The best PS VR games
The choice of this title is not surprising as the possibilities it offers are extensive. Of course, you have to invest in it in order to take it in hand, but the number of possibilities is unlimited, both by the elements it makes available to you and by access to content created by other players. Of course, it does not leave you without resources thanks to the many explanatory texts and tutorials present.
First presented as a demo, Astro Bot is now enjoying its own adventure. It is an opportunity to push the stories of our little robot further. The studio is also effectively using VR to revisit the platform game by bringing a new dimension to it with a very good use of perspective. Everything is done in a pretty and endearing universe where boss fights mingle with reflection to navigate the different levels.
Pistol Whip combines the codes of Beat Saber and Superhot into a rhythm-based FPS that works like classic rail shooters. Its main difference? Precision is secondary, only speed and dodging skills matter. The set delivers immediate fun and will allow you to burn a few calories in the process as the pace is sustained.
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How did we make our choice?
Choosing a video game based on its cover is far from being an efficient technique. Fortunately, with the advent of the internet, testing is much more accessible and it is much easier not to be fooled by a pretty picture.
However, between the reviews of testers and players, there can be huge differences. We have therefore decided to take into account the opinions of both parties based on the Metacritic and Senscritique sites.
We also considered in the equation the average of our reference sites in terms of video games, namely: Jeuxvideo.com, Gamekult, IGN and Gameblog.
Once we collected all these values, we calculated an overall average while analyzing the main reviews that had been made on each title in order to present you the best games of the moment.
|Editor’s choice||Become a mouse … or its god||To take full eyes … and ears!|
|Stop looking for the game of your dreams, create it! This is what Dreams offers by presenting itself as a sandbox allowing you to develop all kinds of activities and adventures.||Browse the dioramas of this adventure tale by playing both Quill, a little mouse, and a god who accompanies him in order to carry out his quest: to save his uncle.||Originally present on DreamCast, this game asks you to browse a digital network to deliver Eden, a computer entity created to fight against cybercrime.|
Dreams arises as the ultimate sandbox game. Here, it’s not just a question of creating a world or a story but of designing a game, an adventure, from A to Z!
Indeed, the title provides you with a wide variety of powerful tools designed for creation. Thus, you have the opportunity to bring characters to life, to develop scripts but also animations, music and the world which will serve as the basis for your creation! The possibilities are almost endless as long as you take the time to fully understand the ropes.
Moreover, to help you, a single player mode introduces you to how the game works and many tutorials and explanatory texts are available to make your craziest creations. Of course, you also have the option to share your creations with the community, discover new ones and, who knows, maybe find that idea you were missing to finalize your masterpiece.
On the other hand, it is unfortunate not to have integrated a collaborative learning system, where the most experienced could have helped the novices… It will therefore be necessary to fall back on forums or online tutorials to progress.
This adventure takes you to the world of Moss. In the company of Quill, you can discover enchanting settings with careful artistic achievement. We advise you to observe them from all angles as they are so full of details.
We quickly notice that the studio behind this title offers an excellent use of VR by offering a new way of approaching the platform game. The whole is wrapped in an excellent soundtrack and a worked narration which give all its meaning to this tale thought for all the family.
But back to our little mouse! Quill is an endearing character that you will control with your DualShock 4 controller in a mix of adventure and puzzle game play.
Moreover, for this second genre, you will benefit from an interesting gameplay trick: you act in parallel like a god who can directly influence the environment in order to help our hero to slip between the different stages of his journey. . Everything remains intuitive, which allows you to have a lot of fun … So much so that the adventure seems too short and that we would like a few more hours of play.
In summary, this is a great adventure game for young and old.
Prepare your eyes and ears, because this game gives pride of place to sensations, especially with virtual reality. It breaks all the codes of traditional video games to offer a rail shooter with an atypical realization where a wireframe universe (representing a digital network) mingles with omnipresent electronic music, influenced by the action.
Using your helmet, you must target the enemies that appear all around you to complete your mission: save Eden. All of this offers you unique sensations, quite far from more classic games. The immersion is reinforced by a worked soundtrack mixing techno and electro.
The universe and the bosses are clearly worth the detour but we leave a special mention to Zone X, entirely produced under Unreal Engine 4, which shows all the potential of this title and which even makes you want to be entitled to a second opus. On the other hand, prepare your cervicals because they will be strained.
Either way, whether you’re a staunch defender of Rez or discovering it for the first time, go for it!
|The best of must-haves||The action in bullet time||The Jedis get to music|
|Astro Bot Rescue Mission||super hot VR||Beat Saber|
|After a violent attack on your ship, you must travel through different worlds to find survivors while repairing your vehicle. Of course, this research will not be easy.||You play as a computer enthusiast who obtains, via chatroom, a cracked version of the software superhot.exe and who quickly realizes the quickly addictive nature of the game … Without being able to detach himself from it.||Close to a guitar hero in concept, this game allows you to arm yourself with your lightsabers to browse its tracklist by cutting the blocks that are sent to you.|
Featured as a demo on The Playroom VR, Astro Bot returns in this full game. He makes full use of VR to bring a new dimension to the platform game by exploiting the perspective even more than Moss, a pioneer of this genre.
Here, the camera is completely detached from our dear robot and allows us to really feel the size of the elements of our environment (like this huge robot, straight from the Iron Giant). As a bonus, the change of point of view on the route to follow continually modifies the grip of our hero which contributes to a whole variety of situations.
The title is made up of 5 planets, subdivided into 4 levels with their own identity. The whole is served by an endearing graphic paw and offers a simple recipe that is constantly renewed.
On each of these planets, you will have to find about twenty of your compatriots to face the boss and be able to escape to your ship … Finally, what’s left of it!
The only flaws that we can blame it on are a correct soundtrack without being transcendent and a somewhat too short lifespan (4 to 6 hours).
Ultimately, many consider Astro Bot to be a classic in the making. Not to be missed, then!
Superhot, directly inspired by the Matrix franchise or by Max Payne, is making a comeback in VR. Originally designed as a classic game, it shows itself here in its best light!
The gameplay blows a breath of fresh air on FPS with a simple system: if you stop moving, time stops, allowing you to predict your next move. The strategic side of it is central and dodging and anticipation is necessary to survive, as every hit can kill you. It is therefore strongly recommended to take the time rather than rushing into the heap.
VR reinforces the immersion in this game and makes everything more physical, even if the freedom of movement is reduced compared to the game with the joystick (only a 1 m² area can be used for movement).
The resulting sensations are incredible and we quickly find ourselves having fun twisting to avoid the next blow. The artistic direction and the careful level design add an icing to this already very appetizing cake.
In the end, the only flaw that stands out, as with any VR game, is the too short lifespan of the adventure.
With Beat Saber, the Jedis get to music. This title combines a rhythm game with lightsabers to put you to the test. Like a Guitar Hero, you will have the choice between about seventy songs (including DLC), ranging from Digital by Imagine Dragon to Holiday by Green Day and High Hopes by Panic! at the Disco.
The gameplay is intended to be very effective even if your physical condition will be severely tested. Indeed, it is not a question of remaining static and being satisfied to strike the elements which appear but also to avoid obstacles and to type in a very particular direction!
There are many variations that allow you to play with the decor and fully let go of the choreography, so make sure you have room around you.
The atmosphere in itself is special and varies from one level to another, which avoids having the feeling of starting over again at the same point. We would still have appreciated that these changes also take place within a level, but this is clearly not prohibitive.
Ultimately, if you want to let off steam in VR, Beat Saber is what you need.
The best PS VR games around
|The best of the moment||Escape from your workplace… or disappear!||Welcome to Mustafar|
|Pistol Whip||Budget Cuts||Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series|
|In this fast-paced rail shooter inspired by John Wick action movies, you must combine precision and dodge in order to eliminate as many enemies as possible in your path.||Play as a robot working in a company whose employees tend to disappear without leaving a trace. Your goal? Escape at all costs.||Captured by the Empire, you must help Darth Vader’s troops find an artifact on the planet Mustafar to allow this Sith Lord to bring his beloved back to life.|
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Straight inspired by Hollywood action film trailers, this title uses the codes of Superhot and Beat Saber to offer a rhythmic rail shooter.
Thus, we find our character who must go through different tables and eliminate as many enemies as possible. The path is drawn automatically and your role is to aim and dodge. Here, precision is secondary and the gameplay relies more on speed.
The set is particularly dynamic and will still require a little warm-up before you embark on the adventure.
Unlike conventional rail shooters, the freedom is quite wide: you yourself choose which enemies to kill, regardless of their order. The notion of rhythm, based on music, is above all marked by their order of appearance and their positioning.
You can choose to complicate it or simplify it using the available modifiers that allow you, for example, to have two weapons or remove aim assist.
Of course, this will have a positive or negative impact on your score and scoring enthusiasts will enjoy repeating the different levels to get the best result.
When it was released, the title only contained 10 but new ones are regularly added, at no extra cost.
Budget Cuts takes all the elements of the stealth game and applies them in VR to give you an exhilarating and very enjoyable game.
The story is pretty straightforward and you quickly find yourself walking through the hallways trying to avoid the security guards who are looking for you to kill you.
The freedom of approach is quite well thought out and allows you to play infiltration and sneak into false ceilings or force the passage by rushing towards your enemies to eliminate them using one of the objects to your disposition.
The whole offers a rather exhilarating result both for the discretion that it requires of you and for the adrenaline rush when you have to flee because you have been spotted.
The gameplay itself is perfectly suited to VR with intuitive and easy-to-use controls. The whole delivers pleasant sensations but we regret the absence of a touch of madness, which leaves a taste of too little once the adventure has passed.
Vader Immortal offers an unprecedented adventure in the Star Wars universe. This original story consists of 3 one-hour episodes using the license codes.
Thus, we find the classic patterns with a droid full of humor, creatures all more impressive than each other and, of course, lightsabers. The result is a well-written and rhythmic adventure which contains some beautiful moments of directing, even if at times the development of the plot is quite predictable.
The whole is presented as an interactive film, well served by its gameplay based on contextual actions and the use of lightsabers but also of force. The sensations are there with an interesting handling and some quite pleasant actions (like returning shots with your saber!).
However, the fights are not very technical and the patterns, once discovered, are quite simple. Fortunately, we avoid the pitfall of excessively long action sequences. They are interspersed here by the scenario but also by small interactions to advance the story.
In parallel, a challenge mode is also present. It lets you take on waves of enemies using specific techniques like lightsaber throwing without leaving out the use of force to unlock, for example, new weapon skins.
The title unfortunately sins on its lack of precision, due to the use of PS Move. It takes the form of an experience rather than a full-fledged game.