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The Best VR Games of 2018

The Best VR Games of 2018

 

The Best VR Games of 2018

 

Having your very own virtual reality headset means squat if you’ve got nothing to play. Fortunately for you, we managed to put together a small list of 2018’s best games for your headset. Note that most of the games on the list are cross-platformers and entertaining. So, without further ado, here are our choices in top 5 VR games you should definitely check out in 2018.

The Best VR Games of 20181. Beat Sabre

Imagine a game where Star Wars meets Guitar Hero. Sounds like an unlikely blend, doesn’t it? Well, if you put those two together, you get Beat Saber, a game that will surely put your rhythmic skills to the test. The goal of the game’s pretty basic – you’ll need to use that thing that looks like a lightsaber to match the patterns seen on the screen. It’s not as easy as you think, because the patterns shift from second to second. To win the match, you’ll need to be fast and, of course, to see what comes next.

Beat Saber is compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality. You can play it seated, standing, or take full advantage of the room-scale feature.  The game requires the tracked motion controllers.

The Best VR Games of 20182. Subnautica

Subnautica is perhaps one of the most promising Indie titles. The game’s mostly based on exploration and crafting. Still, it does have some story elements. As the plot goes, you, the player, end up on the bottom of the ocean on an alien planet. With resources running thin, your only hope of survival is to venture further into the ocean in order to find a way to escape the planet.

The game’s VR version, which was designed for Oculus Rift, only adds to the value of the title. If you thought those coral seabeds look fantastic on an LCD, wait till you see them right before your very eyes. 

Subnautica VR is compatible with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Unfortunately, you will not be able to play the game with the tracked motion controllers, meaning that you’ll need to rely on your keyboard and mouse or gamepad.

If fast-paced action and a little atmosphere-induced adrenaline is your thing, you can check out some more game reviews on TopBestVR.com. Alongside updated lists of games you can play in virtual reality, you can also find more information on which game is compatible with what console.

The Best VR Games of 20183. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Edition

Bethesda’s RPG masterpiece returns in VR. The virtual reality version of Skyrim puts you right in the middle of the strife between the Empire and the Nords. Go back and explore Skyrim to find out what it truly means to be Dragonborn.

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim VR Edition includes the latest community patches,  HD textures, and, of course, both expansion packs. It’s compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vice, Windows Mixed Reality, and PlayStation VR. 

You will need the tracked motion controllers in order to experience everything this great title has to offer. Remember that there are many ways to play the game – standing, seated or room-scale. 

The Best VR Games of 20184. The Talos Principle

The Talos Principle is an immersive puzzle-solving game where every choice you make will be weighted with great care at the end. A great game dedicated to those who grew up playing games like the Myst series and Riven.

The game’s debut is as enigmatic as the rest of the story – you’re a robot who just woke up in a technologically advanced alien world. Someone from above orders you to solve the puzzle. However reluctant, you must find a way to untangle each mystery if you ever hope of finding answers to the truly important questions.

As a true cross-platformer, The Talos Principle is compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, and PlayStation’s VR. To be able to move around the world and solve challenging puzzles, you will need to use the tracked motion controllers. The game supports multiple play areas such as seated, standing, and room-scale.

The Best VR Games of 20185. The Lab

The last game on our list is something most gamers were looking forward to experiencing – a return to Portal 2’s  Aperture Science labs. Unfortunately, this isn’t a Portal sequel nor a virtual reality reboot. It’s, in fact, a sort of VR-based experiments which, according to the story, take place in a pocket Universe created in Aperture Science. Still, the game’s pretty entertaining, allowing you to do just about anything – collect postcards, explore our Solar System, look at medical scans, and even hone your longbow skills.

The Lab is compatible with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality. You will need to play it either standing or using the room-scale mode. Don’t forget you tracked motion controllers because you’ll not be able to play the game.

These were our choices in VR games you should check out in 2018. As you can see, some are reboots, while others are totally new and fresh. So, grab that virtual reality headset of your and give them Hell.


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