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.
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24. Falcon Age (PS4)
Developers are getting much better at telling meaningful tales in virtual reality, and while Falcon Age can be played outside of PSVR, you’ll still form a formidable bond with this title’s eponymous fowl inside Sony’s headset. With a heavy plot about colonisation and a combat system that cleverly incorporates the abovementioned bird, only repetitive environments prevent this release from ranking higher.
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.
For our money, comedy is the hardest thing to achieve in video games. How many games can you name that have consistently made you laugh out loud? Probably not many, right? Job Simulator manages to have a hilarious sense of humour and deliver a compelling PSVR experience, where you occupy a number of roles, such as a chef or office worker. The game may lack longevity, but it makes up for its short running time through sheer novelty alone.
21. Farpoint (PS4)
On a standard screen with an “ordinary” pad, Farpoint would be forgettable at best – but it’s elevated by virtual reality and PSVR Aim Controller support. Physically looking down the barrel of a weapon replicated in 3D space never gets old, and while the campaign is generally quite linear and lacking in variety, there’s a surprisingly solid sci-fi story here that will push you through to the action-packed conclusion. Meanwhile, additional arcade and online challenges add longevity to the experience, making this a must-own.