Peaky Blinders VR let me join Tommy Shelby’s gangster empire



The moment I stepped foot in that famous Garrison Alley in Small Heath, I was hooked. Flames blazed from the firing furnaces as the tune of Red Right Hand blared in my ears, all set to the dismal and gloomy backdrop of 1920s Birmingham. It’s not a place anyone would likely ever want to visit if it weren’t for the show Peaky Blinders.

In Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom for the Oculus Quest 2 (opens in new tab) and Quest Pro, you’ll take the role of a chap named Samuel Taylor who has been away from Birmingham for 10 years after some sort of incident that left him speechless (literally). In the game, you’ll smoke, you’ll drink, you’ll shoot lots of people, and prove yourself to be a loyal member of the Peaky Blinders.