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  • Summary: The London Heist -Immerse yourself in London's gritty criminal underworld as you step into the shoes of an east-end gangster. Relive the dramatic heist shootout and survive a high speed getaway. Ocean Descent -Descend through the breath-taking layers of the ocean as a rookie diver andThe London Heist -Immerse yourself in London's gritty criminal underworld as you step into the shoes of an east-end gangster. Relive the dramatic heist shootout and survive a high speed getaway. Ocean Descent -Descend through the breath-taking layers of the ocean as a rookie diver and experience the incredible marine life all around you. VR Luge-Feel the exhilaration of an illegal street race down perilous roads as you lay inches off the ground on your luge board. Scavengers Odyssey -Board your dynamic all-terrain alien craft, explore a treacherous nebula and attempt to recover a highly coveted, ancient artefact. Danger Ball-Enter THE competitive sporting event of the future where victory is everything. Master your skills, destroy your rivals and survive to win the tournament. Win or be destroyed. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 48
  2. Negative: 5 out of 48
  1. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Nov 27, 2016
    80
    Thankfully, PlayStation VR Worlds is a crowd-pleaser solution. It’s essentially the Wii Sports of Sony’s PS VR. [Christmas 2016, p73]
  2. Oct 18, 2016
    70
    PlayStation VR Worlds is the best way to try every little aspect of the PlayStation VR headset. London Heist and Scavengers Odyssey are both amazing experiences to play however they are both very short and they had a lot of potential to be a full game. A very immersive title full of surprises but a bit too expensive to begin with Virtual Reality.
  3. Oct 5, 2016
    60
    A game with really high highs and really low lows. Ocean Descent and The London Heist are great introductory VR experiences that I think everyone should try, whether they're into games or not. Their biggest downfall is that they're both really short. Scavenger Odyssey, on the other hand, just made me motion sick. Overall, its a collection of novel but insubstantial tech demos.
  4. Oct 10, 2016
    60
    PlayStation VR Worlds offers 5 different VR games that let us see what will be coming soon, thanks to VR, but all of them are frustrating for different reasons. The London Heist and Scavenger's Odyssey are very nice experiences that are really too short, VR Luge offers good speed sensations but is quickly boring, Danger Ball is a fun VR Pong without multiplayer, and Ocean Descent offers no interactions at all.
  5. Edge Magazine
    Dec 14, 2016
    60
    It's difficult to recommend as a standalone purchase. [Christmas 2016, p.122]
  6. Oct 14, 2016
    50
    Here's hoping the better two games get standalone releases for cheap, because they're good (but not NZ$69.99 good).
  7. Oct 8, 2016
    20
    For all intents and purposes, it is PSVR’s official demo – Sony just wants to ensure it makes some extra money off the thing. Not exactly a great look, kicking PSVR off with something so nakedly cynical, but that’s business for you...Worlds includes five games, barely any of which are worth playing more than once, and only one of which I genuinely enjoyed

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Oct 18, 2016
    10
    Is it perfect? No. But it is essential, and is currently the best polished, most varied, and easiest entry point for the uninitiated.

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    Is it perfect? No. But it is essential, and is currently the best polished, most varied, and easiest entry point for the uninitiated.

    Once again, enthusiast media and "hardcore" gamers completely miss the point. VR Worlds, along with the free download 'Playroom VR', is an essential PSVR title. This collection of experiences is the easiest entry point for VR, starting with 'Ocean Descent', a visor-only descent to the ocean floor that at once allows players to acclimate and be amazed to the power of VR immersion. Danger Ball is essentially VR Pong, also visor-only, and allows players to try out 'gaze' style gameplay like that featured in Rez and Rigs.

    London Heist is an incredible piece, showing of mature action themes and showing off the Move technology in a virtual 3D space. Certainly the most "game-ass game" of the lot, it also allows people to see their threshold for more intense and stressful scenarios like Until Dawn and the upcoming RE7, and even Batman VR which, while not action-oriented, is very intense by being in close proximity of not so nice human characters. Maybe it will turn players on to more adventure style games like the Assembly and Loading Human, or Shooting Galleries like Brookhaven and Ace Banana.

    Scavenger Odyssey is the most motion based game, and will definitely test you ability to handle locomotion as seen in games like Rigs, Battlezone, and EVE Valkyrie. It is intense, but for those who can handle it, again, shows off a lot of potential and can guide your interests in the future.

    I haven't played Street Luge.

    Basically, for anyone who wants to try PSVR, THIS is the game. You will likely play through it once and get an idea for what you WANT and what you can TOLERATE in VR, but will break it out every time someone else wants to see what VR is all about, and then go from there. This and Playroom VR are the Wii Sports" for VR, so I feel that rating this anything less than a 10 (essential, not perfect) is short-sighted and irresponsible.
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  2. Sep 30, 2018
    8
    A great benchmark game to get you initiated into the PSVR. All the games were fun, albeit short.

    I found the London Heist to re-playable
    A great benchmark game to get you initiated into the PSVR. All the games were fun, albeit short.

    I found the London Heist to re-playable with its unique trophy systems such as not flinching when Frank is interrogating you.
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  3. Oct 17, 2016
    8
    It's basically a demo disc, but that's fine.. so I'm giving it a hard 8. The presentation on this thing is GORGEOUS, so let's not overlookIt's basically a demo disc, but that's fine.. so I'm giving it a hard 8. The presentation on this thing is GORGEOUS, so let's not overlook that for the lack of games available. The Ocean Dive is probably one of the coolest experiences you have on this disc, absolute immersion with the earbuds and does created a great escape. The Luge VR is pretty cool as well but the graphics do tend to look a bit choppy, to be expected with first-gen VR hardware. These are my favorites but the rest of the titles are all on the brink of just being demos with really cool features. Expand
  4. Nov 2, 2016
    7
    Graphics: 5 to 8 Sound: 8.5 Gameplay: 7.2 Fun/Story: 5-8

    A sort of demos and experiences to feel VR. Diving section and London Heist are
    Graphics: 5 to 8 Sound: 8.5 Gameplay: 7.2 Fun/Story: 5-8

    A sort of demos and experiences to feel VR. Diving section and London Heist are impressive, with nice graphics and a total immersion experience. The others are poor experiences specially VR Luge with its very low resolution.
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  5. Sep 26, 2018
    7
    Cheap, quick fun and great intro to VR for yourself and friends. I loved the Shark Encounter experience, although as i expected, the rest ofCheap, quick fun and great intro to VR for yourself and friends. I loved the Shark Encounter experience, although as i expected, the rest of the diving levels were a waste of time, but i love letting first-timers hop on and try something that is thrilling but not too much, while giving them a sense of how immersive VR can be. London Heist has the best hands models that i've seen and the interactions with the gangs are intimidating and fun, but it could have been better if the characters were more responsive to your actions and the aiming was better. Two levels in and i feel like i have already gotten my moneys worth compared to other VR titles i've tried. On VR, i want to experience VR and the sort of gameplay that i couldn't experience else where and this does just that. If the levels were not so shallow, this would have gotten an 8 or 9 easily. Expand
  6. Dec 11, 2016
    6
    This is a good starter game for VR because it shows you what works and what doesn't. There are 5 mini games but some are certainly better thanThis is a good starter game for VR because it shows you what works and what doesn't. There are 5 mini games but some are certainly better than others. I will give a brief summary of each but first I need to say how good the home screen is. I wont spoil why, but the interactive nature of the home screen is actually really good! From best to worst:

    The London Heist - The ability to interact and play with almost everything in the environment is just a lot of fun. The gameplay can be a quite tricky and a little buggy, but it does look and feel real and is enjoyable throughout.

    Danger Ball - My impression is that this is very much overlooked. Sure it is basically 3D Pong but its great fun and really challenging! It is a simple, fun and immersive mini game.

    Ocean Descent - This solely focuses on the immersion and its very good at it. I'd just jump straight to the shark encounter one though.

    Scavengers Odyssey - This does show that free movement doesn't work too well. This may have been a side effect of a larger issue, the graphics are just a bit blurry. Even standing still looking at what should be epic scenery felt underwhelming.

    VR Luge - A simple concept but everything is just too fast and blurry. It just doesn't really work.

    A good introduction showing the variety of VR but if you are looking for a fun set of mini games to introduce VR (like what Wii Sports was to the Wii), I'd recommend the free Playroom VR instead.
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  7. Aug 15, 2019
    0
    Terrible game. I bought this so called game in hopes that I would get a great vr experience that could show what Sony can do. Instead I got anTerrible game. I bought this so called game in hopes that I would get a great vr experience that could show what Sony can do. Instead I got an experience that had awful graphics, didn’t immerse me what so ever. 0% gameplay 100% terrible graphics with random long pauses. Please do not buy unless you truly want to waste your money Expand

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