Are you looking for a good way to spend Halloween in the comfort of your home or do you just love horror? If you own VR glasses, I recommend that this year instead of some terrible movie take advantage of the opportunity and experience an unforgettable horror experience firsthand.
The horror genre definitely profited from the emergence and development of virtual reality (VR). Today, this is precisely why you can experience action and fear like never before, all from the comfort and safety of your own home.
In this article, I will recommend 5 quality VR horror games that will certainly not leave you indifferent.
The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners
Saints and Sinners is a VR adventure in the Walking Dead series. The Saints and Sinners story is set in the ruins of zombie-ridden New Orleans. Since it’s a VR game, it’s very different from previous The Walking Dead games. This time you’re fighting and sneaking around to survive while solving an interesting mystery that encompasses the entire city within iconic city neighborhoods and all in the first person.
Through out the story, you will encounter other survivors who can either help you on your journey or become dangerous enemies. You can also help them or you can be ruthless and take away everything they have. The choice is entirely yours. However, keep in mind that anything you choose has consequences.
While other zombie games may not have been able to strike a good balance between spookiness and the all-out fun of ruthlessly killing zombies, The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners has definitely worked.
We can’t talk about VR horror games without mentioning Phasmophobia. It is a unique co-op game in which you take on the role of an investigator of the paranormal and explore various haunted localities in search of supernatural beings and entities. The beauty of this game is that each player takes on a certain role in the team. Some, thus, will explore creepy locations using various ghost hunting equipment and supernatural creatures, while others will provide support from vans.
Those of you who have enjoyed PT (demu of the canceled Silent Hills game) will definitely enjoy Phasmophobia since both games provide a similar experience. In the game, you walk through an abandoned house armed only with a flashlight in search of something important, while the game slowly plays with your senses. In VR, this is extremely scary because you know that eventually something terrible will come for you. And you’re right. Something terrible lurking in the house with you. Eventually, they will find you.
Phasmophobia is available on Steam.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted
The creators of the famous Five Nights at Freddy’s series, Steel Wool Studios, did the unthinkable and made a version of the game for all major VR glasses. And you’re trapped in a dark ghostly restaurant where you’re haunted by ghostly animatronics. This probably doesn’t sound all that scary, but Five Nights at Freddys definitely hasn’t become an iconic horror classic for no reason.
VR glasses bring a new level of fun and immersion to this classic horror game. It will surely make you wonder how you ever played it without them in the first place.
The perfect game for fans of Alien movies and dead space series, Cosmodread is definitely a game you don’t want to miss. It’s about a creepy sci-fi game where you’re trapped inside a damaged spaceship. It’s up to you to fix key parts of the ship. In this you will certainly be hindered by numerous specters that hide and lurk in the dark corners of the ship.
As you try to repair the ship, you’ll need to find the bullets and various supplies you need to defend yourself. The beauty of this game lies in the procedural generation. No two games will ever be the same.
The Exorcist: Legion VR
And finally one of, without a doubt, the scariest VR games to date. In it, you take on the role of an investigator looking for answers after a series of strange events that begin to happen in one church. The game is divided into multiple episodes and culminates in the final stage moment that is certainly worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster horror film. The whole game can be completed in a matter of hours, but it is full of tense moments and gruesome moments and scenes.
The port of this game for Quest is slightly visually lagging behind compared to vr glasses that use a computer to work, but the difference is really small, the game is still extremely playable and of high quality. It’s definitely one of the best VR horror games. If you like horror movies but can’t decide, we’d definitely recommend trying Exorcist.