If you’re looking for discounts on the most terrifying VR games out there, the Oculus Halloween Sale might not be for you.
Facebook’s VR division just launched a typically huge sale for late-October spookiness on Rift (no, still no Quest sale). But many of the games listed in the main sale aren’t all that scary. Sure, Witching Tower ($7.99) and The Morrigan ($12.99) have hordes of gruesome baddies to slay, but are they really that terrifying?
There are a few welcome additions in the wider sale category like A Chair in a Room: Greenwater ($9.99) and Kobold: Chapter 1 ($2.99). But why is, say, Superhot VR included at its usual cut price of $17.99? How is Voxel Fly a Halloween game? Not that we’re complaining about discounted games, it just doesn’t feel very themed, does it?
Sadly there’s no sign of games like Transference, Dark Days or even Face Your Fears 2. Those seem like obvious picks to us.
It’s a bit of an odd line-up, considering how well horror works in VR. In fact, most of the actual horror games are bundled under one roof in the Monster Party Pack. This is, admittedly, a terrific deal, including Five Nights At Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted, Edge of Nowhere, Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul and Wilson’s Heart for $44.99.
These are some of VR’s scariest games. Five Nights at Freddy’s alone would set you back $29.99, so there are lots of savings to be had.
Less stunning but still worthwhile is the Spooktacular Pack. This one’s $44.99 too but only packs half the goodness. The Mage’s Tale and The Invisible Hours are both great games. Arktika.1 is certainly polished, but a little dull. Insomniac’s Feral Rites, meanwhile, is best forgotten.
The way I look at it, PSVR’s Halloween sale is a bit more on-brand. Still, there’s very likely some Steam Halloween offerings on the way too, so don’t spend all of your money just yet.