PlayStation Plus Makes Concrete Genie Free This Month, Including PSVR Compatible Modes

PlayStation Plus Makes Concrete Genie Free This Month, Including PSVR Compatible Modes

Looking for a new game to get you through the rest of the Winter? PlayStation Plus has made Concrete Genie free this month, a touching adventure game with PSVR-compatible modes.

This Winter seems to have gone on for a lifetime. Honestly, I'm running out of games to play.

So, I was absolutely delighted to see that Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe's Concrete Genie, a heart-warming adventure game with two PSVR-compatible modes, was made one of PlayStation Plus's free titles in February.

In the games story mode, you step into the shoes of a young man called Ash, who is subjected to horrendous bullying. When his bullies scatter his sketches and paintings, Ash steps out on a touching adventure to get his artwork back. To progress through the game, you'll need to sketch "Genies" on various buildings and surfaces, magical creatures that can help you solve puzzles and unblock paths.

(Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe)

Although the game doesn't have PSVR support all the way through its narrative mode, the game also includes a 'VR Experience mode', which switches the camera angle from third-person to a first-person one.

In this mode, you team up with an adorable little Genie called 'Splotch', moving through a series of rooms and landscapes to unlock new painting options and progress. You'll need a PSVR headset, PlayStation Camera, and two PlayStation Move Controllers. Sadly, the 'VR Experience mode' doesn't support DualShock 4.

Sadly, this mode only takes about 30 minutes, but that's not all the VR fun Concrete Genie has to offer...

This little guy is called 'Splotch', and he's pretty cool. (Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe)

Completion of the 'VR Experience mode' opens up access to the 'VR Free Paint mode', which is really awesome. Here you have access to all of the creative painting options Concrete Genie has to offer, allowing you to craft "beautiful, living landscapes in four unique Denska locations" using your PlayStation Move Controllers.

Concrete Genie's VR Free Paint Mode. (Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe)

If you think Concrete Genie is worth a go, it is available and absolutely free from PlayStation Plus now.

Maybe it's just because I'm craving human contact, but Concrete Genie would be a fantastic title for the rumoured 'Asymmetric VR Gameplay', the mechanic that lets spectators shape the adventure.


Liam Noble Shearer

I am a VR reporter and commentator based in the far North of Scotland. I focus primarily on industry news & new releases, as well as writing editorials and reviews. Likes coffee, dislikes parsnips.

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