System: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: £14.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 80
Description: Prison Boss VR is a crafting and trading game-turning your VR space into a jail cell! Craft cigarettes, alcohol and cookies for other inmates! Customize your cell as your reputation grows! Earn cash until you can’t store it anymore and become the Prison Boss!
The crafting system in the game makes use of controllers in unique ways. Each crafting recipe consists in a series of gestures you’ll soon know how to perfect. Roll your cigarettes, fill up bottles, cook cakes, sculpt metal, create ropes out of pieces of fabric… and more! The game features 11 different craftables items, made out of 6 different base resources.
Review: I like many of the ideas and indeed the style of gameplay in Prison Boss VR. There are also a few different game modes to give it even more longevity. But sadly it does get repetitive very quickly and the more you get caught by the guards the more you have to do, then this results in you getting bored of the game even quicker. I both love this game and hate it at the same time and enjoyed playing it…right up to the moment I was caught with a load of contraband and it was all taken off me meaning I had to start again. It’s a frustrating game for sure, but one I think most people will enjoy playing enough to justify the full asking price and that is a rare thing indeed.