What was once a concept, today it has become a reality. In 2012, Oculus initiated a Kickstarter campaign to fund Rift’s development. The project proved successful that In less than 24 hours, its goal was already reached. The company raised US$2.5 million and in March 2014, Facebook purchased Oculus for $2 billion.
This rise of Oculus Rift was not just about the company or a product, but it has also pushed the Virtual Reality (VR) market to a whole new level. Today, as VR continues to innovate with new experiences, gaming on VR is also becoming something really popular. Talking about other products, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR are also two big players in the VR market that offers some of the best video games to be played on their product.
In this article, we will have a look at the 10 best VR Games that are becoming really popular in 2019.
Beat Saber is a rhythm game where the player slashes colour-coded blocks to the beat of the music playing in the background. How to play? The game needs to be played using two motion controllers and they need to swipe in the air vertically or horizontally according to the way the player wants to slash the beats.
Currently, Beat Saber is available on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows VR headsets (early access), and on PSVR. This rhythm has gained a lot of popularity recently and now it is one of the best games for VR headsets.
Minecraft is a sandbox video game created by Swedish game developer Markus Persson and released by Mojang in 2011. With its arrival in VR, it has become one of the most popular VR games. Talking about the game, just like its non-VR version, one can mine, build, farm, fish, etc. with a variety of different blocks in a 3D procedurally generated world. Talking about the price, it costs the same as the mobile version of Minecraft i.e. $6.99.
VVR is considered to be one of the most popular VR games. Priced at $9.99, the game has gained tremendous popularity. VVR is a narrative-focused comedy adventure game that takes place in a restricted world run (and transformed) by artificial intelligence. While playing the game, it gives you a feeling an of Portal, Wall-E, and the Matrix. If you are someone who is looking to fulfil his/her craving for a VR experience, then VVR is definitely a good choice. It is satisfying. Period.
Superhot is a first-person shooter video game developed and published by Superhot Team. Its VR version is the rebuilt of the same game. The game supports Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PS VR. The game takes a unique concept and transfers it to VR. However, is primarily a standing experience; you won’t be walking around your environment. Furthermore, being a combat game, it allows the players to snatch weapons out of enemies’ hands, and fire bullets at incoming bullets to deflect them. It is a completely top notch VR experience.
If you want to have a top-notch VR feel, Star Trek: bridge crew is without a doubt one of the best games. The brainchild of Ubisoft, the game let its users/players live the dream of joining Starfleet as it provides four choices of key roles onboard: Captain, Tactical, Helm or Engineer.
Designed for seated game experience, Bridge Crew can be played using the headset and the motion controllers. Furthermore, it also has specific voice commands one can use. The game supports Oculus Rift, PS VR, and HTC Vive, and is priced $39.99.
Batman is without a doubt one of the most loved superheroes and stepping into his boots is something every gamer or comic lover dreams. Batman Arkham VR is one such VR game that allows its players to have the feel of the capped superhero that fights crime — wear the bat suit and take it to the streets of Arkham City.
Developed by Rocksteady, the game is designed in such a way that the focus is more on Batman’s detective side. However, the game still holds a significantly big fan base.
It is set in the world of Eve Online, this game delivers an incredible VR experience with multiplayer spaceship combat. This is one such space-based games that let you do all the intriguing aircraft tricks such as barrel roll. That is not all, the game has a selection of ship classes with different specialities and roles to play during a match.
If you want to show you flying as well as VR skills, it is without a doubt one of the best arcade action VR game. A must try!
With gorgeous art and unique visuals, The Well by the Turtle Rock Studios is an immersive fantasy RPG game. Featuring turn-by-turn combat, massive dungeons to explore, gear and loot to find, and a story to play through, the Well and the VR experience that it delivers is class apart. The game is without a doubt a great choice when it comes to playing VR games.
This is an adventure game where the player is a couple kid’s imaginary friend. The plot of the game is something like this: the kids’ dog goes missing and, on the way, to finding the dog, you have to help and defend the kids. The game is designed in such a way that it attracts kids without making them addicted to it. Currently, the game is priced at $9.99. Even though it might be a little expensive but that’s worth the VR experience the game delivers.
Released in June 2016 for Windows and November 2017 for PS4, Rec Room is a VR video game developed and published by Against Gravity. It’s not been a long time and this game has quickly gained a lot of popularity. Designed primarily as a social experience, Rec room has a lot of people on the mic, therefore consider taking part in the chatter yourself. The game doesn’t have a lot to explore, however, it still has a separate fan base.
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