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Parents' Guide to

Super Stardust Ultra VR

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Classic space shooter re-release gets VR mode, little else.

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If you already own the previously released space shooter, there's really no reason to pick up this game. The only meaningful difference between the two is that Super Stardust Ultra VR packs in a short little ground-based mode with a first-person virtual reality perspective. But there are other PlayStation VR games that provide a similar cockpit-style combat experience with much more depth plus features like online multiplayer.

That said, if you've never played Super Stardust Ultra, you own a PlayStation VR kit, and you generally enjoy simple top-down space shooters, then the Ultra VR edition might be worth considering. The core mechanics governing the frenetic top-down action are satisfying, and there's no shortage of game types to experiment with should you grow bored of the primary arcade mode. Plus, the fast-paced space-y electronic music is a perfect match for the action and will likely stick in your head for days after you finish playing. As in the original game, players are locked into a more or less fixed aerial view of the planet, which means the VR perspective doesn't really add much. But at least the headset blocks out the rest of the room and helps make the experience a little more immersive.

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