Sep 30th, 2016

With the release of the PlayStation VR literally days away, we couldn’t help but come up with some of the games we’re most excited for. Below, you’ll find a small smattering of worthwhile games that we’re sure will define the VR experience on PS4.

Rez Infinite

This is a game that people have been hyping up since it was revealed last year. Rez itself is pretty old. The original game was released for the PS2 and Dreamcast in 2001. Since then, it’s been remade once for the Xbox 360. However, what makes this particular iteration different is that this time, the creator, Tetsuya Mizuguchi, finally has the technology to achieve what he was originally trying to accomplish. As stated in an interview Kotaku, virtual reality is what brought Mizuguchi out of his video game development hiatus.

As for what Rez Infinite is, essentially it’s a psychedelic rail shooter with a focus on rhythmic music. What makes this game so interesting for us is the fact that despite this being a remaster, the extra dimension you get from playing in VR provides the added UMPH needed to bridge the gap between the gorgeous visuals and our reality. It’s safe to say that this will be theĀ way to play Rez.

SuperHyperCube

Here’s a more simplistic title from Polytron and Phil Fish. SuperHyperCube is essentially Tetris that follows a Z-axis rather than the X and Y axis. That is to say that the 3D of PlayStation VR changes the game from one about fitting shapes in a vertical orientation to one about pushing them away from you. We’ve played a bit of SuperHyperCube but our short demo wasn’t enough to satiate our newly-discovered appetite.

This is a game that’s meant for VR. Peeking around your shapes to see what way you need to rotate them for the next hole is fun. The anxious feeling you get as the hole creeps closer and closer to your face before you have the correct orientation is hair-raising. If there’s one VR title we need, it’s this one.

Battlezone

Here’s another one that really sunk its hooks into us when we got a chance to play it earlier this year. Battlezone is a first-person shooter, wherein you play from the inside of a tank. Your objective is to destroy the enemies on the field. Those can be other tanks, flying creatures, or even towers. Basically, kill anything that moves. The objective is simple, but actually accomplishing it is rather difficult. It took us some time to get used to moving our head around the cockpit to see where enemy fire was coming from, but when we were used to it man did it feel good.

Battlezone is going to be one of those games that we’ll probably show our families when they ask what PlayStation VR is all about.

RIGS Mechanized Combat League

Here’s one that we’ve kinda been waiting on since we were kids. Remember the anime IGPX? It was a show where pilots raced around tracks in really agile mech suits. Well, take those suits and change racing to combat and you’ve got RIGS Mechanized Combat League.

What intrigues us most about this game is how frantic it looks. Just looking around in Battlezone made things hectic enough but trying to aim at other pilots who have the same arsenal you do looks like it’ll be a ridiculous amount of fun.

Resident Evil 7

Let’s face it, Resident Evil hasn’t been scary in a long time. The focus on action over horror turned the series from a teeth-chattering adventure into a muscle-filled action game. However, with Resident Evil 7, it looks like Capcom is taking the series back to its horror roots. The demo they put on the PlayStation Store is what really sold us, though. The tension that comes from being in a house where you don’t know what’s around the corner is enough to send shivers down our spine. Add to that the fact that we can play it in VR? There’s no way we’d miss out on something like that!

 

What PlayStation VR games are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below!