The words survival-horror alone can automatically bring some of the best memories from movies and games for many. Trying to survive with what you have while the horror seems to be closing in on what may be your last breath. It can be fun to watch on your favorite screen or even when playing your favorite character in a game. But the moment you step into the genre in VR, the fun can easily be twisted to take you on… Read more.
Escape Into Your Reality
Have you ever read a story or saw a movie where the narration just pulled you in? What about a narrative game where you just couldn't stop trying to reveal the details of the story? Narration can add a lot to what is being told if done right. But what if you could visit a place where mysterious creatures could roam and in this place a secret so big where the sanity you trusted, may not be what you thought… Read more.
The forest is dark, full of the unknown. But there are the stories that have been told, but no one has found the truth. Maybe you can change all of that, but you will have to look at things not in the same way, but maybe from a different perspective in order to get the answers that you seek. But you will need to meet the one called Baba Yaga. The tale that is told is that Baba Yaga can… Read more.
Being an intergalactic gladiator would be an interesting profession. Traveling through space and being able to do the job most would not even think about or possibly want to even try. There is something about that freedom of sorts that can really help clear your head. There are pros and cons to everything, but what if you were on the ship and you crash-landed on a planet. Do you think you would be able to survive the elements or worse,… Read more.
Imagine having a reputation as an intergalactic gladiator. Space and all that is around it is yours for the taking. The battles you would have, the flights that those young gladiators in training can only dream of, and the ability to come back and to tell the tales as only you can. It would be a glorious life to live that is for sure. But does Developer Llyr ap Cenydd show us what it's like to crashland on an alien… Read more.
You have heard the tales, the story of life after death. But what really happens. What happened at that place, to him...to they might be a great mystery. But it's that place has a presence about it. One that you should not enter...that you cannot enter. It's a place full of evil and full of spirits that you know that you shouldn't have entered. I have to wonder why I didn't listen. Why I did what I had to do.… Read more.
That voice. I can't see it, but I can hear him, one Dr. Finnegan who owns the estate. The one that conducts all the experiments. But something happened...something that I am not sure who I am supposed to help. I awoke in this body fit for a doll constrained to this wheel chair machine.But I don't think I am alone in this place...this abandoned place. I don't know how I got here, why I am here, or even who I… Read more.
This island feels like nothing else I have seen. Like it's been preserved. Almos in a way that it was meant to be seen from afar to give the illusion that it was abandoned. But I can tell from the air, from the way the waves crash against the rocks that there is something special about this island. Something that doesn't want to be disturbed, something that wants to be forgotten. But for whatever reason, it is alive, this island… Read more.
The mission was calculated to be a success, but something happened. Something on this spaceship is not right. It's like something is inhabiting this ship as if the worst nightmares possible are coming alive? There is not much light other than a few electronic components and my flashlight. I must try to explore this ship as there has to be a way to survive. But it's almost like every turn is changing and not like how it should be. They… Read more.
My life, at least to me, is filled with this vision of beauty. One that I have crafted to perfection some would say. My house here, the one that you are visiting has this sort of inspirational value to it. But you just might want to be careful where you point your camera as what you thought you were taking a picture of may not be the result you would have hoped for. Sure, others may know only part of… Read more.
When you think about the words such as Vampire, Werewolf, or even World of Darkness, what comes to mind? Maybe it's the horror aspect of it all. maybe it could mean a different life waiting for you to make it yours, or maybe it's the pure fantasy of it all. Entering a world where things may not be as they seem is something that has always intrigued me in a way that Virtual Reality opens its doors and invites us… Read more.
One of Skydance Interactive's best titles is about to receive a new mode for the Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 version called The Trial. The mode that has already come out for PlayStation VR and PCVR that is known as the Meatgrinder Update is making its way to the Oculus Quest platform. In this mode, waves of walkers will be coming at you and rewarding you points based after each round depending on how well you did, the attacks,… Read more.
When one enters the afterlife, one will have many questions. But if you are the spirit of the dead, can you even be terrified? Get ready to take on the role as that spirit where you get to hold specific Wraith powers at you disposal that will only grow as long as you are not afraid to keep going and progress through the horror. But it's within these doors, the doors of one Barclay Mansion where you are the one… Read more.
You thought you new this town. You thought you had it all figured out in the sunshine of Arizona. But area of Grungy, the one full of old trailers is about to become the spot that you might just wish of being surrounded in, but it just might be the one place where you and your friends can have that hope of survival for just a little bit longer. So when it's you and up to four others, will you… Read more.
Imagine being in a building that usually would be full of calm, normalcy, and work. But what if it was all a trap. What if the more you tried to survive, the environment around you toys with your emotions and well being? The time is the early 20th century, just after the Spanish Flu epidemic. The building that you are in, just happens to be built by the head of a mysterious cult? But the day everyone was looking forward… Read more.
Think about the name Blair Witch for a moment. What comes to mind? The woods, the year 1994, what about the footage found on the camcorder or even the fear of the unknown? To me, it's all of those along with the mythology of Ely Kedward and how she was accused of luring children into her home to draw blood and then found guilty of witchcraft. Then, towards the end of 2019, the game Blair Witch came out which many… Read more.
One of Virtual Reality's horror games from The Walking Dead has been unleashed. Get ready to face the horrors as you travel through the walker-infested New Orleans. You will need to fight your way through, make decisions, and survive each day that you can. Features include: Explore New Orleans in a free roam survival horror adventure.Battle against hordes of undead for the highest score in The Trial.Scavenge for anything that you can including weapons, food, tools, and clues.Be wary of… Read more.
Think about the Earth and as many resources it provides for everyday life. The water, the plant life, and even the animals all provide resources. But imagine if all of it was gone and the mission was to fund a new source, but in doing so, things turn out worse than possibly thought. Would you be able to handle the outcome no matter who may become a victim in its wake? So does Developer ELIOT show what's it's like to… Read more.
Halloween is shortly upon us and when you think about your Halloween traditions, what comes to mind? Haunted houses, trick or treating or what about scary movies. Some may say pumpkin patches or Halloween parties. All of those are great traditions for so many reasons for so many people. But because of the pandemic, some of our traditions might have to be altered in one way or another. But what if the horror was just a door away? What if… Read more.
Since the launch of Survios' The Walking Dead Onslaught, the feedback was received, calculated, and answered with the most recent Combat Rebalance patch. So what does this patch do and how will it help your experience? Check out the features: 1) Significant Ranged Weapon Combat Overhaul All ranged weapons have been tuned to allow for one-hit kills to the brain at close range; less damage is dealt to the jaw and significantly less damage is dealt to the neck and… Read more.
The paranormal is an interesting by itself. The thought of ghosts and spirits haunting a place that they are tied to. Many will just mark it as crazy and they do not believe. But what if what you and your team knew all along and in fact, that they are real. But this is just not some friendly ghost(s) that you will encounter. This is something that maybe should have been left alone. Features include: Procedural Ghosts - Each game… Read more.
Arizona Sunshine has been loved by many including myself. Many PCVR and PSVR players have enjoy their time killing zombies, trying to not become one of the damned or even a dead man in the adventure. Then Oculus Quest players got to taste what everyone else has already known and how fun it is to kill those zombies. But with the Oculus Quest 2 releasing just on October 13, 2020, Vertigo Games have been hard at work to make sure… Read more.
When you enter into Virtual Reality it can deliver many experiences. And some of those experiences can be calm ones and some can be full of zombies. There is something about the thrill of having zombies come after you and it's up to you to be good with the way that you move to the way you handle weapons. So when I heard of Developer's Eliot released a game with a unique title, Pancake House, I had to know more.… Read more.
1996 was not supposed to turn out like this. I was retired, but I had to help. The search for that child, that young boy Peter Shanning who disappeared out in those woods near Burkittsville, the Black Hills Forest just had something wrong with it from the beginning. I know I haven't been perfect in my life, but there is something about those woods, something terrifying as if a mysterious haunting force lives within them. If you are reading this,… Read more.
When you have a show as iconic as AMCs The Walking Dead, there are some things that you expect. You expect the walkers, you expect the episodes to bring the stories, and you expect the characters to help bring the emotion and action to bring everything together. So does Developer Survios open the doors and allow you to become part of The Walking Dead? Let's find out with The Walking Dead Onslaught for the PlayStation VR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KKef4wvdjQ&feature=youtu.be Before you begin… Read more.
For those physical PlayStation VR gamers and Walking Dead fans out there who just wanted to have their own copy in their hands and to add to their collection, your wish is coming true. Survios along with Perp Games is bringing the physical edition of The Walking Dead Onslaught to you in both the Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition. So get ready when The Walking Dead Onslaught Physical Edition comes to PlayStation VR at a retailer near you and on… Read more.
The world around you has changed and New Orleans is at war due to a chance. This change is not one that you asked for, but it will be the one that tests you the fullest. When the people you love have their bodies piled up on the road, will you have any remorse or will you do what is necessary? When humanity you are part of goes from life to death, how will you survive? Who will you be… Read more.
Think about your favorite comic book and the story it's trying to tell. Is it one of the superheroes trying to protect their city? Maybe it's one of just classic fun and continuing with their adventure. Perhaps, it could be of science fiction with aliens from outer space or maybe even a horror one and saw the terror that was written. They are all good in their own right. But have you ever read a comic and somehow the words… Read more.
The world as you knew it is not the same. What was once considered to be normal has been flipped on its head to give us a new world...our new reality. Life is precious, it has meaning, and it has a purpose. But what if that life we knew, that we loved turned on us? What if that life that we love so much has its soul stripped from what should be and turns on you in what could be… Read more.
Imagine your everyday life, the same one where things had this familiar and safe way about it. From the way you got up in the mornings until the time you went to sleep at night. But what if that life, the one you live decided to change? What if the calmness of the light was to be interrupted by something that hides from the dark, time, even is with you? Imagine the curiosity growing until what was curious, now becomes… Read more.
When you hear the words, The Walking Dead, many things come to mind. The comics, the show, the characters, even dead that walk. The Walking Dead is no stranger to invite you into the world where people are trying to take what once was the normal everyday type of world and flip into a world where you must try to survive within it all without trying to become infected. But does Developer Skydance Interactive allow us to enter the universe… Read more.
The journey has been worth it as you fought against them. You entered the land not knowing what was going on or how you would have survived. You went from single handling firing that weapon to using both hands to defend yourself. You entered that Old Mine in hopes that what you were looking for would be there. You traveled in the Undead Valley and tried to not become a Dead Man. But now, it's time to learn where it… Read more.
What would you do if you woke to no memories? What if the place you awoke from had some secrets of using biochemicals? Imagine being in another body with no idea where these things were made. Of course, with all experiments, everything runs smoothly with no problems, right? Is this why you are here...to correct the mistakes that were made? Features include: Story Mode - Find the answers to the questions in this immersive Sci-Fi adventure.Swarm Mode - Stop the… Read more.
Arizona Sunshine has given some life into Virtual Reality. We were welcomed with the two-handed update in December, followed by the Old Mine update in January. We even went into the Undead Valley in February and now it's time for you not to become a dead man in the newest DLC from Vertigo Games. Get ready as you lead a frantic attempt to contain the viral zombie outbreak. You are playing as Dockson, a U.S. Army Special Forces corporal and… Read more.
Imagine a town you grew up in your whole life. A town where it may not be that big to locals and you, Slumber, Alaska is home. But as you grew up, it was time to venture out on your own and go to college. Playing as Mae, you return back to the town that you called home all those years to save your father from the locals and creepy creatures that have infected your hometown. Features include: Full arsenal… Read more.
With Arizona Sunshine coming full steam ahead with the Oculus Quest, the roadmap has been laid out it is not going to stop now. Back in December, Arizona Sunshine received the Two-Handed Weapons update, then you were able to visit the Old Mine January update, and because Vertigo Games cares, it's time for the Undead Valley February update. In Undead Valley, you will be playing in a zombie-infested warehouse that has been turned into an underground casino that is close to Las… Read more.
Imagine waking up in your own home that should be familiar place, but instead of the safe feeling you are used to, is now home to an unfolding mystery. One with such fear that you may not like or want to be a part of. As an Engineer, you are Andy Bishop who wakes to discover this terrifying mystery. And for what seems seems as the perfect setting to the unknown, nothing adds to the feelings of uncertainty at this… Read more.
Get ready to enter the darkness, but not in the way you might think. This world you are about to enter is not one that you will take simply by walking, but riding through this fairytale darkness of a journey as you will need to shoot the enemies as well as to defend against them. Features include: Shoot enemies with the PlayStation Move controllers or DualShock 4 controller.3D Rudder compatible.Special vision that can be activated Slowing down time.Different environments. So… Read more.
Arizona Sunshine has been enjoyed by many on PCVR as well as PSVR. But listen up all you Oculus Quest owners, no longer do you have to wish and hope that your time would come, today is your day and your time is now. Arizona Sunshine for the Oculus Quest is out now and that is not all. Get ready for the updates to keep coming. So not only is Arizona Sunshine for the Oculus Quest built from the ground… Read more.
What happened out there? Did the world end? Are you still alive? Is there anyone out there? When all hope seems to be lost, you should not give up. You should give up as you never know when a friendly voice may appear. The only thing that has kept you somewhat sane is your radio, but what if that hope you have been praying for has finally been answered? Features include: Full-size campaignHandle, fire, and reload over 25 different weapons… Read more.
If the apocalypse were to happen, would you honestly know what to do? If the ones you loved turned into a zombie, what emotional toll would that take on you? How long you think you could survive? These are all valid questions that I hope never come true and hope we never are faced to answer. But does Developer Monochrome Inc. allow us to see the potential answers to different types of apocalyptic scenarios? Let's find out with Contagion VR:… Read more.
Ah, the golden rule of "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". It's a very nice and simple rule that we should all follow...until your "friends" decide to scare you at their own laughter and enjoyment. Imagine being in a haunted house in Virtual Reality where you have a very simple job...escape. In order to help escape, you will need to find some spiritual items along the way. But there is only one problem, your so-called… Read more.
Think back to when you first learned that Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was announced for PlayStation VR. When you first played it, you did not just open the door to the Resident Evil world, but the world knocked on your door and dragged you in it without any hesitation. As time passed, many of us have been hoping that a new Resident Evil would be made with VR in mind. Well, the wish has been granted with the prequel to… Read more.
In this issue of Mr. PSVR's Interview Corner, we talk with Sabastian of Red Limb Studio and look into the world of Rise of Insanity. A first-person psychological horror game that originally was not built for Virtual Reality, but was later added. Set in America in the 1970s, the story focuses on Dr. Stephen Dowell, a renowned psychologist faced with a difficult patient who shows distinct, yet contradictory symptoms of different medical disorders. But we also get into more of… Read more.
Within Virtual Reality, many things can immerse us. From simplesounds to places we have never been before. It really is amazing. Butwhen you start to get into the horror aspect of it all, something isdifferent. Virtual Reality can take you out of your element and place inthe middle of it all. Your mind can start to have these thoughts, yourheart can start beating faster and all this is adding to the experience. Sowhen I found out that Fallen Planet Studios… Read more.
There is a certain fan base when it comes to Killing Floor that has this passion for the love of not only the enjoy, but for the atmospheric aroma that draws players in. So back in December when I heard that Tripwire Interactive was not only bringing a new game line up in the Killing Floor franchise, but it was going to be in Virtual Reality, I had questions that were piling up in my head that I had to ask. So when I reached… Read more.
In Virtual Reality it is important to be immersed in the world you are in. Not only visually, but the sound also is a big part of it. Ever since Stifled was announced to be coming to PlayStation VR, I was intrigued. Here is a game that is taking a different approach to using your voice as the primary visuals. So when I reached out to Gattai Games, Justin Ng was happy to answer some questions about Stifled, Gattai Games and his… Read more.
Horror can mean different things depending on what is entailed. It can mean playing on your innocence or your emotions. It can be the internal struggle that one is going through just to keep the sanity. Depending on who you ask, you might receive a different answer. But has Developer Red Limb Studio found a way to bring this all together in Virtual Reality? Let’s find out with Rise of Insanity for the PlayStation VR. Before we begin, I will say that… Read more.
Jump scares can be a brilliant thing. They keep you on edge as you expect them to happen, but not sure when and where they may occur. When you bring this element into Virtual Reality, you are no longer have that safety net per se, but instead, are brought into a world where you must play by its rules. So do Developer Steel Wool Studios and Publisher Scottgames and Lionsgate take you out of your element and welcome you into… Read more.
What would happen if one day all that you knew or thought you knew was not how it was supposed to be? And what if on that day, you were in a place that you did not know? The questions you would need to ask yourself is if this were to happen to you in a place that you did not recognize, would you do what was told for your own safety and out of your own fears and how… Read more.
Back in 1983, there was a music video called Thriller by Michael Jackson. Watching the video you see the zombies come out and surround their victim and then this sensational flow of this choreography starts to take place as in a celebration of their newest victory. And as it ended, Michael Jackson turns to you and you can still see that evil look. But what happened to the rest of the creatures of the night? Where did they go and… Read more.
Imagine for a moment if you were put into a situation where your comfort zone was thrown out. A place where as soon as you open your eyes, you start to feel this unusual feeling inside like your heart can already tell that it needs to get ready for something. Imagine not being able to escape unless you press forward. So does Developer Fallen Planet Studios allow us to experience horror without any interaction, no puzzles to solve or anything… Read more.
I am all about Horror in Virtual Reality and I welcome any twists that may be used with it. From a story based on real events to even from a different culture view. But as important as the story being told is the environment that you are put into with the sounds that you hear to the immersion that surrounds you all make up the experience. So how well does Developer LITCHIGAME and Publisher Winking Entertainment plan on scaring you?… Read more.
What if you somehow were placed in a room with just four walls with no signs of any doors, how would you feel? Would you scream, would you start placing the blame on others or would you try and escape even if the answer was not as obvious as you would think? These are very real answers given the situation that you are in. Does Developer Gamedust allow us to enter the challenge of trying to escape a cube of… Read more.
The Fall brings some fun and amazing things. We have the weather changing, pumpkins, trick or treating, and Halloween. It’s a time where you may want to step out of your element and get scared. It can happen in many ways from dressing up as your favorite character to a horror movie to even games. But, does Developer Yggdrazil Group and Publisher Mastiff show us something new or will you be screaming all the way home? Let’s find out with Home Sweet… Read more.
If you were forced to be in a room locked in with at the time appears to be no escape, would your mind rumble with fear or would it have the determination to allow you to use whatever you could find and try to get out? Imagine surrounded by four walls that seem to have a life of its own or maybe the life you start to fear is in the room with you the whole time. But does Developer… Read more.
What if you could enter a mind? What if once you entered the mind what you knew was generated for you in a reality that is not known, but reimagined of how one reality could become the normality? What if you were the one being tested as the subject? These were some of the questions I had in what I experienced. But do Developers Spectrevision and Ubisoft Montreal and Publisher Ubisoft allow us to enter one’s mind…to become the experiment… Read more.
Horror and Sci-fi + Space + Stealth + Scares + Virtual Reality = The perfect combination. When it comes to horror games they can be scary. When you add the Sci-fi atmosphere with the horror element, there are certain things we have come to be aware of, enjoy, and our expectations or at least the hope that our expectations will be somewhat met part of the way. So when Developer Firesprite first announced their vision of what we are normally… Read more.
I have said it before and I will say it again, the horror genre and Virtual Reality go together. It can be physical, psychological, even found footage or a point of view. No matter what the case, something about the unknown, the ability to possess, and even just preying on our darkest fears. As important as immersion and sound are to Virtual Reality, the atmosphere…the lighting…the very basics of sounds from a chair moving to the screams of the souls… Read more.
There is something about horror games that draws us in. You can sit on the couch or your favorite chair. You can play with the lights on so you know everything will be alright. You could take it one step further and turn out all the lights just to add to the atmosphere. All of this is fine as you have that wall of space. What do I mean by that? Well, when we play, you see the T.V. and… Read more.
There was something special when Until Dawn came to PlayStation 4. From the graphics to the story. Something just kept wanting us to be in that world. Then here comes Until Dawn: Rush of Blood for PlayStation VR. A roller coaster shooter of a nightmare that made us jump in Virtual Reality. So what does Supermassive Games do? They took what works in Until Dawn and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and made a prequel worth playing in The Inpatient for PlayStation VR. Like I mentioned, The Inpatient is a prequel to Until Dawn that has psychological elements… Read more.
*Please keep this in mind, this is a Japan-only game so you will need to create a Japenese PSN account to even get access. So with a Japan-only game, there might be a slight disadvantage if you cannot read Japanese. I say slightly only because the Developer has some parts in English including the dialog of the characters. But if there is an option I missed that allows showing how to change the language within the game itself, I will… Read more.
Your voice. It can sound fearful, it can harness your screams, and sometimes, just sometimes, it allows it to become your eyes. And when you start to think about taking your voice and teaming it up with darkness to then allow your sight that becomes a wonder. Now if you take all of this and add it to Virtual Reality, then you have something that is magically based on a what-if into something special, then you will know exactly what… Read more.
When you take the horror genre and mix that with Virtual Reality, good things can happen. Don’t Knock Twice from Wales Interactive takes a working formula with some very much appreciative controls and throw that into PlayStation VR, add some creepy sounds and watch as some good things happen. In case you did not know, Don’t Knock Twice is the VR companion to the movie of the same name which is based on a witch of the demonic nature that appears when you guessed… Read more.
I am going to start off by saying this now...if you have a weak heart, a tendency to scream loud because you are scared, easily have nightmares or usually say $&*#@()!~)(@#)$, then be prepared, because you just might experiences all of these and say things far worse then you would have ever thought. Horror games and VR, something about this combination works and it works very well...almost too well here. Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul from VRWREX is a VR… Read more.
When I first wrote about The Bellows I quoted a saying by John Irving. "Of all the things that you choose in life, you don't get to choose what your nightmares are. You don't pick them, they pick you." And this is how good it can be when you mix VR with horror or in this case The Bellows from Castle Steps with PlayStation VR. In The Bellows, you play as a man in his house trying to evade the storm.… Read more.
Dying: Reborn from the great people over at Oasis Games has come to the PlayStation VR and for one I am glad. In Dying: Reborn you play as a detective who is trying to piece together what is going on. A Clue type of sorts if you will. Mixed with a very immersive feel along with impressive visuals. When I played I did not go in thinking this would be another type of the same game as well as it shouldn't,… Read more.