Tetris Effect (PlayStation 4) Demo: free to play this weekend - now live
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Tetris Effect (PlayStation 4) Demo: free to play this weekend - now live

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Refreshed 11th Feb (Posted 7th Feb)
Tetris Effect's free weekend starts tomorrow, February 8th, and wraps up on the morning of February 11th.
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This item includes some VR content. PlayStation®VR and PlayStation®Camera are required to experience VR functionality.

NOTE: TRIAL VERSION EXPIRES ON 12/2/2019 12:00 UTC.

Fully playable on either a standard display (up to 4K and 60fps on a PS4™Pro), or optionally in mind-blowing 3D on PS VR.

This time-limited Trial Version is just a small taste of what to expect from the full game: 30+ infinitely replayable Stages in the main 'Journey Mode' campaign, and over 10 other 'Effect Modes,' with enough game variations to suit every mood and skill level.

Tetris® Effect is Tetris like you've never seen it, or heard it, or felt it before—an incredibly addictive, unique, and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time.

In-game purchases optional

1 player
4GB minimum save size
DUALSHOCK®4 Vibration Function
HD Video Output 720p,1080p
PlayStation®VR is compatible with this product.
PlayStation® VR and PlayStation® Camera required for VR functionality.

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Not played it, however, watched a video where the developers got a Tetris expert to play it to see how he would cope in VR compared to a normal game, and after getting used to it a little he was absolutely smashing it, more so then a normal game of tetris.

Looks absolutely fantastic and a must-play for tetris fans.

Edit: This is the video, for anyone interested:
Edited by: "ArcAndPie" 8th Feb
It's not free to play, it's a demo
Unbelievable in VR well worth a play. Heat from me
Free trial is available now, I just had a go in VR and it was quite an experience! Was gonna wait till it drops below 20 quid but apparently it's 25 percent off this weekend so might have to bite.
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andy90_wfc1 h, 11 m ago

Maybe expectations were too high and people got overly excited? I went …Maybe expectations were too high and people got overly excited? I went into the demo thinking it was Tetris with nice effects and a good soundtrack and I wasn't disappointed! It is still Tetris at the end of the day and there's only so much you can do with falling blocks. You can't really make it revolutionary or mind blowing. I agree that the price point is too high. I wish there were some deals at £15-20


Expectations only high because of all the endless awards and acclaim. I think if I'd never played Tetris before I would have found it mind-blowing..but it just felt overly familiar (despite 25+ years passing since I last played it).
Calaisjar22 m ago

Expectations only high because of all the endless awards and acclaim. I …Expectations only high because of all the endless awards and acclaim. I think if I'd never played Tetris before I would have found it mind-blowing..but it just felt overly familiar (despite 25+ years passing since I last played it).


See your point and each to their own but Tetris is always going to feel overly familiar as it's Tetris and a very simple game ... where do you go with a puzzler that's essentially a case of stacking blocks on top of each other over and over again? If you change it too much then it's not Tetris anymore. What they did with it is about as much as they could imo, but I'd score it 8.5/10 as opposed to 9/10 or 10/10
Edited by: "andy90_wfc" 11th Feb
Got a little hard to see in some of the levels for me but did enjoy it. May pick it up but think I would need help with some levels due to my eye sight being bad
The VR isn't meany to be all "oohs and ahhs" like the usual tech demos (and some "full games" which are essentially extended tech demos). It's meant for immersion. You put the headset on, put your headphones in and become one with Tetris. It's a sensory experience. I notice a substantial improvement in my play when I'm immersed in the game rather than just playing it on a screen. You remove all distractions, both visual and auditory, and focus entirely on where the next block goes.
Pepz3479 h, 58 m ago

Got a little hard to see in some of the levels for me but did enjoy it. …Got a little hard to see in some of the levels for me but did enjoy it. May pick it up but think I would need help with some levels due to my eye sight being bad


You have a lot of control over the visuals in the options: when first playing on TV I found it useful to force the regular Tetris block colours (think that’s under “gameplay”). The second stage really gave me issues when I was new to the game.

Agreed that the VR is mostly for getting into the zone (though there were a couple of interesting moments when I flinched as particles flew into my face. Oh, and felt ill as the camera moved backwards on one stage: WHYYYY?)
A way to get properly into it while playing on TV is to turn it up really loud.


Sadly, in two play sessions I have experienced everything the game has to offer, and the only thing now is to get better and/or grind for trophies (and given that Master mode seems impossible for me, I can’t see myself being able to platinum).

I’m disappointed there’s no Journey mode with the complications from Mystery mode, as that would have been fun. Also sad I can’t play some of the alternate modes without the time limit - particularly the infection mode.

Final verdict is its a great version of Tetris (the best, as far as I’m aware, particularly if you have PSVR, but I’m still on my original assessment that this should have been £20 RRP. I’d have preferred to wait till it was around £10 on sale.
Edited by: "rufioh" 12th Feb
rufioh7 m ago

You have a lot of control over the visuals in the options: when first …You have a lot of control over the visuals in the options: when first playing on TV I found it useful to force the regular Tetris block colours (think that’s under “gameplay”). The second stage really gave me issues when I was new to the game. Agreed that the VR is mostly for getting into the zone (though there were a couple of interesting moments when I flinched as particles flew into my face. Oh, and felt ill as the camera moved backwards on one stage: WHYYYY?)A way to get properly into it while playing on TV is to turn it up really loud. Sadly, in two play sessions I have experienced everything the game has to offer, and the only thing now is to get better and/or grind for trophies (and given that Master mode seems impossible for me, I can’t see myself being able to platinum). I’m disappointed there’s no Journey mode with the complications from Mystery mode, as that would have been fun. Also sad I can’t play some of the alternate modes without the time limit - particularly the infection mode. Final verdict is its a great version of Tetris (the best, as far as I’m aware, particularly if you have PSVR, but I’m still on my original assessment that this should have been £20 RRP. I’d have preferred to wait till it was around £10 on sale.


Thanks I had no idea you could do be great if I can!
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