Astro Bot Rescue Mission (2018) is objectively an overwhelmingly great VR game, earning our first ever [10/10] review rating for good reason. Starting next week, you’ll be able to find out why when a free demo lands on the PlayStation Store.

On October 16th, you’ll be able to strap into your PSVR and play a little bit of the charming single-player VR platformer, which exclusively uses DualShock 4 controller.

In our review, Road to VR’s Ben Lang calls Astro Bot “a genre-defining moment for VR platforming on PSVR,” and says it has “tremendous polish and excellent game design.” Check out our full review of Astro Bot Rescue Mission to see just why it scored so highly.

And we know what you’re thinking; Astro Bot was created by Sony’s Japan Studio, so that means it’s a definite platform exclusive.

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  • gothicvillas

    thats great. Despite all the praise I was reluctant to drop 32 notes on this one… maybe this will change my mind.

  • Jonathan

    Isn’t demos always free?

    • David Herrington

      I wanted to demo a Vive in a mall a year ago and they wanted to charge me for 30 min.

  • Sandy Wich

    I’m never really been into these 3rd person camera VR games but with limited FOV headsets I guess it’s not a bad idea. Turning my head in room scale games for more than an hour and I already got a SCM headache developing. It looks like in titles like this you primarily just look forward, right?

    Either way it looks cute. Nice to see it’s actually a 1st party PSVR game and not another 3rd party game payed off for non inclusion on other VR platforms.