Astro Bot Rescue Mission

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Astro Bot Rescue Mission is ranked in the 98th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 45 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

95%

Critics Recommend

Based on 45 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameCloud
Yes
Yes
Oct 16, 2018

Astro Bot Rescue Mission is the best example of traditional video game mechanics executed in VR yet, amplifying and broadening 3D platforming to a whole new platform. The fundamentals, while nothing too unique, are consistently strong, allowing for the great VR mechanics and interactions to be built upon them. The wonderful tone and feel of Astro Bot’s levels paired with their thoughtful design makes it a joy throughout. Rescue Mission is directly designed around VR, while being fully featured and very high-quality, making it one of the very best VR games yet and an excellent example of the possibilities of virtual reality.

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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Oct 3, 2018

A generous and thrilling exploration of the wonders of VR.

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Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
Nov 28, 2018

Astro Bot Rescue Mission is one of the first real gems of this exciting new method of playing called VR.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 12, 2018

I don't know whether the lack of conversation about the game is due to the chilled reception of VR in 2018 or too many other big games launching this month. Don't let either distract you from this gem. Astro Bot is a beautiful world and I encourage everybody to visit.

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Scored Reviews

Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Oct 10, 2018

Though the play room is where it's at its most pure, that sense of playfulness runs through the entirety of Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, from its creative level design and innovative use of VR to its cute characters, awe-inspiring environments, and subtle dose of black humour. Pure, joyful escapism doesn't get much better than this.

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Impulsegamer
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Oct 10, 2018

Moss previously showed players that PSVR experiences didn't have to necessarily be first person only and Astro Bot Rescue Mission exemplifies this mentality, taking things one step further than the more diorama-esque levels of the aforementioned title by placing players directly inside the levels themselves.

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PlayStation Universe
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2018

Easily the best platformer and PS VR game on the market this year. Astro Bot: Rescue Mission is a showcase to how VR should be utilized moving forward. Astro Bot: Rescue Mission is a must buy.

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Video Chums
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2018

When it comes to either VR games or 3D platformers, you can't do much better than Astro Bot: Rescue Mission.

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Everyeye.it
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2018

It's hard to say if the old concept of 'killer application' still makes sense in 2018, but in any case do not miss this wondrous space Odyssey: if you already own PlayStation VR absolutely play this memorable platformer, and if you don't... here's a solid reason to get

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Nexus
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2018

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission is charming, intuitive, and above all, an absolute delight to play.

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Push Square
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 1, 2018

Astro Bot Rescue Mission is an imaginative and innovative platformer which plays to the strengths of PlayStation VR and delivers an immersive experience that isn't easy to forget. Stunning presentation elevated by insanely good animation ensure that you always feel present in the release's virtual world, while tight controls and genuinely clever level design will keep you engaged. This is the kind of game that will leave you beaming long after you've taken the headset off – and we can't give it higher praise than that.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Oct 1, 2018

Astro Bot Rescue Mission is a delightful PSVR platforming adventure. It's easily one of the best VR platformers out there, and is an excellent addition to any PSVR library.

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IGN Italy
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2018

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission is one of a kind platform game. A smart, funny, unpredictable game that testify how the VR can truly change any game.

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Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

9 / 10
Oct 1, 2018

The most visually impressive and entertaining game on PlayStation VR, with an incredible sense of scale and boundless imagination.

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IGN
9 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2018

Astro Bot Rescue Mission brings a genuinely new perspective to the platform genre.

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TrustedReviews
Oct 5, 2018

Was Astro Bot Rescue Mission on your radar? No? Me neither, but you ought to put it on there right away. This is arguably PSVR's biggest must-have game experience and a phenomenally good VR platform game.

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Gameblog
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 5, 2018

Astro Bot is a for VR platforming instant classic. In some ways, it is to virtual reality what Mario 64 was to 3D, as it uses a new technology to push new boundaries in the genre. We would have loved for it to last a bit longer though !

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COGconnected
90 / 100
90 / 100
Oct 5, 2018

Astro Bot Robot Rescue is more than an extension of flat screen platforming, it is the next evolutionary step that all family members will enjoy.

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SquareXO
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2018

To me, Astro Bot: Rescue Mission is platforming at its finest, it's fun, looks fantastic and is challenging enough to keep you coming back for more. I can't recommend Astro Bot highly enough, I just hope this is the start of more quality content for PlayStation VR.

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Digital Chumps
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2018

Astro Bot Rescue Mission neatly unfolds platforming's trick and tropes with immunity from the traditional hazards of virtual reality. Immersed in Astro Bot's kinetic charm and engaged by its clever novelties, you're left admiring the medium's strengths rather than cursing its limitations. Astro Bot is a treasure for PlayStation VR enthusiasts.

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SA Gamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2018

Platformers have found a home on PSVR and Astro Bot Rescue Mission is going to drive that point home. Players who are after a traditional 3D platformer that is filled with secrets and impressive worlds to discover, should take the plunge and help this little Astro Bot that could.

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Critical Hit
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2018

Astro Bot would stand tall as a platformer on its own, but it genuinely uses virtual reality to elevate it beyond that. Delightful and joyous, It's one of the best VR games to date, and an essential part of every PSVR library.

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Game Informer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2018

Astro Bot is an excellent platformer with great motion controls, and its execution in virtual reality creates something fresh in a well-worn genre

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Explosion Network
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 6, 2018

Astro Bot Rescue Mission is simply, amazing — a pure joy and a wonder that is a must play for all PSVR owners.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2018

Not only is it the best platformer on the PSVR, it's also good enough to rival some of the recent releases on modern consoles. It's a fun, friendly, and charming title that will make you 'ooh' and 'ahh' for the game's duration.

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Gameplanet
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2018

Astro Bot Rescue Mission feels like a greatest hits of platformers from a bygone era. The stunning implementation of PSVR truly elevates the game to a magical place. I really can't overstate just how much you need to play it for yourself.

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Geeks Under Grace
9 / 10.0
Geeks Under Grace
Lucas Miller
9 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2018

If you own a PSVR, you need to play this game. Astro Bot breathes excitement in the platforming genre. This is the best game on the PSVR right now.

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Easy Allies
9 / 10.0
Easy Allies
Bradley Ellis

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2018
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GameMAG
9 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

9 / 10
Nov 6, 2018

Astro Bot Rescue Mission - four hours of rich technological delight, which is exclusive to the PlayStation VR. Sony's team created the best VR project on the market and the brightest and most addictive platformer of this year.

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Atomix
90 / 100
90 / 100
Nov 8, 2018

One of the most impressive applications on gaming of VR. ASTRO BOT is a must have to all the owners of a PSVR.

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Worth Playing
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2018

At the end of the day, Astro Bot Rescue Mission is an incredibly fun platformer that plays great and is even greater in VR. While not consistently mind-blowing, it often surprised me by its inventive level design and VR implementation, making it easily the title to own if you want a quality experience that is as innocent as it is fun to play.

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CultureJam
90%
90%
Oct 11, 2018

Astro Bot Rescue Mission is another reason why you should own a PSVR, and a must play if you already have one.

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Screen Rant
Dec 2, 2018

One of the hardware's first must-buy exclusives. It's impossible to play this game without smiling!

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SomHráč.sk
90%
90%
Sep 30, 2018

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission is a fun platformer that pushes the boundaries of the genre further. Without a doubt, the best PlayStation VR game yet.

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Saudi Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Nov 29, 2018

A charming platformer with an abundance of ideas and a decent challenge, one that utilizes VR well to make you feel part of the game world.

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Hobby Consolas
89 / 100
89 / 100
Oct 3, 2018

Technical quality, gameplay mechanics, cute characters and interesting ideas shake hands in one of the best games of PS VR library. And not just that: probably is one of the best platform games in VR. It's hard to not surrender to its charm and flawless aside (the fixed camera, for example), it's a very, very enjoyable game.

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GamePro
88 / 100
88 / 100
Dec 25, 2018

Creative, VR-exclusive gameplay ideas embedded in a sugar-sweet world with sympathetic mini-robots. A feast for Jump & Run fans!

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Geek Culture
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2018

Undeniably one of PS VR greatest hits, let Japan Studio and ASTRO BOT: RESCUE MISSION bring you on a wondrous galactic adventure you will not forget.

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CGMagazine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2018

Priced at a lower entry point than most retail releases, Astro Bot: Rescue Mission is a must play for owners of the PlayStation VR headset, even for those who may not necessarily have a fondness for platformers or are turned off by the cute, cartoon-like aesthetics of the game.

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Cultured Vultures
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2018

Don't let Astro Bot Rescue Mission pass you by: it's one of the most innovative and downright fun PlayStation VR games you're ever likely to play.

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PowerUp!
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

Astro Bot Rescue Mission is one of the best platformers I’ve played this year and is easily the best PSVR game you can get today.

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VGN
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2018

One of the greatest virtual-reality experience ever made for PlayStation VR. Astro Bot Rescue Mission is a simple yet fun adventure that will make the player part of the gameplay, allowing anyone interested in VR games to enjoy some great ideas by talented developers from Sony Japan Studio.

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SECTOR.sk
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2018

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission is not just a good VR game. It is a really good platformer.

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The Games Machine
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2018

First-party developer Japan Studio shows competence in the use of virtual reality, and even more in the way it takes the DualShock controller at the front of the action. The protagonists, Sony's Bots, are as cute as they come, and the general look and feel make Astro Bot a joy to play. On the otherside, the game does barely offer any kind of challenge at all and more variety in gameplay would have been appreciated by experienced players. However, it is good to see type of productions for virtual reality, which show great potential.

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Destructoid
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2018

Astro Bot Rescue Mission, like its titular hero, gets the job done. Although the general tone is low key at all times, there's very rarely any lows to speak of. It's polished and responsive, it just plays it safe with its subdued level design, relying on the VR "wow" factor a bit too often.

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