A couple of years back, virtual reality was somewhat difficult to be incorporated in home consoles due to hardware limitations. And the first attempt of Nintendo Virtual Boy in 1995 was deemed a failure. Fast forward to 2012, the first virtual reality device for home use was finally unveiled by the name of the Oculus Rift. Followed by the proper virtual reality consoles by Sony’s PlayStation 4. With the technology advancement, the PlayStation VR that we see now was finally released back in 2016.
With VR mode being more and more demanding in the gaming world, there are plenty of virtual reality games available for all types of consoles including the PlayStation 4. For this list, we’ve got you some of the best PSVR games that are worth playing or the best from the rest for 2019.
1. Astro Bot Rescue Mission (PS VR)
Developer: SIE Japan Studio
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission is a brand new platformer designed exclusively for PSVR. Featuring the signature Astro Bot/ Captain Bot from The Playroom, players are off for an adventure with Astro Bot as an avatar to save the crew around the space.
The exclusive VR function allows players to fully immersed in the game through body movements. Particularly when the Bots by leaning to past obstacles or headbutt any objects in the scenery while using the Dual Shock 4 controller to navigate the character. Also, the character reacts instantaneously as you jump or making any movements precisely.
To complete the game, players must accomplish the mission by finding the 8 missing robots. Every successful level, players can unlock different missions, skills, and gadgets. Some of the examples include a shuriken, hook shot, magic light, and a slingshot.
Get your Astro Bot VR here with VR console and Moss as a complete bundle now.
Developer: Impulse Gear
Fairpoint is a first-person shooter (FPS) PSVR game that stimulates distinct gameplay in an alienated planet. As an adventure set on a hostile alien planet, players are on a mission to escape the alien world with an astronomer who is stranded on the planet.
Players must survive the alien life by defeating attacking aliens. One of the key features is player must utilize the holographic logs to eventually track down scientist’s location and reunite.
Uncover the secrets of the planet and scavenge any reusable resources to advance in Fairpoint. Maximize the use of PS VR Aim controller to attack and survive from the attacks. Try on the PSVR headset in Fairpoint, it helps to navigate and view the surroundings with interactive audios. This game features both single-player campaign and cooperative play online.
To complete your gaming set, get your Fairpoint PSVR Aim Controller Bundle here now.
3. Superhot VR
Developer: Superhot Team
Superhot was first released on the PC. After a year later, it finally lands on the PlayStation 4. As a minimalistic approach to first-person shooters (FPS), players must kill the incoming enemies strategically with weapons or melee attacks. With slower game moves, players are given the opportunities to plan, decide and execute the next moves more precisely. Hence, this adds an advantage for players to alter their actions. Actions include dodging a bullet or strategic attacks to take out the enemies effectively.
The Superhot VR focuses on the VR aspects without neglecting the original gameplay. If you’re new to PSVR, this is a great game to start with.
4. Blood and Truth
Developer: SIE London Studio
If you seek something more action-packed, Blood and Truth is for you. As a first-person shooter (FPS) exclusively for the PSVR, it is a story-driven game in which players can finish the campaign within a few hours.
Players will assume to control Ryan Marks, an ex-special force soldier who must save his family from a London crime lord. Blood and Truth allow the players to take cover behind objects and shoot the enemies though various types of movements to survive from the blast. The VR mode adds a dramatic effect especially when players pull the trigger. Though the aiming feature when shooting and interacting with objects in the area requires the use of the VR headset.
Get your complete Blood and Truth PSVR set here.
5. Job Simulator
Developer: Owlchemy Labs
Love working without actually working?
Job simulator is a great escape from reality. A real-life inspired PSVR game, players plays the role of a human who must complete his or her job according to the tasks assigned.
In this virtual reality, players are assumed to be living in the year 2050. And robots are now handling all the tasks and jobs, while the JoBot was created to teach humans how to actually get a job done. The game simulates in an office workspace and the players can navigate around the surrounds and to simple tasks to accomplish the objectives or just screw around and make a mess at the office area. Players can use the PlayStation Move controllers as their hands to interact with objects in the surroundings.
Drop your pen and pencils, start working now in Job Stimulator.
6. Rez Infinite
Developers: Monstars, Resonair, Enhance Games’
Infinite is a remastered version of the classic Rez game that was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2001. The game features a musical rail shooter, where players will shoot any incoming objects and the music produces effects that are generated by the player’s action.
The Infinite version features HD visuals and the feature to use VR adds an additional immersion to the game. Fans of electric music promise to love this PSVR game. Get yours now here.
7. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Developer: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
The 7th installment of the long-running and hit combat flight action game. Ace Combat VR feature photorealistic visuals to stimulate the feeling of being in a virtual cockpit of a fighter plane. Featuring arcade-like gameplay, Ace combat is both easy but challenging at the same time. Become an Ace pilot and start taking down enemies through tactical dogfighting.
Ace combat features a story campaign with the objective to eliminate the enemy’s jetplanes effectively. Every accomplished mission allows players to unlock different upgrades and new aircraft with unique functionalities. However, with the VR mode, it adds a layer of reality to the gameplay within and outside of the cockpit.
8. Creed: Rise to Glory
Based on the movie Creed, this virtual reality boxing game offer opportunities for players to experience the pulse-pounding excitement of boxing with the cinematic thrill. Players are put in the shoes of Adonis Creed, as he trains and helps ascend Adonis from an underdog boxer into a world-class fighter.
Get hands-on now to Creed now to train with the legendary Rocky Balboa to improve his skills and take on an array of opponents. Players can relive the story of the film with the Career mode or challenge a friend or a player contender in Quick Match.
9. Firewall: Zero Hour
Developer: First Contact Entertainment Inc.
This first-person shooter (FPS) has elements of tactical combat with a good blend of action features. Players take on the role of a contractor who takes on assigned tasks from responsible agents.
In Firewall, there a total of 12 contractors to choose from. Each character features unique primary and secondary skills with distinct customizations as well as a passive skill for mission accomplishment. There are different weapon load-outs for primary and secondary weapons added for customization. Up to 4 players can participate in the game through matchmaking and players can practice first with AI enemies on a solo mission. With an overall review of more than 4 stars out of 5, this (FPS) PSVR game is simply one of the best VR games.
10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
From the award-winning developers, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR reimagines an exceptional fantasy masterpiece. Left in the continent of Skyrim, players need to survive with unilateral battle with the ancient dragons tucked away in the rugged mountains.
This action roleplaying VR game allows the player to have full control over any actions or decisions they make. Players can choose to challenge the dragons to unlock their skills and powers or to unravel the dark secrets of the dragon lair.
11. Star Trek: Bridge Crew
The release of StarTrek Bridge Crew means players can finally become a part of the Starfleet in this PSVR game. Bridge Crew put players in any of the four available roles; captain, tactical officer, engineer and helm officer. And each role needs to carry out specific responsibilities to complete the mission as a team. Players must work together for USS Aegis as they continue to search for a new homeworld for the Vulcans. If you love StarTrek, this game is certainly for you. The best part, this PSVR game is inspired by the events of the 2009 Star Trek movie.
12. Beat Saber
Developer: Beat Games
A unique combination of musical rhythm, hack and slashing mechanics, Beat Saber is one of the PSVR games that is challenging, fun and addicting. Players wield sabers in this game and with the use of the PSVR to navigate precisely according to the auto-generated beats. While the PlayStation Move controller is perfect for beat slashing and incoming blocks.
Players must slash the beats corresponding to the colors and directions. The challenging part is player must time their slashes precisely according to the music rhythms and beats. For a higher score, players must accumulate combos for their slashes. Hence, if you love music, and want to challenge your speed and accuracy, Beat Saber is certainly something for you.
13. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
There probably isn’t anything else in VR as palm-sweating tense as Resident Evil. The latest entry to the survival horror franchise, Resident Evil 7 PSVR offers more of a horror game than a zombie shooter fest from the recent installments. Set in a fictional modern-day rural America, the game now features a first-person perspective; a new approach in the series, making the game far more terrifying and thrilling. This PSVR version makes the game a lot scarier with the free-roaming view when using the VR headset, it makes some chase scenes much scary and immersed.
*This game is not for any faint-hearted, so make sure you’re up for the gothic graphics!
14. Wipeout: The Omega Collection
Developer: EPOS Game Studios
One of the classic futuristic racing game for the PlayStation, Wipeout gets a major HD treatment and VR feature that makes this a must-have PS VR game. The collections feature two of the bestselling titles; Wipeout and Wipeout 2048. Both of these games were given a remastered look. And it still features the fast-paced racing and an ultra-smooth 60 frames per second framerate. Both games have a ton of content from previous Wipeout games to keep fans hooked for hours.
15. Borderlands 2 VR Game
Developer: Gearbox Software
A first-person shooter (FPS) with some elements of RPG for acquiring a ton of weapon loot. Borderlands 2 allow players in the world of Pandora and can play as any of the four classes that offer a unique playing style. Borderlands is available in solo or multiplayer mode in a shared co-op campaign where players can partake on boss raids and acquire legendary weapons. The release of the VR version allows players to immerse in full virtual reality. Needless to say, Borderlands 2 a must-have PS4 VR game for any shooter fans.
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