We have all loved to see fights on television since a very young age when WWE, MMA, and Boxing were a big part of this industry, and as gamers, we have loved the WWE games over decades of continuous releases, but a big name in all of these is Creed the famous iconic boxing movie which came out in 2015 made fans of boxing and combat sports love it. So Creed: Rise to Glory came out in 2018 on PlayStation 1, developed by Survios.
The five-year anniversary of Creed Rise to Glory’s original release on PlayStation VR1, and back then, we were thrilled to have any boxing game in VR, especially one where we could get online and punch each other in the face. Still, times have changed.
Lots of games have come out since PlayStation VR 2 is out with better visuals and controls, and other boxing games like Thrill of the Fight have entered the ring and proven to be worthy contenders for your cash, so how does this new enhanced version of Creed Rise to Glory.
Championship Edition is technically a remaster of the 2018 original with a few added bells and whistles, keeping the original arcade-style boxing theme. Rise to Glory lets you play as Adonis Creed, who is training and working his way from Back Alley gyms to sold-out Arenas. You, as a player, go head-on with boxers with different styles and stats while also having the option to play against your friend in a PvP mode.
In this review, we will go through all the details of this game and the story, mechanics, and overall performance. So if you enjoyed boxing as a child, you might want to read this article and decide whether to buy this game or not.
- Release Date: 25 September 2018
- Creator/Developer: Survios, Survios, Inc.
- Platform: PlayStation 5, PlayStation VR2, PlayStation 4, Oculus Quest, Microsoft Windows
- Ratings: 9/5 (Steam)
- Genre: Fighting games, Simulation Video Games, Indie games, Sports
- Publisher: Survios, Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Price: $29.99 (PS4) & $10 (Steam/PC)
Rise To Glory: Gameplay and Review
In the campaign, you play as Adonis Creed plus a few other characters, and like in the movies, you have to fight through the ranks. Currently, Creed is the only boxing game on PSVR2, but I’m sure other boxing games will appear at some point later down the line, such as Thrill of the Fight.
The campaign this time around is split into two separate stories, the original Rise to Glory and a new Legacy campaign neither one feels terribly epic, and both are pretty short-lived so that you can knock them both out in less than two hours, but they are fun sometimes you’ll be fighting in a back alley with a bouncer, and sometimes you’ll be fighting for the championship belt it’s all the same though you train you to fight!
There’s even an online PvP where you can choose your champion through the various amount of different fighters, there are at least 20 or more with the legends update, and you can fight with your friends or strangers online.
When it comes to actual boxing, Creed is very much an arcade game. Before every fight, you need to perform four to five different exercises, and the more of these you perform within the time limit, the more stamina you have for the fight ahead. The game sounds and looks fantastic as a VR game, and you will never get bored with playing throughout the story.
Conclusion And What We Think About It
When it comes to the headset haptic feedback of PSVR2, you feel every single punch you receive regardless of where you receive it, either the body or the head.
Outside the story, you have PVP, which is cross-platform, as I mentioned earlier, with 22 fights to choose from, but you can’t check out any multiplayer unfortunately, when it comes to other negatives aside from the campaign length, people did lose tracking a couple of times, and they had a hard system crash when they completed the game which meant pulling out the power to the PS5 and also the game not saving you progress after each fight completion.
Creed isn’t trying to be a boxing simulator that is real. All your punches have Batman-style power marks, and you can knock down some opponent five to six times in a round, so if you’re looking for realism, you will not find it here what you will find is a fantastically fun game with great graphics but a short lifespan, at least for single player with a high price tag for the PS5 VR version.
After reviewing the game in and out, we humbly give the game a solid 4/5 for being super fun, replayability, and impact, but we have to take a point away for being short and jittery at times and being at a high price point.
Creed Rise to Glory Championship Edition adds a new campaign to spice things up with some new boxers and a few new locations to fight in. However, at its core, Creed is still the same arcade-style boxing game you already played in PSVR1.
If this is your first time playing Creed, you’ll experience most of the same highs and a few of the lows that the rest of us experienced years ago. It’s a little surprising Servios didn’t try to cater to the simulation crowd and allow you to turn the stamina off completely.
The improved graphics controls and, of course, the ability to play it on PSVR 2 rather than having to hook up your old PSVR1 certainly make this version worthwhile. Although this version feels a little expensive for what it is without any competition out there, this is still the best we’ve got.
Our Rating: ⭐ (4/5).