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Age Rating: 12+
Review System: PlayStation VR
Price at Time Of Review: £16 ($20)
Comfort Rating: Green
Size: 1.7 GB
Controller System: Head Motion
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi Player: Yes (For Up To 6 Players)
Intro: Welcome to the Football Improvement Centre, which is not a prison. Inside our Heading Facility, you will undergo an intense re-education under the guidance of our world class staff. We’ve constructed an impressive variety of lessons to ensure you are no longer a threat to the reputation of your club, who has so generously sponsored your enrollment. You will find your time spent here to be quite valuable, but do remember… improvement is mandatory.
Review: Headmaster is not the game about running a school that you might be expecting. Instead, it is all about going a ‘header’ in football (Soccer if you live elsewhere in the planet). The idea is pretty simple, you need to header the ball into a set goal. Maybe an open football goal, or maybe just a small hoop. Soon you will be trying to get moving targets and even trying to get one past the cardboard cutout goalie.
While some of the tasks / challenges it asks you to perform are near impossible the gameplay itself it pretty self-explanatory and quickly mastered. You will be doing jump headers in no time and if you are expecting a game that you can play sat on the couch you will be bitterly disappointed. In fact, this game gets so energetic that I found myself sweating within the first few levels (all those years of playing non-VR videogames mean I am not the fittest person).
Verdict: To be fair to the PSVR the headset tracking is pretty spot on and I didn’t come across many times when I went out of tracking range and when I did it was most probably my own fault (it’s not easy to keep a track on where you are in relation to the camera). Headmaster is a must for anyone who loves their football, but be warned you don’t get too much for your buck and the gameplay does get a little bit repetitive even when each level brings new challenges, it is always just doing the same thing, only aiming in a different spot. Appart from those little gripes it is a good game and one that is sure to be a VR party favourite.