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The Best Horror Games You Should Be Playing This Halloween

Some of VRFocus' favourite ways to scare itself.

VRFocus has said it before and we’ll say it again, virtual reality (VR) headsets and horror content just seem to go hand-in-hand with each other, like fish and chips or having a lay-in on a Sunday. It may not be for everyone but VR horror has the unique ability to showcase how immersive the technology really can be, with the best content petrifying people more than any other entertainment medium. And with it being Halloween today VRFocus thought this would be the perfect time to highlight some of its favourites.

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The Exorcist: Legion VR

Coming from one of the greatest horror franchises of all time, The Exorcist: Legion VR has been developed by Wolf & Wood – Don’t Knock Twice, A Chair in a Room – and comes in five episodes. Each is bite-sized around 30 mins in length and features a detective trying to solve various gruesome cases only to find demonic goings-on.

Supports: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR

In Death

For those who like their roguelike shooters, Solfar Studios’ latest title is a bow-wielding adventure that pulls no punches. In Death features a permadeath, procedurally generated system, so that players only have one life and each run through is different from the last. And there’s the little fact that you need to deal with demons and angels alike.

Supports: Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Bring to light

Bring to Light

If there’s one thing a horror videogame needs its atmosphere, usually coupled with dimly lit surroundings, underground environments and a few monsters. Enter Bring to Light by Red Meat Games which has a nice helping of all these things to keep you on your toes. Oh, and then there’s the fact that if you have a compatible heart rate monitor you can make the whole experience even scarier!

Supports: Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

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Killing Floor: Incursion

For those that like their horror a bit more action-oriented rather than suspenseful, one title that shouldn’t be overlooked is Killing Floor: Incursion. As an elite Horzine Security Forces soldier you to fend off the horrific Zed hordes using an array of weapons including pistols, shotguns, blades and more. Alongside the main campaign mode, there’s the Holdout Mode to battle against waves of monsters.

Supports: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR

Duck Season screenshot

Duck Season

One of the more unusual offerings on this list, Stress Level Zero’s Duck Season is a hearty mix of 80’s nostalgia with dark horror twist for good measure. A wave-based shooter featuring a shotgun and plenty of ducks, there’s much more going on here than simple poultry framing.

Supports: Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

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Resident Evil 7 biohazard

It may have launched all the way back in January 2017 and it’s still exclusive to PlayStation VR, but Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 biohazard still deserves a place on this list. Resident Evil 7 biohazard goes back to its roots as a proper survival horror, rather than the more action-based experiences of the last couple of titles. Set in a seemingly abandoned farmhouse, in a creepy Louisiana plantation, it soon becomes clear that there’s a whole family living there, the Baker’s, and as you may expect they’re not exactly friendly to outsiders.

Supports: PlayStation VR

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Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul

Another horror movie tie-in, Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul goes for the classic less is more approach putting you in a very scary house with little more than a flashlight. Before long, you’ll discover you’re not alone as you unravel the mystery of what’s gone on in this house; then it’s a struggle to survive the terror that begins to hunt you.

Supports: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR

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