System: PSVR 1
Price at Time Of Review: £19.99
Comfort Rating: Green (No Movement)
Genre: Party / Mini Games
Input: DualShock Controller, Move Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: PG
Description: Star Trek: Bridge Crew will immerse you in the Star Trek universe thanks to VR. The game puts you and your friends in the heart of the U.S.S. Your mission: explore a largely uncharted sector of space known as The Trench, in hopes of locating a suitable new homeworld for the decimated Vulcan populace. The Klingon Empire is also active in the region, and their purpose is a threat to the Federation’s plans.
Make strategic decisions and coordinate actions with your crew to complete the mission. In co-op, you can form a crew of four players to serve in the roles of Captain, Helm, Tactical and Engineer. In addition to a dynamic storyline, the game features an “Ongoing Missions” mode, procedurally generating missions for countless hours of Solo and Co-op adventure. In Star Trek Bridge Crew, you’ll need more than just individual skill to overcome the challenges communication, trust, and close crew coordination is the keys to victory.
While you can play with the gamepad, this game is best played with the move controllers for that added level of realism. Using them to literally touch the panels on the Captain’s chair or the helms stations panels. While not the most stunning graphically, the sense of immersion you get is so deep that I would say that this single game will sell PSVR’s to every Trekkie out there and turn a lot of new people into them.
While the single-player is a fairly short experience it is the multiplayer online mode that really makes this game what it is. The problem is that it often relies on the whole team working together, not just one person. But if one person is a complete noob that will often end in disaster. Tempers soon get flared and often a mission will end in a bad-tempered mood. This is one of the most amazing social VR experience there is, but it often shows how unforgiving some of us humans can be.