10 VR Games You Should Be Playing

1) Tilt Brush

Google owned Tilt Brush is a 3D illustration tools that lets you walk around your creations made with the Vive controllers. More of an app than a game, it's still pretty fun making paintings out of light brush strokes in VR.- Wearable

2) Eve: Valkyrie

One of the most anticipated titles launching for both Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus is CCP Games' EVE: Valkyrie. It's a multiplayer game for VR set in the EVE Online universe - you play a rookie, guided by female pilot Ran, through some tutorial missions before getting onto the good stuff - space dogfights with other Rift users. It's fast, it's futuristic and it's fun. - Wearable

  • Developer: CCP
  • Headset: Oculus Rift now. Coming soon for HTC Vive
  • Price: $59.99

3) Minecraft

It's official: the world's most popular block-em-up has finally arrived on VR. Minecraft Windows 10 Edition is still being developed for the Oculus Rift, but you won't need to splash out $599 / £499 / AU$649 (the cost of the Rift) for the experience. That's because it's already out on Samsung's second-generation Gear VR, with all of the Oculus version's features in tow. Plus, there's a theater view in case it makes you sick just thinking about 360 degrees of lego brick terrain.

We're not sure what excites us most about exploring Minecraft in VR — legging it from creepers in the dead of night or burrowing into the landscape like goggle-wearing, pickaxe-wielding mole. A bit of both, probably. - Wearable

4) Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine

Unlike Star Wars Battlefront, which VR-wise will arrive exclusively on PlayStation VR at a later date, Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine is an immersive experience native to the HTC Vive. Instead of searching for ways to implement VR into already existing games, ILMxLab has developed an impressive rendition of the immensely popular Star Wars universe.

Though it's only been shown off at a demo during this year's Game Developers Conference, Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine lets you pet R2D2 and basically hit Stormtrooper blasts with a lightsaber like baseballs. Surely, this demo wasn't created without plans for an eventual consumer iteration. -Techrader

  • Headset: HTC Vive
  • Release Date: Unknown

5) Proton Pulse

Proton Pulse is a fast-paced 3rd person brick breaking action game, designed for Virtual Reality headsets from the ground up. Gameplay is focused on head tracking with subtle movements dictating the position of the paddle. Smooth, subtle, intuitive.

  • Developer: ZeroTransform LLC
  • Headset: Google Cardboard
  • Price: $1.99

6) Playthings

This VR jamming experience immerses the player in a tropical technicolor world, surrounded by junk food items like gummy bears, cheeseburgers and hotdogs that all make different sounds when you hit them with the aid of your handheld controllers. With the aid of some magic golden tongs, the cheeseburgers can be assembled into a drum kit, the hotdogs into a xylophone, and so on. -Motherboard


Remember that guy who worked for Microsoft and threw a fit on Twitter when he found out the Xbox One would require an online connection every 24 hours? Well now he's back with his own game which is, oddly enough, available on two separate Microsoft platforms (in addition to PS4).

ADR1FT is essentially Gravity: The Game, minus Sandra Bullock, which means it actually has the potential to be at least tolerable. How it works is simple, albeit thoroughly engaging and original. In a first-person view, you'll be tasked with navigating a zero gravity setting with an oxygen limit that's realistic enough to keep you from taking off and exploring too far.

Like an underwater level of a Sonic game set in space, you'll need to survive on as little oxygen as possible without letting your character die. To make matters even more challenging, you're simultaneously tasked with completing a series of puzzles throughout five different areas all while listening to a soundtrack that was composed by Adam Orth and the band Weezer. (Because why not?) - Techrader

8) Job Simulator

As a VR showcase, Job Simulator is more of a Wii Sports-esque novelty than an endless time sink. The uninitiated might expect Job Simulator to reproduce your everyday, 9-to-5 routine in the context of a virtualized setting. However, developer Owlchemy Games is making itself known for adding peculiar twists to the dull and unappealing.

Job Simulator takes you, a regular human residing in the year 2050, and throws you in a museum-theme park combo that simulates the menial jobs of the 21st century. Oh yeah, and did we mention the park is operated by robots? Players can choose between four jobs: Office Worker, Gourmet Chef, Store Clerk and Auto Mechanic, each seasoned with a colorfully sardonic spin. - Techrader

  • Developer: Owl Chemy Labs
  • Headset: PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive
  • Price: $29.99

9) Lucky's Tale

Lucky's Tale is one of two games (the other being multiplayer dogfighting shooter EVE: Valkyrie) being bundled with the Oculus Rift, and it's an intriguing little platformer. Think Mario 64 spliced with Crash Bandicoot, viewed with a third-person camera angle that you can manipulate by moving your head, and you'd be halfway there. The VR element lets you peek at more of the level as you go along, which sounds gimmicky but actually introduces an exploration element as you tilt your head to reveal secrets in the level. It may not blow you away like other VR games will, but Lucky's Tale proves that VR can breathe new life into old genres. - Techrader

  • Developer: Oculus
  • Headset: Oculus Rift
  • Price: Free with Oculus Rift

10) Final Approach

Air traffic controller meets orchestra conductor in Final Approach, where you trace paths for planes and helicopters swirling around you – using the Vive's room-scale and motion controls. This one is much more fun than its lame-sounding descriptions would have you believe. - Gizmag

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