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  • Summary: A new pinball game from the digital pinball pioneers Zen Studios. Pinball FX2 VR features advanced physics, detailed 3D graphics, and original tables from the pinball wizards at Zen.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 100
    Zen Studios is by far the most proficient developer of digital pinball out there. I don’t think there can be any debate about that. But the studio has utterly outdone itself with Pinball FX 2 VR, to the point where I can’t actually see myself playing pinball outside of VR going forward.
  2. Dec 15, 2016
    85
    Pinball FX2 VR is sure to please existing fans of the series – but newcomers may want to just stick with the mainline game for now. The cost-to-value ratio on this game isn’t quite as high due to the comparative lack of content, but what’s here is very good. The table themes for the in-game world are outstanding, and do somewhat offset the lack of content.
  3. Feb 1, 2017
    85
    Despite these foibles, Pinball FX2 VR is one the PSVR’s best titles to date. It’s a wonderful lesson in how virtual reality can positively enhance a gameplay experience, and is sure to bring a smile to the face of any pinball fan. Despite the current problems, I’m waiting with bated breath for the next tables to appear.
  4. 80
    While no-one will be thrilled about having to buy their favourite tables again, the combination of Zen's excellent pinball know-how and VR is a winning one.
  5. Dec 7, 2016
    80
    If you've ever found enjoyment at the apron of a virtual pinball machine this really is the definitive experience, and while the occasionally distracting presentation – a hallmark of Zen Studios – has been heightened in VR, you'll still find yourself flipping out over the just how easily you'll lose yourself chasing that elusive high score.
  6. Dec 21, 2016
    75
    Pinball FX2 VR tries to make the player's experience more fun using the virtual reality: playing Pinball has never been so immersive.
  7. Dec 28, 2016
    50
    Overall, Pinball FX2 VR does exactly what is advertised, and it does so adequately. It’s just unfortunate that there aren’t more viewing options, not to mention the costly requirement just to own a handful of tables that don’t even include the more popular licensed games beyond The Walking Dead. Only the most hardcore pinball players will truly appreciate the recreated table perspective with required standing, while more comfortable (and cheaper) alternatives are available with previous console iterations.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 21, 2020
    9
    Really nice VR pinball game which makes a lot of fun. The tables are very well designed and each table has its own concept. It is one of myReally nice VR pinball game which makes a lot of fun. The tables are very well designed and each table has its own concept. It is one of my favorite VR games just because it is less immersive thanks to the third person view and produces no motion sickness. The perfect game to play in between when most of other VR games are too less relaxed. The only negativ is the high price to get all tables. Something which is not new by Zen Studio. Expand
  2. Dec 7, 2016
    9
    Wonderful, and at roughly £4 a table, really good value for money (as you'd pay £1 just for a go at the arcade). Before I played this, IWonderful, and at roughly £4 a table, really good value for money (as you'd pay £1 just for a go at the arcade). Before I played this, I thought only big scale things were worth doing in VR, this has totally changed that perception. The tables feel so real, and the sense of presence is great. If you have PSVR, give this a try. If you don't... buy a PSVR. Expand
  3. Jan 11, 2018
    9
    I have always played pinball games, starting on the free windows one years ago. Then when i seen this come out on the PSVR i had to give it aI have always played pinball games, starting on the free windows one years ago. Then when i seen this come out on the PSVR i had to give it a go and i am so glad i did.

    The graphics are fine and you can change your view once in the game by looking up or down and holding start to recenter the VR. I like to play nice and close as i think the graphics and the way the tables look are amazing.

    The walking dead pinball table is a great addition to my room but only having 3 tables at a time is quite annoying as if i had a real room like this virtual one there would be a lot more than 3 tables. That said once you are on the table you forget about that fact and are focused on beating previous scores and trying to beat the table.

    If you have a VR and you are reading this i would recommend that you buy the game and give it a go, the three tables included are fun enough and if like me you enjoy it then buy yourself some more tables and hopefully i will see you on the scoreboard in future.

    Pros
    Graphics
    Great table movement
    Realistic feel to the tables
    Cost
    Additional tables

    Cons
    Having to look down can lead to a sore neck which can limit table time.
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  4. Dec 5, 2016
    8
    Really cool game and works well in VR. Much better than I expected and as close as can get to having a real pinball table. Only 3 tables toReally cool game and works well in VR. Much better than I expected and as close as can get to having a real pinball table. Only 3 tables to start and others seem a little expensive but am sure will be able to pick up in sales later next year. Expand
  5. Apr 5, 2017
    7
    Given the graphical limitations of PSVR, the makers of this game have done well. I find that having to constantly look down to play the gameGiven the graphical limitations of PSVR, the makers of this game have done well. I find that having to constantly look down to play the game causes the weight of the headset to annoy my neck, so I keep to shorter play sessions as a result. I don't have a problem with the majority of the tables being DLC, but it is annoying that we are expected to pay more for the "season one" expansion than we do the base game. The option to pick up additional tables a la carte rather than a forced five pack would have been appreciated. Expand