So, you just got a new VR headset and want to know the best games to get you started? Good news – we’ve got you covered! Regardless of which virtual headset you own, there will be something for you in this list of great VR releases which should be enough to start your virtual reality game collection.
Here are 10 of the best VR games:
1. Beat Saber
It’s hard to know where to start with lists like this, but Beat Saber seemed to be a pretty solid place to begin.
Beat Saber has just about everything you could want from a VR rhythm game. While rhythm games have generally done well on normal game platforms over the years, throwing VR into the mix makes Beat Saber something truly special.
The gameplay is where this title really shines and the combo-driven gameplay is incredibly addictive. It is truly a must-have game for VR fans.
Moss is one of those games that would be hugely successful without VR. It’s a great platform-puzzle game, full-stop.
With that being said, the addition of virtual reality takes Moss to the next level, helping players to immerse themselves not just in the puzzles, but also the beautifully detailed world.
3. Robo Recall
VR was made for shooting stuff, right? Enter Robo Recall.
Robo Recall tasks players with tracking down rogue robots before blasting them away with a shotgun or twin pistols. You can pluck bullets and projectiles out of the air and chuck them back at the enemies, and pick up debris and use it as a shield or weapon. It is completely over the top in all the right ways.
4. Tetris Effect
Tetris has been released on every platform known to man, so why not on VR?
VR makes Tetris feel fresh for the first time in decades, despite the gameplay being intuitively familiar. Everything about Tetris Effect just feels right.
5. The Climb
I’m the kind of person who doesn’t hold aspirations of climbing mountains in real life. I’d rather throw rocks that ascend them, but with a VR headset? I’m a pro.
The Climb is a game that would be incredibly boring without VR. Climbing up a mountain with a gamepad, watching progress be made on a screen just wouldn’t work. However, strap that screen to your face and replace the gamepad with VR controllers, and you’re onto a winner.
The feeling of scaling a mountain then looking down when you’ve reached the top in VR is an unbeatable feeling. Other than doing it for real. Probably.
6. Job Simulator
All work and no play? Job Simulator is a great game to play to get into VR.
Job Simulator makes its jobs fun thanks to its absurd sense of humour and wide variety of tasks on offer. If you have a VR headset with decent tracking, you’ll absolutely love your time with this.
7. Creed: Rise to Glory
Creed: Rise to Glory has to be considered a must-buy for those with VR headsets who are even remotely interested in the sport of boxing.
The sense of immersion is absolutely mind-blowing. You will feel like you are standing in a boxing ring in front of tens of thousands of paying fans, staring down a pumped-up opponent who wants to destroy you. That sensation alone is worth the price of admission, but the stellar gameplay and challenging campaign mode will keep you coming back for more on higher difficulty settings. If you own a VR headset, this is an essential purchase. We’ve written a Creed: Rise to Glory review and loved it.
8. No Man’s Sky
I strongly considered including Elite: Dangerous in this article at the expense of No Man’s Sky, but decided against it (it’s an exceptional game that you should certainly consider).
No Man’s Sky released without VR back in 2016 with an underwhelming amount of content. Fast-forward 3 years and Hello Games have invested a significant amount of time expanding the content available before adding VR to the feature list.
There is quite simply no better way to explore planets and experience space travel with your friends with a VR headset.
9. Fallout 4 VR
Fallout 4 VR is the only game I’ve ever had to request a Steam refund for – but if you can get over the technical hiccups, it is undoubtedly one of the best VR experiences available.
Fallout 4 VR is a full AAA experience with full VR capability, offering hundreds of hours of immersive, atmospheric gameplay without diluting the experience.
10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
Skyrim is the modern-day Tetris, having been released on every piece of hardware remotely capable of powering its huge world. Most re-releases have felt like cheap cash-ins but Skyrim VR really feels refreshing.
Skyrim VR’s level of immersion is breathtaking and with mods, you’ll be playing a game that feels like a modern AAA release. Skyrim in VR must be experienced to be believed.