Best Virtual Reality Video Games

Best Virtual Reality Video Games

What is the best game on VR right now?

Ever wanted to step out of your normal gaming experience and into a world where reality bends and imagination knows no bounds? Well let’s introduce you to the world known as virtual reality gaming, where pixels blur the lines between fantasy and reality, and you can feel like you are fighting those monsters in that game!

But with so many VR games available, how do you decide which ones to play and which ones to give a miss? Join us in this blog as we take a look at some of the best VR video games available, we have a selection of genres, multiplayer and family options waiting for you. So let's get into it.

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Half Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx is the VR return game to the Half-Life Series and is set specifically between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. It’s a first-person shooter game that was released in March 2020 on Meta Quest 2. In the game, we follow the impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine.

When the game came out, it won The Game Award For The Best VR/AR Game and was praised for working incredibly well in VR creating an immersive and interactive experience that will alter the way we game forever.

 Pros: Cons:
  • Tense, built-up atmosphere
  • Great environment design
  • Puzzles became repetitive


Resident Evil Village

Next up is the VR edition of the non-VR sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Resident Evil Village. In the puzzle, adventure video game players follow Ethan Winters, who goes after his kidnapped baby daughter Rose. He finds himself in a rural village which he quickly discovers has become overrun with monsters.

Resident Evil Village won The Game Awards For Best VR/AR Game when it was released in February 2023 and creates a brilliant VR experience which allows players to fully investigate the village. Make sure to check out this game now on PSVR2.

 Pros: Cons:
  • Great animations
  • Stunning visuals
  • Controls can be clunky sometimes ruining immersion.


No Man's Sky

No Man’s Sky is an action-adventure survival with players starting out as astronaut who have crash-landed onto an unknown planet. The plot of the game is to charge up your life support and fix your equipment to escape. Releasing in February 2023 on PSVR2 this game feels like an interactive sci-fi dream allowing gamers to fully explore the cockpit and solve the quest.

Pros:  Cons:
  • Brilliant action-adventure game
  • Perfect for immersion
  • Struggle to punch jump for long travel.


Beat Saber

If you like the sound of these action video games but want something with even more rhythm and adrenaline, Beat Saber is the one for you! Possibly the best VR video game at the moment, this VR, rhythm game sees gamers slash the beats of adrenaline-pumping music as they fly towards you, surrounded by a futuristic world.

When it was released in May 2018, the game won The Game Award For Best VR/AR Game, fans loved how the game was super easy to get the hang of and felt like a real expert cracking the free different difficulty levels. Check out Beat Saber Meta Quest 2 and Pro now!

 Pros: Cons:
  • Great for all ages
  • Supports multiplayer
  • The game can become tiring.


Walkabout Mini Golf

But perhaps you’re not interested in the adrenaline built, stress of gaming and you want something much more relaxing to play with friends? Walkabout Mini Golf is calling you. Complete different challenging golf courses and feel like you are in your golfing simulation, no hectic gameplay… just pure golf.

With this sports, simulation game it will feel like you are involved with the game building up your golfing experience. Released in September 2020 and available on Meta Quest, this game is not one to miss!

 Pros: Cons:
  • Perfect for multiplayer
  • Varied golf courses/challenges
  • The graphics are slightly cartoony.


Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

And finally, a great party option to play with friends is Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. Extremely popular for its multiplayer gameplay this VR experience is a party, puzzle game that was released in 2016 on Meta Quest. You are alone in a room with a bomb and it’s up to you to defuse it with the help of your friends. However, if your friends cannot see the bomb, they will have to talk through how to diffuse the bomb by cracking codes and completing puzzles.

This game has been praised for its VR tech as not everyone has to game wearing the headset, which means anyone can play really. If you are helping crack the codes, a keep talking and nobody explodes pdf is available to print out and read.

 Pros: Cons:
  • Simple yet fun game idea
  • Brilliant for parties
  • Having to download PDF file.


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Do you think we’ve missed out on any key VR games that you think should have made it to our list? There are so many other video games available for VR we could do a part 2 of even more games available. But whilst you wait… why not check out the video games we have on our website there’s plenty for any Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo lover out there!

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