We all enjoy the thrill of getting scared from time to time. This is why horror movies, games and books are so popular, but they can’t provide the level of immersiveness virtual reality can. Actually feeling like you’re there in the story and environment can potentially be more terrifying than any other medium. So why don’t we check out some of the best VR horror games that have come out so far.
Do you like dungeon crawlers. If you said yes, then great, this game is just for you. Just a few things to take note of first. You don’t have any weapons, so hiding is your only defense. Also whenever you enter a room there is a chance you might encounter a horrifying monster that wants you dead or a trap, which isn’t capable of conscious thoughts, but I’m pretty sure it wants you dead as well. The levels are procedurally generated, so mapping down where everything is isn’t an option. To top things off, your only source of light is a lantern which you have to feed oil to or it will go out leaving you covered in darkness.
The good old childhood memories of standing in front of the TV, shooting at the pixelated ducks and getting pissed at the dog for laughing at me when I missed. Duck Season brought all those cozy feeling back, until I realized the mutt wanted to kill me just as much as I wanted to kill it. The game starts out all innocent looking, but slowly things start to seem off. For example, the dog from the game starts stalking you in your home and murders your mother. That’s not the only outcome though, there are 7 different endings, also there are a few mini-games to enjoy.
3.The Brookhaven Experiment
You’re trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic overrun with horrific monsters. Sounds fun, right? That’s the setting of The Brookhaven Experiment. The game is a wave shooter where accuracy is key, since you don’t get that many bullets, and they don’t replenish between waves. Also, most of the environments are quite dark, which means that you have to rely on your ears and flashlight to detect enemies, but you have limited battery as well. You get to buy upgrades between waves and areas, and trust me, you certainly need them for the later stages the bigger monsters come.
Wilson’s Heart takes a more psychological approach to horror. You take the role of Robert Wilson who wakes up in a decrepit hospital and soon finds that your heart is missing, replaced by a weird orb. As you traverse the building it becomes obvious that something supernatural is involved. You find other people along the way, all with their own reasons as to why they’re at the hospital, and have to survive together against the horrors you encounter. The game shows how effective VR horror can be even without jumpscares.
5.Resident Evil 7: Biohazard VR
Out of all the Resident Evil games, Resident Evil 7 is the one most concentrated on the horror part of Survival Horror. With its eerie atmosphere, terrifying enemies and characters, heavy feelings of isolations, and just overall great presentation I’d say that it’s one of the best horror games to come out in recent years. And then we got the Resident Evil 7: Biohazard VR edition. Just like the original, but now all those terrifying elements are glued to your face so backing away from the screen is not really an option. Also, it’s much longer than other entries on the list, so there is quite a bit of fear and enjoyment to be had with it.