We have waited very patiently for PS VR to land in our hands here in South Africa, and we really do not have that long to wait. The VR headset releases here on 24 January 2017 and along with it come tons of games. With the headset being available, it is important to keep in mind what VR games you would want to buy at the same time. There are a few VR games already out for the device, as well as VR games for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but we thought we would make a list of 2017 VR games we cannot wait to play, so that whatever you decide, you will have an abundance of VR games to play with it.
Resident Evil VII: Biohazard
Remember when they canceled that awesome-looking Silent Hills reboot created by Hideo Kojima and directed by the highly acclaimed Guillermo del Toro? Well, it seems that Capcom saw an opportunity to create something just as good, and followed the FPS survival aspect in the latest Resident Evil game. Resident Evil VII: Biohazard is completely playable in VR thanks to the PS VR. We played the demo of the game without VR and we could barely make it through the demo, so we hope we will survive the full game when it releases in late January. It sure to be one of the scariest VR games to release in 2017.
RIGS: Mechanized Combat League
When it comes to VR games and FPS, it is hard to predict just how easy it will be to control the motion in the game as our heads cannot move as fast as we can move the analogue on the controller. RIGS: Mechanized Combat League is one of the fastest VR games you can find that implements FPS mechanics, along with fast-paced shooting game genre. You climb into a massive robot-like suit and fight another team for a ball as you try to make it to the goal in time to dunk it. It is like a mixture of Basketball, and Call of Duty, in VR. This is going to be one of the most creative and exciting VR games to release this year.
Robinson: The Journey
Robinson: The Journey is the closest thing we will ever get to playing Jurassic Park in VR. The game is set on an alternate planet somewhere where life consists of dinosaurs and futuristic tech. As you go about your daily life on this planet, you will come across massive creatures that want to eat you alive, and puzzles that require full use of the Motion Controllers to complete. The game has been created using the CryEngine 4, which is one of the most sophisticated and visually enhanced engines in gaming at the moment, so expect a wonderful world that is not only beautiful to explore, but thanks to VR, ever so captivating. We expect this to be one of the most visually stimulating VR games to release this year.
Batman Arkham VR
Ever wanted to be the Batman? No, really, Batman VR lets you be the Batman as no game ever has before. Batman VR lets you use all the gadgets Batman has like the Batarang, Grapple, and even Bat Vision as you use all the skills and equipment Batman has at his disposal to solve crimes. Think of it like a detective game, but with Batman’s abilities and Utility Belt, to make it even more awesome.
Farpoint could be one of the best VR games heading to PS VR in 2017. The game is set on a barren planet, very similar to Mars and you wake up after an unfortunate crash landing. You now need to explore this planet and kill every alien creature that wants to eat your flesh. The best thing about the game is that the developers, Impulse Gear, have worked very hard to try to bring a shooting experience to life in VR with aiming down sights, no HUD, and realistic movement. When you want to aim down your sights, the closer your controller gets to your face, the closer the gun will appear in the game. You can also reload the gun and even check the amount of ammo you have by lifting the Move Controller to your face in order to see the ammo count. It all sounds very enticing and we cannot wait to see how it all plays out when the game hits VR sometime in 2017.
There you have our five most anticipated VR games of 2017. What are yours? Let us know in the comments below.