17 Best VR Games To Play During Halloween

Halloween is creeping up soon. Everyone knows what that means. Everything’s gonna have an edge of spookiness.

Halloween is all about costume parties, haunted houses, and trick-or-treating. However, many of us don’t really like to indulge in social gatherings and socialize within loads of crowds. Many of us feel more comfortable sitting at home at Halloween, either watching a horror movie or playing a horror game to dive into the spooky spirit.

And when we talk about the horror gaming genre, almost all good games now come with VR support. Because let’s be honest, once you live the horror experiences yourself with a VR headset, there is no going back to playing games on a monitor.

So to help you celebrate the Halloween spirit, here is a list of the best virtual reality games which will be sure to give you those frightening and terrifying chills of horror for Halloween.

Here are our top picks of VR games for Halloween, sure to send spine-chilling and hair-rasing feelings through your bodies:

1. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice VR Edition – SteamVR

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a horror action-adventure game set in a dark fantasy world of Norsemen and Celts, the story of the journey of a broken Celt warrior.

The game goes along with Senua, a warrior who travels to Hell, facing numerous challenges and defeating powerful enemies along the way so that she can retrieve her lover’s soul from the dark goddess.

A bodiless whisper in your ear, attacking your every play, changes happening as soon as you try to finish another task, Hellblade will make you question your sanity.

This VR game will push you into the depths of Senua’s fury and her broken mind so much so that it will spark psychosis up to such a degree that breaks will become a must. 

2. Resident Evil 4 – Quest 2

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An old one but definitely gold, Resident Evil 4 (2005) has come to VR to get you all worked up with nostalgia with this beloved survival horror game.

Even though you cannot really call it an innate VR experience, the brand new first-person works amazingly well with some adaptations, making VR a much more captivating and riveting way to relish the 15-hour zombie-killing escapade.

3. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – PSVR

Resident Evil 4 is all about running and going on a murder spree, whereas Resident Evil 7: Biohazard takes more towards the horror side of things.

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard takes the protagonist to a plantation in Louisiana that is falling apart, in search of his missing wife. The old Baker House is run down, the residents are missing and people are disappearing left and right. This VR game hands out frights, jumpscares, creepiness, and just all in all 12 hours of raw horror.

When every challenge you meet becomes a life-and-death situation, you will have to up your survival skills as well as mental strength because finishing tasks and challenges while fighting off ugly, mangled, and monstrous figures definitely is not for the faint-hearted.

At approximately 5 years old and getting older by the minute, RE7 is one of the topmost horror games and very much worth your time if you haven’t played it before.

4. Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition

Blair Witch: Oculus Edition is psychological horror game that is based on the story of the cinematographic myth of Blair Witch. 

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Ellis, an ex-police officer with a dark past, gets involved in the search for a boy who went missing near Burkittsville, Maryland in the iconic Black Hills Forest.

It starts up as an ordinary investigation but soon will turn into the worst of nightmares, making you face your darkest nightmares and of course, the sinister Blair Witch.

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Experience the Black Hill Forest like never before. 

Games coming from franchises aren’t always that good but this VR game decided to break all expectations by giving us an amazing story-driven psychological horror game, rebuilt to provide a one-of-a-kind mesmerizing and bone-chilling VR experience.

These cursed woods will bring your worst fears and nightmares to life. Make sure to keep a flashlight on you, or who knows what will happen in the dark.

5. Red Matter

Red Matter is another story-driven VR adventure game with puzzles, set in an apocalyptic Sci-Fi Cold War. 

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Follow Agent Epsilon who is an astronaut of the Atlantic Union sent to a deserted base on Rhea, one of Saturn’s moons. Your mission is to look into a questionable top-secret research project.

This VR game is a mixture of Soviet barbarity and puzzle adventure along with a covertly forsaken colony in outer space and undertones of Cold War reconnaissance.

Finish up puzzles in a breath-taking, high-quality brutalist atmosphere which only grows into more and more dreamlike scenarios as the story goes on.

Try and discover the truth but before that, do you think you can stomach it?

Red Matter is creepy, unsettling, and everything you want in a horror VR game for Halloween.

6. Arizona Sunshine

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You hear a scratchy voice on the radio. It sounds human, and your hopes flare-up you’re not alone! More survivors, more people – not zombies- in the sweltering desert heat of the dystopian Grand Canyon state. Having just a small supply of weapons and ammo, you will need to plot a course through the mob of zombies in your despondent hunt for survivors.

Arizona Sunshine came out in 2017 and even four years later it still continues to be one of the best co-op zombie shooting adventure games. 

In this VR game, virtual reality joins hands with the zombie apocalypse, rebuilt completely so that now you can experience Arizona Sunshine without any limits, and take a deep dive into the game along with 3 or more fellow survivors in a world completely eclipsed by zombies.

A word of advice: practice your headshots.

7. AFFECTED: The Manor

AFFECTED: The Manor is one of the classiest old games. 

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Going through multiple paths and facing challenges on the way through a good deal of classic horror tropes and cliches. Your sight, only illuminated by candlelight, adds a mesmerizing effect, all the while driving you insane. Nothing is as it appears to be.

Creatures hiding in the dark, lurking nearby, just waiting for a chance to grab you in their clutches and drag you screaming to hell. There is horror lying in wait at every corner as you go deeper and deeper into the abandoned house. The only thing that is keeping you alive is your sanity or lack thereof. Your objective is to try and escape from the manor, but this won’t be an effortless achievement.

Released in 2016, this VR game is a must for Halloween. A Complete Edition is also getting released on the 28th of October, transforming the VR game into the ultimate horror experience.

8. The Exorcist: Legion VR – Oculus Quest, PSVR, PC VR

Based on the academy-award-winning movie, the Exorcist: Legion VR provides a healthy dose of horror with one-of-a-kind demonic creatures, exorcism tools, relics that were hidden away, and climactic scenes.

This VR game unravels through five chapters, all with their own individual plots, taking you through such bone-chilling terror that you’ve never known before with demonic exorcisms, different religions warped into cults making you face your worst fears. 

You don the character of an investigator searching for answers after a string of unexplainable incidents that starts from a chapel. Stretching across several episodes and chapters, ending in a final ceremony moment deserving of a Hollywood blockbuster horror film, this is without any doubt, one of the scariest VR games made to date.

The Exorcist is definitely one of the scariest movies of all time, so the bar for this VR horror game is obviously very high. Each and every chapter will test your bravery and determination. You can complete the whole game in but a few hours, however, the hair-raising and bone-chilling moments will strike at your resolve. 

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9. In Death: Unchained

In Death: Unchained is a rogue-lite bow-shooter VR game submerged in a world of gothic horror where you fight with your bow and arrow, to no avail, against monsters that just seem to get more and more powerful all to advance in an achievement-based progression system, uncovering even more, yet to be seen horrors. 

There are four alluring, mesmerizing, and ritualistically generated worlds with an infinite number of replays, three legendary fights with the boss, and multiple secret areas to unlock, explore and loot. 

There is also a gate-defense game mood ‘Siege of Heaven’ which absolutely perfect for new players, VR aficionados as well as advanced players alike.

Fight your way through medieval fantasy castles that float, all so that you can bring peace and harmony to Desolation, Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell. Shower down a torrent of arrows into forsaken souls and angelic creatures who have taken over the afterlife.

10. Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul – PSVR, PC VR

Paranormal Activity is well regarded for its cheap popcorn jumpscares that you can see coming but they still leave your heart beating so fast, that it feels like it’s gonna jump out of your chest. The VR experience is much like the movies; an unabashedly jumpy piece of VR fluff and you know what, we don’t want it any other way. 

If you like VR horror to be a slow burn then this VR game is not for you, but if you like your heart racing at every corner? Then this is the one for you.

One of the easiest selections for the best horror VR games for Halloween. 

11. Transference – PSVR, PC VR

Visualized by none other than Elijah Woods, Transference was one of the first, interesting tries at VR games.  

With a first-person narrative, you will be pushed into the experiment of an insane scientist, a corrupted digital simulation of his family that he created using their combined brain data. Choose between the three viewpoints of a family and untangle the mystery lurking in this mind-bending psychological thriller.

It is much different than other scary, horror VR games with a highly distinctive focus on psychological scares. Transference is an unnerving experience that will chill you to the bone and definitely one of the best horror VR games.

12. A Chair In A Room: Greenwater – PSVR, PC VR

A Chair In A Room: Greenwater is a taut horror VR game set in the Deep South of the USA. Coming from the creators of The Exorcist: Legion VR, this VR game draws out components of Southern Gothic and uses the backdrops of run-down towns, worn-out motels, and gloomy, rotting swamps, taking you through an exploration of corruption in institutions, immorality, and murder mayhem.

You start your story as patient no. 6079 in The Greenwater Institute, with a wiped-out memory, no remembrance of anything. 

Who are you? Why are you here? What did you do?

Dark and scary visions leave you questioning your sanity and only the medication that is given to you by the doctor can subdue those wishing to haunt you.

From 2016 to date, A Chair In A Room is still one of the finest horror VR games.

13. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood – PSVR

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is a first-person, arcade-style VR shooter created as a spin-off from ‘Until Dawn’.

The story-driven horror of Until Dawn was eclipsed in VR by creating Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, a heart-stopping, scream-filled rollercoaster of a game. It is full of the usual horror tropes and cliches, however, virtual reality adds a certain something that elevates the whole experience and gives you a new visualization for you to enjoy.

14. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Oculus Quest, PSVR, PC VR

If you consider The Walking Dead TV series to be creepy and spooky, then the VR game ‘The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners’ will be sure to pop your heart out of your chest with its delectably, gruesome combat system.

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Traverse through the cruel and ruthless world of The Walking dead, wading through flooded remnants of New Orleans. It allows you to dive into missions to murder zombies, stockpile weapons, search out rations and learn about surviving the horror. 

Travel and explore, struggle and brawl, and make questionable decisions just to keep breathing. When all choices lead to a life and death kind of situation, will you decide to be a Saint or a Sinner?

15. Five Nights At Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted – Oculus Quest, PSVR, PC VR

Five Nights at Freddy’s is, for the most part, a series of mini-games, but don’t be lulled into simpleness, because this is still an amazing VR experience for Halloween and its horrors, with a mini-game format, paced so well that it becomes out of the question to not jump, scream at the screen, or even throw the headset off because the uncontrollable anxiety. 

You are one of the keepers of a chain of pizza stores that are skin to the notorious Chuck E. Cheese pizzerias. Anyhow after the store closes for the night, the animatronic figures come to life and start chasing you. Trapped in an ominous restaurant with screams, frights, and heart-stopping moments, being hunted by a bunch of not-so-cuddly animatronics, your goal is to stay alive but that’s much easier to say than to do.

If you think you’re unafraid and unshakable, give this VR game a try and spend your Halloween with Five Nights at Freddy’s, where imagination and entertainment come to life! Although not in the way you think.

16. Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife – Oculus Quest, PSVR

Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife is a brand new entry for VR in the World of Darkness series that considers a psychological proceeding towards horror instead of depending on just jumpscares. It creates apprehension through the backdrop and narrates a captivating story.

It is a slower-paced horror game that might not appeal to everyone’s tastes but the horror and terror in such a way that enhances the VR experience, making it a vital part of VR’s horror collection.

The story follows Ed, a photographer who is summoned to Barclay Mansion where the situation becomes sticky very fast and things take a turn for the worse. In contrast with other games, Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife veers towards finding the solution to a murder mystery.

Only the catch is, that the death you’re looking into, is your own. You dropped dead during a mysterious seance and are now a Wraith -an undead soul, ill at rest, who has unfinished business in the land of the living. 

You will be able to use your supernatural capabilities to try and find answers leading to your death. A warning: Beware the menacing phantoms hiding in the shadows, watching and waiting, just for you.  

17. Phasmophobia – PC VR

One of the most frightening, horrifying VR games you can play on Halloween, Plasmosphobia, is a four-player online co-op psychological game with both VR and non-VR support.

Paranormal activity is quickly rising to the top and only you and your team are capable of using your ghost hunting equipment for gathering evidence of the full-scale terror being unleased. 

Phasmophobia takes you on a rollercoaster ride of virtual horror and terror through the supernatural world with many different haunted locations, ghosts straight out of nightmares, an Ouija board system, and crazily different weather types. 

Phasmophobia has a full VR option for those brave souls who try to face the four-player online horror. No two playthroughs are the same due to randomized scares and even though, the game is still in its early stages, it has a substantial support roadmap that assures us that the game will develop into an even better, horrifying experience. 

A small tip: make sure you don’t get snatched up during the HUnt phase if you want to come out alive.

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