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News video games 22 February 2023, 14:45

author: Kamil Kleszyk

PS VR 2 Has a Lot to Boast About at Launch; Long List of Games

With today's launch of the PlayStation VR2, Sony has revealed its cards and unveiled a full slate of games we can expect in the near future.

Today's launch of PlayStation VR 2 is undoubtedly one of the biggest gaming events we can hope for in 2023. Although it's a fairly specific category of fun that not everyone prefers, virtual reality devices are gaining more enthusiasts. To sustain the upward trend and encourage gamers to spend alomost $1000 on a headset, Sony needs to offer an equally impressive list of games available at launch.

The list originally counted 38 titles so far and included such titles as Gran Turismo 7 (VR update), Resident Evil Village (VR update) or Horizon: Call of the Mountain (an all-new installment of the popular brand). And now a compilation of games that are hitting the market today or will be released in a month at farthest has been expanded by another 10 items. Here they are:

  • Another Fisherman's Tale (2023) - A sequel to the award-winning game A Fisherman's Tale. The adventure takes the players on a journey through a surreal world full of imaginative locations and puzzles.
  • Gorn (March 16) - game by Free Lives that depicts gladiatorial combat. The title offers a variety of weapons, enemies and game modes for novice gladiators to defeat in the arena.
  • Nock: Bow + Arrow Soccer (March) - A mixture of different sports. Players can skate and fly around a pitch-like arena, while using a bow and arrow to knock the ball into the opponent's goal.
  • Hellsweeper VR (2023) - the work of the creators of Sairento VR and the publisher Arizona Sunshine, in which the familiar laws of physics do not exist, and movements that defy gravity become the new reality. As we play, we traverse various dimensions of hell, where we must master a wide range of weapons and elemental magic, all while discovering crazy moves that previously seemed impossible.
  • Ragnarock (February 22) - a game offering solo or multiplayer fun, in which we play the role of a Viking piloting a ship in a race through lands known from Norse mythology. Using his two hammers, we must crush incoming runes in sync with Viking music.
  • Runner (February 22) - An arcade styled after an anime from 1980s. We take part in futuristic motorcycle races, while shooting our opponents.
  • Startenders: Intergalactic Bartending (February 22) - in the game we play the role of a bartender having to serve hundreds of customers. A huge number of combinations of drinks to create and a competitive mode take care of diversifying the fun.
  • Sushi Ben (2023) - A narrative adventure game in which we must save a local sushi restaurant from collapse. However, first we need to get to know the townspeople in order to gain their trust.
  • Swordsman VR (February 22) - A realistic game focusing on sword fighting, pitting us against extremely fierce bosses. Duels with armored enemies, who can parry, dodge and respond to our attacks, can be rough.
  • Unplugged: Air Guitar (February 22) - In the game, we play the role of a musician who uses a virtual guitar to play the hits of greatest rock stars, including Ozzy Osbourne, The Offspring and Weezer.

This, in turn, is the list of previously revealed titles that will be playable on PS VR2:

  • After the Fall (Vertigo Games) - February 22
  • Altair Breaker (Thirdverse)
  • Before Your Eyes (Skybound Interactive) - March 10
  • Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder
  • Cities VR (Fast Travel Games) - February 22
  • Cosmonious High (Owlchemy)
  • Creed Rise to Glory: Championship Edition (Survios) - April 4
  • The Dark Pictures: Switchback (Supermassive) - March 16
  • Demeo (Resolution Games)
  • Drums Rock (Garage 51)
  • Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate (MyDearest Inc., Perp Games)
  • Fantavision 202X (Cosmo Machia, Inc.)
  • Garden of the Sea (Neat Corporation)
  • Gran Turismo 7 (free upgrade to the PS VR2 version for those who own the PS5 edition)
  • Horizon Call of the Mountain (Firesprite, Guerrilla) - February 22
  • Job Simulator (Owlchemy) - March
  • Jurassic World Aftermath (Coatsink)
  • Kayak VR: Mirage (Better Than Life)
  • Kizuna AI - Touch the Beat! (Gemdrops, Inc.)
  • The Last Clockwinder (Pontoco/Cyan Worlds)
  • The Light Brigade (Funktronic Labs, game includes version for PS VR and PS VR2)
  • Moss 1 & 2 Remaster (Polyarc) - February 22
  • NFL Pro Era (StatusPro, Inc., (free upgrade to PS VR2 version for those who own the PS VR / PS4 release)
  • No Man's Sky (Hello Games)
  • Nock: Bow Arrow Soccer (Normal VR LLC) - March
  • Pavlov VR (Vankrupt) - 2023
  • Pistol Whip (Cloudhead, a free upgrade to the PS VR2 version for those who own the PS VR / PS4 release) - June 2023
  • Puzzling Places (Realities.io, free upgrade to PS VR2 version for those who own the PS VR / PS4 release) - February 22
  • Resident Evil Village (Capcom, free upgrade to PS VR2 version for those who own the PS5 release)
  • Rez Infinite (Enhance, discount on PS VR2 version for those who own the PS VR / PS4 release) - February 22
  • Song in the Smoke (17 Bit, free upgrade to PS VR2 version for those who own the PS VR / PS4 edition) - February 22
  • Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge (ILMxLAB, free upgrade to the PS VR2 version for those who own the PS VR / PS4 release)
  • Synth Riders (Kluge Interactive, free upgrade for PS VR2)
  • The Tale of Onogoro (Amata K.K)
  • Tentacular (Devolver)
  • Tetris Effect (Enhance, a discount on the PS VR2 version for those who own the PS VR / PS4 edition)
  • Thumper (Drool LLC) - March
  • Townsmen VR (HandyGames)
  • Vacation Simulator (Owlchemy) - March
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners: Ch. 2: Retribution (Skydance) - 2023
  • What the Bat (Triband)
  • Zenith: The Last City (Ramen VR, free upgrade for PS VR2) - 2023
  • Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded (XR Games)

Are these suggestions worth spending - let's not kid ourselves - not inconsiderable money on PS VR2? That's something you'll have to answer for yourself. Nevertheless, given the positive reviews of Sony's headset so far, it's worth to at least consider buying it - if not now, then maybe in the future, when the list of games will grow a bit more, and the price will (hopefully) drop.

Kamil Kleszyk

Kamil Kleszyk

At Gamepressure.com deals with various jobs. So you can expect from him both news about the farming simulator and a text about the impact of Johnny Depp's trial on the future of Pirates of the Caribbean. Introvert by vocation. Since childhood, he felt a closer connection to humanities than to exact sciences. When after years of learning came a time of stagnation, he preferred to call it his "search for a life purpose." In the end, he decided to fight for a better future, which led him to the place where he is today.

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