PlayStation VR Worlds is a collection of five short experiences designed to showcase Sony’s new VR headset. While these five games provide an introduction to VR, they lack depth or substance that would justify its price tag. Fortunately, there are other more enjoyable PS VR titles to enjoy that will make the headset’s cost more worthwhile than these five short games alone.
The London Heist
In The London Heist, you’re transported into a world of cockney bravado and guns. It borrows heavily from Guy Ritchie’s classic film Snatch about an attempted London heist gone wrong, providing an enjoyable and immersive experience in its own right. Unfortunately, while The London Heist may show off PlayStation VR’s capabilities, its high intensity action doesn’t really hold viewers’ attention for more than a few minutes.
Ocean Descent, the first game in this collection, sends you diving down a wrecked submarine into the depths of the ocean to discover shoals of tropical fish and an unsettling Great White shark lurking nearby. At first it may seem like just another underwater exploration sim but soon enough you realize its greatest appeal lies not in its stunning environment but rather in watching as this terrifying shark grows increasingly agitated until it tears your cage apart.
Danger Ball is the highlight of this collection, offering an exciting dodgeball simulation. While its visuals are good and physics accurate, it feels a bit like playing ping-pong in 3D space; unfortunately, it lacks replayability like some other PlayStation VR experiences do.
Eleven Table Tennis
If you’re a fan of table tennis simulators, Eleven Table Tennis might not be your cup of tea. Nonetheless, the physics in this title are quite challenging but still worth trying to hone your ping-pong skills. Not only is it an enjoyable way to pass time, but its stereoscopic effects in VR are truly impressive!
Ping-pong in 3D space is not something we expected to find in a PlayStation VR title, but Eleven Table Tennis delivers one of the finest simulations out there. Its 3D stereoscopic effect is stunning, while being virtual reality means its physics are amazingly precise.
Myst in VR (Cyan)
This stunning adaptation of the beloved fantasy game is an absolute joy to play with a VR headset, its control scheme tailored perfectly for this platform. Unfortunately, it can be somewhat tricky to stay in your lane at times; fortunately this issue is relatively minor.
Playing this game is an ideal way to get acquainted with your PlayStation VR, so if you’re a fan of the title, this is definitely where to begin.
Combining 3D jigsaw puzzles from real locations is an intriguing concept that’s brilliantly executed here, as you can lift and stick your head inside the models to take a look around.