Horizon Call of the Mountain
An immersive adventure based in the futuristic post-post-apocalyptic Horizon Call of the Wild and Horizon Forbidden West gaming worlds is Sony’s top-tier PSVR 2 exclusive title. The more linear Call of the Mountain focuses on activities like climbing, shooting a bow and arrow, and traversing large mountain ranges. Amazing graphics are used. It’s a must-have to demonstrate the capabilities of the PSVR 2. Even innocuous uses for eye tracking and headset vibrations exist.
Gran Turismo 7
This racing game looks amazing with PSVR 2. However, keep in mind that GT7 doesn’t work with the Sense controllers, oddly: You need to use the Dual Sense controller (which has some pretty great haptics and force feedback anyhow), or one of a number of supported steering wheels. Sony’s acclaimed game also received a software update that adds VR support in-game. The sole VR content is the races; the rest is 2D. Yet, the races look incredible; this is a requirement to demonstrate how stunning PSVR 2 games may appear.
Resident Evil Village
Not everyone like being afraid in virtual reality, and I generally don’t either. I’ll make an exception for Resident Evil Village, a free PS5 update that turns the full survival-horror gothic game experience into a remarkable PSVR 2 first-person experience. The beautiful HDR OLED display on the PSVR 2 makes everything on screen look breathtakingly lifelike. This game makes good use of the Sense controllers for shooting, collecting goods, and unlocking doors and latches. This is the most cinematic experience available for the PSVR 2 right now, second only to Horizon: Call of the Mountain. And yes, you will probably panic a little.
No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky had previously been a remarkable PSVR title and an ever expanding game of unlimited space adventure. It’s quite amazing how similar the free PSVR 2 upgrade for the PS5 version of the game feels to the way No Man’s Sky previously operated in VR. The entire game, including the most recent Fractal 4.1 update, which provides an absurd amount of game for the money, is playable in virtual reality. The game also seems to work well with the Sense controllers. It’s worth trying only to experience flying into space and stepping foot inside a ship for the first time.
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge Enhanced Edition
A remastered version of one of our favorited Quest 2 games was released on the PSVR 2, and at moments it truly feels like a brand-new adventure. On the planet Batur, where Disney’s Star Wars theme parks are based, expect a first-person shooter that plops you into the wilds. With the PSVR 2’s haptics and force-feedback triggers, weapons and tools resonate realistically, and the settings look fantastic in higher-contrast HDR.
These charming and difficult puzzle platform games have been on our top VR games list for a long time. While your mouse-controlled hero explores little, diorama-like landscapes, you are in control of them. These games play similarly on the PSVR 2, except they have considerably crisper visuals. In comparison to other PSVR 2 launch games, the sit-down and play approach is less physically demanding, making it a fantastic choice for kids to test out provided you’re nearby to supervise them and they’re intrigued about virtual reality. (The cost for Moss Book 2, the most recent game in the series, is listed below.)
Visit a peaceful island in a cartoon where the locals are… a huge sea monster with tentacles. Your arms will feel like tentacles as you grab and throw objects in this fantastic game from Devolve Digital to solve puzzles. The PSVR 2’s excellent haptics make the tentacles feel even more authentic, and it is amusing and endearing. Also entertaining is simply throwing things around.
Tetris Effect: Connected
Yeah, Tetris is available in VR. The hypnotic music and graphics of Tetris Effect Connected have long since won us over. It has been around for years (including VR versions). Try it out on PSVR 2 for the following reason: These ambient effects shimmer like never before on the HDR display. A respectable attempt for some immersive, meditative Tetris, with additional bonus modes also included. For anyone who currently owns the game, the upgrade costs $10.