Best Horror Games for PlayStation VR

Richard in PSVR again
Richard in PSVR again (Image credit: Android Central)

If you haven't tried a scary game in virtual reality, but love horror games on a normal 2D screen, then you're in for a treat. Most of the horror games for the PlayStation VR (PSVR) are psychologically based, but there are still some choice options for getting your heart racing with jump scares and adrenaline rushes. As someone who lives and breathes for horror content, I've tested and found all of the best options for you to enjoy. If you're in the market for some horror games for PSVR, these are certainly the best of the bunch.

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From zombies to incarceration, the possibilities are endless.

The Inmaptient (opens in new tab) is perfect whether you're looking for psychological horror or seemingly real threats. When you take an already terrifying game and then play it inside of a VR headset you're left with one of the most immersive experiences for scaring the pants off of yourself. True horror fans can appreciate what that offers to the poor hearts in our bodies that we're constantly testing the limits of.

There are a few things you want to be mindful of when it comes to playing a horror game in your VR headset. The first one is on your floor. A lot of the horror games for the PSVR require quite a bit of movement and you don't want to be sliding around all over the place. Especially if your furniture is glass or you have nick-nacks laying around. For that I suggest an area rug (opens in new tab). Not only will it prevent you from sliding, but your feet will thank you for the comfort.

Other than that you want to get the best experience possible, right? That means you should turn off all of your lights and play your horror games at night when your environment is the darkest it can be. If the daytime is your only time to play you can always grab some blackout curtains (opens in new tab) to help block that pesky sun a little better.

Finally, remember how much you're potentially going to be sweating from playing these heart-racing games. You'll want to make sure you clean your headset after each use to prevent any funky smells or growing bacteria. Since this headset practically lives on your face, and the faces of others, you want to avoid using any hard chemicals that would damage your face and eye. Alcohol-based cleaners will warp the lenses on your headset, so make sure you're using safe cleansing wipes (opens in new tab) to get the job done.

Enjoy your horror!

Keep your simulated danger a simulation

Don't put yourself in any real danger while playing your favorite horror games. Prevent your feet from slipping and use safe cleansing clothes to clean your sweaty equipment. If you're looking to enhance your experience, make your room a little darker with these blackout curtains!

Superior Modern Viking Collection Area Rug (opens in new tab) ($99 at Amazon)

Rugs are endlessly useful in any home. This rug comes in 10 different colors and each one is sleek, comfortable, and beautiful. Prevent your hardwood floors from reflecting light and make playing VR more comfortable on your feet!

NICETOWN Blackout Curtains (opens in new tab) ($21 at Amazon)

Stop letting the glare of the outside world ruin your horror. With these blackout curtains, you can block out that evil sun from interrupting your tracking! This package comes with two panels that are 42 inches wide and 63 inches long.

Babyganics Alcohol-Free Sanitizing Wipes (opens in new tab) ($8 at Amazon)

These disinfectant wipes do not contain any traces of bleach or alcohol. That makes this option the best when it comes to cleaning equipment that has to be used on your face.

Essa Kidwell is an expert in all things VR and mobile devices who can always be found with an Oculus Go, a Pixel 2, and an iPhone 7+. They've been taking things apart just to put them back together for quite some time. If you've got a troubleshooting issue with any of your tech, they're the one you want to go to! Find them on Twitter @OriginalSluggo or Instagram @CosmeticChronus.