8 Best Horror & Scary Games in VR for Oculus Quest 2
Are you a fan of ghost and horror movies such as “The Exorcist“, “The Conjuring“, “Poltergeist“, “A Nightmare on Elm Street“? Would you like to experience how it feels to be frighten inside that scary and haunted environment? Wait no more. In this article, we would like to share with you the best horror and scary games for Oculus Quest 2.
Just to let you know, for this article we do not include the Zombie related games inside the list. We think that the Zombie genre deserved to have it own list that you can refer here. Without further delay, let’s begin our list of top horror, scary and spooky games for you to enjoy (or get chill) in VR….
1) Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted game originated from the famous video game franchise that started in 2014 by Scott Cawthon. Now in VR format, you will be brought into the Five Nights universe where you need to survive during your encounters with the killer animatronics. Beside battling them, you also need to do some stuffs like troubleshoot broken animatronics and repair ventilation systems.
Main Highlights: This game has received many recognitions such as “Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best AR/VR Game” at the New York Game Awards and also the “Favorite Horror Games of 2019” by PlayStation. That must be something!
Official Website: https://www.steelwoolstudios.com/
2) The Exorcist: Legion VR
The Exorcist: Legion VR game is where you will confront the demons and also with your darkest fears. In this game, you’ll meet and encounters variety of demonic entities, hidden artifacts and exorcism tools in the spooky atmospheric locations.
Main Highlights: It is set in the world created by William Peter Blatty who is the writer, director and producer of “The Exorcist” franchise. This must be a dream come true to the film die-hard fan.
Official Website: http://www.exorcistlegion.com/
3) AFFECTED: The Manor
In this horror game, you must escape The Manor where you will encounter terror around every corner as you move deeper into that abandoned house. You’ll also need to know how to use only candle to work your way through the house. Spooookyyy…
Main Highlights: It has a speedrun mode called “The Gauntlet” where the players are ranked based on their time and also how much they screamed. Wow, sounds fun!
Official Website: https://www.fallenplanetstudios.com/
4) Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition
In this scary game, you and your K-9 police dog will search and investigate the cased of a missing boy in Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. In the mysterious woods, you will confront your darkest nightmares and also the evil force known as Blair Witch. Just to add, since there is dog involvement in this game, you are able to use your hand to pet him. Nice!!
Main Highlights: It is another scary game that originated from the famous movie titled “The Blair Witch Project” which was release in 1999. It is famous because it is a low budget movie that has successfully become a major box office.
Official Website: https://blairwitchgame.com/
5) Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife
In this horror game, you’ll do a lot of exploration in The Barclay Mansion where it is filled with the Hollywood decadence, occult research and terrifying monsters. Furthermore, you will use your supernatural abilities to solve the mystery and battling against Spectres, the hostile spirits. Among your abilities are moving through wall, track movements of spirits and manipulate object at distance. Cool!
Main Highlights: In this game, you are the Undead called Wraith. Yeap, that is the plot twist 🙂 For us, it is very unique concept and different from other horror and scary games.
Official Website: https://www.fasttravelgames.com/wraithafterlife
In the Dreadhalls game, you are trapped inside a massive dungeon. To survive, you need to explore and find a way to escape the dungeon by using your own courage, stealth skill and a faint light. That sounds scary…
Main Highlights: The game first debut is at the 2013 Oculus + Indiecade VR Jam.
Official Website: http://www.dreadhalls.com/
7) Lies Beneath
In Lies Beneath game, you must fight to save your father from the terrifying townsfolk and creepy creatures in your hometown at Slumber, Alaska. Beside fighting the monsters, you’ll also need to solve puzzles and find objects that can uncover hidden truths about the sleepy town and also your own past. Greattt!!!
Main Highlights: You will feel like you are in a comic book that comes alive. For us, it looks different and special from other games here. Thumbs up!
Official Website: http://driftervr.com/
8) Layers of Fear VR
Layers of Fear VR game is a first-person horror game where you need to delve deep into the mind of an insane painter and find out the secret of his madness. The bottom line is, you must finish the masterpiece that the painter has strived for so long to create. Sounds like an Avant-Garde level of masterpiece.
Main Highlights: You need to explore a dynamic and constantly changing Victorian mansion. Awesome!
Official Website: https://www.blooberteam.com/layers-of-fear
Advice on Horror VR Games…
Just a word of caution from us. Even though you can watch horror and scary films in front of your TV for a long time, it doesn’t mean that you can endure it in VR for the same period of time since the environments will be a lot different.
In TV, the jump scare is in front of you in the rectangle TV box. But in VR, the jump scare and spookiness can come from any direction, 360-degree around you. Whoosh!!!
That’s all for now guys. Nevertheless, you might want to give it a try to gauge and estimate your level of “Ghostbuster” skills. In case you want to see other top games and apps based on other genres or categories, we hope that this article can help you with it. Have “FUN” guys 🙂