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  • Summary: With over 70 fiendishly addictive levels of balancing, building and demolishing, Tumble VR – exclusive to PlayStation VR – will test your physical and mental dexterity. Get hands-on with gravity-defying building tasks where the highest tower gets the biggest score, or take on trickyWith over 70 fiendishly addictive levels of balancing, building and demolishing, Tumble VR – exclusive to PlayStation VR – will test your physical and mental dexterity. Get hands-on with gravity-defying building tasks where the highest tower gets the biggest score, or take on tricky balancing acts with blocks of all shapes, sizes, weights and dimensions. Enjoy blowing things up? Lay mines in tactical positions to topple towers and score points for the biggest blast radius. [Playstation.com] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 21, 2016
    80
    A must-own puzzler. [Dec 2016, p.89]
  2. Oct 12, 2016
    80
    Tumble VR is easily one of the most comprehensive games among the PSVR's launch line-up, both in terms of longevity and mechanical depth. While not the kind of quintessential puzzle game that can stack up to this year's best (The Witness), Supermassive Games' virtual reality stack-a-thon stands tall on Sony's virtual reality machine.
  3. Oct 28, 2016
    75
    Solid VR puzzler with nice immersion, some control issues and a steep learning curve.
  4. Oct 5, 2016
    70
    Tumble is a good example of the tactile feedback a combination of motion controls and virtual reality can bring, and importantly, it’s something people of all ages and skill levels can enjoy, and understand.
  5. 70
    Not the most attention grabbing of the PSVR launch titles, but a competent puzzler, that offers a more mellow VR experience.
  6. Nov 7, 2016
    60
    The tower of blocks that is Tumble VR is built on very unstable puzzles. If you keep on building, you will definitely find some beautiful things, but you might have stopped playing before that happens.
  7. Oct 12, 2016
    58
    We’re mostly just stacking blocks in Tumble VR, and that’s rarely going to be exciting. Even when it challenged me with head-scratching feats of structural engineering it bored me with the mundanity of its theme. Adding onto that some of the PlayStation VR’s inherent limitations with tracking, and it was as often frustrating as rewarding.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 19, 2016
    10
    Surprisingly addictive and satisfying. A lot of content for the lower price point. Would recommend to anyone and everyone, my favourite VRSurprisingly addictive and satisfying. A lot of content for the lower price point. Would recommend to anyone and everyone, my favourite VR launch game by far. Expand
  2. Jun 4, 2018
    9
    An unrecognized gem in the PSVR library. Engaging puzzles that leaves room for creativity and tight design.
  3. Dec 29, 2016
    8
    I expected Tumble to be just about stacking blocks, but was surprised to find a few different modes such as measured explosions (try and blowI expected Tumble to be just about stacking blocks, but was surprised to find a few different modes such as measured explosions (try and blow a stack of blocks as far as possible with a limited number of bombs) and and laser light bounce off levels.
    For the price of entry this is well worth the money. The Tumble PSVR immersion is both cool and comfortable and the game has a real one-more-go factor about it.
    Recommended.
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  4. Oct 27, 2016
    8
    Do you like Jenga and games like these? then this is for you. I like it a lot, I play it a lot, it's very nice, just find the way to createDo you like Jenga and games like these? then this is for you. I like it a lot, I play it a lot, it's very nice, just find the way to create the tallest tower, or add the highest quantity of blocks to the construction, or play with mirrors and lasers, solve puzzles, etc etc. Nothing new at all, but very fun when you play it in VR. Expand
  5. Oct 16, 2016
    8
    So Patrick did a review about how this game is just slightly puzzly... I don't think he went to the 2nd set of challenges, where you have toSo Patrick did a review about how this game is just slightly puzzly... I don't think he went to the 2nd set of challenges, where you have to toss away a falling rock, while you stack stuff that can barely fit under the range of a bar that goes back and forth. So as you are stacking cylanders on their sides, and planks that are twice as long as your building square, while also trying to put the heavier stuff where it has support, while a bar keeps going back and forth, and a rock keeps falling that you have to grab and toss away....

    It's really hard to explain what Tumble in VR is like. Basically to me it's a palette cleanser. It's something you might mess with before you get ready for bed, so you can forget about how much you hated your coworkers today. I wish that in order to do a review for a game you have to have beaten half of the game. I haven't gotten that far just yet, but to me, for the $10, it's something different.

    Also the robots are incredibly snarky. "Oh this one is easy, really it's just a formality, finish it and we'll move on" or "Humans I hear need extra motivation. Here is a medal for if you do a good job. Medals are fun! Yay!" (all done in a monotone robotic voice which makes you wanna punch the thing)

    I don't know what to tell you about this game to be honest. It's not a must have, the demo is really short, all the real game takes place after the demo... There is just something indescribably satisfying about tossing away things you don't want, grabbing the piece you do want, putting it in carefully, and then moving on. They even have a sarcastic line about a dramatic increase in the learning curve, as they have you stack blocks on a tilted base...

    I can only imagine what the higher levels are like. If anyone is complaining about the simplicity of the puzzles they probably haven't made it to the 3rd level of puzzles.1
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  6. May 6, 2017
    7
    This game is fun in fairly short bursts. Playing for more than an hour at a time will probably bore you, but it's always fun to come back toThis game is fun in fairly short bursts. Playing for more than an hour at a time will probably bore you, but it's always fun to come back to and continue on a few more levels. It's a pretty simple game so what is there looks good. Great textures to make you believe that the blocks are actually made of the material they claim to be made of. I haven't finished the game yet but so far the puzzles are all fairly straight forward. I'm still hoping for more of a challenge in coming zones, if there are indeed more zones after Zone 5. A solid little game to add to your VR collection. Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2016
    2
    I know we're all excited for VR, and I'm trying to be as positive as I can be with Tumble VR. The tracking is fairly reliable, and some ofI know we're all excited for VR, and I'm trying to be as positive as I can be with Tumble VR. The tracking is fairly reliable, and some of the block stacking puzzles are a bit interesting, but ultimately, it's just a dull experience. You're stacking blocks in VR. This is the kind of thing that I could do in REALITY and really it would be the same general experience. Fairly dull. If 5 out of 10 is an average game, this isn't even a 5, because it's barely a video game. It's a practice in monotony with a little bit of puzzle element. Expand