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Best VR horror games: time to face your fears

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VR and horror go hand in claw. Like blood and gangrene, they just taste great together. As the darkness closes in around Halloween, we've put together this list of spine-chillingly immersive VR horror games and apps to get your skin crawling this spooky season.

Doors of Silence 

The classic 'jump scare', where a monster comes on screen suddenly, has its place. But the immersive qualities of VR lend themselves to a more atmospheric horror experience. Doors of Silence is one such horror game. Set in abandoned insane asylum haunted by tormented spirits. You'll be trying to get into their heads...and they'll be getting into yours.

Platforms: Gear VR, Oculus Go


Dreadhalls is a dungeon crawler, but don't mistake this for a heroic role-playing fantasy. Instead, the dark, scary aspects of dungeon crawling are dialed up to 11 in this title. There are no swords to swing in this game. Instead, you must navigate this eerie dungeon with just your wits and a lantern to light the way (which you must keep lit with oil, a scarce resource to be used sparingly), all the while avoiding the evil that lurks in the darkness. Randomly generated levels make Dreadhalls an endlessly repeatable nightmare, should you dare.

Platforms: Gear VR, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PSVR, DayDream

Affected - The Manor

Spooky atmosphere is all well and good, but what if you want quick jump scares for your Halloween house party? Then step into Affected: The Manor. Basically a haunted house game filled with frightening encounters, Affected - The Manor is good for short sessions and has enough variety to keep the scares different for multiple tries.

  • Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, GearVR, DayDream

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Every list of horror games needs a Resident Evil title, and the most recent installment of handily provides one of the most horrific VR experiences possible today. Exclusive to PSVR (but unofficially, there may be ways to make this work on PC), this is the full survival horror game in the most immersive experience possible. If you thought Resident Evil was scary on the screen, wait til you're dropped right into it.

Platforms: PlayStation VR

Buried Alive

It's a classic horror scenario that's a real phobia for many. You wake up in a coffin, six feet under, at the mercy of a Jigsaw-like psychopath who wishes to torment you with test and challenges as you struggle to escape your grave. An inexpensive ($1) puzzle game with a truly dread-inducing concept, why not see how long your friends can hold your breath this Halloween?

Platforms: Oculus Rift, Oculus Go

Have you tried any VR horror games? Recommend your favorites in the comments below!

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Nicholas Montegriffo

Nicholas Montegriffo

A cyberpunk and actual punk, Nicholas is the Androidpit team's hardcore gamer, writing with a focus on future tech, VR/AR, AI & robotics. Out of office, he can be found hanging around in goth clubs, eating too many chillies, or at home telling an unlucky nerd that their 8th level wizard died from a poisoned spike trap.

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  • Sravani Namburi 10
    Sravani Namburi Oct 23, 2018 Link to comment

    Thank for the Good List of VR Games

  • Albin Foro 30
    Albin Foro Oct 22, 2018 Link to comment

    Not knowing anybody with a headset, I'm still wanting a safe way to test one out. My biggest horror from public demo venues like stores has been some stranger's cooties crawling into my eyes.