Searching for new VR games in September 2023? We're rounding up our latest monthly highlights.
August might be this year's quietest month for VR so far with only a handful of games, most targeting PSVR 2. It didn't lack big names, though. There was I Expect You To Die 3, Firewall Ultra, Crossfire: Sierra Squad and VR Skater, and we also previewed Border Bots VR. Other notable releases include Phasmophobia, Green Hell VR, The Riese Project - Prologue, Elysium Trials, CarX Rally and War of Being.
September looks considerably busier across most major platforms thanks to a stacked line-up. Let's not forget Connect will reveal further Meta Quest 3 details on September 27. We expect the conference to mostly focus on hardware, but there's a good chance Meta may reveal more about key releases like Asgard's Wrath 2.
As always, this list will receive updates as more confirmations come through, so make sure you bookmark this page. For now, here are all the big upcoming VR games reaching Meta Quest 2, PC VR, PSVR 2 and Pico 4 in September 2023.
Inverse - September 7 (Quest)
Developed by MassVR, Inverse is set in an eponymous world filled with horrific creatures known as the Nul. Taking place across five-player matches, four Agents must survive by powering up control terminals across a facility, stopping the Nul escaping through an Anomaly portal. Following a previous early access launch, that's now appearing on the main Quest Store.
Toss - September 7 (PC VR, PSVR 2, Quest)
Published by Vertigo Games, Toss! is a banana-themed platformer reaching most major VR platforms. Playing as a monkey, Toss! involves climbing up ladders, swinging across branches and other platforming challenges, swiping bananas as you go.
Yupitergrad 2: The Lost Station - September 7 (PC VR)
A VR action-adventure game from GameDust, Yupitergrad 2: The Lost Station has seen a pretty staggered release. Initially a timed exclusive on Pico Neo 3 Link and Pico 4, it eventually released on Quest in July and SteamVR is next. Check out our full review to learn more.
Alvo - September 14 (PSVR 2)
Initially launched as a PSVR exclusive, Alvo is an arcade-style shooter originally built around the PlayStation Aim controller. Featuring Sense Controller haptic feedback and adaptive triggers on PSVR 2, cross-platform multiplayer is supported with the PSVR, Quest and Pico versions.
Behind The Frame VR - September 14 (PC VR, PSVR 2, Quest)
Developed by Silver Lining Games, Behind The Frame: The Finest Scenery first appeared two years ago on flatscreen platforms and takes direct inspiration from director Hayao Miyazaki. Described as a 'paint-and-click' adventure, Behind The Frame VR follows aspiring artist Amber as she relives her past, navigating everyday life's hardships while focusing on finishing her masterpiece.
Crimen - Mercenary Tales - September 14 (PC VR)
Developed by Carbon Studio, Crimen - Mercenary Tales is a new VR arcade slasher set in the 17th century. Featuring cel-shaded visuals mirroring comic books, the game occurs across "eight hilarious escapades narrated by a cast of eight charismatic personalities" as you explore castles, pirate ships, ancient temples and more. Previously released on Quest and Pico, it's now coming to SteamVR.
Gazzlers - September 14 (PC VR, Pico, PSVR 2, Quest)
Developed by Bolt Blaster Games, Gazzlers is described as an on-rails arcade VR shooter. Featuring a roguelite-inspired encounter system, that tasks you with completing challenges, collecting scrap, upgrading your skills, and taking on enemies in search of the Final Station. That's arriving on all major platforms.
Twistex - September 14 (Quest)
Developed by Middle Man Games, Twistex is a falling block puzzler where you rotate a cylindrical grid to fill it with shapes. Featuring two modes at launch, the Quest version supports passthrough environments where objects are affected by real-time lighting. A SteamVR version with non-passthrough environments will follow later this year.
Ruinsmagus: Complete - September 18 (PSVR 2)
Released on Quest 2 and PC VR last year, CharacterBank now brings Ruinsmagus to PSVR 2, a fantasy RPG dungeon crawler where you strengthen your guld across various story quests. As a 'Complete' edition, that includes the ‘The Warrior and the Tailor’ DLC and changes seen in the Remix Update.
Broken Edge - September 19 (PSVR 2)
Developed by Trebuchet, Broken Edge is a 1v1 dueling game with offline solo play and online multiplayer. Previously released on Quest and PC VR, it values strategic finesse over brute force, and you must destroy your opponent's weapon before you can kill them.
Budget Cuts Ultimate - September 20 (PC VR)
Following June's launch on PSVR 2 and Quest, Budget Cuts Ultimate now reaches SteamVR. It merges Budget Cuts and Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency into "one seamless adventure," which previously released individually on PC VR before. You can check out our full review for more details.
Hellsweeper VR - September 21 (PC VR, PSVR 2, Quest)
Developed by Mixed Realms, Hellsweeper VR offers an intense action combat experience. Set in the fiery depths of Hell, you're tasked with clearing through demons, conjuring weapons using a gesture-based system or using elemental magic. You can check out our Gamescom 2022 preview to learn more.
Paper Beast Enhanced Edition - September 27 (PSVR 2)
Originally released three years ago, Paper Beast now comes to PSVR 2 alongside a flat version on PS5. A surreal adventure filled with origami-like creatures, Pixel Reef promises enhanced visuals with HDR support and smooth locomotion movement.
I Expect You To Die 3: Cog In The Machine - September 28 (PC VR)
Developed by Schell Games, I Expect You To Die 3: Cog In the Machine makes its second consecutive appearance in our monthly roundups thanks to a SteamVR release. Set in a James Bond-inspired “spy-fi” world, the latest entry in this single-player puzzle series focuses on thwarting a new villain, Dr. Roxanna Prism.
Islanders VR - September 28 (Quest)
A chilled-out city builder, Islanders VR is described as a "minimalist strategy game about building cities on beautiful islands." Unlike similar games, resources don't cost money but building space is limited. A SteamVR version is also confirmed, though the release date remains unknown.
Outta Hand - September 28 (Quest)
A new VR platformer from Capricia Productions, Outta Hand uses an arm-based movement system similar to Gorilla Tag and No More Rainbows. Playing as a blue blob creature with long arms, you'll leap and propel yourself through different environments.
System Critical 2 - September 29 (PC VR)
Developed by Old Formulas, System Critical 2 describes itself as a "retro style run and gun platformer shooter." A direct sequel to last year's System Critical: The Race Against Time, that arrives this month on SteamVR.
Interested to learn about more upcoming VR games? Check out our full list below, which covers upcoming Quest 2, PC VR and PSVR 2 releases across 2023 and beyond: