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The Best Virtual Reality (VR) Games You Need to Know About In 2020

Virtual Reality Gaming is a term that was coined to describe the generation of computer games that relied on virtual reality (VR) technology which provides a player with a very immersive, first-person perspective of the action in the game.

VR games allow gamers the privilege to both experience and influence the game environment through an array of VR gaming accessories that are strapped to parts of the gamers’ body. These accessories include but are not limited to VR headsets, hand controllers, sensor-equipped devices and so much more.

Virtual Reality Gaming

Virtual Reality gaming is a concept that has been around for some time now, but it was not until recently that really good VR headsets, which were both cost-effective and durable, were made accessible to the general public.

This is because, with the advancement in technology, VR headsets have become more and more subservient to external hardware, this has enabled VR game developers to create first-person VR games that make full use of this technological advancement.

VR games can be classified based on the computing device that is being used. These devices include high-end computers, smartphones, VR gaming consoles, VR ready gaming towers, and stand-alone VR products.

The best VR games have the ability to turn any place that you place your gaming setup into something much more and this provides experiences of the game that are so unique that they can not be matched by binding your gaming to a tv or monitor no matter the definition, resolution, or size.

This is why we have decided to compile a list of VR games that give the ultimate experience that can’t be matched anywhere else even if you are a veteran or new gamer.

Fly Tony Stark’s Iron man suit to new heights, immerse yourself in the world of half life, explore the universe, pilot a starfighter, work some jobs, or even play sports where you would have needed a large expanse of land like golf.

Best Virtual Reality (VR) Games You Can Get in 2020

In no particular order here are the best VR games of 2020

·        Iron Man VR

Platform: Play station VR

Iron Man VR

Immerse yourself into a thrilling game as you take control of the Iron man suit. You can customize the suit to give you a personal experience while you play as one of the avengers. Navigate obstacles, throw punches, and fire energy blasts to take down all enemies.  

·        Everybody’s Golf

Platform: Play station VR

Everybody’s Golf

What’s the next best thing when you can’t get to a real golf course? A VR golf game that is complete with golf courses and caddies right in your house. This takes golf gaming to a whole new level ahead of Wii golf games.

·        Half life: Alyx

Platform: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, and Rift S, Windows Mixed Reality

Half Life: Alyx

Half Life: Alyx is the first full-fledged Half life game released in more than 10 years. Take over the control of Alyx Vance and fight through City 17, having shootouts with Combine soldiers and alien enemies. In this roughly 11 hour campaign, the experience is so unique that you will get a very good expression of the new levels VR can take a game to.

·        No Man’s Sky VR

Platform: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, and Rift S, Play Station VR

No Man’s Sky VR

This space exploration game, after its launch in 2016, has come to stay in your VR headset. You will truly appreciate the vastness of space through this game as you travel to new worlds, hunt for resources, and take on other space ships. With the expansiveness of space, you will never run out of new places as the game also has uncountable procedurally generated planets.

·        Beat Saber

Platform: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, and Rift S, Play Station VR, Windows Mixed Reality.

Beat Saber

Beat Saber is a fast music and rhythm game that is unlike other music games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Instead of handling fake instruments, you slash your way through color-specific blocks to the beat of the music in the background. Using two motion controllers as sabers, this is one of the best VR games for active people and working up a sweat.

·        The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

Platform: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, and Rift S, Play Station VR, Windows Mixed Reality.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

This is an ambitious open-world game that is one almost every available console. The VR version of this game truly adds an extra level of immersion as you travel through the lands of Skyrim. The game has full tracked motion control for both hands which means you can cut up an enemy with one hand while blocking attacks from other enemies with the other hand

·        Job Simulator VR

Platform: Valve Index, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, and Rift S, HTC Vive, Play Station VR, Windows Mixed Reality.

Job Simulator VR

Working just one job can seem like a drag sometimes, so why not work 2 or better yet 5? Immerse yourself in this simulation game where you have the ability to choose from a vast array of different careers all with a never-ending overtime mode

The developers of this game also developed another installment called Vacation simulator where you explore all activities on different facets of a vacation island.

·        Rec Room

Platform: Oculus Rift and Rift S, HTC Vive, Play Station VR

Rec Room

This is a VR game for just kicking back, relaxing, and for newcomers to the world of VR gaming. The game provides objects to interact with, places to go, and some minigames you can either play solo or with others online. It is a social game that can be played even while sitting down.

·        Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Platform: Oculus Rift and Rift S, HTC Vive, Play Station VR

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

With the famous Star Trek franchise now you can achieve the dream of finally becoming a member of star fleet, with four different choices of roles onboard the USS Aegis; A Captain, a tactical officer, a helm officer, or an engineer. The game is designed to be a seated one, where you handle your own workstation and it works best as an online multiplayer game where you keep in constant communication with teammates as you explore and battle in space. Or you could decide to play the single-player offline mode with computer AI’s.

·        I Expect You to Die

Platform: Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, and Rift S, HTC Vive, Play Station VR, Windows Mixed Reality.

I Expect You To Die VR

Have you ever imagined yourself as a spy? Now you can play as a spy who must escape from different life-threatening situations without actually dying. Use your wits and problem-solving skills like a true spy.

·        Batman: Arkham VR

Platform: Oculus Rift and Rift S, HTC Vive, Play Station VR.

Batman Arkham VR

As with Iron Man VR, you can now put yourself in the bat suit, take to Arkham City’s streets and fight crime. You get to experience the Wayne Manor, the bat cave, and Arkham City. The game lays emphasis on the detective side of batman so it is also good for those that want a slow-paced game that is also cinematic.

·        Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Platform: Oculus Rift and Rift S, Oculus Go, HTC Vive, Play Station VR, Gear VR.

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

This is a game for a large group of people, as it involves one person in VR and the others outside VR assisting in defusing a complex bomb. The VR player can see the bomb while others have access to the manual. Each group must constantly exchange information and guide each other through the steps of defusing the bomb

·        Astro Bot: Rescue Mission

Platform: Play Station VR

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission

It is a PS VR exclusive creative game in which you play as Astro, a small robot who must rescue different members of the crew who are scattered across space. Its various main levels and challenge levels will keep you busy for a very long time. The game has 360° worlds and provides a selection of weapons.

·        The Talos Principle VR

Platform: Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, and Rift S, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality.

The Talos Principle VR

Do you like Intellectual Puzzle games? Then pick up The Talos Principle VR where you play as a robot that must navigate through mazes and obstacles across modern technology laden environments. Talos Principle offers a gaming experience that is chill and cerebral as opposed to other action-focused games.

·        Superhot

Platform: Valve Index, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, and Rift S, HTC Vive, Play Station VR, Windows Mixed Reality.

Superhot

This is a stylish shooter game with that bends time; as soon as you stop moving, the world around you also stops. To complete a level, you need to shoot all bright red enemies who are trying to eliminate you also. You will use a vast variety of weapons throughout the game.

Also, Note That;

As you buy VR games, ensure that you check the compatibility info as not every VR game will work on every system, pick out one that matches your headset. Also, take a look at the game’s space requirements as some games can be played sitting down while others may need you to move around your playing area.

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