Recently I have been talking about 2D and 3D games, their pros and cons, the differences, and everything else going around in the gaming industry. Over the years this industry has evolved a lot from flat games to 3 dimensional.
Now that we are talking about the evolvement and advancements in the gaming world, of course, VR games cannot be left behind. Though 2D and 3D games are still there maintaining their place, however, its the virtual reality games that are coming into trend now.
With lives being literally transformed to existing more in the virtual world, virtual reality games are the next big thing. While there are several VR games out there, the ones giving the most realistic experience and of course, the best headsets are what makes them popular.
It is the type of new generation game that integrates virtual reality technology to give the gamer more first-person experience of the game. The gamer gets the realistic experience as if he is actually doing all the action instead of the character in the game.
Playing the VR games requires some devices and accessories to both experiences and influence the game to the fullest. The main or let’s say a major component of VR gaming is the VR headset like Oculus Rift, Lenovo Mirage Solo, HTC Vive, Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, Windows Mixed Reality, etc. And the other accessories include hand controllers, sensor-equipped gloves, etc.
VR games can be played om specialized game consoles, standalone systems or advanced PCs and laptops supporting VR technology.
All this information is quite exciting, right? And you want to dive in right into these VR games, isn’t it? Well, at least I am more than ready to experience a few of them. And I guess it is time for you too to get yourself lost in virtual reality games.
The headset is just half the story the complete VR gaming experience is incomplete without games to give you a real-life experience. The best virtual reality games let you discover familiar or completely new titles in a unique and exciting way.
With games like Half-Life: Alyx, some VR games are giving tough competition to normal AAA games in terms of quality of experience, while others rely on a game that is much simpler but no less fun.
Have a look at the below list and choose which one you want to play first.
1. Half-Life: Alyx:
Half-Life Alyx is one of the first VR game launched by Valve almost after silence for more than a decade. These games leave you unperturbed and totally involved in the scene.
If you are looking for engaging in shootouts, solving puzzles that depend on the VR control scheme, and fighting the physicist and alien enemies, this is the game for you.
You can play Half-Life Alyx for free with the purchase of the HTC Vive Cosmos Elite and Valve Index.
Platforms – Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive.
2. No Man’s Sky:
If you have played the original version, the VR version of this game launched by Hello Games is going to leave spell bounded. Sitting in your ship’s cockpit (as the story of the game goes) and experiencing a whole new world in the space above is truly a mind-boggling experience with this VR game. Since the galaxy that you are entering into with this game so huge, you will never run out of exploring new areas.
With several updates since its launch, No Man’s Sky offers you a multiplayer option, fleet management, and capital ship controls, base building, etc. It is ranked as one of the best BR games in 2020.
Platforms – PSVR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift.
3. Superhot VR:
Just like the original Superhot, the VR version of the game also revolves around a combat puzzle game where you have to kill all the enemies in the room. Only it gives you a more real-life experience.
The time boundation in Superhot VR progresses when you move. Meaning frequent movement of your arms and legs is going to trigger the time to move faster. The pro tip here is to move only your hand or head to buy more time to decide on the next move.
Platforms – Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PSVR, Windows Mixed Reality.
4. Beat Saber:
If music beats in the background and kinetic rhythm game are your type, then Beat Saber is the game for you. The player has to slash the color-coded blocks using two motion controllers.
Beat Saber is something like “Note Highway” if you have played this game earlier. You need to keep yourself matching the time with the beats playing in the background and slashing the blocks as they draw closer.
Beat Saber originally comes with 10 in-build tracks but id the gamer wishes to, he can use the track editor to make their custom tracks.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PSVR, Windows Mixed Reality.
5. Astro Bot Rescue Mission:
Astro is a small robot that rescues his other robot friends. Playing this game in VR gets really exciting as you bend down and turn around, matching the movements of the small robot as a third-person camera, looking for your other robot friends.
This VR game is exclusively for PSVR, one of the most creative platforms in the virtual reality world till now. You will need to take the help of various gadgets as you pass your way through the game environment to look for other robots at different levels.
Platforms – PlayStation VR exclusive.
6. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
The famous horror franchise gets even better with the VR headset. Like Astro Bot, Resident Evil 7 is also exclusively for the PlayStation VR platform. The plot of the game is played in the first-person perspective makes it all the more exciting with virtual reality technology.
Just running with your gun shooting around is not enough for this game. You will have to think strategically about how to manage your survival amongst the freaking enemies. You will directly be in the shoes of Ethan Winters, looking for his missing wife, exploring the haunting and terrifying scene.
Platforms – PlayStation VR exclusive.
Launched in February 2018, Moss kept its players waiting for too long to come on the PSVR platform. Quill, the main character of this game with a small tale is really tiny and this gives you, as a player the rodent protagonist perspective.
You have direct control of the environment while guiding Quill past her enemies through the ruins and forests to save her uncle Sarffog from a fire-breaking snake. Moss is a cute action game, played best while standing as you will have to control Quill from a distance, and to get a better view of the environment around, you will have to lean in a little.
Platforms: PSVR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Valve Index, Windows MR.
8. Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Virtual reality game could not get any more social than this game offers. In Star Trek: Bridge Crew, you as one player along with three other players get along to pilot a starship from the sunning star trek franchise.
This VR does not have a single-player option which makes it, even more, the best game to team up along with your friends to play. If you are thinking all the players will need the same headset, you need not worry. Ubisoft has integrated cross-platform playing, so players with different headsets can join the game.
Just in case you do not find the other three players, you can use the specific voice command to 3 artificial intelligence crewmembers and play in the single-mode when playing offline.
Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PSVR.
9. Lucky’s Tale:
If you have played Mario and enjoyed it, you are going to fall in love with Lucky’s Tale. Just imagine Mario 64 joined with Crash Bandicoot. This is what this VR game is all about with a third-person camera angle that can be controlled by moving your head and limbs.
This is a rather cute game more for not much action lovers and beginners. Lucky’s Tale in the VR version only proves that with the help of virtual reality, actually life can be breathed back in the otherwise dead genres in the game world.
Platforms: exclusively for Oculus Rift.
10. Catan VR:
Love playing the tabletop board games? Try Catan VR, which gives you the real-life experience of playing the game in the VR version. Catan VR is one game that does not rely on game consoles, PCs, or Smartphones.
While playing this game, you will see yourself seated at a table with three other online opponents. You will use motion controllers to select and place your pieces, just as it was done in the fully traditional Catan game, build colonies, earn and trade resources on a random board. The charm of the VR version is that Even if you are playing online, you can still see and greet your opponents or teammates as if you were in the same room.
Platforms: Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Microsoft MR, PSVR, Samsung Gear VR.
Other than the fact that which game excites you the most, you need a few other things in mind before choosing the best virtual reality game you can play. Take a look at the list below and decide accordingly.
Virtual reality games are already heading their way up and it is only a matter of time before they rule the gaming industry. If you are considering to explore and get to know more about virtual reality and VR games, visit AppsHunts – the best mobile application development company.
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