PSVR is Sony’s proprietary VR ecosystem built on the PS4 hardware. I’ve had it since launch (although several pieces of equipment were stolen) and had a chance to try a lot of the available content.
As of 2018, here are the best PSVR games so far.
10. Robinson: The Journey
In Robinson: The Journey, you play a boy living in an escape pod on a planet filled with dinosaurs. It’s an immersive experience that shows off what PSVR is really capable of. Robinson is a great entry-level VR experience for anyone wanting to see what it’s like.
9. VirZoom Arcade
If you want to exercise while gaming, Virzoom’s bike controller is the way to do it. You pedal and move when connected to your PSVR system to control a tank, Pegasus, race car, and more in a series of mini games. You feel motion in the pit of your stomach playing this one, so be warned it can be extremely immersive.
8. Arkham VR
Who hasn’t ever wondered what it would be like to be Batman? Arkham VR makes that dream come true, giving players a taste of what a dark knight in the life of Bruce Wayne is like. Don the batsuit and solve the puzzles before things get really difficult.
7. The Playroom
One of the more endearing games on Nintendo’s Wii was Raving Rabbids, which was filled with mini games and minions. The Playroom has a similar feel and is a must-play for anyone who needs a gateway game to get a friend into VR.
6. Arizona Sunshine
There’s no shortage of zombie shooters in VR, but Arizona Sunshine is my personal favorite. Perhaps it’s because I’m from AZ and can relate to the subject matter. But critics also generally agree this FPS is top-notch.
5. Superhot VR
If you ever wanted to be the star of an action movie, you’ll appreciate the mechanics involved in Superhot VR. It’s a glimpse into what virtual reality will be in the next decade and one of the most fun experiences on the platform so far.
4. VR Worlds
VR Worlds came in the PSVR release bundle and is a mixture of mini games and demos that are very replayable. The shooting gallery in London Heist is a personal favorite of mine, and the shark attack experience is a great way to introduce noobs to VR. If you see a copy of this game anywhere, pick it up.
Thumper is easily the most immersive rhythm game this side of Guitar Hero. It’s an experience like nothing else and is endlessly replayable. This game sets the bar for what all future VR releases are if the platform is to survive.
2. Virtual Rick-Ality
Virtual Rick-Ality is my favorite VR experience to date. It’s the perfect way to satiate your tastebuds while waiting for a new season of the popular show. It’s also a very refined game that makes use of the technology to create an interesting and entertaining game.
1. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Resident Evil has been serving up digital horror in video games for as long as you need to remember. The experience is extra terrifying in VR. Even the kitchen launch demo is a bit much. If you love a scare, this is an ultra realistic game with tension, suspense, and jump thrills that are sure to make you sweat, no matter how much you tell yourself it’s just a game.