System: Oculus Quest
Price at Time Of Review: £10.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Size: 169.6 MB
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 80
Description: Experience digital pinball as never before in Pinball FX2 VR, a groundbreaking new pinball game from the digital pinball pioneers at Zen Studios! Pinball FX2 VR features advanced physics, detailed 3D graphics, original table designs, and a robust set of social features and scoreboards making for an engaging VR experience you won’t find elsewhere. Pinball FX2 VR replicates the atmosphere of real-life pinball machines in a virtual play space while presenting gameplay features and effects that cannot be physically recreated. Combining the look and feel of digital pinball with the sensation of a real-world experience, Pinball FX2 VR is the premier place for pinball action on Oculus Quest!
Review: As you first enter the hub/menu room you start to put doubt into your mind whether or not you are going to enjoy this game. The room looks a little basic and looking around you can’t see many pinball tables to play. But once you do decide on a table to play all those fears vanish. The tables look amazing and the sounds make you feel like you really are playing one in real life!
But it’s all been done before I hear you cry. The VR aspect means the whole room surrounding the pinball table becomes alive and themed to each table you play. Choose the space one and spaceships and meteorites fly around you, and while you might think this would be rather distracting it feels immersive and only helps to put you into the pinball playing zone even more.
You can’t take anything away from this game, it’s the best pinball game you will ever play no matter what system you play it on. There is a small, but hardly noticeable drop in graphics quality on the Oculus Quest, but nothing worth moaning about. The price of this game will scare most people off, but if you don’t want the extra tables, you get more than enough to be going on within this basic pack. In my lifetime I can’t see a pinball game being better than this one and coming from someone who wasn’t a fan of pinball games until this one, this is strong praise indeed.