Our top VR game recommendations
There are already hundreds of VR games out there and dozens that are highly recommended by their players. The top VR games are always different depending on who you ask. Even so, there are a few games that do stick out as being top-shelf games. The following are our top, cherry-picked VR games that we are sure will appeal to anyone who tries them.
- I Expect You To Die (Oculus Rift, PlayStation® VR)
On the top of our list, we have a puzzle game which has proved to be a prime example of how VR games should be made.
In this escape-room type game you play an elite secret agent who is trying to hinder the evil plot of a villain, in the process you find yourself in life threatening situations and it’s up to you now to make a grand escape. The challenging part is that you only have your problem-solving skills, wit and the power of telekinesis on your hands to solve puzzles, clues, and secrets that will get you to safety.
I Expect You To Die is well polished, very fun to play and has excellent use of VR and motion controls. It is highly recommended to use the Oculus Touch controllers or PlayStation Move motion controllers to experience the complete submersion the game offers.
- Raw Data (HTC Vive, Oculus Touch)
It is the year 2271 in Neo-Shinkuju and the seemingly benign Eden Corporation owns the world. You are part of the Sydik8 which is an elite hacker resistance movement who have figured out that Eden Corp’s intentions with their new line of robotic products are malevolent. As an elite operative, your aim is to destroy Eden Corp. To do so you go on a mission to infiltrate Eden Tower to steal all the Raw Data you possibly can. As the secrets are slowly unwrapping it becomes clear that there is much more than meets the eye.
Raw Data is an action packed virtual reality game with intense an intense gameplay, intuitive controls and amazing graphics that will definitely make you feel submerged into another reality. You can play this game a single-player but you can also go at it as a team of two.
- Vanishing Realms: Rite of Steel (HTC Vive)
Go on an adventure. Grab a weapon in your hand and fight monsters as big as you are in face-to-face melee. The more you engage in battle the better and stronger you become which will give you the ability to fight more powerful and advanced enemies. Take a step back and enjoy the scenery from time to time. Discover treasure chests, weapon shops, undead foes, mystic writing, banished gods, lost artifacts, ancient tombs and a moonlit forest. Make your way deep in the Vanishing Reals and be ready to be taken on a wild ride.
Vanishing Realms is one room-scale VR game that everyone should get their hands on. With this game you don’t need to hit a button to attack, defend or duck – you physically move to perform those actions! One-to-one motion controls and movements make you truly feel like you are actually in the game.
- Arizona Sunshine (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive)
Arizona Sunshine is definitely not just another zombie game. VR shooters might be abundant but take it from us that Arizona Sunshine definitely comes out as one of the better ones.
After an outbreak of zombie, you are left to wonder if there are any survivors any survivors in the post-apocalyptic Grand Canyon state. You suddenly hear someone’s voice over the radio and your hopes are confirmed! It is up to you know to survive the horde of brain eating zombies coming at you if you want to make contact with other humans. Scavenge the environment, loot your enemies and manage your ammo and consumables. You’ll have a big range of weapons like pistols, shotguns, machine pistols, Uzis, sniper rifles, and grenades at your disposal.. if you can manage to find them in abandoned cars and buildings.
This game uses real life weapon handling, you are free to explore your surroundings and offers unprecedented VR realism. Choose for the single player campaign or get a friend to play the co-op multiplayer with you.
- Alien Isolation (Oculus Rift)
If you want a game that will show you fear and have your heart beating at a fast pace then this is the game for you.
When she left Earth, Ellen Ripley promised her daughter Amanda Ripley she would return home for her 11th birthday. Amanda never saw her again. After the disappearance of the Nostromo spacecraft and her mother, Amanda is approached by Christopher Samuels of the Weyland-Yutani corporation. He invites her to go on a mission to retrieve flight recorder of the Nostroma which is onboard another spacecraft, the Sevastopol. Upon arrival, she finds out about a “monster” lurking on the now damaged Sevastopol. Amanda is committed to finding the flight recorder no matter the cost.
What makes this game so great is how it uses your every move to react and deliver a subversive and thrilling experience that makes you not simply want to finish the game but to also gives you the feeling of wanting to survive.
- Assetto Corsa (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, OSVR)
Our favorite VR racing game out there is Assetto Corsa. This is mostly because of its attention to detail, realistic physics, customization, and moldability. The game certainly delivers a realistic driving experience.
With the exception of one track, all locations which you can race your car on has been modeled using laser-scanning technology. Pick between Monza, Silverstone, Imola, Mugello and many more tracks.
To make it all even better, cars have been reproduced with the best accuracy possible with the cooperation of official car manufacturers. You can pick between a multitude of officially licensed content from car manufacturers as McLaren, Scuderia Glickenhaus, Pagani, Porsche, Audi, BMW and much more. There are over eighty cars to choose from!
There are quite a few game modes you can choose from. There is a career mode, special events, quick races, drag races and much more. You play can the game as a single player or in (online) multiplayer modes.
Perhaps one of the most welcoming parts of the game is the ability for 3rd party modifications and customization. So you will be able to download or make your own cars and tracks other players have created
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