Yep, we’re milking this one for all it is worth. But it’s all good fun and hopefully it’ll be of some use to PlayStation VR owners looking to get the most bang for their buck with the current PSVR sale on the North American PlayStation Store.
So, you’ve got a PSVR headset. You’ve got some money left because you managed to get one of those cracking limited-time deals. What games should you buy? It’s not such an easy question to ask, unfortunately, given that many gaming sites don’t bother to cover PSVR news, nevermind reviews. Well we here at Pure PlayStation are different. We’ve got your back. We love you. Creepiness aside, here are our recommendations:
Dick Wilde – Regular Price: $14.99 – Sale Price: $7.99 – Pure PlayStation’s Review
Yes, it’s a simple shooter at first glance, but it is a heck of a lot of fun. You’ll need to have a couple of PS Move controllers handy as the DualShock 4 is no use to anyone with this game. If you’ve got a PSVR Aim controller, you’re in business. Be warned: Dick Wilde will get you moving – lots – so make sure you’ve got enough space to duck, dodge, and weave while you’re blasting animals in the face with your hillbilly arsenal.
Batman: Arkham VR – Regular Price: $19.99 – Sale Price: $7.99 – Pure PlayStation’s Review
You get to be Batman. Isn’t that reason enough? It’s a little on the short side in terms of the game’s main narrative, but there’s plenty to see and do with Riddler’s pesky puzzles. Plus, it just looks amazing. Definitely play using a couple of PS Move controllers if you can, but a DualShock 4 will do in a pinch.
DriveClub VR – Regular Price: $19.99 – Sale Price – $5.99 – Pure PlayStation’s Review
Don’t go into this one if you’ve not yet acquired your “VR legs” as you’ll be throwing up on your first lap. But for $5.99, this is an absolute steal. The graphics have naturally taken a massive hit from the original release but it’s a fine example of immersion over graphics. Whack a fan on in your living room, direct it towards your face, then stick your head “out” of your car’s window for level 10 immersion. You won’t regret it.
Arizona Sunshine – Regular Price: $39.99 – Sale Price: $19.99 – Pure PlayStation’s Review
Ever watched The Walking Dead and screamed at the idiots being munched on by the biters? Think you can do better? Well you’re welcome to try in Arizona Sunshine as you embark on a journey of self discovery, love, and – nah, you just shoot zombies and try not to die. It’s decent with a DualShock 4 controller, better with the PSVR Aim controller but, surprisingly, it’s best played with the PS Move wands with teleportation to get around.
Eagle Flight – Regular Price: $39.99 – Sale Price: $11.99 – Pure PlayStation’s Review
Ubisoft’s fetish for all things eagle-related seemed a little silly, but that all changed once we played Eagle Flight. It’ll give you wobbly legs at first, but stick with it and you’ll be rewarded with a remarkably lengthy single player campaign as well as a pretty darn amazing multiplayer, providing you can find a game. Hopefully the sale will do its job and get more people playing this gem of a game.
Megaton Rainfall – Regular Price: $15.99 – Sale Price: $11.99 – Pure PlayStation’s Review
This one was already cheap as chips to begin with, but at $11.99 there is no reason not to turn your living room into your own personal superhero fantasy land. Or world. Or universe. Megaton Rainfall basically turns you into Superman with the ability to fly around the entire planet and beyond to take on the forces of evil and save people. It’s simple, sure, but it’s an absolute bargain at this price.
I Expect You To Die – Regular Price: $24.99 – Sale Price: $7.49 – Pure PlayStation’s Review
We’ve all wasted a few minutes with those silly escape room games on our smartphones while waiting for an appointment or whatever, but this is much more than that. OK, it’s basically the same, but you’re a secret agent and you’re going to die if you don’t escape. And it’s in VR, so naturally it’s all the more better than those daft phone games. You can run through the game in just a few hours, but at the sale price of $7.49 you’re more than getting your money’s worth.
Farpoint – Regular Price: $49.99 – Sale Price: $29.99 – Pure PlayStation’s Review
The first PSVR game to really make use of the PSVR Aim controller (the game was built around it, to be fair) deserves to be played by just about every first-person shooter fan. It’s got everything you need: decent graphics, a decent story, and top-notch gameplay that is taken to the next level with the PSVR Aim controller. Honestly, you’re doing yourself a disservice by not using the PSVR Aim rifle.
Resident Evil 7 – Regular Price: $29.99 – Sale Price: $23.99 – Pure PlayStation’s Review
The first full-on AAA game that offered full compatibility with PSVR was Capcom’s Resident Evil 7, of all games. Some may find the drop in graphical quality to be too much, but for PS4 Pro owners this is a must-buy if you’re looking for an immersive, shit-your-pants-scary VR experience.
SUPERHOT VR – Regular Price: $24.99 – Sale Price: $18.74 – Pure PlayStation’s Review
This writer’s Game of the Year 2017, no more needs to be said. It’s amazing. Simply amazing.
And that’s our ten picks from this sale. Naturally there are many more great games, but if you’re strapped for cash and can only buy a handful of PSVR games in the sale, these should be on your shopping list. Or at least that’s what I think.
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