Video Game industry developed through years and every few years it delivers us something Next-Gen and I think there is nothing more "next-gen" than VR games right now. Yes, the Video Game industry took a huge leap when Virtual Reality games came out. We can tell that we now have something that is truly the next generation of gaming. Virtual reality allows you to experience your games at the maximum. Before this point, we felt connected to the games because of immersive gameplay or storyline but now we can literally walk in a character's shoe or even better, be ourselves inside a game. Everything changed when Virtual Reality games came, it has not taken over the world yet but soon. Maybe in the near future, we will have E-sports games where your athletic abilities will be the key to win just like any other sports. I will mention 5 VR games that you can access through Steam and play at the moment. So let's get started.
#1 Project Cars 2
Project Cars 2 was released a couple of years back and since then the game has received positive reviews only. On Steam, the recent reviews for the games are "very positive" and overall reviews stand as "Mostly Positive".
Project cars 2 is probably the best, most beautiful and authentic car racing game you can play on VR. You can play the game with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows mixed reality. Jump into the game and experience the real adrenaline rush of car racing.
The game features 180+ elite brand racing and road cars. It has full VR and 12K support. Another special thing about the game is, it is tested by real-life race drivers and gamers to make sure it delivers the exact real feeling of racing. The career progression in the game is derived from real-life. The games dynamic surface and weather situation affects your driving, vehicle performance and handling in real time. There are a few different loose surface racing facility such as dirt, mud, and ice. The game also has its own 24 hour day and night cycle with real-time atmospheric condition and seasonal ambiance.
#2 Beat Saber
You probably guessed that this game is going to show up on the list and why not? Beat saber is a vibrant, colorful, fun-to-play game. The game is supported on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and windows mixed reality.
It's a rhythm game where your goal is to slash the beats which perfectly fits into the precise handcrafted music. Recent reviews on Steam are mostly positive and overall reviews for the game are very positive.
Beats are represented through cubes here. Every beat indicates which saber you need to use to cut them also the direction. The goal of the game is to make the player dance on the beat as they move their body to cut the beats. All the music in the game is composed perfectly to fit the hand made levels. The game is easy to learn and play, anyone can learn the game in 2 minutes and have fun with their friends.
#3 Blade and Sorcery
Blade and Sorcery is a built-for-VR game that allows the player to engage in different combat scenarios. It is a medieval-themed fantasy game that allows melee, ranged and magical combat.
The goal of the game is very simple, become a powerful warrior and beat your enemies in battles. Engage yourself in ranged combats, jump into a melee battle with a sword or devastate your enemies with your powerful magic. You can use a sword, knives, an ax, bow, and arrow or magic.
The only limit you have in this game is your own imagination. Choose your weapons, choose your stance, choose your fighting style and head to the battle arena. Become the powerful warrior you always dreamt of becoming. The creatures in the game has full body physics and presence, things have weight and blades can be used to penetrate your enemy or deflect a magic spell thrown at you.
#4 DCS World Steam Edition
DCS World is a Digital Combat Simulator which allows the player to experience real-life combat situations on every surface. Be it land combat, water combat or air-strike, you can do it all in DCS World.
This is the most realistic free-to-play VR battle game. Yes, you read it right, it's free to play. You can play DCS World through HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. It has internally developed graphic system which gives you a clear view from 8 to 80,000 thousand feet. The game has a fully developed map of Georgia and Russia. It allows you to use 156 fully developed and operational weapons, 105 ground vehicle, 19 ships, and 84 AI-controlled aircraft. The game's environment is a fully developed map which has millions of buildings, miles of useable roads, more than 50 million trees, and 20 fully equipped airbase. The game also allows you to create your own mission and campaigns so you can have unlimited gameplay option at your hand. You can even play it in multiplayer or ride the same vehicle with your friends as you complete the missions together. Both hardcore gameplay and the casual mode is available in the game, choose your comfortable mode and enjoy unlimited missions.
#5 Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Wanted to be a real pilot flying through the clouds like there is no tomorrow? This is your chance. Ace Combat 7 brings you one of the best Air Combat experience. Become a pilot and soar through the photorealistic skies and test your limits. You can make 360 movements and do everything you once dreamt of. This is one of the best Aerial Combat and definitely one of the best looking with its photorealistic world.
Project Aces main aim was to take the aerial combat to the next level and it certainly did that job very well. The immersive gameplay will make you forget where you are and allow you to walk (well..fly) in a combat pilot's shoe or aircraft. The weather and the atmosphere of the game affect your aircraft and handling so take the clouds seriously. Jump into the game and enjoy the epic dogfights.