Top 15 VR PC Games of All Time
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15. Wilson's Heart
This Oculus Rift exclusive puts you right in the center of the action. Twisted Pixel Games VR horror adventure makes use of the platform to bring players fully into the interactive, cinematic experience. Set in a black and white world, put yourselves in the shoes of Robert Wilson as he discovers his heart replaced by a mysterious device. Unlike most VR games that feel more like extended demos, Wilson's Heart lets you explore a complete narrative with six to eight hours of content. A little lacking in terms of interactivity and combat, it more than makes up for it with their atmosphere, all-star cast, and engaging puzzles. It has a playscore of 8.13.
Another win for the Oculus Rift. From the makers of Darksiders III, Gunfire Games makes a jump to virtual reality with an action RPG that revolves around the concept of time. For fans of Legend of Zelda, Chronos has just the kind of charm to draw you in, especially considering their satisfying combat, intriguing puzzles, and wondrous environments. Time comes in the picture with every death adding another year to your age. You'll get new perks, sure, but it comes with grayer hair and slower reactions until you eventually die of old age. It's an interesting game, that while not fully making use of the VRs capabilities, offers one of the few full game experiences on the platform. It has a playscore of 8.23.
13. Raw Data
From the same studio that brought us Arizona Sunshine comes this gorgeous sci-fi shooter. In Survios’ Raw Data we come to a robotic future where we play as hackers plotting to bring down Eden Corp's sinister robot line. In a somewhat ironic twist, Raw Data lets you become the weapon itself. You'll have to rely on your own reflexes to deflect projectiles and fight in close combat, all while uncovering a narrative that waxes philosophical. Even as one of the first wave VR games, Raw Data manages to nail the wave shooter formula at their first try. Overall, it's a grand package of style and substance, it's available on both the Oculus Rift and HTC. vive. It has a playscore of 8.25
An exclusive for the HTC Vive, this indie puzzler from Charm games immerses us in a short albeit memorable trip into the mind of one Dr. Devin Eli. As usual with some VR Games, FORM is an incredibly short experience with only about an hour of content. Taking us deep into fever dreams and bewildering conundrums, this VR puzzler is packed with hypnotic and psychedelic visuals. Letting you take your time with their puzzles and their labyrinthine halls, FORM may not have much in terms of function but it set the standards for VR atmosphere and it's definitely worth checking out. It has a playscore of 8.33.
Bring out your three piece suits and dry martinis for this unique puzzle game from Schell Games. Featuring yet another loveable narrator ala Stanley Parable, I Expect You Die does a good job of capturing the ridiculous risks of secret agent-hood in a small VR package. Aside from its puzzles and escape the room scenarios, it has also been praised for its tight controls that come in handy when dealing with poison pens and dynamite--the every day of the secret spy. Expertly crafted and hilarious in its delivery, I Expect You to Die is an essential VR puzzler with a score of 8.33.
Developed by the same team that gave us Descent, this modern revival of the 90s FPS classic captures the high octane atmosphere of the original in the world of virtual reality. Introducing the modern generation to the old, developer Revival serves us up with a 15 level singleplayer campaign that's wrapped in the beauty of today's visuals. But, you can also take your friends along for the ride in public and private multiplayer matches. Most noted for the liberating feel of their air combat, enjoy the fierce action in 6-degrees-of-freedom as you annihilate robots, rescue hostages, and so much more. It has a playscore of 8.33.
Unlike the kind of immersive worlds that other VR games offer, Brass Tactics takes on a different kind of action with a virtual twist on the RTS genre. While it doesn't stray too much from the usual formula, Brass Tactics excels in giving you a feel of the battlefield, as well a clear view of all the chaos that commences. Tactile is how uploadVR described it, citing the ease of picking things up, interacting wit hthe world, and directing the action. Offering both competitive and cooperative multiplayer options, it might not be too much of an RTS upgrade, but it remains the best at VR RTS. A playscore of 8.38.
8. The Lab
From one of the most respected studios in the business, it's no wonder The Lab became one of the first VR titles to take the world by storm. That is, aside from being absolutely free. Set inside the infamous Aperture Science lab, Valve now has a smorgasbord of replayable minigames--instead of the usual snarky AI. A haven for VR delights, their array of minigames include taking care of a bionic canine, repairing robots, exploring human anatomies, defend castles, becoming a Xortex ace, and so much more. Available on both the Oculus and the HTC Vive, this VR sampler gets a playscore of 8.40.
The latest release on this list, and its another wondrous puzzler to tickle our brains in real-time. As part of the crop of today's more refined VR games, Fisherman's Tale shows off its flair in visuals and gameplay. Featuring a mind-bending story about a fisherman and his trippy diorama, it's easily on the most interesting puzzlers on the market. It excels in both immersion and narrative, showing off just what VR can be capable of. But, while it's a genuine gem, the game is still cursed with the platform's usually short playtime. A bit of a drawback in an otherwise awesome title, it gets a rating of 8.43.
Drool’s creative debut gave birth to a whole new genre. Rhythm Violence as they call it. This unique take on the rhythm genre lets you maneuver a space beetle in a mysterious Lovecraftian quest in space. Dodge obstacles, grind through its neon-lit walls and time your actions right to successfully eliminate an alien threat and nab that high score. It seamlessly blends dark sci-fi with its addictive rhythm elements. Overcome its hundreds of stages and fight the lingering cosmic horror with your VR gear. Available on all VR units, it receives a playscore of 8.56.
5. DiRT Rally
Codemasters rally-focused VR racer lets you white knuckle your way through treacherous terrains and survive long enough to make it to the finish line. With their unforgiving tracks and realistic hurdles, this Oculus exclusive teaches the virtues of hard work and patience in the hardest but most addicting way possible. Make your way through rain dipped valleys and give in to the heat of overheating engines, punctured tires, and other time-consuming repairs. It’s hair-pulling diversion that's sprinkled with the rugged delights of the road less traveled. It has a playscore of 8.62.
4. Robo Recall
EPIC Games’ FREE action-packed VR shooter provides the endless fun of graphically appealing robots in a seamless FPS experience. The world is taken over by rogue machines and you are tasked to survive this mechanical onslaught. Choose from a wide arsenal of various weapons ranging from your bare fists, to a high-powered machine gun.Shoot them, punch them or smash them together. This Oculus exclusive relies on reflexes, skills and awareness. So keep your heads up! It receives a playscore of 8.63.
The best and the quickest way to end friendships. This virtual reality party game puts time pressure to a whole new level. Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes is simple: One reads an instruction manual, and another one tries to defuse a ticking time bomb. The twist is nobody gets to see what they’re looking at. Seeing eye to eye on the various symbols and tasks will be a hilarious test of patience and communication skills. Playable on all VR machines, it receives a playscore of 8.66.
2. SUPERHOT VR
SUPERHOT Team’s fantastic and immersive shooter is a labour of love. Made by a passionate group of individuals, this virtual reality experience is different compared to its non-VR version. Step into a mysterious matrix where you lose track of what is real and onfront in stylish first-person shooter battles against red-clad foes. And to make it interesting is its fancy Bullet Time mechanic where you can slow down time, manipulate the environment, and take advantage of the overwhelming odds. It has a playscore of 8.69.
1. Lone Echo
One of the most impressive VR games on the market. As a robot, you are tasked to repair or do mechanical overhauls on a ship in deep space. Every motion is controlled by how you push and pull your hands along ledges using the Oculus Touch. This Oculus exclusive makes for a seamless navigation around the game’s beautiful backdrops. The free-flowing effects introduces the player to a whole new VR experience. It’s a deep and enthralling experience in space. It receives a playscore of 8.84.