Top 4 First-Person Shooters on PSVR 2

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The PSVR 2 has been on the market for a while, though it still has a somewhat skeletal library. Nevertheless, there is enough of a variety of games to keep fans of all genres satisfied. First-person shooters are one of the most popular genres on the platform and for good reason.

In VR, gunplay is more realistic than ever, and developers have experimented with the genre to introduce new and innovative gameplay styles. Players looking for the best FPS games on PSVR 2 have a few titles to choose from. Some titles, like Pavlov, follow a traditional FPS structure while others, like <Runner>, add an innovative twist to things.

Pavlov

Developed by Vankrupt Games, Pavlov has been available on PC VR headsets for a while. On PSVR 2, it has quickly become one of the most addictive and adrenaline-raising games currently available. The game has players going online and partaking in several different game modes that are either co-op or PvP. It shines through its startlingly wide array of available weapons and the realistic weapon handling which ensures players remain thoroughly immersed.

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Though it can be played offline, that sucks almost all of the fun out of it. Pavlov has a very active community, so players will never struggle to find a server of players to join. One of the best modes is the frenzied Team Deathmatch which has two teams going up against each other to score the most kills. Each time a player is killed, they respawn with a new random weapon. There is also the regular Deathmatch where it’s every man for himself, and all players compete to rack up the most kills.

Pavlov also features a handy tutorial mode, so players are never thrown into the deep end. It’s probably the best FPS VR game to start with thanks to its bustling community and its endless heaps of fun.

The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution

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For gamers looking for something a little scarier, The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution has what it takes to keep players on the edge of their seats. What it lacks in visuals, it makes up for immersive gameplay that has players using a myriad of weapons against hordes of zombies.

The gunplay is responsive and impactful, but players aren’t limited to blasting bullets. There are also knives, cleavers, and chainsaws available to debrain the walking dead. For games that want more PSVR 2 horror, consider titles like Switchback VR and Resident Evil Village.

<RUNNER>

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Developed by Truant Pixel, <RUNNER> is an eclectic title that brings a fresh take on the FPS genre. Players will be immediately overwhelmed by the anime-style visuals, and as players ride a zippy motorcycle through a neon-lit city, it is hard to not feel like one has been transported into Akira. Armed with a futuristic handgun, players can shoot at obstacles and objects in the environment as they ride their motorcycle, making it a heartstoppingly exhilarating experience. As players progress, they unlock even more upgrades and weapons, including grenades.

<RUNNER> excels thanks to its striking aesthetic, catchy soundtrack, and high-energy gameplay that utilizes VR in the best way. It also has a ‘Cruising’ mode which provides a more laidback experience for players who just want to enjoy the music and the colorful visuals. Gamers craving more eccentric FPS titles should explore Pistol Whip, which blends gunplay with rhythm-based gameplay.

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge

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The Star Wars VR game was originally released in 2020 on the Oculus Quest. It’s a blast for Star Wars fans, although newcomers can still have tons of fun. Players assume the role of a droid repair technician who finds themselves on an epic adventure after crash-landing on the planet Batuu.

The game runs for about 10 hours, which is plenty of time for gamers to immerse themselves in the sci-fi atmosphere. Weapons are easy to use, and the environments are gorgeous enough to rival what’s on display in Horizon: Call of the Mountain. For gamers who are still on the fence about the title, a free demo is available on the PS Store.

PSVR 2 may be going through a bit of a drought at present, but there are plenty of games lined up that promise to keep the rest of the year full of activity. To enhance gunplay when using PS VR2, there are several gun stocks available which can be attached to the headset’s controllers.


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