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  • Summary: An action-packed multiplayer VR game, Smashbox Arena throws players into a shootout battle of team versus team, power-up versus power-up. Combatants can play single-player, party up with their friends, or face off against opponents across the globe.


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  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Aug 5, 2017
    If corners were cut with the graphics, they were completely rounded over and sanded down in the music and sound department.
  2. 65
    Smashbox Arena is a fun PSVR title that has some great gameplay but can be short-lived.
  3. Aug 24, 2017
    Smashbox Arena proves that not all game genres can weather the transition from a console game to immersive virtual reality. This is something you could easily play without the headset, though it wouldn't do the game any significant favors. With or without VR, it doesn’t change the central concern that this game just isn’t fun to play. The shooting part is pretty okay and almost fun for the first few rounds. What kills the game is the lack of meaningful challenges by way of playing against other humans. There is a single player campaign but it's not enough to justify the time you'd put into it. I could never find people to play with and the resulting skirmishes with AI bots made the whole thing regretfully unenjoyable.
  4. Aug 31, 2017
    Smashbox Arena is a fun experiment, but it is nothing more than that. The concept is fun and it works, but it does not offer enough content or quality to really speak to a bigger audience.
  5. Aug 16, 2017
    Smashbox Arena could have been a great competitive game to play on PS VR, instead it’s just another generic VR shooter with an underpopulated online community.
  6. Aug 9, 2017
    Smashbox Arena hinges on a neat idea. Unfortunately, a neat idea isn't enough and especially can't make us forget about the deserted servers, all too superior enemy AI and awkward controls. Shame.
  7. Aug 4, 2017
    The truth is, even if the servers were packed, it wouldn’t do much to save this shooter. Developer Bigbox VR has some interesting ideas though these are bogged down by mediocrity at every corner. You may be able to squeeze a few minutes of fun from Smashbox Arena, but beyond that it’s an incredibly hard sell.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 29, 2020
    I paid $3 and got way more then $3 worth of game. lots of fun even against the bots