Sony launched VR for its PlayStation console approximately a year back. Since then, there have been quite a few games adopting the concept of VR on PlayStation.
However, not all of these games are worth opting for. While the game developers have surely tried to incorporate the immersive VR experience but many of them have fallen short of acceptable standards. As a result, we have gone through the different games on PlayStation VR to bring you the top 10 games which you can play this holiday season.
1. Gran Turismo Sport
Gran Turismo Sport franchise has been around for quite some period of time. However, with this particular version they are depending on the PlayStation platform. The franchise makes a grand entry as it incorporates the PlayStation VR headset as a controlling mechanism for the game.
The game sets you up in the cockpit of different vehicles for racing. The beauty of the game is that it incorporates even the smaller details of these vehicles which make it much more realistic.
Each and every aspect of the game whether it is the observation of other vehicles through the windscreen or the dashboard inside the car has been perfectly captured. This makes the racing experience much more realistic and immersive. All in all, if you’re a fan of racing games, this game is worthy of playing especially in conjunction with the PlayStation VR headset,
This game is a cross between normal 1st person shooting games and sci-fi games. Moreover, as it incorporates the PS VR headset, it takes the game to an entirely new level. The game is set in an alien premise. The protagonist is responsible for avoiding attacks from giant spiders as well as eliminating them.
The game can be perfectly integrated with the gun controller by Sony. The main advantage of the game is that you can easily explore the environment at your leisure which provides you complete control of not just the protagonist but also the storyline.
The story mode is pretty interactive which removes any monotonous gameplay from the storyline. All in all, when you combine the PlayStation VR headset with the gun controller by Sony, it provides you with a much more engaging gameplay as compared to any other 1st person shooting game.
3. Resident Evil 7
Resident Evil 7 provides an entirely new gameplay not just due to the fact that it has been integrated with PlayStation VR and can be played with the help of virtual reality headset but also due to the fact that it is the 1st game in the series to incorporate the 1st person view.
The entire gameplay can be made much more engaging with the help of PlayStation VR headset. However, looking at the predecessors, you can surely expect some jump scares as well as mind-boggling horror scenes which make the virtual reality experience even more exciting.
In terms of the gameplay, it is based on the same storyline of zombies taking over the world. However, in order to beat them, the gameplay has been changed a lot which makes the game much better than the predecessors.
4. Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin allows you to experience the PlayStation VR headset in its entirety. If you’re looking for a simple game in order to experience the PlayStation virtual reality headset, this is the perfect game for you. It is quite a simple puzzle game.
Some people might argue that the duration of the game is just under 90 minutes, which is a bit short but the game is a pure laugh riot along with some engaging puzzles which make it worth your while. If you’re looking for a simple and quick game without any learning curve to experience VR in the station console, this one is the perfect option for you.
5. Superhot VR
Superhot VR as the name itself suggests is specifically designed to provide the game with the VR experience. However, it combines 2 different niches of games namely, shooting games as well as puzzle games. It is actually an action-packed game where you shoot your way through the different stages but each and every time, you progress, the time is advanced correspondingly, which makes the game much more challenging.
If you’re looking for a difficult game which increases the pressure with each and every move on your part, this shooting game is the perfect option for you. When you combine it with the VR experience which it provides, it is a must-have game especially if you’re looking for fast-paced action games.
6. EVE: Valkyrie
EVE: Valkyrie has been launched for the PlayStation VR recently as well. It is one of the very few games which captures the essence of space fighting and combines it with VR gameplay. The protagonist is in control of the battleship with the help of which, he has to make way through asteroids as well as other battleships by blasting them out or sometimes simply avoiding them.
The controls are amazingly simple which reduces the learning curve significantly. The game is pretty action-packed and there is never a dull moment in the gameplay. The stark contrast between the vastness of the space as well as the close-quarter battle is beautifully captured by the game which makes the gameplay even more interesting.
7. Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Star Trek: Bridge Crew has created ripples in the gaming circuit. It has not only become popular due to the superior integration with PlayStation VR headset but also due to the fact that the game relies purely on gameplay. It provides you with the multiplayer option which can accommodate 4 players.
Each player can play in the role of Captain, tactician engineer or helm. Thereafter, each player has to fulfill the corresponding duties according to the position which they are playing in. All the while, the spaceship in which they are is exposed to various dangers which they have to eliminate or avoid.
The consistently challenging gameplay coupled with the requirement of the game makes this game much more interesting, even if a single player falters, the game would not move forward and you would fail the mission. This is a unique twist in the Star Trek gaming franchise which makes it even more attractive.
The game which we would discuss now has turned the entire conventional gameplay on its head and provided us with a much more unique perspective on horror gaming. The vicinity of the game is created by the sounds which are produced by the various characters or objects.
However, in your vicinity, there are also enemies that would create thrilling sounds. Even though there are certain shortcomings in the game since this gameplay is explored probably for the 1st time but considering the jump scares and the horror gameplay which is included, this is one of the best games when it comes to PlayStation VR experience.
This game even has the potential to become a benchmark for the adoption of new kind of gameplay in the future. All in all, if you like horror games with a unique twist where you have to sense the enemies as well as the gameplay with the help of sound; this one surely steals the cake.
9. Dirt: Rally
Ever since Dirt: Rally was launched in integration with oculus rift, it becomes one of the most popular racing games in the current year. Now, it has been launched for PlayStation VR as well. The game is pretty fast paced which ensures that you are able to capture the essence of racing including the racetracks as well as the various environments.
Moreover, the detailed gameplay ensures that you would be able to have a completely immersive experience when it comes to using the PlayStation VR headset. Also, there is a multiplayer module as well which you can use; it captures the essence of racing. Most of the gameplay revolves around paving your way through tracks in forests and wilderness.
However, the fast-paced action and enhanced control of your vehicle would always keep you immersed in the game. This game is one of the perfect options for you if you would like to experience the racing games in virtual reality.
10. Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV
We all love superhero games. Therefore, when Megaton Rainfall combined a superhero game with virtual reality, it was bound to be a huge success. It is not just because of the gameplay but because of the graphics and the extent of virtual reality and detailing which is used as well.
The protagonist is a superhero that can travel in space as well as between planets and at the same point of time, save the city from various attacks as well. All in all, it is a 1st person superhero game which is one of its kind. Up until now, due to the lack of 1st person detailing, the superhero games are pretty much limited in their exploring capability.
However, this game provides you with complete exploration ability as well as an engaging gameplay where the protagonist as a superhero can just explore the world around or fight the bad guys and save the day. All in all, the flexibility combined with the great graphics and full control through the virtual reality headset make this game a must play.
While many of the gamers are not taking cognizance of the fact that more and more game developers are launching games on PlayStation VR, the truth is that there are quite a few games on PlayStation VR which would simply blow your mind away.
Instead of testing out the different games by spending your hard earned money on them, it is a better idea to go through the list of games on PlayStation VR which we have curated and posted above. Most of these games push the envelope further when it comes to integrating VR with the gameplay which is what gamers are exactly looking for when it comes to VR experience.
So, what are you waiting for? This holiday season, pick up any one of these games and be ready to be marveled by the gameplay as well as VR experience.