Games and other forms of entertainment have been developed into a whole new level ever since the emergence of virtual reality. We have made a form of entertainment more real than ever.
A lot of industries have been joining the world of VR but none of them are more indulged than the gaming industry and horror games are one of the best-selling VR games.
For most people, Oculus has been one of the best brands to ever make VR headsets. The Oculus Quest is a really great example of their expertise in building headsets.
The Oculus Quest is a very powerful headset and along with the HTC Vive Headset, they are the ones that developers base their games and innovations for VR content.
This means that most of the games that are available to the VR world can be played with the Oculus Quest. That is why more and more people are buying this headset.
Horror games really make the thrill more real than ever. With a completely immersive experience, you will think that the monsters or other creatures are real and are right there in front of you.
So if you want to have an experience like no other, we have the best horror games that you can play on your Oculus Quest. So read through the list to find the best game that you want.
Just a little warning, these games are not for the faint of heart. If you have any heart complications, then we ask you to turn around and find another game as these ones have the worst jump scares.
1. Red Matter
Red Matter is one of the games that were ranked highest on Steam and Metacritic. It has a 9 out of 10 approval rating on Steam and an 84% rating on Metacritic.
With thousands of users making reviews, you almost do not need any kind of introduction as people already like it. It is not a very unfamiliar game but it is beyond amazing.
The graphics and animations are perfect examples of how a VR game should be developed. With details boiled down to the smallest object and vibrant colors despite the setting.
The setting that we are talking about is the post-apocalyptic theme where you are woken up as a robot and you are presented with a planet that was already doomed, yet somehow still needed saving.
So you go to a mission in an abandoned base where you find the different clues that you need in order to complete the game. It is post-war so you will be discovering what happened along the way.
This game is a soviet-soldier-themed game where you will need to find out what exactly happened. So the game includes puzzles and adventures that will help you get to the goal.
You will need to have expertise in wiring as you will be connecting several machines in order to give you more clues and be as conscious about your surroundings or you will be caught.
You will have a virtual hand and the laser pointers for you to select objects and other options plus a very immersive surrounding where you can move almost anything that you want.
When playing with the Oculus Quest, you will have no trouble even if you need to turn around because the Oculus Quest does not have any wires that will get in the way.
2. Affected: The Manor
This one is considered as a pure jump scare experience where you are warned by the game, right from the beginning, that it is not for people who want to enjoy puzzles and games.
Affected: The Manor is one of the shortest yet scariest games in the VR world. Some people even dubbed it as not a game but a short experience for people who love to be scared.
This game is included in this list because of the very scary immersive experience that it brings that keeps you on edge and ready to shout and run away when something moves.
You need to be at your most relaxed position in order to concentrate on the game itself. It does not use the Oculus Quest’s 6 Degrees Of Freedom so you can just sit down while playing this game.
What you have are just simple controls that are limited to running and touching objects within the game. The developers used hand tracking so you can move or grab the objects in it.
You will have different rooms that you can experience in this game. So by merely moving your hand towards doorknobs, you can open new rooms that are potentially much scarier than the previous ones.
Just like what you see in the movies, you start out with the creepy-looking house with a pointy roof in the middle of the trees while the moon is full and the branches you see are just silhouettes.
The game also associates a low-poly rendering which is perfect for the Oculus Quest. You might see some unrealistic graphics but it will not bother you too much as there are other things to concentrate on.
You can find this game on the Oculus Store. So if you just really want to scare yourself with not much control, then this is the perfect game that is full of surprises and scares for you.
This is one of the oldest games in VR and it is also one of the scariest games. Dreadhalls is the ultimate VR escape room where aside from looking for a way out, you are scrambled by scary stuff as well.
This game will surely leave you on the edge of your seat as you try to escape. You are then stalked by the scariest of monsters so you need to respond quickly to get out of the dungeons.
Dreadhalls is one of the first games that were developed for VR and up until now, it is still one of the most sought-after games because of its simple and unassuming gameplay.
However, this game is not for the faint of heart. It gave us a hard time reviewing this one, not because it has difficult navigation but because it is a scary game from start to finish.
This game is also not for people who are claustrophobic. The game is made with multiple dungeons that are closed and you will need to find the escape route.
If that does not scare you enough, the dungeons are also underground so you have this scary feeling within you that the ceiling will collapse at any moment so you will need to hurry.
You will escape a room if you find the clues that are needed to be exchanged with the keys of each room. It is scary enough plus you have to scramble to find the clues before the monsters arrive.
The graphics might not be as good but the developers have strategically combined the dark surroundings with various screeches, growls, and screams to really keep you scared.
The creatures that are hunting you will come near and their growls grow louder and louder. So if you add that with the majority of the surrounding lit by only a few torches and you will surely be left scared.
4. The Exorcist: Legion VR
This horror game has been reviewed by many users as one of the most terrifying games that they have ever played. So we figured we should try it and let you know what they are talking about.
This game is based on the horror film of the same name. It is truly scary and the almost-real graphics and animation only make the game even more filled with terrifying elements.
Along with the scary objects and items in the game, it is also a very slow-paced game which only makes you panic more. The slowness of the game only makes you feel like something is behind you.
You are part of the game as a detective from Boston. You will be investigating various murders and strange situations that are believed to be linked with one another.
Soon enough, you will discover that the speculations are true and there is more to it than most of you have anticipated. You change your weapon from guns and grenades to holy water and crucifixes.
When you are used to being scared, then the game will be a good form of entertainment for you. You will be brought to five different locations and each location lasts 30 minutes to play.
After around 2 and a half hours or 3 hours, you will see that each location brings an important aspect to the story of the game and it connects to the film itself, only you get to experience it face to face.
Just like the previous game on this list, The Exorcist: Legion VR also uses sounds to make the game scarier. With the 3D spatial audio, you will hear voices in your head and around you.
5. Please Don’t Touch Anything
Please Don’t Touch Anything is probably the simplest VR game that you can ever find. But don’t get fooled as it packs a lot of mysteries that will also surprise you.
So the premise of the game is that you are left in a control room by your colleague as he went to the bathroom and his last words to you are the title of the game.
So naturally, like the curious person that you are, you will touch everything. You will try to discover how the operations inside it work by solving puzzles presented to you.
There are different buttons on the control panel that you can turn or push so something happens. Then, you can get clues from the poster on the walls and other objects.
This game is not the best when it comes to graphics as it only uses a few thousand pixels for the entirety of the game. The size of the game is only 25 megabytes.
It is basically an escape room that will keep you coming back for more. The endings of each puzzle you solve can either cause you to escape or make a huge mistake ending in a gruesome death.
This game is included in the list because although it does not involve jump scares, the game keeps you nervous with every button you push not knowing what will happen.
It feeds you this very scary feeling where you feel the walls closing in and the emptiness of the room in terms of sounds will keep you scrambling through every puzzle.
The fun part of this game is that there are a lot of pop culture references that you will love. It also has some hidden easter eggs that will keep you coming back for a different puzzle.
6. Face Your Fears II
Obviously, this game has a previous version but we chose to review the second one since it is the more improved version and the basics of the game are still the same.
The premise of the game sticks to its title as you are presented with choices that will surely take you to places and scenarios that might scare you such as tight spaces, heights, and dark rooms.
The first action that you will do will already include making a choice. You are put between two doors and you will have to choose which house you want to enter.
While this is not a hard task to do, you will already feel that nothing good will happen no matter which house you choose, the fear of not knowing which punishment you will get keeps you on your toes.
The great thing about this game, first and foremost, is that they did not make it too boring when it comes to the interactions. You get to select immersive options instead of just 2D planes.
So for example, the next action is to select the theme of the game, and instead of just words that float around the room, you will need to choose between three books.
This game is a very effective one when it comes to scaring people. Once you enter it, you will expect it to be scary right away, but no, the scares come to you when you least expect it.
It is just a scary environment where you are brought inside a small room with the slightest of light in it plus a very empty surrounding with no sound whatsoever to distract your fright.
The other door that you can choose is a completely different game. You will be brought to a skyscraper by a huge robot, King Kong-style as the robot fights some fighter jets.
This option is for people who have a fear of heights. The robot will then proceed to place you on top of a thin metallic platform which will also bend and move because of the robot.
So if you want something to scare you aside from ghosts and monsters, then you will have the option to play this game with different kinds of scare tactics.
7. Five Nights At Freddy’s
This game is as spooky as a game can be. You are a nightwatchman in a children’s pizzeria and your goal is to last five nights in it plus a bonus 6th night if you want.
The first-person premise of this game is a really immersive one. You get to look around the place and see via cameras which make the game scarier than it already is.
See, the cameras all act up and end up with very blurry feedback. What you see on the screen is a display with more static moments than the real content itself.
While you try to stay safe inside, you will be haunted by the fuzzy teddy bear in front of you and a monster that you do not know yet. You need to stay inside because there are threats outside.
See, there are animals outside the pizzeria that will try to haunt and hunt you while you are on duty. You will need to use all your senses in order to survive for one night.
However, that is what gets you. It is not the jump scares that are in the game, since you will be expecting that, but it is the slow build-up that gets you scared so much.
The challenge is to survive but the game does not allow you to do much. It truly is a game that will leave you waiting for your doom with only a few controls and screen displays available.
All you can do is flip the screens, keep the metal doors closed, and control the flickering lights on the hallway so you can have a better view of what is happening in the pizzeria.
Just imagine the horror of watching the doorknob slowly turn before a monster jumps out of it. This game truly emphasizes the waiting game that you do when you are truly scared.
8. Arizona Sunshine
This is the ultimate game where VR meets Zombie Apocalypse. Arizona Sunshine is a zombie-shooter game built for the Oculus Quest.
You will truly need the Oculus Quest here because the game uses a 360-degree rendered gameplay so the zombies will come from all possible angles.
The great thing about this game is that you can let other players join. So this means that you are not the only survivor in this apocalypse as you can let up to 3 Oculus Quest users in the game.
Your goal here is to find other survivors in this apocalyptic event. You are in the Grand Canyon, scorching heat, and with minimal ammo and supplies that you can loot along the way.
You will need to maneuver through hordes of zombies that come in waves in order to get past the Grand Canyon and look further into the other areas for survivors.
You only have a few controls to navigate through this game with the motion-controlled weapons being the most important ones. You also have different settings for the game.
You can go to desserts so that you can have a better view of where the zombies are coming, or through mines to limit the waves of zombies that can attack you.
You can handle at least 25 weapons that you can use to kill the zombies. All you need to do is find the survivors and help each other kill the zombies.
So there you have it, the best horror games that you can play on your Oculus Quest headset. They will surely entertain you as they are scary and will keep you panicking.
It is a great way to spend time especially now that we are in our homes almost all the time. There are other games that were not mentioned on the list but we figured that we pick only the best ones.
So if you are tired of all the fun games that are being played by most kids and you want something creepier and scarier, then these games are the perfect ones for you.
Just a little disclaimer, do not play these games if you have a heart complication because they truly are the scariest games that we can find and they are not just for fun.
They are completely terrifying games where you will only enjoy it once you take off your headset. So have fun with these games but do not forget safety at all times!
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