VR games are all the rage these days and for a good reason. With modern VR tech, the level of immersion is higher than ever and the barrier of entry, while not being very low, is still low enough for a decent number of people to enjoy these games.
In this article, we’re going over the top seven free VR games you can play right now. Because buying a VR headset and having the hardware to run it is already expensive enough.
Epic Roller Coasters
Developer: B4T Games | Platform: Steam
This game will give you the same feeling that a real roller coaster would, of course, from the safety of your own house. The graphics are top-notch, and the entire simulation is physics-based. Besides, the long-range vision capabilities help seeing everything around that adds to the overall immersion.
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Developer: Epic Games | Platform: Epic Games store
Robo Recall is a rather fun and action-packed VR first-person shooter built exclusively for the Oculus Rift. You’re an agent tasked with recalling rogue robots in the game. As you explore some pretty realistic environments, you also unlock a host of other weapons and abilities that make this game a total hit.
Developer: Rec Room | Platform: Steam
Rec Room is essentially an online world where you can log on and enter rooms, millions of them. You can chat with other users, build things to share with the community or hang out with people. You’re free to do whatever you want.
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Developer: Crows Crows Crows, Squanch Games | Platform: Steam
This game is a lot more interesting than it sounds. We all know what accounting is; this is a not so common NSFW take on the field, taking tax work to another level. There’s a newer version, Accounting +, that’s three times the size of the original game. However, it’s paid and hence not on this list.
Developer: VRChat Inc. | Platform: Steam
Much like Rec Room, VRChat is a game that lets you do anything. You can hang around with other players, talk to them, grab some food, even go to the movies. And when you’re done doing all that, you can play one of the many game modes the game has to enjoy.
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Portal Stories: VR
Developer: Prism Game Studios Ltd. | Platform: Steam
This is a VR reboot of Valve’s famous Portal 2. The game is Vive and Valve Index exclusive and requires a copy of Portal 2 to run. There’s a new mini-story that features 10 new puzzles specifically designed to take maximum advantage of VR capabilities.
DCS World Steam Edition
Developer: Eagle Dynamics SA | Platform: Steam
This is a free-to-play, digital combat simulator world that features some extremely detailed and well-made military vehicles, including tanks, boats and fighter aircraft accessible to you in VR. While the game itself is free and comes with many vehicles, you can buy addition vehicles anytime.
Star Wars: Battlefront VR Mission
Developer: EA | Platform: PS4
As a bonus entry, we’re throwing in the VR mission from Star Wars: Battlefront. This is a free add-on to the base game and puts the player in the middle of a space dogfight piloting an X-Wing. The mission really pushes the PS4 to its limits which results in some fantastic visuals.
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