If you’re lucky enough to have a PSVR 2 headset, you’re in for a treat. Here are the best games you can play on PSVR 2 right now.
We’ve been lucky enough to have a PSVR 2 headset for a few weeks now, which means we’ve dived into a large chunk of its launch library. And, we can tell you, there are some absolute bangers out there. If you’re in possession of a PSVR 2 headset, you’re probably wondering what games are the best. Well, we’re here to tell you.
The good news is that some PS5 games are getting a free PSVR 2 upgrade, so there’s a chance you won’t have to buy anything new to have some fun. There are also some older PSVR games that are getting PSVR 2 enhanced, although some of these you’ll need to pay to upgrade. And don’t worry, there are some brand new experiences, too. We’ve included a mixture below, but these are the games we’ve had the most fun with so far.
As the PSVR 2 library expands, we’ll keep updating this list, adding new games to it as we play (and love) them. But as of right now, these are the best games you can play on PSVR 2.
1. Horizon Call of the Mountain
We’d be remiss not to include Sony’s premier PSVR 2 experience in our round-up of the best games on PSVR 2. Horizon Call of the Mountain really does showcase what the headset it capable of. It looks fantastic, it uses most of its features very well, and it tells an engaging story. Set in the world of the Horizon series, you’re not playing as Aloy this time; rather, you’re in the shoes of a man named Ryas. Expect to do plenty of climbing through the mountains – a nice workout for the arms – but you’ll have the most fun simply messing around with items or using your bow and arrow to go up against giant robotic beasts. It’s all rather epic.
Read our full Horizon Call of the Mountain review
2. Drums Rock
Ever fancied yourself a bit of a rocker? Drums Rock lets you loose on a full drum kit, tasking you to bang away to an array of rock songs. Some of them are even licensed, like Joan Jett’s I Love Rock and Roll. Set in a hellish backdrop, which really sets the scene, the real joy of the game is getting lost in the beat, tapping away at the drums. And it’s one of the easier PSVR 2 games to play, since you don’t need to worry about having much space or moving around. Simply pop your headset on, sit down, and transcend to levels of rock godliness.
3. Kayak VR: Mirage
There are a few different modes available in Kayak VR: Mirage, some more taxing on the arms than others. But at its best, this PSVR 2 experience proves to be a sublime escape to another world. Paddle your kayak through numerous environments and simply take in the stunning sights around you. We found its Free Roam mode to be most enjoyable, but if you want a challenge, you can also engage in some races. But taking it slowly and being wowed at your incredible surroundings is the best way to play.
Read our Kayak VR: Mirage review
4. Tetris Effect Connected
A Tetris game may feel like a strange choice for one of the best games on PSVR 2. But until you’ve played Tetris Effect Connected, it’s hard to explain just how transcendental its VR incarnation can be. Sure, at the heart of the experience is a game of Tetris: essentially the same as it was back in the 1980s. But it’s completely elevated to a new level thanks to incredible visual effects that transport you to a new dimension. It really is unlike anything else, and we can’t get enough of it.
Read our Tetris Effect Connected review
5. Pistol Whip
Like tense, pumping music? Like shooting enemies and dodging out of the way of bullets? If so, Pistol Whip is one of the best PSVR 2 games you can play. This ultra-stylish game is all about rhythm: when you’re in the zone, shooting, dodging and ducking, you’ll feel like a true badass. Take one hit, though, and it might just throw you off. Its levels are short, but mastering them takes some time – and some hard work. Honestly, it’s quite the workout, but we just can’t get enough of Pistol Whip‘s high-octane action. It packs in plenty of modes, including daily and weekly challenges, and so there’s good reason to keep jumping back in.
6. Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded
Here’s another game all about shooting, though one that’s a bit less arduous: you can play Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded sat down if you want (although it’s more immersive if you’re on your feet). Based on the movie, you’ll jump into short levels, shooting your way through zombies, racking up high scores and trying to get a good position on the global leaderboards. There are secrets to be found in each level, too, and weapon upgrades to be earned to make you a powerful zombie-shooting machine. It’s great fun.
Read our Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded review
7. Rez Infinite
A brilliant game in its own right, Rez was one of the highlights of the original PSVR launch line up. Now it’s a part of the PSVR 2’s launch line up, and once again it impresses. This on-rails arcade shooter is enhanced with haptic feedback, and thanks to the PSVR 2’s improved screen, the visuals stand out more than ever. It’s Area X that benefits the most, though; it was mind-blowing on PSVR, and now you get to enjoy it in even more visual splendour. Honestly, it truly is a treat. Rez Infinite is essential if you have PSVR 2, then, and there’s good news for those who already own the PS4 version: an upgrade can be purchased for a small cost.
8. Moss (and Moss: Book II)
Moss was a huge hit when it first released on the original PSVR back in 2018. Now, it looks better than ever thanks to the power of PSVR 2, as does its sequel. Moss and Moss: Book II put players in the role of the “reader”; someone overlooking the adventure of gorgeous protagonist Quill, a mouse on a quest. You’ll need to help her navigate the environment by solving puzzles, engaging in combat and more. But simply observing the world of Moss and its sequel is a delight: it’s like being in the pages of the most beautiful pop-up book you’ve ever seen. It’s a real treat.
9. Gran Turismo 7
Gran Turismo 7 was already a must-play for racing fans. But it’s just received a free PSVR 2 patch, allowing players to literally be in the driving seat. We’ve only briefly dabbled in it, but it takes the experience of GT7 to the next level: being behind the wheel feels incredible, giving you an unparalleled view of the cars around you, letting you feel the bumps and ridges of the road, and more. We’re blown away by how different it feels to playing Gran Turismo 7 on a standard screen, and can’t wait to get behind the wheel of more cars.
Read our (non VR) review of Gran Turismo 7
Thumper is a really hard game to describe, but trust us when we say it’s one of the best you can play on PSVR 2 right now. It’s sort-of a music rhythm game. It’s also sort-of an on-rails shooter. Essentially, players take control of a metal beetle as it speeds along a track. You’ll need to press a button at the right time when you come across certain pick-ups on the track, and you’ll need to correctly lean into corners, jump to avoid obstacles and more. It’s tense, thanks to its fantastic (yet sinister) soundtrack, and it’s an absolute visual spectacle. It’ll leave your heart racing, that’s for sure, but you’ll find it hard to pull yourself away.