Horror games and VR seem made for each other, the intimacy of virtual reality allowing the player to immerse themselves fully in scary situations. For this list, we're ranking the best VR horror games to release so far, including VR-only games and VR compatible horror titles for Oculus, HTC Vive, and PS4.
The most popular choices for scary games in VR right now seems to be zombie and survival games like Arizona Sunshine or Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. If you've ever wanted to experience the terror of the Resident Evil games first hand, this is your chance. Another great choice for a good virtual reality horror game is The Inpatient, which has a branching narrative and relies more on psychological terror than just jump scares. Though, if you want jump scares, games like Doors of Silence deliver. If those don't do it for you, there's always Nightmare Grotto, Don't Knock Twice, and The Brookhaven Experiment.
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Set within a sinister plantation mansion in modern day Dulvey, Louisiana where the twisted Baker family resides, players experience the terror directly from the first person perspective for the first time in the Resident Evil series.
The Exorcist: Legion VR is an episodic VR experience set in the academy-award winning world created by horror maestro William Peter Blatty. Each chapter features a unique demonic entity that will test your courage and resolve. Available for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Not for the faint-hearted.
Organ Quarter is a VR survival horror game built from the ground-up for hand-tracked virtual reality. Explore labyrinthine environments, engage in tense combat, carefully manage your resources and solve horrifying puzzles in this homage to the slow, methodical survival horror experiences of the '90s.
You wake up and find yourself in what looks like a nightmare. You have no recollection of where you are or who you are. Hide yourself from the evil entities and find out who you are and the secrets that lie in the underground bunkers and labs of this dark place.
Explore a nightmarish city inhabited by strange, malevolent creatures in this ground-breaking first-person horror game and struggle to survive as you wrestle with life or death moral choices trying to uncover the mystery of the woman in yellow.
Armed with a flashlight, you find yourself exploring what appears to be a quiet average looking home in a woodsy neighborhood. Before long, you discover you’re not alone as you unravel the mystery of what’s gone on in this house and struggle to survive the terror that begins to hunt you.
Something has gone terribly wrong. You're not sure how much time you, or humanity itself, has left. If you have enough bullets, maybe you can live long enough to fight off the monsters and see tomorrow.
With deep immersion that places YOU in the game, you take on the role of an amnesiac inpatient who must find out who you are and why you are in the Sanatorium. With a branching narrative, and different endings; every choice you make can drastically affect the way the game plays out.
Built exclusively for VR, Arizona Sunshine puts you in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. Handle weapons with real-life movements, freely explore a post-apocalyptic world, and put your survival skills to the test in VR - putting the undead back to rest is more thrilling than ever before.
Weeping Doll is a dark, story-driven psychological adventure where dolls come alive, animated and fueled by the negative thoughts of their child owners.
John Irving said, "Of all the things you choose in life, you don't get to choose what your nightmares are. You don't pick them they pick you." Plunge yourself into a world of nightmares and fear with The Bellows, and discover just how frightening virtual reality can be.
Nightmare Grotto is a horror-themed monster wave shooter, how long can you survive?
Don’t Knock Twice is a first-person horror game based on a psychologically terrifying urban legend. To save her estranged daughter, a guilt-ridden mother must uncover the frightening truth behind the urban tale of a vengeful, demonic witch.
Surrounded by darkness, and undead creatures coming in from all angles. As the resistant soldier, you have been assigned to do one thing – kill them all. Killing Zombies is a 4 player online co-op horror survival shooter.
Blue Effect is an atmospheric sci-fi wave shooter that will thrill you with excitement, test your endurance and your bravery! Use our unique control system, enjoy outstanding sound design and fight for your survival. Are you ready to face your darkest fears?
Strap yourself in for the most disturbing rollercoaster ride you’ll ever take, a virtual reality experience to strike fear into the hearts of every trigger-happy arcade shooter fan. Arm yourself to the teeth then blast your way through a horde of enemies and monsters coming at you from all angles. Duck and dodge everything that’s thrown at you in this fright-filled rollercoaster ride from hell.
This survival horror game requires a VR headset, nerves of steel, and a sphincter of iron
Who killed Harris Bullard? Designed for console and VR, Dead Secret is a mystery thriller. Delve into a dead man’s bizarre past to solve the riddle of his death before you become the next victim.
You're alone in the abandoned place where great evil awaits. It's always there... sensing your every move. Deathlike: Awakening is a first person survival horror, featuring outstanding mechanics and atmospheric gameplay.