Virtual Reality (VR) is picking up popularity but it's not mainstream just yet. A lot of titles are available, but some aren't that great since VR development is relatively new to both players and game developers. Luckily for you, we sorted out the good from the bad. If you are a VR enthusiast, this list may come as no surprise, but if you are new to VR here are some hidden gems that you won't regret getting.
Beat Saber: Guitar Hero with Star Wars Lightsabers is a common comparison this game gets. It's a dance game where you slice up notes and avoid obstacles to the rhythm of the music. Recently they have included songs from Linkin Park, Billie Eilish, Green Day, and more! Easy to learn, hard to master!
RecRoom: This free-to-play online social community is full of ever-expanding content. Play paintball, laser tag, pictionary, or even fight in a castle fortress with people around the world. There's always something fun to do in RecRoom.
Superhot: Feel like you're a secret agent in the Matrix! This game throws in a twist to action games. Battle in the streets, with one rule, time only moves when you do!
VR dwellers are no stranger to creepy games, here are a couple of Zombie shooters that have an awesome scary story but aren't too scary they are unplayable for most users: Resident Evil VR, Arizona Sunshine, Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners
For those of us that like a brain workout surrounded by a beautiful virtual environment.
The Room VR: A Dark Matter The classic mobile game puzzler makes its way to VR. Get immersed into a police investigation for the mysterious disappearance of an esteemed Egyptologist. Blur the lines between reality and illusion with The Room VR!
The Secret of Retropolis: This one surprised a lot of folks in the VR community. You are a detective robot looking to crack the case! It's a VR narrative game of a new kind, a blend of classic point-and-click adventure with immersive cinematography.
Superb stories with seamless controls, these two are at the top of our list for those wanting to go on an unforgettable journey.
Lone Echo II: You are an AI robot lost in space with your human companion. This one is full of puzzles, a gripping story, and jaw-dropping amazing visuals for outer-space lovers!
Half-Life Alyx: You don't have to be a Half-Life series expert to enjoy this one. The weapon mechanics, the story, the environments, the creatures you encounter, it's hard not to put this on any VR favorites list. The game developers incorporated puzzle elements and humor in a gripping shooter as your character Alyx tries to find her father in a world full of baddies and creatures!
Clash of Chefs: Ever wanted to cook up a storm without the mess? Make tacos, burgers, pizza, pasta, even sushi in different styles of restaurants for customers in this time-management game. 80 levels of chef madness!
Pierhead Arcade 2: Admittingly, it's a childhood dream to have a full arcade to yourself with unlimited tokens. Pierhead gives you just that! Play the claw machine and win prizes, skeeball, bowling, table air hockey, and a lot of other retro arcade classics.
Note, that some games are not available on all headsets. Please check out Oculus Store, Playstation VR Store, and SteamVR Store for more information and how to buy/download. If you are in the market for your first headset we recommend the Oculus Quest 2, HTC VIVE (gaming PC required), or the Playstation VR (PlayStation 4 required).