System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £39.99
Comfort Rating: Red
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing or Sitting
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 90
Description: Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man’s Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and lifeforms, and constant danger and action.
In No Man’s Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you’ll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before – and perhaps never will again.
Review: Let’s get something that is obvious to most people out of the way first. No Man’s Sky was not made for VR, it was made to be played on a normal 2D screen. But this is not a bolt-on, this game keeps getting updates and redesigns and the latest with VR implementation isn’t some rushed job, this is a serious VR update and while far from perfect it still makes the game more than playable in VR. Also, you have to take into consideration that a lot of the negative points that hounded this game when it was first released have been fixed or updated a long time ago.
So is this game worth a download? Oh yes, but do be aware that this is no short demo game, this will take you months, if not years to finish (if you ever do). This is not a game you can just pop into now and again, this is a game you settle into and finish even if it does take you a long time. The good news is having played this game on a 2D screen and now in VR, I can tell you the VR side of this game is so much better, so much…grander that it feels like a whole new game. So even if you have played it before, trust me when I tell you that VR makes it feel so much more magical than it already was and it’s well worth the crazy amount of time you need to invest into it.