Virtual reality (VR) has come a long way, and it definitely shows in the games that are currently available on Steam. There’s at least one VR game for almost every type of player out there, and many more are sure to come in the future. That said, here are 10 of the best VR games that are live on Steam right now.
10. Gorilla Tag
This game is as simple and silly as it gets. Play as a legless gorilla and compete with other legless gorillas in various game modes like Tag, Infection, and Paintball but with slingshots. The only catch here is there’s no walking allowed because nobody has legs. Push, crawl, and parkour all the way to victory using Gorilla Tag’s arms-only locomotion scheme. It’s a great game for monkeying around and having a laugh with friends and strangers alike.
Also check: Among Us VR
9. Tabletop Simulator
As the title suggests, Tabletop Simulator houses a repository of beloved board games for everyone to enjoy, from Chess to Poker and even Mahjong. Players can also make their own games using assets provided by the developers or by other players at the Steam Workshop. Fancy an online D&D campaign? Maybe a quick Warhammer 40K skirmish? Tabletop Simulator offers both of these and more.
8. Zenith: The Last City
As far as VR MMOs on Steam go, Zenith: The Last City stands out as the most expansive in terms of play space. It has a huge map that players can explore while actively fighting monsters with a variety of ranged and melee weapons. No tab-targeting is required. Zenith is blazing a trail for VR MMOs, and it’s something that Sword Art Online fans may want to look out for–go on adventures with friends or just chill in a cozy tavern after a long day.
7. Beat Saber
One of the most well-known VR games–Beat Saber is perfect for rhythm game fans even if they aren’t exactly fond of Star Wars. It’s a simple game about slashing lightsabers and dodging walls to the beat, yet this simplicity is what makes it so good. Beat Saber also lets players create and enjoy tracks that aren’t included in the base game, significantly increasing its value.
Also check: Pistol Whip
There’s little left for players to ask for from VRChat. This humble social platform offers a ton of custom, user-made experiences, from handcrafted maps to new game modes like horror mazes and laser tag. The best part of VRChat is it’s completely free. Also, anyone can hop into its many worlds even if they don’t own a VR headset.
Also check: Rec Room
5. Red Matter
There are quite a few story-driven experiences made for VR, but Red Matter takes the cake as one of the more interesting ones out of the bunch. This narrative-based puzzle and exploration game features stunning environments, cerebral challenges, and a surprising degree of polish. The game’s success spawned a sequel, which offers more of the same but with a different story and an even shinier coat of paint.
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4. Ancient Dungeon
Exploring dungeons is nice, but diving into a procedurally-generated one in a VR game is better. Behind Ancient Dungeon’s Minecraft-style aesthetic is a deep rogue-lite system with hundreds of upgrades, dozens of enemies, and physics-based combat that packs a hefty and satisfying punch. Evade traps, swat away arrows with a sword, kick skeletons down chasms, die, then try again. Good luck!
Also check: The Morrigan
3. The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners
The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners are one of those games that really sinks its claws into a player’s skin. It offers what might be the most immersive zombie apocalypse experience set in The Walking Dead’s universe. The environment and its objects are interactive, the combat is visceral and crunchy, and underneath all of that are multiple stories about the people living in a ravaged world. Expect to make some heavy decisions when it comes to dealing with other survivors.
Also check: Arizona Sunshine
2. Blade and Sorcery VR
Blade and Sorcery VR has evolved a lot since its release, and it’s perfect for medieval-fantasy fans who want to feel like an all-powerful battlemage in a customizable sandbox environment. The game’s physics-driven combat system can result in some of the most satisfying melee brawls one can experience in VR. If the base contents of the game aren’t enough, there are tons of mods that offer additional options to make Blade and Sorcery enjoyable for dozens of hours more.
Also check: Hellsplit: Arena
1. Half-Life: Alyx
Though it’s not exactly Half-Life 3, Valve’s latest entry to their flagship FPS series is still a stellar experience for fans who are craving a single-player FPS adventure in VR. Half-Life: Alyx challenges its players with puzzles and combat encounters in a fully-interactable world featuring advanced physics simulations. Topping all of this off is Valve’s signature style of humor and storytelling that carefully showcases the dystopian oppression in the police state of City 17 in all the right ways.
Also check: Boneworks
Marc plays and writes about almost everything under the sun, from competitive shooters to Soulslikes and cozy life sims. When he isn't tanking for his team in Overwatch, he's off finding the perfect flanking route for his squad in Apex Legends and Warzone.