The Best PlayStation VR Games of 2017 so far – Farpoint & Statik

These are the videogames from 2017 that you should own.

So while Resident Evil 7 biohazard is a must have for any PlayStation VR owner, VRFocus does understand that not everybody likes a good scare. Well fear not as PlayStation VR has plenty of virtual reality (VR) videogames covering every genre and age range. For the next two recommendations the first shouldn’t need much of an introduction, it’s first-person shooter (FPS) Farpoint. While the second is an interesting puzzle title that arrived earlier this year called Statik.

Farpoint

Ever since its first unveiling at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) Farpoint garnered significant interest not only as a first-party title but also because of a new controller, PlayStation AIM. The two were tied together, so when Farpoint launched in May bundled with PlayStation AIM it quickly sold out around the world.

The AIM controller isn’t needed to actually play Farpoint, however ask anybody whose tried both and the response will be that the videogame is far better with AIM than without. The two have been made to work with each other from the start so there’s no point splitting them up. Additionally, the controller will support other titles so it’s not a wasted expense.

The sci-fi shooter drops players on a seemingly barren alien world, which then comes alive to kill you. Not only do you have an arsenal of weapons to chose from, if you’ve got a mate with a PlayStation VR then you can watch each others backs through the online co-op mode.

For immersive action and triple A visuals, Farpoint is hard to beat.

Farpoint: Cryo Pack screenshot

Statik

So there’s been horror and some classic FPS action already featured on VRFocus’ list of awesome PlayStation VR titles, so now it’s time to slow things down and get your thinking caps on with Statik, a unique little puzzler from Tarsier Studios.

Statik is the studio’s first VR title where players find their hands trapped inside a box. Located around the outside are various switches, dials, gauges and levers that form the basis of the puzzles. Each one is mapped to a different button or stick on the DualShock 4 controller depending on the actual puzzle.

Whilst fairly simple at first, these boxes become evermore elaborate, not only challenging your deductive skills but memory as well. While most of the puzzles revolve around the box and the various external additions each one has, some of the levels also make use of the environment – this is VR after all – so you’ll need to be aware of your surroundings and what’s located inside the room to succeed.

When VRFocus reviewed Statik the title achieved a full five stars, with the review stating: “Statik is a superb example of a puzzle game, intelligent, immersive and lots of fun to play. The subtle story woven through is interesting, the puzzles challenging without being too frustrating.”

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