PSVR Review: Dick Wilde 2

Dick Hunt?

The local lakes and ravines have been infected by a toxic outbreak! Pair up with your friends in co-op mode and take on the deadly ooze and its disgusting dwellers.

I never played the first Dick Wilde game, but the sequel seems to follow the same pattern as the original in which you are playing an on-rails shooter in PSVR using the Move controllers to shoot incoming enemies along toxic lakes and ravines, earning cash for your kills and then at intervals getting the choice to buy new weapons or upgrades to carry on through the rest of the stage.

You can play solo or co-op and if there’s one thing that PSVR games have nailed well, it’s the on-rails shooter. Dick Wilde 2 is no exception to that, although some might say it does so as a “by the numbers” approach, essentially giving gamers a typical on-rails experience with little else and lacking innovation or originality. Sadly, there’s an element of truth in that, but that doesn’t mean that the game isn’t enjoyable, far from it…it’s good classic fun, but it is limited as a result.

Visually, Dick Wilde 2 is fairly basic but the art style is a nice touch. Add in a smooth framerate and short load times and you have a game that works well for PSVR. The Move controls are accurate enough, which is always a plus, especially for games like this that require it.

The Verdict

While not reinventing the on-rails genre, Dick Wilde 2 provides a fun PSVR experience that is worthy of your time.

Score: 7.0