The PSVR struggled to get that one game that cemented the need to buy it for a long time. There were heaps of hits like Moss, but it didn’t make the additional hardware a must buy. Well it didn’t until the one of the greatest VR games got ported across. That greatest game was Beat Saber, and now on PSVR, it is even better.
For anyone that hasn’t played it, Beat Saber is the best possible kind of rhythm game. You are equipped with two coloured lightsabers, and you need to slice boxes that come towards you to the rhythm of the song playing. That’s it, sold yet? Great, go get Beat Saber.
For the most part the game is that simple
The boxes flying at you come at all different angles, and most have an arrow on them meaning you have to slice in that direction. On easy modes that makes this game super easy to pick up and get the hang of. The higher the difficulty, the more boxes and arrows there are. If you want to boost your high score, you can add challenges like having the arrows disappear on the boxes. When you have your rhythm, these aren’t too bad, but when you lose track, you can start flailing to try and get it back.
One other thing I adore is these giant red rectangles that come towards you. You need to physically move out of the way of these. Now, obviously, the game only knows about your headset and controllers, but that didn’t stop me jumping from side to side or crouching to avoid them.
Heaps of tunes
Out of the box, the game has a nice selection of electronic and rock songs. These have been chosen perfectly to create the vibes required for the game. They build up nicely and vary from slow and rhythmic, to chaotic. Perfect for the variation in difficulty options available too.
If you want to jam some tunes you know, there are a heap of track packs including the newest one Queen through to Linkin Park. I bought the Linkin Park pack which even on normal difficulty some of those songs kicked my ass. Fortunately, I am old and like listening to the start of some of their tracks over and over again.
The best Star Wars VR game
Look, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge was an excellent VR game, but even its lightsaber missions weren’t this good. The mix of rhythm and fun action makes this simple but brilliant game an absolute blast. Now on PSVR2, the controllers don’t lose track when it goes behind your arm. If you haven’t yet, you must play Beat Saber.
It's a must play for any PSVR2 owners. Pure joy and fun wrapped up with some damn good music!