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  • Summary: Launching exclusively for PlayStation VR, RIGS throws you into explosive battle arenas where mechanised combat and futuristic sports collide head-on. Immerse yourself into a single player experience that will push your skills to the limit and sharpen your team tactics. Unlock new and moreLaunching exclusively for PlayStation VR, RIGS throws you into explosive battle arenas where mechanised combat and futuristic sports collide head-on. Immerse yourself into a single player experience that will push your skills to the limit and sharpen your team tactics. Unlock new and more powerful RIGS to then take online against the world. Compete in a series of sporting events in the Mechanized Combat League – a near future sports league which pits teams of pilots against each other in real world locations. Face off against other teams from around the globe and enjoy an unprecedented sense of spatial awareness in multiple game modes with hero RIGS at your disposal.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Oct 26, 2016
    100
    RIGS: MCL is the very best VR experience that this system has to offer. The level of intense action, overall comfort while playing and the feeling of complete control round out a stellar VR package.
  2. Oct 18, 2016
    90
    Hurray, the combination Mechs, sports and virtual reality is a fact. Rigs offers a futuristic experience we could only dream of. There are enough options to make this first-person action game very comfortable to play. A very strong start for PS4 VR.
  3. Oct 12, 2016
    85
    I was completely taken aback by how well RIGS comes together. Although it has some issues to work out with future patches (mostly related to a content drought), as a symbol for the tech it's one of the best virtual reality joints out there, and not just for the PlayStation VR. Hell, it might be the most justified virtual reality game I've ever played.
  4. Oct 11, 2016
    80
    A relatively simple idea that has bloomed in a solid and spectacular way. That's the right direction for a VR game.
  5. Oct 16, 2016
    80
    Rigs manages to deliver fun and thrilling online matches. While some may experience motion-sickness due to the fast-paced gameplay, Guerrilla has done everything to contain the problem. What holds Rigs from achieving greater scores is the small number of game modes, which could make the game boring after a short period of time.
  6. Oct 20, 2016
    74
    The controls are top notch, the sickness factor bearable for most of the time and the visuals are among the best you can get on PSVR right now. But the lack of content harms this proof that VR and ego-action indeed is possible.
  7. Aug 30, 2017
    50
    RIGS: Mechanized Combat League may be the posterchild for PlayStation VR, but it's not the headset's MVP. While this future sports sim has a strong art style and some interesting ideas, it struggles to get the business done where it matters – on the pitch. Nauseating action and mushy combat really cause this contender to drop points.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Oct 18, 2016
    10
    RIGS is one of the first if not the first FPS on PS VR and it sets the bar sky high. Not only that, but in my opinion it is the best PS VRRIGS is one of the first if not the first FPS on PS VR and it sets the bar sky high. Not only that, but in my opinion it is the best PS VR title available at this time and one of a very few that offer a long lasting experience which remains fun playing over time rather than a fun experience that you only play once and feel no need to go back to again.

    When you first start playing you get a test rig that allows you to complete the tutorial and get used to the controls, but once you complete this you get to purchase your first rig. There are 4 base frames to choose between:
    Sentinel: The tank, big, heavily armoured, but slow and can perform a slam jump which is a charged jump.
    Hunter: The speedster, small, short, and very fast. What it lacks in it's jumping capability it makes up by being able to go through low height tunnels. enabling it to take shortcuts in various points on the maps.
    Mirage: The all rounder, tall, agile, with decent armour and can double jump.
    Tempest: It can fly, what it lacks armour and speed it makes up for being able to take off and hover.

    There are multiple layouts for each frame each with it's own skills and weapons combination.

    RIGS offers you three distinct game modes: "Team Deathmatch", "Endzone" and "Powerslam"

    Team Deathmatch
    This one kind of speaks for itself a team based carnage where you gain points by destroying opponents and assisting your team members in doing so, the team with the highest amount of kills by the end of the match wins.

    Endzone
    Football with giant robots, you have to grab the ball and get it through the goal on the opponents side of the map. You can steal the ball from opponents with melee and pass the ball to team members within range. The team with the highest amount of goals at the end wins.

    Superslam
    Almost like basketball, except that you are the ball. Near the center of the map high up there is a hoop. If you manage to destroy 3 opponents your rig goes in to overdrive for a limited time, while you are in overdrive you have to fight yourself all the way to the top and jump through the hoop to score a point and at the end the team that scored the most points wins.

    RIGS is probably one of the better looking PS VR games available, everything is rendered in a beautiful slick, colorful and bright world, As you look around in the cockpit you can read the crisp letters on the components that make up the cockpit and the levels have a distinct look that makes it easy to keep track of where you are.

    Surprisingly for a game where your character actually walks/runs around and jumps in the world though I felt a little woozy for a moment during the tutorials portion by the time I was out of the tutorial section I had fully adjusted and can comfortably play for hours The game also offers multiple comfort adjustments to allow you to customize the experience in a way that reduces the chance at any motion sickness. You can choose between turning using head motion or your right thumb stick, you can restrict the view when in motion and also turn off some effects in games that may negatively affect the experience for some players.

    All I can say in the end is if you own PS VR this is the game to get and if you don't this game is why you should get it.
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  2. Nov 5, 2016
    10
    Why has this game got such a low score? It is an amazing experience. Firstly don't buy into vr if you want to hurl on a theme ride generally.Why has this game got such a low score? It is an amazing experience. Firstly don't buy into vr if you want to hurl on a theme ride generally. Or even if you go over a large humpy bridge to quick and find that it's a bit unsettling. Because really in this your in a giant robot and will regularly get jettisoned 100ft in the sky and yeah by the way the name virtual reality kinda gives away what you have in store. Graphics are fabulous really, fuzzy in places yes, but looking out into the distance is very immersive place. Gameplay here is key and once used to the game online. Every single match is nail biting and always open to turn around in a few short minutes. I really don't get the malaise with some at vr. This for me is a classic must have game. Fair too, which so often doesn't feel the case in online mp games. Expand
  3. Oct 13, 2016
    10
    It's not perfect but it's the best VR game for all platforms, polished and abundant
    So give it a 10 for standard so we can review other game.
    It's not perfect but it's the best VR game for all platforms, polished and abundant
    So give it a 10 for standard so we can review other game.
    Make .Believe
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  4. Jul 16, 2017
    9
    RIGS is an outstanding game. It is not just a good VR game, but a great game in any context. The first thing that struck me was the polish --RIGS is an outstanding game. It is not just a good VR game, but a great game in any context. The first thing that struck me was the polish -- the game is presented impeccably well, with crisp graphics and quality textures, smooth animations, and plenty of detail that provide a sense of scale. The intro got me from the first moment. It has the same type of grand Colosseum feel to the most popular sport matches with plenty of spectacle. The art style is also a very welcome change from gritty machines to something quite clean and "commercial" -- a nice departure from what is normal seen in these types of games.

    The second thing that struck me was the challenge! The gameplay on its head, is very simple, but make no mistake, it is VERY difficult to master (or even do moderately well) and is a true team sport that requires both fast response skills but also tactical thinking as well as knowledge of the arena. It is this aspect that is most compelling. This isn't a pick-up-and-play game, but one that will force you (very quickly) to experiment with different play styles so as to be more effective. But never once have I felt that the game has been unfair -- just challenging. And there is plenty of variety in play style and also craft, which can have a TREMENDOUS affect on outcomes especially since each RIG (even of similar class) have different weapon load-outs, and different abilities.

    The quality of the game is very high. The graphics are clean, crisp, and nicely detailed. The style (as previously mentioned) is a refreshing departure from common mech styles. But there is another aspect of quality that is a bit harder to notice: the tracking. The PS VR tracking isn't the best, but RIGS seems to have tracking that is better than most titles I have played -- the world is stable and moves as it should.

    I avoided this game when it first game out, because I'm not really into games that are all multi-player. But I am very glad that I got this when it went on sale for $20. It is a surprisingly solid game with deep and varied gameplay. There is plenty to do offline, and also online against human opponents. Like some of the best games around, RIGS asks you to be better, and it is in this struggle to improve and the application of your novel skills where the true joy can be found.

    I would stay away from RIGS if you are very sensitive to motion sickness or want a game that you can instantly "win" at. RIGS is a fast game with a lot of depth and a steep learning curve.
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  5. Oct 14, 2016
    8
    It's probably the game to own at the launch of the PSVR.

    This isn't a mini game or a tech demo like most things out there at the moment,
    It's probably the game to own at the launch of the PSVR.

    This isn't a mini game or a tech demo like most things out there at the moment, this is a full fledged game with a career mode, unlockables, online multiplayer but most importantly: kickass VR gameplay that works magnificently. Enter the arenas, piloting your mechs, blasting the opposition to pieces only to deliver the deciding touchdown... every match is a rush. The controls feel great and despite the fast pace of the action and all the quick movements, I haven't experienced any nausea in my day-long play session.

    If you're looking to pick up a PS VR (and really, you should), make sure to add this game to your collection.

    The only cons are that the unskippable tutorial takes too long and asks you to repeat basic movement queues way too often before moving on, and some have complained that the animations before matches are too long as well which personally doesn't bother me.

    It's a fantastic and well realized first step into VR and one of the prime examples why VR is here to stay. Playing this game on a regular screen just wouldn't compare.
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  6. May 22, 2018
    7
    A solid mech multiplayer game with a distinct futuristic sports style theme. Awesome visuals/immersion, solid gameplay, and lots of differentA solid mech multiplayer game with a distinct futuristic sports style theme. Awesome visuals/immersion, solid gameplay, and lots of different mechs to choose from. Only issue is that the game can be very intense and can cause some nausea and serious fatigue. Expand
  7. Feb 25, 2017
    0
    Okay, I'm sorry I had to right this review, but I am utterly disappointed with this game and am currently trying to refund it. I have playedOkay, I'm sorry I had to right this review, but I am utterly disappointed with this game and am currently trying to refund it. I have played this for about 3 hours, and they sucked. First, the singleplayer. The first game I lost, which I was expecting, the next I tied. After that, I had enough to get better teammates, but they were terrible. We lost 8-1 and my team AI were utter garbage and sitting at the other side of the map while the other AI were sticking together and getting into overdrive every few seconds. I got 8 kills at the end of the game and was second place, bot of my team was last, and I didn't get overdrive even ONCE. Overdrive is needed to score a goal. Then the maps. The map design for the football game mode is BROKEN! The map design and spawn is TERRIBLE! It MUST be more diverse and have better spawn locations. The main reason I am doing this is because this game has a lack of content and is also broken and needs updates. I suggest that you wait before you buy this, because at its price point of $50, I would only pay $5 to play this broken game. Expand

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