Astro Bot Rescue Mission Scores Best VR Game At Game Awards

by Jamie Feltham • December 6th, 2018

The 2018 Game Awards are well underway and the winner for best VR/AR game was just announced. No surprises here.

Sony Japan’s Astro Bot Rescue Mission took home the prize, beating out the likes of Firewall Zero Hour, Beat Saber, Moss and Tetris Effect.

It’s a great choice; Astro Bot is a third-person platformer that makes great use of the PSVR headset.

“Astro Bot is not here to reinvent the wheel or claim the throne as VR’s killer app; there are enough games trying to do that already,” we said in our review. “Instead, it fuzes the thrill of seeing a virtual world come to life with the dependably engaging gameplay of one of gaming’s most beloved genres and explores what that can mean with fascinating results. It’s a refreshing reminder of just how astonishing VR can be when there’s nothing in your way, and it’s an absolutely essential experience for any PSVR owner.”

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