Hey, gamers! Have you bought into the VR craze yet? If you haven’t, you’re missing out on some fantastic games. The HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR and Samsung Gear all boast a range of excellent virtual experiences, but with so many choices available, where do you start?
That’s where we come in. We’ve picked out a selection of superb VR games that deserve your attention. After getting hands-on with any of these gems, you’ll be in left in no doubts as to VR’s potential. Let’s take a look!
Job Simulator: the 2050 Archives
Sounds boring, right? Who wants to do real-world jobs in the virtual world? That’s not what VR is for! However, Job Simulator’s hilarious take on its basic concept has led to a mass of awards over the past couple of years. It’s not just about the jobs – you can interact with practically everything in the environment, allowing you to experiment to your desires with hilarious consequences. It’s a must-play for anyone who has access to the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR platforms.
Resident Evil 7
If you’re of a nervous disposition, Resident Evil 7 is probably the last thing you’ll want to play! If you can stomach it though, it’s arguably the most immersive game on PlayStation VR, resulting in a truly terrifying experience. The game itself drew a mass of critical acclaim back in January, but it’s the VR addition that evolves it to next-level horror, truly putting the series’ fans to the test like never before. If you’ve got a PlayStation VR, this one’s a no-brainer if you think you can handle it!
Star Trek: Bridge Crew
How does this sound, trekkies? In Star Trek: Bridge Crew, you get the chance to take your place on the bridge in a Starfleet Ship alongside three of your mates. And even if your friends aren’t into Star Trek, you can link-up with online players instead. Bridge Crew tasks players with competing missions together, allowing your virtual team to work co-operatively in the process. It’s a unique, inventive game that features a procedurally-generated mode, allowing you to enjoy new experiences every time you play.
Minecraft Gear VR
Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the world. It was only a matter of time before a VR companion was invented, and we’re delighted to say it’s fantastic! It works as you’d expect – it places you directly into your created world, allowing you to enjoy the Minecraft experience from a new perspective. As indicated by the title, this game is available for the cost-effective Samsung Gear VR. Keep in mind that this device is only compatible with Samsung phones though, so you’ll need something like a Galaxy S8 or Note 7 handy.
First released in 2016, SUPERHOT is a indie game in which “time moves only when you move.” It’s a Matrix-style shooter that drew much acclaim for its inventive style back at release, but now, SUPERHOT VR has taken its concept one step further. The immersive VR experience feels tailor-built for a game like this, allowing you to awaken your inner Neo with excellent controls and a unique visual style. SUPERHOT VR has won countless awards over the past year, and when you play it on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or PlayStation VR, you’ll understand why.
As good as they are, don’t limit yourself to these five! Regardless of the device you intend to use, there are hundreds of VR games at your disposal. Many have enjoyed mass critical acclaim over the past couple of years, and there are always many exciting new developments in the pipeline. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to start playing these games of the future.