Half-Life: Alyx is upon us. Its Metacritic score is hovering around 92 as I write this, making it one of VR’s best-reviewed games. We gave it an 80
, which we consider to be a very good score. Beat Saber has a 93, and Astro Bot has a 90, so reviewers are grading Alyx as one of the medium’s best so far.
In the coverage, we’ve seen a lot of discussion about VR needing a “killer app,” and of course folks are saying that Alyx could be the game that moves headsets. But I think the “killer app” for VR is going to be a headset, not a game.
And we’re not there yet.
But I hope we will be soon. Until then, please enjoy your social distancing with VR headcrabs.
And stay 6 feet away from me.
–Jason Wilson, GamesBeat managing editor