A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
No positive messages found here.
Positive Role Models
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 & Scariness
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.
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"London Heist" mini-game has strong profanity, including "f--k."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
One mini-game has player pick up a cigar, smoke it.
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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.
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.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.