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  • Summary: Astro and his crew lead you on a magical introduction through PS5 in this fun platformer that comes pre-loaded on PS5. Explore four worlds, each based on PS5’s console components. Each area showcases innovative gameplay that taps into the new features of the PS5’s DualSense wireless controller.
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  1. Positive: 62 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. Jan 21, 2021
    100
    With all around fantastic gameplay, graphics, design, and just overall fun, I’d argue that under different circumstances, this could have even been considered a game of the year contender. I never realized just how much the Sony PlayStation had influenced my life until I played this game.
  2. Nov 6, 2020
    90
    Astro’s Playroom is an exciting 3D platformer full of surprise and wonder. While its task of introducing the PS5 controller’s new features can sometimes be a double-edged sword, full-fledged implementation of the DualSense’s haptic feedback creates a next-gen experience only possible on the PS5. The game design of adding new ideas for each level, iterating on them, and then switching them for something completely different is reminiscent of Nintendo’s design philosophy, and Astro does it just as well as Mario. At the same time, Astro’s adventure through the history of PlayStation is a journey only Sony can deliver.
  3. Despite beating the game, I find myself returning to Astro’s Playroom for its pure joy.
  4. Nov 15, 2020
    83
    As well as being an excellent demonstration of the future ahead for owners of the PS5, Astro’s Playroom serves as an excellent, albeit brief platformer. You’ll find that just as the game really begins to come into its own, it ends, and that’s an almighty shame, but will likely you leaving salivating at the prospect of what is to come for Astro Bot and friends.
  5. Nov 12, 2020
    80
    More than just a tech demo for the DualSense controller, Astro’s Playroom is a stunning showcase for the PS5 and the very first game that you have to try out on the next-gen system. Fine-tuned for maximum haptic feedback fun, Astro’s return is a marvel that celebrates the past and the future of the PlayStation.
  6. Nov 6, 2020
    80
    Cute as everything and very well paced, Astro’s Playroom is a nice little treat for PlayStation 5 buyers.
  7. Nov 6, 2020
    70
    Astro Bot has replaced Knack as the cute Sony mascot and I’m okay with it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 366
  1. Nov 18, 2020
    10
    The game perfectly shows the potential of the new Dualsense, the different vibrations, audio, triggers, all of them are completely differentThe game perfectly shows the potential of the new Dualsense, the different vibrations, audio, triggers, all of them are completely different in the PS5 controller. I’m looking forward to how devs can implement the new functionalities in their games, because I’m sure that if they put effort, the experience qill be awesome! Expand
  2. Nov 13, 2020
    10
    As a tech demo to demonstrate the dual sense controller. The greatest tech demo ever created so easily a 10 nothing tops it
  3. Dec 4, 2020
    10
    Best gane ever!, the gane play, the references, the sound, the way it shows the control, the desing and graphics, great game
  4. Sep 28, 2021
    10
    Team Asobi has made one of the most underrated and fun platformer games ever! I LOVE ASTRO and love all the DualSense features, all the PSTeam Asobi has made one of the most underrated and fun platformer games ever! I LOVE ASTRO and love all the DualSense features, all the PS hardware, and game characters! I can't wait to play Team Asobi's next game! Expand
  5. Apr 7, 2021
    10
    Espectacular de principio a fin. Se nota que lo han hecho con mucho cariño y no es solamente una demo del mando como algunos creian. De 10.
  6. Mar 18, 2021
    9
    Endearing, nostalgic, and very fun. Astrobot is a phenomenal pack-in game, and I never got bored in the 5.5 hours it took me to platinum. IEndearing, nostalgic, and very fun. Astrobot is a phenomenal pack-in game, and I never got bored in the 5.5 hours it took me to platinum. I can only hope full, AAA games use the Dualsense to the same extent shown here. Expand
  7. Jun 30, 2021
    0
    7.5/10. It took me a little to warm to it since I was just ready to play PS4/5 games in general but I came back to it when ready.
    Great use
    7.5/10. It took me a little to warm to it since I was just ready to play PS4/5 games in general but I came back to it when ready.
    Great use of nostalgia. I really enjoyed the collectibles. I love how the worlds are parts of the PS5 but the tie back to other PS consoles. Other than SM64 most collect-em-up suck at making you care about collectibles. Felt nice to collect coins too since they are spent at the machine. Feels like winning without being predatory. The Labo display room was great.
    A bit simple and easy in the gameplay but great at displaying PS5 tech.
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