Virtual Reality dominated much of gamescom 2016, but few VR games have really sold me on the platform's ability to really immerse me in another world.

Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope, however, planted me perfectly in the shoes of Sam himself (I assume - you never see or hear him), shooting up some alien fools like there's no tomorrow.

The demo played out as a classic Horde Mode type affair - increasingly difficult waves of enemies rush towards you, and it's your job to, well, stay alive.

You get a choice of weapons - each of which you can hold in one hand, so you can duel wield like the coolest army dude ever - then blast evil angels out of the sky, Jabba's rancor off the ground, and giant enemy crabs from the dust.

The fact the game doesn't let you or your character move far - you're never in a moving vehicle, for example - means you have time to think and look around, accentuating the immersion.

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Oh, and the level in the darkened cave was terrifying.

Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope is coming to Steam Early Access on HTC Vive this summer, while developer Croteam also hopes to bring Sam to other VR platforms soon.