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PlayStation VR post-launch lineup: Ranking excitement in quick shots

We’ve already taken a look at the PlayStation VR games heading to the platform on or around its launch this week, but now it’s time to take quick shots at titles coming a little further down the track.

Shall we?

Resident Evil 7: Kitchen Demo

  • Purely designed to scare the sh*t out of you.
  • Excitement level: Won’t even watch somebody else play it.

EVE: Gunjack

  • VR space invaders in the EVE universe
  • Excitement level: Buying a VR headset to play a 40 year old game.

Carnival Games

  • Shovelware minigames, now in VR.
  • Excitement level: Child getting a Wii for Christmas in 2016.

Moto Racer 4

  • VR enhancements for the arcade bike racer.
  • Excitement level: Realising the Moto Racer series is still around.

Eagle Flight

  • Multiplayer Eagle simulator.
  • Excitement level: The brief moment when you wake up from a flying dream but haven’t yet realised you don’t have wings.
  • We’ve previewed it here.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

  • The closest you will get to being a part of the Star Trek universe.
  • Excitement level: Knowing you’ll lose your job if you don’t say nice things about your editors favourite series.
  • We’ve previewed it here.

Werewolves Within

  • The classic party game Werewolves, now requiring a $600 hardware outlay!
  • Excitement level: Being charged to play Snakes and Ladders while your friends play Mysterium.

Ace Banana

  • Move controller archery in VR.
  • Excitement level: Not having to find my Sports Champions disc should I need to play archery.

Star Wars Battlefront – Rogue One: X-Wing VR Mission

  • X-Wing VR, hopefully just a taste of what is to come from Star Wars in VR.
  • Excitement level: Rey and Finn after they escaped from Jakku.
  • We’ve previewed it here.

Fated: The Silent Oath

  • A VR adventure that wants to make you feel. Warmly received on PC.
  • Excitement level: If at the end of The Last Guardian both the creature and boy aren’t dead.


  • Escape from a rogue AI using the power of futurEsports!
  • Excitement level: Finding out there is a sequel to Dreamcast cult classic Cosmic Smash.

Pixel Ripped 1989

  • Wants to encourage you to “think 4th dimensionally”. A game within a game.
  • Excitement level: Finally understanding Inception.

Proton Pulse

  • Breakout with a funky soundtrack.
  • Excitement level: Realising there will probably never be a sequel to Shatter.

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin

  • Telekinesis in VR!
  • Excitement level: About to play Psychonauts after hearing how great it is, but before actually experiencing it.

Robinson: The Journey

  • Crytek making a gorgeous VR exploration game, oh and dinosaurs.
  • Excitement level: Remembering how beautiful Crysis was.

Time Machine VR

  • Take pictures of prehistoric creatures.
  • Excitement level: Listening to somebody talk about Pokémon Go.

Space Rift

  • A cinematic space exploration and combat simulator.
  • Excitement level: When your friend keeps telling you how much better a movie you’ve never heard of is than a popular movie you do know.

Trackmania VR

  • Trackmania Turbo with exclusive VR tracks.
  • Excitement level: Finishing a jet boat ride without being sick.

How We Soar

  • Eagle simulator? Pfft, how about a Phoenix simulator!
  • Excitement level: Trying to sell Megablox as being as good as Lego.

Radial G

  • Wipeout style futuristic, anti-gravity racing.
  • Excitement level: Going on a roller coaster that you know is going to make you sick.


  • A puzzle based survival game.
  • Excitement level: Knowing it can’t be worse than The Tomorrow Children.


  • Explore a fallen civilisation using a grappling hook.
  • Excitement level: A surprise school excursion to a museum.

Viva Ex Vivo

  • A microbiologist simulator.
  • Excitement level: Getting a microscope for your birthday.

Pixel Gear

  • Self described as a shoot-em-up, haven’t heard that in a while!
  • Excitement level: Playing an Irem game for the first time.

The Brookhaven Experiment

  • A “survival horror shooter” that requires nerves of steel.
  • Excitement level: Watching a compilation video of Youtubers falling off chairs.

Weeping Doll

  • Scary dolls come to life and present you with puzzles.
  • Excitement level: Vowing to never buy your children lifelike dolls.


  • Fighting giant stone creatures.
  • Excitement level: Remembering you still haven’t finished Shadow of the Colossus after all these years.


  • A trippy looking puzzle game.
  • Excitement level: A long lost Dreamcast VR headset was discovered, with one game.


  • A mysterious, unnerving, single room puzzle game.
  • Excitement level: Not quite knowing if the Escape Room you’ve signed up for is real or not.

XING: The Land Beyond

  • A pretty exploration of the journey to the afterlife.
  • Excitement level: Getting to see how pretty Myst is without having to play it.

Megaton Rainfall

  • Play God and defend cities from alien invasion.
  • Excitement level: Realising the aliens use MacOS and are susceptible to hacking.


  • Retro real time strategy.
  • Excitement level: Realising you’ve been pronouncing Herzog Zwei correctly all this time.

Stuart Gollan
From Amiga to Xbox One, Doom to Destiny, Megazone to Stevivor, I've been gaming through it all and have the (mental) scars to prove it. I love local multiplayer, collecting ridiculous Dreamcast peripherals, and Rocket League. Find me on Twitter @gollennium