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5 Best Sci-fi Games on PSVR



5 Best Sci-fi Games on PSVR

The sci-fi genre has always captivated gamers, regardless of console or system. You have a mix of science and technology that is unrestricted by its fictional boundaries, which usually sees the ideas taken to an extreme level of unheard futuristic concepts. Most of the time, this results in some sort of space exploration. Nonetheless, there are numerous concepts that can arise from the premise. But what better way to enjoy it than in the most immersive way possible with PSVR? And, in anticipation of what's to come on the PSVR 2, we'd like to review the best Sci-fi games on PSVR in this list. So, let's see which games will satisfy your desire for futuristic adventure.

5. EVE: Valkyrie

EVE: Valkyrie | Gameplay Trailer | PlayStation VR

You may have heard of EVE: Online before, as it's an extremely popular space MMORPG. So much so, that the game was calling for a spin-off of its sci-fi adventure on PSVR. The result came in EVE: Valkyrie, a multiplayer dogfighting game set in the cosmos. This first-person shooter set's you in the cockpit of a galactic fighter jet where you must duke it out in a dogfight with other players online.

The game features five game modes, Team Deathmatch, Control, Carrier Assault, Wormholes, and Extraction. You can pick and customize between 13 different spacecraft. Furthermore, you can customize your pilot, hanger, and more. As a result, many consider EVE: Valkyrie one of the best sci-fi games on PSVR, and you'll only find something comparable in Star Wars: Squadrons, another notable sci-fi dogfighting PSVR game.

4. Red Matter

Red Matter - Release Trailer | PS VR

Red Matter turned a lot of heads when its story-driven sci-fi puzzle adventure was first released for PSVR. In this game, you play as Agent Epsilon, an astronaut dispatched to the planet Rhea, one of Saturn's moons, where an abandoned Volgravian base remains. This base is known to have housed a top-secret research project during the height of a fictional dystopic cold war. So, you can only imagine what dark and dangerous secrets lurk in its shadows.

Your mission, which you probably guessed, is to investigate whatever horrors were being conducted here. Needless to say, the game becomes increasingly surreal the more you progress through its dark sci-fi adventure. As a result, Red Matter easily earns its spot as one of the best sci-fi games on PSVR. So, if you're looking for a gripping narrative that will appeal to your sense of dark twisted sci-fi adventure, then you can't go wrong with this title.

3. Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Star Trek: Bridge Crew | Launch Trailer | PlayStation VR

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is an absolute must-play if you're someone who loves the Star Trek movie franchise. In this multiplayer sci-fi VR adventure, four players take on the roles of Captain, Helm, Tactical, and Engineer, and attempt to command the U.S.S Aegis through The Trench, a largely uncharted region of space. Your entire mission is to find a new and suitable home for the Vulcan people in this stretch of space, but be warned: venturing into unexplored parts of the cosmos is often met with danger.

Together, your Bridge Crew will need to coordinate strategic actions to navigate this new star system and persevere through any threats that stand in your way. After completing the storyline, you can continue to play Star Trek: Bridge Crew indefinitely thanks to its “Ongoing Missions,” which are procedurally generated and offer a new and exciting experience each playthrough. Nonetheless, there are numerous reasons why Star Trek: Bridge Crew deserves to be considered one of the best sci-fi games on PSVR.

2. The Persistence

The Persistence | Gameplay Trailer | PlayStation VR

The Persistence will certainly send shivers down your spine if you're looking for a grueling sci-fi adventure on PSVR. In this horror sci-fi game set in 2521, you must survive aboard a spaceship that has become stranded in space and is being ripped apart as it gravitates closer to a black hole. Not only is that a threat but the crew of the ship has been mutated into grotesque monsters who want to tear you apart limb for limb. Needless to say, this game is not for the faint of heart, as there will undoubtedly be some jump scares.

Aside from surviving the abominations that lurk the ship, your mission is to venture deeper into its corridors in the hopes of repairing and preventing it from being ripped to shreds by the black hole's gravitational pull. The stakes are at an all-time high and horror lurks around every corner in The Persistence, one of the best sci-fi games on PSVR.

1. No Man's Sky VR

No Man's Sky: VR Trailer

As far as sci-fi adventures go on PSVR, you can't ask for much more than what you get in No Man's Sky VR. Filled with over 250 explorable galaxies, No Man's Sky sends you on an uncharted mission through the cosmos. So, all you need to play it is a trusty spaceship, which they start you with, and a good sense of adventure. Each planet in this game offers a new environment and terrain for you to explore. As a result, you never really know what you're getting into.

But beware, because some planets may now be dangerous due to the new Sentinal update. That is why you must gather resources, craft weapons, and prepare yourself as best you can to combat any threats that may arise. No Man's Sky is easily one of the best sci-fi games on PSVR, and the best part is it's also coming to PSVR 2. When the new system is released, you will embark on an entirely new journey in the cosmos. All of this will undoubtedly whet our appetite for sci-fi adventure.

So, what's your take? Do you agree with our top five? Are there other sci-fi 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.