Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published (usually) every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. For today, we want to know what your favorite VR horror games are?
When I think of VR games there are a few genres that really stick out as excellent fits for my personal tastes. Obviously a great first-person shooter can fit the VR format nicely, as can anything that involves driving or flying vehicles. Beyond those, horror games are probably at the top of my list. I love the rising heart rate, growing sense of dread, and sheer intensity a great horror game can introduce.
And I’ve definitely played a lot of them. The games that come to mind for me most immediately are Resident Evil 7 VR, The Exorcist VR, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, and A Chair in a Room: Greenwater, but there are tons of other great VR horror games and brief experiences.
One of my go-to experiences on the Oculus Go to demo for people has always been Affected: The Manor and now that games like that are finally coming over to the Quest, I’m a very happy (if sadistic) headset owner.
This brings us to the topic at hand for this week leading up to Halloween: What are your favorite VR horror games? Which moments really stick out the most in your memory of past games? Let us know down in the comments below!