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Border Bots VR Review

Border Bots VR

Release: February 8, 2024
Publisher: Team 17 Digital
Developer: Team 17 Digital
Genre: PlayStation 5 Reviews, PS5 Reviews, ReviewsVR
PEGI: 12


Great About Rating
8 - Gameplay
8 - Video
9 - Audio

Border Bots VR isn’t your typical action-packed VR extravaganza. Instead, it transports you to a charmingly quirky future where AI reigns supreme, and your job? Man the booth at a bustling robot border crossing! Don’t underestimate the fun, though. This VR gem shines with its innovative gameplay, delightful world, and surprisingly captivating premise.

From the moment you don your VR headset, you’re immersed in a vibrant, cartoon-like world teeming with colorful robots. As a newly minted human border agent, your task is to process these bots, ensuring they have proper documentation and no hidden contraband (think robot vacuum cleaners with suspiciously powerful suction!). Using an array of unique VR-driven tools, you scan passports, examine internal components with a 3D printer, and even wield a (non-lethal!) stun gun for unruly bots. Each interaction feels intuitive and satisfying, making you feel like a genuine border control pro.


The real charm lies in the variety of bots you encounter. From the nervous rookie bot to the flamboyant performer sporting mismatched parts, each one oozes personality and humor. You’ll find yourself chuckling at their witty remarks and quirky quirks, making even repetitive tasks enjoyable. As you progress, the gameplay cleverly introduces new mechanics and challenges, keeping things fresh and engaging.

Furthermore, Border Bots VR isn’t just about checking bots; it’s about building your career. Earn credits through efficient processing, and use them to upgrade your booth with faster scanners and cooler decorations. You can even personalize your own apartment, adding a delightful layer of progression and individuality.

While not every VR experience needs a deep narrative, Border Bots VR’s lighthearted story adds another layer of charm. The world-building is subtle yet intriguing, hinting at a future where humans and AI coexist with both humor and heart. It leaves you wanting to explore more of this unique universe.


Of course, VR experiences can be limited by technical aspects. Border Bots VR runs smoothly on most VR platforms, offering clear visuals and responsive controls. While the presentation is more lighthearted than hyper-realistic, it perfectly complements the game’s tone and doesn’t detract from the immersive experience.

Ultimately, Border Bots VR is a breath of fresh air in the VR landscape. It’s a unique, charming, and surprisingly addictive experience that will leave you smiling long after you take off your headset. So, if you’re looking for a VR game that’s equal parts innovative, heartwarming, and downright fun, then step into the spotlight and become a Border Bots agent – you won’t regret it!



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blank Kevin Austin has been in gaming journalism in one way or another since the launch of the Nintendo Gamecube. Married and father of 3 children he has been gaming since the ripe age of 6 when he got his first NES system and over 30 years later he is still gaming almost daily. Kevin is also co-founder of the Play Some Video Games (PSVG) Podcast network which was founded over five years ago and is still going strong. Some of his favorite gaming series includes Fallout and Far Cry, he is a sucker for single player adventure games (hence his big reviews for Playstation), and can frequently be found getting down in one battle royale or another. If it's an oddball game, odds are he's all about it.

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