30 Best VR Games of All Time
Do you think VR doesn’t have games?
Of course, VR isn’t replete with 100 hours of RPGs and lavishly crafted action games, but there’s more than enough of them now to satisfy a wide variety of gamers, whether they like online games, puzzles, or RPGs. The point is, whether you own an Oculus Rift, an HTC Vive, a PSVR, or something else, there are plenty of options for you to play. But where and on what do you spend your hard-earned money?
To answer that question, we’ve rounded up 30 VR games that we think are worth checking out. In this article, we’re not talking about the “Top 30” ranking, it’s about highlighting the games that are really interesting and that you may have missed.
Batman: Arkham VR. Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Batman: Arkham VR is an adventure game played from a first-person perspective through the eyes of the playable character, Batman. The player can freely traverse the environment, interact with reachable items, and access three gadgets from Batman’s utility belt: a throwing batarang, a grappling hook pistol, and a forensic scanner that can be used to verify evidence and recreate crime scenes.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows VR, PlayStation VR Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR – In Skyrim VR, the open world comes to life. You are waiting for battles with ancient dragons, wandering through the mountains and much more. Skyrim VR also includes all official expansions. Long-forgotten dragons have returned to Tamriel, and the fate of the empire hangs in the balance. Only you, the dragonborn, the hero whose appearance was foretold by prophecy, can defeat the enemy.
Fallout 4 VR Platforms: HTC Vive Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Fallout 4 VR – The full game is now available, with new combat, item crafting, and building systems redesigned for VR. The vast world of the post-apocalyptic wasteland has become even more alive. You, the sole survivor of Vault 111, enter a world destroyed by nuclear war. Only you can restore the Wasteland and decide the fate of its inhabitants. Welcome home.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Developer: Ninja Theory
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice VR is a new game from the creators of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and DmC: Devil May Cry about a journey into the depths of legend and madness.
In the era of the Vikings, a tortured Celtic warrior goes to the terrible land of the dead to fight for the soul of her lost lover.
When creating Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, the authors drew on the experience of neuroscientists and people with mental disorders. You will plunge into the melancholic rage and upset consciousness of the warrior Senui.
LA Noire: The VR Case Files Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Developer: Rockstar Games
LA Noire VR is a brutal and dark crime thriller set in a 1940s Los Angeles set in stunningly convincing virtual reality.
In LA Noire: The VR Case Files, you take on the role of Detective Cole Phelps as you investigate brutal crimes, intrigues and conspiracies inspired by the real events of 1947, one of the bloodiest periods in the history of Los Angeles.
Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV Platforms: PlayStation VR Developer: Square Enix
Monster of the Deep VR – The story takes place in the amazing universe of Eos, where the main storyline of Final Fantasy XV took place. The Monster of the Deep story mode challenges players to learn how to fish, use a rod, and compete to hunt down the “demon fish”. However, when faced with the fishing frenzy in Final Fantasy XV, seasoned players will no longer be able to resist the excitement of fishing.
Onward Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Developer: Downpour Interactive
Onwards VR is a realistic combat simulator that allows you to feel yourself in the center of a modern military conflict. Keep in touch with your teammates, hide behind covers, make tactical maneuvers during the day and at night. The limited number of respawns, the lack of an on-screen HUD and crosshairs will allow you to fully evaluate your combat and shooting skills.
Payday 2 Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Developer: Overkill
Payday 2 VR is a multiplayer action game that puts you in the shoes of real bank robbers. The main characters of the original Payday – Dallas, Hoxton, Wolfe and Chance – come to Washington for “new crime fun”.
Resident Evil 7 Platform: PlayStation VR Developer: Capcom
Resident Evil 7 – the action of the game takes place in one of the provincial areas of Louisiana. Ethan Winters goes looking for his missing wife and is trapped in an old house in the middle of the swamps. The owners of the estate, the Baker family, turn out to be cannibalistic maniacs and start hunting for the protagonist. A little later it turns out that they are all infected with some kind of virus that makes them wild and practically unkillable.
Wilson’s Heart Platforms: Oculus Rift Developer: Twisted Pixel
Wilson’s Heart VR – a hard psychological thriller, which is carefully tailored to the storyline. The main goal of the game is to figure out why the protagonist has an extraterrestrial mechanism built into his chest and where it came from. You have to solve difficult tasks and get out of tricky traps. The game is made in style neo-noir, which means that you should not expect bright colors, everything around will be immersed in dark colors.
Arizona Sunshine Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows VR, PlayStation VR Developer: Vertigo Games, Jaywalkers Interactive
Arizona Sunshine VR is a battle for survival in a post-apocalyptic VR world in which players on the way to find survivors will have to fight both hordes of zombies seeking to bite off part of their flesh, and the unbearable heat of this terrible world.
Blasters of the Universe Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Playstation VR Developer: Secret Location
Blasters of the Universe VR – players dodge a whole swarm and a stream of bullets. At the same time, they, as usual, need to destroy the waves of advancing enemies with the help of all sorts of exotic, customizable weapons. So, yes, it’s a wave shooter, but it’s definitely one of the most polished and enjoyable of this slightly boring genre.
Farpoint Platforms: PlayStation VR Developer: Impulse Gear
Farpoint VR is a space-based adventure game for the PlayStation VR virtual reality device, set on a hostile planet and the player will have to fight for survival.
Gorn Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Developer: Free Lives
Gorn VR is an arcade VR action game from the creators of Broforce and Genital Jousting where players fight in arenas as gladiators. Players are waiting for a variety of weapons, realistic physics and a combat system based on it, which allows you to do various bad things with opponents.
In Death Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows VR Developer: Solfar Studios
In Death VR is a first-person shooter (FPS) with demonic elements and a distinctly medieval motif. The game is procedurally generated with an achievement-based progression system, which means no playthrough will ever be the same as the last. You will constantly have to get confused in the cloud castle. At the same time, monsters will be waiting for you in every corner, which you will have to kill with melee and ranged weapons.
Island 359 Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Developer: CloudGate Studio
Island 359VR – Island 359 is a VR survival game. Players can use guns, knives, other tools, and improve their skills found in the location to resist the horde of dinosaurs and survive on the dangerous island. You are a hired killer, money does not matter to you, the main thing is that you need to return to the helicopter alive.
Job Simulator Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows VR, PlayStation VR Developer: Owlchemy Labs
Job Simulator VR It’s a full three games in one. At the very beginning, you choose a cartridge with a profession and begin your journey into the virtual world of work. Of the presented occupations, an office worker, an auto mechanic and a cook-seller of a cafe. Each location deserves special attention. So being a manager, you have to live a standard day of office plankton. In the cafe you will cook food, fast food and serve customers. You can arrange a brawl and being an auto mechanic.
Killing Floor: Incursion Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows VR PlayStation VR Developer: Tripwire Interactive
Killing Floor VR is a dizzying shooter where you have to face a huge crowd of zombies. Get ready to go to the catacombs of Paris and feel a slight tremor in the knees from subtle sounds in the dark.
Knockout League Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows VR, PlayStation VR Developer: Grab Games
Knockout League VR is an arcade style single player game designed from the ground up for virtual reality. Intuitive gameplay includes moving and dodging, and allows you to attack however you want without relying on the joystick buttons. Learn different boxing exercises to become the champion of the Knockout League!
The Lab Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows VR Developer: Valve
The Lab VR – consists of 12 separate experiments that correspond to different scenarios for using the HTC Vive. Some are more or less passive demos in which the user has little to do. Others turn into exercise. Of course, the experiments draw many parallels with the worlds of Half-Life and Portal. Aperture Robot Repair is just one example. In another experiment, a robotic dog will fetch a stick that must be thrown using a controller.
Lone Echo Platforms: Oculus Rift Developer: Ready at Dawn Studios
Lone Echo VR – the player will take on the role of a humanoid robot Jack, working at the space station side by side with people and helping them cope with difficult situations.
Moss Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows VR, PlayStation VR Developer: Polyarc
Moss VR is an adventure game where you follow the journey and help the tiny mouse Quill. She intends to save her uncle from danger, and many obstacles await her on the way. This game is full of adventurous battles, puzzles and exploration of the forest world.
Obduction Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR Developer: Cyan
Obduction VR is an adventure game with elements of science fiction. The player is invited to explore exotic planets and, solving various riddles, try to return home. It is also worth considering that the actions and decisions of the player will affect the world around them.
The Persistence Platforms: PlayStation VR Developer: Firesprite
The Persistence VR – You are the only survivor after a deep space mission goes wrong. Find the strength to fight off mutated former comrades in The Persistence, a terrifying roguelike developed exclusively for PlayStation VR. After a collision with unknown dark matter, the Eon-class colonizer ship The Persistence was stuck on the edge of a black hole, and the entire crew of the ship mutated into aggressive and creepy monsters. Hide or fight your way through to repair the ship and return to Earth unscathed.
Project Cars 2 Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows VR Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
Project Cars 2 VR motorsport journey Project CARS 2 is the most beautiful, authentic and technically advanced racing game in the world that will bring you to the very essence of motorsport.
Rec Room Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows VR, PlayStation VR Developer: Against Gravity
Rec Room VR is a virtual reality social club where you can play various active games with players from all over the world. While playing, you can simply hang out and chat in the locker rooms, or change your appearance, have parties with new and old friends, play games such as paintball, dodgeball, 3D charades, golf and much more!
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-Ality Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows VR, PlayStation VR Developer: Owlchemy Labs
Rick and Morty VR – The game is based on the strange and unusual world of the animated series “Rick and Morty“. In the role of a Morty clone, players will take part in a unique story that unfolds in different dimensions and on different planets. Solving puzzles, we can even fix the intergalactic starship. And along the way, you can “pick up” any trash and throw it at Rick and Morty.
Serious Sam Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Developer: Croteam
Serious Sam VR – is a first-person shooter with traditional for the series Serious Sam gameplay and elements such as a large arsenal of weapons and a huge number of enemies. The game is developed exclusively for virtual reality helmets with support for motion controllers, and therefore gameplay is somewhat static: the player cannot move around the levels except for a few meters around him, due to the peculiarities of VR devices and, as a rule, the small size of the room in which the player can be. In this way, Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope more like an interactive shooting range with the extermination of waves of enemies.
The Solus Project Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR Developer: Hourences, Grip Games
The Solus Project VR – The action takes place in the future. Planet Earth is no more, and people are sent to colonize new planets. The main character is one of them. During landing on the planet Gliese, the Solus 3 ship crashes for mysterious reasons. The protagonist manages to survive. He begins exploring the planet in search of his team.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows VR, PlayStation VR Developer: Ubisoft
Star Trek: Bridge Crew VR – gives users the opportunity to be transported to the Star Trek universe and control the ship with friends. After deciding which of them will be the captain, navigator, tactician and engineer, players explore the Rift area and look for a place to resettle the Vulcans, while fighting off the attacks of the Klingon Empire.