Top VR Games You NEED To Play

Virtual Reality Gaming

Virtual Reality has entered the gaming industry with a bang, and you can clearly see why. For those that never saw the appeal in VR, do not worry, I was once with you. You have to actually experience it yourself to understand how amazing the VR experience really is.

VR Headsets

Before we dive into the top VR games you have to play for yourself, what would be the best VR headset to have? Well, there isn’t a major difference in each branded headset, but they do change in shape and size. The popular headsets are; the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and the recently released Valve Index VR headset.

As much fun as VR is to play, it does have a negativen that being a hefty price you have to be willing to dish out.

Top VR Games

Now, let’s dive into the list of the best VR games on the market!

Beat Saber

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Released on the 1st of May 2018, this Rhythm game was published by Beat Games that would become an extremely popular VR game. Beat Saber consists of two different lightsaber-like tools (one red, one blue) and has to hit the corresponding notes on time with the beat of a chosen song in the right direction.

With an ingame leaderboard, this game sparks competition in players to beat their record, along with beating other players’ records too. This game is available on Oculus Quest, PlayStation 4 and is available as a PC Game on Steam, Windows.

Superhot VR

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Superhot went live in February 2016 and was continued in the works until a Virtual Reality experience was made. Once the game was published, the game and it’s franchise exploded in popularity. Superhot VR is a game where you fight enemies with different levels and difficulty, progressively getting more and more difficult. However, the twist is that when you stand still, everything moves in slow motion, this way you can dodge bullets in a cool movie fashion.

It has won many awards in 2017 and 2018 and it is no surprise when you play the game how it won a total of 9 different awards. Superhot VR is available on PlayStation 4 & Steam, Windows.

Half-Life: Alyx

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Half-Life: Alyx is a MUST play game in the VR spectrum. This is the game that broke the internet upon launch in March this year with it’s highly realistic and intensive graphics, it was clear why Valve went quiet for so long.

People demanded Half-Life 3 for years, and well, they sort of got it. This VR exclusive game that’s only available on Windows, Steam, was another installment into the Half-Life series and took place between the first and second game. This action adventure first person shooter game is a must play VR game, and really opens your eyes on what you can do for VR.

Tetris Effect

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If you’ve ever thought about tetris in VR and how crazy it would be, well, it’s actually a thing. Upon reading, I never believed it existed, and from playing I can definitely add to this list of must play VR games.

Released back in November of 2018, the Japanese Studios, ‘Monstars’ and ‘Resonair’ published Tetris Effect to ‘Enhance Games’.  This game has become a huge success and is a widely positive game that you can buy on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & on Windows.

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

An intense great game to be played for fun with as many people as you want. This game was released originally in October of 2015 and a year later in the same month (October 2016) got a VR port.

This game has a player who is sitting in a room with a bomb that they must defuse, however, the other players will have the manual. Each player is not allowed to look at each other’s screen or the manual themself. The players must communicate with each other to solve the puzzles and defuse the bomb before it explodes!

Rock Band VR

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Rock Band VR is the closest thing you could get to being able to play Guitar Hero in VR. For the Guitar Hero fans, you will love this tremendously.

Rock Band VR is a musical rhythm game, similar to beat saber, in which you play as part of a band with a guitar in your hands playing notes to the music. Like Guitar Hero VR, Rock Band VR shares a similar competitive aspect in attempting to get the highest score. Rock Band VR is available on a few platforms, Xbox and Windows.

Star Wars | Vader Immortal: Episode 1

Take yourself in a galaxy far far away and get immersed into the incredible battlefield that is Star Wars! There was a huge demand for Star Wars in VR and Oculus delivered with the first installment of ‘Vader Immortal’.

In this game, you get to play as the dark sith lord himself, Darth Vader, in an incredible experience. Star Wars | Vader Immortal: Episode 1 was released in 2019 with a huge success across all platforms. You can play this game on Windows, or through the Oculus Quest platform.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard VR

The horror and jumpscares excel significantly when playing Resident Evil in VR. A game that took the gaming world by storm with it’s original series got an exclusive PlayStation VR port. Resident Evil is now playable in a way that you can actually be there yourself, so obviously, this one is a must need to play!

The VR port was released in 2017, originally just as a PlayStation VR exclusive but a year later was ported to Xbox One and Windows.

I hope you enjoy this list of the must play games in the VR experience. I hope this influences your decisions and takes you the right way, from my experience, you have to play these games.

Written By: Max Lang-Orsini

The Best PC Games Of All Time | Max Lang-Orsini

The Best 5 Video Games Ever

In this article, I’m going to link the top and most popular list of the best pc games you can play! Some games may require a beefy computer, so make sure you check the system requirements before playing the game!

Grand Theft Auto Series (18+)

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The first in the Grand Theft Auto series by DMA Design was first released in 1997. Grand Theft Auto is the fourth highest selling video game ever. The game allows the player to take on the role of a villain who tries to climb the criminal career ladder. The game is full of violence, contains swearing, nudity, alcoholism and drug use. Reviews constantly state that players love the fantasy world and enjoy doing everything they can’t do in reality. Another popular bonus with this game is that it has an excellent soundtrack alongside each game having its own single player campaign.

Buy the most recent GTA here

FIFA (3+)

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The FIFA series by EA Sports has been brought out every year since the 1990s. The latest in the series, FIFA 18 sold nearly 6 million copies in its first week of release. Gamers love this virtual world of football. FIFA enables you to play in career mode, manage your favourite team and to also build an ultimate team. Gamers can also experience off the pitch moments including the tunnel, locker room and even the team plane!

Play the most recent FIFA here

Minecraft (7+)

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Minecraft was released in 2009, it has sold over 54 million copies. It is described as the modern day version of Lego. It is based on a virtual landscape where the player has to obtain blocks to build structures and survive the night on the main mode. As the players landscape becomes filled there are characters that begin to appear/interact e.g., ghosts and monsters come out at night and the player may need to create a weapon to protect themselves. This game is about imagination and is not about winning or losing, a sandbox.

Play Minecraft here

Tetris (All Ages)

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Tetris is known as the Soviet Mind Game as it was created by Alexey Pajitnov, a Russian who worked for the Soviet Academy of Sciences. Tetris is an addictive puzzle game. It is also the best selling video game ever, with over 170 million copies sold. The game involves the player moving Tetriminos that fall at increasing speeds. The aim is to clear as many lines of ‘Tetriminos’ as possible before the’ Tetriminos’ get you. It requires skill and patience. Tetris features in the Guinness Book of records for being the most ported game – it is available on 65 different platforms.

Play the most recent and remastered version of Tetris here

Super Mario (All Ages)

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The Super Mario game by Nintendo was first released in 1985. It features in the World Video Game Hall of Fame listings. Mario is one of the most well known characters throughout the world. This action adventure game is about the player character, Mario, basically running around and jumping up and down to get to the next level. Sometimes his nearly as famous brother, Luigi, appears in this very addictive game. Mario has proved to be so popular that he has, so far, appeared in over 200 video games.

Play most recent mario game here