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5 Best Puzzle Games on PSVR



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Though it may not appear so at first glance, puzzle games are a huge hit on PSVR. That's because the system transformed the genre by allowing players to immerse themselves deeper into the artwork, soundtracks, and mind-bending gameplay of the genre. This only adds to the evidence that VR truly is the future of gaming, with enormous potential for what comes in the next couple of years, five years, and a decade. So, with the PSVR 2 on the cusp of its release, let's look back at the best puzzle games on PlayStation's debut VR headset. But beware, challenges lie ahead.

5. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes - Launch Trailer [PS VR]

Steel Crate Games' Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes tasks one player with disarming a bomb while the other players instruct them on how to do so by reading from the bomb-disarming instruction manual. Sounds simple enough. The catch, however, is that the players reading the manual cannot see the bomb, and the defuser cannot see the manual. As a result, some fantastic moments occur, which are typically chaotic and result in a time-pressed yelling match. This game is best played with friends to see how well you perform under pressure while communicating clearly and precisely, as any mistake can set off the bomb.

The controls are simple for a PSVR game and the puzzles are entertaining but high stakes nonetheless. It differs from the other puzzle games on PSVR in that only one copy is needed, making it ideal for couch co-op or party games. Because it is so unique and tirelessly fun, this puzzle game has easily claimed a spot as one of the best puzzle games on PSVR.

4. Red Matter

Red Matter - Release Trailer | PS VR

Set during a futuristic cold war, in Red Matter you play as agent epsilon, who crash lands on Saturn's moon Rhea and explores an abandoned military base. Your mission is to solve puzzles in order to progress through the game's intricate and twisted story. Altogether, Red Matter does an excellent job of blending the puzzles into the environment, making it feel seamless and fluid. Consequently why we consider it one of PSVR's best puzzle games.

Red Matter stands out due to its ability to combine puzzle's into an immersive story-driven title. It's only a single-player experience, but surely one worth trying if you're down for a thrilling and mentally engaging puzzle story adventure.

3. Tumble VR

Tumble VR - Announcement Trailer | PS VR

Fans of the PlayStation 3 classic Tumble, may recognize Tumble VR which has been re-made for PSVR. This time around with new modes, levels, and obviously gameplay style thanks to VR technology. The goal is to solve a variety of puzzles in which you must construct towers and bridges of various shapes that do not always fit together, forcing you to think outside of the box for some creative solutions to each level. As a result, Tumble VR's puzzles pose a great challenge that will frequently stump you. However, this makes completing each level that much more rewarding.

Poor physics is one of the most frustrating aspects of puzzle games. That's why you'll be reluctant to hear Tumble VR perfected theirs. Players have what appears to be an infinite number of puzzles to challenge themselves, with each one progressively becoming more difficult. The best part of the game for those puzzle lovers is that even if you get stuck on a level, you will have fun troubleshooting the multitude of ways to solve it. This game will quickly become a favorite for many puzzle gamers and it is one of the best PSVR puzzle games available.

2. Ghost Giant

Ghost Giant - E3 2018 Announcement Trailer | PS VR

Ironically, you play as a giant ghost in Ghost Giant. By manipulating the environment in a number of ways, your goal is to assist a lonely young boy named Louis throughout his world. This puzzle game definitely is a bit of an emotional self-discovery story, but its puzzle mechanics are appealing due to making you the puppet master. Nonetheless, this game is extremely relaxing and easy to lose yourself in. As you progress through each stage, you get to explore Sancourt's world while listening to a fantastic soundtrack.

For a PSVR game that isn't first-person POV, this game does an excellent job of blending in various angles and zooms to truly immerse you in the story. Which is easy to get lost in due to its heartfelt storyline and fluid gameplay that pictures every moment of the story so well. Ghost Giant is one of the best PSVR puzzle games, guaranteed to give you some heartfelt joy while also challenging you with some great puzzles that require you to think outside the box.

1. Tetris Effect

Tetris Effect - Accolades Trailer | PS4, PS VR

Tetris, one of the all-time greats of puzzle games, has been reimagined for PSVR with Tetris Effect. The PSVR does an excellent job of bringing the cult-classic puzzle experience onto a new platform with a new level of immersion that puts you right in the middle of the piece-stacking action. One of the most appealing aspects of Tetris Effect is the multiplayer mode, which allows you to compete against friends or other players in a last-man-standing competition. Furthermore, can team up with other players to battle AI-controlled bosses.

Whereas some puzzle games can be quite frustrating, Tetris Effect is the polar opposite. There's something for everyone with over 30 levels and 10 game modes. It features some of the best scenery, music, colors, and visuals to offer in the series, as well as outstanding performance. Tetris Effect is a puzzle game's perfect storm and one of the best available on PSVR.

So, what's your take? Do you agree with our top five? Are there other puzzle games on PSVR you think are best? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.