Best VR Games in 2019
Virtual Reality (VR) has been around for a long time, with it gaining some popularity in the 1990s only to then disappear. The concept of VR has been around much longer than this though with ideas to trigger multiple senses at once spanning back as far as the 1960s.
VR has become less of a gimmick, with rapid advancements in technology bringing us impressive hardware like VR ready GPUs. What has been great about virtual reality recently is how accessible it is becoming with some headsets not even requiring a PC or console to power it. The new Oculus Quest allows gamers to play anywhere they choose as the hardware is in the headset its self. This may bring up some graphical limitations but over time this technology will only grow. The VR headsets that require a PC or console are constantly bringing out new and exciting titles with graphics and game mechanics improving each year.
In our search for the best VR games out there we have compiled a list of what really gets our senses flowing. Some of these titles have been out for a couple of years now with some getting some large recent updates. Our VR game breakdown will include games for the Oculus Quest/ Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR.
If virtual reality is new to you and you are considering getting into fully immersive gaming then you are going to need a fairly high-end PC. Our $2000 build is perfect for VR gaming due to its latest gen CPU and powerful graphics card. You may be considering VR for your console, in which case you are lucky as PlayStation have a really good setup for VR gaming and Xbox One consoles are compatible with the HTC Vive. It is worth noting you will need a PS4 to take advantage of PS VR but with the Oculus Quest as mentioned above, there is no PC or console required!
Release date: February 27th, 2017 | Type: FPS | Publisher: davevillz
Pavlov VR is a couple of years old and still an early access game but it's fascinating, to say the least. This competitive FPS shooter throws you into a counterstrike type world and if you love CS:GO you are almost certainly going to enjoy this title. The game features some really immersive mechanics as you physically reload your weapon, aim down the sights and you can even throw your knife!
Recently the game had a huge update which improved the graphics on weapons, added new weapon models, improved game modes, Steam audio, gun handling noise, and loads more. A community is growing behind this game year on year and with its continual development who can blame them.
Trover Saves the Universe
Release date: June 4th, 2019 | Type: Adventure | Publisher: Squanch Games, Inc
Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Rick & Morty (arguably one of the greatest animated shows ever made) brings us Trover Saves The Universe. If you know who Justin is then you can probably guess that this game is far from normal. In this crazy universe, you join Trover to try and rescue your dogs from the grasp of an evil baddie.
The game is extremely engaging and features action, puzzle solving, cool animation and bell laughing comedy. The game takes advantage of VR in a better way than most adventure games and although the plots may seem a bit weak the game doesn't stop being fun.
Release date: May 21st, 2019 | Type: Adventure, Narrative | Publisher: Disney Electronic Content, Inc
With this film-like adventure game, you play as a smuggler operating near Mustafar. The firey world known as Mustafar is Darth Vaders home and this game gives you the chance to sneak about Vaders fortress while mastering the lightsaber. You find yourself uncovering a mystery and regularly interact with the sith lord himself. You'll navigate the fortress, gain skills, meet people along the way and all with the help of your little droid buddy, ZO-E3.
Assetto Corsa Competizione
Release date: May 29th, 2019 | Type: Racing Sim | Publisher: 505 Games
Assetto Corsa Competizione is the new racing sim from 505 Games. The games best feature is the quality of the physics and accuracy of how the racing feels. The game brings a sense of reality even before you bother trying the VR which only immerses you even further.
The car selection is limited in this title when compared to the original Assetto Corsa but you'll compete against official drivers in the GT3 with official cars, teams, and circuits.
The original is still so good we advise you get both games for the ultimate racing VR experience!
I Expect You To Die
Release date: December 13th, 2016 | Type: Action/Puzzle | Publisher: Schell Games
In the fantastic puzzle game that is I Expect You To Die, you play as a secret agent who must try and escape from a series of threatening situations. You have telekinetic abilities and your ultimate goal is to stop a weapons and pharmaceutical corporation named Zoraxis.
You are on a time limit and this game will test your problem-solving skills which for some may result in death!
Blood & Truth
Release date: May 28th, 2019 | Type: Action/ Shooter | Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
In Blood & Truth, you play as Ryan Marks, an elite special forces soldier. In this action-packed shooter, you are chucked into a desperate mission to save your loved ones from a criminal overlord. You will be able to have intense shoot outs with a large variety of weapons combating countless enemy gangsters.
This game has all the explosions and drama you could ask for and was inspired by one of the more popular PlayStation VR games 'The London Heist'.