The VR industry is at a point where the technology is a bit more stable and developers are creating native VR experiences.
These take full advantage of the medium, with games leading the way. Fans of nearly every genre have excellent choices and should find a couple of games of interest in our roundup.
Ace Combat 7 is yet more proof that cockpit VR makes for some of the most compelling and immersive content out there at the moment.
The audio, meanwhile, is a complete assault on the senses, seeking to overwhelm you with the roar of engines and the rattle of gunfire.
The game’s VR mode, which is exclusive to PS4, will consist of five missions that should last you around three hours, compared to the main game’s 21 levels.
The VR mode will feature unique content, though, and will let you feel like you’re really sitting in the cockpit of an elite aircraft.
Transpose – VR Puzzle Game That Bends Reality
Transpose is the type of VR game that can’t really be explained or shown very well, as it needs to be experienced to really be experienced. In Transpose you’re an ethereal being with the ability to clone yourself and create Echos.
When you create an Echo, that avatar will carry out all of the actions you did — exactly as you did them — like a pre-recorded version of your past self. The trick to Transpose is that solving its 30+
puzzles is all about synchronizing your Echos in the correct order to complete the level. In practice, it feels a bit like Braid meets Portal with all of its time-bending and creative puzzle solving.
The first 17 minutes of Farpoint
Farpoint is a showcase title for the PS4’s VR capabilities and the first game to use the PS VR Aim, a gun-shaped controller specifically designed for first-person shooters.
Sony says the VR Aim is capable of tracking player movements on a 1:1 scale, which creates a more realistic feel to the game’s shooting mechanics.
In Farpoint, you must survive deadly enemy encounters while traversing a dangerous alien environment in an effort to discover what happened to the rest of your research team.
Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a action-adventure game developed and published by Rockstar Games. The game is a prequel to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption, and the third entry in the Western-themed Red Deadseries.
Set in 1899, it follows the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang, the fall of Dutch Van der Linde, and also details the time of a young John Marston in the same gang.
Red Dead Redemption 2 was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26, 2018.
It was universally acclaimed by critics, who praised the story, characters, open world, and considerable level of detail. The game generated $725 million in sales from its opening weekend, shipping over 17 million copies in 12 days.
Developer Polyarc really uses VR to the maximum here for world building, upping the stakes.
You’re a little, adorable mouse with a sword exploring an enchanted wood. It’s hard not to fall in love with Moss’ charm, it’s even harder not to appreciate how it diversifies the PSVR line-up.
“A small step for a mouse, a giant leap for VR” 9/10 – Polygon
“Moss is a flawlessly crafted experience starring a character that absolutely deserves to be the face of modern VR” 10/10 – VRFocus
“There are three VR rigs in my home, but I haven’t touched them in over a year. ‘Moss’ was good enough to change that.” Waypoint
Resident Evil 7
Capcom brings the scares in the latest episode of the Resident Evil franchise, and with a VR mode now in the mix it’s quite possibly the most terrifying one yet.
The game can be played from start to finish with the PS VR headset on, and unless you’re worried about ruining your new pair of pants, we suggest you do.
Zero Caliber (Steam VR)
Zero Caliber VR is a first-person tactical shooter developed by XREAL Games exclusively for premium Virtual Reality headsets.
The story brings the player to a dystopian United States in the not too distant future where physics-based interaction combined with hyper realistic weapon handling and stunning graphics will make you feel like you’re physically part of the action.
Fight either alone, or with your friends throughout the whole campaign, which is fully playable in Co-Op.
Action-oriented story, gripping gunfights, realistic weapons with an on-the-fly swappable attachment system. Immersion like you’ve never felt before in a VR military shooter!
Project Cars 2 for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
Project Cars 2 straps you into the driver’s seat in a realistic, circuit racing experience. The game recreates the sensation of real-world driving down to the
last detail, from breaking assistance systems to the positioning of your hands on the steering wheel. You can even disable the HUD if you want to go for absolute realism.
The visual and environmental effects of Projects Cars 2 are what make it stand out.
War Dust for Oculus Rift, Vive, Windows VR
With 64 soldiers on the battlefield, War Dust will take you into the largest online battles that have ever been made in VR featuring a huge arsenal of guns and vehicles. Solidarity, rivalry, cooperation, confrontation: enjoy virtual reality from a new perspective.
War Dust offers a modern combat game that allows you to pilot helicopters, drive tanks and ATVs, or just head into battle as an infantry unit.
Also, thankfully it’s possible to play it seated with no issues so if you’re a seated player, another great reason to snatch this one now.
Defector for Oculus
Defector is a spy action VR game from the Wilson’s Heart developers (Twisted Pixel Games), but what really makes it special is that it feels like a second generation VR game.
The premise is that you’re the ultimate super spy. Defector draws clear inspirations from movies like Mission Impossible.
Overcome impossible odds and survive certain death scenarios in the undercover spy thriller that VR has been waiting for. You’ll need every advanced weapon, cutting-edge technology and deceptive tactic in your arsenal.