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Best VR games and apps so far in 2021

RuneSR2
Level 15

Seems like UploadVR did a great job of fueling my hypertension by releasing this list, lol:

 

https://uploadvr.com/best-vr-games-of-2021-so-far/

 

I couldn't disagree much more - there's simply not a single game on their list I would want on my drives. But it's of course a free world, not all like chocolate cake... 

 

My list would probably be:

 

Lone Echo 2

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/Lone-Echo-II-has-arrived-in-the-Rift-Store-trailers-re...

Get the game: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1711938725528735/?locale=en_US

 

Song in the Smoke

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/Song-in-the-Smoke-new-Oculus-PCVR-exclusive-has-arrive...

Get the game: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/3283022771771133/?ranking_trace=1943584525923090_32830227717...

 

Furious Seas (v.1.0 released July 2021)

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/The-Furious-Seas-are-waiting-out-of-Early-Access-today...

Get the game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/875760/Furious_Seas/

 

EverSlaught

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/Everslaught-review-a-new-VR-king-in-the-making-you-nee...

Get the game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1530750/EVERSLAUGHT/

 

Blair Witch Rift Edition

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/Blair-Witch-Rift-PCVR-exclusive-awesome-game-but-extre...

Get the game: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/2701623223220912/

 

Surv1v3 (v.1.0 released this year)

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/SURV1V3-has-launched-no-longer-Early-Access-but-now-v-...

Get the game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/722180/SURV1V3/

 

The Persistence Enhanced

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/The-Persistence-First-VR-game-to-support-DLSS-and-RTX-...

Get the game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1140100/The_Persistence/

 

Myst VR (has full DLSS support in VR)

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/The-high-end-Myst-PCVR-version-arrives-August-26-Revie...

Get the game: 

Oculus - https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/2443844532378165/

Steam - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1255560/Myst/

 

Into the Radius with DLSS support

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/Into-the-Radius-is-awesome-with-the-Rift-CV1-impressio...

Get the game:

Oculus - https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/2004005749696280/?locale=en_US

Steam - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1012790/Into_the_Radius_VR/

 

Maskmaker

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/Maskmaker-has-launched-from-the-makers-of-the-award-wi...

Get the game:

Oculus - https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/2910921445668927/?ranking_trace=1943584525923090_29109214456...

Steam - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1337530/Maskmaker/

 

Dark Threads

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/Dark-Threads-new-Cyberpunk-Blade-Runner-inspired-VR-ad...

Get the game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1622060/Dark_Threads/

 

A Wake Inn

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/A-Wake-Inn-new-horror-escape-room-like-game-with-vibes...

Get the game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1383690/A_Wake_Inn/

 

Arden's Wake

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/Arden-s-Wake-a-new-VR-animated-movie-masterpiece/m-p/8...

Get the app:

Oculus -  https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1731009406957041/?ranking_trace=1943584525923090_17310094069...

Steam - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1550230/Ardens_Wake/

 

BRINK Traveler

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/BRINK-Traveler-is-a-great-experience-travel-the-world-...

Get the app: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1723287424432047/?ranking_trace=1943584525923090_17232874244...

 

Detective VR (a game like Room VR, works in res 450% with a RTX 3090 and graphics are awesome)

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/Time-to-be-a-real-detective-Detective-VR-NFT-secret-Fi...

Get the game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1610670/Detective_VR_NFT_secret_Files/

 

DeepStates VR

More info and get the game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1619350/DeepStates_VR/

 

Eye of the Temple (requires 2 x 2 meters (6 x 6 feet) of playspace)

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/Eye-Of-The-Temple-Demo/td-p/807990

Get the game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/589940/Eye_of_the_Temple/

 

Get Lost In Nature With Luke (FREE APP)

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/Get-Lost-in-Nature-with-Luke-best-ever-VR-photogrammet...

Get the free app:

Oculus - https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/3507999942601704/

Steam - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1601810/Get_Lost_In_Nature_With_Luke/

 

Naau: The Lost Eye

 

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/Naau-The-Lost-Eye-a-diamond-in-the-rough-The-game-supp...

Get the game:

Oculus - https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/3398215516862676/?ranking_trace=1943584525923090_33982155168...

Steam - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1124600/Naau_The_Lost_Eye/

 

Do feel free to add your best titles this year in a post! 

 

PS. Maybe time for a small (prolonged drum-roll) BONUS TEST - if you cannot name the game associated to each of the 4 screenshots below - and don't spend more than 10 seconds on each screenshot - then it means you have not experienced some of the greatest VR experiences ever made. Seriously. I'll go easy for the start 😇

 

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Maybe I need to find a price for this competition? 🤔 🤗 - But I'm sure you all got the 4 names right in less than 15 seconds, right?

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RuneSR2
Level 15

An educational free app that I considered including is Baalbek Reborn: Temples

 

 

- but you need to have some interest in history and in expanding your knowledge to find this app interesting. 

 

It's available here:

Oculus - https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/3096742060417405/?locale=en_US

Steam - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1370800/Baalbek_Reborn_Temples/

 

Another great and highly recommended educational free app would be Pollinator Park: 

 

More info: https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/Pollinator-Park-by-the-European-Commission-is-awesome-...

Get it here: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/3645455262217489/?ranking_trace=1943584525923090_36454552622...

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"

RuneSR2
Level 15

I just updated the list in the first post with two of the best VR games launched this year (either in finalized version or in early access), namely Furious Seas and EverSlaught.

 

Note that both games are for high-end VR enthusiasts, because both games need very powerful gpus - but perfect for owners of GTX 1080Ti/2080 (desktop models, not the much slower laptop models) and similar AMD gpus. 

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"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"

RuneSR2
Level 15

Just added Blair Witch to the list, seems 2021 is indeed getting better and better when it comes to awesome high-end VR experiences! And I have a feeling the best is yet to come... 

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RuneSR2
Level 15

I just added Dark Threads to the list - it's a truly awesome experience, there's no doubt in my mind it needs to be on the list. 

 

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RuneSR2
Level 15

I just added Myst to the list 😇 

 

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SpottiChen
Level 3

Why you don't mention Assassin’s Creed VR?

 

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Not much is known about Ubisoft’s first full Assassin’s Creed game for VR headsets. Even the lone teaser image for the game manages to feature every protagonist from the series, making us question if we’ll be revisiting each hero for new adventures or perhaps establishing a brand new world. Whatever it ends up being, this is one of the biggest and most important VR games on the horizon.

Try to read my first post again. This thread is for currently available games and apps - games and apps you can buy and play today. It's not a thread for upcoming games. Or most wanted games etc. Thus Assassin's Creed VR has no relevance in this thread before it has launched.

But do feel free to mention games or apps you find amazing, which have launched in 2021 and you can purchase today.  

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"


@SpottiChen wrote:

Not much is known about Ubisoft’s first full Assassin’s Creed game for VR headsets. Even the lone teaser image for the game manages to feature every protagonist from the series, making us question if we’ll be revisiting each hero for new adventures or perhaps establishing a brand new world. Whatever it ends up being, this is one of the biggest and most important VR games on the horizon.


Completely agree. The PCVR software ecosystem has been severely lacking in great titles, with HL:Alyx and Asgard's Wrath being the last 2 great new PCVR titles.

 

Assassin's Creed VR is likely going to make huge waves in the VR landscape, and will likely look like quite the giant compared to the smaller games that have been released in 2021.

 

With the exception of Myst, there hasn't been anything released recently worth too much investment, unfortunately.

RuneSR2
Level 15

I just updated the above list with Lone Echo 2, Song in the Smoke, BRINK Traveler, Detective VR and Eye of the Temple 

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Seems this year now is turning out to be the best year ever for PCVR. Simply awesome!

 

Apart from Naau (7/10), I've only included games and apps I've personally tested, and which I would rate 9/10 or better.

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"