Virtual reality is the new frontier of video games, and horror lovers have definitely jumped on the bandwagon. With the recent launch of high-tech VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and the multitude of other headsets that have been made for mobile devices, the possibilities for gaming and 360-degree experiences are never ending, and you bet there's some scary virtual reality horror games out already. This list contains the most terrifying VR horror games, from bloody monster shooters to interactive murder mysteries, that really make you feel like you're stuck in a horrifying nightmare.
While alone in a virtual reality headset, things can get legitimately scary. Everything seems so real because it's happening from a first-person perspective... and there's no escape until the headset is taken off. When the environment is just creepy enough and a player can interact with that creepy environment, it's a recipe for fear. These scary VR games let you experience a whole new kind of horror.
Live through this psychological horror game as a therapist digging their way through the trauma and fears that live inside the minds of your patients. Nevermind's experience is enhanced by using physiological feedback to change the environment, meaning that as the player becomes more frightened, the game will react and change the surroundings to match their fear levels.
This PlayStation VR exclusive is from the same minds behind Until Dawn and is perfectly horrific for anyone who's scared of clowns. You have to shoot your way through a creepy carnival - and try not to die at the hands of all the demonic carnies that lie within. Sounds fun, right?
In Emily Wants to Play, you're just trying to deliver a pizza when you get trapped inside a boarded-up house. Now, you have to frantically attempt to get out of the creepy horror house, and you certainly need to stay away from Emily and those terrifying dolls (and stay alive) in the process.
Explore the surrounding environment and solve puzzles in this psychological horror game while discovering why you, a patient, have suddenly woken up in The Greenwater Institute with no memory of how you got there. This full-on room-scale VR game gives the already ominous environment an even more realistic feeling and leaves you with constant dread as you discover secrets and clues.