Few games have come to define gaming like the infamous Grand Theft Auto series. From its first iteration as a top-down game with a focus on trigger-happy rampages and endless automotive civilian slaughter, it quickly became synonymous with games that pushed the boundaries of the video game experience.
It’s mad to think that it’s already two decades since the original Xbox console came out.
Back when the original Far Cry arrived on the scene it became a prime example of what could be done with open environments and delivered some truly stunning graphics which were way above what had been delivered elsewhere at the time.
In a market plagued by endless copycat battle royales, annual updates to established franchises and stale, identikit single-player campaigns, it’s always nice to see something come out that dares to be a little bit different.
I’d never even heard of Concrete Genie until it was announced as one of the free PS Plus titles a month or two ago, so I didn’t expect a lot from it…but it’s actually amazing.
If you enjoy driving games but fancy smashing and crashing your way to victory, then this game could be right up your street.
Disclaimer: despite being around for the best part of a year, TABS is still listed as being in the preview stages of development. As such, there are quite a few bugs in this game. Regardless of this, it’s still ridiculously entertaining. More on that later.
I always find it easy to get distracted in VR games, but when it’s part of the experience it provides you with the chance to let loose and take yourself less seriously.
Beyond the fighting, which we’ll come back to shortly, the bulk of the game requires you to explore the map by foot or in vehicle and you’re given ample opportunity to buy (or steal) and upgrade a good selection of transportation with your ill-gotten gains.
Each fight is a solid balance of technique which pushes players to learn the underlying mechanics