PlayStation VR

With demo stations across the US and Canada, as well as several locations opening in the UK, there are plenty of opportunities to sit down — or stand up — and spend some time playing PlayStation VR demo games. There’s still a lot to learn about the headset itself and how it functions within the PlayStation 4 ecosystem, but when it comes to the games we’ve tried, it’s clear that there are some favorites. We decided to take a look at our PlayStation VR experience to date, including which games we’ll be sure to buy at launch and which ones we’ll likely keep as a positive demo.

Eve: Valkyrie

Eve: Valkyrie

It’s at the top of the shopping list for most of us. The guys at CCP Games have been fine-tuning this masterpiece for over a year, and with each update it gets noticeably better. This is one of the best space flight/shooter games available today and does a ridiculously good job of making you feel like you’re wearing a flight helmet in VR. It also helps that the game is already available to play elsewhere, though the quality remains high on PSVR according to Sony and CCP Games.

Unsurprisingly, my Oculus Rift on an NVIDIA GTX 980ti generated a more complete experience, but this was my first opportunity to compare the same game on both systems, and the differences were clear. These differences matter a lot less when you’re flying through space shooting other pilots, especially when the demo’s head tracking and movement were as flawless as they were on the Rift.

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