For many people, virtual reality is escapism. The ability to put on a headset and immediately travel to a whole new world. Perhaps in your dreams this world is full of magic, wonderful creatures and breathtaking locations. If that’s the case for you — if that’s what you think is the best VR can offer — then you’ve come to the right place.
This is our list of the top 10 VR RPGs you can play on Rift, Vive, PSVR, Oculus Quest and Windows MR right now.
We are still in the early days of consumer-oriented VR, so this means that we have not yet reached the point where developers can spend years creating the ultimate experience. Many of the games on this list are either ports of games without VR, or are made by small teams with a passion for VR.
And since we specifically collect the list of RPGs (this means role-playing games), we skip games that are primarily a shooter, an adventure game, or even just combat games, such as Blade & Sorcery, if they do not have RPG elements. We also ignore mobile games because there are simply not many great VR RPGs on mobile devices.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
When Skyrim VR was announced at E3, for us it was like a dream come true. The Elder Scrolls is one of our favorite gaming franchises, and the idea that you can now walk the streets of Whiterun and kill dragons in VR was an incredible offer. And, fortunately, it justifies the hype.
Implementing VR could use a little more work, as flat menus and inconvenient NPC interactions leave much to be desired, but the scale and amount of content are unparalleled in VR. This is truly one of the best RPG experiences ever made in VR. If you use a PC, then you can even play with mods.
Fallout 4 VR
Compared to Skyrim VR, Fallout 4 VR was not planned. Despite this fact, the post-apocalyptic setting is great for a VR game. It will be difficult for you to find a franchise that matches the stylistic fulfillment of the wishes of science fiction fans, as Fallout does.
He beckons with a dark, decrepit wasteland full of opportunities. And building settlements in VR with motion controllers is actually a lot of fun.
Journey of the Gods
Journey of the Gods is a simple but charming game. She is not trying to invent a wheel in terms of adventure games in VR. And she, of course, will not blow your mind with her visual effects, but what we have here is a well-made and tightly designed adventure with hours of content to explore. Many would like it to become a franchise so that players can experience a larger, better and bolder continuation of the series. Be that as it may, Journey of the Gods is a delightful and fun game that is really worth playing.
It is available on both Quest and Rift.
Going through dungeons with friends is a ton of fun, especially when it all happens in VR, and you have a certain role in the form of a class. Like the VR Dungeon Knight, which is also on this list, Karnage Chronicles are heavily focused on collaborative gameplay. Here you will find progression systems and a truly inventive environmental design that makes you come back.
The project is still under active development, but you can already dive and try this amazing content, even if it is still in early access.
The mage’s tale
The Mage’s Tale is a great single-player RPG that puts you up against dangerous goblins, deadly traps and an amazingly long campaign of 10+ hours.
This is one of those projects that are available on Rift, Vive and PSVR. It includes all the favorite RPG elements that allow you to have fun and comply with all the values of this genre. It is not an open world and instead extremely linear, but it is great for a fun adventure.
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