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Best PlayStation VR Game of 2017 – Nominees

The end of the year has rolled around, which means it’s time to sum up 2017 with the Game of the Year Awards. PlayStation LifeStyle is doing our year-end awards slightly different from previous years. We wanted to put more importance on the nomination for each award, so we limited each category to five games. That’s not many, especially in a year stacked with great titles. It took a lot of careful deliberation to come up with each list.

PlayStation VR turned one in 2017, and that means that the platform is still young! We’ve seen a ton of great experiences, from the short, sweet, and experimental, to long adaptations of full games in virtual reality. Bethesda gave us both Skyrim VR and Doom VFR, which adapt beloved console titles for the headset. the full horror experience of Resident Evil 7 was available to play in VR, and was an incredible horror game to boot! It was a great year for Sony’s headset and tough to narrow down the list.

Keeping everything that came out in 2017 in mind, here are PlayStation LifeStyle’s nominees for the Best PlayStation VR Game of 2017:

Bethesda had a great year in 2017, and had a lot of VR titles. One of those was bringing the insanely fast and bloody shooter, Doom, to VR. While the Move controls suffered, the Aim controller felt right at home. Read our review.

Who knew a Final Fantasy fishing mini-game in VR could be so... deep? It surprised us, and we loved bonding with our group of bro-pals! Read our review.

A full triple-A game launching with complete VR support alongside it? It was a rework of Resident Evil as we know it, and was a great game inside or outside the headset. Read our review.

Sure, it's the millionth release of Skyrim, but haven;t we all dreamed of playing it in VR since the first moment we booted up the game more than half a decade ago? Read our review.

This game might be the underdog here, but we found it to be an incredibly fun VR shooter that used full movement and 3D space to its advantage. Read our review.

The winner of our Best PlayStation VR Game of 2017 award will be announced next week on Wendesday, December 27. It will be a part of a week-long celebration of the best PlayStation titles of 2017. Ultimately, it’ll conclude on Friday, December 29, where we’ll reveal PlayStation LifeStyle’s Game of the Year 2017. This year will go down as one of the greatest in gaming, so we’re very excited to unveil all of our picks!

Of course, we’d also love to hear what you think. Let us know what your PlayStation VR Game of 2017 was, and which nominee you’ll think will win the award! Is it going to be the strangely interesting Final Fantasy XV fishing game, Monster of the Deep? Will fast paced shooter Starblood Arena take the top prize? Stay tuned to find out the winner next week!

View the rest of the announced year-end award nominees.