Review

Review: Astro’s Playroom is an unmissable tribute to PlayStation’s history

The PS5 pack-in is both an impressive DualSense showcase and a wonderful trip through Sony’s past

Director / Producer
Nicolas Doucet
Key Credits
Sebastian Brueckner (Art director), Kenneth Young (Composer)

Astro’s Playroom is both DualSense’s killer app and an unmissable, imaginative tribute to PlayStation’s history. Games have never felt this satisfying.

  • One of the best launch games in years.
  • Incredible use of haptics makes DualSense feel next-gen.
  • One of the greatest platform tributes outside of Smash Bros.
  • Imaginative gameplay and worlds full of personality.
  • You’ll be left wishing it was twice the size.
5 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 5
Director / Producer
Nicolas Doucet
Key Credits
Sebastian Brueckner (Art director), Kenneth Young (Composer)

Astro’s Playroom is both DualSense’s killer app and an unmissable, imaginative tribute to PlayStation’s history. Games have never felt this satisfying.

  • One of the best launch games in years.
  • Incredible use of haptics makes DualSense feel next-gen.
  • One of the greatest platform tributes outside of Smash Bros.
  • Imaginative gameplay and worlds full of personality.
  • You’ll be left wishing it was twice the size.
5 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 5