Acclaimed to be the best first-person shooter game for the PSVR. Sony Interactive developed the game back in 2017 and has since been one of the best-selling VR games for PlayStation, with critics agreeing that this game is an action-packed game no one should miss out on. For those who are new to VR and thinking about getting a PSVR as a starting point, this is definitively a game that is going to get you hooked on VR.
We will go through all the details of what you need to enjoy this game fully, so read in to get the full picture of the Farpoint VR experience.
In this VR game, you end up stranded on an alien planet 800,000 light-years away from earth. You are captain Etha Tyson with her colleague Dr. Grant Moon studying a radiation field in the atmosphere and...bam! You get sucked into a black hole leading to a strange planet that has many secrets to uncover.
Your teammates are scattered all around the planet, and the space station you lived on is completely destroyed.
Hunted by an alien spider breed, getting back home won’t be that easy. With your space station completely ruined in the crash, it will take a long time to get the pieces back together. You also need to find all of the survivors after the crash so they can help you with repairing the ship. That is...if the giant spiders don’t get to them first…
The gameplay is smooth and intuitive but, sometimes you need to use the old nugget as well trying to piece back together with the broken spaceship. So this is a challenging game, and still action-packed for those who aren't great at solving puzzles.
Compatible devices for Farpoint
Since it’s for PlayStation, the only equipment you need is a PSVR headset to get started for your PS4 or PS5. But we do recommend using the PSVR aim controller to get the best shooter experience possible in the game. A simple hand controller just won't cut it when you need to precisely aim at a faced paced target like these spiders.
The game also supports online play, with 2 online players at once if you have a PS Plus subscription. But if you prefer single play, all of this is optional of course. But it is more fun being able to share the experience with a friend.
Final thoughts on Farpoint
Although this is a good first-person VR shooter game for the PSVR, still it lacks a bit of surprise. For a person very used to these types of games, it could become a bit predictable. The alien spider breed only attacks you from the front and doesn't’ really have any surprises up their sleeve.
So if this game was for anything other than VR, the experience would be quite boring. But since all the action is happening right in front of you, still it gives you chills down your spine sometimes when the enemy attacks.