The 10 Best PSVR Games
For a while, the PSVR was a bit of a laughing stock. It barely had any games in its arsenal and was mainly used for messing around on YouTube, downloading the free demos on the PlayStation store, and only being dusted off when you chose to go to, shall we say, more specialized sites. But not anymore. Sony has seemingly decided to throw their considerable weight behind their headset, and *shudder* move controllers and look intent on flooding the market with as many VR games that they can, whether they're brand new IP's or adaptions of existing products.
Now, this can be overwhelming for anyone who's just purchased a PSVR as you might not be sure just what to spend your hard earned cash on. After all, no-one wants to drop $60 on a game only to find out that you'd have been better off just burning that money. Well, fret no more as this list aims to give you the best games around for your brand new toy.
10 Best PSVR Games
Kitchen and Resident Evil VII: Biohazard
Two for the price of one here as both Kitchen and Resident Evil VII: Biohazard are mostly the same game, though admittedly the former is just a free demo. The fact it's free however shouldn't take away from just how pants-soiling it is and you may find yourself tearing off your headset with a massive "NOPE!" screaming from your lips, kind of like a certain nameless writer did. And if you do survive the terror of Kitchen and are feeling brave enough, then you can always jump into Capcom's full-on version. That's if you don't mind sleeping with the light on for the rest of your life.
Have you ever wanted to give golf a try but haven't due to the fact it's outside, and you hate nature? Well then, this is the perfect game for you. Doing what it says on the tin, Everybody's Golf VR allows you to take to the greens from the comfort of your living room without having to hand over a ton of cash for a bag full of sticks and a snooty caddie. Just pick up your move controllers, and you'll be swinging away like Tiger Woods in no time.
The Borderlands franchise is one of the best series to ever grace a console and with the third game just on the horizon, you might feel the need to revisit Pandora before its release, and there is no better way to do so than in glorious PSVR. Play through the whole game inside your head(set) as you kill as many people you can to grab that precious loot and be jaw-droppingly amazed at how beautiful it all looks while you explode another Midget Shotgunner's head. The only downside is that you still can't slap the stupid out of Claptrap.
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
Back into the world of horror now but whereas Resident Evil VII is a fright-fest from start to finish, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is an on-rails shooter, though it does come with jump scares aplenty. There's not a ton of psychological horror on show here, instead, Rush of Blood straps you into an actual roller coaster and fires you straight into seven levels of gun-toting action. Collect as many powerful weapons as you can and open up on anything that moves, don't forget to dodge and weave or you may find yourself very dead, very quickly.
Tetris Effect has no plot (unless you make one up yourself), no high octane car chases, and no-body jumping out of cupboards trying to embed a chainsaw in your skull. What it does have is a simple game of Tetris that is played on some of the most amazing and beautiful backgrounds you'll ever experience in VR and a soundtrack so fantastic that people were clamoring for its release on Spotify the day after the game came out. So if you love Tetris and puzzle games in general, then this really should be right up your alley.
Until they get around to releasing a Star Wars VR game, by which time it will hopefully be out of the money grubbing hands of EA, the best way to get your Jedi on is by playing Beat Saber. It's a simple enough premise, a load of blocks comes hurtling towards you, and you have to chop them up into tiny little pieces, with your Move controllers, in time with the music but its one that never gets boring and will have you pushing yourself to beat (pun intended) your best score time and time again.
After a hard day at the office, there's nothing more relaxing than coming home, sitting down, strapping on your PSVR, and going back to work. But fear not faithful reader, the jobs on offer in Job Simulator aren't like any you've ever experienced before. Auto Mechanic, Store Clerk, Office Worker, and Gourmet Chef are all titles that you'll be familiar with, but the way you go about these occupations is entirely up to you. Want to poison that little brat who's birthday party you're cooking for? Knock yourself out. Feel like tricking out that customers car even though they didn't ask you to? Go for it. Job Simulator is a blast with a great sense of humor and will make you happy to do some work from home for once.
Yes, the combat can be a bit clunky at times, and yes the whole whooshing around the place only feels natural if you're playing as a wizard, but Skyrim VR is, well, its Skyrim in Virtual Reality!!! What else do you want? And if you think that Resident Evil VII is terrifying then wait until the first time a goddamn dragon lands in front of you and tries to eat you.
Doom VFR takes you and plonks you right into the bowels of Hell and tells you that the only way you're getting out alive is by killing everything that even looks at you and Thank God that it does because Doom VFR is as much blood-soaked fun as you'd expect it to be. There are a couple of issues, like the fact that there is no glory kills and there seem to be fewer enemies than in the standard version, but none of this matters when you've got the BFG in your hands, and you're turning Demons into a fine paste.
Batman: Arkham VR
Everyone wants to be the Dark Knight, and if you say you don't, then you're a dirty, dirty liar. So it's good news everybody, you can now don the cape and cowl of Gotham City's protector in Batman: Arkham VR. Become the Worlds Greatest Detective and solve clues as you try to unravel the mystery of what's happened to Robin and Nightwing. Just don't expect to punch anyone in the face as there's none of that here, for some reason. Still, you're the Caped Crusader, and that's always a win.