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The Most Immersive Virtual Reality Games on the Market

Let’s look at some of the most immersive experiences you can have on your VR headset.




The Most Immersive Virtual Reality Games on the Market

Virtual reality has been a concept the gaming industry has been playing with for nearly 30 years, going back to the fabulous Virtual Boy failure released by Nintendo.

While you could attribute Nintendo’s failure to a lack of hardware ingenuity, the reality is that the technology just wasn’t there yet.

However, that has all changed within the last few console generations. Virtual reality is more viable than ever, and it actually works rather well without causing serious eye strain.

While VR headsets are still at the edge of mainstream popularity, there are still some great games that provide a very immersive experience.

So, whether you are a long-time Virtual Reality user or anticipating the soon-to-be-released PSVR 2, here are 10 of the most immersive Virtual Reality games on the market today:

Skyrim VR

Skyrim VR

Source: Amazon

Skyrim has seen countless re-releases since it first launched in 2011, so it is no wonder that it made its way to Virtual Reality.

Skrim has innumerable mods and multiple expansions, so becoming immersed in the Nordic-inspired continent is easier than ever, especially with the inclusion of Virtual Reality.

No Man’s Sky VR

No Mans Sky VR

Source: Polygon

No Man’s Sky VR takes the massive open-world, planet-exploring experience initially launched on consoles and PC and throws it into virtual reality.

While few can forget the launch of the base game, it has seen numerous updates and expansions that improve it past its original state.  

Subnautica: Below Zero

Subnautica Below Zero

Source: Unknown Worlds

Subnautica: Below Zero is an underwater survival game that has players exploring, building supplies, and attempting to survive. The game is filled with alien wildlife and some terrifying locations.

Originally a PC game, it was later ported to VR which provided that scary yet immersive experience, especially for those who fear the depths of the ocean.

Layers of Fear VR

Layers of Fear VR

Source: Steam

One of the greatest uses of VR is horror, with Layers of Fear VR being a perfect example of that. Though originally exclusive to consoles and PC, Layers of Fear was later ported to virtual reality.

Throughout the game, you explore a massive mansion that is frot with your past and signs of it. As you progress, you slowly uncover the story while encountering the odd and supernatural.

Beat Saber

Beat Saber

Source: Beat Saber

Beat Saber is one of the more popular games exclusive to Virtual Reality. The game is simple: you have two sabers and must cut the incoming blocks with them.

Though simple in concept, it quickly becomes very difficult as blocks come faster and in different patterns.

Tetris Effect

Tetris Effect

Source: PC Gamer

Tetris Effect takes the nearly 40-year-old game and creates an immersive experience. While the gameplay is still the same old Tetris we all know and love, the additional auditory and visual effects make it something entirely new.

As you collect points by creating lines, the song and visuals build in tandem, creating a sense of synchronicity that overwhelms and pulls you in.

Though the game is old enough to have a mid-life crisis, the additions added in this version make it an innovative experience.

Half-Life: Alyx

Half Life Alyx

Source: Half-Life

Half-Life Alyx is part of the massively popular Half-Life series, which has been dormant for more than a decade.

While this entry isn’t the ‘Episode 3” fans were hoping for, it is a great first-person shooter that retains the high quality the series is known for. And who knows? Maybe everyone’s bespectacled scientist will return in the sequel.   

Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil 7

Source: The Verge

While you may not initially think of Resident Evil 7 when looking for an immersive Virtual Reality game, the thrilling survival horror gameplay is sure to suck you in, especially when you are in the shoes of the protagonist trying to outrun a crazed family.

Resident Evil 7 is seen as a return to form, bringing back the survival horror gameplay seen in the original titles while ditching the action-heavy gameplay of its predecessors.

Rez Infinite

Rez Infinite

Source: Nintendo

Rez Infinite is an updated remake explicitly designed for the PlayStation 4 and PSVR. The game was developed by the same creators as the Panzer Dragoon series with similar gameplay.

Rez was initially released on the Dreamcast before being brought over to the Playstation 2. Luckily is now on a majority of modern platforms.

Within Rez Infinite, you are floating through cyberspace, taking out a virus; as you do, the music track builds, creating an immersive and fun experience.

Super Hot VR

Super Hot VR

Source: Upload VR

While initially released on consoles, Super Hot VR is the perfect game to be brought into Virtual Reality. The Super Hot series is one of the most innovative and creative first-person shooters to be released in some time.

Within the game, time only moves forward when you move, so gameplay is boiled down to you creating a plan and executing it perfectly.

The entire experienced is wrapped around a trippy plot where you are a hacker infiltrating a computer that doesn’t want you there and is making that known.

Thanks to its incredibly engaging gameplay and avant-garde storytelling, Super Hot VR is one of the most immersive experiences on the market.

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