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Christmas 2017 Gift Guide: PlayStation VR (PSVR) games

We recommend the best PlayStation VR games to buy this Christmas.

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One of the hottest Christmas gifts this year is the PlayStation VR headset for PlayStation 4. Anyone getting one of those for Christmas is also going to want some compatible games to play.

We’ve picked ten of our favourite PlayStation VR games below. All of these need the PlayStation Camera as well as the headset in order to play them. We’ve listed the accessories that are required or optional for each title.

Stay tuned to EF for more Christmas Gift Guides for gamers.

Batman: Arkham VR

Requires Move Controllers: Yes
Age Rating: 18+

Players can step into the cowl and become Batman in this VR experience from Rocksteady Studios. Experience Gotham City through the eyes of the World’s Greatest Detective in an all new Arkham mystery. Essential for Batman fans.

 

Dick Wilde

Requires Move Controllers: Yes, best experienced with PS VR Aim Controller
Age Rating:

Step into the shoes of Dick Wilde, a pest control specialist. Venture into the swamps with a variety of crazy custom weapons and teach the pesky critters a lesson. A great game to show off the optional PlayStation VR Aim Controller.

Check out our Dick Wilde review to see what we thought of the game.

 

DOOM VFR

Requires Move Controllers: No
Age Rating: 18+

DOOM VFR brings you face to face for a frightening fight against an onslaught of demons through the UAC’s facility on Mars and beyond. Witness the true power of your weapons in virtual reality as you blast bullets or lob grenades at enemies. Whether new to the series or a veteran demon slayer, you’ve never experienced DOOM like this before.

 

Gran Turismo Sport

Requires Move Controllers: No, but best experienced with a racing wheel
Age Rating: 3+

If you’re buying for a fan of driving or racing games then there’s no better gift than Gran Turismo Sport. Stunning visuals and super realistic, the game is even better with a PSVR headset. The ability to look around while driving takes the realism and immersion to a whole new level. Simply amazing.

 

Farpoint

Requires Move Controllers: No, but best experienced with PS VR Aim Controller
Age Rating: 16+

Crash land on a hostile alien planet and fight to survive. Farpoint was developed exclusively for PSVR and is the best shooter available for the platform. The game is best played with the PlayStation VR Aim Controller.

 

Resident Evil VII

Requires Move Controllers: No
Age Rating: 18+

One of the best Resident Evil games in years is now fully playable in PlayStation VR. Take the role of Ethan Winters, meet the creepy Baker family and search for your missing wife Mia. Scary fun.

 

Rez Infinite

Requires Move Controllers: No
Age Rating:

The ultimate version of Rez is a thrilling journey of sights and sounds and shooting action, remastered and upgraded for PlayStation 4. With PSVR you can experience 360 degrees of mind-blowing synesthesia as you blast through waves of enemies and massive transforming bosses, with colors and sounds that sync and blend to the beat of Rez’s legendary techno soundtrack. Seriously impressive.

 

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Requires Move Controllers: Yes
Age Rating: 7+

Bridge Crew is an essential title for Star Trek fans. Take the role of Captain aboard your own starship. Give orders to your crew, travel the galaxy, rescue people and fight Klingons. It’s tough to master but very rewarding the more time you put into it.

Check out our review of Star Trek: Bridge Crew to see what we thought of the game.

 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

Requires Move Controllers: No
Age Rating: 18+

One of the best games of all time has come to PSVR in time for Christmas. Skyrim VR reimagines Bethesda’s fantasy masterpiece with an unparalleled sense of scale, depth, and immersion. From battling ancient dragons to exploring rugged mountains and more, Skyrim VR brings to life a complete open world for you to experience any way you choose. Skyrim VR includes the critically-acclaimed core game and official add-ons – Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.

 

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

Requires Move Controllers: Yes
Age Rating: 18+

Head back to the world of Until Dawn for a terrifying roller coaster ride. The game was specially designed to showoff PlayStation VR. Be aware, it’s currently free for PlayStation Plus members.

 

Are you getting a PlayStation VR headset for Christmas or buying one as a gift? Let us know your favourite PSVR game suggestions for Christmas in the comments below.

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