PlayStation VR Worlds

Game review by
Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Average group of short, mature action games lacks depth.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

No positive messages found here.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Because this is a collection of games, no one main hero. Few actual characters aren't positive role models.

Ease of Play

Simple controls; easy to learn.

Violence

First-person shooter mini-game has you play as a criminal who uses handguns, machine guns to shoot, kill enemies, even from a moving car. In one instance, you have to choose whom to kill between two characters. You can be stabbed to death for waiting too long to make a decision.

Sex
Language

"London Heist" mini-game has strong profanity, including "f--k."

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

One mini-game has player pick up a cigar, smoke it.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that PlayStation VR Worlds is a collection of five action-heavy mini-games for the PlayStation VR headset. Two of the games are first-person shooters. In one, you're part of London's criminal underworld, shooting other humans with guns and potentially getting shot to death. In another game, it's sci-fi combat against alien creatures. One mini-game lets players smoke a cigar, and there's strong profanity in a dialogue sequence (including the word "f--k"). Parents should also be aware that virtual reality equipment makers don't recommend VR experiences for kids under 12 due to the potential impact the technology may have on younger players’ physiological development.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bySam Marrick November 10, 2016

London Heist: Violence and Pervasive Language

Clocking at less than 30 minutes The Heist had more F bombs than Deadpool. 2 shooting sequences show moderate sprays of blood but no graphic injury. A fight sce... Continue reading
Adult Written byisaac W. January 1, 2017

not that bad

its a pretty fun game i mean you do get to feel what life is like in a lot of perspectives its just a little violence and language
Kid, 11 years old December 27, 2017

you forgot Scavenger's Odyssey

However You Might Hear D3mn or Other But The Start Is Similar To Rigs.

What's it about?

Available as a standalone collection of games or as a hardware bundle with select PlayStation VR units, PLAYSTATION VR WORLDS features five action-heavy mini-games to experience inside of Sony's new virtual reality platform for PlayStation 4. The five games start with "The London Heist," a third-person shooter that has you set out to steal a jewel and take out rivals as one of London’s gritty criminal underworld. "Ocean Descent" lets you dive deep into the ocean to explore underwater secrets, while "VR Luge" lets you compete in illegal street races on your luge board. "Scavengers Odyssey" is a space adventure that has you firing cannons at hostile creatures, and, finally, "Danger Ball" is a Pong-meets-Tron competitive sport of the future.

Is it any good?

This is a decent set of games, especially for action and shooter fans, but without much depth, it's not a must-have title for your VR gaming. For example, "Ocean Descent" is only 15 minutes or so from start to finish. Some games are better than others. Using the wireless Move controllers in "The London Heist" feels great as you engage in shoot-outs (you can use the PS4 DualShock controllers if you like). And a shark scene in "Ocean Descent" is a great showcase of VR for when your family comes over. But "VR Luge," where you steer with your head and without touching controllers at all, feels more like a tech demo than an actual game. "Danger Ball" is fun, because it’s a deadly take on dodgeball, but it doesn’t have much replayability. At least "Scavengers Odyssey," the last game in the pack where you fight aliens, is very enjoyable. Overall, this virtual reality collection isn’t bad, but it’s not great either. There are many other -- and better -- PlayStation VR experiences to justify the hardware investment.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Talk about violence in video games. If PlayStation is using this collection of mini-games as a way to introduce gamers to PlayStation VR (virtual reality) experiences, should it have been more accessible to a wider audience?

  • Talk about mini-games. Do you think any of these games could be built out into a stand-alone game? Should these remain only as a demo of what VR can be?

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