Ultrawings Review – The Most Immersive VR Flight Sim to Date

Gaming in virtual reality is slowly evolving as an industry. Although there is still a lot of junk to be found in the gaming bin some titles take things to a whole new level. Ultrawings, a  great game for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR shows how immersive flight sims can really be. It is a great feeling to fly around in virtual reality, especially for the price of $24.99.

Ultrawings Checks all of the Right Boxes

Even people who do not necessarily like flight sims – such as ourselves – will be more than impressed with what Ultrawings has to offer. It is by far the most realistic flight simulator we have ever played on any platform to date. Although you are limited to a few planes and islands to explore, the experience itself warrants a fair amount of replays. It is absolutely exhilarating to fly around in such an immersive environment.

Ultrawings has been available for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift for some time now. It took a few additional months to bring it to the PS VR as well. This is a quality flight simulator which raises the bar for any other game in the same genre. There’s a delicate balance between simulation and arcade flying. Combined with dozens of challenges to be completed, there is more than sufficient content to explore for any VR gamer. Moreover, there’s a good reason to replay these challenges as well, simply because they are fun to complete.

Games like this will stand or fall based on how well the controls work. After testing the game across all three platforms, it is safe to say there are no notable issues whatsoever. No one should expect to be a perfect pilot from the first flight either, as that would make the game look and feel unrealistic.The game is easy to learn but very difficult to master properly. Plus, you can even use controllers to play Ultrawings, although it doesn’t offer as much of an immersive experience.

In the end, Ultrawings gives players exactly what they pay for and even more to boot. It is one of the most realistic and immersive flight simulators ever created. The number of activities is so vast we have given up counting them all. Progression in the game feels natural, although you will be presented with some degree of difficulty as well. The lack of additional planes and islands is perhaps a small hurdle, but it doesn’t spoil the experience in the slightest. Definitely worth picking up if you own any of the major VR headsets.

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