11 of the Very Best VR Games on the Market
Want to take your gaming experience to new levels? Then why not check out some of these great VR games.
We've focused on a few of the most-highly rated here, but there are plenty of other great VR games out there for your delectation.
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What games can you play in VR?
There are many great games you can play in VR. Later in the article, we've included some of the best, but others include and are not limited to:
- L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files
- Rez Infinite
- Hover Junkers
- Superhot VR
- Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
- Star Trek: Bridge Crew
- Elite Dangerous
What are the best free VR games?
If you don't want to fork out a pretty penny for a great VR game, some of the best free ones are as follows:
- Red Bull Air Race: The Game (Oculus Rift)
- Rec Room (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive)
- Accounting (HTC Vive)
- Google Earth (HTC Vive)
- Portal Stories: VR (HTC Vive)
- Star Wars: Battlefront VR Mission (PSVR) - If you won Battlefront of course
But remember nothing is ever free. Expect to be inundated with requests for in-game purchases and the odd advertisement.
What is the scariest PS4 VR game?
If you are the proud owner of a PS4 and like to be scared out of your wits, you might like some of these VR games:
- Until Dawn: Rush Of Blood
- Kona VR
- (The) Persistence
- Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul
- Killing Floor: Incursion
- The Inpatient
- Arizona Sunshine
- Dead Secret
What are the best VR games?
So, without further ado, here are 11 great VR games that will justify forking out for a VR headset. Trust us when we say this list is far from exhaustive and is in no particular order.
1. Batman: Arkham VR is pretty good
If you've ever wanted to experience the Batman universe in a new and exciting way, then Batman: Arkham VR might be for you. Like other Batman games, you'll get to explore Gotham and kick some baddy-ass.
Combining this amazing universe with virtual reality might make this one of the best Batman games of all time.
2. Budget Cuts is worth a punt
In a world where robots are stealing everyone's jobs, this game sees you fighting back. TransCorp, your employer has decided to make human staff redundant to save some precious cash.
But the robot takeover is not as peaceful as it might seem on the surface. Don your VR helmet and literally fight to save your job.
3. EVE: Valkyrie is amazing
Get your VR helmet on and jump into the cockpit of your ship in this thrill-ride of a space combat simulator. Engage in death-defying dogfights and explore the darkness of space with this great VR game.
The game is primarily a multiplayer meaning you can engage in intense combat with real people rather than lackluster AIs.
4. Moss is interesting
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a well-armed mouse with an attitude? Then you might want to consider playing Moss.
In this game, you will take on the part of a mouse armed with a sword who explores an enchanted forest fraught with danger. Developed by Polyarc, this amazing VR game is certainly something different.
5. Star Trek: Bridge Crew is great for Trekkies
If you love all things Star Trek, you really need to check out this great VR game. As the name suggests you get to join the bridge crew of a Federation Starship.
You can also team up with your mates to run the ship together as a team. This might just be the perfect game for any self-described "Trekkie".
6. The Climb is only for the most adventurous of gamers
If you have fear of heights, this might be the best, and safest, way to overcome it. In The Climb, you'll get to scale sheer rock faces, and other environments, to get some breathtaking views of your surroundings.
You can race other players to the top, or just hang around and take in the view. This might be one of the best applications of the technology around.
Just don't look down!
7. Vader Immortal is amazing
For those who love all things Star Wars, this great VR-game-come-side-story is a must buy. Experience the thrill and terror of being a candidate to be the Dark Lord's apprentice.
It is the first of a planned three-part series, and you will get to play around with lightsabers and beat up some stormtroopers. What else needs to be said?
8. Arizona Sunshine is a zombie-fans wet dream
If you have ever fantasized about being a zombie apocalypse, then Arizona Sunshine might be the perfect game for you. Experience the sheer terror of fighting for your survival against legions of fearless, and hungry, undead.
You take on the role of a lone survivor who must use their skills and cunning to survive. Strap on your headset, grab and gun and get stuck in!
9. Robo Recall is fun
Unleash your inner Luddite with this amazing VR game. Whack on your VR helmet and get out there in the virtual world to smash up some homicidal robots.
In Robo Recall you take on the role of an agent at the service robot facility RoboReady who has been tasked with removing defective robots from circulation. It seems simple enough, except these defective robots have rebelled against their human creators.
Recalling them will take some excessive violence. What a shame.
10. The Inpatient is something a little different
The prequel to the highly-acclaimed Until Dawn, The Inpatient is the latest offering from Supermassive Games. Here you will travel to a mental institution about 60 years before Until Dawn.
Immerse yourself in this creepy, yet gripping story and test your mettle in this amazing VR experience.
11. No Man's Sky is incredible
This action-packed survival game was one of the most highly-anticipated releases of 2019. The original No Man's Sky was great, but adding a VR element to it takes it to the next level.
Many consider this one of the very best VR games to date. Strap on your headset and explore the wonderful world of No Man's Sky.
Loay Elbasyouni has always had a flair for engineering since he was a kid; even after being raised in one of the deadliest conflicts in the world. He was the lead electronic Engineer that helped build Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.