Are you into horror and wondering how you can play VR Horror?
Let’s find out.
How to Play VR Horror?
To play Horror games, download a Horror game and start experiencing horror scenes.
Best VR Horror Games
Here you’ll find action, adventure, and plenty of hair-raising close encounters with ghouls of all sorts.
Most of the games listed here support all major VR platforms, including SteamVR, PlayStation VR, and Oculus Rift.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
Other zombie games may have failed to offer a good balance between creepy undead and all-out action. However, The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners has definitely succeeded at doing so.
You play as a traveler who must survive in an apocalyptic world by scavenging for parts, creating weapons, and brokering deals among warring factions.
If you’re lucky enough to get a sequel, then be sure to watch out for it! It’s coming out later than expected, unfortunately.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted
The creators of the popular horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s have created a version for all major virtual reality (VR) devices.
Watch out for the screens, keep an eye on the power supply, and never ever blink for a second, since Freddy Fazbear and its possessed animatronics will definitely be coming after your jugular.
Franchises don’t always offer good experiences, but Blair Witch bucks that trend by offering a story-driven psychological thriller that was carefully built for VR headsets.
The VR port has its rough edges, but this spooky thriller will really force your head-first into insanity. Make sure your flashlight is working.
Wraith: The Oblivion- Afterlife
You may be dead but that doesn’t stop you from playing Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife.
It’s a game where you play as a ghost who uses his/her supernatural abilities to solve puzzles and uncover secrets. If you die, you lose everything you’ve done so far. So run, jump, and avoid traps at all costs!
Red Matter & Red Matter 2
Mix together some elements from Soviet architecture, puzzles, and spy stories. Garnish them with a bit of mystery and intrigue.
That’s the science fiction thriller, Red Matter, summarized in one sentence. It has an eerie, unsettling atmosphere and no scary jumpscares.
And Red Matter 2 looks even better than the original.
It’s got a bit of a combat theme, but not overwhelmingly so; there aren’t any jumpscares, but plenty of creepy environments.
Into the Radius
You’ll be tempted to kill everything you see in this open-world survival game.
As you run out of time, ammo, and supplies, you’ll start dreading encounters with the Radius’ deadly anomaly. You’ll be forced to march onward through an unforgiving wasteland filled with a unique kind of post-apocalyptic horror.
The Room VR: A Darkmatter
You play as a detective who must solve a mystery set in Victorian-era London, 1908, by exploring cryptic environments, examining gadgets, and discovering an otherworldly artifact.
Lots of puzzles, creepy vibes, and no jump scares.
In Death: Unchained
Sólfar Studios’ roguelike adventure is soaked in Gothic horror, where you use your trusty bow to fight against increasingly powerful enemies. It progresses between sessions, advancing through a progression-driven story that unfolds between sessions.
The Exorcist: Legion VR
It’s broken down into five chapters with each chapter having its own story, atmosphere, and location.
Platform Specific Games
Half-Life Alyx – SteamVR
You might have a gun and a nifty gravity glove to help you out, but nothing will prepare you for VR’s premier horror shooter, which drops you into the quarantine area (sounds familiar?) for a blood-spewing good time. It’s awesome! Full stop.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice VR Edition – SteamVR
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is an action-adventure game that simulates psychosis. It is heightened in VR so much that you would be forgiven for having a few moments of rest.
You play as an amnesiac man who wakes up in a strange world where he has no memory of his past life. He must solve puzzles and explore the environment to uncover clues about himself.
It’s a third-person action/adventure video game that don’t quite do everything right for the sake of being an immersive VR experience, but it’s so beautifully crafted and well-built enough that we might just be able to overlook its shortcomings.
Jurassic World Aftermath: What happens
You land on an island called Isla Nublar where dinosaurs roam free. Hiding (and dying) from them is the order of the hour.
You’re trapped in a research facility, and your mission is to escape from there by solving puzzles, exploring, distracting, and evading the three fierce Velociraptors who pursue you at every turn.
Resident Evil 4 – Quest 2
Get ready for some nostalgic fun with Resident Evil 4 (2005), which is coming to Oculus Rift.
It’s still not exactly what you’d call a native VR game, but the new first person perspective really works well alongside some finely-tuning adjustments by Armature to provide an even more immersive and viscerally satisfying way for players to enjoy the 15 hours of zombie-killing action.
We just need broad support for other headsets than Quest 2.
Lies Beneath – Meta Quest & Rift
You need to kill whatever bumps in the night you encounter. In this graphic novel–influenced game, you explore levels exploring the mind of the protagonist, Mae, who has been kidnapped by an evil cult leader.
As you fight through each level, you’ll gain access to an array of powerful weapons.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – PSVR
Whereas RE4 is an action game where you run and gun through hordes of enemies, Resident Evil 7 Bio Hazard is more on the horror side of games, offering atmospheric scares and plenty of story elements to explore as you dive into the Baker House Mansion
If you’ve never played before, this one is still well worth your time even though it was released back in 2011. We were expecting better VR support when the game first hit Steam, but that didn’t happen either.
These are the best VR horror games currently available.
If you’ve got any suggestions or recommendations, let us know in the comments section below.