System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £15.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 80
Description: Escape from prison by heading soccer balls (and other things). Actually it’s not a prison, it’s The Football Improvement Centre. Maybe escape is too strong a word. You need to graduate. Yes, yes… graduate. Enjoy your stay!
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 head 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 is 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 sitting 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). 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. SO maybe wait for a sale, but do consider giving it a go.