Budget Cuts is a VR stealth game where you dexterously zip, sneak or rambo your way forward through thrilling, oil-splatter filled combat!
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (24) - 70% of the 24 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (501) - 74% of the 501 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 14, 2018
Developer:
Publisher:

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Curator Review

Recommended
By Ian B.'s Subscribers June 25, 2017

“This is a blast in VR. One of my favorite VR experiences all around.”

Notice: Requires one of the following virtual reality headsets: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. See the VR Support section for more info.

Buy Budget Cuts

 

Recent updates View all (33)

February 26

New Patch: Oculus SDK improvements and Level Select.

Since the release of Arcade Mode we have received feedback and bug reports, mainly from Oculus Native users. In this patch we have addressed some of the issues and wishes you brought us!

We also added a Level Select in the Main Menu! This will let you select any level you previously reached when starting a New Game!



Conveniently enough, the Level select also doubles as a HELP-I-AM-STUCK-IN-THIS-LEVEL-BECAUSE-STUPID-BUG buddy. We are aware that some users are experiencing bugs such as missing screws, ADAM acting strange, locked doors that can be opened by pushing them with physics objects. These issues are connected to the save system and have proven particularly difficult to address. As an emergency workaround for any such issues, we recommend to start a New Game on an empty Save Slot, then use the Level Select to start the same level you were playing when encountering the issue. This will sadly cause you to lose any objects stored in your inventory from previous levels, but should rid you of the save system issue (you will get to keep mission critical items, ofcourse).

See detailed patch notes below.

  • Fix for audio issues on Oculus Native [oculussdk].
  • Reworked throwing for Oculus Native [oculussdk].
  • Introduced Level Select for Story Mode.
  • Brazilian Portuguese and Chinese Traditional localization added to Arcade Mode.
  • Fix for issue where you could use the translocator after level complete in Arcade Mode.
  • Various smaller bug fixes.

Thank you for all your feedback, please keep it coming! :)
6 comments Read more

February 14

Arcade patch is now live!!

We are very happy to announce the release of Budget Cuts Arcade - a special game mode with a focus on replayability, with 4 new levels that are added automatically in this patch. To access them you need to use the arcade cabinet in the main menu. We’ve also put Budget Cuts on sale for a few days to celebrate the launch of the Arcade mode and hope that you have a lot of fun stabbing our virtual robots. We don’t mind. It’s fine. It didn’t take us a long time to make them or anything. I’m sure nobody will miss them...



Arcade patch changelog:
  • Added Arcade mode! Wohoo!
  • New scoring system for Arcade mode
  • Local highscore system for Arcade (cheating will disqualify you)
  • Arcade cabinet added to starting room
  • New Arcade specific difficulty settings
  • 4 new levels
  • 8 new collectibles (2 per level) for arcade
  • New Arcade specific sound and music
  • Sharp objects glow red through walls and such when nearby
  • Arcade only version of Main menu, meant for VR-centers, accessed by modifying config_machine.cfg

(example config which sets arcade-only mode and forces tracking space to room scale)
  • Old game now called “Story mode”.
  • Story mode “Extra” difficulty is now a bit more difficult.
  • No longer able to fire translocator through walls, doors and vents.
  • Inventory no longer allows putting stuff in or taking stuff out behind walls, doors and vents.
  • No longer able to cheat items through Mantrap/Security station doors.
  • Added Polish translations (subtitles, in-game missions, and important text in-game as well as menu).
  • Updated the viewer window look (for friends who look at your monitor while you play), two different styles for Story mode and Arcade.
  • Sharp objects break upon impact with NPC in Extra and Veteran difficulty (i.e. knives are one-use only).
  • Tweaks to enemy behavior.
  • Various smaller bugfixes and tweaks.
  • More CleanBots



We’ve reworked some of the difficulty settings for our game so we’d like to outline them here

The new ARCADE difficulty detailsBeginner
  • guards do not hear translocation sound.
  • knives and other sharp objects do NOT break.
  • guards take a long time to actually spot you.
  • guards have very low aiming accuracy.
  • guards are very sensitive to damage.

Experienced
  • guards do not hear translocation sound.
  • knives and other sharp objects do NOT break.
  • guards spot you quicker than in Beginner mode.
  • guards are be better at aiming than in Beginner mode.

Veteran
  • guards WILL hear your translocation sound unless you sneak-translocate.
  • knives and other sharp objects DO break when hitting NPC.
  • guards spot you VERY quickly.
  • guards have VERY high aiming accuracy.
  • guards are pretty resilient to damage except headshots.

Original STORY MODE difficulty details
Relaxing
  • guards do NOT hear translocation sound.
  • knives and other sharp objects do NOT break.
  • guards have low aiming accuracy.
  • guards spot you fairly quickly (unchanged)
  • guards are very sensitive to damage.

Standard
  • guards WILL hear your translocation sound unless you sneak-translocate.
  • knives and other sharp objects do NOT break.
  • guards have good aiming accuracy.
  • guards spot you fairly quickly (unchanged)

Extra
  • guards WILL hear your translocation sound unless you sneak-translocate.
  • knives and other sharp objects DO break when hitting NPC.
  • guards have good aiming accuracy.
  • guards spot you fairly quickly (unchanged)
  • guards are pretty resilient to damage except headshots.

Arcade Mode scoring system
Every time you complete an Arcade level you will see how much money your mission has cost, spending less money is better!

How to cut the budget:
  • Time is money, use less of it!
  • Don’t let enemies live to tell the tale.
  • Don’t let enemies see you.
  • Translocate fewer times.
  • Get bonus discounts by perfecting your runs.
  • Get bonus discounts by playing on the higher difficulty settings.

And that’s about it for this update! Whew. As always, we welcome you to join us on our neat Discord server if you want to share your thoughts on Budget Cuts, discuss VR, or just hang out!
https://discord.gg/neatcorp And of course please let us know if you run into any issues!
14 comments Read more

Reviews

“There's so much to like about 'Budget Cuts', from it's humorous take on workplace automation to its adrenaline-filled action.”
9.2/10 – RoadtoVR

“The immortal Portal 2 of the VR scene.”
9.1/10 – VR-Freaks

“I can’t wait to play more of Budget Cuts, which might be the best, most interesting VR game I’ve played.”
IGN

About This Game

ABOUT THE GAME


You are an employee at mega conglomerate TransCorp to stamp papers and file files! Unfortunately TransCorp is an expert in the business of manufacturing cost-cutting robots, and soon your job will be in danger.

As another one of your coworkers is being dragged off to the terrifying HR department, a mysterious package arrives at your cubicle. Will you be able to save your job?


PLEASE NOTE! We would NOT suggest that younger children play this game.

MAIN FEATURES


  • Unleash your inner office spy ninja skills
  • Thrilling, oil-splatter filled close quarter combat
  • Dexterously zip, sneak or rambo your way forward
  • Built for room-scale virtual reality from day one



"‘Budget Cuts’ Showcases an Impressive Grip on What Makes VR Great"
RoadtoVR

"Budget Cuts is the future of VR right freakin' now"
Eurogamer

“It's a rush that I might never have experienced in a game before.”
Polygon

“Budget Cuts reminds me of classic Valve single-player games. That’s a very, very exciting thing.”
Kotaku

“I can’t wait to play more of Budget Cuts, which might be the best, most interesting VR game I’ve played.”
IGN

"Virtual Reality Sneak ‘Em Up Budget Cuts Looks Ace"
RPS


Available for Arcades on SpringboardVR

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 1500X
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970/1060 or Radeon RX 480

What Curators Say

47 Curators have reviewed this product. Click here to see them.

Customer reviews

Review Type


Purchase Type


Language


Date Range
To view reviews within a date range, please click and drag a selection on a graph above or click on a specific bar.

Show graph



Display As:
Review Beta NEW!
When enabled, will sort reviews by new Helpfulness score. Read more about it in the blog post.
Show graph
 
Hide graph
 
Filters
Review Helpfulness Beta Enabled
There are no more reviews that match the filters set above
Adjust the filters above to see other reviews
Loading reviews...