Even though it might not be the most sophisticated, Playstation VR is the cheapest way to dive into virtual worlds. It’s priced 499 USD and that would include the mandatory camera and optional Move controllers. But what are the best launch games for the system? And we don’t mean games with a VR mode, but only the true VR titles!
EVE Valkyrie – CCP Games
EVE Valkyrie has been hailed from the start as one of the biggest games in VR and we could not leave this one out. Flying around in space, fighting other players, while you’re working hard to upgrade and customize your own fleet! The game has no online connection with the MMO, but it’s an amazing experience nonetheless to control your fleet from the cockpit and dominate the galaxy!
RIGS Mechanized Combat League – Guerilla Cambridge
There’s a lack of VR sports games, but when it comes to robotized combat RIGS is as close as it’s going to get. RIGS Mechanized Combat League could be the first VR E-Sports competition. This is a team based competitive game in which you need to destroy your opponent and score points. You could consider it a robot version of Rocket League, if you will.
SuperHyperCube – Kokoromi
SuperHyperCube is a very simple puzzle game made by Phil Fish and other creative developers. You need to drop a block in its right position. You earn more points by using less moves. The trick is to use VR and look around your block. This puzzle game gets super challenging, but its simple gameplay is what would make SuperHyperCube so addictive!
Driveclub VR – Evolution Studios
Over recent years Driveclub has become Sony’s new flagship racing game. Driveclub VR is a version of the game designed with PSVR in mind. You can obviously experience this game from behind the wheel, but you can also be a co-driver as you check out the best races done by your friends! The only thing more realistic than this game, is actually driving a real car on a real road in a real race.
Job Simulator – Owlchemy Labs
Job Simulator is very suitable as a VR game. The game’s gameplay perspective is perfect and its absurdity and humor really stand out from the crowd! Above everything is this just a very funny game that does not take itself too serious. We have seen this before with other Simulator titles, but when playing this game in VR it adds sooo much to it!
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes – Steel Crate Games
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is all about communication. The person wearing the VR headset needs to dismantle a bomb with help from his friends. By describing the bomb, the team needs to come up with a solution. This solution needs to be communicated back to the player wearing the headset, before time runs out. Time is ticking!
Wayward Sky – Uber Entertainment
Wayward Sky combines third person adventuring with first person puzzles. There’s a strong focus on atmosphere and storytelling in this game. By all means, this is not a game for people looking for a serious challenge. It’s best described as an approachable game for VR initiates. Adventure enthusiasts should give this lighthearted adventure game a go!
Battlezone – Rebellion
Battlezone has a very unique way of presenting itself. It’s almost like you are in an 80s sci-fi movie. Unfortunately its single-player component is generally considered mediocre, this action game with tanks is best played online! It’s pick-up and play appeal is undeniable. Just jump into the tank and starting blasting those enemies to get the job done. Some games don’t need complexity to be fun!
Here They Lie – Tangentlemen
In the long line of horror games that will embrace VR, we can now add Here They Lie. This psychological horror game twists reality as you deeper underground. All you have is a torch as you walk ever deeper into a twisted nightmare. This is not a game about jumpscares, but more about setting an atmospheres that will make you shiver!
Loading Human – Maximum Games
Loading Human is an episodic adventure game made for VR. This virtual reality games plays with different realities, so consider this the Inception of video games. Having an episodic game as part of a launch line-up is ambitious to say the least, but it also shows once again that the technology is a natural fit for the point and click adventure game genre!
In this video we haven’t even listed games like Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and Rez Infinite. Even though both are amazing games, they can also be played without a VR headset… and we wanted to look at the VR exclusives. Let us know whether you are interested in Virtual Reality. And stay tuned for a next VR Update!
MUSIC AND AUDIO
Music provided by Epidemic Sound.