Top 10 Best Virtual Reality Games for PC in 2016

Time Machine VR

2016 is the year for virtual reality due to the release of the consumer editions of HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The sudden interest in VR has made many developers focus on developing games for VR headsets. At first indie developers were leading the development in VR games but big titles from big developers are also releasing along with most of the VR headsets coming this year. Due to this, there are more game developers than ever triggering an influx of virtual reality games for PC releasing in 2016. Steam keeps the collection of games available for both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, whereas the Oculus Store has the games available for the Oculus Rift only. Each VR compatible game in Steam mentions which VR headset it is compatible for.

Following are the must-have top 10 best virtual reality games for PC in 2016  

 

Best VR Games For PC in 2016

 

EVE: Valkyrie

Supported VR Headsets – Oculus Rift 

EVE-Valkyrie-Virtual Reality

EVE: Valkyrie is a massive multiplayer virtual reality game exclusively for the Oculus Rift developed by the same company who developed the massively popular EVE: Online. EVE: Valkyrie is set in the same EVE universe and follows much of the multiplayer gameplay of EVE: Online but only with the player playing from within the cockpit of the player’s ship. Just like a multiplayer game, a player can upgrade his/her ship by progressing through the game. EVE: Valkyrie is developed for the Oculus Rift and is only available in the Oculus Store. Keep going for more Virtual Reality games for PC in 2016.

Job Simulator

Supported VR Headsets – HTC Vive, Oculus Rift (soon), PlayStation VR (soon)

Job Simulator PC 2016 VR

In the year 2050, robot have all replaced human jobs and this VR game is to re-experience what it was like to do a job. People can play as a gourmet chef, an office worker, a convenience store clerk or an automotive repairman with all the ups and downs these jobs bring. This game has been received positively as a demo of what VR games can do.

Job Simulator was released as a launch title for HTC Vive and is available on Steam. Support for Oculus Rift will be available later this year when Oculus launches the motion controllers for Oculus Rift. Job Simulator will also be released along with the PlayStation VR later this year.

The Lab

Supported VR Headsets – HTC Vive

The Lab Video Game

Released for the HTC Vive and developed by Valve, The Lab features different game modes as a demo for the Steam VR. The game is set in Aperture Science Laboratories, which was previously appeared in the Portal games, people can play games such as Longbow to defend a castle from attackers by using a longbow, Solar System which is a solar system simulator, Slingshot in which you can destroy things using a slingshot and many more. The Lab is available on Steam for the HTC Vive for free.

Project CARS

Supported VR Headsets – Oculus Rift

Project-Cars-Virtual Reality

The critically acclaimed racing simulation game Project CARS has finally made its way to VR. Developed by collaborating with racing simulation fans and real life drivers and developers of the popular Need for Speed: Shift games, Project CARS delivers the most accurate racing experience in video games. When playing with a VR headset, the player sits in the driving seat and is fully immersed in the virtual environment of a professional race. Project CARS is available on Steam and Oculus Store for the Oculus Rift VR headset and being a car guy it is one of my favourite VR games in 2016.

Elite Dangerous

Supported VR Headsets – HTC Vive, Oculus Rift

Elite Dangerous

Elite Dangerous is a massively multiplayer space simulator with space adventures, trading, and combat simulation. Very similar to EVE: Valkyrie, Elite Dangerous features a 1:1 scale of the Milky Way galaxy with a full galactic and technological simulation based on real scientific principles. In Elite Dangerous, every player’s story influences the connected gaming experience and evolving narrative. Elite Dangerous is available on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games

Supported VR Headsets – HTC Vive, Oculus Rift

Adventure Time- Magic Man’s Head Games

Set in the Adventure Time cartoon series, the player has to fight evil sandwiches and gnomes and explore the Adventure Time world with the famous cartoon characters and save it from Magic Man. Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games features the colorful and immersive environments from the hit cartoon show for both kids and adults alike. Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games is available on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

Surgeon Simulator VR: Meet The Medic

Supported VR Headsets – HTC Vive

Surgeon Simulator VR- Meet The Medic

Inspired by the popular Surgeon Simulator 2013 game, Surgeon Simulator VR: Meet The Medic is a standalone game for VR. Featuring the same weird physics like in Surgeon Simulator 2013, in the VR version, the player has to save the patient from death by performing delicate operations and transplants using weird instruments in a virtual environment. Surgeon Simulator VR: Meet The Medic is available on Steam exclusively for the HTC Vive.

Chronos

Supported VR Headsets – Oculus Rift

Chronos VR 2016

Chronos is an adventure RPG in which a player controls their character, a young hero, in a lifelong quest to save his homeland from a great evil. Chronos is a fixed camera game, the player can see the environments through the VR headset and control their character in that environment. Many people are reminded of the Zelda games from Nintendo. Chronos is an excellent RPG for VR and is a recommended pick.

Chronos is available on the Oculus Store exclusively for the Oculus Rift.

Time Machine VR

Supported VR Headsets – HTC Vive, Oculus Rift

Time Machine VR

In, Time Machine VR, the player must go back in time to the Jurassic period and face dinosaurs whose DNA holds the key for mankind’s survival from a deadly plague. The player can pilot a time machine and navigate the ancient world in VR and track, scan and bait the ancient dinosaurs. Time Machine VR is available on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

Classroom Aquatic

Supported VR Headsets – HTC Vive

Classroom Aquatic

Classroom Aquatic puts a player in the shoes of a foreign exchange diver student in a school for dolphins. The dolphin, which the player is controlling, goes through a semester of tests of which it is not prepared for. The player is required to cheat or manipulate to pass the tests. The player can move in the virtual environment to look at other student’s papers or improvise cheating methods. Classroom Aquatic is currently available for pre-order and will be released in the of Summer of 2016 on Steam for HTC Vive.

These were the top 10 best Virtual Reality Games for PC in 2016. There have been more VR game titles launched with the release of the HTC Vive than the Oculus Rift, but many more are releasing as well, increasing the already long list of VR games available this year.

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