Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Best VR Games to Play in 2020

Virtual Reality, popularly referred to as VR, has taken off as the next-gen platform for everything. Be it viewing movies or shopping from your favourite store, VR technology has opened new doors for developers to experiment and offer unique solutions to consumers. One of the most popular uses of VR technology has been in video games where people put on a VR headset and are instantly transported into the game. Rather than playing on a 2D screen, this revolutionary technology has been deemed as the future of gaming by allowing the player to feel as if they are actually in the game. Over the years with enormous investments from big tech giants, VR games have seen tremendous growth in their quality as well as hardware support. VR headsets like Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR and HTC Vive have the option to connect to various gaming platforms like Steam and explore a diverse set of games that you can play. Here are a few VR games that you should definitely check out.
  • Half-Life: Alyx
Valve’s most risky investment in creating a VR version of the cult famous ‘Half-Life’ franchise was questioned by many, but its level of fame has surpassed Valve’s expectation by a truckload. This first-person shooter game that lands a player into the zombie infected lands is nothing short of thrilling. One of the only games that are available for free, Half-Life: Alyx offers a one-of-a-kind experience that most first-person shooter VR games can’t match.
  • No Man’s Sky
Hello Games announced the release of their sci-fi adventure game ‘No Man’s Sky’ and many anticipated its release. The game boasts a machine-generated universe that knows no limits. One can visit planets, galaxies and ships in the game which are specifically designed to keep one engaged for an unlimited amount of time. The possibilities in this game are endless and many like the survival mode of the game which allows you to play with other players. However, if you think multiplayer may hamper your exploration, the universe in No Man’s Sky is so big that the chances of you finding your friend during the gameplay are similar to finding a needle in a haystack. No Man’s Sky unlocks its full potential of game experience through its VR version which truly allows the player to appreciate the beauty of every planet and creature.
  • Superhot VR
Who knew that knocking out glass figures on your VR could be so much fun? The immensely popular game ‘Superhot’ has released a VR compatible version that runs on all VR headsets including Oculus, Windows Mixed Reality and PlayStationVR. It seems that the ideal version should always have been on VR as the abstract graphics and the strategic gameplay makes for an unforgettable experience. Once you play Superhot on VR, playing it on a 2D screen would just seem like a compromise. The highlight of the game which is the slow-motion experience is nothing short of extraordinary as the importance of distance has never felt so ‘game-changing’.
  • Defector
Bored by the copious amounts of puzzle games on VR? Maybe an action-filled spy adventure of Defector may interest you. Defector sets yourself as a secret agent who works for ‘The Organisation’. The plot of the game relies heavily on the encounters of enemies who are aiming to end the world and naturally it becomes your job to save it. Be it driving cars or working in a team fight, this game is the Mission Impossible-style adventure that immerses you into the world so deep that many gamers seem to have been addicted to its gameplay. 
  • Vader Immortal
VR game developers take Star Wars as inspiration for many games and Vader Immortal is one of those games which gives the fun of playing against Darth Vader. The game’s storyline is based on the movies ‘Revenge of the Sith’ and ‘A New Hope’, the player embarks on a journey to defeat Darth Vader. Unlike previous adaptations of Star Wars in a VR game, your character remains nameless, meaning that you can feel the accomplishments by yourself. This also means that even if you aren’t the biggest fan of the series, you can enjoy the game to the fullest.
  • Space Pirate Trainer
This action-filled shooter game takes inspiration from a space adventure game in terms of weapons and The Matrix for their slo-mo style shots. Space Pirate Trainer was launched in 2016 and since then has become favourites in the VR gamer community. If you like action games based in space, Space Pirate Trainer is a must-play.
  • Beat Saber
Imagine Guitar Hero getting a Tron update and you will get Beat Saber. The immense joy of playing rhythm-based games will be taken on another level once you play this game. Beat Saber has found a thriving community of game-streaming platforms like Twitch. Beat Saber allows you to slice through neon-coloured blocks using your lightsabers. Available on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality devices, this game makes for a fun time in a group of players.
  • Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
This platforming game is probably the best game PlayStation has to offer. The possibilities in this game are endless and the gameplay feels intuitive and responsive. As the game progresses, the levels become harder but in no way does the game have a steep learning curve. Astro Bot: Rescue Mission is very different from most of the VR games and the gaming experience is definitely worth a shot.
  • Tetris Effect
Tetris may be the nostalgic game that is present on many platforms and while many may think its VR version may just be a set of blocks landing on top of each other, they can’t be further from the truth. With stunning graphics, multi-layered levels and a compelling soundtrack, Tetris Effect may just spin your opinion on Tetris and will definitely become your favourite version.
  • Skyrim VR
Elder Scroll’s latest offering, Skyrim, has taken itself into the VR world through PlayStation VR. Skyrim is one of the most popular role-playing games out there and its popularity has surpassed many heavy-weights in the gaming world. Bethesda Softworks, the developers of Skyrim, have taken the entire game to its VR alternative, unlike other developers who transfer only a part of the main game. All the accompanying DLCs have also been given VR support which basically means that you don’t require a flat-screen to play the entire Skyrim gameplay anymore.
Source : VR Games to Play.
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