Best PSVR 2 games: what to play first on your PS5 VR headset

Best PSVR 2 games; a mix of characters from PSVR 2 games, including Aloy
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The best PSVR 2 games coming in 2023 include new and exclusive virtual reality experiences as well as upgrades of PSVR games and Meta Quest 2 releases. In this guide I've rounded up some of the best Playstation VR 2 games out now and coming soon to PlayStation VR 2.

PSVR 2 is priced $549.99 / £529.99 and doesn't come with a game unless you buy the Horizon Call Of The Mountain for an extra $50 / £50; you can read more in my guide 'PSVR 2: everything you need to know' as well as learning more about how it is to use in my PSVR 2 review. You will, of course, need a PlayStation 5 to run PSVR 2. To find out more about this games console read my detailed PS5 review.

Below are some of the best PSVR 2 games you can play now and those coming soon. These games cover all sorts of genres and art styles, including a return of some classic PlayStation franchises, horror games, shooters, and more. Some games, for example Resident Evil Village and Gran Turismo 7 will receive a free PSVR 2 upgrade while others will be and are paid-for. Continue reading below to see which are the best games out now and plan ahead for the best new PSVR 2 games coming soon.

The best PSVR 2 games available now

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The best PSVR 2 games coming soon

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What games are confirmed for PSVR 2?

Aside from those on our main top 10 list, PSVR 2 has a number of other interesting games planned for launch day. These include, After the Fall, Among Us, Hello Neighbor: Search and Rescue., Cities VR: Enhanced Edition, Demeo and a PSVR 2 upgrade for No Man's Sky.

Will PSVR games work on PSVR 2?

Sadly, no. The new PlayStation VR 2 hardware is so advanced with features such as adaptive triggers, haptic feedback and dual PSVR 2 controllers as standard, older games aren't compatible. When PS5 launched Sony offered free upgrades to some of the more popular PS4 games, so here's hoping the same is true of PSVR 2. It's also worth noting some games will have free upgrade editions, such as No Man's Sky.

When will PSVR 2 release?

PSVR 2 will release 22 February 2023. There are two skews set for release, the basic PSVR 2 headset and the PSVR 2 and Horizon Call of the Mountain bundle.

Will PSVR 2 need a camera?

No, it won't. Unlike PSVR the new PSVR 2 has four cameras built into front of the headset that scan and update the device with room data in real time. A passthrough mode also enables you to see out of the headset at your room. The new PSVR 2 controllers also include sensors to enable the headset to know where you are.

What is the difference between PSVR and PSVR 2?

The new PSVR 2 headset features HDR, 4K OLED displays, adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, foveate rendering, eye-tracking, new PSVR 2 controllers come as standard so the old PS Move controllers from the PS3 era are gone… basically it's new, next-gen VR hardware for PS5.

Do I need a PS5 to run PSVR 2?

Yes, Sony's new PSVR 2 headset is a next-gen VR system that uses the power of PlayStation 5 to run its games and experiences. PSVR 2 simply wouldn't run in the older PS4 technology.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Art & Design

Ian Dean is Editor, Art & Design at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his love to bring the latest news on NFTs, video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Corel Painter, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.