Best PSVR Games
Best PSVR Games: The PlayStation VR, which works with the PS4 and PS4 Pro, was released nearly three yyears ago. When it launched, it was the first good quality virtual reality headset experience you could try at home that didn’t need a powerful PC to get it up-and-running. That’s changed now with the launch of the Oculus Quest, but the PSVR continues to be the best-selling virtual reality headset on the market. Sony has always been committed to bringing high-quality games out on the system, and has done so on hardware that puts entry price at just as an important standing as performance.
Sure it’s not affordable for everyone, you still need plenty of spare change, as well as a PlayStation console to get started, after all. However, the PSVR is certainly a step in the right direction for more accessible VR experiences. As the PlayStation VR has proved to be such a mainstream hit, it should come as no surprise that developers have been busy building great games for users to try out. This is where we’ll be collecting the very best PlayStation VR games right here for your convenience.
Over the past three years, we’ve seen a lot of the best VR games, including those not originally intended for the Sony console, get reconfigured for the PSVR. On top of that, the PSVR has been getting its own range of exclusive gaming titles. We expect more and more great games will be landing on the platform over the course of 2019, so we’ll be sure to keep our eyes peeled.
Best PSVR Games 2019
Borderlands 2 VR
Borderlands 2 VR takes the beloved shoot and loot game and adapts it for a much more immersive, virtual reality experience. While some features are lost in the process, namely co-op mode and all of the DLC, this version is perfect for VR owners who never experienced the game when it was first released, or just really like the Borderlands series.
Beat Saber is a sword-slashing rhythm game that has you slicing blue and red cubes with your “sabers” in tune with a song’s beat. The PSVR version of comes packed with extra songs in addition to a campaign mode that offers challenges with unique conditions and modifiers. In addition to building up your multiplier by hitting blocks, obstacles appear in the game that you have to dodge in order to keep your combo going.
Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
Astro Bot: Rescue Mission is a spin-off title from one of the mini-games in the PSVR pack-in The Playroom VR. Gameplay centers mostly on platforming, as you guide Astro, the leader of the bots, on a journey to find his friends. Upon finding a certain number of bots in each level, you’re given a boss encounter in which you’ll have to recognize attack patterns and combine your skills with Astro’s in order to defeat them.
Best PSVR Games 2018
Astro Bot Rescue Mission – Sony Japan Studio
Let’s start with one of the biggest titles of the year for PlayStation VR, Astro Bot Rescue Mission from Sony Japan Studio. Proving that 3rd person platformers have a rightful place in VR, the lovably cute Astro Bot Rescue Mission spans 26 levels across five locations, with players in control of Astro who happens to be captain of a spaceship. An accident happens and Astro loses all the crew and now it’s up to players to find them all. Astro Bot Rescue Mission won the VR/AR category during the recent Game Awards 2018 and is one of the best introductions to VR gameplay on PlayStation VR.
Beat Saber – Beat Games
The rhythm action title featured on our Oculus Rift list and naturally found its way here. Having taken the industry by storm since its PC release earlier in the year, PlayStation VR owners got to see what all the fuss is about in November. With its simple but addictive gameplay, Beat Saber is great to play by yourself or with a few friends and family around.
Borderlands 2 VR – Gearbox Software
It may have only launched this month but Gearbox Software’s VR version of its open-world adventure is one to pick up. Exclusive to PlayStation VR, VRFocus proclaimed in its 5-star review: “Borderlands 2 VR is most certainly a highlight of this year’s VR releases and one of the best titles yet to hit PlayStation VR. Its still Borderlands 2, sure, but you’ve never played Borderlands 2 like this before.”
Best PSVR Games 2017
RIGS : Mechanized Combat
RIGS is an all intense first-person shooter, in which players control mechanized robots or ‘rigs’, and compete against each other with futuristic weapons and mechanized combat skills. Consider this to be a mix between Titanfall and Unreal Tournament, but double the fun since it’s in VR. You compete in a series of sporting events in the Mechanized Combat League – a near future sports league which pits teams of pilots against each other in real world locations.
Resident Evil 7
Resident Evil 7 pushed the limits of horror games by bringing out a first-person experience to this genre. While it was enough to earn them the spot as the scariest game of all time, they went a step further by making the game VR as well. Imagine yourself in this horror-house, immersed in puzzle-solving quests, horrifying boss fights, laser-sight shooting and inventory management, something that the Resident Evil franchise has always brought about in their games, but this time around, it’s all packaged in a gorgeous first-person world.
Farpoint is another First-Person shooter for the PlayStation VR, set in the backdrop of an uncharted extra-terrestrial world, where you fight alien species whilst in search of a crashed space station, in the hopes of being able to find a way back home. What sets this game apart is the fluid-motion shooting gameplay, and the minute details to the basics of the shooting process. Any First-Person shooter is bound to look greater in VR, and while other games have been ported to VR, Farpoint is a game built especially for the PS4 VR.
Best Free PSVR Games
Firewall: Zero Hour
Virtual paintball in your living room. That’s the pitch behind a lot of VR shooters these days, but none of them realize it quite as well as Firewall: Zero Hour. It has a few hiccups, but First Contact’s multiplayer shooter is one of the purest expressions of leaving your own body and stepping into the role of someone else entirely that you’ll find in VR. This is the intense S.W.A.T. simulator you’ve always dreamed of experiencing.
Astro Bot Rescue Mission
Sony Japan’s Playroom VR compilation held a lot of delights when it launched on PSVR in 2016, but everyone agreed that the third-person platforming minigame, in which a small robot saved his friends with help from the player, deserved its own title. Astro Bot is the result of those requests, and it’s even better than many had imagined it would be. 26 levels of Mario-quality platforming await you hear.
Superhot is, without a doubt, the most instantly rewarding game to play in VR. The flatscreen original was great but, by bringing your whole body into this groundbreaking shooter, the developer completely flips the game on its head. In Superhot (stop me if you’ve heard this before), time moves only when you do. That means that when you’re still, the world around you is too. Every time you raise your arm or duck your head, the world crawls into life. You’re essentially a human video playback device.