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93

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6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 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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Beat Saber - Lightsaber Battling With The Music Gameplay
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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  1. Jul 18, 2018
    Beat Saber is stylish, fun and hits all the right notes for a VR-native rhythm game. In its Early Access state, it’s missing out on some variability when it comes to songs and visuals, but lays the foundation for a game that has the potential to charm a pretty wide audience. Gameplay is intuitive, but also difficult to master, making it a title worth revisiting, and passing around to anyone regardless of age or gaming background.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Aug 12, 2019
    10
    great game, I have fun playing it with friends and enjoy the feel of the game while playing
  2. Aug 17, 2019
    10
    I wonder where are all those silent negative reviews are coming from. Is this "I dont have VR headset, so this game is bad" logic? Because II wonder where are all those silent negative reviews are coming from. Is this "I dont have VR headset, so this game is bad" logic? Because I cannot find any meaningful explanation. It's the best rythm game right now, both VR and non-VR, period. I'm saying this as a long time ddr, in the groove, and OSU player. I've shown VR to many people, and Beat Saber is the single game that was liked by absolutely everyone. People buy VR headsets just to play Beat Saber and nothing else. So don't believe negative reviews. If you have VR headset, just buy it. If you don't go to one of the VR arcades and try it out Expand
  3. 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
  4. Aug 20, 2019
    9
    This is not a review, just the only way to keep a list of ratings on my account.
  5. 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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