Star Trek Bridge Crew is the latest high-profile game to hit the PS4's virtual reality headset PSVR
The Ubisoft game is out now – with Trekkies now able to live out their fantasies of being aboard a Starfleet ship.
Since PSVR was released last October, new games have been few and far between – so the release of the high profile game is great news for owners of the PS4 headset.
Star Trek Bridge Crew reviews have also just started coming out – it currently has a Metacritic score of 75 per cent based on 12 reviews.
A number of major gaming publications are yet to give their score for the game – which is also out on PC.
Here Express.co.uk gives a review round-up of what critics think of Star Trek Bridge Crew, out now on PS4 and the PC.
Star Trek Bridge Crew review – TheSixthAxis – 7/10: “Playing Star Trek: Bridge Crew is every Trek fan’s dream, giving you the opportunity to sit on the bridge of a Federation starship. It’s a great co-op game for VR, but takes a few direct hits when played with AI and when you think about the balance between roles and the mission structure. Even so, with the Trek license lending this game an awful lot of atmosphere and the paucity of must-have VR games right now, this is still a near essential buy.”
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Star Trek Bridge Crew review – PlayStation Universe – 8/10: “Make no mistake, when you're playing with a full crew of human fellows, Star Trek Bridge Crew rarely fails to fire on all cylinders, and in doing so presents itself as a compelling case for one of the better PSVR games to be released for Sony's fledgling virtual reality headset.
“Perhaps more unexpected than somebody coming out with a decent Star Trek title in 2017 however, is that the same game ended up being one of the most intriguing and entertaining multiplayer experiences to come along this year.”
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Star Trek Bridge Crew review – God Is A Geek – 8.0/10: “If you have a virtual reality headset and you’ve always dreamed of being aboard a Star Trek starship then it’s a no brainer. It has a learning curve that may take you a few hours to get to grips with but don’t let that put you off. Sure, the Move controllers aren’t the greatest, but they assist in providing a level of immersion that will make you geek out a little harder.
“Even if you’re not a Star Trek fan this is still a game worth considering, especially if you’re after a social virtual reality experience. Just try not to become a redshirt.”
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Star Trek Bridge Crew review – Road To VR – 9/10: “The big question remains whether Star Trek: Bridge Crew will be a flash in the pan with an initial period of hype, or a long-lived success with a steady player-base. I can see myself logging on and playing through the campaign with buddies and maybe even making the procedural missions a weekly addition to my routine amongst friends (as long as everyone is having fun).
“Even playing with random people was a blast, but the fact remains that fresh content like new campaign missions, ship types, and greater multiplayer-driven game modes, are all needed to keep users interested and coming back to have what I would consider one of the most fun social gaming experiences I’ve had to date.”
Star Trek Bridge Crew review – Stevivor – 7.5/10: “In my original preview of Bridge Crew, I said the game was “worth buying a VR unit for.” Admittedly, that claim was made without the knowledge that I’d already played 25% of its campaign in my short preview opportunity.
“Having the finished product in my hands (or wrapped around my head), I mostly stand by this claim. For Star Trek die-hards — I loathe the term Trekkie — this is worth getting a PSVR, Vive or Oculus. Ideally, you’ve also got a core group of friends to embark upon missions with as well; that, not a limited set of missions, is where its fun is truly found.”
Star Trek Bridge Crew review – Gaming Trend – 85 per cent: "The magic of Star Trek isn’t the ship, but in the crew, and Star Trek: Bridge Crew nails that mechanic perfectly. What might otherwise appear as a cold and stationary experience becomes amazing when played with friends.
"While the campaign isn’t as long as we were hoping, the ongoing voyages provide enough randomization to keep us busy. As I push the wobbly AI out of the airlock, allow me to heartily recommend Star Trek: Bridge Crew — it’s downright 'fascinating'."
Star Trek Bridge Crew review – Polygon – Early impressions: "Despite its grand vistas, Star Trek: Bridge Crew comes across more like a sterile demo than a full virtual reality simulation of space combat and exploration. The magic that’s here is just a faint echo from the deep space of our own shared fandom."