The best PlayStation VR games for your shiny new headset

Big names and indie titles for Sony's PS4 accessory
The PlayStation VR games to play first

The PlayStation VR launch is here and Sony has done a nice job at getting indie devs on board alongside big names like Ubisoft and EA.

We've now published our full review of the PlayStation VR review, which should be your next logical destination. We'll be continually revising this as new games and hardware appear between now and the holidays.

Read this: PlayStation VR tips and tricks

PS VR's accessible price of $399 should help the company make a killing by the end of 2016, with preorders proving popular. There's also various launch bundle where you'll get the headset, PlayStation Camera and two Move controllers along with PlayStation VR Worlds and a Playroom VR digital download.

The below list is very much a work in progress with games that we've played pre-launch up top and everything else that's coming following on from that. Some are PS4 titles which now have a VR mode, some were built specifically for virtual reality. Let us know what you're playing in the comments and we'll update this with post-launch games too very soon.

RIGS Mechanized Combat League

RIGS sounds a little nutty at first. Through a combination of drivable combat robots, basketball and major league sports elements, you get a first-person multiplayer shooter that will likely be popular on Twitch. You're in a seated mech cockpit, which suits VR, and you turn your head to aim. There's deathmatch and football modes and 24 RIGS to choose from - you've just gotta get through that 30 minute tutorial (ugh) first.

$49.99 | Amazon

Batman Arkham VR

Be the Batman in VR – what more sell do you need than that? The new Arkham game from Rocksteady Studios, which said Arkham Knight would be its last, sees you exploring iconic locations like Wayne Manor and the Batcave, focusing on Batman's skills as a detective.

There's comic book-style murder mystery, a slow pace and dark psychology but there's only about an hour of gameplay to complete. Also, there's an amazing bit at the start of the game where you get to put on the Batsuit while admiring yourself in the mirror.

$19.99 | Amazon

The London Heist (VR Worlds)

Set in London's gritty criminal underworld, this is one of the five experiences in VR Worlds. TheLondon Heist allows you to use the PlayStation Move controllers in both hands for added realism, so you can duck for cover, hang out of windows, smoke a cigar and manually reload your gun with clips. Putting on your own cockney accent while you 'top' bad-geezers is totally optional. There's only about 20/30 minutes of gameplay, it's a shame we won't get more, but it's still worth checking out.

Free (with PlayStation VR Worlds - $40) | Amazon

Tumble VR

Away from the action is puzzle showcase Tumble VR. Play with DualShock or Move controllers (the latter are more helpful) as you stack objects of varying weights, mirror laser beams around a course and demolish groups of 3D shapes. You'll need a steady hand and some patience. Single and multiplayer, this is oddly relaxing. Cheap, too.

$9.99 | Amazon

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EVE: Valkyrie

This multiplayer space shooter from CCP Games had a bit of a headstart as it's been in development for a few years. Also on Oculus Rift, EVE: Valkyrie is a fast-paced dogfight set in the EVE: Online universe. You can play against headset wearing friends in short, fun sessions, swap ships and try out capture the flag modes. Plus, dying in this game is kind of magical. Just be warned - motion sickness might set in after a while.

$49.99 | Amazon

Rez Infinite

A PS4 remake of Sega's psychedelic rail-shooter Rez – a cult classic originally on PlayStation 2 – now includes VR support as well as upgraded graphics. With gameplay that might not last you more than an hour, you may think the price is high but you won't feel shortchanged. The combination of intense, abstract visuals and music here is hard to beat in terms of immersion. A must download.


Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

Definitely one with the scares and lols factor, stick one of your mates into this first person survival shooter on the difficult level and watch them jump. We don't want to ruin too much but if you're scared of clowns, zombies or old timey theme parks, give this a go for some VR thrills.

$19.99| Amazon


Taking the 'original' VR first person tank battle Atari game and 21st-centurying it is certainly a bold ambition but this is goddamn fun. The motion is slower, because it's tanks, which reduces motion sickness, the blocky graphics work well with PlayStation VR's tech limitations and there's both a campaign and co-op modes for your money.

$49.99 | Amazon


If you want a 'quick go' of something and you're into football/soccer, you'll probably quickly get addicted to Headmaster as three quarters of the UK Wareable team has already. It's a simple task of heading balls at (sometimes moving) targets, bombs, around 'goalies' etc that gets trickier and is one of the easiest to pass around to play. It's a bit odd launching your head at a virtual ball at first but you'll soon get the hang of it.


Super Stardust Ultra VR

Now, here's a VR port you can get into - just remember Sony advises breaks every hour. Arcade shooter Super Stardust has nine classic 'god view' modes as well as a special Invasion Zone VR mode that puts you in a cockpit shooting down enemies and picking up power ups and weapons while avoiding space debris. The best bit? You'll happily replay it again and again to get that high score up.

$20 | Amazon

100ft Robot Golf

We couldn't miss 100ft Robot Golf from No Goblinout. It does what it says on the tin, really. Four players can urban golf, as robots, at once because it's all just crazy and silly – plus if big old buildings or other robots are in your way, the idea is that you smash them down to take your shot. Not an essential buy but silly nonetheless.



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This is primarily a gaming accessory but it's worth checking out launch apps including Within - a high quality library of social and entertainment, 360 degree videos - Allumette, an exquisite VR animation which is Move compatible and Invasion! a fun Pixar style short.

There's also David Attenborough and the Natural History Museum's excellent experience First Life VR. They're all free and available to download alongside Hulu, Kismet, Littlstar VR Cinema (Discovery, Nat Geo, Disney) and Vrideo.

Coming soon

Here's what to look forward to - many of the games below will be out by Christmas so you might want to save some money for this little lot.


A fresh VR game from SF based Impulse Gear, Farpoint is an exploration and survival game set on an alien world, post crash landing. From what we've played so far it's a pretty basic FPS, but what makes it so awesome is the new PS VR Aim controller you'll be playing it with. The one-to-one tracking makes it feel like you're really using a gun, and whether or not Farpoint turns out to be any good, it'll be important as a showcase of the Aim controller's potential. No confirmed release date yet.

Resident Evil VII Biohazard

Capcom is hyping up the scare credentials of the latest Resident Evil PS4 game in VR mode as escalating "the unsettling feeling of presence to a level that horror fans have never experienced." It's set in a derelict plantation mansion in modern day times, and while we won't spoil anything, the demo alone is damn creepy. You can play the demo on PS4 right now without VR, but we'd recommend waiting to try it with the headset - it's worth it, especially for a particularly neat found-footage sequence. This one's due on 24 January 2017.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

How excited you'll be about Ubisoft and Red Storm's Star Trek VR game depends on how much you want to fiddle with Federation starship controls and well, how much you're into Star Trek. Down with both? Proceed. What's especially cool is that this is a four person co-op that sees you and your mates taking on different characters. Launching this autumn.

Star Wars: Battlefront X-Wing VR

Star Wars Battlefront is perhaps the most exciting title Sony snagged. Announced at GDC 2016 and teased a bit more at E3, the game will be heading exclusively to PS VR. Further details on the gameplay are scarce apart from a glimpse of an X-Wing cockpit. However it's to be expected that folks in VR will be able to join in with regular console players and it will be free for the owners of the PS4 game.

If it's anything like the Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine experience on HTC Vive or better, we can't wait.

Final Fantasy XIV

"For us, there can be no going back." This may actually be the case after entering this new, reborn realm. FF XIV is only the second MMORPG within the Final Fantasy series, so bringing it to virtual reality is a huge deal. With all new scenery and mounts on VR, we can certainly expect some unique side quests. That said, from the looks of E3 2016, it's more of a DLC experience than a fully-fledged game.

Eagle Flight

Ubisoft's experimental VR demo is now an official PlayStation VR title. Assassin's Creed fans got super excited about this as Ubisoft used what looks like the Paris of AC: Unity, but the games publisher has categorically said that this isn't that series for VR.

Instead, it's a third-person game/experience of well, flying as an eagle over the city streets of Paris. Plus Ubisoft reckons very few people who tried the demo experienced any discomfort.


This is a PlayStation exclusive from Highwire Games and it looks damn interesting. You play as a girl controlling golems, via your eyes and movements, while creeping through ancient ruins filled with treasures.

The devs say that the aim of the game is to make you feel the power of controlling these golems. It's an interesting mechanic and we can't wait to see where they take it.

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin

The PS4 game Psychonauts, about psychic secret agents, is coming to the PlayStation VR as a standalone experience that's another exclusive for the platform. According to Double Fine Productions, the VR game is set at the end of Psychonauts and designed to set up the narrative and plot threads of the sequel, a wedge of new material in between the full games.

Ace Combat 7

Namco Bandai's arcade flight Ace Combat series comes to the PS4 and VR with photorealistic graphics, authentic and futuristic aircraft to choose from and – no doubt – familiar dogfighting action.

Robinson: The Journey

In Crytek's new title you take on the role of a boy who has crash-landed on a breathtaking planet. The demo we played took us on a walk through a jungle that required puzzle solving, while also lifting some of the tech of Crytek's rock-climbing game The Climb. As we explored, a robotic companion named Robin guided and informed us, providing hints during some of the game's more puzzling moments. Oh, and did we mention the 50-foot dinosaur?

Dead Secret

As a journalist eager to make the headlines, you will embark on a journey with mysterious occurrences – all to find out who murdered Harris Bullard. This is the first horror title released by Robot Invader and you'll be looking to unravel the clues behind the mystery, using virtual reality to your advantage.

Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo has been a Sony exclusive, as well as a huge hit, for years and that doesn't seem to be changing any time soon. With the use of virtual reality, the legendary racing game can be taken a step further, and will feature FIA Gran Turismo Championships to give you a chance to get your head in the race for your favourite car manufacturer or home country.


Pollen has been built with VR in mind and the visuals look stunning. It's a game in which you explore Titan – Saturn's largest moon. Obviously, being in deep space alone, a few things are bound to go wrong.

Additional words by Charlie Davis.

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  • Beery says:

    Since none of these games are even close to being out yet, I have to wonder how much money Sony is giving you for this fluff piece?

    • j.stables says:

      What an odd conclusion to draw from a round up of games that's heading to such a groundbreaking device. We also have similar articles for Oculus et al...

    • 2makeasplash says:

      Sony know more about game development than virtually any other company- please don't prejudge until Sony VRs launch- then you can make an informed decision!

    • Matthewsmeier says:

      You're an ass. This is a list of games to be launched and the better of the ones already out. How the fuck can a list be a "fluff" piece? Pull your head out of your ass and stop being such a contrarian.

  • McCatAlpha says:

    I found this very infromative and interesting.

  • 678tray678trayT says:

    wow i want one if you have a damaged one may i have it please the graphics are raw 

    • Scrubkilla says:

      Get a job, parasite.

  • dmc2020 says:

    Can you have 2 VR headsets on one ps4?

    • LinckG says:

      No, 1 headset per PS4.  I think the idea is each player has a PS4 and you join your friends online to play.  Besides, it uses the camera to see where you are looking.  It would be dangerous to have to sit that close to another VR player.  You wouldn't be able to see each other IRL.

  • CloudThought says:

    I would buy it if it was sold separate and could be used on pc because I don't use the ps4 and never will, they should think about that, and if it sold for the same price they might get more sells.

    • ppilutoo says:

      U don't know how prices work for consoles do u? Sony is selling it so cheap for ps4 because it is getting zero profit from PS vr, the reason is simple if they sell it cheap more people will buy it. Once many people have PS vr the demand for vr game on ps4 will increase n developer will pay money to Sony to sell games for PS vr, this is where Sony will make profit. Sony will nt get any profit from developersiif it sells it on PC.

      • Matthewsmeier says:

        Sony has already come out saying they are selling them at a profit. They would be complete morons to make a possible multi million unit product a fucking loss leader.

        • jaygarcia says:

          They are selling them at a profit in this case. Console developers such as Sony, usually do take a loss on console type hardware. In order to make up for that they sell accessories such as controllers at huge mark ups. Not to mention that they receive money from 3rd party games and make even more off the games they develop. This falls under the accessory category and as they've stated, they are selling them at a profit.  Your rude comment looks worse on yourself with your lack of knowledge.  Do a little research next time you feel the need to attack someone.

  • CloudThought says:

    if I owned a Ps4  I would have a use for it, unless it is useable with the PC they should think about that. They would definitely get more sells.

  • Skorpyn says:

    Lol Battlefront is PS VR or even PS exclusive. They did say they are remaking Battlefront for the VR but by no means is it exclusive. Sony has a way with words that people who don't actually listen/read what they say get confused.

  • neiljbp says:

    I know this will sound silly to you good folks who love gaming, but I heard about three to four years ago, that VR would include the ability to walk around art galleries and museums and take a genuine trip around the solar system or wider universe, in an authentic way and nothing to do with gaming or shoot em ups or being scared half to death.

    Which VR platform will cover these options or will they not really exist now after all. I have no real interest in gaming and never have, but maybe there will be something in it for me.

    I prefer simplicity and cables and bits and bobs everywhere and new computers and thousands of pounds will not do it for me.

    Any thoughts will be really appreciated.

    • SteveLillis says:

      You'll most likely only find those experiences on PC (HTC Vive/Oculus Rift).  At the very least, you'll likely see them on PC first as the console market is a smaller target for educational products.

    • jamesVR says:

      Try HTC vive or samsung's GEAR VR. Also Oculus rift. Those are dedicated VRS which can be gamed on, but aren't designed for it. They have things like what you're asking for. It requires some investment, but nothing new is cheap.

    • Randompanda says:

      there might be apps for musams for those phone based vr headsets but that won't occur until vr is regulerized into society but they already have things that are pretty amazing on them

    • Bearofkratos says:

      I have the Samsung vr , was free with my s7 and must say I enjoy it a lot. I also am a die hard gamer on PlayStation I enjoy not being tuned out of the world when gaming , my wife enjoys watching some of my role playing , strategy and horror games ..sometimes even takes controller  but, I will not purchase this. For 1  A good bit of these games mentioned are free on android App Store , this is solely for PlayStation so it's $400 that you hope doesn't fail and they stop making the games and your stuck with a very expensive paperweight . The Samsung VR works with your phone and yes even Apple phones I found out recently. You can explorer a lot of things in vr as you asked the solar system, museums , learning videos .etc. if you didn't get the vr for free look into it, only $99 new

      • Matthewsmeier says:

        They aren't even comparable. There are already enough solid titles to make this a good purchase and they are predicting # of units to be on the millions. You're way off but keep playing with your phone.

  • itxubi says:

    want gta5 to be compatible on PS VR

  • vikramasia says:

    Another small article on psvr describing it in simple words

  • trentmeister says:

    when do we get to have virtual sex?

    • Poopscoop says:

      only if your sad and lonely ^

      • jeremiahfolly says:

        doesn't understand sarcasm ^

  • Mitwit says:

    I'm an old dinosaur and am not into these type of games. Any chance a generic golf game like WII Resort happening?

    • JaxonH says:

      being a Nintendo franchise it won't, but, PS has Hot Shots Golf which, could, feasibly, make it to VR. I think VR pool is coming so...

  • govind_dhera says:

    What’s inside of The PlayStation VR Box? Unboxing PlayStation VR

  • DariusWelds619 says:

    I own the PSVR, i actually got it for free from #TacoBell, but anyways the PSVR is a good platform to start off of for Sony. Its cheaper then the other too dogs but also is meant for gaming. The only downside i have is there isnt a dedicated storefront for VR games and videos yet as from what i can see. I downloaded video apps and watched a couple its fun. Its debatable for top spot but i think the easy set-up and user friendly guide is a win in my book. Ive only experienced the Samsung VR with a phone, and now the PSVR. Either way, im about the fun of it. Its fun. 

  • Twat says:

    But what about origin games? Which of these vr headsets supports etc. upcoming Battlefield 1 if they are making that game to be playable on vr.

  • Kellykelly says:

    I am thinking of getting this for my 8 year old son for Christmas, just wondering if he will be able to play the PS4 games with it that he already has and also is would it be suitable for his age. Thanks.

    • j.stables says:

      No to existing games and I'm not sure it's recommended for 8 year-olds. Worth looking into on that front.

    • foodrage says:

      Sony said its not suitable for children Under 12 because Vr can make peoples sick.

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