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The Best VR Games

The Best VR Games

Virtual Reality is attempting a comeback on PC with the release of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets, but it’s taken a while for decent games to appear.

After sifting through many, many VR game releases, and suffering weird side effects from some of the games we’ve tried, the titles below are PC Invasion’s choices for Best VR Games on the PC.

As more VR titles are released, we’ll be adding the best ones to this list. It will be updated regularly.

PC Invasion’s Best VR games you need to play…

House of the Dying Sun

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House of the Dying Sun

Mike Tipul’s studio Marauder Interactive created one of the finest space combat titles for VR. The game was previously called Enemy Starfighter, but was renamed to House of the Dying Sun prior to release to fit more with the game’s story. This is a really solid space shooter that works fantastically well in VR; the visual are clear and it’s highly immersive. Fans of classics such as X-Wing vs Tie Fighter really need to check this out.

 

Elite Dangerous

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Elite Dangerous

Frontier’s Elite Dangerous was one of the first space sims to embrace modern VR and it’s been an option in the game for some time now. The game supports both the Rift and HTC Vive. While the game looked OK on the Oculus DK2, when the Vive released support for HTC’s headset was added too. Although not outstanding on the Vive, the game is worth your time of you have VR ready to go. Elite Dangerous is constantly evolving and if you can invest the time it’s worth exploring the outer reaches of space.

 

EVE: Valkyrie

Steam

eve valkyrie

CCP really embraced VR development and spent a long time working on EVE: Valkyrie. It was one of the outstanding titles on the Oculus DK2 and was often used as a showcase for VR. Now with Vive and Oculus support, this is a game that takes you online to battle others in space dogfights. CCP continue to add new game modes and it’s worth looking at if you can afford it. It’s a little pricey.

 

Raw Data

Steam

raw data

Survios’ Raw Data is one of the truly decent shooters for VR. Players have to take on the nasty Eden Corp and battle robots with both guns and swords.

Although this could be considered to be a simple wave shooter, it distinguishes itself with great freedom of movement through a teleport system that feels highly intuitive. It can get quite mental when the robots start to swarm, and there’s multiplayer too which is a big bonus.

 

Eurotruck Simulator 2 / American Truck Simulator

Steam

eurotruck simulator 2

SCS’ Eurotruck series is hugely popular, and, although it may sound like an odd choice for a VR game, it’s surprisingly fun. Coming to a road junction and looking out of your cab for oncoming traffic feels extremely natural. It just works incredibly well in VR; SCS has put a lot of thought into smooth functionality.

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  • So hyped for VR in 2017 and moving forward.

    • Paul Younger

      More hyped for the next-gen headsets. The new LG one looks pretty cool.

      • That’s what I meant. I’ve been “all-in” with VR since I first saw that video of Palmer Luckey wearing the duct-taped prototype of the Rift in late 2012. In just the last 2 years, VR has come so far and the speed at which progress is happening is kind of scary.

        I had predicted that things like wireless, foveated rendering and eye tracking wouldn’t happen for at least 3-4 years after the first headsets released and less than a year after the Vive/Rift released, all three of those features are largely solved and/or confirmed for 2nd-gen headsets. It’s crazy.

        The LG one looks epic. I’m going to do a new PC build in a few months, get a Vive and then maybe the LG one when it drops, hopefully by next year.

  • wstephenson

    Elite Dangerous’ problems on the Vive have been largely solved by the addition of the ‘HMD Image Quality’ slider, drag it up to 1.25 and it looks great. If you have a better card than an 970, the quality can go up even further.

    • Paul Younger

      Yeh I am going to give that a go. It was a little disappointing when the Vive launched,