Zero Latency London review: Why go bowling when you can gun down zombies instead?

When planning a night out with friends or family, most people think pub, restaurant, cinema, bowling, or perhaps a gig.

Chances are you’re not thinking of a free-roaming virtual reality experience where you get to shoot zombies, battle killer robots and explore secret space stations.

But after recently paying a visit to Zero Latency at MeetspaceVR in Wembley’s Box Park, perhaps you should be.

The action takes place in a 400sq meter indoor arena, which houses up to eight players. 

And because this is free-roaming, you’re not tethered by wires or ushered through a set path. Instead, you’re equipped with headsets, headphones, backpacks and a gun, and essentially just let loose in this surprisingly large and open arena.

And don’t worry about potential injuries, because room markings ensure you don’t run into a teammate or smack into a wall via a warning in your HUD.

The impressive technology and game space is complemented by a decent selection of games for most tastes.

There’s chaotic player-vs-player action in Sol Raiders, where two teams of four battle in a variety of futuristic maps.

Singularity is a science-fiction shooter in which teams of up to eight people explore a space station, destroy killer robots and even experience zero gravity.

Zombie Survival is a wave-based survival shooter in which players kill as many zombies as possible while building defences.

Outbreak Origins is another zombie game, although it lasts a lot longer than Survival and is much more story driven.

There’s even something for beginners, with Engineerium providing a less intense experience that ditches the guns in favour of light exploration.

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Despite the more casual experience you get with Engineerium, it’s hard to imagine Zero Latency being for everybody.

It’s surprisingly physical with heavy-ish equipment, so you’re almost definitely going to build up a sweat.

Parts of it are also pretty terrifying and somewhat disorienting, especially when you’re stepping into a helicopter or walking up the side of a building.  Of course, this is also part of the fun.

Zero Latency is thrilling, entertaining and intense, and completely different to anything else you’re likely to experience in a social setting.

So if shooting zombies or battling robots sounds like your cup of tea, then Zero Latency should be in the conversation next time you’re planning a day/night out.

Zero Latency tickets start at £19.95 per person, and can be booked on the official website. Locations include Nottingham and London, with new arenas opening in Manchester and Birmingham soon.

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