Age Rating: 12+
Review System: PlayStation VR
Price at Time Of Review: £24 ($30)
Comfort Rating: Amber
Size: 8 GB
Controller System: Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi Player: No
Time Machine VR (PSVR)
Intro: As a time-travelling cadet, explore the Jurassic era and the ancient creatures that once ruled the prehistoric oceans. Use advanced tech tools to track, examine, and discover scientifically accurate creatures like mosasaurs, livyatans, and megalodons. Uncover the mysteries of the ancient past, find the connection between a prehistoric virus, the melting ice caps, and a present-day epidemic that is exterminating humankind. If you are a paleontology buff, beat the game and check out Exploration Mode, where you can revisit the oceans and unlock more intelligence about the ancient era creatures you encountered in Story Mode.
Review: Have you ever wanted to visit Jurassic Park? The Time Machine VR might well be the closest thing you will ever get to seeing a real dinosaur. When I say real, believe me when I tell you that some of the underwater creatures look very real indeed. Even your time pod / ship looks impressive! But it is the freedom to move your own ship and play at your own pace that really makes this game stand out from the rest.
You can spend hours just swimming with turtles (until they get eaten) or slashing around with giant prehistoric fish. You do get set back on track if you wonder off a little too much, but apart from that you do feel free to explore and examine your surroundings and completing the micro missions you are given.
Verdict: Time Machine VR is a breathtaking adventure wrapped up in an educational blanket. You enjoy it and you will learn from it. Maybe not so much on the PSVR, but I could easily see it being using in schools all over the world.
Sadly one of this games biggest problems on the other systems we have reviewed it on was it’s lack of content for the price. Now given that the PSVR price is even higher this is even more of a problem. If you happen to spot this game in a sale it might well be worth picking up because it is a good experience, but it just doesn’t offer good value for money at its current full price. But with the promise of more content to come, maybe it is worth getting this now rather than later (when it might cost even more).