Craig1287’s VR Games List
Descriptions are provided as well as a YouTube video link if I’ve made a video on it. Click on the game title to go straight to the Steam page for the game.
Games are divided into categories whether they’re meant for single player, multi player, do both single and multi player well, free games, and those kinds of games that are more of an experience than a game and may not have much replay value once you’ve completed it once.
I have also added a 5-star rating system. Take it with a small grain of salt. With a game just being on this list, I consider it one of my favorite VR titles that stands out from many others. This system is merely an attempt to further describe how much I liked something but also takes into account things like how much content the game offers, the variety of the gameplay, how well/creatively it takes advantage of VR, and overall how much I’ve played the game rather than just a one time session with it. Rather that a rating/score system, think of it like this: ★★★★★ = Buy it right now even at full price, great bang-for-buck and replay value, also really takes advantage of what makes VR so great; ★★★★ = Buy it soon, still great at full price but if money is tight then wait for a sale, but either way you’re getting a quality game no matter the cost, ★★★ = If you can get it on sale then that’s great, 25% or something is good, no rush. You may not 10+ hours from it, but the hours you do get will be well worth it, ★★ = Wait for a sale, 50% off I guess. It’s something you’ll play for a few hours but nothing that you’ll still be playing after a month, ★ = This should really only show up in the Free VR games category I guess, and none of these things make sense for those free games if they’re based on buying games on discounts… I’m dumb.
- Quality Single Player Only Games:
★★★★★ Robo Recall — No Steam Store link as it’s a Oculus store exclusive, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying this game because it’s amazing. Very polished, very pretty, runs smooth, and the gameplay is some of the best for VR shooters. Play it using ReVive. VIDEO
★★★★★ Infinity Fall — Primarily a shooter but also a hint of platformer/puzzle elements involving the microgravity (zero gravity) space station that you’re in. Rather than puzzle, it’s probably more accurate to say hide-and-seek as you search for keys and navigate the levels in zero gravity. Using zero gravity to navigate yourself around your cover is also crazy cool, but speed is key as you launch yourself across large rooms and you just float across and shoot at the enemy AI. Gives you feelings that only Lone Echo can come close to. VIDEO
★★★★ Batman: Arkham VR — Not the longest campaign, nor does it allow for any locomotion, but dang it if this isn’t one of the most polished VR games with a fantastic production value that the Arkham games are known for. Some of the best visuals in VR and also just a really cool detective game. VIDEO
★★★★ DOOM 3 BFG Edition — Another game that doesn’t natively have VR support, but with a mod it ends up being a really fun VR game with tracked Vive controllers. Note, this only works on the BFG edition of DOOM 3.
★★★★ SVRVIVE: The Deus Helix — Yeah, the name kind of sucks, but it’s one of the best room-escape style games with a lot of content.
★★★★ Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality — Oooooweeeeee!
★★★★ Unbreakable VR Runner — Another great workout game, kind of like a Temple Run game but so much more in VR. You run though the levels as fast as you can while avoiding obstacles and try to collect as many coins as you can. Recent patch added a new map that supports you pulling any video from YouTube for the music and pace of the level. VIDEO
★★★ Windlands — Basically channel your inner Spiderman. Can really cause some motion-sickness as you fly around very fast and if you don’t like heights you should also stay away.
★★★ Overkill VR — Probably the closest thing to Time Crisis, you will be crouching/kneeling into cover a lot, so you may want knee pads, no joke.
★★★ Remnith — Fast paced shooter with massive emphasis on accurate shooting. If you miss, your shots make enemies stronger, and stronger, and stronger.
★★★ Vindicta — A shooter with a form of Arm Swinger locomotion.
★★★ Dimension Hunter — Very cool comic book style to it and some really fun shooting with a fast paced arcadey feeling.
★★★ I Expect You To Die — Really polished room-escape kind of game with an old-school James Bond feeling to it.
★★ Fruit Ninja VR — Yeah, it’s the game on your phone, but it’s so much cooler in VR, and you can now dual wield swords. Has more modes than the mobile version.
The next few titles, I need to play them a lot more to make the call.
The Wizards — Very cool action puzzler with a lot of magic and spell casting, can also summon weapons like a ice bow. Very beautiful game.
The SoulKeeper VR — One of the best looking VR games, it’s an RPG with some melee but primarily focuses on spell casting.
To The Top — Take the jumping in platformers like Climbey and Deep End and make it the main focus. Jump and jump and jump, and it’s really fun to act like a cat.
Obduction — A non-VR native game with full VR support added to it, it’s made by the people that created Myst, so puzzles and atmosphere galore.
The Gallery — Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone — Sequel to the above game.
- Quality Multi Player Only Games:
★★★★★ Bomb U! — Hands down one of the most underrated VR game and so much fun, it has bots for solo play but I didn’t list it above as it’s primarily a multi player game. VIDEO (I really need to make an updated video for this game. It deserves more attention and also this video’s audio is just so bad.) Also, it’s really cheap at $6 USD.
★★★★★ Disc League — Basically it’s Tron’s disc wars and actually has some depth with different equipment and balancing attacking, shielding, and teleporting (to the disc, not the primary movement system which is smooth locomotion) which all use the disc and you cannot do one when doing another. VIDEO
★★★★★ Rec Room — Also will list this in the free games, since it’s free. One of the most content rich games, it’s stunning that it’s free, not even has microtrasactions, just straight up free. GET THIS! VIDEO Of the Frisbee Golf mode in co-op — VIDEO of the 80s themed laser campaign — VIDEO of the Charades mode, which is probably the best mode ever VIDEO
★★★★ Star Trek: Bridge Crew — Yeah, it has bots but this should only be played with friends.
★★★ Pavlov — Basically Counter-Strike for VR.
★★★ Smashbox Arena — While I think it does support bots for solo play, it’s best enjoyed against other players. If Counterstrike were a dodgeball game, this would be it.
★★ BREACH IT — Basically R6: Siege for VR. A little rough around the edges, but the potential is there once it get’s some patches. With patches and more content, and easy 4-star.
- Quality Games That Have Good Solo-Campaigns, Co-Op Campaigns, and PvP:
★★★★★ Raw Data — Super polished shooter (or melee if you pick that class). 2-player co-op campaign with amazing level design and visuals. PvP mode included. Four primary classes that are all unique. VIDEO
★★★★★ Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter and ★★★★★ Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter — Full SS games with VR support, also cross-play with non-VR people, mod support, and 8-player co-op and PvP. VIDEO Single player of TFE — VIDEO Co-op of TFE
★★★★ Climbey — Jumping and climbing platformer with level creator and Steam Workshop support.
★★★★ Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope — A SS game made for VR, standing wave shooter but one of the best out there. Has 2-player co-op, a crap ton of upgrades, and some solid campaign levels with fantastic enemy spawns. VIDEO
★★★ Snow Fortress — If you’re looking to throw out your shoulder, then this is the game for you. Some pretty fun solo modes against AI and some challenge levels, but it really shines in the 1v1 mode against your friend. Quickly build a fort and try not to get hit. A lot of fun. VIDEO 1 Co-op VIDEO 2 Solo
★★★ Trickster VR — It’s a dungeon crawler style RPG with 2-player co-op and randomly generated levels. Plenty of melee and ranged offerings.
★★★ Battlezone — Seated experience that uses a gamepad, not motion controls. Co-op campaign and PvP. If it had motion controller support, I’d rate it a 4-star game.
★★★ Hover Junkers — PvP is the main draw, but they’re adding a single player inspired by The Oregon Trail. Once the single player mode is out, this may get bumped to a 4-star title.
VR Dungeon Knight — Not the most creative name, but it’s a great co-op dungeon crawler style RPG game. Need to play it some more before scoring.
- Quality Free Games:
★★★★★ Blueshift — Made by the same guys that made Vertigo, this game gives you a jetpack, some wings, and just throws you into some massive levels, a few with some cool obstacles and ‘race tracks’ that will get you all sorts of tangled and motion sick. VIDEO
★★★★★ Rec Room — Also will list this in the free games, since it’s free. One of the most content rich games, it’s stunning that it’s free, not even has microtransactions, just straight up free. GET THIS! VIDEO Of the Frisbee Golf mode in co-op ; VIDEO of the 80s themed laser campaign ; VIDEO of the Charades mode, which is probably the best mode ever ; VIDEO
★★★★★ Google Earth VR — Never thought that Google Earth would almost bring a tear to my eyes, but using this in VR to fly to the homes in my childhood was amazing. Also, visiting places I have never been and places I’ve traveled to, it was all just very cool. VIDEO 1 ; VIDEO 2
★★★★★ Freedom Locomotion — This one blew my mind. It is the best locomotion for VR, hands down. Walking in place, jogging in place, running and even sprinting in place. So immersive and provides you with such a sense of place compared to any other form of locomotion, also it’s great for the health benefits. VIDEO
★★★★★ Grapply — Currently only available through its free demo, I assume the full game will cost money, it’s basically the Spiderman-like mechanics from Windlands but it’s a racing game, and probably the best VR racing game at that. VIDEO
★★★★ nVidia VR Funhouse — Basically a collection of minigames for VR but all have a emphasis on physics through nVidia’s Physx. Can be difficult for some GPUs to run it at solid frame-rate, but it’s quite a bit of fun. VIDEO
★★★ Guns’n’Stories: Preface VR — A free version of Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR, it’s a standing wave shooter, which a lot of people are tired of, but it’s one of the better ones. Some very cool weapons that take advantage of the crazy physics and also a nice story with great voice acting that reminded me of The Princess Bride, which is good. VIDEO
★★★ Wake Up — Pretty cool puzzle game with an interesting visual style.
★★ The Ranger: Lost Tribe — Same dev that made Deadly Hunter. No co-op this time, but it’s more of an adventure game than a tower defense as you move through the world picking up and using bows, spears, swords, and more. VIDEO
★★ Waltz of the Wizard — Channel your inner Harry Potter. Mix some potions and do some spell casting.
★ Warhammer Vermintide VR — The first parts of this game are free to all players, but if you own the non-VR Vermintide game then you get access to additional maps. The combat and lack of a movement system are big bummers, but still a pretty fun game. VIDEO
★ Valkyrie Blade VR — So I actually wasn’t too big of a fan of certain combat decisions in this game, but it’s still got some solid aspects to it. I didn’t like that your character does a slight dash when you’re attacking, which for VR it bothers me when I’m moving when I don’t mean to and also I just find that a dumb tactic that every attack is a lung, but hey, it’s free. VIDEO
- Quality Experiences:
Again, these are just the VR games that I consider to be the cream of the crop. There’s still other quality games for VR that I have played and they just didn’t make this list, and some I’ve even made videos of them. If you’re interested in seeing any of my other VR videos, I keep them all in THIS always updating playlist.
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