Virtual reality has the unique power of transporting us to fabulous places by simply filling our minds with astonishing imagery and wondrous sounds. Recently, there have been a lot of people who have jumped into the world of virtual reality gaming on different platforms. In fact, over the years we have seen some amazing VR games releases that deserve your love and attention.
In this review we’ve put together a list of the best VR games and experiences that we believe you must own for your VR library in 2020
The Best VR Games 2020:
1. Beat Saber (PlayStation 4, Oculus Quest and Microsoft Windows)
Beat Saber is one of the most popular VR games, it has a fundamentally simple concept. It is a unique VR rhythm game where your goal is to slash the beats represented by small cubes as they are coming at you. Slash to the rhythm of original dance music while avoiding obstacles, giving you the chills of a DJ and a Jedi Master at the same time.
Every song in Beat Saber is an exclusive game song and created specifically for this experience, all the songs have been designed to follow with the game and feel fantastic. Moreover, music in the game is of the electronic dance variety and covers a handful of subgenre and tempos. Beat Saber is available on PlayStation 4, Oculus Quest, and Microsoft Windows.$29.99 on Oculus
2. Half-Life: Alyx (Windows-based Steam VR, Oculus Quest)
Between the newfound sense of scale and distinctive otherworldly sound design, Half-Life Alyx takes the VR gaming experience to a whole new level. However, aside from the new VR perspective, the game feels very much like a traditional Half-Life game, it’s set up as a linear series of areas. Combat is a major part of the game as much as puzzle-solving, it’s a good mix that keeps the pace going strong.
The story and the game world are interesting and gorgeous, and all the play game elements are so much fun. Shooting feels great because you can be creative and use the environment to your advantage.
Half-Life: Alyx works with various Windows-based Steam VR-compatible headsets, and even with Facebook’s standalone Oculus Quest.$59.99 on Steam
3. No Man’s Sky ( PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows)
No man’s sky is an exploration game developed by Hollow games, it was released in 2016. However, since the release, the game has received many updates including new features like online multiplayer, surface vehicle base building, space fleet management, and VR support.
The game features a default mode, survival mode, and a creative mode depending on your preference. Graphically, the game has a very colorful vibrant style. The audio, on the whole, is excellent and the sound effects in particular really help you feel like you’re in a science-fiction movie. Also, the music is subtle and ambient, the atmosphere sounds and the planets from the animals, weather, and environment really give the game a good vibe.
The best thing about the game is that the procedural universe is incredibly well created, the planets feel realistic, the space travel is super cool and customization options are very good.
You can play the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.$59.99 on Green man gaming
4. Iron Man (PlayStation VR)
Marvel’s Iron Man VR makes impressive use of PlayStation VR as an amusing high-flying action game full of superhero flare. The system offers a great amount of flexibility in the movement.
Playing Iron Man VR feels surprisingly comparable to using headsets like the oculus quest or other platforms with more advanced equipment than the single direction tracking PlayStation VR uses, which is impressive.
Graphically, Iron Man VR is honestly a superhero game where the player could fly around and seemed something for a few years down the road. Shockingly, the game aims to deliver the exact opposite, with ambitious open stages giving us space to really fly in VR. There is no denying that Iron Man VR absolutely nails the feeling of being Iron Man.$38.95 on Amazon
5. Astro Bot Rescue Mission (PlayStation 4)
Astro Bot Rescue Mission is one of the Japan Studios collections of mini-games called The Playroom VR. It’s an adventurous game where players have to, as the name suggested, reb scue stranded bots while navigating a series of traps and puzzles. There will be a task where you have to rescue the stranded crew and retrieve the stolen tech, to Astro and yourself, a floating robot guardian.
Together you will explore and fight your way through each of the planets in 5 levels. Navigating sky gardens, fiery infernos, creepy caves, and undersea wrecks.
Aside from a few camera issues that are typical of VR, Astro Bot Rescue Mission makes use of everything the PlayStation VR has to offer and does so with polish and charm. The game is exclusive to PlayStation 4.$19.99 on Gamestop
6. Vader Immortal (Oculus Quest, Microsoft Windows)
The game gives us a three-part series in the Star Wars universe, based after Revenge of the Sith and just before a New Hope. However, it was not designed to be just a game but a virtual cinematic experience where you are the main character. It starts off slow as episode one normally does because they’re setting up all the story for the episodes, but there is more than enough fantastic visuals and story to keep you occupied and captures your curiosity so well.
It’s truly a unique VR game experience that is going to define all the story-driven VR games we get in the future. Vader Immortal is available on Oculus Quest and Microsoft Windows.$9.99 on Oculus
7. Ghost Giant (PlayStation 4)
Ghost Giant is a beautiful and emotional narrative journey in virtual reality that shouldn’t be missed. At its essence Ghost, Giant is an evolution of the tried and true point-and-click adventure genre. Its objective is very focused on the story in which you follow the main character.
Throughout the game, you will go around following and helping him through various tasks, the gameplay itself feels as if you’re interacting with a world made of toys due to your massive stature as a giant ghost when compared to your surroundings.
Ghost Giant is exclusively available on PlayStation 4.$19.99 on Gamestop
Virtual reality has become a platform that’s home to truly fantastic immersive gaming experiences that you can’t find anywhere else. It turns out that more and more people are willing to enjoy the VR world as it represents the future of the gaming industry.