While PC gamers may have had their VR experience in the form of VR headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the console gamers were still left behind even with the powerful new consoles. However, not long after the launch of PS4, Sony announced their own virtual reality headset, PSVR, designed specifically to make use of PlayStation 4 console and provide a premium quality VR experience. We have compiled a list of Top 10 Best PlayStation VR Games in the market right now which you can enjoy on your PS4 console, whether it is the base version or the upgraded PS4 Pro.
Top 10 Best PlayStation VR Games
PlayStation VR or PSVR as it is usually referred to is currently the cheapest premium VR headset in the market although given that it is exclusive to PS4 console means that if you buy the headset, you will not be able to enjoy PC games through it. However, for console gamers who own a PS4, it happens to be the perfect gateway to VR gaming as our list of Top 10 Best PlayStation VR games will show.
An extremely simplistic music based racer, Thumper puts players at the controls of small metallic beetle as players move it around race tracks, moving in sync with the music and timing their turns perfectly. Despite its simple design and mechanics, Thumper is actually quite deep and unpredictable in gameplay which keeps the game exciting and fresh as you encounter more challenges as you continue to play through the game. While Thumper can be played without PSVR headset, the visuals and music is best enjoyed when fully immersed in the virtual reality experience.
Battlezone is somewhat of a remake of a classic Atari 2600 game which makes it even more special on PSVR as the amount of effort and dedication it must have required from the developers to convert an 80s game to modern day hardware and actually not only keep the spirit of the game alive but make it incredibly fun in virtual reality. Developed by Rebellion, Battlezone lets players drive futuristic tanks across the barren wastelands of Earth, destroying everything that comes in their path while living the explosions in VR glory.
8.Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Mentioned on our list of best Oculus Rift games as well, this mention again is a testament to how good Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes VR is. For $15, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is an amazing social VR experience which is one of the best PlayStation VR games in the market and works great as a party game as well thanks to its hilarious and tense moments as you figure out stuff to talk about while also helping your teammate defuse the bomb with useful instructions.
Similar to Valve’s The Lab for HTC Vive, Playroom VR is a free VR game package for everyone who owns a PSVR headset. Players can control a number of different characters across a virtual playroom area and each character has their own play scenario for you to experience using your PlayStation virtual reality headset. There is also a strong emphasis on local multiplayer in Playroom VR so your friends can join in on the fun. Despite it looking like a VR game for kids, Playroom VR is potentially one of the best ways to experience PS4 virtual reality for first-timers.
6.Batman Arkham VR
Available for $20, Batman Arkham VR for PlayStation VR headset puts players literally in the Dark Knight’s cowl as they use the high tech cowl to solving mysteries and investigating crime scenes, similar to the detective vision from games. If you loved the fancy crime solving puzzles in the Batman Arkham game series, picking up Batman Arkham VR should be a no-brainer although it would be wise to wait for a sale the game is extremely short.
5.Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission
Although extremely short the fact that it is free for everyone who owns Star Wars Battlefront or PSVR headset makes X-Wing VR Mission one of our best PlayStation VR games and the perfect way to fly a ship in any Star Wars game. Just as you would expect from a Star Wars game revolving around an X-Wing fighter, this game is played entirely from a first-person perspective as players pilot their ship across space, experience the different weaponry the ship has to offer and basically view a portion of the Star Wars universe through a VR headset in vivid detail.
Another classic game remastered for PSVR, Rez Infinite improves upon the Sega Dreamcast original game and gives a new generation of players an extremely fun VR experience with upgraded visuals. Rez Infinite brings back its snappy over the top fast paced gameplay with bright visuals that are sure to overwhelm your senses when playing with a VR headset, although in a good way. Anyone who purchased a PSVR headset and has seen or tried the classic Rez game should definitely try the PSVR version.
3.Until Dawn Rush of Blood
The original Until Dawn was a surprisingly refreshing and fun experience that while being a game, felt a lot like a big-budget interactive movie. Players took control of a number of characters and their decisions impacted the outcome of this horror adventure game. Until Dawn Rush of Blood revisits the world, with players on a literal roller-coaster ride armed with weapons. Since it is playable using the PlayStation 4 VR headset, expect the horror factor to be increased tenfold. If you have a PSVR headset and a PS Plus subscription, you can grab Until Dawn Rush of Blood for free.
The original Superhot game was praised by everyone for its innovative and exciting gameplay where players have to dodge enemies but time stops when the player stops moving, making them think tactically about their next move. Superhot VR feels like a natural evolution as players can enjoy the game’s fluid motion and mechanics. Available for just $25, Superhot VR is easily the perfect game to try out your PSVR headset and experience one of the finest games of last year.
If you feel like Respawn’s Titanfall games would have been amazing virtual reality games, Rigs is the perfect game to live your virtual reality giant mech fantasy. Developer by Guerilla Games, the makers of the amazing Killzone franchise, Rigs deserves the top spot on our list of best PlayStation VR games because of the spin it puts on the familiar giant robot formula. Instead of going on killing sprees, players actually play basketball with their robots in VR. Players are divided into two teams of three players and they must push themselves through a goal post in the middle of the map. Players have three different Rigs to choose from, each with its unique strengths and weaknesses. The ability to use PS4 VR headset in the game just makes the experience even more exhilarating and rewarding when you win.
So there you have it, our list of Top 10 Best PlayStation VR Games available for you to try out on your PSVR headset and PS4 or PS4 Pro. While a lot of these games can be played without a virtual reality headset, the best way to enjoy them is with a PlayStation VR headset, which will no doubt be cheap on upcoming end of the year sales.