This year has seen a huge boom in VR titles, and more are coming out every day. But we are approaching the end of 2017, and you know what that means. It’s time to talk about our favourite VR titles of the year! Without further ado, here’s our picks for the top 10 VR games of 2017 (in no particular order, of course).
1. Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality
Rick and Morty have teleported into your living room for a cutting-edge VR adventure from Adult Swim Games and Owlchemy Labs (Job Simulator). Play as a Morty clone as you explore Rick’s garage, the Smith household, and alien worlds. Experience life as a clone of Morty and all the trauma that comes with it. Step through portals to strange worlds, help Rick with his bizarre experiments, and use your hands in VR to pick up and play in an interaction-filled 3D Rick-ality. Follow Rick’s directions (or don’t!) to solve puzzles and complete missions in this fully voice acted adventure.
2. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Set within a sinister plantation mansion in modern day Dulvey, Louisiana where the twisted Baker family resides, players experience the terror directly from the first person perspective for the first time in the Resident Evil series. Embodying the iconic gameplay elements of exploration, atmosphere, and tense combat that first coined “survival horror” some 20 years ago, Resident Evil 7 biohazard delivers a disturbingly realistic horror experience.
3. Lone Echo
The last stop before the system’s edge, the Ring Worlds are the new frontier in Solar colonization. Here you’ll find a host of terraforming colonies on Titan, Enceladus, and Dione, along with the greatest energy resource beyond the asteroid belt – the Rings of Saturn. Nestled among the rings themselves, the Kronos Mining installations drill for the valuable helium-3 locked away within the ice. On Kronos II, Captain Olivia Rhodes is about to make history by handing her operation over to her second-in-command: Jack, a fully adaptive, Echo Unit android. But space doesn’t always cooperate. And a mission’s not over until your boots are back on solid ground.
4. To The Top
VR Platforming Game, that gives you the freedom to move across the environment with superhuman abilities. Conquer over 35 levels with new obstacles and challenges. Compete for the fastest times or explore the environment. Experience the freedom of movement.
5. Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Star Trek™: Bridge Crew will immerse you in the Star trek universe thanks to VR. The game puts you and your friends in the heart of the U.S.S. Aegis.
Your mission: explore a largely uncharted sector of space known as The Trench, in hopes of locating a suitable new home world for the decimated Vulcan populace. The Klingon Empire is also active in the region, and their purpose is a threat to the Federation’s plans.
6. Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes
In Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, one player is trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the “Experts” who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the bomb defusal manual. But there’s a catch: the experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast!
7. Elite: Dangerous
Elite Dangerous is the definitive massively multiplayer space epic, bringing gaming’s original open world adventure to the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entirety of the Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.
8. Wilson’s Heart
Wilson’s Heart is an immersive first-person psychological thriller set in a 1940’s hospital that has undergone a haunting transformation. In this original VR adventure, you become Robert Wilson, a patient who awakens to the shocking discovery that his heart has been replaced with a mysterious device.
9. Robo Recall
Robo Recall is an action-packed virtual reality first-person shooter built by Epic Games exclusively for Oculus Touch. Explore realistic environments as an agent tasked with recalling rogue robots while unlocking an expanding arsenal of weapons.
10. Radial-G: Racing Evolved
Climb into the cockpit of a futuristic race craft and tear up the anti-gravity track as battle commences with over 15 real and AI opponents. Offering single and multiplayer action, Radial-G delivers full immersion combative racing on tubular tracks featuring gut-wrenching twists, jumps, splits and unique inverted racing.