So – You’ve bought a PlayStation VR. You could have considered the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive, but you choose to go with the popular best-seller and it’s time to take a look at what games you’re going to indulge yourself with. You couldn’t have picked a better time to get started! These days, there’s VR games all around and the Sony PlayStation Store keeps being updated with the latest content. It can really be a jungle to navigate the best and most entertaining PlayStation VR games. To make it all easier on you, we’re presenting you with what we at VR Today regard as our 5 favorite games you should be playing in 2017:
First up we have RIGS. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to control a massive killer-robot in a football-like tournament arena with a massive crowd of die-hard fans cheering you on as you obliterate your opposing robots? Well, if that’s the case you’re in for a treat with Rigs. This fast-paced game was one of the first titles advertised for the launch of PlayStation VR and it has been a popular first-game choice for many a VR enthusiast. The key selling-point in RIGS is that it encourages you to take your VR to the next level with social gaming. E-sports has grown to be a massive industry with quite a lot of revenue pouring into tournaments and championships worldwide. RIGS is the PlayStation VR’s attempts to popularize the idea of competitive VR.
For the die-hard space-theme shooter fans out there, the PlayStation VR brought with it the sweet sound of dog-fighting laser beam encounters, when it launched with the demo for EVE: Valkyrie. This game is truly a great introduction to VR with its immersive, fast-paced gameplay where you buckle up into one of the three player classes, and participate in an engaging fighting experience that demands your focused attention as a sharpshooter aboard a highly advanced, weaponized spaceship. Enter the fray as either a Fighter, Heavy or Support and undertake your space odyssey with friends you know, or conquer the cosmos on your own. Fasten your seatbelt, ignite your engines and prepare to raise hell as you soar through the skies with your heavy-loaded array of creative weaponry.
The superhero fascination in video games is a trend that goes back almost to the first few breaths of the infancy of the industry. The fascination has caught on with the ever-evolving industry, and has refused to let go. After all – what would the launch of any new gaming console be without a good-old superhero game? If you happen have some DC-comic spirit, and have ever at one point in your life adorned a batman-costume, this VR-based adventure is certainly for you. Zip your utility-belt, and become the Batman as you take part in yet another adventure involving iconic bat-work such as exploring the Batcave, dealing out pain to bad guys, visiting Wayne Manor and venturing forth to a handful of other legendary Arkham locations. It’s no surprise that at the time, Arkham VR won IGN’s “People’s Choice for Best VR Game: 2016“.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
It’s time we brought something crazy into the mix. Up until now we have presented you with an escapade of joyful or nostalgic explorations with VR. It’s time to bring the pain – let’s take a look at a blood-dripping, jump-scary horror-show that we honestly regard as the finest experience for VR yet – if you can stomach it. Resident Evil 7 follows the tale of a man whose long lost love which has been presumed dead has finally revealed herself. Without much further ado, you pack your keys and drive out to the location she has given you. The location happens to be a desolate house in the deep woods.
The destination you finally at to, is more of an abandoned prison than a house – and yet, one with a terrible history of sorrow, horror and tragedy. Resident Evil 7 is a first-person survival horror game where you must utilize every means necessary to survive the dreaded events that take place once you close the door to the abandoned house and pick up your flashlight. This is truly a remarkable game, and if you have anything positive to say about the Amnesia or FEAR-franchises, you will feel right at home here.
Eagle Flight is a comfortable seated experience for the PlayStation VR. In the game you get to soar through the skies majestically as an even more majestic bird – the bold eagle. A 4 hour campaign helps you get started with the game, and takes you through a gorgeous visual journey in post-apocalyptic Paris, where you using gentle movements with your head direct your bird to iconic architectural landmarks of the city of love. Once the campaign is over with, it’s time to take a look at the multiplayer section of the game. Join up with friends as you fight each other fiercely in a capture-the-flag simulation. The game may initially sound like it’s a bit void of content, but the graceful steering mechanism and captivating graphics makes it all the more entertaining, and you quickly find yourself mesmerized by the scenery once more.
The above-mentioned games are what we here at the publication regard as our favorites, and the ones you absolutely must try if you are to get started with a PlayStation VR, and you don’t know what to try first. As the year progresses and new exciting titles gets published by the Sony Playstation team, we will of course be re-visiting this post. If you have any suggestions, feedback or questions let us know in the comments-section below.