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Best PlayStation VR Games

Are you ready to become the Batman?

13/10/2016 14:44

PlayStation VR has officially launched in the UK giving many the chance to try immersive virtual reality games for the first time.

While HTC Vive and Oculus Rift will need you to spend around £1500, PlayStation’s VR headset is a bargain in comparison at just £349.99, of course you’ll need a PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Camera.

Now that it’s out in the wild the next question everyone’s asking is what can I actually play on it?

Well Sony’s done a great job of making sure there are a whole host of launch titles, some excellent, some not-so-excellent.

We’ve spent the last couple of weeks trying out some of PlayStation VR’s launch games and these are our favourites:

  • Batman Arkham VR
    This game might be short, but it fulfils a childhood dream: letting you become the Batman. Made by the same developers who created the incredible Batman Arkham series, this game lets you become both detective and superhero as you solve a crime that's close to your heart. Buy it, play it and then play it again.
  • RIGS Mechanized Combat League
    RIGS is one of the first fully-fledged video games designed exclusively for PlayStation VR. It places you in a futuristic world where the biggest sport involves riding huge mechanised robots around a stadium as you look to score points and take each other out. It's not for the faint-hearted but once you get going this game truly encompasses how VR games can feel truly immersive. 
  • Battlezone
    Battlezone is a remaster of a retro classic. Brought into the modern world the game blends modern technology with the classic polygonal design that has you all warm and fuzzy with nostalgia. Also it's spectacularly fun to play.
  • Eve: Valkyrie
    Eve: Valkyrie is a pure space simulator, letting you take the role of an immortal pilot whose consciousness is placed into a newly cloned body every time they die. It's sadly not the open-world explorer we'd hoped for but its multiplayer is enormous fun and who doesn't want to become a fighter ace in space?
  • PlayStation VR Worlds
    Rather than one single game, PlayStation VR Worlds is a collection of experiences that range from the bottom of the ocean to riding shotgun (literally) in a London mobster's car. It's expensive for what it is (essentially a showcase of what VR can do), but each one is exceptionally well-built and it's a perfect starting point if you're buying someone PlayStation VR for Christmas.
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