The Best PlayStation VR Games in 2018: Dive Into Amazing Immersive Experience

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The Best Playstation VR Games In 2018

Virtual reality or VR is an artificially-generated three-dimension or 3D environment where they can see, hear and experience things like they were in real life. That immersive experience is more rewarding to gamers since they can get to know what it’s like to be a part of their favorite game in a first-person perspective instead of looking at it in two-dimension or 2D.

Sony has recognized the demand for virtual reality, which led them to release a VR headset for their latest PlayStation model, the PlayStation 4. As of August 2018, they’ve sold three million PlayStation VR headsets. The demand for virtual reality games have increased, and more game publishers are coming up with new titles every year.

To play virtual reality games, you have to get a VR headset, a motion capture camera, a pair of Move controllers, an Aim controller for shooting and a large gaming TV to go along with your PlayStation 4. Aside from the equipment, you’d need an actual game to play.

Here are some of the best PlayStation VR games of 2018:

1. Injustice 2 by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (2017) – Fighting

injustice 2 game batman

Injustice 2 is the recently released sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us released in 2013. In Injustice 2, Batman is rebuilding the world along with members of an alternate Justice League years after the downfall and imprisonment of the former dictator, Superman. However, a band of new villains calling themselves The Society poses a threat to Batman’s restoration efforts. Batman and his team of superheroes try to stop The Society from unleashing widespread chaos.

Available modes:

  • Single player:
    You get to take on the role of Superman, Batman, or any of the various playable characters. You can customize your character, change your outfits, use weapons and collect loots.
  • Multiplayer:
    You can also choose to battle along with your gamer friends in multiplayer mode. If you’re going to do this at home, you need additional VR headsets.

If you’re going to play Injustice 2 with your kids, they should be at least 13 years old as the game has violent and suggestive content not suitable for children.

2. Moss by Polyarc (February 2018) – Adventure / Puzzle

moss game virtual reality

If action-packed fighting VR games for PlayStation isn’t your thing, you can opt to play an adventure-filled one instead like Moss that takes place in a fantasy land contained within an old tome. You have to help a cute female mouse named Quill defeat a fire-breathing snake named Sarffog and save her captured uncle by conquering various traps and solving puzzles.

Available mode:

  • Single player:
    You can take on the role of The Reader, a spectral figure with a masked face and a hovering orb. However, you can choose to interact with Quill herself.

If you want to play Moss with your kids, they should be at least ten years old and above as it contains a mild violence.

3. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes by Steel Crate Games (2016) – Puzzle

keep talking and nobody explodes game

The game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes aims to fulfill any dreams you may have of being part of a bomb disposal unit. You and anyone else you’ve invited along to play it will have to defuse bombs consisting of several modules. The catch though is that some of those modules are difficult to disarm, and all other players who haven’t volunteered to defuse the bomb itself can’t see it.

Available mode:

  • Multiplayer:
    Only with one of you will be taking on the role of bomb defuser and the rest relegated to reading out defusing instructions from a manual.

If you want your children to take turns as the bomb defuser in Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, they should be at least ten years of age as the said game also contains mild violence.

4. Astro Bot Rescue Mission by Sony Interactive Entertainment (October 2018) – Platform

astro bot rescue mission vr game

Directly based on one of several mini-games for Sony’s The Playroom, Astro Bot Rescue Mission lets you take control of its protagonist, a robot named Captain Astro, using the DualShock Controller. Your mission is to find and rescue Captain Astro’s fellow robots who became scattered across different levels in the said game after their spaceship got hijacked – though you’ll have to fight enemies and boss villains along the way.

Available mode:

    • Single player:
      Captain Astro is the only playable character.

Captain Astro and his fellow robots might seem toddler-friendly at first since they all look cute. But the ESRB – or Entertainment Software Rating Board – has given Astro Bot Rescue mission an E10+ rating for mild violence. Any of your kids below ten years old will have to skip the said title until they’re of the right age to play it.

5. I Expect You to Die by Schell Games (2016) – Puzzle

i expect you to die game vr

If you love watching spy-themed movies, I Expect You to Die might be the perfect PlayStation VR game for you. In the said game, you have to overcome various traps set upon by the head of an evil corporation. However, each trap has a specific time limit; go beyond that, and you’ll die as promised.

Available mode:

  • Single player:
    You get to take on the role of a secret agent with telekinetic powers.

Like most of the other PlayStation VR games listed here, I Expect You to Die has an ESRB rating of E10+ as it contains mildly violent scenes as well as alcohol and tobacco references. If any of your toddler kids want to play it as well, they’ll have to wait until they’re already ten years old.

Conclusion:

Virtual reality has gained enough traction in the gaming community that several titles letting gamers have an immersive experience have come out since. So if you already have a PlayStation 4, but you don’t know which games to play with your VR setup, you can consider getting yourself any of the titles listed above or even choose one that isn’t in there as long as you get to enjoy it from start to finish.

 

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