The Best PlayStation VR Games of 2017 so far – Polybius & Fantastic Contraption

For VRFocus’ last two videogames all PlayStation VR owners should have in their content libraries, there’s Llamasoft’s psychedelic, neon rich, trance-shooter Polybius, while on the opposite end of the spectrum is puzzle builder Fantastic Contraption.


Having previously made its name with videogames like Tempest 2000 and TxK, Llamasoft released PlayStation VR exclusive Polybius back in April. Offering 120 FPS gameplay, Polybius includes 25 original tracks from the studio’s in-house musicians, enjoyed across its 50 levels.

Players control a small spaceship that hurtles down a course shooting everything in its path. The aim being to build as big a multiplier as possible with successive kills for a ridiculously highscore. The title features a Normal Mode to score as many points as possible which also makes use of Llamasoft’s signature Restart Best feature, while for the experts to challenge themselves on there’s Pure and YOLO modes.

Another of VRFocus’ five star reviewed titles for PlayStation VR, the review stated: “Owners of PlayStation VR should definitely look to add this to their library, as it is one of the best VR titles on the PlayStation at present. Jeff Minter and Llamasoft have got another winner.”

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Fantastic Contraption

For lovers of VR puzzle experiences then Northway Games and Radial Games’ Fantastic Contraption has to be one of the best and most well known across all headsets. Originally a HTC Vive launch title before coming to Oculus Touch in December, Fantastic Contraption eventually hit PlayStation VR a couple of months ago.

The videogame is a quirky puzzle solver that requires players to do just one thing, get a pink blob from their location to a giant pink area that can be in front, behind, below or above them. This is achieved by building all manner of weird and crazy inventions that can roll, spin, flip or catapult themselves and the pink orb towards the target. Alongside 50 levels to play through, Fantastic Contraption also includes a strong community mechanic, allowing players to share their creations as well as build their own puzzles for anyone to play.

As an added bonus for PlayStation VR players the developers included exclusive levels found nowhere else and special headset only features that allow players to resize and position their gameworld at the press of a button.

With its quirky gameplay and rich visual aesthetic Fantastic Contraption has shown that while other VR titles have already aged quite quickly, it hasn’t, offering hours of entertainment.

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