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Generally favorable reviews- based on 144 Ratings

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  • Summary: Beat Saber is a VR rhythm game where your goal is to slash the beats which perfectly fit into precisely handcrafted music.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 2, 2019
    100
    Beat Saber is the perfect recipe for a rhythm game. Easy to pick up, difficult to put down, and a wealth of complexity to explore once it has you hooked.
  2. May 22, 2019
    100
    The Oculus Rift version is as good as ever and now offers even more value for money thanks to the new features, it is a little shame that there’s no cross-buy support for Oculus Quest. And as for the mobile version, there’s a reason why Beat Saber made VRFocus’ ‘Top 10 List’ for launch day purchases as you can now take Beat Saber with you anywhere. Either version of Beat Saber is great for new and veteran VR fans alike, and VRFocus’ score applies to both.
  3. May 28, 2019
    95
    And of course, if you’re on PC it’s endlessly expandable with custom tracks thanks to the level editor and mods.) It should absolutely be a go-to for introducing anyone to virtual reality.
  4. May 23, 2018
    90
    Have you ever wanted to get your blood pumping and your feet moving but couldn’t make it to the club? Beat Saber is the remedy.
  5. Jan 6, 2021
    90
    Beat Saber feels like the title that has propelled VR gaming into the mainstream and its effect on inspiring a whole host of other developers to enter this space cannot be underestimated. The core gameplay loop here is one the whole family can get involved in and it is not an over exaggeration to say this game can consume hours once it gets its hooks in. The BTS tracks are a welcome addition and if there is one band whose music seems to fit perfectly with this, it surely has to be theirs. Energetic, bombastic and addictive - prepare to be replaying Dynamite a lot to perfect its tough beat map. While some will argue the game itself and subsequent packs are ever so slightly overpriced, with multiplayer now active and the ability to add as many custom songs as one desires, for any VR owner this is simply a must-buy.
  6. May 29, 2019
    90
    The Quest controllers are much more precise, and together with the lack of cables transforms this from a good game to a truly great one.
  7. May 30, 2018
    85
    Beat Saber is the perfect example of what all VR rhythm games should be. Its gameplay mechanics hit right at the target’s center, glueing the player for more and more games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Aug 12, 2019
    10
    great game, I have fun playing it with friends and enjoy the feel of the game while playing
  2. Nov 14, 2021
    10
    This is a super fun game. You got to download the mods to get its true potential.
  3. Jan 27, 2020
    10
    The best game I had ever played! If you have a strong computer, you can download custom maps. It’s fun for more than thousand hours!
  4. Aug 11, 2019
    10
    God damn this game is good. Nothing I could put here could sufficiently describe the visceral pleasure of slicing through cubes set to someGod damn this game is good. Nothing I could put here could sufficiently describe the visceral pleasure of slicing through cubes set to some bangers. This should be pre-installed on every VR headset imo. Expand
  5. Mar 30, 2020
    9
    Very fun game, great intro to show your friends and family how fun VR can be.

    There are some caveats to this positive review: 1. This
    Very fun game, great intro to show your friends and family how fun VR can be.

    There are some caveats to this positive review:

    1. This game studio has since been bought by Facebook, and this likely gives a vague sense of unease to many people, including myself.

    2. The included songs are great and the developers have semi-regularly been releasing paid DLC packs of more songs to play, but custom maps are required to take this game from a solid chunk of time to near infinite playability. The custom songs can be a bit hit-or-miss, but some of them are just unbelievably well-made and the sheer number of them helps to support the relatively small number of original songs included in the game. Plus, no matter how good the original songs are, most people who play this game will have more fun playing songs they recognize rather than Eurobeat EDM #7.

    If you're ok with those caveats, you'll have a great time and get a great workout from this game and it'll probably help you convince all your other friends to go out and buy a VR system of their own.
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  6. Aug 30, 2019
    9
    Thought this was great on my Rift, but now on my Valve Index with the better sound, and 144Hz enabled, it is an amazing experience.

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    Thought this was great on my Rift, but now on my Valve Index with the better sound, and 144Hz enabled, it is an amazing experience.

    P.S. Audica is an even better RA game, that I would, and will give 10 as soon as it is out of Early Access.
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  7. Aug 9, 2019
    5
    Note: For Windows Mixed Reality Players, first install 'Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR' on Steam, if not Steam VR standalone won't detectNote: For Windows Mixed Reality Players, first install 'Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR' on Steam, if not Steam VR standalone won't detect your headset or controllers.

    VR headset I used to review this game: HMD Odyssey+

    Beat Saber is priced at $30, I would recommend it just because it's fun, but at the same time I wouldn't recommend it because it has limited free songs and no Steam Workshop support. If you try to import song titles, it's a hassle, you have to go through a community made mod program.

    Campaign is cool to get practice for the harder challenges, the songs are decent, but very limited and no Steam achievements. Depending if you like these type of games, it can make you sweat which is a good thing.

    Songs that you pay for are licensed which means they most likely have a cut-off point in which after x amount of years you won't be able to buy that song anymore (unless they renew the licenses).

    Very ballsy of the developers to price this game at $30 for how much is has to offer (I bought it at $30 for my first VR game) and I could have bought something else.
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