Top Critic Average
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
If you want a game, there are better music puzzlers out there with heaps more content, and if you're looking for someplace to fire up your musical chops, there are actual music production tools that will serve you in better ways than Track Lab's isolated creation mode. At the end of a long hard day, Track Lab isn't the game that's going to get you to pull out your VR headset for even a brief gameplay session. If you desperately want to use a PS4 controller to produce music, wait for Dreams, which will have a far superior audio production toolset and the ability to take your music outside of "the lab." While a neat concept, Track Lab never polishes any of its strengths enough to shine.
Track Lab is an interesting title. If you're looking at it as a game, it has some great puzzle mechanics, but there's only enough content to last you about an hour unless you get stuck on one of the puzzles. If you're looking at it as a music creation tool, the interface is novel but not something you'll use to seriously create tunes, especially since there's no easy way to export your creations. Ultimately, Track Lab is more of a fun toy in VR but not something you'll be itching to visit more than a few times.