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What Are the Best VR Games for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift?


When it comes to virtual reality (VR) headsets, two names usually come to mind – HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The internet is saturated with posts that compare both devices, which is a big help for anyone who plans to buy a VR headset. But wouldn’t it be better to make a choice based on the VR games that work with either or both headsets?

HTC Vive

  • The Lab

Giving you a choice of various mini games, The Lab is sure to keep you occupied for hours on end without spending a dime. No wonder it is fast becoming a VR classic.

  • Raw Data

A highly rated Steam game that appeals to the robot-fighter in you, Raw Data lets you choose from a various weapon of choice, including a katana. Cool, huh? You get to play it with a buddy too.

  • Hover Junkers

If you love flying and combat games, the Hover Junkers is what you need. As a multiplayer game, you don’t have to go solo when having fun. Enjoy the retro-futuristic setting of this game.

  • Rec Room

How about a game of disc golf or paintball minus the body paint? The Rec Room lets you enjoy such activities with other players using your HTC Vive. Free and available in Steam, recreation is just a VR away.

  • Audioshield

Combining music and exercise, the Audioshield gives you an opportunity to be active in virtual reality. Hit those glowing orbs and sweat out. The VR game lets you upload your own music.

Oculus Rift

  • Minecraft

Have you played Minecraft on VR? With your Oculus Rift, you can. Drown with excitement in the blocky world of this popular game available free in beta in the Oculus Store. Did we mention you get to wield a sword in this particular version?

  • Feral Rites

A VR adventure-brawler, Feral Rites lets you transform into your choice of a ferocious beast with powers. Beastly awesomeness all around. Set on a mystical island, the plot starts and ends with the need to avenge the death of your father.

  • Edge of Nowhere

Your mission is to rescue an expedition that’s gone missing. The setting is a frigid environment that puts the S in spooky. Dare to play it with your Oculus Rift? This is a third person VR game.

  • The Climb

Exclusive only for the Rift, The Climb lets you experience climbing in the virtual world. With detailed and immersive scenery, it is virtually better than the real thing. Climbing in this platform doesn’t hurt either.

  • Dragon Front

Want to keep it laid back – just a little bit? The Dragon Front lets you do just that. Collect cards and watch them come to life. Because there’s still a battle going on at some point, it isn’t laid back in the very sense of the word.

There’s no sense in buying a VR headset when it doesn’t work with the game that you want to play. So, in choosing between HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, make a decision based on the games available.

By the way, Fallout 4 VR is for HTC Vive as previously announced.

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