There’s a new reason to dust off your PlayStation VR headset as the first silver screen Avenger makes his virtual reality debut. Marvel’s Iron Man VR lets you suit up in the iconic armour and face-off against a variety of robotic enemies throughout an original story developed just for the game.
You will need a PSVR headset, PlayStation Camera and two Move controllers to play, which certainly limits accessibility. Assuming you already own these immersive accessories, Marvel’s Iron Man VR is a game you will want to check out.
Tony Stark has retired from the life of making weapons, instead focusing his time on fighting evil and improving his armour. During a flight aboard his private jet, the tech billionaire is attacked by the mysterious Ghost, a hacker and anti-corporate activist who repurposes old Stark Industries weapons to hold Tony responsible for the damages he’s caused.
Players don the red and gold armour as Iron Man, trailing Ghost to Stark’s corporate locations across the globe, attempting to stop the villain while facing the questionable actions from Tony’s past.
Gameplay sees players take to the skies using the Move controllers to aim and fire Iron Man’s hand-mounted blasters while also steering by angling the controllers at the appropriate angles. Finding that balance between aiming, hovering, and flying can be tricky, but the sheer satisfaction that comes from speeding through the air will have you remembering why VR was a good investment.
Between missions, players step out of the armour and play as Tony within his garage/workshop under the cliffside Malibu mansion. You know, the one featured in the films. Here, you can upgrade armour based on research points earned throughout the missions and check out his digs and superhero memorabilia. There’s also time spent on Nick Fury’s helicarrier performing VR-related tasks and combat challenges, extending the gameplay. Fury, Pepper Potts and Tony’s AI Friday (not Jarvis) also make appearances.
With the PlayStation 5 launching at the end of 2020, Iron Man VR is most-likely this virtual reality headset’s swan song. Marvel’s Iron Man VR is not a perfect game by any standards; it currently sits on a reasonable Metacritic score of 74%. Although anyone wanting to get the most out of the current hardware before upgrading shouldn’t look past this superhero simulator.
Marvel’s Iron Man VR is available now exclusively for PlayStation 4 VR. You can find out more via the PlayStation Store linked below including info regarding the free demo.