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Best PlayStation VR games 2019: Immersive games every PSVR owner needs

Alan Martin Vaughn Highfield
8 May 2019
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Blow the cobwebs away from your PSVR with these excellent games for Sony's VR headset

At launch, PlayStation VR had a threadbare catalogue of games to choose from but now there are almost too many. What's more the layout of the PlayStation Store makes finding the best games to play on the PSVR headset a tricky task.

That’s where our list of the best PlayStation VR games comes into play. We’ve delved through the pages of Sony’s store, giving the latest and greatest PlayStation VR games a good going over to find out if you should spend your hard-earned money on them.

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The best PlayStation VR games in 2019

1. Wipeout VR

Price: £20 | Buy now from Amazon

Available as part of a free update to Wipeout Omega Collection, there isn't a better VR experience on ANY platform that's as good as Wipeout VR. Its no-compromise approach to anti-gravity racing in VR may make some stomachs turn, but as you settle into the action you quickly adjust to the speed of your chosen craft, weaving between opponents and swooping round corners with grace. The whole game is playable in VR making this superb value, to boot.

2. SuperHot VR

Price: £20 | Buy now from Amazon

SuperHot VR is a first-person shooter with a difference – time only moves when you do. Fire a shot, throw an ashtray or wine bottle, it’ll hang in space until you start moving. Your aim is to dodge incoming bullets and punches from simulated enemies while dishing out your own form of punishment. It’s like playing through a bullet-time-filled action movie from the comfort of your own home. No matter how well you do (and it gets very difficult at times), you’ll be having fun. This is what VR headsets were made for.

3. Crisis Vrigade

Price: £4 | Buy now from the PS Store

Yes it’s got a terrible name, but Crisis Vrigade is a cheap and brilliant little game in its own right. It’s intended to bring Time Crisis-style gameplay to the comfort of your own living room, and will have you ducking behind walls and leaning round corners in a surprisingly tense, involving shooting gallery. It’s a little slight (what are you expecting for £4?), but it’s pretty hard and designed with repeat plays in mind. Plus the tiny development team has promised a whole new map and online Co-op as a free title update along the line.

4. Skyrim VR

Price: £30 | Buy now from Amazon

Yes, it's Skyrim (AGAIN), but in VR it's a whole different experience. For those who never tire of venturing into the realm of Skyrim and becoming the Dragonborn, Skyrim VR is almost certainly for you. It may not look quite as flash as the Special Edition that released on PS4 and Xbox One in 2016, but it's far more immersive. It's also the complete game so, alongside Resident Evil 7, it's the biggest PlayStation VR game you'll get your hands on right now.

5. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Price: £15 | Buy now from Amazon

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard harks back to the series’ glory days of exploring a dark and twisted mansion, uncovering its haunting secrets and ultimately escaping with your life. To really up the ante this time around, Resident Evil 7 takes place from a first-person perspective for the entire game. As you can imagine, this lends itself well to VR play and so you can play the entire game from within PlayStation VR. While odd at first, Capcom has done a great job of keeping nausea at bay.

6. Moss

Price: £25 | Buy now from the PS Store

Moss is, easily, the most charming PlayStation VR game you'll come across. Framed from the perspective of a mythical giant looking down onto a world of small creatures, you take control of Quill a mouse adventurer who undertakes an epic journey to rescue her uncle from an evil ancient magic. On your journey, you'll help her traverse her environment by solving puzzles together and taking down enemies in simple, but intuitive, combat. It's really a joy to play.

7. Astro Bot Rescue Mission

Price: £25 | Buy now from Amazon

Almost as charming is Astro Bot Rescue Mission, which is a similar twist on the platform game. You control an adorable little robot that scutters throughout beautiful cartoony environments around you, meaning you have to peer round corners to make the jumps.

8. Tetris Effect

Price: £35 | Buy now from Amazon

Yes, that Tetris. The mechanics are still the same that you remember from squinting at the Gameboy screen in 1989, but playing it in VR is a wonderful out of body experience thanks to the wonderful cacophony of sound and visuals that dance around you as you play. The music and visuals partly match your rhythm and performance which makes the whole thing a wonderful, trance-like experience.

9. Beat Saber

Price: £25 | Buy now from the PS Store

The idea for Beat Saber may sound a bit weird (dancing with lightsabers didn’t even make it into the Star Wars prequels) but it makes for a brilliantly addictive rhythm-action game. As the music plays, blocks zoom into view to the beat of the music. You whack them with your lightsaber as they go past. It’s quite a workout if nothing else, and we defy you not to be grinning by the end of a song.

10. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Price: £12 | Buy now from the PS Store

Anyone who thinks playing VR games is an isolating experience has never played Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. Here the person in VR is tasked with defusing increasingly complex briefcase bombs before they explode. The catch is that they have no idea how to do it and therefore must rely on the other players to hurriedly flick through the game’s instruction manual to discover the best way to defuse the bomb. It’s a brilliant cooperative experience that’ll have you shouting chaotically about symbols, wire colours and serial numbers. You can’t ask for a more enjoyable co-op VR experience.

11. The Inpatient

Price: £18 | Buy now from Amazon

From the same studio that brought us the fantastic Until Dawn and VR title Until Dawn: Rush of Blood comes The Inpatient. Intended to be a fully-fledged VR horror experience, it's certainly one of the more terrifying games you'll play in VR. However, it's not quite as polished as you may like it to be, and it resorts to jump-scares more than you might expect. Still, if you find it cheap and/or want to scare yourself silly, The Inpatient is a good bet.

12. The Persistence

Price: £25 | Buy now from Amazon

Imagine System Shock if it were a roguelike – if you understand either of those nouns – and you’re some way to picturing The Persistence. It’s a stealth/horror/shooter where you have to make your way through a nasty-filled spaceship, making the best of your very limited arsenal. As a clone of the ship’s security officer, the good news is that when you die, you can just be reprinted – and you keep your upgrades too. Too bad the ship seems to have mysteriously changed its layout while you were out...

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