huge amount of cells onscreen at times is impressive. You can select from three preconfigured graphics settings, them being, low, medium and finally high. Probably the most important factor to this educational game is that it is completely free. As such I see no reason not to give The Body VR a try if you are interested in the subject matter.