Review: Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs – A Short But Competent Adaptation to PSVR

Two pigs with one bird.

Angry Birds was a massive hit when it launched on mobile devices several years ago, and since then it has spawned many different spinoff titles, such as Star Wars, Transformers, Rio, etc. The latest of which, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, is a virtual reality experience available on PlayStation VR.

The game plays exactly as you’d expect, using the usual Angry Birds formula of launching birds from a catapult to topple precarious structures made of ice, wood, and stone in order to kill those pesky pigs. There are some slight alterations in the form of a 3D world; structures can now be attacked from all angles, giving you a much wider variety of places to target than in the 2D titles. Also, you get to hold a slingshot to fire the birds from instead of using a catapult. This is controlled using two PlayStation Move controllers, which are a requirement to play the game — one to aim and one to pull back and release. The aiming and tracking of the Move controllers feels very smooth and precise, allowing you to line-up and execute your shots with pinpoint accuracy.

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