Virtual reality provides plethora of games


By Mia Boutelle

Editor’s Note: To see the effects virtual reality has on media, read Page 10 and Page 11 of today’s print edition of The Bagpiper on Feb. 10.

Virtual Reality devices provide a wide variety of games available to play on their respective systems. From new releases to old favorites, there are plenty to choose from.

Some of the highlighted games for the Sony Playstation VR are:

Batman: Arkham VRBatman: Arkham VR takes a new turn on the hit game, allowing the player to view the action from the eyes of Batman himself. The player can experience Gotham City in a way they have not before.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard– With the release of the new installment of the series, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard provides an engaging first person, survival horror experience. Being able to experience a critically acclaimed horror series in VR definitely has fans on the edge of their seat.

Those with more beefy computers can give the Oculus Rift a try with some gaming hits like:

Among the Sleep– The innocence and imagination of a toddler is so entertaining, but can also be terrifying. Among the Sleep follows a toddler and his adventure through his imagination. This survival horror will leave players thinking whether everything is real or imagination.

Surgeon Simulator– The comedic vibe that Surgeon Simulator gave off when it was released for PC is now back for the Oculus Rift. Become a surgeon and attempt to operate on patients in the most unusual ways.

Those looking for a more mobile method to play their games can use the Gear VR, which offers releases such as:

Oculus Arcade– Hit releases from Galaga to Pac-man, Oculus Arcade offers over 20 classic arcade games to choose from. Including favorites like Sonic the Hedgehog and Gauntlet, the player will be amused for hours on end.

Minecraft VR– The hit computer game that recently released for Gear VR, Minecraft VR takes the player into their beloved game in a more engaging first person mode. Following similarly to the pocket edition release, the sky’s the limit with the player’s creativity.

Even with all these choices, there are plenty more games and applications to choose from. With this, virtual reality is left with plenty of room for more advancement and possible games in the future.

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