GORN is a ludicrously violent VR gladiator simulator, made by Free Lives, the developers of Broforce and Genital Jousting. Featuring a unique, fully physics driven combat engine, GORN combatants will be able to creatively execute their most violent gladiatorial fantasies in virtual reality. Savagely strike down an infinite supply of poorly-animated opponents with all manner of weapons – from swords, maces, and bows to nunchuks, throwing knives, massive two-handed warhammers or even your blood-soaked bare hands. The only limits to the carnage are your imagination and decency, in the most brutal and savage VR face-smashing game ever produced by man.


Basic Info

Release Date: Jul 18, 2019 (Steam), January 28, 2021 (Quest)

Developer:  Free Lives

Publisher:  Devolver Digital

Supported Headsets: HTC Vive, Valve Index, Oculus Rift, Quest w/Link, Oculus Quest, Meta Quest 2

Supported Controllers: Tracked motion Controllers (Index/Knuckles supported. Appears to be the same or very similar configuration to the Rift touch controllers. Touch like finger tracking.)

Game Modes: Single Player

Release Status: Full Release

Demo Available: No

Supported Add-ons/SDKs: bHaptics – mod

Gameplay Info

Locomotion options: Smooth Movement or GORN movement(Grab ground to move yourself)

Turning options: Snap (Vive touchpad -Touch) or Smooth (Vive touchpad -Touch)

Roomscale: Yes

Sitting: No Standing: Yes

Left Handed option: Yes

In-Game Height Calibration: No

Comfort options: Comfort mode

Avatar: Only Hands

Gear/Inventory: None or N/A

Health Display Location: Represented by heart pounding/screen slowing blacking out

In-Game Tutorial: No

Physical Activity level:  Moderate

Play length:  4 hours +

Difficulty Options:  Easy, Normal, Hard, Nightmare

Mod Support: Yes See: https://www.reddit.com/r/gorn/comments/9dlvyq/gorn_now_has_mods/ and https://discord.gg/ZsNRgu3

What does this all mean?

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Menu Options Screenshots: (Taken from in-game)

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Information last verified/updated: Sept 30, 2019

Information, menu images and review based on the Steam version of the game. There may be slight differences between platforms.

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