Paranormal Activity VR Experience Is Frightfully Good

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Editor's Note: The GeForce team prefers not to scream, so we brought in outside help. The below is their experience with the Paranormal Activity VR game.

I have a confession to make: I’m a horror addict. Ever since I was a kid I haven’t been able to get enough of all things horror, and jump scares are my absolute favorite.

The problem with my addiction, however, is that constant exposure to horror has desensitized me. These days I’m lucky if a jump scare makes my pinky finger twitch, and as such I’ve been on what felt like a never ending search for that ultimate jump scare to finally get the adrenaline going again.

Which is why I was super stoked when I heard about the Paranormal Activity VR game experience from VRWERX being shown on the HTC Vive, powered by NVIDIA GeForce. I’d played with a couple VR demos before, so I knew just how immersive they are. I figured that immersion would lend well to the horror genre, and boy was I not disappointed.

Right off the bat I was transported from the VR booth and into the Paranormal Activity house. I barely had time to get my bearings before I turned around and BAM! There was a girl on the stairs, an arm’s length away from me.

I must’ve jumped a solid foot in the air.

The next 5 minutes passed in a terror-ridden flash. I crawled through a creepy tent, ran down halls as doors and windows flew open; I even dodged flying spears that came just inches from my face, so close that I swear I could feel them brush past the tip of my nose. The entire experience was so real, what with the amazing visual quality provided by the GeForce GTX 980, that I couldn’t help but believe that I was actually there inside the house. Just thinking about it makes my heart beat a little bit faster.

So thanks VRWerx, HTC Vive, Steam VR, and NVIDIA, for finally giving this horror addict the jump scare she’s been looking for.