About this game
Developer: Archiact Interactive
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Team-based action game with insane physics-driven power-ups. Shoot, duck behind cover, and coordinate with teammates...all in glorious VR! Play both Singleplayer Story Mode and Online Multiplayer!
Gamer Reviews74 Reviews
Critic Reviews8 Reviews
Josh Brant — Aug 16, 2017
Smashbox Arena could have been a great competitive game to play on PS VR, instead it’s just another generic VR shooter with an underpopulated online community. While the VR motion tracking is on the positive end of most VR titles and the simplicity makes its accessible to about anyone; the dull gameplay, poor visuals, and overabundance of glitches make it more of a chore to play through than needs to be.
Joey Thurmond — Aug 09, 2017
I walked into Smashbox Arena with dread, but I came out realizing that it was more fun than I thought it would be. There’s plenty of potential for exciting and silly moments with its simple yet effective gameplay. However, the game frustratingly doesn’t take itself further with additional modes, features, and much-needed polish. You could have a good few sessions with friends if everyone happens to own PlayStation VR headsets, but as it stands, Smashbox Arena is a bit hard to recommend.
Chandler Wood — Jul 30, 2017
Smashbox Arena is not the type of game you expect to like. I thought it would be a quick and easy game to write off and call yet another mediocre attempt at utilizing the virtual reality platform. At a glance, it looks like some college programmer’s senior project that they hammered out over a couple of semesters.
Sammy Barker — Jul 28, 2017
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.
Branden Johnson — Aug 05, 2017
If corners were cut with the graphics, they were completely rounded over and sanded down in the music and sound department. There really isn’t any music to speak of, and the sound effects are all very basic. There’s voice acting, but there really shouldn’t be. Line delivery is terrible. The team was definitely not concerned about the aesthetics.
Jim Hargreaves — Aug 04, 2017
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.
Albert Lichi — Aug 06, 2017
Smashbox Arena might be amusing for some multiplayer shenanigans, but it is very rare to find anyone online to play with given the niche base of VR (with PS Move sticks, no less). The story mode is very deceptive and is really just the multiplayer stages with AI enemies and partners, with no story at all. Even the announcer for the matches sounds like he is extremely bored and is about to yawn.
Thomas Halston — Jul 31, 2017
Smashbox Arena is a fun PSVR title that has some great gameplay but can be short-lived.