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Here are 10 VR games and apps that are perfect for those getting into VR for the very first time. We’ve done our best to include software available on popular VR devices, such as Meta Quest 2, PC VR, and PlayStation VR headsets.
beat the saber
Despite its launch in 2018, beat the saber remains one of the most popular VR rhythm games currently available on VR headsets. This is largely due to its addictive gameplay mechanics as well as its growing catalog of music from popular artists like Lizzo, Green Day, The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, Imagine Dragons, and more.
This month, the game received another paid music pack, Rock Mixtape, featuring music from legendary rock bands like KISS, Nervana, The White Stripes, and more.
No list of the top 10 on virtual reality would be complete without VRChat. Released in 2017 on PC VR headsets, VRChat has since exploded in popularity to become one of the busiest social virtual reality platforms. Available for free on Meta Quest and PC VR headsets, the online social space offers countless worlds to explore, most of which are built by the VRChat community itself.
You can meet friends and strangers in virtual hangout spaces, participate in full-fledged PvP games, attend live events, take part in educational seminars, work on your dance moves in personalized nightclubs with real DJs, and more.
Among us VR
The online multiplayer social deduction game is now available in VR and it’s an absolute riot. Available on major VR headsets, Among us VR features everything you know and love about the original game plus brand new tasks designed from the ground up for motion controls.
If you thought completing tasks while keeping an eye out for killers was stressful in 2D, try physically looking over your shoulder. Accusing your friends of cold-blooded murder is much more fun in VR with voice chat and hand gestures. Whether you’re a fan of the original social games or just generally entertaining, you’ll definitely want to give Among us VR a shot.
There are plenty of stellar art apps available on VR headsets right now, but nothing like it. Tilting brush. Developed by Google, this immersive creative experience lets you paint in 3D using a variety of visually stunning brushes. There’s even a handful of animated brushes, like a musical brush that reacts to sound.
Tilting brush is a single-player experience. If you want to paint with friends, I recommend checking out MultiBrush. Built using the original game’s open-source code, this multiplayer rendition lets you create with other players in real time, and the best part is that it costs the same as the original game.
Sprawling is one of the dumbest VR games we’ve played to date. Brought to you by acclaimed virtual reality publisher Devolver Digital, this outsized single-player experience sees you take on the role of a gigantic beast and aid a small island town using your enormous tentacles.
The game features over 50 physics-based puzzles to complete using hilarious tentacle-based physics. There is also an expanding sandbox environment where you can build huge structures and contraptions. Sprawling is a fun and effective way to familiarize yourself with VR motion controls.
I expect you to die (series)
Have you ever dreamed of being a secret agent? Well, now is your chance. I expect you to die is an escape room-style experience that tasks you with solving a variety of deadly puzzles in an effort to stop an evil madman from taking over the world. As an elite secret agent, you will have access to various spy tools as well as special telekinetic abilities.
The original game features seven secret operations to complete, each with their own unique challenges. I expect you to die 2 introduces new missions to undertake, locations to explore, and characters to meet. The game can even be played seated, making it a fun and accessible experience for VR newcomers and veterans alike.