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  • Summary: This is a first-person grappling hook exploration game. Soar through the ruins of a fallen world and discover the secrets of the ancients. Windlands has been developed primarily for Virtual Reality headsets, but is also an experience for those without headsets.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Oct 28, 2016
    90
    Windlands is easily the best platforming experience available on the PlayStation VR, and a must for anyone who wants to see what a Mirror’s Edge-style blend of platforming and parkour is like in that format.
  2. Nov 12, 2016
    77
    If you have a good VR stomach, this is one of the most interesting experiences on PlayStation VR. Between zen gaming and challenging parcours, this is an intense platformer that will make you feel like a hybrid of Peter Parker and Faith of Mirror’s Edge fame.
  3. Oct 30, 2016
    76
    Windlands' swinging and soaring facilitates a manic relationship between serenity and stress. It's either a holiday bounding across lush vistas or a white-knuckled, vertigo-inducing parkour utopia. Windlands isn't terribly inventive, however, its considerable accessibility options and presence inside virtual reality's honeymoon do well to suppress effective objections.
  4. Nov 2, 2016
    70
    There isn’t a lot of content but there is replayability value should you wish to beat run times. The story isn’t too important, outdone by the game’s visual design and music. Windlands captures the essence of soaring through the air, but sadly it simply won’t be for everyone.
  5. Feb 1, 2017
    64
    The best compliment I can give Windlands is that, for other developers, there is a lot that can be gleaned from this experience soaring through the skies, and the game is worth checking out for that reason alone.
  6. Jan 31, 2017
    60
    This wonderful looking Spider-Man simulator in the sky doesn't live up to its full potential.
  7. Dec 14, 2016
    50
    Windlands is a pretty great idea that could have been an essential PSVR title had more thought been put into its traversal.

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Score distribution:
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  1. Oct 28, 2016
    10
    This game is beautiful! and if you dont have problems with motion sickness then this game is a must. its so fun jumping from tree to tree.This game is beautiful! and if you dont have problems with motion sickness then this game is a must. its so fun jumping from tree to tree. trying to get to the goal. feels like an adventure. Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2016
    10
    No question, this is my favourite game for PSVR. Unlike anything i've ever experienced, this title stands alone. Truly transportative and atNo question, this is my favourite game for PSVR. Unlike anything i've ever experienced, this title stands alone. Truly transportative and at times emotional. Hours of exploration (not including the minigames/challenges) with a sense of accomplishment at every turn. Windlands is exactly what i wanted from a VR experience. Expand
  3. Oct 28, 2016
    10
    pretty hard in regards of motion sickness however as soon as you get used to it it's a blast.. try short sessions at the start.. for me thepretty hard in regards of motion sickness however as soon as you get used to it it's a blast.. try short sessions at the start.. for me the game is a good training ground to VR, cool the developers made full controls available and are not scared people might get sick.. best game to train your VR legs Expand
  4. May 25, 2017
    10
    I own a dozen PSVR games and this is my absolute favorite, let me explain you why. Other games are either fun or good demos, but this one isI own a dozen PSVR games and this is my absolute favorite, let me explain you why. Other games are either fun or good demos, but this one is the only one I keep coming to again and again for more. The feeling of jumping with ropes between platforms is amazing and gives me a virtual breath of fresh air everytime. Having to look at platforms above you is an amazing neck workout like no other, and I know what I mean, having chronic neck pain, I feel amazing every time after this. There is a huge freedom to explore in this game, this and other aspects remind me a lot about my favorite franchise, Metroid. If you are a Metroid Fan, you have to try this game! It its the closest to a Metroid VR game as of today!

    UPDATE 25th May 2017 after playing Farpoint: Windlands is still much better than Farpoint in so many ways IMO. In Farpoint you move very slowly, at a constant pace, and you can't even jump! So frustrating, so very little locomotion. You also can't explore anything, the game is very linear. In windlands you can walk, run, jump, go everywhere, explore whatever you want, Windlands is still by far my favorite PSVR game, Farpoint did not change that.
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  5. Oct 27, 2016
    9
    Very nice game. But, as an advice, if you have motion sickness or vertigo stay away as much as you can or you will have a bad time.

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    Very nice game. But, as an advice, if you have motion sickness or vertigo stay away as much as you can or you will have a bad time.

    I am very fortunate as I don't suffer of any of these, and jumping among the scenario like tarzan or captain commando is... amazing. This is a prove of what VR is for, total immersion and experience things that you will never feel on the reality.
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  6. Dec 31, 2017
    9
    Windlands is one of the best first person platformers and VR games in general. Basically a puzzle game using Spider man web swinging mechanicsWindlands is one of the best first person platformers and VR games in general. Basically a puzzle game using Spider man web swinging mechanics to collect items. This game does a great job of making you think in 3D and figuring out how to scale a mountain is very satisfying. Expand
  7. Feb 7, 2019
    8
    This game made me fell ill but I played it when I was pretty new to vr. It seemed pretty cool but I haven't gone back to it.

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