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The Best VR Horror Games  

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List Rules Both VR-Only and VR compatible horror games for any platform.

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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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard January 24, 2017

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 listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
The Exorcist: Legion VR June 19, 2018

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 listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
Organ Quarter October 19, 2017

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.

Doors of Silence is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
Doors of Silence September 30th, 2017

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.

Here They Lie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
Here They Lie October 13, 2016

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.

Paranormal Activity: The Lost ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul August 15, 2017

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. 

The Brookhaven Experiment is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
The Brookhaven Experiment October 13, 2016

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.

The Inpatient is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
January 23, 2018

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.

Arizona Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
Arizona Sunshine Dec 6, 2016

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 listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
Weeping Doll October 27, 2016

Weeping Doll is a dark, story-driven psychological adventure where dolls come alive, animated and fueled by the negative thoughts of their child owners.

The Bellows is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
The Bellows July 11, 2017

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 listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
Nightmare Grotto May 18, 2017

Nightmare Grotto is a horror-themed monster wave shooter, how long can you survive?

Don't Knock Twice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
Don't Knock Twice September 05, 2017

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.

Killing Zombies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
Killing Zombies October 27, 2016

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 VR is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
Blue Effect VR September 29, 2016

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?

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood October 13, 2016

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.

Raptor Valley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
Raptor Valley September 09, 2016

This survival horror game requires a VR headset, nerves of steel, and a sphincter of iron

Dead Secret is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
Dead Secret Aprile 24, 2017

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.

Duck Season is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
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Deathlike: Awakening is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
Deathlike: Awakening April 28, 2017

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.

ALONE? is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best VR Horror Games
ALONE? October 7, 2016

Immerse yourself in a true VR Horror game. Explore and experience a fully immersive world as you embark on an ghostly adventure unlike anything you have played before. Come face-to-face with terror itself as you look for your missing sister.