The Lab for PC
PC - Windows

The Lab

Apr 5, 2016
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VR Content

Requires Oculus Rift or or Valve Index virtual reality headset to play.

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About this game

Content Rating: Mature


Welcome to The Lab, a compilation of Valve’s room-scale VR experiments set in a pocket universe within Aperture Science. Fix a robot, defend a castle, adopt a mechanical dog, and more. Still not sold? It’s free!

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel® i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or better, Video Output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
  • Additional Notes: 1x USB 2.0 or better port also required

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Matt MillerApr 22, 2016
Valve has an uncanny ability to home in on what makes an activity fun, and then bullseye the target. The studio has done so again with The Lab, and every one of the activities is a blast. However, none of these activities fully tap their own potential. Xortex could include more and ever more bullet-filled levels. Your archer could defend new castles against better armed foes.
gamesTMAug 08, 2016
Portal has a future in VR, whether it’s whipping through wormholes or a simpler physics-based romp deeper into the labs remains to be seen. And that’s The Lab, a free showcase that’s over all too quickly. It demonstrates the power, promise and potential of virtual reality better than anything we’ve played with so far; it’s also a tragically fleeting experience.
Jan WöbbekingApr 15, 2016
Die grafisch aufwändige Mischung aus Tutorials und Minispielen zeigt bereits beeindruckende Möglichkeiten der Technik auf, welche altbekannten Konzepten ein neues Spielgefühl verleihen. Vor allem Xortex 26XX hat mich überrascht: Ich hätte nicht gedacht, dass ein Arcade-Shooter in einem kleinen Raum mit vollem Körpereinsatz derart mitreißen kann.

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