Although the PlayStation VR was released a few years ago, it seems like there is currently greater anticipation surrounding it.
This is due in part to the fact that it is now quite affordable, with a number of bundles selling for just under $50 less than the original PSVR model. In addition, because of Sony’s partnerships, the PlayStation VR has likely produced the best virtual reality game library of any device to date, resulting in games that are just unavailable elsewhere.
We’re Here to Help You Get Set Up, Find the Finest Games, and Perhaps Add a Few Useful Extras if You Recently Unwrapped or Bought Yourself a Sony Play Station 4-Powered Headset
1) Connect It
We understand if you just opened your PlayStation VR box and sighed heavily since there are many cords and a complicated setup. Fortunately, you’ll become an expert very quickly, although the initial setup could take some time.
You most likely own the updated PlayStation VR model, the CUH-ZVR2, which has a totally solid Processor Unit and has the power button on the headset itself. The power button of the original model, the CUH-ZVR1, is located on an inline cable remote control, and the Processor Unit features an unusual sliding design. Although the models’ functional variances do exist, their fundamental design is substantially the same.
2) Purchase the Top Games.
Only a small number of PlayStation 4 games are compatible with the PlayStation VR, but over the past two years, Sony has amassed a decent collection of games. If you need a lot of choices, check out our extensive list of favorites.
Here are five of the best new PlayStation VR games that have been published in the past year or so if you prefer to stick with the cutting edge.
(£23) Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
One of the most praised VR games on any platform to date, Sony’s most recent exclusive seemed to appear out of nowhere. It’s just a genuinely fantastic 3D platformer that also supports virtual reality play, giving some of the challenges a distinctive feel without taking away from the game’s fundamental platforming mechanics.
(£30) Tetris Effect
It’s a little surprising that Tetris of all video games would make a great VR application, but that’s exactly what Enhance, Inc. managed to do with the Tetris Effect. Although it has dreamy backgrounds and music that complement the gameplay of stacking blocks and clearing lines, it is still fundamentally a classic puzzler. Tetris Effect is fantastic on TV, but it’s even better in virtual reality.
(25 GBP) Beat Saber
Beat Saber is a very frantic rhythm game where you swing lightsaber-like swords to crush blocks that represent beats and notes. Beat Saber is perhaps the finest reason to spend money on PlayStation Move controllers. Who cares if you appear foolish as you move your body to the music? It feels fantastic.
A fantastical story about a little mouse navigating a big world, Moss is a lovely little jewel. Her movement around the environment will be under your control, and you’ll stop occasionally to solve puzzles. The chaptered format cuts everything down into manageable, bite-sized bits. This one enchanted us, and it’s likely that you will as well.
(£15) Blood & Truth
Blood & Truth is similar to a classic action movie, but you’re living it rather than just watching it. This game’s original London setting is full of large set pieces, and it has some of the best gunplay and visuals we’ve yet seen in a PSVR title. Additionally, it is aimed squarely at mature gamers, unlike the other all-ages games featured.