Video games take you to virtual worlds for adventures, challenges and stories. Virtual Reality games extend this experience by putting the world right in front of your eyes and then matching your motions and head movements with the game.VR is an experience that's hard to describe. Putting the headset on is like stepping into another room. This not only makes existing games more immersive but also opens the door to new types of experience.While this can be quite expensive, it has become more affordable over the years. The main options for VR are as follows:
This list includes 13 games from the last 38 years, with 143 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to play in VR.
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Rating: PEGI 7+
Release Date: 11/04/2016, updated in 2018
Price: 35% off
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Adventure, Open World, Simulation and Strategy
Accessibility: 14 features
Players: This is a single player game
Subnautica is an open-world adventure where you explore the ocean on an alien planet after crashlanding. You collect resources and fight creatures to survive. This enables you to establish an underwater base, gain new craft and equipment and explore...
Expected Rating: PEGI 16+
Release Date: 18/09/2020
Platforms: Mac and PC
Genres: Action and Puzzle
Accessibility: 19 features
Players: You can play this with 4 players online
Phasmophobia (Phasmophobia VR) is a horror survival game where you and your team investigate paranormal activity. It focuses on creating a realistic world built to get your heart racing, through the interactive ghost hunting equipment and teamwork.
Five Nights at Freddy's
Rating: PEGI 12+
Release Date: 23/07/2014, updated in 2019
Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Narrative, Puzzle and Simulation
Accessibility: 2 features
Five Nights at Freddy's (FNaF) is a series of puzzle horror games with jump scares rather than blood and gore. You play the night-guard at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza and have to survive the night while in your office, checking the cameras and closing the...
No Man's Sky
Release Date: 10/08/2016, updated in 2018
Price: 48% off
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Open World and Simulation
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 32 players online
No Man's Sky is a space simulation about exploring endless planets and galaxies. It invites you to take your spaceship to explore and colonise a universe rich with diverse planets, creatures and fauna. Facing so vast a space is daunting at first, but a...
Release Date: 25/02/2016, updated in 2019
Price: 50% off
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Web Browser and Xbox One
Genres: Action and Shooting
Accessibility: 6 features
Superhot is a shooting game with a twist. Time only moves forward (bullets, enemies, damage) when you move your character. This is still a violent game, in fact, in slow motion, it feels more violent.
Release Date: 01/01/1983
Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo DS, PC, PlayStation Portable and iOS
Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle
Myst is a classic video game graphic adventure. Published in 1983, and selling over six million copies, it pre-dates many modern adventure games and created a new genre for gaming. Exploring by clicking in the world to move, you use a special book to...
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Rating: PEGI 3+
Release Date: 13/10/2016
Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS
Players: You can play with 10 players in the same room
In this game you’re confronted with a bomb on the screen that has to be defused, requiring a series of modules to be disarmed. The bomb defuser player can see and operate the bomb but the other players, who have the defuse instructions, can’t. The...
Release Date: 14/10/2019
Price: 37% off
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Accessibility: 25 features
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room
Anyone can learn how to create their own video games, music, animations and art in Dreams. Everything is controlled with accessible menus and interactions via the PlayStation 4 controller. This makes it easy to dive in and create something simple. Then,...
Release Date: 20/09/2019
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Players: You can play this with 100 players online
Tetris is a longstanding puzzle game where you make horizontal lines by placing different shaped tiles in a well. It's simple and fun, but as the pieces speed up it gets increasingly difficult.
Release Date: 20/08/2019
Price: 25% off
Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Narrative and Puzzle
Concrete Genie is a running and jumping game about a young boy, who is isolated and bullied, in this exploration platform game with a twist. Using motion controls and buttons you can draw beautiful graffiti on the buildings, which come to life. These...
Release Date: 01/12/2012
Platforms: Android and iOS
Genres: Action, Physically Active and Puzzle
Players: You can play with 8 players in the same room
Players pilot a spaceship, each with their own control panel on their smartphone or tablet screen. The switches, dials, sliders and levers are labelled with randomly-generated peculiar names: ‘Astral Synth’, ‘Gripvent’, ‘Starmesh’,...
Release Date: 27/04/2018
Genres: Action, Creative, Physically Active and Puzzle
Nintendo Labo is another game themed around physical folding, colouring and cutting. Here, though, you get a cardboard pack with the game that folds up to make objects into which you slot the screen and controllers. Whether it’s cardboard steering...
Release Date: Coming soon
Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Genres: Adventure, Platform and Puzzle
Accessibility: 24 features
Psychonauts 2 is a running and jumping game where you play Raz who has psychic abilities that let him delve into the minds of others. In the game, you control Raz as he enters their mental worlds and use other Psi-Powers (telekinesis, pyrokinesis, and...
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