Most of the year, hardware has been dominated so far with the launch of Rift S, Quest, Index and the announcement of Cosmos. But there were also a small number of really great releases that prove that the VR game takes as significant steps as the headsets that launch them.
But for now, let’s put together some of our favorite games and applications that we have seen in VR over the past six months.
Owlchemy Labs can be considered the kings and queens of VR interaction, and the Vacation Simulator serves only to consolidate this position. And Job Simulator and Virtual Rick-Ality, this is another amazingly attractive mini-game.
Vacation Simulator is filled with exciting discoveries and includes Owlchemy’s trademark humor. We can’t wait to get it available at Quest near the end of this year.
Blood & truth
When the VR headsets were first launched, people wanted to know when we would get a full, AAA level first-person shooter designed exclusively for headsets. Sony London’s Blood & Truth may have come closest to this milestone. This PSVR exclusive demonstrates all the classic blockbuster values that you would expect from a Sony game, paired with explosive shooting and scenery.
Moreover, the amazingly stupid story of Blood & Truth about how the British criminal family returns, is filled with really convincing personal meetings and unforgettable moments.
A Fisherman’s Tale
A Fisherman’s Tale includes one of the most exciting VR apps we have seen this year. In this short but sweet puzzle, you play with the scale like never before. It is enough to remove the helmet of virtual reality, and you will notice that you involuntarily imitate the movements inherent in real fishing.
Brilliant mechanics give way to some exciting puzzles, but A Fisherman’s Tale is a VR game that you will not forget.
Star Wars: Vader Immortal Episode 1
At the beginning of Vader Immortal, the Dark Lord himself comes up to you, buries you in his shadow and says: “This is the one I was looking for.” And in fact, there is no better way to describe this third attempt to bring Star Wars to VR. The first episode of Vader Immortal is an extremely exciting 40-minute journey, delving into highly polished character interaction, exploration and combat in VR.
As if that were not enough, the 40-wave Lightsaber Dojo offers some of the best fighting you’ll find in VR today, reaching levels that will push your skills and heart rate, like some other apps. Perhaps this is not a long-term epic, but it is perhaps more powerful.
Who would have thought that the unsuspecting Ghost Giant story of imaginary friendship – a concept already well studied in VR – would contain enough subversion and charm to make it one of the best games of the year? The developer of Zoink really doubles the proven and true aspects of VR, such as the power of content with a diorama, the intensity of the connection, and the weight of the interaction to create something special.
Ghost Giant has some great little puzzles, but its depressed theme and the weight it imposes on others really makes it memorable. Even if you do not consider yourself interested in plot experience, the Ghost Giant is something that should interest you.
Beat saber / superhot quest
This time we will change traditions a little. Beat Saber and Superhot are, of course, great games from the past. But the point is not that they were simply transferred to Quest, but that Quest wireless tuning actually enhances the experience you can have with each game. These are games that really look best on Quest.
For Superhot, this means discretion at the level of the matrix, where no wire will interfere with the player. For Beat Saber, it’s the freedom to cut cubes with more immersion than you have ever seen before.
Trover Saves The Universe
Justin Royland’s Squanch Games is a VR that makes you laugh. Trover Saves the Universe is a fun and completely bizarre adventure that is constantly looking for ways to please and entertain players. While the main gameplay can be combined with a common sense of humor.
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