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Smashbox Arena

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

54

Top Critic Average

25%

Critics Recommend

Based on 12 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Oculus RiftDec 21, 2016
HTC ViveDec 21, 2016
PlayStation VRJul 25, 2017

Developer: BigBox VR, Inc.

Genres: Action, First-Person Shooter

Smashbox Arena is a team-based action game with insane physics-driven power-ups.

2 modes of play: Singleplayer Story Mode and Online Multiplayer (AI Characters will join teams if there aren't enough players)!

Easy to learn, difficult to master -- Fast-paced, multiplayer designed from ground up for VR headset and touch controllers!

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TheSixthAxis

3 / 10
Jim Hargreaves

The truth is, even if the servers were packed, it wouldn't do much to save this shooter. Developer Bigbox VR has some interesting ideas though these are bogged down by mediocrity at every corner. You may be able to squeeze a few minutes of fun from Smashbox Arena, but beyond that it's an incredibly hard sell.

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COGconnected

70 / 100
COGconnected

If corners were cut with the graphics, they were completely rounded over and sanded down in the music and sound department.

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PlayStation Universe

6.5 / 10.0
Thomas Halston

Smashbox Arena is a fun PSVR title that has some great gameplay but can be short-lived.

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Push Square

6 / 10
Sammy Barker

Smashbox Arena's knockout gameplay is entertaining online – assuming you can find a match. While there is a small community on the servers right now, it's difficult to predict how long that will persist, and thus purchasing is a bit of a risk. Unless you can convince friends to pick up the package, then be warned that the single player content is thin, even if the core gameplay loop is undeniably fun. More work in the art department could have elevated the release enormously, so ultimately you're left with an ugly but enjoyable multiplayer game that will be defined by the number of people who stick with it beyond launch.

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