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The highest rated VR Only games on Steam! (Beyond Alyx)

RuneSR2
Level 16
 

We've already covered the highest rated Oculus Store Rift games and apps here:

 

https://forums.oculusvr.com/t5/Games-and-Apps/List-of-Rift-killer-apps-and-games-by-user-ratings/td-...

 

- but which are the highest rated VR games on Steam🤔

 

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When it comes to Steam, there're several titles unavailable in the Oculus Store. Granted, most VR games and apps are available in both Stores, but today on Steam these are the highest user rated and most popular games (and apps) made exclusively for VR:

 

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Note, we've covered much about Alyx in here already, so I will not focus on Alyx in this post - but on the remaining high-ranking Steam VR Only games which are unavailable in the Oculus Store. 

 

Interestingly, Compound is the highest rated Steam VR Only game next to Alyx! For Compound, a massive 98 % of nearly 700 user ratings are positive. If I include games and apps with VR support (like 2D games with added VR support), Compound is number three, as Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes enters the list. But let's focus on games and apps made only for VR. 

 

Back to Compound - Compound looks like a game from ... 1996? 😱

 

 

https://store.steampowered.com/app/615120/COMPOUND/

 

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Compound costs $20 (€20) for a game that looks worse than Duke Nukem 3D in DOS... But I finally bought the game - payed one buck per 10MB (not GB) - and I'm glad I did.

Compound should play great on a wide range of rigs. Starting the game with my trusty GTX 1080 and the Valve Index, the game was set to 3 x normal res by default (in-game), and I then added res 200% through SteamVR - still I got perfect 90 fps using highest settings. Some say 144 Hz won't be a problem too - I'll test that later. 

The game is simply great fun and nostalgia - colors so vivid the game may be used to treat depression, lol. Index has full finger tracking - and full locomotion, it's no coincidence this game is rated so high. I'll check for native Oculus driver support later too. 

 

A new and very high-rated SteamVR game is Ragnarock (rhythm game like Beat Saber) - and you cannot get that game in the Oculus Store (at least for now) - 97% of nearly 600 ratings are positive:

 

 

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1345820/Ragnarock/

 

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Like Compound this game may easily be ported to the Quests. I have not yet tried Ragnarock, but I guess this great review says it all 🤣

 

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I'm not fond of rhythm games, not even Beat Saber, but I guess I need to try this game... Maybe the heavy metal music is a winner in Ragnarock, lol.   

 

Other extremely high-ranking SteamVR games like VTOL and Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades are also not found in the Oculus Store. Gorilla Tag is free to play and it's probably not fair to compare that game to high-ranking paid games (Gorilla Tag is also not available in the Oculus Store). 

 

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Nekto2
Level 8

Great review!

For FPS games graphics are not the most valuable thing to check. Gameplay, balance and speed is 😀

You could compare to "Battle arena vr" (free on oculus). It is fun only with real people (not bots) and with long rope jumps and talk

😀

 

ps. and those mirror image... old timers know nothing about computers, so magical mirror is ... ipad with fb! 🙂

RuneSR2
Level 16

Btw, RoadToVR just gave Gorilla Tag a closer look:

 

https://www.roadtovr.com/unassuming-one-man-vr-project-gorilla-tag-sees-42k-players-in-first-two-wee...

 

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RuneSR2
Level 16

Compound is great, and it's one of the few games working perfectly using res 200 % with the Index in 144 Hz - when using a GTX 1080 or better. With the big fov, res 200 % and 144 Hz the game feels extremely "alive" - thus the feeling of presence in this cartoon-like and heavily pixelated world is second to none. 

Then again, Brutal Doom VR is also awesome, still Compound is totally made for VR with perfect controls and weapon handling compared to Brutal Doom. 

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nalex66
Volunteer Moderator
Volunteer Moderator

I've been looking at Compound--this game looks perfect for Quest, and if the dev isn't working on a port, he's leaving a lot of money on the table.

 

I've been obsessed lately with Ancient Dungeon (a rogue-lite dungeon crawler with random generation and retro-pixel graphics), and this feels very much in the same vein. (In addition to being on App Lab, Ancient Dungeon is coming soon to Steam Early Access, but you can get the current experimental build for PC or Quest from the Discord server.)

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I think I read devs will be working on a Quest version, when they finish the PCVR version. They should have made the final release version in late 2020, now they plan on launching in a few months. 

 

Btw, I made a post about the game on Index Reddit, already upvoted 500 times - and there's an interesting discussion - more here:

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/ValveIndex/comments/lwetlr/compound_is_the_second_highest_rated_paid_vr_onl...

 

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Yup - here it is - devs confirm it'll come to the Quests:

 

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https://steamcommunity.com/app/615120/discussions/0/2656452469265338960/

 

 

 

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nalex66
Volunteer Moderator
Volunteer Moderator

I've seen a few old posts regarding intentions to do a Quest version, but that's at least a fairly recent confirmation. Still sounds like the Quest port is a future plan more than a work-in-progress, unfortunately. I'd love to see something come out soon. I really like the look of the game, but I'd rather not buy the Steam version if it's coming to Quest in the future, because, all other things being equal, that would be my preferred platform. I guess I can grab the demo from Steam in the meantime...

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RuneSR2
Level 16

Hmmm, is this really ... good? 

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RuneSR2
Level 16

Just for the record, I tried to start Compound from Oculus Home to see if the game supports native Oculus drivers, and it does not. SteamVR started and my dear base stations started up, then again maybe no big deal with this game, because performance should be awesome even using Steam drivers. 

 

Even if you have to start all over when you die - because you cannot save the game - it's starting to grow on me, but it's not a game I play for long nor every day. 

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