Looking to pick up one of Steam’s most polished VR titles? Battlezone (2016) is on sale for 50% of the usual asking price through August 7th.

Battlezone, inspired by the original 1980 game of the same name, initially launched on PSVR back in 2016 and later came to PC for both the Vive and Rift. The seated tank combat game puts you in the cockpit of a futuristic hover tank and has you battle your way through an impressively stylized and colorful world full of varied enemies. The game holds a commendable 81% positive rating on Steam, 4.5 out of 5 stars on the PlayStation Store, and 4 out of 5 stars on the Oculus store.

This weekend Battlezone is on sale for 50% off on Steam, making the price $20. The sale is only available through Steam (a version of the game which supports both the Vive and the Rift).

Note that Battlezone is a seated game and you’ll need a gamepad to play it. For many Vive players, that will mean probably putting a chair in the center of your room-scale play space. Alternatively, if you happen to own a flight stick setup (also known as HOTAS), Battlezone added support in version 1.07 of the game in July, for a more authentic cockpit experience.

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  • Sean Lumly

    Outstanding deal for a very good VR game. $20 is well worth it (IMO).

    • burzum

      Has it more than 1-2h playtime in single player? And it’s not yet another wave shooter?

      • Sean Lumly

        It’s not a wave shooter, though some of the levels have you fighting waves. It is a proper full-person-shooter (in a tank) with full locomotion.

        It’s a proper game! One with strategy, co-operative teamwork (or single play), and plenty of challenge.

        • burzum

          Thank you!

      • Sean Lumly

        Oh yes, it has more than 1-2h playtime. In fact, it encourages replay and powering up. It is a full game, though one that can be played in short sprints or for long periods.

        Check it out on youtube, and see if it is something you would be interested in!

    • CoffeeBuzz

      How is the motion sickness on this one ?

      • Sean Lumly

        I do not feel motion sickness, so I’m not the best person to ask. It does have full locomotion, though, so it may be uncomfortable for those that are pretty sensitive to this type of thing.

        Sorry I couldn’t be of more help!

      • Raphael

        I just vomited all over your head. Never ever get vr sickness though.

      • ender707

        There are comfort options to dim the edges of the screen to help, I found the game comfortable, but usually do fine with full locomotion.

  • Dan

    Excellent deal, picked it up Friday and have already put in over 4 hours, had some good co-op fun.

    • Sean Lumly

      Agreed! It feels like a real game in VR, vs an experiment. I may just hop back in in a month or two on PC (I currently have the PS4 variant).. :)

  • Klaus Bantzer

    can anyone compare it to the PS4 version? on vids it looks much sharper.