The best VR games 2016 are tough to pick out because Virtual Reality is a relatively new realm in the world of games, gadgets and technology.
It is highly likely that a new set of technology and games for VR will be introduced next year. The creators of such games like HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and newcomers PlayStation VR and Microsoft are getting competitive. The VR providers are updating their controllers and games every time. This makes it more difficult to search and choose for the most popular and best VR games 2016.
These are just a few of the best VR games 2016:
The Climb (Oculus Rift exclusive)
The Climb is exclusive to Oculus Rift. This game comes from Crytek, a renowned developer known for making great graphics. This game is a first person game that combines extreme hiking and the gorgeous view increases the immersion to the visuals of the game. It is similar to Naughty Dog’s Uncharted but it does not involve fighting.
Tech Radar calls this a “showcase VR” and is worthy to being shown to distant relatives for the first time. Wareable calls it “fantastic” so it is worth checking out. This game is compatible with both Xbox One and Oculus Touch controllers. The game is worth $49.99 in its regular price. Buy it here.
Lucky’s Tale (Oculus Rift exclusive)
Lucky’s Tale is an intriguing platformer. Tech Radar compares the game to Mario 64 spliced with Crash Bandicoot but is only viewed with a third-person camera angle. The game involves Lucky, the little fox. The game lets you race through trees and swamp pits in a forest. It has a boss battle and has mini-games.
Continually tilt your head to experience virtual reality and to explore and reveal hidden secrets. Lucky’s Tale may not be a new mind-blowing game but it proves that VR can give life to old and dead genres. This game is for free. Buy it here.
Job Simulator (Multiplatform)
Job Simulator is a game situated in the year 2050. Labor workers have been replaced by artificial intelligence. The job simulations will be experienced by the player who holds the controllers.
Robots have trouble recollecting things properly so the work is a mess but the game play is fun for the humans. Job selections range from Office Worker, Gourmet Chef, Store Clerk and Auto Mechanic. This game gives a “uniquely sardonic twist”, as described by Tech Radar. Buy the game here for $29.99.
Surgeon Simulator 2013 (Multiplatform)
Another simulator game is at the top of the best VR games 2016. This is Surgeon Simulator 2013 and it centers on aliens. The player is conducting a surgery on an alien. The goal of the game is to be competent at performing advanced surgical procedures like heart and brain transplants.
The game supports VR with Oculus Rift but this requires a pair of Razer Hydras to attempt heart transplants. Buy the game here for $19.99.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (Multiplatform)
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a group VR game and gives a new taste to the technology. It is likened to Mario Party by Tech Radar because it will reportedly make friends hate you. The game was developed by Steal Crate Games. It requires careful attention of 2 to 6 players. One player will defuse the bomb while the others will tell the former on how to do so.
This requires cooperation from peers and from the right people. It is functional on Samsung Gear VR or Oculus Rift headset with a controller. Buy it here for $4.99.
Elite: Dangerous (Multiplatform)
The Elite franchise is still here because game creator David Braben fought for their license renewal. Elite: Dangerous acquires features from the first game such as trading, exploring and engaging in combat. This game is definitely for the millenials. It has shown how our galaxy will look like in the near future. The gameplay for this is again multiplayer. Navigating the next frontier has never felt so real and connected, says Tech Radar. Experience it online and in VR.
Buy the game here for only $29.99.