30 Best VR Games You Should Try On Steam

30 Best VR Games You Should Try On Steam

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Since companies have started releasing their headsets, the landscape around VR gaming has changed. Developers have split their attention to creating games for various headsets in different categories. But despite that, every now and then, a game comes out of the blue and conquers the landscape.

Such games offer a truly mesmerizing experience for which the VR has been designed. So, after a lot of research and hours of gameplay, we have compiled a list of the best VR games on steam. You would find them worthwhile and really fun. So, let’s get to them: 

1. Onwards

Anyone who knows a bit about VR games will tell you that Onwards is the benchmark for VR shooters. The developers had to drop out of college to make this game, which speaks volumes about passion and motivation.

Thanks to that, the game turned out to be a masterpiece involving intricate gun mechanisms and realistic settings. In contrast to most shooters, Onwards focuses more on tactical gameplay than quick respawning. 

2. Subnautica

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Subnautica is one of the best survival games in the entire VR landscape. It starts as the character is ejected from a broken starship and lands in an alien world. And there awaits a world with a rich aquatic biome and murky forests.

Running from the aquatic animal feels genuinely terrifying, like Outlast or Amnesia. The real horror kicks in at times when you are helpless against the enemies. Simply put, playing Subnautica on VR is the personification of horror. 

3. Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-Ality

Rick and Morty is a simple but fun game where the player plays the role of Morty’s clone, designed by his grandfather Rick. The game has several twists and an interesting plot that keeps the player engaged.

Rick creates the clones for a specific chore, all of which require a certain level of brainstorming. Furthermore, there is even an option to add a spectator’s camera, which lets other people in the room control the perspective of the action.

4. Budget Cuts

Budget Cut is an incredible game for players who want to throw things around. You can throw scissors and knives at the enemies to eliminate them as you move and navigate around the game world.

Furthermore, the players get a portal gun that shoots a projectile and shows the landing site with a 360-degree view. You can teleport yourself to the landing location if it seems appropriate.

5. I Expect You To Die

I Expect You To Die is a puzzle game that sharpens your problem-solving skills by presenting different scenarios. Your survival depends on puzzle-solving skills, and the scenarios range from escaping from an underwater pod to breaking out from an airplane.

Each puzzle has a time limit; thus, you must think quickly to get yourself out of it. You will see random objects in the scene, and some of them will have a role in trying to get you out.

6. Endless Labyrinth

For a game as simple as Endless Labyrinth, it is oddly relaxing. It generates a never-ending maze that has a lot of easter eggs. You can explore the world from all directions and visit landmarks like statues and interesting rooms.

Furthermore, the weather and the time can also be changed based on your preferences. It is a sort of game that offers a perfect escape and teleports you to a calm and relaxing landscape. 

7. Boneworks

Boneworks is a cityscape game that combines the ideas of several classics and delivers the most tangible VR adventure experience. You have to work with several objects of different shapes, weights, and sizes to solve puzzles and defend yourself from enemies. While there is nothing new in Boneworks’ storyline or the landscape, it certainly stands out as far as physics and mechanics are concerned.  

8. Undead Development

Undead Development is a survival game where players must protect themselves amidst a zombie apocalypse. While the graphics of games are not ideal, there is a ton of stuff that you can do to make it worthwhile.

You can devise creative ways to modify the weapons to defeat the zombies. Players can nail all objects with each other, axe and gun, for example, set bear traps, and scavenge supplies for survival.

9. Pavlov VR

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Pavlov is the closest VR game to the classic cCounter-strike. It is a multiplayer game with the same modes as the counter-strike. Although the weapon inventory is not as extensive as in some other games, Pavlov truly shines in the gameplay. It offers intuitive controls, which makes shooting different guns feel incredible. Furthermore, the ammo rarely runs out, and players also lack waste-high cover, making it more fun in VR.

10. Moss

Moss is a simple but very fun game thanks to the adorable mouse heroine, which is controlled via DualShock precision controls. You are essentially a guiding hand that helps the mouse overcome obstacles with jumps and slides. Players can also make the mouse heroine wield a sword to defeat the enemies. While the game is not too long, it is interesting enough to be played repeatedly.

11. Unseen Diplomacy

Have you ever wanted to work as an elite member of an intelligence agency? Well… Unseen Diplomacy might be the perfect game for you. You take on the British Intelligence agency’s role and prevent the world’s evil.

The players must overcome various obstacles and solve puzzles to complete a mission. You will often find yourself lost and wandering in different spaces which offer a genuine glimpse into the life of spies.

12. No Man’s Sky

No Man’s Sky is inspired by science fiction that lands the players in different galaxies. You can explore different planets by working your way around the aliens and defeating them by action. The world of No Man’s Sky is quite extensive.

You will see several creatures on different planets. And there is a good chance that you will see most of them for just one time. Because of the vastness of the universe, you will find it hard to keep track of the types of lives on different planets and galaxies.

13. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

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Not many VR games live up to their open-world genre, but it is not the case with The Elder Scrolls V. It is designed by an award-winning developer, Bethesda Game Studio, and offers a mesmerizing experience at an unparalleled scale. Players can explore mountains, engage in combat with dragons, and do tons of other things in the game. The storyline is also quite interesting and keeps the spark alive.

14. Beat Saber

There are a plethora of music games on steam, but the Beat Saber stands out for a simple reason – the handcrafted levels by the community. The players are surrounded by a futuristic world and use the sabers to gash the beats flying towards them. The game’s overall experience is immersive and lets you enjoy VR at its full potential.

15. Sairento VR

Sairento VR takes you to a reimagined version of Japan and makes you a part of the Silent Ones. It is a covert organization that practices long-forgotten traditions of martial art, ninjas, and samurais. The first-person action with the guns, swords, and a well-crafted environment makes the game worth a shot.

16. Fallout 4 VR

Fallout 4 is another incredible production of the Bethesda Game Studios based on post-apocalyptic adventure. While the core VR version is the same as the PC’s, the combat, building, and crafting mechanisms are revamped for the VR. You have to fight and engage in different strategies for your survival in a world that has been destroyed by nuclear war. The fate of the wasteland is in your hand, so play wisely. 

17. Space Junkies

Space Junkies is the ultimate close-combat game on steam. Players are equipped with jetpacks to fly around the arcades and face their nemesis in close combat. All the levels and arenas are fun, but Dirty Bowl offers a whole different experience. Death comes from all directions, and it comes fast. Space Junkies have not been designed just to kill but to provide thrill as well. 

18. Blade and Sorcery

Want to fight in a medieval world with mechanics that are based on real physics? There is no need to look past Blade and Sorcery. You no longer have to engage in a fight with weightless and wiggling swords. All the interactions in Blade and Sorcery are driven by physics and are quite realistic. You will feel the weapon’s weight and get the enemies’ whole bodies to pierce the sword through their chests.

19. Half-Life: Alyx

Something about fighting aliens never gets old, and it is exactly what Half-Life capitalizes on. You take on the role of a scientist and, along with other characters, try to reclaim the planet from an alien race, The Combine. The job of the scientists is to study the alien race and devise solutions and weapons to defeat The Combine.  

20. Fruit Ninja VR

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There is not much more that we can tell you about Fruit Ninja that you already know. Playing it on smart devices is fun, but if you multiply that with many folds, that is the experience that it offers on VR.

21. Arizona Sunshine

Arizona Sunshines takes the player to southwest America – one that is plagued by zombies. Other survivors can be heard occasionally on different radio frequencies. You have to navigate your way around brain-eating monsters to find the other survivors.  

22. Phasmophobia

Phasmophobia is a ghost-hunting game where players are teamed up and sent to haunted locations to gather evidence of paranormal activities with their equipment. The gathered information is sold to the ghost hunters, who then eliminate or capture the paranormal beings. Players can help the players by monitoring them via CCTV cameras and informing them about potential threats. 

23. Buried Alive: The Annihilation VR

Buried Alive offers a rich story and one that involves the devil. It is an interesting game where the players discover where the urge to kill other people comes from. You are teleported to a world made by the devil just to understand why humans kill – a world where you will have to kill to stay alive.

24. VRChat

VRChat is basically a virtual world where players can do anything. You can invite people over, go to their places, go bowling and do tons of other stuff. The community of the game is incredible and quite creative, which surprises you at every corner.

25. Maskmaker

Learn the magic craft of creating a mask and use them to become enigmatic characters in the game. Solve puzzles and discover different marks as the apprentice of a mask maker. The ultimate goal is to discover the identity of Prospero, who rules the craft. 

26. Pistol Whip

Pistol Whip is a bit different from the other musicals in VR in a way there is no pressure to create a particular rhythm. You have complete freedom to shoot or dodge the beast as you see fit. Plus, it is centered around the theme of classics like Equilibrium and John Wick, which certainly is a bonus.

27. Thirst VR

Join the mission to fetch water from the only source that is left in the world. Your job is to protect the train that is carrying the water from the enemies who want to destroy humanity. The survival of species depends on your ability to protect the train.

28. Superhot VR

Engage in a slow-downed combat experience in a world full of glass and concrete. Dodge the attacks and defeat the enemies with the tools at your disposal. Scavenge the weapons from the dead to conquer the game.

29. Gorn

GORN is a violent game that uses a combat engine based on physics. Players can eliminate the gladiators in as violent a way as they want. As long as the physics works, the game will allow the move. The game truly brings out the best in all of us.

30. Chroma Lab

Chroma Lab is more of an experience than a game, but it is fun nonetheless. You get a colorful simulation of fluids and a bunch of tools to work with them. Players can interact with fluids to create different patterns and capture them. You can even tweak the physics of the game to make it more fun.