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Raptor Valley

Welcome to Raptor Valley. Here’s your flashlight, good luck surviving the night. This game is also a frightening test of your reflexes and senses. You must survive the night while standing in the middle of a field of tall grass filled with hungry raptors. You’ll get a flashlight, which you can use shine light on the raptors to scare them off before they get to you. If you survive long enough to prove yourself, you might just get a flare gun, too. (Psst. I forgot to mention: Don’t draw attention to the T-Rex.)

  • Platforms: Steam VR, Oculus Rift
  • Input: Motion Controllers, Gamepad
  • Publisher: Sunderpoint
  • Developer: Sunderpoint
  • Multiplayer?: No
  • Store Page: Oculus Store, Steam


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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Capcom released Resident Evil 7: Biohazard on PC and PlayStation 4 in January, but the PlayStation version offers a much more intense experience. It also offers full support for Sony’s PlayStation VR headset. Strap one on and enter the terrifying world of the abandoned farmhouse in Resident Evil 7 and experience what it’s like to live through the horrors that await.

  • Platforms: PlayStation VR
  • Input: Gamepad
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Multiplayer?: No
  • Store Page: PlayStation Store


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Reaping Rewards

Reaping Rewards is an interactive short film with a grim theme. You take on the role of a young grim reaper-in-training, and you must grapple with a number of difficult emotional choices. Reaping Rewards won’t frighten you with jump scares or violence, but it may torment you in a different way. How would you feel if you had to decide who gets to live and who dies?

  • Platforms: Oculus Rift, Steam VR
  • Input: Motion Controllers
  • Publisher: LimitlessEntertainment Ltd.
  • Developer: Limitless Ltd.
  • Multiplayer?: No
  • Store Page: Oculus Store, Steam


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Séance: The Unquiet (Preview)

Take part in a séance inside a haunted house and discover the fate of a family that met a tragic end. Séance: The Unquiet is an interactive cinematic VR experience filled with drama, scares, and surprises. The full experience isn’t available yet, but the developer released a five-minute preview that will give you a taste of what it's like to be part of a ghost story.

  • Platforms: Oculus Rift, Steam VR
  • Input: Oculus Remote, Keyboard & Mouse
  • Publisher: Holospark LLC.
  • Developer: HoloSpark
  • Multiplayer?: No
  • Store Page: Oculus Store, Steam


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Sneaky Bears

There’s something particularly sinister about the idea of an evil teddy bear dead set on world domination. Stuffed animals are supposed to offer comfort to children, not take over the world. In WarDuck’s Sneaky Bears, an evil mastermind teddy bear named Bear Frank has taken control of an abandoned toy factory, and he’s cranking out an army of evil teddy bears as fast as he can.

You must put a stop to Bear Frank’s dastardly plans, but first, you’ll have for the fight your way through his army of innocent looking (but very evil) plush bears.

  • Platforms: Oculus Rift, Steam VR, PlayStation VR
  • Input: Motion Controllers
  • Publisher: WarDucks Ltd.
  • Developer: WarDucks Ltd.
  • Multiplayer?: No
  • Store Page: Oculus Store, Steam, PlayStation Store


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Syren

Syren is a virtual reality survival horror title set in an underwater laboratory. A scientist obsessed with eugenics used the location to conduct horrific experiments in a quest to revive a species called Syrens, and something went horribly wrong. The experimental Syren creatures have escaped and are running amok in the lab.

Syren features two episodes. In the first half of the game, you play as a scientist who awoke to find the lab in ruins, and you use stealth and cunning to escape in one piece. In episode two, you return as a CIA agent armed to the teeth and ready to take on anything that comes your way. Use your military skills and high-powered arsenal to wipe the Syrens of the map.

  • Platforms: Oculus Rift, Steam VR
  • Input: Motion Controllers
  • Publisher: Hammerhead VR
  • Developer: Hammerhead VR
  • Multiplayer?: No
  • Store Page: Oculus Store, Steam


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Wilson’s Heart

Wilson’s Heart is a psychological thriller set in a hospital in the 1940s. You’ve just had heart surgery for unknown reasons, and there’s something amiss about the hospital staff. Soon after getting your bearings, things take a turn for the terrifying. It’s clear the place is haunted, and now you and your fellow patients must find a way to escape the increasingly grim situation.

Wilson’s Heart doesn’t use jump scares to startle you, but rest assured the experience is terror-inducing. The game has a general ominous feeling about it, and Twisted Pixel Games builds the tension into frightening sequences that send tingles down your spine.

  • Platforms: Oculus Rift
  • Input: Gamepad, Touch (as gamepad)
  • Publisher: Oculus Studios
  • Developer: Twisted Pixel Games
  • Multiplayer?: No
  • Store Page: Oculus Store


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