Love VR Shooter Games? Discover Some Of The Best Here!

Love VR Shooter Games? Discover Some Of The Best Here!

The last couple of years have seen the release of plenty of VR shooter titles. Sci-fi adventures, military sims, dinosaur hunting missions and zombie shoot-outs have all found their way to a headset near you over the past 24 months or so. There’s no shortage of the kind of creatures you can kill and the type of action you can enjoy with the latest games on the market. Whatever type of headset you own, and whatever your shooting and killing preferences, there’s certain to be a well-designed VR shooter out there that scratches your gaming itch.

With so many promising shooters for VR around these days, how do you make a decision about which ones to invest your hard-earned money in? We’ve taken the decision to collate a list of top VR shooter titles to play today on Vive, Rift, Windows VR and PSVR headsets. If you’re ready to find out which games to invest in to satisfy your shooter fixation, read on and discover our top 15 picks that are sure to keep you busy for hours!

Arizona Sunshine

(Vive, Rift, Windows VR, and PSVR)

This zombie hunting adventure from Vertigo Games is one of the top titles out there to feature the undead. If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead or if you’re just keen to experience a horror fantasy up close and person, this is the title for you. The campaign is solid, there’s a multiplayer co-op function and a horde mode which is very addictive. Arizona Sunshine is a super-polished game that will give you hours of entertainment, with or without your friends by your side.

Compound

(Windows VR, Vive and Rift)

Do you have a secret love of the old classic 1990s PC FPSs? Then Compound is the one for you! If you’ve never quite got over the thrill of playing traditional games like Doom, you’re sure to love Compound. This 2018 virtual reality shooter title has perfectly captured the essence of classics from back in the day like Quake and Wolfenstein. The graphics may be pixelated, but the excitement of hiding around those corners waiting for the next enemy to emerge is hard to beat.

Farpoint

(PSVR)

When Sony released their Aim Controller for the PSVR, Farpoint was its flagship title, showcasing the device’s impressive abilities. If you don’t have the Aim Controller, don’t bother buying this game – but if you do, you’ll love the campaigns, solo challenge maps, 1v1 Pvp maps and wave-based co-op maps that you can play with your friends. There is an epic amount of content here, and you’ll struggle to find any VR shooter which is more fun to play, so it’s well worth making the investment.

Firewall Zero Hour

(PSVR)

If you’ve ever doubted that any VR multiplayer-focused shooter could deliver on your high expectations, you should definitely try out Firewall Zero Hour. This shooter doesn’t just deliver, it totally smashes it out of the park. This is another title which really requires the Aim Controller to get the most out of its potential, but it does technically support DualShock 4 too if you want to give it a go.

From Other Suns

(Rift)

If you’ve been searching for a sci-fi shooter that is infinitely replayable and offers a co-op mode so you can blast away with your friends to your heart’s content, From Other Suns is the one for you. This title brings you something a little different since it isn’t just about shooting, it’s about controlling your ship too.

Pairing all of the most entertaining ship management elements from other games like FTL with the thrill of shooting enemies, you’ll find it a delicate balancing act to keep your crew alive and your ship functioning while you try to figure out the best way to get back home, but that’s what makes this game so fun! When you demand something a little more intense and engaging than simply a basic FPS, this is the title for you!

Gunheart

(Windows VR, Vive and Rift)

If you’re a fan of Borderlands and have been looking for a VR equivalent, the closest you’ll find at the moment is Gunheart. With its drop in and out co-op, you can enjoy all of the fun with your friends at your side. Even better, the missions are replayable and a lot of fun, and you’ll also have the pleasure of unlocking tons of stuff such as weapon mods, cosmetic items and guns to make your gameplay more interactive.

Movement involves teleporting, floaty jumps, and free locomotion and there’s even PvP, all of which adds up to make a perfect shooter for the virtual world!

Island 359

(Vive and Rift)

It’s pretty terrifying to go dinosaur hunting at the best of times, but we guarantee that you’ll find it a lot of fun with this title for the Rift and Vive. Island 359 is a thrilling survival shooter which drops you right into the heart of jungle before asking you to kill deadly dinosaurs in order to guarantee your survival. With so many game modes and weapons to choose from, this VR title will keep you busy for days.

Onward

(Vive and Rift)

Although Onward is still technically in its Early Access phase, this title was the first VR hardcore shooter to really put the competitive FPS game on the virtual reality map. Despite being one of the older shooters out there for this platform, it has stood the test of time well and still holds up against many of its rivals. With its impressive mechanisms, realistic feel and engaging gameplay, it’ll make you feel as if you truly are fighting a war first hand.

Pavlov

(Vive and Rift)

If you’re a fan of Counter-Strike, you’ll love Pavlov, which takes the essence of this title and brings it into the virtual reality realm. If you enjoyed Onward but wanted something a bit less hardcore, Pavlov is a great choice for you, with its fantastic playability and engaging gameplay.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

(PSVR)

Although this title was released some time ago, its terrifying gameplay experience is yet to be beaten. If you love a bit of horror in the virtual world, this game won’t fail to hit the spot. The narrative is a slow-burn, the world is horrifyingly grotesque and the violence is extreme – basically, if you love horror shooter gameplay this title is a must-have for your PSVR, although we guarantee that you’ll feel the terror!

Sairento

(Vive and Rift)

If you’ve tried out Robo Recall or Raw Data and thought they were just too tame for you, it’s time to give Sairento a try. With its hardcore action, its blend of thrilling ninja elements, and its time slowing abilities, you’ll feel and look just like the badass superhero you’ve always wanted to be in your fantasies.

Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE

(Windows VR, Vive and Rift)

Serious Sam is one of the oldest action shooter franchises out there to date, and now, Croteam have brought their adrenaline based shooter to the virtual reality market. You’ll be immersed in the action, especially in the online multiplayer mode.

Stand Out: VR Battle Royale

(Windows VR, Vive and Rift)

Although this title is, essentially a copy of PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) it’s still a brilliant game. The art style, premise, and mechanics are pretty much the same but they’ve been adapted perfectly for virtual reality. While it may be a shameless rip-off, it’s still a lot of fun even if it isn’t well-polished.

Superhot VR

(Vive, Rift, Windows VR and PSVR)

While some people wouldn’t necessarily put Superhot into the shooter category, it found its way onto this list thanks to the many guns that this title features. The thrilling thing about Superhot is that time will only move when the player does, and that adds in a host of puzzle elements since you’ll have to work out how you can take out your enemies without being hit.

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

(PSVR)

One of the PSVR’s launch titles was Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and it’s still one of the most fun shooters for this platform. The content only lasts around 3 to 4 hours, but it’s a rollercoaster ride of bad guys and jump scares all paired with some pretty impressive sound design. We guarantee that you’ll love it.

If you’re a fan of the classic shooter, you’re sure to love at least one of these amazing titles and with so many options for all of the different headsets on the market today, there’s sure to be one on this list for you. Whether you love the idea of zombie hunting, shooting enemies in space, or even solving complex shooter-related puzzles, there are games here that are certain to be everything you’ve been looking for to keep you entertained for hours and to indulge your shooter fantasies! What are you waiting for – it’s time to get out the guns!

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