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PlayStation VR launch line-up review round-up

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The PlayStation VR may not be out yet, but it’s already been put through its paces by critics worldwide. Except here of course – it’s not like we in South Africa wanted to play with Sony’s new toy or anything!

Anyhow, the general consensus seems to be that several corners were cut to keep the kit affordable. Despite that, the PlayStation VR is a solid piece of hardware, and thanks to these compromises, one that’s a lot more affordable than the Rift and Vive.

What does the software library look like though? Sure, PlayStation VR works ok, but are its games and experiences actually any good? I ran through the launch line-up and grabbed every review I could to find out.

Oh, as a sidenote, any game that has not received a score (there are loads, believe it or not) from any major publication has been omitted from this list, along with any existing game that’s had some form of VR latched on (Bound for example). Right, carry on then!

Batman: Arkham VR

Batman

Battlezone

Battle

Harmonix Music VR

HArmonix

PlayStation VR WORLDS

PSVR Worlds

SuperHyperCube

Super

Thumper

Thumper

Tumble VR

Tumble

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

Until Dawn

Wayward Sky

Wayward Sky

Scores are awfully mixed, aren’t they? I’m particularly disappointed that Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and Batman: Arkham VR aren’t especially stellar. Those are the two titles I would’ve banked on being amazing.

Otherwise, the launch library of PlayStation VR doesn’t look too shabby. I wonder when we will get a game that will make the hardware a must buy though? There’s a lot to choose from now at the very least.

Last Updated: October 6, 2016

5 Comments

  1. Those Batman scores are still pretty good.

    With VR still being rather new, developers are still figuring out the best way to make the games. They’ll get better, I have no doubt about that.

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  2. DragonSpirit009

    October 6, 2016 at 13:26

    I wish I could experience the VR games. Tried one earlier this year and I really liked it, even if it was just an easy little game.

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  3. Batman vs. a Banana

    October 6, 2016 at 15:37

    Good! Good… nothing from those non-gamers at Polycrapogon!

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  4. Batman vs. a Banana

    October 6, 2016 at 15:44

    I have to admit, this is starting to feel like a gimmick again. Far too much like the Kinect, EyeToy and PS move for my liking! The controller remains boss!

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  5. Jonah Cash

    October 7, 2016 at 07:48

    Great now we will have even more polarized reviews!!

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