Top five PlayStation VR games 2019
To date, more than 4.2 million PlayStation VR systems have been sold – an incredible feat for a console that has only been available for the past three years.
The popularity of PlayStation VR has led to a fantastic revenue stream for the company and a new way of interpreting the gaming world for the fans. Even more VR games will be released to commemorate this huge milestone, but we take a look at some of the best PlayStation VR games currently on the market.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
A new version of the open-world game that everyone has come to love, Skyrim VR puts the player in the heart of this fantasy game. From the developers – Bethesda Game Studios – Skyrim VR allows players to immerse themselves into a character quest, defeating a dragon who could destroy the world.
This is the first open-world game for VR and gives players the chance to explore different realms, take on dragons, and immerse themselves in the character of a prophesied hero. Using PlayStation Move controllers or the DualShock 4 controller, this game allows players to draw their weapons, build their own houses, and craft their own armour.
Skyrim VR was awarded the ‘Best VR Game’ at the Golden Joystick Awards and has gathered a loyal fan-base. Gameplay videos on YouTube, for example, have clocked up more than a million views.
PlayStation VR Worlds
This is a dedicated virtual reality game that requires the use of PlayStation VR and PlayStation VR Camera for play. One of the original launch games for the VR console, it offers five contrasting experiences. Each has received different levels of praise and criticism, largely due to it being an early release for a new type of gaming.
The experiences include the hugely popular London Heist, which was later expanded into the full game Blood & Truth. Also notable is Scavengers Odyssey which sees players defeat aliens while exploring different sci-fi locations. This adventure came under particular criticism for causing motion sickness and some feelings of claustrophobia.
It just goes to show that VR gaming isn’t always for the faint-hearted.
If you were ever a fan of Habbo Hotel or even Wii Sports, Rec Room could be the PlayStation VR game of choice for you. Users can interact with each other, create communities, and enter different rooms. Each room contains different types of games, including user-generated ones. Games can include Paintball, co-op adventures, and even sports.
Players can customise their own avatars, living spaces, and even host private games. This PlayStation VR game is a lot more personal than others on the market and players can craft their own experiences which can deliver a unique journey each and every time.
Although it can be played without a VR headset, this limits the accessibility of the game. Play it with PlayStation Move to get the full benefit of the game!
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
This game became one of the first completely playable blockbuster games for the world of virtual reality. It’s played from a first-person perspective as the player controls main character Ethan Winters. Known for its eerie setting, gory scenes and survival horror theme, Resident Evil 7 offers a truly terrifying experience.
Throughout the game, players follow the storyline of helping Ethan to find his wife. On the way, players fight enemies, monsters and have to solve puzzles. Before playing this PlayStation VR game, users should be aware of reports of physical discomfort. This is due to the motion and, quite often, fear during game play.
To date, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard has sold more than six million copies worldwide.
The Playroom VR
This collection of virtual reality mini games has proved popular with PlayStation VR users. This game encourages co-op and even competitive styles of play by providing a social experience for up to five players. This game comes free with the VR equipment.
The mini games offer completely different experiences, ranging from Cat and Mouse with the name being pretty self explanatory to Wanted, which is a Wild West themed game that sees the player become the sheriff of a town.
The VR limits and capabilities vary from each game, but The Playroom provides a comprehensive view of everything the Playstation VR can accomplish.
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