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This PSVR bundle deal is the perfect way to get started in PS4 virtual reality

Alan Martin
31 Dec 2018
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Everything you need to get started in VR

Still on the fence about virtual reality as a gaming, uh, game changer? Don’t be. Once you’ve tried virtual reality games, you’ll instantly see what the fuss is about, assuming your taster isn’t a free app on a Google cardboard headset.
 
The best way of testing the waters is on PlayStation 4 via PSVR, which neatly sidesteps the need to have a super-powerful PC on top of the additional Oculus Rift or HTV Vive hardware. In short, PSVR is a lot cheaper and probably 80% as good as its PC-based rivals. 

And it’s got cheaper, too. While the headset alone once went for £349, The Game Collection is now selling the headset, the camera, and a bunch of games in one tasty £169.95 bundle.
 
Technically there are six games in the box, but it’s best to think of them as two: VR Worlds and Astro Bot Rescue Mission. The former contains five minigames, designed to give you a taste of the kind of experiences that can await you. The latter is a standalone game in its own right, and a very highly regarded one. A PSVR exclusive, Astro Bot is currently averaging a score of 90% on Metacritic, with no reviewer dropping lower than the 75% mark.

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That’s a good way of starting your PSVR experience, but having played a fair bit myself, here are a few other tips to bulk up your collection. First of all, Move controllers are optional, but they do make certain games a lot more immersive. You'll need two of them, and The Game Collection sells them for £33.95 each here.

Superhot VR is the single greatest VR experience I’ve played, and can be bought for £15.99 from GAME. WipEout: Omega Collection is supposed to be marvellous, and can be purchased for £13.99 from Base.com, too.
 
A few non-VR games have been successfully ported over and are worth a look too. Doom VFR (£11.86) is a fast-paced FPS that should get your pulse racing, while Bethesda’s enormous Skyrim RPG can also be picked up for £19.99. Finally, if you want to be truly unnerved, the whole of Resident Evil 7 (£9.99) can also be played through in VR...
 
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