Not your daddy’s tank sim
If you have to choose a game that lives up to the promise and magnificence of VR, Battlezone is the title that should accompany any new PS VR purchase. The fancy remake of the 1980 original soars to greater heights in its 2016 edition, which brings players back to the battle zone in a tank. But make no mistake, in spite of the simplistic rst-person gameplay, there’s more to this arcade classic than meets the eye.
At the heart of it all, Battlezone is a strategy game that puts players in a campaign to destroy the enemy’s base at the end of a procedurally-generated map. Hexes, which make up the map, represent individual levels that players must navigate and conquer to move forward, each with missions that involve destroying waves of enemies or blowing up larger complexes.
While players can take the action online with friends in co-op, the diverse arsenal of upgrades to unlock and utilize, as well as the typical arcade trimmings like additional lives remind you that the game is – at its core – a single-player experience. Highly replayable with a variety of scenarios to look forward to, the game keeps your progress with each passing campaign, so that you’ll be ready for that big showdown when you arrive at your enemy’s home ground.
Classic revival done right.