So you’ve got your pumpkins carved, a bowl of sweets ready for trick-or-treaters, and the fake cobwebs are up. You’re almost ready for another Halloween celebration but what next? Another classic horror movie fest featuring the greats or a terrifyingly non-spooky party? How about turning things up a notch with some immersive XR gaming, something that’ll send chills down your spine – or at least make you jump? Here are some of the best XR games to celebrate Halloween in.
We might be used to seeing the odd ’90s videogame reemerge and remastered but they do tend to be more well-known IPs. What’s very rare – almost unheard of – is bringing back a CD-ROM mystery puzzler. Especially one with FMV-heavy graphics. But that’s exactly what Vertigo Games has done with The 7th Guest VR. And you know what, combining modern volumetric video capture with VR has worked (mostly). With our review discovering that The 7th Guest VR is one of the more unique VR games of 2023.
Earlier this Summer Vertigo Games (Arizona Sunshine, After the Fall) announced a surprising reboot. It was bringing back a classic ’90s videogame many probably don’t remember, The 7th Guest. Originally a single-player CD-ROM adventure, Vertigo Games has given it an immersive overhaul, with The 7th Guest VR out today for multiple platforms.
With the nights getting longer and the weather getting cooler, the onset of Autumn means an abundance of new videogames. So far October 2023 isn’t going to disappoint VR fans with over 20 titles confirmed so far, for PlayStation VR 2, Quest 2 and 3, and PCVR headsets. So let’s dive in and see all the new VR games set to arrive this October.