While most may disregard the 3D audio feature of the PS5, some developers have taken advantage of it to great effect. If you want to take your gaming experience a notch higher without splurging on an expensive home theater setup, Sony’s 3D Pulse Wireless Headset may help you get the most out of this feature.
Sony’s Pulse 3D Wireless Headset was released a little over a year ago, and even if there are many higher-end alternatives out there, this pair of cans can do the job with some compromises. If you managed to snag one at a discount, especially during PlayStation’s Holiday limited-time offer, you’ll want to play games that will bring out its full potential.
We’re here to help you navigate this aural world of sound and fury, highlighting the ten best games to demonstrate the power of the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset and broaden your horizons toward a fully immersive gaming experience.
Pulse 3D Wireless Headset – Top Games to Play With It
Returnal is one of the best, if not the best, titles that will be able to showcase the capabilities of your Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
In this atmospheric horror that blends bullet hell and roguelite elements, the unsung hero that brings this game to life is how much the audio experience adds to the haptics provided by the DualSense controller to provide a fully immersive experience.
From the pitter-patter of the rain to the intense sequences of the challenging firefight involved, the Pulse 3D is with you all the way to feel fully immersed in this harrowing but beautiful nightmare.
Horizon: Forbidden West
Horizon Forbidden West has been one of the more underrated GOTY candidates for 2022, and while it didn’t win, it doesn’t change the fact that it is an audiovisual spectacle.
Each new village in the West not only has its particular visual style but has its signature sound that gives them its personality. With battles featuring gigantic mechanical dinosaurs, switch on your Pulse 3D and hear the difference!
Resident Evil: Village
Nothing beats the tense grip of survival horror with a combination of visual dread and the anxiety induced by ambient sounds heard through a good set of headphones.
If you haven’t experienced Resident Evil Village for yourself and you’ve access to a PS5 with the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset, do yourself a favor and immerse yourself into Romania’s horrors and excitement.
Death Stranding: Director’s Cut
There’s nothing quite like Death Stranding, and it still remains one of the more conceptually original games out there. With the release of the Director’s Cut, the transition to the current-gen systems is nothing short of magical, as the haptics and 3D sound carry over to give you a completely new way to experience post-extinction America.
Let the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset guide you through the worst of the BTs and the vast empty landscapes as you make America whole again.
God of War Ragnarok
Along with its masterful soundtrack from Bear McCreary, God of War Ragnarok also took home the award for best audio design from The Game Awards in 2022, and it all comes to life once you switch on your Pulse 3D Wireless Headset.
From the icy permafrost of Midgard to the rocky crags of Svarltalfheim, don’t settle with just seeing the difference; hear it as well.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
I’ll sound like a broken record at this point, but if there was something that Horizon Forbidden West and God of War Ragnarok did, it was that they continued and refined what Insomniac Games did with Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.
Along with its equally awesome Marvel’s Spiderman: Miles Morales, both Insomniac projects took on the current-gen development to heart and along with it, the fully immersed worlds through sight and 3D sound.
Another standout title of 2021 comes by way of Deathloop. The game makes retro cool again with its acid jazz tone paired with the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset to immerse you in its endless loop of murder and mayhem.
Shooters are definitely a genre that pushes audio to its limit; hear the highlights with each fired shot and showcase the psychic powers that immerse you within the confines of Blackreef Island.
If there was a standout title in terms of showcasing the PS5’s visuals and 3D audio during its launch window, look no further than Demon’s Souls. Journey through Boletaria with your Pulse 3D Wireless Headset, and hopefully, you’ll hear the difference that will help you stay alive amidst the hostile environment.
Gran Turismo 7
We also have something for racing game aficionados out there with Gran Turismo 7. In its triumphant return, the game not only features fantastic visuals but immersive 3D audio as well, bringing the roar of the engines and the screech of tires to full effect.
Get behind the wheel with the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset and burn rubber with style!
While Ghostwire: Tokyo didn’t score well with the critics, one aspect of the game that cannot be denied is its level of immersion, leaning into its thematic elements by marrying the animist culture of Japan with its neon-lit contemporary city.
Watch and hear Shibuya come to life with the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset as you explore its barren streets, exorcise the restless demons, and take to the skies with the wind against your face and the dreary rain falling into the empty pavement.
The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset is now available across your favorite retailers.
*Availability of the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset and the games from retailers are subject to change.