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Best VR Games in 2019

At one time, the idea of virtual reality was the stuff of science fiction. Yet in the last few years, VR has broken through into mainstream gaming. Now that the demanding PC requirements have become more affordable and technology has advanced, more manufacturers are developing their own headsets and more titles are being brought to the market. That means if you haven’t tried out the latest VR experiences, it’s definitely time to start playing!

There’s no shortage of headsets available these days. From the biggest and best known like the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift to the truly affordable Samsung Gear VR, there’s something for everyone out there to help you immerse yourself in a virtual world. 

Whether you love horror, strategy, fantasy or action, you won’t be disappointed by the raft of options you can pick from. And if you’re on a budget, you can even go for the low-cost choice – a cardboard headset that brings VR gaming within easy reach of everyone!

Ready to learn more? Here, we plunge ourselves into the world of virtual gaming and bring you the top titles for 2019 for every headset and every genre. There’s sure to be something you’ll love!

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Best Cardboard VR Games
Best Free VR Games
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Best VR games for PC

Edge Of Nowhere | Insomniac Games

Edge Of Nowhere | Insomniac Games

If you’re a fan of third-person adventure games, you’ll love Insomniac Games’ Edge of Nowhere. Victor, our protagonist, is setting out on a mission to find Ava, his fiancée who has disappeared while on an expedition in the Antarctic. Guide our hero through the wilderness, fighting monsters and navigating through imposing ice walls as he sinks deeper into madness. With tense gameplay paired with an engaging storyline, there’s a lot to enjoy about this creative and compelling title. In fact, Edge of Nowhere might well make it worth investing in an Oculus Rift if you don’t have one!

  • VR Headset: Oculus Rift
  • User review score: 8
  • Release date: 6 June 2016

Echo Arena | Ready At Dawn

Echo Arena | Ready At Dawn

This title sees a brand new sport being invented specifically for play in a virtual world. Set in a zero-G environment, teams of robots try their hardest to grab discs and throw them through the goal of the opposite team to score points. Sounds simple right? Well just wait until you play! The ways in which the players can interact with each other take this game to a whole new level. You can fight the opposing team’s players or even ride them for a crazy interactive experience. It’s also completely free to download and that makes Echo Arena even better!

  • VR Headset: Oculus Rift
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date: 20 July 2017

Rick And Morty: Virtual Rickality | Owlchemy Labs

Rick And Morty: Virtual Rickality | Owlchemy Labs

If you’re a fan of Rick and Morty, this simulator is a must-play. Even if you don’t love the show you’ll still enjoy this fun title which is very similar to the ever-popular Job Simulator. Combining adventure with puzzles, this is a mind-bending challenge that’s only made better by the voice of Justin Roiland, star of the TV series. This is more than just a puzzle game, it lets you really enter the world of the characters. You can help Rick with his experiments and teleport to different rooms – there’s a lot to like about Rick and Morty: Virtual Rickality!

  • VR Headset: Valve Index/Oculus Rift/HTC Vive
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date: 20 April 2017

Arizona Sunshine | Vertigo Games – Jaywalkers Interactive

Arizona Sunshine | Vertigo Games - Jaywalkers Interactive

If you’ve been disappointed by the short length of most of the VR experiences out there, you’ll love this title from Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive. It’s a length adventure in which you explore a Wild West which is infested with zombies, teleporting around inside the environment and reloading and changing weapons with ease. This is a truly immersive experience where you can really involve yourself in the storyline although Arizona Sunshine definitely isn’t one for the fainthearted!

  • VR Headset: Valve Index/Oculus Rift/HTC Vive
  • User review score: 9
  • Release date: 6 December 2016

Lucky’s Tale | Playful Corp

Lucky’s Tale | Playful Corp

It isn’t always easy to find VR games that are family-friendly, but this title from Playful Corp really steps into the breach. Imagine a combination of Crash Bandicoot and Mario 64 and you’ll be pretty close to the concept of this first-person platform game which is set in a bright and colourful world. One of the best features of this game is that when you move your head, you’ll reveal new secrets in each level. While it may not have the mind-blowing graphics or storyline of other games, Lucky’s Tale breathes brand new life into an old genre.

  • VR Headset: Oculus Rift
  • User review score: 9
  • Release date: 28 March 2016

Best VR games for HTC Vive / Pro

Swords of Gargantua | Yomuneco Inc

Swords of Gargantua | Yomuneco Inc

If there’s one experience that really can’t be beaten in VR it’s sword fighting! Motion controllers are ideal for living out your wildest fantasy of becoming a warrior that slays monsters! This title offers over 100 missions where you can do just that with 30 different weapons, so you can kill all the enemies you can handle! The haptic feedback really gives you the sensation of swinging that sword and going in for a fatal blow. Swords of Gargantua is definitely worth a download if you’re a fan of combat titles.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive / Pro
  • User review score: 9
  • Release date: 6 June 2019

Raw Data | Survios

Raw Data | Survios

Are you a fan of the action genre? You won’t be disappointed by this exciting title from Survios. Raw Data takes the player into the future where you have to bring down the Eden Corporation, an evil organisation which is controlling the world. You’re an operative working for SyndiK8, an underground hacking group, whose mission is to take the corporation down with within. With a spectacular sci-fi setting and engaging gameplay which gives you control of nanotech powers and an array of weaponry, Raw Data lets you explore your abilities solo with in multiplayer mode.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive / Pro
  • User review score: 8
  • Release date: 5 October 2017

Eagle Flight | Ubisoft

Eagle Flight | Ubisoft

One of the greatest things about virtual reality is that it lets you explore the world from a whole new angle. This Ubisoft title lets you control an eagle soaring over the Parisian streets sometime in the future when the human race is extinct. You’ll enjoy spectacular views over the Eiffel Tower and other historic landmarks and be able to fight off animals with aerial dogfights. The true joy of Eagle Flight lies in its multiplayer mode where you can compete against your friends to gain superiority. 

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive / Pro
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date: 20 December 2016

Thumper | Drool

Thumper | Drool

The beauty of the VR world is that it can dominate your senses and there are few games out there which better exemplify this ability than this title from Drool. You’re controlling a metal beetle which runs along a bizarrely psychedelic highway, confronting and defeating monsters. Sounds simple? Wait until you’ve tried it. You use intuitive commands so you can avoid the obstacles laid along the track, and even better, all the hazards are in sync with the soundtrack which is distinctive and ominous. Thumper looks amazing and has an oppressive feel that stuns your senses.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive / Pro
  • User review score: 9
  • Release date: 10 October 2016

Elite Dangerous | Frontier Developments

Elite Dangerous | Frontier Developments

Some of the classic VR titles involve space dogfighting and Elite Dangerous puts you right in the cockpit, delivering impressively on this basic concept. If you prefer your gaming sitting down, you’ll love this title from Frontier Developments which is standing the test of time, having been on the market for years. If you’ve never played a space combat title before, Elite Dangerous is definitely the best place to start, offering a proven and polished experience.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive / Pro
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date: 2 April 2015

Best VR games for Oculus / Quest / Rift

Five Nights At Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted | Steel Wool Studios

Five Nights At Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted | Steel Wool Studios

If you’ve ever played Five Nights at Freddy’s on a traditional gaming system, prepare to be blown away by this VR version. Help Wanted offers you classic experiences which you’ll recognise from the original series together with brand new ones which are sure to leave you shocked and surprised! Enjoy mini-games in the Five Nights At Freddy’s universe and encounter killer animatronics that will leave you creeped out and amused in equal measure.

  • VR Headset: Oculus Rift
  • User review score: 9
  • Release date: 28 May 2019

Lone Echo | Ready At Dawn

Lone Echo | Ready At Dawn

While many VR experiences try to capture what it might be like to float in space, this title from Ready At Dawn is the most realistic we’ve found. You’ll need to carry out maintenance on your space station, and thanks to the cutting edge Oculus Touch controllers, you’ll feel truly immersed in your surroundings. The sci-fi storyline is strong and the space setting is perfectly realized making Lone Echo some of the best hours of gameplay you can spend if you want to visit space from the comfort of your bedroom!

  • VR Headset: Oculus Rift
  • User review score: 8
  • Release date: 20 July 2017

Wilson’s Heart | Twisted Pixel Games

Wilson’s Heart | Twisted Pixel Games

Want to experience some close-up psychological horror? Twisted Pixel Games bring you a disturbing experience set in the 1940s when Robert Wilson wakes up and discovers his heart is gone, replaced by a strange device. Of course, you’re in the role of Wilson, navigating your way through the spooky corridors of the hospital where you meet a bizarre group of characters, experience eerie realisations and terrifying jump scares. Wilson’s Heart also makes outstanding use of your Oculus Touch controllers so you’ll feel part of the horror.

  • VR Headset: Oculus Rift
  • User review score: 8
  • Release date: 25 April 2017

The Invisible Hours | Tequila Works

The Invisible Hours | Tequila Works

This title from Tequila Works brings you a whole new experience in the VR world – the chance to experience a murder mystery. Here, you’ll observe the characters and find out more about their role in the overall storyline. It’s your mission to wander around, unseen, looking for clues to define the true culprit. Although The Invisible Hours isn’t as interactive as many other games, it’s the storytelling that takes this game to a new level of engagement with exciting twists and turns that will keep you thinking to the end.

  • VR Headset: Oculus Rift
  • User review score: 9
  • Release date: 10 October 2017

Star Trek: Bridge Crew | Red Storm Entertainment

Star Trek: Bridge Crew | Red Storm Entertainment

This title from Red Storm Entertainment is a must-play for anyone who’s a die-hard Star Trek fan, but even if you don’t love this sci-fi classic there’s still a lot to enjoy about this multiplayer virtual reality experience. Join the crew of the Enterprise, taking one of 4 roles to work together and achieve success. If you’ve ever wanted to live out your fantasy of going where no man has gone before with James T Kirk, you won’t be disappointed by Star Trek: Bridge Crew which puts you in the heart of the action.

  • VR Headset: Oculus Rift
  • User review score: 10
  • Release date: 30 May 2017

Robo Recall | Epic Games

Robo Recall | Epic Games

Looking for a shoot-em-up title that makes you look super-cool? This Epic Games title is ideal! It’s your job to remove the defective robot units from RoboReady’s robot manufacturing production line, but of course, there’s a catch. A computer virus has made all the robots turn against humans, so it’s up to you to take them down. You aren’t restricted to shooting – you can pick up your enemies and throw them down, you can pluck bullets from the air and turn them back on your enemies. Robo Recall is a great way of showing off your Oculus Touch controllers’ abilities!

  • VR Headset: Oculus Rift
  • User review score: 8
  • Release date: 1 March 2017

Best VR games for Valve Index

Superhot VR | Superhot Team

Superhot VR | Superhot Team

A first-person shooter with a difference, Superhot started life back in 2013 as a browser-based demo but has come on in leaps and bounds since then. Enemies surround you on every side thanks to the 360-degree tracking, and time is in slow-motion. That means that time only passes when you move, so you can take your time and plan every action. While things start out simple, each level ramps up the difficulty. You’ll soon be shattering your faceless enemies with guns, bottles and your fists. Superhot becomes incredibly addictive so be prepared!

  • VR Headset: Valve Index
  • User review score: 9
  • Release date: 25 May 2017

Trover Saves The Universe | Squanch Games Inc

Trover Saves The Universe | Squanch Games Inc

If you’re a Rick and Morty fan, you’ll love this title from Squanch Games Inc. Bizarre, gory and hilarious all at the same time, this game involves solving puzzles to save the universe. As you’d expect from the creators of this cult TV show, this game is weird, wonderful and not for kids, but if you’re up for some bad language and drug references while you enjoy fun adventures combat and problem-solving, Trover Saves the Universe is the one for you.

  • VR Headset: Valve Index
  • User review score: 9
  • Release date: 4 June 2019

VRChat | VRChat Inc

VRChat | VRChat Inc

VRChat exploits the potential of a virtual reality community where you can truly interact with others from all around the globe. The beauty of this virtual world is that literally anything becomes possible. The user generated content brings you unique avatars, amazing environments and unusual experiences. Even better, you can use the awesome power of VR to chat and collaborate with others as well as play games together. VRChat opens up a world of exciting possibilities.

  • VR Headset: Valve Index
  • User review score: 8
  • Release date: 1 February 2017

Accounting+ | Crows Crows Crows/Squanch Games

Accounting+ | Crows Crows Crows/Squanch Games

Another title from the team behind Rick and Morty, Accounting+ may have a boring name, but don’t be taken in! This title is weird and wonderful, bringing you puzzles to solve in a bizarre world that is darkly witty and definitely not for kids. Expect swearing, lots of laughs and gruesomeness as you plough your way through several levels of weirdness, as well as a visual style that is distinctive and impressive. Accounting+ is about as far from accountancy as you can imagine!

  • VR Headset: Valve Index
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date: 18 October 2018

Job Simulator | Owlchemy Labs

Job Simulator | Owlchemy Labs

The idea of relaxing in the evening after a hard day at work by playing a game which takes you right back into the workplace sounds bizarre yet this title from Owlchemy Labs has a creative take on the world of work. Set in a future where robots do all the hard work so humans don’t have to, you’ll be taken back to a not-entirely-accurate portrayal of today’s working environments. Of course, it isn’t all hard work. Throw staplers at your boss, juggle tomatoes and eat food from the bin – you’ll wish your real workplace was more like Job Simulator!

  • VR Headset: Valve Index
  • User review score: 8
  • Release date: 5 April 2016

Best VR games for Mobile

Best VR games for Samsung Gear

Affected: The Manor | Fallen Planet Studios

Affected: The Manor | Fallen Planet Studios

If you’re up for a bit of thrilling psychological horror, this title from Fallen Planet Studios is ideal, bringing you plenty of thriller action with adventure and puzzle elements combined. You’ll be wandering around a haunted house, so expect scary stuff and jump scares, but the controls aren’t too complex so you’ll have no trouble engaging with the gameplay. Its creepy atmosphere and impressive animation makes Affected – The Manor a great choice for fans of the horror genre.

  • VR Headset: Samsung Gear
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date: 8 June 2016

Along Together | Turbo Button

Along Together | Turbo Button

This child-friendly title is a sweet, intuitive VR adventure game which sees the player acting as a pair of kids’ imaginary friend. Help them to find their lost dog and care for them on the way, helping them to locate toys, explore the game environment and solve puzzles. Fun, enjoyable and colourful, this might be a kid-friendly game but it’s still great for adults too who don’t want the jump scares of a horror or the gruesomeness of combat. Along Together is good on all levels. 

  • VR Headset: Samsung Gear
  • User review score: 8
  • Release date: 29 May 2019

Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes | Steel Crate Games

Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes | Steel Crate Games

This game might be one of the older titles for the Samsung Gear, but it’s no less popular today than it was when it was first released. This multiplayer puzzle game is as frustrating as it is exciting and it’s ideal to play with family or friends. Players need to work together to try to diffuse the bomb before it goes off. It sounds a lot easier than it is, with the expert having to explain to the defuser how to turn the bomb off. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is perfect for parties and it’s sure to have everyone laughing and shouting at each other in equal measure.

  • VR Headset: Samsung Gear
  • User review score: 9
  • Release date: 26 March 2016

Minecraft | Mojang AB

Minecraft | Mojang AB

Most of us have heard of Minecraft, and if you’ve ever played the regular version of this game, you’ll love it even more in VR. You can do all the things that you can do in the original – mining, building, fishing and farming, but in a much more interactive, engaging way. That makes this a super choice for anyone who wants a user-friendly, child-friendly game for their kids. With so many disturbing titles and horror games out there for the Samsung Gear, Minecraft VR is really a breath of fresh air.

  • VR Headset: Samsung Gear
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date: 27 April 2016

Splat VR | Kiwis

Splat VR | Kiwis

If you’re already a fan of Crossy Road and Frogger, you’re sure to enjoy this title from Kiwis. You’re in control of a little animal who wants to cross streams, grass and roads. It’s your job to help him to do it safely without any mishaps such as falling into water, getting squashed or run over taking place. To add a bit more excitement, there is dynamic weather as well as weird things which occasionally decide to chase you. This is a kid-friendly title, but if you’re a fan of arcade gaming, you’re sure to enjoy Splat VR.

  • VR Headset: Samsung Gear
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date: 20 December 2018

Best VR games for Android

Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes | Steel Crate Games

Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes | Steel Crate Games

Yes, this title is an oldie but a goodie, and it’s still just as popular today as it was on its first release back in 2016. As a puzzle game, this title is in a class of its own, but the very fact that it’s designed to be played as a group makes it even better. It’s the perfect choice for parties or family gatherings, with one person being the expert and trying to explain to the diffuser how to defuse the bomb before it explodes. It sounds a lot simpler than it really is, and this is what makes Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes such a fun title.

  • VR Headset: Daydream, Gear VR
  • User review score: 9
  • Release date: 26 March 2016

Need For Speed No Limits | EA

Need For Speed No Limits | EA

If you’re a fan of driving games, you’ll love this title from the well-known developer EA. Based on an original non-VR title, this game puts you quite literally in the driving seat as you experience all of the thrills of street racing first hand. You even get to choose your own track and car so you can enjoy a customised experience, and even better, Need For Speed No Limits costs absolutely nothing, so you’ve got nothing to lose!

  • VR Headset: Daydream
  • User review score: 9
  • Release date: 15 December 2016

Twilight Pioneers | Netease

Twilight Pioneers | Netease

If you’re an ARPG buff, Twilight Pioneers could be the title for you. Remarkably immersive, this title offers a unique style of gameplay, pairing narrative with some major boss battles that will keep you on your toes to the very end. This game really showcases VR’s capabilities, and even better it’s completely free to download, so you can try it out without any risks. Wielding a sword and casting spells as you go, your character in Twilight Pioneers is a lot of fun to play, and you’ll love navigating through the Eastern-inspired virtual world from a first-person perspective.

  • VR Headset: Daydream
  • User review score: 8
  • Release date: 18 December 2017

VR Noir | Start VR, FSM, AFTRS

VR Noir | Start VR, FSM, AFTRS

Inspired by the classic film noir genre, VR Noir sees you take the role of Veronica Coltrane, a detective who is burned out and struggling to cope with huge debts and a dodgy past. Players are immediately embroiled in drama, action and puzzles to solve, with character interaction forming a key element of gameplay. The really engaging thing about this title is the way in which it blends interactivity with narrative experiences, pairing computer generated environments with live-action photography which makes VR Noir something special.

  • VR Headset: Cardboard, Gear VR
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date: 8 June 2016

Sisters | Otherworld Interactive

Sisters | Otherworld Interactive

Love a bit of close up horror? You won’t be disappointed by this title from Otherworld Interactive. This survival horror is a lot of fun, but extremely creepy. In fact, it’s been compared to Resident Evil but with none of the fixed camera angles. From your first-person perspective, you’ll wander through a haunted house, uncovering mysteries and solving puzzles while you try your hardest not to get too creeped out by the weird and wonderful goings-on around you. Sisters is free to download, so you can scare yourself for free!

  • VR Headset: Cardboard, Gear VR
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date: 2016

Best VR games for iPhone / iOS

Zombie Shooter VR | Fibrum

Zombie Shooter VR | Fibrum

Who doesn’t love a bit of zombie horror, and now you can get close up in the battle against the undead with this title from Fibrum. You’ll work your way through tunnels, subway cars and other spooky environments in an attempt to shoot as many zombies as possible. Yes, it’s a simple concept but it’s thoroughly entertaining, and if you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, Zombie Shooter VR will give you many hours of creepy fun.

  • VR Headset: Cardboard, Freefly FF3
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date: 22 January 2019

InCell VR | Nival Inc

InCell VR | Nival Inc

Are you a fan of Mario Kart? Give InCell VR a try. It’s a great choice for the iPhone for anybody who loves racing games. Even better, it’s got educational value since you’re exploring human cells and fighting viruses! The storyline to this title is one of its best features. Your mission is to cure Jane Smith, and to do so, you need to navigate through obstacles until you reach the nucleus of the cell. Combining racing and action in a fun and interactive way, the graphics of InCell VR are appealing and you certainly need to use problem-solving skills.

  • VR Headset: Cardboard, Freefly FF3
  • User review score: 8
  • Release date: 3 December 2015

Romans From Mars 360 | Majesco

Romans From Mars 360 | Majesco

This is a truly awesome and kid-friendly VR game for the iPhone. Attack your enemies with arrows, use items around you to help you and even make your own deadly weapons to defeat the marauding Martians attacking you and your fellow Romans. You’ll be totally immersed into this colourful fantasy world and if you’re a fan of unlimited horde mode, Romans From Mars 360 is definitely a great choice for you.

  • VR Headset: Cardboard, Freefly FF3
  • User review score: 8
  • Release date: 21 December 2017

Roller Coaster VR | Fibrium

Roller Coaster VR | Fibrium

Is there anything that sums up VR quite as much as a roller coaster game? This is one of the best, especially for iOS systems, giving you an ultra-wide first-person view which is surprisingly exhilarating and stunning. You’ll truly feel like you’re riding the coaster from your own front room. The graphics are detailed and the coasters are beautifully crafted, with some tracks getting pretty intense if you wear your headphones. It might be an older title, but over a million people have downloaded Roller Coaster VR, so it’s well tried and tested.

  • VR Headset: Cardboard, Freefly FF3
  • User review score: 8 
  • Release date: December 2014

Sisters | Otherworld Interactive

Sisters | Otherworld Interactive

This first-person horror title from Otherworld Interactive is free to download, and offers you a fun yet creepy VR experience. You’re wandering through a haunted house, trying to find your missing sister, and on the way you have to solve some puzzles, uncover mysteries and get away from the ghosts who don’t want you there. Downright scary in places, Sisters is a close-up horror is a bit like Residential Evil without fixed camera angles. 

  • VR Headset: Cardboard, Freefly FF3
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date: 2016

Best Cardboard VR Games

InCell VR | Nival Inc

InCell VR | Nival Inc

If you love Mario Kart you’ll love InCell VR. Whether you’re using the Cardboard with an iPhone or Android device, it’s perfect if you’re a fan of racing games. Actually, it’s not just fun to play, it’s also educational – you’re actually racing through human cells to help cure Jane Smith! It’s something a little different from the standard racing game since it combines an unusual storyline and plenty of action together in one interactive and fun title from Nival Inc. InCell VR will certainly push your problem solving skills to the limit.

  • VR Headset: Cardboard
  • User review score: 8
  • Release date: 3 December 2015

Whispering Eons | Mick Software

Whispering Eons | Mick Software

Some people moan that there aren’t many good free games for Google Cardboard, but Whispering Eons breaks the mould. Combining puzzle elements with an adventure space opera, you can move around, interacting with different elements in your virtual game world while talking to others and solving problems. There are cut scenes which are surprisingly good and with gameplay at around an hour in length, you’ve got a good chance of finishing it. Whispering Eons is about as good as a free game gets!

  • VR Headset: Cardboard
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date:  2015

Flats | Foliage Games

Flats | Foliage Games

Super colourful and highly engaging, Flats is a classic first-person shooter title that calls to mind Counter Strike and Katamari Damacy. It’s one of the very best FPS packages for Cardboard available today, letting you customise your own character and giving you a host of exciting in-game features such as hit detection, destructible environments and melee kills. There are 6 themed levels to pick from including a beach-side town, a theme park and a department store making Flats a really immersive choice.

  • VR Headset: Cardboard
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date:  2018

VR Street Jump | VRMob.co

VR Street Jump | VRMob.co

Do you love Frogger? If you’ve got plenty of patience, VR Street Jump is ideal for you. Crossing the road has never been such an exciting adventure as you try to avoid getting hit by an oncoming vehicle. You’ll be able to look all around yourself in the polygonal environment and while the graphics aren’t the best, the controls are user-friendly. It’s also fun to compete with friends or family members. VR Street Jump is a child-friendly game that’s cute and frustrating at the same time. 

  • VR Headset: Cardboard
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date:  12 November 2015

Galaxy VR | Silicon Droid Inc

Galaxy VR | Silicon Droid Inc

If you love a science fiction adventure, Galaxy VR won’t disappoint. You’ll get to pilot your own spaceship while engaging in no less than four different game types. Explore new alien planets in a first-person shooter format, solve puzzles and enjoy dogfights in space in this immersive world. Even better, Galaxy VR is a multiplayer game too, so you can pit yourself against your friends in a race or death match.

  • VR Headset: Cardboard
  • User review score: 8
  • Release date:  29 December 2016 

Best Free VR Games

Whispering Eons | Mick Software

Whispering Eons | Mick Software

This title from Mick Software was created for Google Cardboard, and while there aren’t too many good free titles for this headset, Whispering Eons is surprisingly impression. It combines an adventure game in space with puzzle elements meaning you can move about, interact with various elements inside the game world, talk to characters and solve problems. Even the cut scenes are surprisingly good. If you’re looking for a free game that will keep you engaged, Whispering Eons is it!

  • VR Headset: Cardboard
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date:  2015

Sisters | Otherworld Interactive

Sisters | Otherworld Interactive

Horror isn’t a genre that’s for everyone, but if you love scaring yourself silly in VR, Sisters from Otherworld Interactive is hard to beat. This is a really fun title, but it’s very creepy. Your character is searching a creepy house looking for your lost sister, but there’s something in the house that doesn’t want you there! Evade ghosts, solve puzzles and uncover mysteries as you get up close and personal with spooky situations in this haunted house setting. Sisters isn’t for little kids, but it’s a lot of free 

  • VR Headset: Cardboard
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date: 2016

Twilight Pioneers | Netease

Twilight Pioneers | Netease

If you love ARPGs, you’ll find this title from Netease a great choice for free download. Surprisingly immersive, this game brings you an unusual gameplay style, pairing boss battles with narrative that keeps you on your toes. You’ll find that this title showcases the true capabilities of VR, and since it’s a free download, you’ll have nothing to lose. You’ll be casting spells and wielding your sword with pride as you navigate through an Eastern-inspired world. If you’re a fan of first person role play, Twilight Pioneers won’t disappoint.

  • VR Headset: Daydream
  • User review score: 8
  • Release date: 18 December 2017

Zombie Shooter VR | Fibrum

Zombie Shooter VR | Fibrum

If you’re up for some zombie horror, Fibrium brings you a fun and free title that lets you battle the undead in virtual reality. Work through subway cars, tunnels and a range of scary environments, trying to kill as many zombies as you can. While the concept may be simple, it’s no less entertaining, and for fans of the genre, Zombie Shooter VR is sure to give you hours of spooky fun.

  • VR Headset: Cardboard, Freefly FF3
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date: 22 January 2019

Roller Coaster VR | Fibrium

Roller Coaster VR | Fibrium

There’s nothing quite like a roller coaster game to sum up the power of VR and this free title from Fibrium is definitely one of the best. You’ll enjoy an extra-wide first-person viewpoint for a stunning and exhilarating virtual ride. From your bedroom, you’ll be at a top theme park, riding some beautifully crafted coasters thanks to the detailed graphics. Some of the tracks are actually pretty intense, especially if you wear headphones. While this is an older game, Roller Coaster VR, is well tried and tested with over a million downloads so far.

  • VR Headset: Cardboard, Freefly FF3
  • User review score: 8 
  • Release date: December 2014

Best VR Games on Steam

Beat Saber | Beat Games

Beat Saber | Beat Games

Anyone who knows anything about VR will have heard of Beat Games’ Beat Saber. Considered to be an absolute must-have for VR systems, Beat Sabre brings together addictive rhythmic gameplay with exhilarating and intense music. Your motion controllers are sabers of light which you use to smash the incoming blocks in synch with the musical beat. It’s harder than it looks, but thanks to an array of game modes and pumping tracks, Beat Saber will keep you hooked with an engaging, user-friendly gameplay.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
  • User Review Score: 8.3
  • Release Date: November 20, 2018

Sprint Vector | Survios

Sprint Vector | Survios

Are you up for a physical VR challenge? You’ll feel as if you’ve run a marathon in real life after playing this title from Survios. Here, you’re playing the part of a futuristic intergalactic game show contestant, tasked with the mission of navigating through obstacles as you race. Using everything around you to help you defeat your opponents, you’ll be climbing, gliding, running and blasting through your rivals on this thrilling adventure. You can also play Sprint Vector in multiplayer mode, but be wary – you’ll have to really exert yourself if you’re determined to win.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • User Review Score: 7.5
  • Release Date: February 8, 2018

The Exorcist: Legion | Wolf and Wood Interactive Ltd.

The Exorcist: Legion | Wolf and Wood Interactive Ltd.

If you’ve ever watched the famous movie The Exorcist, you’ll know exactly what to expect from its VR counterpart. This title from Wolf and Wood Interactive Ltd is a horror game with plenty of puzzle elements which truly lives up to the reputation of this franchise. You’ll play as a detective who is investigating an unusual, grizzly murder. As events unravel, gameplay becomes more unsettling and you’ll delve ever deeper into an occult and terrifying world. As you try to solve the case, you’ll battle demons and, of course, perform the classic exorcism. It’s no good for kids, but if you don’t mind a bit of demonic threat, The Exorcist: Legion is perfect for you.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: June 19, 2018

Rec Room | Against Gravity Corps

Rec Room | Against Gravity Corps

Rec Room isn’t just a fun cooperative sports game, it’s completely free too, making it a perfect choice for VR players who love a social experience. You can enjoy many different experiences which all branch off from a single social hub. You can play sports such as golf and dodgeball or enjoy activities such as laser tag and paintball. Choose to work with others or try to be the best by going it alone. Rec Room has a fun, cartoon style of graphics, and the game’s casual nature makes it a family-friend, fun experience for kids and adults alike.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: June 2016

Superhot VR | Superhot Team

Superhot VR | Superhot Team

If you’re a fan of first-person shooters, Superhot VR is one with a difference. Having begun life all the way back in 2013, this title has advanced and morphed into a thrilling yet unique FPS. Enemies come up all around you as you turn your head and the really unusual factor lies in its slow-motion passage of time. Time essentially only moves when you do, and that means you’ve got the luxury of planning your next move with care. It isn’t as easy as it sounds, though, since with every level the difficulty just gets harder. Superhot is super addictive, and you’ll be playing for hours without realising it!

  • VR Headset: Valve Index, Oculus Rift, PSVR
  • User review score: 9
  • Release date: 25 May 2017

Best VR Games on Viveport

Apex Construct | Fast Travel Games

Apex Construct | Fast Travel Games

If you love a mix of single player adventure and action along with some great storytelling, Apex Construct is ideal. Wielding your cyber shield and bow combo, you’ll be battling enemy robots and exploring a broken world to determine why mankind has died out. The Cygnia Cup Challenge is a particularly good feature of this title, a competitive player mode where you can take out enemies and targets to get to the top of the global leaderboard. Apex Construct has it all, with great graphics, an engaging storyline and thrilling gameplay.

  • VR Headset: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality 
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date: 20 February 2018

Transpose | Secret Location

Transpose | Secret Location

If you’re ready for something really unusual from your first-person adventure game, Secret Location brings you Transpose, a mind-bending VR puzzle game which is set in a futuristic universe in which gravity and time can be manipulated to control the world. You must solve complex puzzles within this mysterious settings, using real time player recordings to play back actions and interact with your past self. Sound confusing? Yes, it is, but it’s also mesmerizingly surreal. You’ll travel through three different worlds in Transpose and solve gravity-defying puzzles across over 35 levels – and that’s a real challenge!

  • VR Headset: Vive, Vive Pro, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality 
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date: 20 February 2018

Obduction | Cyan Inc

Obduction | Cyan Inc

If you’ve ever played Myst, you’ll be familiar with the style of this game from Cyan Inc. The premise is that you’ve been transported to a strange planet somewhere else in the universe where you now need to explore the landscape, uncover problems, solve puzzles and eventually find your way home. Frustrating and intriguing in equal measure, Obduction really makes you push your strategy skills to the limit as you interact with objects around you and piece together solutions that will help you succeed.

  • VR Headset: Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality 
  • User review score: 7
  • Release date: 20 November 2018

Windlands 2 | Psytec Games Ltd

Windlands 2 | Psytec Games Ltd

If you’ve played the original Windlands, you must try the second part in the saga. However, even if you’ve never played the first game this title from Psytec Games Ltd is a great choice if you’re a fan of adventure games. You’ll be embarking on either a solo journey or a multiplayer game armed only with your bow and grappling hooks as you navigate the ruins of your broken world. It’s your mission to kill the titans and, of course, save your world from the ancient danger that threatens it. You’ll enjoy a fully voiced storyline, a full original soundtrack and tons of areas to explore in Windlands 2 which make it well worth a download.

  • VR Headset: Valve Index, Vive Pro, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality 
  • User review score: 8
  • Release date: 12 December 2018

The Wizards: Enhanced Edition | Carbon Studio

The Wizards: Enhanced Edition | Carbon Studio

If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a wizard, this title from Carbon Studio lets you live out your fantasies. You can immerse yourself fully in this world of make believe, casting spells that destroy your enemies with a flick of your wrist. This award-winning title gives you plenty of action and adventure, all paired with vocal talent from Jason Marnocha. The Wizards: Enhanced Edition allows you to time travel, enter mortal combat with dragons and learn new element-based spells that will thrill and excite you.

  • VR Headset: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • User review score: 8
  • Release date: 14 November 2017

Best VR Games by Genre

Best VR Racing Games

Gran Turismo Sport |Polyphony Digital

Gran Turismo Sport |Polyphony Digital

The critically acclaimed Gran Turismo series has returned. And this time, it’s in VR. Speed through a massive selection of iconic racetracks and truly feel as though you are behind the wheel. Every corner matters, every straight matters. And in Virtual Reality, these elements have never been smoother to navigate. Gran Turismo Sport boasts a huge selection of racing vehicles, over 170 to be precise. Experience each one of these highly detailed cars in a way that few can in the real world; up close and personal. Featuring both a stellar single-player campaign and 2-20 player network play, Gran Turismo Sport is sure to thoroughly entertain the average VR car-nut. 

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: Oct 17, 2017

Wipeout Omega Collection | EPOS Game Studios

Wipeout Omega Collection | EPOS Game Studios

Wipeout is a high-octane, futuristic racing game that pushes speed and thrills to the forefront of the VR experience. Race past neon signs reminiscent of cyberpunk movies, speed through giant skyscrapers and break the laws of gravity on a semi-constant basis all while sitting in your very own futuristic speeder. This collection beautifully remasters three of the best futuristic racing games to date: Wipeout HD, Wipeout HD Fury and Wipeout 2048. Across these updated games you will experience heart-pounding music, a total of 46 speeders and over 25 completely original tracks. Be warned though, Wipeout Omega Collection is not for the faint of heart, or those who are prone to motion sickness.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: June 6, 2017

Dirt Rally VR | Codemasters, Feral Interactive, Codemasters Racing Studio

Dirt Rally VR | Codemasters, Feral Interactive, Codemasters Racing Studio

Dirt Rally VR brings the white-knuckle experience of rally driving directly to your living room. Experience the treacherous landscapes and rocky roads first-hand with this game’s incredible VR mode. Featuring a wide range of racing vehicles stretching all the way back to the first vehicles ever used in rally driving and spanning the course of history up to the modern day. With Virtual Reality you feel closer than ever to the road, being all the more aware that just one slight bump of a particularly rocky patch of track could mean that your driving career is finished forever. Dirt Rally VR still remains to be one of the most authentic VR racing experiences available.  

  • VR Headset: Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: July 7, 2016

Driveclub |Evolution Studios

Driveclub |Evolution Studios

A massively multiplayer game, Driveclub allows players not only to race with/against their friends but also just hang around with them outside of the more competitive modes. Players can see and interact with players across the globe, providing a unique social experience that is heightened with VR. Despite its primarily multiplayer-focused gameplay, Driveclub still offers a significant amount of single-player action. Challenges and races can all be played in VR and will provide hours of thrilling entertainment as you zip around tight bends and push the accelerator to its max. Driveclub acts as the perfect arcade VR racer.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR 
  • User Review Score: 6
  • Release Date: October 7, 2014

Project Cars 2 | Slightly Mad Studios

Project Cars 2 | Slightly Mad Studios

By far the most authentic and gameplay-rich VR racing game on the market right now, Project Cars 2 takes the award-winning formula of the first game and enhances it ten-fold to create a truly unique and joyful experience. Project Cars 2 flaunts a total of 140 unique and iconic tracks, 60 locations and over 180 fully playable cars, ensuring that there will be no racing through this content at a breakneck pace. Choose between five different racing disciplines in a critically acclaimed single-player career mode that tasks you with becoming the world’s best driver. From supercars and hypercars to go-karts, Project Cars 2 has it all.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive
  • User Review Score: 8.2
  • Release Date: September 22, 2017

Best Coop VR Games

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes | Steel Crate Games

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes | Steel Crate Games

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is an ingenious puzzle game that allows everyone to join in on the action. The person wearing the headset is placed in front of a bomb, their job is to defuse it. But those outside of the headset are the ones with the defusal instructions. So, it’s up to both parties to communicate efficiently and effectively in order to defuse the bomb before the timer runs out. There are no limits on how many players this game can have, which makes Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes the perfect party piece to show off that new VR technology you’ve been itching to share.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Gear VR
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: July 16, 2016

Star Trek Bridge Crew | Ubisoft, Red Storm Entertainment

Star Trek Bridge Crew | Ubisoft, Red Storm Entertainment

A truly authentic Star Trek experience, Bridge Crew allows players to sit in the iconic captain’s chair of a Starfleet Starship. From their comfy spot on the bridge one player fills the role of the ship’s science officer, tactical officer, helmsman or captain. These roles each have unique gameplay mechanics such as system management, firing the weapons or flying the huge Starship. Featuring crossplay across all VR systems, Star Trek Bridge Crew allows even those separated by console to join together to create memorable space-faring adventures. From intense ship-to-ship battles to relaxing survey missions that go suddenly wrong, Star Trek Bridge Crew is sure to please any Trek fan.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: May 30, 2017

Rec Room | Against Gravity Corps

Rec Room | Against Gravity Corps

A totally free co-op sports game, Rec Room provides VR players with a social experience unlike any other. Branching off from the large social hub within the game are multiple different experiences. These range from sports such as dodgeball and golf to activities like paintball and laser tag, all of which allow players to work together or against each other in casual matches where the sole aim of the game is to have fun. The cartoony art style of Rec Room and the casual nature of the game make it one of VR’s most family-friendly experiences. 

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: June 2016

A Township Tale | Altarvr.io

A Township Tale | Altarvr.io

Another totally free VR game, A Township Tale offers a solid role-playing experience in a multiplayer environment. Take the role of a blacksmith, farmer, miner, warrior or choose to forge your own unique path through this medieval landscape. Join friends to create a medieval village that truly feels like a virtual home. The charming nature of this game is sure to attract players of all ages whilst the detailed mechanics are sure to be what keeps players invested. With plenty of fun and unique gameplay mechanics already in the game, A Township Tale goes above and beyond by consistently updating the game for free. 

  • VR Headset: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: 2019

Slightly Heroes | Hatrabbit Entertainment

Slightly Heroes | Hatrabbit Entertainment

Create your own knock-off superhero and go toe-to-toe with friends in Slightly Heroes, the arena shooter which pits hero against hero. Jump, shoot, blast and fly with the extremely fluid movement system, ensuring that all of the action is just as frantic as it needs to be. Work with your friends to unlock a large selection of wacky and zany playable characters ranging from a man in a fly suit to an amphomorphic milk carton. Allowing crossplay between most VR headsets, even including some mobile headsets, Slightly Heroes makes playing with friends across the globe easier than ever.

  • VR Headset: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: December 11, 2018

Best Horror VR Games

Until Dawn Rush of Blood |Supermassive Games

Until Dawn Rush of Blood |Supermassive Games

The modern horror classic, Until Dawn makes its horrifying debut on PlayStation VR in this excellent on-rails shooter. Travel a madhouse of horrors on a train that frequently pauses to shock and scare you thoroughly before quickly bounding onwards through this maze of the seemingly undead. The critically acclaimed writing and visual style of the first Until Dawn game has been replicated perfectly in this visually stunning VR title. From crazed killer clowns to mutilated pigs and waves of the undead, Until Dawn Rush of Blood is sure to terrify and exhilarate anyone who is brave enough to strap on that VR headset.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: October 13, 2016

Resident Evil 7 | Capcom

Resident Evil 7 | Capcom

Resident Evil 7 is generally touted as the iconic horror franchises’ return to form after several years of mediocre entries. Thanks to a completely free update, this critically acclaimed entry into the famous franchise can finally be played in gut-wrenching Virtual Reality. With the headset on, be prepared to face the murderous Baker family head-on as nothing separates you from the horrific sites you are about to witness. Truly one of VR’s most tense and unnerving experiences, Resident Evil 7 provides a lengthy campaign that refuses to let the player relax, no matter how terrified they may be. Frequent breaks may be required!

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: January 24, 2017

The Exorcist: Legion | Wolf and Wood Interactive Ltd.

The Exorcist: Legion | Wolf and Wood Interactive Ltd.

A title that truly embodies its cinematic counterpart, The Exorcist: Legion is a horror puzzle game that really lives up to its franchises’ reputation. The player takes on the role of a detective investigating a particularly grizzly, and unusual, murder. Events quickly seem to unravel and become increasingly more unsettling as the player delves into the world of the occult. Solve the case, battle a few demons along the way, and perform the iconic titular exorcism. It’s up to you, and only you, to save the world from the demonic threat in The Exorcist: Legion.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: June 19, 2018

Alien Isolation | Creative Assembly, Feral Interactive

Alien Isolation | Creative Assembly, Feral Interactive

Step into the shoes of Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda Ripley, as she tries to survive against the iconic and terrifying Xenomorph from the Alien franchise. Make your way through a space station swarming with murderous deadly rogue AI robots all the while being hunted by the greatest predator known to man. In VR, everyone can hear you scream. Sneak through corridors, hack control panels and sneak through claustrophobic air vents. And just hope that the alien isn’t waiting for you on the other side. Alien Isolation is a horror game that is truly out of this world.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: October 6, 2014

The Persistence | Firesprite

The Persistence | Firesprite

Alone. Drifting through unknown space. Your ship is critically damaged, and you need to fix it. There’s just one problem; the ship is overrun with hideous mutant creatures that are definitely not there to help. The Persistence is horror VR game that centres around stealth and creative thinking. Every movement matters, every upgrade is essential. It is on you, and only you, to survive this doomed expedition. Will you survive until help arrives? A truly brutal and unrelenting experience unlike any other, The Persistence is unmistakably one of the most unnerving VR titles out there.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: July 24, 2018

Best Multiplayer VR Games

The Playroom VR | SIE Japan Studio, Firesprite, Double Fine

The Playroom VR | SIE Japan Studio, Firesprite, Double Fine

A family-friendly, completely free collection of augmented reality minigames, The Playroom is undoubtedly one of the best VR multiplayer experiences for first-time players. Play a game of cat and mouse with your siblings, smash through a city of toy blocks while chasing your parents or fight alongside family members as you repel waves of alien attackers. Up to four players can take up the controller to enjoy this collection of minigames from one perspective, whilst the player wearing the headset sees the action through their own unique perspective. The Playroom VR may wear thin after a few hours, but the sheer enjoyment of the game will have the family gathered around the screen over and over again.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: October 10, 2016

Tabletop Simulator | Berserk Games

Tabletop Simulator | Berserk Games

A game that does what it says on the box, Tabletop Simulator allows players to simulate their favourite board games. From checkers to chess, dominoes to poker and even dungeons and dragons, the selection of games within this package is practically endless. Due to the Steam Workshop modding space, almost any game you can think of can be downloaded and played within this physics-based title. Go head-to-head with your friends in your favourite game without even having to set up the board. And if it looks like you’re losing, don’t worry, Tabletop Simulator even lets you flip the table in your opponent’s face.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: April 18, 2014

Onward | Downpour Interactive

Onward | Downpour Interactive

Onward is a semi-realistic military shooter in which players assume the role of an army infantryman on the frontlines of war. Join five-player teams in brutal and fast-paced combat as you try to capture enemy strongholds and win the battle. Teams will have to communicate efficiently and act tactically in order to defeat the enemy forces. Onward aims to portray a relatively realistic military experience, offering no ammo counter, a limited amount of respawns and no Heads-Up Display. Have you and your friends got what it takes to join the intense firefights in Onward?

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 9
  • Release Date: August 30, 2016

Payday 2 VR | Overkill Software

Payday 2 VR | Overkill Software

Experience the hit game Payday 2 in all its Virtual Reality glory. In Payday 2, players are tasked with assembling a top crew of criminals. Up to four players can take on the games many varying, daring heists in which players will have to navigate an area such as a bank or casino and steal the precious loot from within. Be quick though, with every second you stay in the area, more and more opposition will meet you on. In VR, Payday 2 manages to capture the claustrophobic feeling of being trapped on all sides perfectly, making that last-ditch escape attempt all the more thrilling.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: August 13, 2013

Firewall Zero Hour | First Contact Entertainment Inc.

Firewall Zero Hour | First Contact Entertainment Inc.

Create a squad of elite mercenaries in this tactics-based first-person shooter. Firewall Zero Hour puts teamwork at the forefront of its gameplay. Communication between you and your teammates is key if you wish to successfully take down the opposing team. Each person in the squad has a unique role to perform, whether that’s downloading the data needed to win or protecting those that do so. Players can choose from a varied loadout of upgradable weapons and gadgets to ensure that their team is the most efficient squad on the field. Firewall Zero Hour is still one of the most complex and compelling VR multiplayer titles to date.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: August 28, 2018

Best Action VR Games

Arizona Sunshine | Vertigo Games, Jaywalkers Interactive

Arizona Sunshine | Vertigo Games, Jaywalkers Interactive

Dropped into a desert with nothing but a handgun and a few bullets, fight your way through the gorgeous landscape infested with hideous flesh-eating zombies in this post-apocalyptic survival game. Enjoy using over 25 highly detailed weapons to blast, shoot and explode your enemies into red jelly. Join forces with friends to fight against countless waves of the undead in an intense horde mode or take the fight to the lengthy main campaign. Remaining one of the most detailed and graphically impressive games on all VR systems, Arizona Sunshine is a highly recommended VR action game.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: December 5, 2016

Astro Bot Rescue Mission | SIE Japan Studio

Astro Bot Rescue Mission | SIE Japan Studio

This adorable and quirky puzzle platformer sees the player control the titular Astro Bot through various levels somewhat reminiscent of old Mario stages. In this game, the controller acts as a bridge between the real world and the virtual world, being able to interact in various ways with the environment such as shooting a rope out of it to pull bridges down or firing a water cannon at enemies. The casual gameplay allows players of all ages to get involved, whilst the difficult secret-hunting will primarily appeal to older players. Astro Bot Rescue Mission is an exciting romp from start to finish.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: October 2, 2018

Batman Arkham VR | Rocksteady Studios

Batman Arkham VR | Rocksteady Studios

A truly authentic Batman experience, Batman Arkham VR lets you step into the role of the titular caped crusader as he investigates a brutal crime in Gotham City. Visit iconic Batman locations such as the Batcave and Arkham Asylum and come face to face with some of the Dark Knight’s most notorious villains like Penguin, Killer Croc and even The Joker himself. Use famous gadgets like the grappling hook and detective vision to solve the case. Do you have what it takes to become the Batman himself? Batman Arkham VR is truly a Virtual Reality experience like no other.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: October 11, 2016

Sprint Vector | Survios

Sprint Vector | Survios

A physical challenge like no other experience in VR, Sprint Vector is a game in which players take on the role of an intergalactic game show contestant who is tasked with navigating various obstacle racecourses. Players must use everything at their disposal, including whatever power-ups they find on the course, to defeat their opponents. Climb, run, glide and blast your way through this exhilarating VR adventure. Go head-to-head with players from around the world in multiplayer, just make sure you stretch first, Sprint Vector requires you to put in the effort if you really want to win.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: February 8, 2018

Raw Data | Survios

Raw Data | Survios

Play as one of four entirely different heroes in this wave-based first-person shooter. Choose from a melee-focused cyborg ninja, a shotgun-wielding, trench-coat wearing badass, a dual-wielding every-man and a stoic archer with magic arrows in this intense action VR game. Use every skill at your disposal to quickly eliminate the robot resistance you face and download the data you need to save the world. A pretty simple task, right? Place defence towers, use telekinetic abilities and unleash devastating super moves to ensure victory in Raw Data’s short but sweet campaign and co-operative modes.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: July 14, 2016

Best Music VR Games

Beat Saber | Beat Games

Beat Saber | Beat Games

Now widely considered a must-have game for any VR system, Beat Saber integrates addictive rhythm gameplay with intense and exhilarating music. Watch as the motion controllers become sabers of light in your hands. Use these sabers to smash incoming blocks in various directions according to the beats within the music. Thanks to a large selection of tracks and game modes, Beat Saber keeps players hooked with its highly addictive and easy to understand gameplay. Steam users also benefit from having the Steam Workshop available to them, meaning that practically any song can be transferred into Beat Saber, making the experience last all that much longer.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: November 20, 2018

Audica | Harmonix Music Systems

Audica | Harmonix Music Systems

Essentially Beat Saber but with guns, Audica is rhythm-based shooter in which the player uses the motion controllers as two handguns and must hit the corresponding circles of light in front of them to the beat of the music. A very intuitive and easy to understand gameplay loop makes Audica fun for everyone, making it the perfect party game. From the talented and innovative minds over at Harmonix Music Systems who brought you the much-loved Rock Band series and the first Guitar Hero game, Audica proves that rhythm games have a definite place on the VR market.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: March 7, 2019

Beats Fever | Arrowiz

Beats Fever | Arrowiz

Physically reach out with your hands for the notes in this chill rhythm VR game. Beats Fever offers 30 fully licenced tracks that span across several musical genres. From pop to techno and electro, Beats Fever is sure to cater to any casual VR music fan. Get ready to move your whole body to the music as Beats Fever requires you to stretch, lean and pivot in time with the music. With an extremely simplistic control scheme and quick-to-learn, hard-to-master gameplay, Beats Fever provides a challenging yet relaxing VR experience on all systems.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: January 10, 2017

Synth Riders | Retrowave VR

Synth Riders | Retrowave VR

Feel the rush of the electronic music as you zoom past each note in Synth Riders. This VR music game straps you into a cyberpunk cart and shoots you off towards the incoming music. As the sheer velocity of the cart powers you through the track you must reach for each musical note on your way, dodging various obstacles and leaping away from walls of neon light that impede your progress through the song. A particularly unique game mode within Synth Riders is the newly added fitness mode, letting you not only have fun but also work out a little in the process.

  • VR Headset:  HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
  • User Review Score: 9
  • Release Date: July 12, 2018

Rock Band VR | Harmonix Music Systems

Rock Band VR | Harmonix Music Systems

The second entry on the list by the renowned Harmonix Music Systems, Rock Band VR brings the much-loved Rock Band series to stunning Virtual Reality, letting you feel as though you’re on a stage in front of thousands rocking out to your favourite classic songs. With over 60 playable tracks from the get-go, and an even greater selection through DLC, Rock Band is sure to appeal to fans of all types of music. From Fall Out Boy to The Killers and System of a Down, Rock Band VR has options for everyone.  With a fully fleshed out campaign mode and challenge mode, Rock Band VR is the complete musical VR package. 

  • VR Headset: Oculus Rift
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: October 6, 2016

Best RPG VR Games

Skyrim VR | Bethesda Game Studios

Skyrim VR | Bethesda Game Studios

Considered far and wide to be one of the greatest RPGs, if not of the greatest games overall, of all time, Skyrim is finally playable in Virtual Reality. The entire beloved game from start to finish has been painstakingly brought into the VR world, meaning that every dragon, every khajiit, every vampire and every nord is visible up close. Feel the weight of your sword in your hand or pull back the bowstring for yourself, every action is tailor-made for VR. Providing an almost endless game that can be played for hours upon hours in multiple different ways, Skyrim VR is a must-have VR title.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: November 17, 2017

Fallout 4 VR | Bethesda Game Studios

Fallout 4 VR | Bethesda Game Studios

Another critically acclaimed Bethesda game has arrived on VR, Fallout 4 VR brings the hit Fallout series to Virtual Reality. Get ready to experience the lengthy yet exciting story of Fallout 4 in a completely new perspective. Experience intense mutant firefights, get a true scale of your surroundings and meet bizarre characters across the wasteland all in well-implemented Virtual Reality. Customise weapons, armours and discover your own unique purpose in this post-apocalyptic nightmare world. Fallout 4 VR proves that there is no limit when it comes to scale and depth in Virtual Reality games.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: December 12, 2017

The Mage’s Tale | inXile Entertainment

The Mage’s Tale | inXile Entertainment

Travel through the depths of ten dangerous dungeons as you attempt to save your wizard mentor. Avoid deadly traps and slay countless hordes of evil creatures as you learn new magic abilities and upgrade your sorcerer powers. The Mage’s Tale utilises motion controls to make the player feel as though they are a powerful sorcerer, summoning lightning bolts from their hands and hurtling them towards the enemy. Explore crypts and collect ingredients to create powerful magic potions. Designed solely with Virtual Reality in mind, The Mage’s Tale produces one of the most compelling and exciting VR experiences in recent memory.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 6
  • Release Date: February 5, 2019

The Witching Tower | Daily Magic Productions

The Witching Tower | Daily Magic Productions

Tasked with exploring the titular Witching Tower and hunting down the Queen of the Undead, players must solve mind-bending puzzles in order to advance through the tower and save the world from the threat of total annihilation. Experience the incredibly intuitive combat system that lets you block, parry, slash, stab and shoot your undead opponents in wonderfully realistic Virtual Reality. Use several magic abilities to gain the upper hand in your fight against the undead. A first-person puzzle game like no other, The Witching Tower is one solid RPG VR title that offers a fairly large amount of gameplay.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: October 25, 2018

OrbusVR: Reborn | Orbus Online LLC

OrbusVR: Reborn | Orbus Online LLC

A complete rework of the original OrbusVR, OrbusVR: Reborn brings full room-scale Virtual Reality to the MMORPG genre, a true first in the VR market. With over 100 hours of content, eight unique classes with dedicated progression systems and an entire open world to explore, OrbusVR: Reborn is almost definitely the best RPG currently available on VR systems. A gorgeous hand-drawn art style really sets this game apart from the rest on the list. With an additional “try-before-you-buy” mode that allows players to progress until level 10 for free, there is really no reason not to pick up OrbusVR: Reborn.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: April 23, 2019

Best Sci-Fi VR Games

No Man’s Sky | Hello Games

No Man’s Sky | Hello Games

Despite a rather rocky initial launch, No Man’s Sky has gone above and beyond to ensure that customers are now completely satisfied with the game they bought back in 2016. With each new update this space-faring crafting simulator has gotten better and better. Most recently, the game added a fully fleshed out VR mode that integrates seamlessly with the standard game. Now you can fly, mine and shoot whilst in Virtual Reality. The game has never looked or felt better. With substantial multiplayer capability for those inside and outside of VR, No Man’s Sky offers what few Sci-Fi VR games can.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift/S, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: August 9, 2016

Robinson: The Journey | Crytek

Robinson: The Journey | Crytek

Your ship has crashed on a strange uncharted world. You are the only survivor. Will this treacherous new land be the end of you? Or will you survive the perils that are thrown your way. Come face-to-face with giant dinosaurs as you fight for your life in this survival adventure game. Crytek are known for making their game worlds feel particularly detailed and realistic, and Robinson: The Journey is no exception to the rule. Robinson: The Journey will keep players glued to their headsets in anticipation and excitement as they charter this intriguing new world.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift/S, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: November 8. 2016

The Solus Project | Grip Games

The Solus Project | Grip Games

A single-player, narrative-driven adventure game across a mysterious new world full to the brim with secrets and hidden histories, The Solus Project offers a unique and gripping story-focused VR game. In this game, you are humanity’s last hope, tasked with finding a suitable new planet to call home. Survive unnatural storms, freak weather and deadly earthquakes as you search the planet for any existing signs of life. With ten large open-world levels that have been hand-crafted with the utmost care, The Solus Project delivers a VR Sci-Fi title that is rich in atmosphere and detail.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: September 18, 2017

Space Pirate Trainer | I-Illusions

Space Pirate Trainer | I-Illusions

Harkening back to the glory days of spending countless hours, and coins, on arcade machines, Space Pirate Trainer reimagines the classic “Space Invader” formula and reforms it to create an all-new, all-immersive VR experience. In this simplistic shooter, players make use of their motion controllers to shoot down incoming space drones. The more drones you take out within the time limit, the higher your score is. Do you have what it takes to reach the Space Pirate Trainer hall of fame? Despite being one of the very first VR titles widely available on all systems, Space Pirate Trainer continues to be a classic example of simple VR fun.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: November 27, 2018

Elite: Dangerous | Frontier Developments

Elite: Dangerous | Frontier Developments

For many VR users, Elite: Dangerous is the definitive Sci-Fi VR game. In Elite: Dangerous you can fly anywhere in the galaxy at your leisure. Be a pirate, a smuggler, a bounty hunter, a merchant, a lawman, a freighter pilot or simply see where space takes you and forge your own path. There are no restrictions. Feel free to create your own unique path through this vast open world. With over 400 billion star systems to explore by yourself or with friends in massive multiplayer lobbies, Elite: Dangerous is certainly one of the most expansive VR titles to date

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: December 16, 2014

Best Shooter VR Games

Doom VFR | id Software

Doom VFR | id Software

The fast-paced and brutal action of Doom (2016) has been ingeniously ported to Virtual Reality, creating one of the best shooters available for VR systems. Shoot through waves upon waves of demonic creatures in extremely gory fashion and feel every blast of the shotgun, every rev of the chainsaw and every scream of the undead in hyper-realistic Virtual Reality. Doom VFR takes what fans loved about Doom (2016) and reforms it into this delightfully over-the-top package. Definitely not a game for the faint of heart, Doom VFR is the hardcore VR title that you’ve been searching for.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: December 1, 2017

Farpoint | Impulse Gear

Farpoint | Impulse Gear

After crash landing on a deserted, and extremely hostile, alien planet you must battle your way through hordes of horrifying alien insectoids as they stop at nothing to ensure your grizzly demise. With the PSVR Aim Controller this game transcends almost every other VR shooter out there as it replicates the weapons in game perfectly. Experience freedom of movement like you’ve never felt in VR before. Discover the fate of your teammates and survive through the infestation. The simple yet addictive gameplay mechanics of Farpoint will have you coming back for more and more alien-shooting action.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: May 16, 2017

Robo Recall | Epic Games

Robo Recall | Epic Games

A visually stunning and frenetic first-person shooter, Robo Recall sees players shoot down waves of defective killer robots. With extremely detailed physics, Robo Recall is an absolute delight to play. Throw robots far up in the air, shoot them into one another and target each individual body part with natural ease. Tear the arms off one robot and throw them at another to earn the highest spot on the leaderboard. Unlock and customise different weapons rewarded to you after earning high scores in prior levels. An intuitive control scheme and a beautifully stylistic art style sets Robo Recall up as one of the best VR shooters around.

  • VR Headset: Oculus Rift/S/Quest
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: March 1, 2017

Superhot VR | SUPERHOT

Superhot VR | SUPERHOT

Time only moves when you do in this fascinatingly fun VR shooter. Dodge bullets like Neo in “The Matrix”, fire two guns in different directions like your favourite action movie and block incoming attacks with a frying pan like you’ve always wanted to. Creativity is key in Superhot VR. With a rather lengthy campaign full of immersive meta-narrative and an expansive challenge mode, there is plenty to enjoy in this extremely unique VR title. Superhot VR provides a seemingly simple experience that is far more complex when fully delved into, giving the player tons of engaging gameplay moments.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: December 5, 2016

Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope | Croteam VR

Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope | Croteam VR

The iconic, high-octane, adrenaline-pumping adventures of Serious Sam come to Virtual Reality in all of their over-violent glory. Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope delivers action in spades. There are over 15 different weapons to choose from, countless enemies to cut down and plenty of fan-favourite levels to keep players engaged. Jump into co-op with a friend a mow down hordes of mutants and monsters together in a tailor-made cooperative mode. The gory and violent adventures of Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope are some of the most exhilarating experiences one can have in Virtual Reality.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: September 20, 2017

Best Simulation VR Games

Project Cars 2 | Slightly Mad Studios

Project Cars 2 | Slightly Mad Studios

Project Cars 2 is the sequel to the massively popular Project Cars. This sequel has enhanced and refined everything that made the original title so beloved. A greater selection of tracks, cars and weather options have been added as well as a greater number of car classes. All of these elements benefit from having VR capability, allowing the player to get up close and personal with their dream cars. A racing simulator that is, as of yet, unparalleled on the VR market, Project Cars 2 offers an experience that all racing fanatics must see for themselves.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: September 22, 2017

Elite: Dangerous | Frontier Developments

Elite: Dangerous | Frontier Developments

The galaxy is yours in this critically acclaimed and beloved Sci-Fi simulator. Forge your own path through the galaxy, take on fleets of pirates, smuggle the galaxy’s most sought-after products or simply take a leisurely flight through space. The amount of freedom that players have in Elite: Dangerous is really no small feat. Marvel at the detail present in your ship’s cockpit and smile with sheer joy as you manually press all of the buttons yourself. In Elite: Dangerous, the choice to save the galaxy, destroy it, or just let it be, is all yours.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: December 16, 2014

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown | Bandai Namco Studios

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown | Bandai Namco Studios

The latest release in the hugely popular Ace Combat series, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown has been recently updated to feature PSVR compatibility. These handful of missions are short, but incredibly sweet. Feel the air rush past your fighter jet as you engage enemy fighter planes in intense, one-on-one dogfights. Use machine guns, rockets and an array of missiles to destroy your opponent’s jet before they destroy you. Despite its rather short length, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown proves to be one of the best, if not the best, fighter pilot simulator available on VR systems.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: January 18, 2019

Eagle Flight | Ubisoft Montreal Studio

Eagle Flight | Ubisoft Montreal Studio

Take to the skies and soar through Paris’ beautiful architecture. Experience the bustling modern city in all of its Virtual Reality glory, from the perspective of an eagle soaring above the busy lanes. Eagle Flight gives you total freedom to explore the beautiful city of Paris. Set in a future where humanity is all but extinct and nature has retaken the city, fight against other players as you try desperately to maintain your territory. Both a beautiful, relaxing game and an intense combat simulator, Eagle Flight is a truly unique experience on the VR platform.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: December 20, 2016

Star Trek Bridge Crew | Ubisoft, Red Storm Entertainment

Star Trek Bridge Crew | Ubisoft, Red Storm Entertainment

Have you ever wanted to be captain of the Starship Enterprise? Or fire the phasers, helm the ship or beam survivors on board? Then Star Trek Bridge Crew is for you. Take your place as one of the titular bridge crew members aboard a Federation Starship as you peruse the galaxy for various signs of trouble. From missions centred around intense battles to rescue missions and research missions, Bridge Crew has a nice variety of gameplay opportunities to keep players entertained. Star Trek Bridge Crew is a must have for any and all Star Trek fans.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: May 30, 2017

Best Sport VR Games

The Golf Club VR | HB Studios

The Golf Club VR | HB Studios

Presented in stunning graphical detail, The Golf Club VR takes HB Studios’ initial title The Golf Club and creates an all-new experience for Virtual Reality users. Providing exactly what it says on the box, The Golf Club VR is an essential game for all golf fanatics. With an insane library of over 130,000 courses available to play at any point, this VR title is sure to keep players coming back for a long time. Featuring full motion controls and highly detailed graphics, The Golf Club VR cements itself as one of the finest sports VR titles.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: February 24, 2017

Sprint Vector | Survios

Sprint Vector | Survios

Strap on your intergalactic running shoes and get ready to race against a roster of zany sci-fi characters in Sprint Vector. Players must speedily navigate an obstacle racecourse while dashing, shooting, climbing and gliding all over the place. The motion controllers are used to sprint forward with incredible momentum as well as physically climb objects within the arena. Speed is the aim of the game in Sprint Vector, so make sure you learn all of the ins and outs of the mechanics in the game’s easy-to-follow tutorial. Survios is a company dedicated to creating unique and thoroughly enjoyable VR experiences and Sprint Vector is no exception.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: February 8, 2018

Sports Bar VR | Cherry Pop Games, Perilous Orbit

Sports Bar VR | Cherry Pop Games, Perilous Orbit

Join up to eight friends in this extremely fun and social game, Sports Bar VR. Choose from a large collection of minigames such as pool, air hockey, chess, shuffleboard and checkers as well as many others. Take some time off from the real world and just relax with your friends playing darts in the virtual world. Challenge your friends and compete in daily challenges to earn awesome rewards for your avatar. Sports Bar VR lets you sit back and relax with your friends after a long and hard day, there’s no other social experience like it in VR.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 6
  • Release Date: October 18, 2016

Echo Arena | Ready at Dawn

Echo Arena | Ready at Dawn

Assume the role of a futuristic, battle-hardened robot warrior as you and your team of up to five players compete in intense zero-gravity arena games. Multiplayer modes within Echo Arena are highly competitive and are all based around specific objectives. Fly around the zero-gravity arena with ease by using the excellent motion controls. Boost, shoot and soar through the arena while you and your teammates attempt to secure victory. Echo Arena is an intense VR experience that tests the players skill with motion controls and with teamwork skills such as communication and tactical planning.

  • VR Headset: Oculus Rift/S
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: July 20, 2017

RIGS: Mechanized Combat League | Guerrilla Cambridge

RIGS: Mechanized Combat League | Guerrilla Cambridge

This PlayStation VR exclusive thrusts you into the heart of a futuristic combat-oriented sports game in which teams are tasked with annihilating the opposing team of mechanized robotic suits. Find and use powerful upgrade pick-ups scattered around the map to gain the upper hand in a match. Customise and upgrade your own personal RIG with the rewards you receive from each map. Play solo or try your shot at the expansive multiplayer component of RIGS. The addictive gameplay loop of RIGS: Mechanized Combat League will draw players in for much longer than they may have initially thought they would be.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: October 13, 2016

Best Travel VR Games

Titans of Space PLUS | Drash VR LLC

Titans of Space PLUS | Drash VR LLC

Take to space in this relaxing and somewhat educational journey through our solar system. Take the time to read and listen to interesting facts along the way and scroll through a wide selection of curated photographs. Titans of Space allows users to fully grasp the sense of scale that our solar system has, being able to view Jupiter from the Moon and see the distance in real space. Providing a platform for intrigue and learning amongst children and adults alike, Titans of Space PLUS is an incredible educational tool for the VR platform.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality
  • User Review Score: 9
  • Release Date: May 24, 2016

Everest VR | Solfar Studios, RVX

Everest VR | Solfar Studios, RVX

Take the climb that most would never usually take in the real world. Everest VR gives you the opportunity to climb the iconic mountain, featuring extremely detailed environments to view as you steadily make your way up. Optimized specifically for use in modern Virtual Reality headsets, watch in awe from the peak of Mount Everest as you gaze upon the wondrous sights beneath you and then take your time descending the mountain again, seeing the sights that you missed on the way up. Everest VR offers a unique experience to players that can only really be achieved through the medium of Virtual Reality. 

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: October 3, 2017

The Grand Canyon VR Experience | Immersive Entertainment

The Grand Canyon VR Experience | Immersive Entertainment

Explore one of the most sought-out travelling destinations from within the comfort of your own home. With stunning graphical fidelity and lighting, The Grand Canyon VR Experience is sure to amaze your average VR traveller. Take your time exploring the canyon via a motorized kayak. Change the speed settings to fully customise how much you want to see. This title includes a day/night cycle, meaning that the dynamic lighting effects of the surroundings change throughout play. The Grand Canyon VR Experience is a wonderful use of the Virtual Reality technology we have widely available today.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality
  • User Review Score: 6
  • Release Date: January 13, 2017

theBlu | Wevr Inc

theBlu | Wevr Inc

An immersive and otherwise impossible look at our oceans, theBlu allows VR users to get up close and personal with our seas’ inhabitants. Choose from a wide selection of scenarios in multiple locations, each one offering a unique look into a specific habitat. From whale encounters to luminescent underwater caves full of iridescent jellyfish, theBlu has a wide range of breath-taking immersive experiences. Feel free to slow time and zoom in to inspect elements within the background. If you’re looking for something education and spectacular to show guests, theBlu might be just the experience you’re searching for.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • User Review Score: 9
  • Release Date: April 5, 2016

Google Earth VR | Google

Google Earth VR | Google

Explore the entirety of Earth in this completely free Virtual Reality experience. Teleport to literally anywhere on Earth with simple to understand controls and just start walking around. From the bustling streets of New York City to the Great Wall of China, there is nowhere you can’t go in Google Earth VR. Experience familiar places from a whole new perspective or travel to places you’ve never been before. Google Earth VR even comes with a handful of dedicated tour experiences for certain iconic landmarks across the globe. Google Earth VR takes the top place for any travel VR experience.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • User Review Score: 10
  • Release Date: November 16, 2016

Best Kids VR Games

Job Simulator | Owlchemy Labs

Job Simulator | Owlchemy Labs

In this Virtual Reality game your sandbox of play consists of several workplaces; an office, a supermarket and several other unique settings. But rather than file out mundane paperwork or bag shopping items appropriately you are encouraged to get creative with how you proceed with your daily tasks. For example, you could simply staple that sheet and put it to one side, or you juggle two staplers and accidentally throw one over your cubicle into your aggravated colleagues’ area of work. Enjoy just messing around in this short but endlessly replayable game. Job Simulator is fun for the whole family.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: October 13, 2016

Vacation Simulator | Owlchemy Labs

Vacation Simulator | Owlchemy Labs

The newest game from Owlchemy Labs (the crew behind the previous entry on the list, Job Simulator) is yet another fun-filled, wacky adventure, this time through the world of human vacations. Take a trip to “Vacation Island” and relax beneath the hot sun. Interact with a large cast of delightfully cute bots that all attempt to portray normal human vacation behaviour. Swim in the sea, fish by the lake, get inevitably lost on a hike. Do all the things you’ve ever wanted to do on vacation. Vacation Simulator brings the same vibrant and energetic world of Job Simulator back in an all-new experience.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: June 18, 2019

Rec Room | Against Gravity Corps

Rec Room | Against Gravity Corps

Rec Room allows players to experience a wide selection of mini games all based around popular sports and activities. Players can participate in dodgeball matches, frisbee competitions, paintball showdowns and swashbuckling pirate adventures. Rec Room can be played with and without VR, making it the perfect game to coerce all of your friends into getting, especially as it’s free. Take all the time in the world unlocking and customising your avatar with new outfits and accessories earned by participating in mini games. Rec Room is a social VR experience like no other that is absolutely worth downloading on all systems.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: June 2016

Astro Bot Rescue Mission | SIE Japan Studio

Astro Bot Rescue Mission | SIE Japan Studio

An immediately charming third person puzzle platformer, Astro Bot Rescue Mission takes the platforming games of old and reconstructs them in a new and wondrous light. By using the controller to interact directly with certain objects and enemies within the game world you feel as though you are truly in that space. Shoot enemies with water cannons as you carefully guide your Astro Bot through the level. Featuring multiple complex boss fights and hundreds of secrets to find across a multitude of intricate levels, Astro Bot Rescue Mission is a real gem in the PSVR market.

  • VR Headset: PlayStation VR
  • User Review Score: 9
  • Release Date: October 2, 2018

Tilt Brush | Google

Tilt Brush | Google

Let your creative spirit run wild with Tilt Brush. Use the motion controller as a paint brush and get to work. No design is too outlandish, no picture is not worth painting. Access a vast selection of tools, brush sizes, brush types and effects that you can apply to your many creations with ease. Literally step inside of your artwork in Virtual Reality, move fluidly around your creations, allowing you to paint where you wouldn’t normally be able to reach. Tilt Brush is an unbelievable VR experience for people of all ages, especially younger audiences who long for a creative outlet.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 9
  • Release Date: April 5, 2016

Best Adult/Porn VR Games

VR GirlFriend |Silver Moon Internet

VR GirlFriend |Silver Moon Internet

VR GirlFriend offers two main modes of play; the “viewing mode” and the “play mode”. In viewing mode, players are able to watch and take pictures of the dancing scenes and shower scenes. The play mode allows users to gain in-game currency by performing several minigames such as massaging girls or playing on the slot machines. A third game mode has been released titled, “studio mode” in which you can take pictures of the girls in various positions and poses.

VR GirlFriend offers a wide range of gameplay mechanics as well as some steamy action along the way.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • User Review Score: 6
  • Release Date: December 13, 2016

Dominatrix Simulator | Deviant Tech

Dominatrix Simulator | Deviant Tech

A game for all of those who have a kinkier side, Dominatrix Simulator lets you live out your fantasy of serving a dominating woman. Perform real-life movements and commands in order to satisfy your master. Play as both female or male protagonists, changing how the story develops and what voice lines are said. This title features great visual models and suitable atmosphere. Dominatrix Simulator is a completely replayable experience, offering several branching paths based on what narrative decisions you make. Dominatrix Simulator is sure to satisfy your most taboo sexual needs.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 7
  • Release Date: October 22, 2018

Date Night | iLewd

Date Night | iLewd

Date Night plays like a sexy version of Candy Crush. Essentially a “match-three” mobile game with VR porn rewards, Date Night is sure to stimulate the senses, in more than a few ways. As you progress through each new level, your relationship with your chosen partner grows and evolves. Eventually, you’ll be able to engage in all of your wildest fantasies, that is, if you’re good enough at the strangely addictive game. Date Night offers a unique experience for those looking for a genuinely fun game along with their adult entertainment.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: May 1, 2019

SinVR | SinVR

SinVR | SinVR

Be prepared for your wildest dreams to come true in this liberating adult VR game. SinVR lets you choose from a wide range of character models ranging from generic female 3D models to iconic fictional characters such as Jessica Rabbit. Feel free to play with those models however you like as you are given a wide range of options based on setting, positions and more. Use the motion controllers to interact with the girl you’ve chosen. There are now over 200 different scene combinations to enjoy. SinVR is an adult experience like no other, you are truly in control.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 8
  • Release Date: July 15, 2016

VR Paradise | Totem Entertainment

VR Paradise | Totem Entertainment

VR Paradise is the ultimate VR strip club experience. Relax after a hard day of work by sitting down, putting on your trusty VR headset and letting the girls dance around you. Advanced AI programming ensures that the strip dancers are fully qualified and very realistic, eliminating the need to visit your local strip joint. Enjoy stage shows, private dances and table dances with a multitude of options in this graphically impressive adult VR game. VR Paradise makes you feel like you’re really there, more than any other game on this list.

  • VR Headset: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, Valve Index
  • User Review Score: 9
  • Release Date: December 14, 2018

Best VR Games in 2019 Infographics
Best VR Games in 2019

It’s Virtually Impossible Not To Love Our Picks

So that rounds out our multi-layered review of all the top VR games you can enjoy in 2019! You’re sure to be spoiled for choice, and any one of our top picks is sure to make you happy as you don the virtual goggles and descend into a wonder world of virtual reality! Happy gaming!

 

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