Percentile Rank

Driveclub VR is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

24%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Oct 13, 2016

Evolution Studio's great game is stripped back for this VR standalone, losing more than it gains in the process.

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Gameplanet
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 14, 2016

It makes me extremely nauseated within a minute every time I jam it – to the point that I'm yet to finish a race.

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Scored Reviews

Next Gen Base
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2016

In spite of the immediately obvious drop in graphical fidelity, Driveclub VR has a great sense of immersion that can only be achieved with VR, and the PlayStation VR headset produces an experience that I don’t think I’ve ever had from a racing game before. An impressive swansong for a game that never had it easy, DriveClub VR is well worth picking up if you’re grabbing a headset in the coming weeks.

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VideoGamer
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 12, 2016

DriveClub VR has lost the stunning visuals of the original game, but it remains a brilliant racer to play. The immersion offered by VR is superb, making this an essential launch title.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 17, 2016

Driveclub VR is an outstanding showcase for PlayStation VR. As the lone racing game available for it, it stands atop a short mountain — but its core foundation being so well-crafted bodes well for it working as a showpiece for quite some time. Anyone who loved the original game should check it out, while those who always wondered what was so good about it will find out in the best way possible by experiencing it in VR.

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ThisGenGaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2016

There is no doubt in my mind that racing games can be one of the genres to benefit the most from virtual reality. Driveclub VR has shown me that racing will never be the same again unless I actually feel like I’m in that car. It nails that sense of immersion for sure. It has it’s issues especially in the graphics department but if you can look past that you’ll experience a racing game unlike any other.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2016

Driveclub VR isn’t pretty, but it’s still some of the best racing found on PlayStation 4. I’ve never found drifting around corners to be this satisfying, and having to actually look at my mirrors helped fool me into thinking I was actually behind the wheel. If this is the end for Driveclub, it at least gets to leave on a high note.

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God is a Geek
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2016

If you’re willing to overlook some blurry visuals and get down to the serious business of racing you’ll find that there’s still a lot to love here and, for a launch title, it’s an impressive first outing for racing games on PSVR.

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Wccftech
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2016

Despite some rough edges that mar the experience, Driveclub VR is a great racing title that justifies getting back into the seat of a Koenigsegg Agera R as long as you don't mind being motion sick every now and then.

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2016

Though a sizeable visual step down from the regular version of the game, DriveClub VR remains a worthy offering. Boasting tons of content, great handling and some cleverly implemented VR immersion, it’s a worthwhile buy for PSVR owners looking for a decent racing game to showcase their latest purchase.

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Pure Playstation
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2016

Yes, the visuals have taken a hell of a beating to get DriveClub VR running on PlayStation VR, but even without the game's trademark obsessive attention to detail, DriveClub VR provides a hell of a lot of fun. Just, er, make sure you've got a bucket parked next to you. You know, just in case.

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IGN Spain
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2016

Immersive and lots of content, it is a pity that the poor graphics overshadow the overall result of Driveclub VR.

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New Game Network
72 / 100
72 / 100
Oct 18, 2016

DriveClub VR is a content-packed racing title that's cool to experience VR, if you can forgive the poor visuals.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 12, 2016

Driveclub VR has its shortcomings and doesn’t quite match up to the high bar that the original game now sets, but even then, it’s an outstanding racer, especially if you have a racing wheel. Driveclub VR is an essential purchase for racing fans on PSVR.

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games(TM)
7 / 10
games(TM)
games™ Team

Top Critic

7 / 10
Dec 23, 2016

Rough visuals dampen its impact

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GameSpew
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 18, 2016

Those who have previously played Driveclub will no doubt get a kick out of trying Driveclub VR with its host of new tracks, but it’s unlikely to wow them as it feels just too familiar and too visually inferior to impress.

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IBTimes UK
Oct 12, 2016

Virtual reality racing has an enormous amount of potential. Racing games are often visual delights however, so what Driveclub VR lacks in this department is notable despite the sense of presence that makes it so fresh.

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Impulsegamer
3.3 / 5.0
3.3 / 5.0
Nov 15, 2016

When I heard about DriveClub VR, I was really expecting the same PS4 experience as the previous title, however I was sadly mistaken. Sure, it has very similar parallels, especially with the amount of content but it’s all about the illusion and due to the reduced graphical capabilities of this game, particularly if you’ve played the previous game, it’s a little disheartening. Nonetheless, the gameplay is sturdy and the VR aspect works but it missed reaching the next level which would have been amazing.

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The Angry Joe Show
6 / 10
6 / 10
Oct 20, 2016
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Push Square
6 / 10
6 / 10
Oct 12, 2016

DriveClub VR has all of the features and functionality of its PS4 forebear, so you're guaranteed quality handling and plenty of content here. But the compromises made to get the virtual reality working strip the racer of its visual prowess, and its poor image quality can make it hard to see. There's no shortage of effort been invested here, but we can't help but wonder whether the rewards were worth all of the evident exertion.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Oct 30, 2016

While the game may not be anything near the visual showcase that the original game was for the PS4 itself, Driveclub VR is one game that gives a glimpse at the potential of VR racing and needs to at least be tried by any PSVR owner.

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CGMagazine
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2016

Racing in VR is a thrill, but playing Driveclub again isn’t, which makes Driveclub VR a pretty unenticing offer despite the game housing more content than other VR titles so far.

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Everyeye.it
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2016

Driveclub VR retrieves many of the contents included in the "classic" edition, but it would have needed a more careful optimization process, aimed primarily to "restructure" circuits and layouts and to lighten the rendering job. The new development team, instead, cut features and reduced visual enhancements. The result is a "scrambled" and ugly look.

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IGN
5.9 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

5.9 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2016

Driveclub VR is Sony’s VR racing welcome wagon and, in small doses, I think it does its job of demonstrating the potential of VR racing. The racing genre is perfect for seated VR, and Driveclub VR delivers a functional example of that experience. Unfortunately, that’s really about all it delivers. Beyond that it’s just a pre-existing game with fewer features and graphics that make me feel like I have the vision of a 95-year-old man.

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Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
5 / 10
Oct 13, 2016

Rather than being PlayStation VR’s killer app this updated racer lays bare its limitations in embarrassing fashion, at least until the PS4 Pro comes along.

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Digital Spy
Oct 10, 2016

A game so bad it'll literally make you sick

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