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19 Best PS4 VR Games of All Time

March 9, 2019
16 min read

Virtual reality might still have a few years to go until it becomes mainstream, but studios are making the most out of what we have now. VR in its current state is fairly polished and might need some quality of life improvements, and you can have a great experience without breaking the bank. The PS4 VR headset and controller kit is one of the most affordable options available for gamers to experience virtual reality at home, and there are quite a few great games available that you can try out as well. Here’s the list of top PS4 VR games that you must play right now. The list includes scary PS4 VR games.

19. Battlezone

Battlezone is a very fun title that you can play without needing the PS Move controllers. While the original Battlezone is by no means the most iconic game of all time, but it does hold the title of being the first ever VR game ever made back in the 1980s. British developer Rebellion purchased the rights for the original Atari game to recreate it for the modern-day VR environment. It is one of the most polished VR experiences available to gamers, and the gameplay is fun enough to warrant purchasing it at full price. The game allows you to play with your friends and also features an offline campaign if you want to play alone. The campaign mode is very well done with a lot of variance in missions, and new challenges await you as you progress. Even though some of the segments can feel a bit repetitive, you will still keep coming back for more because of how fun it is. If you love movies like Tron or Ready Player One, you will feel right at home with Battlezone.

18. Sprint Vector

Sprint Vector is a very addictive game that you can seek several hours into every session. The game feels like a mix of Rocket League and Looney Toons, but instead of cars, you get to race on futuristic roller blades which a lot of fun. The game does need PS Move controllers as you need to swing your arms to move around the in-game maps. So, if you plan on getting a light workout done while playing video games, you can do so with Sprint Vector. The game is very lighthearted, and you will have a lot of fun with the great animations, and the in-game announcer will crack you up with his witty jokes from to time.

17. Moss

Developed by Polyarc, Moss is a family-friendly adventure game in VR. After you try out the game for the first time and get sucked into the immersive world that it offers, you are not going to forget it in a very long time. The game is one of the most fun platformers you will ever play simply because of how cool it is to experience jumping from one platform to another in the virtual reality world. If you like games like Kirby, Mario and the other iconic platformers that we have grown to love, you will really enjoy Moss. The protagonist looks like he came straight out of The Three Musketeers, and you get to through a ton of locations as you take out enemies. Unlike most VR games that take a first-person perspective, this is a third-person adventure game.

16. I Expect You to Die

I Expect You to Die is exactly what you need to play if you want to feel like a spy on a mission to get into sticky situations and come out undetected. While a PS Move controller is not mandatory, it does make the gameplay feel a whole lot more streamlined as you need to interact with a number of objects in-game. You can use your VR headset to simply look at objects and pick stuff up or interact with them. The game explores the possibilities of VR quite well as you are able to play around with a multitude of elements in the environment. There are a large number of levels that involve quick thinking and movement to clear the puzzles in them. The best thing about the game is that it is re-playable as every level can be solved in a number of ways and it is up to you to figure out all of the alternate solutions after you get the right one. The game isn’t particularly difficult if you are used to playing platformers or puzzle games and it offers a fair bit of tension as the timed puzzles will make you feel like you are Ethan Hunt from Mission Impossible.

15. Astro Bot

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission is one of the most fun PS VR titles available right now, and Astro Bot is not only an amazing platforming game, but it is also one of the PS4’s strongest titles simply because of how fun it is. The developers have been very creative with how the levels are designed, and if you have played games like Mario or Kirby, and felt that they lacked a challenge, then Astro Bot has you covered. The game is pretty complex and makes you think before you take your next step. Despite the complexity, the game manages to be fast-paced and does not get boring for a single second. The best part is it does not require PS Move controllers, and you should be just fine with the basic PS VR headset.

14. Batman: Arkham VR

We have all wanted to feel like our favorite superheroes at some point in our lives, and if you want to play as Batman in glorious virtual reality, you should definitely give this game a shot. The Arkham trilogy and Arkham Origins have been great games that any gamer should check out, but if you want the true Batman experience, Arkham VR is the way to go. Even if you have not played any other VR games prior to this title, this is a great introductory title to get you used to how virtual reality works. The game takes place between the events of Arkham City and Arkham Knight. The detailed levels and the amount of immersion that the game offers are incredible. Some of the most iconic villains like Killer Croc and Joker are present in the game to creep you out as you go face-to-face with them as the Dark Knight.

13. PlayStation VR Worlds

Sony bundled this title with the PS VR kit for all users in the Launch Day bundle, and it’s one of the first VR games most players try on their PS4. The VR Worlds is not a single game but a collection of small games that you can try out to test the full capabilities of what VR has to offer to users. Scavengers Odyssey, The London Heist, and VR Luge are just some of the titles that you get with the disc. If you do not have the PS VR bundle just yet, we recommend opting for the Launch Day bundle as it will include all of the games that are available in PS VR Worlds. The games are meant to serve as stepping stones for players who are yet to get accustomed to the technology instead of diving directly into something far more intensive like Resident Evil 7.

12. Gran Turismo Sport

Grant Turismo Sport is hands down the best racing game you can get if you want to race against other players in a VR world. If you love racing sims and want to know what it feels like to be behind the wheel I intense races at breakneck speeds, GT Sport is truly an unforgettable experience. The PS VR headset does its job quite well and making you feel the adrenalin rush that racers experience and all of it is possible right at home. From a fully redesigned hub to special UI elements to make VR controls much easier, the developers put in a lot of effort to ensure the experience is worth it.

11. Borderlands 2 VR

If you are a fan of looter shooters like Destiny and Warframe, then you need to check out this brilliant game from the franchise that popularized the genre in the first place. Despite it being a shooter that requires a fair bit of aim if you don’t want to get shot and die all the time, you do not need Move controllers. The game implements motion sensing perfectly, and you will be able to move around and just your aim by simply look at what’s in front of you. The game puts you in a world that is very similar to Mad Max, and you will run into bizarre adventures. The best part is you can play the game in co-op mode with your friends to add to the fun. Borderlands 2 VR is PVE only, and the content on offer will keep you hooked for several hundred hours. We do recommend trying the game out once without VR until you are accustomed to the mechanics as doing everything for the first time without knowing what’s going on can be annoying.

10. Arizona Sunshine

While Resident Evil 2 is winning over critics this year, it is by no means the only great horror franchise around. Arizona Sunshine is a great game that mixes horror with humor without breaking a sweat. Set in the United States, you are in an area that has been overrun by zombies, and you have to reach other humans who have not been infected yet to stand a fighting chance against the army of the undead. The game can be played in single-player mode, but we recommend opting for co-op or multiplayer as it only increases the fun factor to a great extent. While the game might not be as scary as something like Resident Evil 7 VR, it still can be quite tense despite its witty humor and lighthearted gameplay.

9. Tetris Effect

If you wanted a much more vibrant and grander version of Tetris, you would love Tetris Effect in VR. Tetris has been around since forever on black and white consoles, handhelds and mobile games. And now, it’s also available on VR if you want to play around with colorful blocks in a lifelike environment. The game retains the original title’s gameplay while adding quite a bit of charm with the great graphics and audio. The gameplay feels very soothing to the point it could pass as an ASMR experience. If you don’t want your VR experience to be full of zombies and shooting all the time, then this might be the right game for you after a long day at work.

8. Rez Infinite

Just like Tetris, Rez Infinite is yet another remake of a classic game. Originally released for the Dreamcast, Rez was re-developed for a VR environment, and it was turned into Rez Infinite. The classic shooter in the VR world has very accurate head tracking and the great sound environment created by Sony’s headset will blow your mind away. If you want to be completely immersed in the virtual world as you go through futuristic maps as at breakneck speeds while shooting down enemies, Rez Infinite is going to be a blast for you. The game will keep pulling you back in for more and for a good reason, because it’s one of the finest VR experiences available on the PS4.

7. SUPERHOT VR

SUPERHOT VR was such a hit at launch that the developers had to launch a non-VR version of the game so everyone could enjoy the title without needing a VR headset. The game is a very stylish first-person shooter that made heads turn at launch due to its impressive art style. The game borrows a lot of combat mechanics from The Matrix. From slowing down time to dodging bullets, you can do it all in-game. You can outwit your opponents in hilarious fashion in-game even if you are out of ammo and are surrounded by enemies. The story is not long at all, and you will be done with it in a few hours. However, the replayability value is quite high, so you will keep coming back for more sessions of the game.

6. Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Bridge Crew is one of the most authentic Star Trek experiences that you can have on the PS4. It is essentially a social platform where you can chat with other players and have fun with. If you are looking for a very casual experience, you will definitely want to pick this one up. The game offers cross-platform compatibility which is another big plus as you will be able to play with friends and strangers who are on other consoles or on PC. Non-VR players can join in on the fun as well and play as the Helm, Captain, Engineer or tactician. You can play the story mode with endless replayability value. You can afford to mess around without caring much about the objectives and still have a good time in Bridge Crew.

5. Statik

Tarsier Studios is responsible for some great games like Little Nightmare and their latest VR game Statik is really impressive. You play the role of a research participant who finds himself in unfortunate circumstances and ends up being trapped. It is up to you to escape the contraptions and free yourself. The game is very fun, and you do not need a PS move controller to play with the game’s head tracking being very accurate. If you want to spend time-solving puzzles casually and having fun Statik is definitely a great game to try.

4. Star Wars: Battlefront – X-Wing

The VR missions in Star Wars: Battlefront – X-Wing take up about 20 minutes of your time, and it’s not a game you want to buy if you are looking for a VR experience only. It is simply an add-on for the original Star Wars Battlefront which is one of the most successful Star Wars games till date. You get to pilot an X-Wing fighter plane as you take down Tie Fighters and maneuver your way past asteroids to avoid getting hit. As a whole Battlefront is a game is definitely worth picking up, and the added VR experience is a cherry on top for fans.

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3. Resident Evil 7 VR

The original Resident Evil set in stone a legacy that will never be forgotten by horror fans. The franchise spawned a cult following, Hollywood movies and inspired a number of other horror games to be published over the years. Resident Evil 7 does not involve the incidents from Racoon City or anything or follow any of the plot lines that the previous games have been following. Instead, it is a completely fresh experience where you are out to find your missing wife and find yourself in one of the most terrifying situations in your life. The game is also in first-person, which is something that’s a first for the franchise. The game can be played from start to end with or without VR. However, we strongly recommend leaving VR on if you want a terrifying experience that you will never get. You not only to experience one of the best Resident Evil games ever made but also one of the VR experiences out there. Resident Evil 5 and 6 may have been boring, but the series makes a return with a band with the title and the 18-hour journey that awaits you is going to be truly fantastic.

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2. Farpoint

Farpoint requires PS VR Aim if you truly want to get the full experience as the headset only mode may feel a little clunky. The science fiction game is both terrifying and fun at the same time. However, we do not recommend you play this game if you have arachnophobia as the game is home to a lot of giant spiders that are after your life. You have to go through hideous yet beautiful environments in a VR environment as you take out alien forces who are here to invade Earth. The game follows all the classic tropes of alien movies, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. You can explore the levels at your own pace, and the game never rushes you through the experience and let you do your own thing. The game might not be the longest video game ever made with a storyline that takes about 6 hours or so to through even if you are playing at your own pace, there is a lot of replayability value. Aiming with the headset can be very tricky if you don’t have the PS VR Aim add-on, in which case you will need to be very precise with your head movement to ensure your crosshair is aimed directly on the spiders.

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1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

Skyrim has been the stepping stone for a number of VR games in recent times. Despite its release in 2011, the game has been amassing a cult following that still plays the title till date. The game was re-released with better textures and in VR eventually. At this point, Bethesda has managed to release the title in pretty much every platform out there including the Nintendo Switch. However, the PS VR version of the title is still one of the best if you want a truly immersive experience. To get the full experience, we strongly recommend getting a pair of PS Move controllers. The feeling of swinging a great-sword at your enemy using a PS Move controller with both hands is going to be a lot of fun for you. The game offers hundreds of hours of content, and it is a much better investment if you are looking at the games on this list from a value perspective. The world has been redone beautifully in VR, and you will be completely immersed in the open world as you go around finding assassins, ghouls and monsters. There are a few technical issues here and there that could potentially be addressed, but the game as a whole is an unforgettable experience. If you have already played Skyrim the gameplay experience isn’t going to be as perfect as it was the first time you played it on a console or on your PC, so you may want to go in with an open mind.

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