For those who already own an Oculus Quest, a Vive Cosmos, or a Nintendo Labo VR kit, here are some of our favorite games that best demonstrate the platform’s possibilities. Hopefully, there’s something for everyone in our selection of games, which includes everything from kid-friendly fare to solo adventures.
We’ve compiled a list of our best and most often utilized games, apps, and other forms of amusement. Check out our iPhone, Android, PC, and Mac app recommendations. our top picks for mobile games in Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass as well as the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and VR headsets as our top picks for gaming PCs. We’ve also included some of our favorite shows on Disney+, Hulu, ESPN, and Netflix, as well as some of our favorite sci-fi books and podcasts. At the time of publication, pricing was correct, but it may have changed.
Moss is an endearing action-puzzle game that casts you in the role of a little mouse named Quill. You and Quill wander the woods together to battle your foes, save your kingdom, and rescue the uncle of Quill’s best friend. For a mouse with such power, this is a simple chore. For hours of virtual exploring, you can become lost in this beautiful story.
2. Vader Immortal
Vader Immortal is a welcome addition to any Star Wars fan’s virtual reality gaming collection just in time for the upcoming new film season. A New Hope and Revenge of the Sith are the two most recent films in the Star Wars saga. You take on the role of a smuggler who has been captured by the Empire and is attempting to flee with your droid companion ZO E3. In the course of the film’s narrative, you will discover about your beginnings and ultimate goal. The game feels like a continuation of the Rogue One universe, with you as one of the characters to move the wheels of progress forward.
3. The Last Guardian’s VR Demo
It’s worth downloading even if the VR version of The Last Guardian came out two years ago and was only ever a demo. To help you navigate this new virtual environment, you’re introduced to Trico, a giant new buddy who’s half cat, half dog. As you get to know Trico better, you’ll notice that the game, despite its obvious fantasy elements, has a very real feel to it. If you’re pressed for time, this captivating game can be completed in as little as 30 minutes.
4. Beat Saber
There are various graphically attractive rhythm games that can keep you engaged if you enjoy music and hand-eye coordination (and possibly help work up a sweat. ) Beat Saber allows you learn how to dance by hitting different directional blocks with light sabers instead of all the leaping about as in Dance Dance Revolution. In the event that you’ve become tired of playing the same songs, new 90-degree and 360-degree modes are available for individuals seeking a new challenge.
5. Pistol Whip
Pistol Whip is a terrific combination of a rhythm game and a little bit of action. You take on the role of a secret agent in a world where the villain’s lair is bright and colorful, and the music that plays when you fire and dodge bullets is upbeat and upbeat. The game’s learning curve is minimal, but things may get difficult quickly.
6. Tetris Effect
Beautiful graphics and an excellent soundtrack make Tetris Effect an excellent way to bring back some familiarity to the classic puzzle game, making each line of blocks more rewarding than ever. New soundtracks were published to commemorate the game’s first anniversary in November.
7. I Expect You To Die
Try I Expect You To Die out if you’re a fan of escape the room type games. In order to destroy a rich supervillain, you play as a secret agent who must complete a series of tasks while escaping certain death. Though it’s called “Macabre,” it isn’t actually that gruesome. The visuals are bright and zany, and the game’s rooms are thoughtfully constructed to make exploration an enjoyable experience. It may also be played sitting down so you can plug in and get comfy for players of all ages and ability levels.
8. Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker
As a holiday gift, you’ll find that all of the games linked with the Nintendo Labo kit may be completed in a matter of minutes, and Nintendo has only supported a handful of them. Of the four classics that are supported on the PlayStation 4 platform, Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker appears to be the greatest fit. To find the stars, the game encourages you to explore, and the design makes the most of your abilities to look around and find various nooks and crannies.
9. The Climb
Inspired by Free Solo, but aren’t quite ready to put your life on the line in order to experience it?
Climb recreates that sensation with stunning scenery but without the danger. There are three difficulty settings available: easy, medium, and hard. Even if it’s described as “simple,” it doesn’t mean you won’t have to work hard to stay afloat.
10. Echo Arena
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to play blitzball from Final Fantasy 10 using virtual reality, you’ll be pleased to know this is the game for you. A game of ultimate Frisbee in zero gravity while you’re also a battle robot is what this is like.