Astro's Playroom is a free platforming game, included as a pack-in with the PlayStation 5. It's inspired by the characters and concepts first introduced in The Playroom and The Playroom VR, which culminated in the full-blown Astro Bot Rescue Mission for PlayStation VR. The game serves as a showcase for the DualSense controller's features and functionality. We awarded the game a 9/10 in our Astro's Playroom PS5 review, describing it as a "love letter to PlayStation".
In this Astro's Playroom guide, we're going to share our beginner's tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the free game. We're also going to reveal the location of all collectibles, including Artefacts and Puzzle Pieces. Finally, we'll detail Astro's Playroom: All Trophies and How to Unlock the Platinum. Read on for a complete guide to Astro's Playroom on PS5.
Astro's Playroom Guide: All Collectibles
Astro's Playroom has 142 collectibles for you to discover. You can keep track of the collectibles you've found in each level from the Map, which you can access by pushing the Options button.
- Artefacts are hidden objects related to PlayStation's past. You'll typically find these contained in golden crates, and any that you find will be added to the PlayStation Labo level for you to look at and interact with later. Typically there are two Artefacts to collect per stage.
- Puzzle Pieces are computer chip-style jigsaw pieces that you'll find in secret areas. Once collected, these help to create murals in the PlayStation Labo level. Typically there are two Puzzle Pieces to collect per stage.
Astro's Playroom has six worlds, which are generally divided into four levels, although there are exceptions. Below you'll find guides to all Astro's Playroom collectibles.
CPU Plaza: All Collectibles Locations
Cooling Springs: All Collectibles Locations
GPU Jungle: All Collectibles Locations
Memory Meadow: All Collectibles Locations
SSD Speedway: All Collectibles Locations
PlayStation Labo: All Collectibles Locations
Astro's Playroom Guide: Checklists, Hints, Help, and FAQs
In the next part of our Astro's Playroom guide, we'll be covering further information, such as collectible checklists, Trophies, and FAQs.
- Astro's Playroom: How Long Does It Take to Beat?
- Astro's Playroom: How Much Storage Space Does It Take Up?
- Astro's Playroom: Can You Delete It?
Astro's Playroom Guide: Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Astro’s Playroom is not a particularly difficult game, so you shouldn’t really have too much trouble finishing it regardless of your ability level. Nevertheless, in this part of our Astro’s Playroom guide we’re going to share some tips and tricks to help get you started.
We know you’ve just got your brand new PS5 console and you’re probably excited to experience all that it has to offer. That said, we really recommend you don’t rush through Astro’s Playroom, as it’s an experience that deserves to be savoured. Take your time exploring the level and discovering all of the Easter eggs; spend a moment walking on the different surfaces and seeing how it affects the DualSense controller’s haptic feedback functionality. Above all else, have fun with friends and family, passing the pad around – experiences like this don’t come around often.
Find All the Easter Eggs
How good is your PlayStation knowledge? One of the best things about Astro’s Playroom is the sheer number of obscure references it packs into its relatively slender running time. Here’s a fun activity you can do with friends and family at home: pull out a notepad and see if you can pen down every single Easter egg you uncover. Some of them get super obscure, so these are really going to test your Sony trivia skills.
Try and Top the Leaderboards
Don’t think once you’ve completed Astro’s Playroom and found all the collectibles that the experience is over. No, it’s actually just beginning. Head to the Network Speed Run area and try and top the global leaderboards. You can use the PS5’s new Activities feature to compare your performance against friends and family; do you reckon you’ve got what it takes to be the best?
And that concludes our Astro's Playroom guide. Hopefully, this has helped you to get the most out of the free PS5 platformer. If you have any further tips, tricks, and secrets to share, please post them in the comments section below.