Best PSVR Games PlayStation VR Guide 1

What are the best PSVR games? PlayStation VR has been around for a good while now, and it’s amassed an incredibly 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 great experiences, and they span the headset’s full spectrum of software, from epic blockbusters right the way through to smaller indie adventures. If you want to see a more general list of the best PS4 games, click through the link.

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Best PSVR Games

Below is a list of the best PSVR games. These are our favourite PlayStation VR games, shown in no particular order, as selected by our editorial team.

Astro Bot Rescue Mission (PS4)

Astro Bot Rescue Mission (PS4)Astro Bot Rescue Mission (PS4)
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment / Developer: SCE Japan Studio
Release Date: 3rd Oct 2018 (USA) / 3rd Oct 2018 (UK/EU)

Team Asobi has refined the potential teased in The Playroom VR with the staggering Astro Bot Rescue Mission, a virtual reality platformer spread across 20 fantasy levels. By building its stages around you in 360-degrees and stereoscopic 3D, the title manages a level of immersion impossible on a standard display, all the while delivering best in class gameplay and some of the most charming art you’ll find on the PS4 full-stop. A sensationally strong effort, and by far one of the best games on PSVR.

Winds & Leaves (PS4)

Winds & Leaves (PS4)Winds & Leaves (PS4)
Publisher: Trebuchet / Developer: Trebuchet
Release Date: 27th Jul 2021 (USA) / 27th Jul 2021 (UK/EU)

If you're looking for a more peaceful VR experience, Winds & Leaves might be just what the doctor ordered. Your job is to repopulate the world with beautiful plant life, picking fruit and then planting the seeds to gradually grow whole forests. Able to fast-forward time, you can bring about some wonderful environments in next to no time. It's a very simple game and won't be to everyone's tastes, but this is a great, stress-free PSVR title for when you're bored of all those guns and such.

Tiny Trax (PS4)

Tiny Trax (PS4)Tiny Trax (PS4)
Publisher: FuturLab / Developer: FuturLab
Release Date: 25th Jul 2017 (USA) / 25th Jul 2017 (UK/EU)

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.

Fracked (PS4)

Fracked (PS4)Fracked (PS4)
Publisher: nDreams / Developer: nDreams
Release Date: 20th Aug 2021 (USA) / 20th Aug 2021 (UK/EU)

Fracked takes on the challenge of moving about in virtual reality with style. This is a fun and action-packed first person shooter with stylish visuals and a great mix of traversal. As well as walking on your own two feet, you'll climb, ski, and leap about the fracking facility. It all leads to some of the most engaging VR action since Blood & Truth.

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PS4)

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PS4)Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PS4)
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment / Developer: Supermassive Games
Release Date: 13th Oct 2016 (USA) / 13th Oct 2016 (UK/EU)

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.

Everybody's Golf VR (PS4)

Everybody's Golf VR (PS4)Everybody's Golf VR (PS4)
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Developer: Clap Hanz
Release Date: 21st May 2019 (USA) / 21st May 2019 (UK/EU)

Adapting Clap-Hanz’s accessible click-click-click golf gameplay format for PSVR must have been a challenge, but the Japanese developer passed the test with Everybody’s Golf VR. While there is an adjustment period, playing with a single PS Move wand is unbelievably satisfying. Gorgeous visuals add to the title’s charm, though a relative lack of content means you won’t be hitting the links forever.

Firewall Zero Hour (PS4)

Firewall Zero Hour (PS4)Firewall Zero Hour (PS4)
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Developer: First Contact Entertainment
Release Date: 28th Aug 2018 (USA) / 28th Aug 2018 (UK/EU)

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.