Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
Since most consumer virtual reality still requires you to strap a visor to your head and flail about like a drunk alien, it sometimes feels like a technology whose moment will never come. But this endlessly fresh and charming game, designed for Sony’s PSVR hardware, makes the best argument for the technology to date. Your purpose is to guide a cute robot as it leaps and skips through 3D environments – jungle, city, ocean bed. These worlds wrap around the player as well, forcing you to peer around walls, squint up precipices, and duck beneath projectiles as you urge your android on its way. In technical terms, Astro Bot is one of a kind: a delightful experience in immersive gaming.