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New Downtown Arcade 'Escape To Virtual Reality' Opens Its Doors

A new virtual reality arcade has opened its doors in the neighborhood. The new arrival to Downtown, called Escape To Virtual Reality, is located at 155 W Washington Blvd.

According to the newcomer's website, it's the "first location-based entertainment Virtual Reality gaming platform designed to provide visitors with a top-quality VR gaming experience."

Through VR headsets, visitors can leave the world they know and enter a whole new realm, with the option to play Time Zombies (fight and survive the zombie attack), Dronestorm (battle against giant centipedes) and Planktos (be the guardian of the crystals). See the pricing here

The new arcade has garnered rave reviews thus far, with a five-star rating out of five reviews on Yelp.

Damon F., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on July 17th, said: "This was my first experience with virtual reality gaming...things have definitely come along way since the 1980s and Duck Hunt on Nintendo! I had so much fun and definitely got into it."

Yelper Paul C. added: “I took my brother and his friend here and it was so much fun. I recommend to anyone who likes gaming and likes playing with friends. The time zombies game is by far my favorite.”

And Nina A. said: "My experience here is unexplainable!!! The suspension, and the realistic interaction with the zombies was so much fun. I was so scared I thought that were real, and I even lost my voice at a point from screaming so much!"

Head on over to check it out: Escape To Virtual Reality is open Monday–Saturday from noon–midnight. (It's closed on Sunday).