System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £2.89
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 65
Description: Travel to the far Arabian desert, where this ancient ruin is waiting for you. Can you solve its puzzle? In this VR game, you solve Sudoku in a physical space by placing the numbers into the slots of the board. It’s still the same game but with a different viewpoint. The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 subgrids that compose the grid contain all of the digits from 1 to 9.
Review: I am happy to pronounce that ‘Arabian Stones’ is the best looking Sudoku game in VR. Each stone looks amazing and well textured and indeed does the whole environment. But that really isn’t saying a lot as sudoku isn’t exactly a graphical hungry genre of game. Even the gameplay is pretty good and each pick-up and placement feels right and above all simple. But with the game just being Sudoku in one environment and nothing else, it does make the £2.89 seem a touch high. If you see this on sale for a quid or less and you REALLY like playing Sudoku maybe give this a go, just be aware that Sudoku is all this game is, nothing more or less.