What are all PSVR2 launch games? With Sony’s new headset to release on 22nd February 2023, you might want to start writing up a list of titles to buy alongside it. In this PSVR2 guide, we’re going to reveal all PSVR2 launch games. You can find more information on all confirmed games and free PSVR to PSVR2 upgrades through the links.
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All PSVR2 Launch Games
Listed below are all PSVR2 launch games confirmed so far. Sony has said there will be more than 20 titles ready for the big launch, so what you see below is just a small selection of what will be on offer in February 2023.
Orchestrate the ultimate game-winning drive, or play full-length matches, in this massively upgraded American football game. 2MD: VR Football Unleashed All-Star, from developer Truant Pixel, expands upon the original game by allowing you to play as both quaterback and wide receiver. Catching your own dimes is guaranteed to feel great with the PSVR2 Sense Controllers!
After the Fall
The co-op shooter from Vertigo Games is being enhanced for PSVR2, sporting full crossplay and a 4K HDR resolution with a 100 degrees field of view. All of the title’s updates up until now will be packaged in with the updated version of After the Fall, making this the best edition of it yet.
An anime-inspired sword fighting game, where you’re encouraged to take on robotic hordes with up to three other players in co-op, Altair Breaker certainly looks like it has a satisfying combat loop. In addition to parrying and attacking, you’ll also need to climb through the game’s virtual world — and, yes, you get a glider, because those are all the rage these days, aren’t they?
Cities VR: Enhanced Edition
An upgraded VR version of Cities: Skylines, this all-new edition will be enhanced through the use of the PSVR2 Sense controllers. From humble beginnings, you can build the city of your dreams, either giving the go-ahead for skyscrapers or keeping things more low-key.
From the developer of Job Simulator and Vacation Simulator, the team at Owlchemy Labs is cooking up another bizarre title that this time takes you to space to help rebuild a school you crash-landed into as an alien. The game will support a 4K resolution and take advantage of all the bells and whistles the PSVR2 has to offer, just as the studio did with Sony’s previous headset.
Creed Rise to Glory: Championship Edition
The boxing king is back as PSVR game CREED: Rise to Glory is adapted for PSVR2 with a bunch of new content and enhancements. With cross-platform play, it’s also confirmed the online PvP mode has been reworked. This looks to be the best depiction of getting in the ring and settling your differences with a pair of boxing gloves yet.
Roll dice and slay monsters in this VR adaptation of the classic Dungeons & Dragons games. Up to four players can join together or compete on the tabletop to rid the world of evil, with haptic feedback and eye-tracking technology both utilised.
Rock-inspired rhythm game Drums Rock places sees you hammering out beats in order to defeat mythical foes, like goblins and gargoyles. Master the patterns to top the leaderboards, and also complete the title’s single player campaign, which spans a variety of genres, including heavy metal, nu-metal, and more.
Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate
Time for something completely different? While many of PSVR2’s launch games are action-based, Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate is more of a visual novel murder mystery set in a fascinating sci-fi world, where the crime rate is less than 0.001%. Whodunnit? That’s up to you to find out, in this anime-inspired adventure.
Iconic PS2 puzzler Fantavision gets a PSVR2 glow-up in this reimagining of a classic. Inspired by the same fireworks-based gameplay loop, you’ll be catching similarly coloured explosions and launching them into the night sky, all with the added immersion of Sony’s next-gen headset.
Garden of the Sea
There’s plenty of high-octane content in PSVR2’s launch lineup, so if you’re looking for something a little more laidback, Garden of the Sea may fit the bill. The closest comparison here is perhaps Animal Crossing or even Stardew Valley: you’ll be able to plant crops, fashion furniture, and decorate your own idyllic island home.
Gran Turismo 7
Arguably the crowning jewel in PSVR2’s launch lineup, alongside Resident Evil: Village, simulation racer Gran Turismo 7 is getting a free update for all existing owners to make the game playable in virtual reality. You’ll be able to sit in the cockpit of your favourite car and experience the exhilarating sights and sounds of the game’s many iconic race tracks like never before.
Horizon Call of the Mountain
Guerrilla Games and Firesprite Games have teamed up for a spin-off game based on the popular Horizon series. You’ll play as a brand new character, but don’t worry: Aloy still features. Horizon Call of the Mountain is primed to be PSVR2’s first proper showpiece title, making use of everything the new headset has to offer.
The iconic PSVR experience, Job Simulator, is coming to PSVR2 at launch with a free upgrade for existing owners. This playful interactive sandbox sees you completing a selection of silly tasks, as robots attempt to understand the various mundane roles and responsibilities of humans.
Kayak VR: Mirage
Row your boat gently down the stream? Possibly, but you might encounter some white water rapid along the way in Kayak VR: Mirage. You can both explore and race against friends from the confines of a rowing boat, with controls that really makes you feel like you’re the one doing the rowing. With spectacular visuals, Kayak VR: Mirage will be one of those games you want to show your friends.
Kizuna AI: Touch the Beat
There’s no better hardware for getting up-close-and-personal with virtual characters than PSVR2, and as one of the most popular VTubers in the world, we have a sneaking suspicion Kizuna AI: Touch the Beat will find its audience just fine. The bulk of the gameplay revolves around Beat Saber-esque rhythm interactions, but this is primarily about blowing off steam with the anime icon.
Quill’s delightful first adventure is being updated and enhanced for PSVR2, allowing it to make use of eye tracking, haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, and a greater field of view. Moss was one of the best experiences on Sony’s original headset, so having it available at launch for the new one is most welcome.
Moss: Book II
What’s better than one Moss game? Two of them! Polyarc is also bringing PSVR sequel Moss: Book II to PSVR2 on launch day, allowing you to play the two excellent games back to back. The follow-up will sport the same features as its predecessor: eye tracking, better haptics, and a 4K resolution.
NFL Pro Era
Time to upgrade your ball game, just like StatusPRO is doing for NFL Pro Era. The PSVR game is being enhanced for PSVR2, bringing the management title to an even better headset.
No Man’s Sky
Hello Games’ ever-expanding intergalactic adventure, No Man’s Sky, will be available as a free update for PSVR2 from launch, promising more immersion and improved controls. The title, playable in its entirety, will take advantage of the new PSVR2 Sense pads to augment additional feedback during gameplay, while the added horsepower of the PS5 promises to make its infinite number of planets appear more beautiful than ever before.
The popular PC virtual reality shooter comes across to PSVR2 to allow players to do everything from shooting hordes of zombies to driving a tank in World War II. Pavlov VR seems to have everything you’d want from an FPS title, and with a good amount of pedigree backing it, this seems like one to keep your eye on.
One of the best PSVR games makes its way to PSVR2! Gun down bad guys in time with the rhythm to succeed in this FPS-turned dance anthem. The soundtrack is fantastic, and with brilliant gameplay and fun modifiers to keep you coming back for more, Pistol Whip will likely shine on Sony’s next headset even more.
PSVR game Puzzling Places is being updated for Sony’s new headset, and it’ll be ready to launch alongside it. You can now experience 3D jigsaw puzzling with much better visuals, eye tracking to make pieces easier to place, room-scale support, and use of the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers in the PSVR2 Sense controllers.
Resident Evil Village
One of the most noteworthy names on this list, Resident Evil Village won’t even cost you a penny to play on PSVR2 — assuming you already own a copy of the game on PS5, of course. This free DLC ensures the entire campaign can be played in virtual reality, and the gameplay has been tuned to suit the new medium. For example, you can now dual-wield weapons, completely changing your approach to combat — and you can even block by bringing your arms up to your chest. Lady Dimitrescu never looked so big!
Rez is a timeless masterpiece, so it’s no surprise to see the Infinite version once again adapted, this time around for PSVR2. Dubbed the ultimate version of music meets video game, you’ll be able to look around in full 360 degrees and pick all your targets out. You might have played it before, but there’s still nothing quite like Rez Infinite.
Song in the Smoke: Rekindled
Widely regarded as one of the better survival games available in virtual reality, 17-BIT’s Song in the Smoke developed a cult following after its release on PSVR and rival headsets. For the PSVR2 version, the studio is promising an enormous upgrade, which will not only massively enhance the presentation but also integrate new features and options requested by fans.
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition
Fighting alongside C-3PO and R2D2, you play as a Droid Repair Technician in the battle against the First Order across Batuu. With special, unlockable missions that let you become a Jedi or teach your own padawan, this enhanced edition for PSVR2 will look and run better than ever.
PSVR game Swordsman VR is being upgraded into a native PSVR2 version, ready for launch day. This realistic sword-fighting game allows you to customise a warrior and take on enemy factions and monsters in a quest to rid the world from evil.
Synth Riders: Remastered Edition
Synth Riders is back on PSVR2 with what Kluge Interactive is calling the best version of the game to date. The base game and any music packs you’ve already bought on PSVR will be upgraded automatically for free, allowing you to experience better visuals, shorter load times, and headset feedback without paying a penny.
Tetris Effect Connected
Another game with spectacular visuals and audio to make for a special experience, Tetris Effect is back yet again to stun us all once more. Now, eye tracking will be enabled and both headset and haptic feedback will make the placement of tetrominoes feel even more weighty. If you haven’t already played it, Tetris Effect on PSVR2 sounds like gaming bliss.
The Last Clockwinder
Create clones of yourself to solve puzzles and transport seeds to plant pots in order to save the clocktower from total destruction. Having won awards on other platforms, The Last Clockwinder arrives on PSVR2 with a good bit of pedigree, assuring us it’s one to keep your eye on.
The Light Brigade
A tactical rogue-like FPS from Funktronic Labs, you act as humanity’s final line of defence in the fight against the enemy. You’ll unlock new weapons, abilities, and classes as you explore and master procedurally generated levels in an attempt to free the souls trapped within.
The Tale of Onogoro
A self-proclaimed blend of Portal and Shadow of the Colossus, AMATA K.K’s The Tale of Onogoro is a captivating adventure game that’s been critically acclaimed on competing platforms. Working alongside an AI character, whom you share the same health pool with, you’ll need to build a connection if you hope to make it to the conclusion of the campaign — and that includes holding hands to heal.
One of PSVR’s earlier critical hits, Thumper is simple in premise: you’re a space beetle riding down a sci-fi highway. The game is elevated by its pulsating feel, which promises to be amplified in PSVR2 thanks to the use of haptic feedback.
Control the two tentacles of a beast from deep within the ocean as it surfaces and decides to muck about with the people and buildings on the land. Across more than 50 levels, you’ll put your limbs to work in physics-based puzzles and action sequences all within the confines of the PSVR2 headset.
Play the role of god in this city and community builder designed entirely around PSVR2. Using your own hands, you’ll pick up settlers and buildings and sculpt them into place wherever you like. 20 different buildings can be placed, and a campaign guides you through challenges to complete.
Vacation Simulator builds on the mechanics and systems in Job Simulator, with the same sharp sense of humour and interactive dioramas. This is another free upgrade from PSVR, but if you’re a newcomer to virtual reality in general, it presents a fantastically fun place to start.
What the Bat?
This really silly premise is a new take on the What the Golf? game on PC and Nintendo Switch, but in PSVR2, your hands have become baseball bats. A series of minigames will put your wooden clubbing skills to the test, making for something that’ll surely be a good laugh with mates.
Zenith: The Last City
Think Genshin Impact in VR and you’ll be sort of on the right lines of what Zenith: The Last City is. The open-world MMO allows you to team up with friends and battle monsters using weapons and magic. You can even start your own guild and then begin role playing as a few different classes.
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