PlayStation VR has been going strong for a couple of years now, and it’s amassed a surprisingly impressive selection of software in that time. Of course, with new fans entering the virtual reality realm for the first time every single day, we figured that we’d compile a list of the best PSVR games to date. These are all must-own experiences, and they span the headset’s full spectrum of experiences, from epic blockbusters right the way through to smaller indie adventures.
PSVR enables new ways to interact, and Electronauts leverages the technology to create a really engaging audio experience, where you can play instruments, trigger loops, and punch the air. With some exciting visualizers and smart controls, this is the kind of interactive experience that doesn’t necessarily qualify as a “game”, but still manages to thrill at the same time.
19. Tiny Trax (PS4)
Brighton-based developer FuturLab knows how to make a great feeling game, and Tiny Trax’s Scalextric-inspired slot racing is no exception. The game sees you seated stationary in the centre of some increasingly complicated tracks, and it’s up to you to follow the direction of your vehicle, as it skids and slides around hairpin bends. A clever drift mechanic adds depth to an otherwise simplistic affair, and while it’s relatively light on content, mastering its courses will require practice and precision.
Comfortably the best online shooter for PSVR, Firewall Zero Hour wears its Rainbow Six: Siege influences on its urban camo sleeve – but while its tense tactical gameplay may be familiar, its use of the PSVR Aim Controller makes it a much more personal experience. The game would benefit from longer matches and there’s always room for more maps, but assuming it can establish a strong community, it’ll have you checking your corners in virtual reality for months to come.
Maybe not the most obvious addition, but 2MD VR Football’s arcade quarterback action really works well with PSVR. The throwing mechanic is outrageously accurate, allowing you to hoof Hail Marys downfield like you’re Aaron Rodgers after he’s eaten his Weetabix. The arcade format means that the novelty does have a shelf-life, but the fact that you can even create your own plays makes this a worthy inclusion on our list.
Every console accessory requires a rails shooter, and while there was reasonable concern that Until Dawn: Rush of Blood would undo all of Supermassive Games’ superb work in its narrative driven teen thriller, this is actually an entertaining accompaniment. Set up like a fairground ride, the dual-wielding gunplay is really entertaining, while there are some great set-piece jump scares here that will have your heart racing.