Playing games on your PlayStation 4 is already fun, but thanks to PlayStation VR headset, you can take your gaming experience to the next level. As the only console-based virtual reality headset on the market, PlayStation is doing what it does best -- delivering a cadre of games that are fun and entertaining with the added benefit of being totally immersive. The following games are the best that the PSVR has to offer so far.
The latest entry in the Resident Evil series is a departure from the norm, but making that change was definitely a good decision. This survival horror game uses first-person perspective to deliver maximum scares. The regular version is scary enough, but being totally immersed in the creepy, derelict mansion just makes the jump scares that much more frightening. Thankfully, you'll still use the PS4 controller to move around and direct the camera, so there's no worry about running from an enemy and accidentally hitting a wall.
This addictive puzzle game may seem easy, but it requires quite a bit of spatial reasoning. The premise is simple: You have a figure made of cubes and have to find a way to fit it through an oddly shaped hole. However, as the levels advance, the figure gets more and more complicated, and you have less time to discern how to position it. The graphics are stunning, the audio is excellent, and the game makes great use of VR by allowing you to look past the figure and plan out how to best rotate your mass of cubes. SuperHyperCube is guaranteed to keep you at the edge of your seat for hours!
Driveclub VR places you directly in the driver's seat, providing a fun and carefree racing experience. You can choose from over 80 cars and race on more than 100 tracks in different locales from Norway to Chile. The VR experience is pretty immersive and allows you to look in all directions. Similar to the regular version, you can play various time trials and event missions, but the races and online multiplayer are what will keep you returning to this title.
A spin-off of the popular survival-horror-interactive drama, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is a literal hell ride that places you on a roller coaster and has you shooting at various enemies based on phobias. Much like its predecessor, Rush of Blood is full of jump scares that in VR are potentially pants-wetting. While you can use the regular controller to blast away baddies, the motion-tracking PS Move controllers are recommended for a smoother experience.
Combining marvelous visuals with great controls, Eagle Flight is a riveting experience. You are cast in the role of an eagle flying through a post-humanity landscape and engaging in a variety of missions ranging from fighting other animals (such as vultures and bats) to building a nest. Use head motions to control your flight and use your controller to adjust your speed and to attack your foes. In addition to mission mode, there's also a fun capture-the-flag multiplayer mode and a free-flight mode.
Get underneath the cowl of the famed Caped Crusader in this fun VR game. Using the PS Move controls adds to the experience, allowing you to use some of Batman's famous gadgets, like the grapnel gun and batarangs. Although Arkham VR's focus is more on detective work (which is stellar, by the way), the game still provides many action sequences, including the ability to toss batarang or two. The game is relatively short, but the story is fascinating and the ability to step into Batman's shoes and move around as him is highly appealing.
If you're a fan of robotic blood sports, RIGS: Mechanized Combat League will be right up your alley. Sit in the cockpit of a weaponized mech and demolish your foes in a variety of matchups, including a death match and a basketball-like match. Each selectable mech has different advantages and disadvantages, and a lot of the fun comes from discovering each RIG's unique abilities. The PS controls are pretty intuitive, and the ability to look around via the VR headset makes for a fun experience.