Video games have always been a means of entertainment intended to be extraordinarily immersive. Now, with the new VR technologies at hand, this ideal has become much easier to accomplish, more and more gaming titles are being developed especially for this new medium. With this idea in mind, let’s explore 10 of the best Virtual Reality Shooters that really make us feel like we’re in the middle of the battleground!
The Brookhaven Experiment – Oculus Rift/HTC Vive/PSVR
Brookhaven is a Virtual Reality survival shooter where you have to use an array of weapons and tools to fend off and exterminate the monster invasion that seems to be causing the end of the world. If you manage to hold out enough, the objective becomes to close the hole created by an event known simply as The Experiment, thus putting an end to the monster spawning. But as you’ll see, surviving will prove to be a really tough task in this terrifying VR shooter that uses tracked motion controllers, so you’ll have to be extra skilled to accomplish the mission.
Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope – HTC Vive/Oculus Rift
The pumped up gameplay from the classic Serious Sam video game can now be enjoyed in a fully virtual reality environment where the explosions look more tangible than ever. The countless hordes of enemies can be defeated using the huge variety of guns, such as heavy lasers, shotguns, tommy guns and, of course, chainsaws. Engage in a planet wide battle using the Oculus Touch control for an extra flavor of cutting edge authenticity.
Resident Evil 7 VR – PlayStation VR
Resident Evil 7 is one of the first blockbuster games to be played entirely in virtual reality. The gory moments where you’re killing terribly looking monsters have never been more exhilarating and let us not forget about the iconic massive jump scares that really make you scream in terror. This horror survival game with heavy first person shooter accents can be experienced using the regular PlayStation controllers, the entire VR environment really taking the gameplay to a whole new level of bloodcurdling action.
FarPoint VR – PlayStation VR
A fascinating VR space adventure, FarPoint is set on a hostile alien planet. After your station crashes on this unknown planet, you find yourself separated from your colleagues and you’ll need to use the holographic logs scattered around to reunite with your team and escape this dangerous location. FarPoint is played using the Aim Controller and can be enjoyed either as a single player campaign or as a 2 player co-op game, stunning sceneries, intense gun fights and thrilling alien encounters being part of the exciting gameplay.
Arizona Sunshine – HTC Vive/Oculus Rift
A highly authentic horror themed first person shooter, Arizona Sunshine tests the players’ limits by placing them amidst a full blown zombie apocalypse that takes place in the desolate lands of the Canyon State. Developed for the HTC Vive and the Oculus Touch, this intense survival game lets you handle motion-controlled weapons that have realistic designs, making you feel like you’re truly in the middle of the action, shooting up zombies.
Robo Recall – Oculus Rift
If you’re into adrenaline packed shooting titles where all you have to do is take out the enemies, one after another, then Robo Recall is the ideal Virtual Reality video game for you. As a Recaller, your task is to use your reflexes and your vast weaponry arsenal to eliminate the malfunctioning homicidal robots that started a life-threating riot. Besides the specific combat tactics that you can make use of while in a fight, teleportation is yet another useful feature that you’ll be using a lot.
Space Pirate Trainer – Oculus Rift/ HTC Vive
Space Pirate Trainer is an FPS title that perfectly reenacts the thrill of the play offered by the classic arcade cabinets. Fighting off the ruthless hoards of droids with all the innovative weapons and futuristic gadgets at hand is one of the best sensations to date, the cherry on top being, of course, the epic laser battles. Space Pirate Trainer offers hours of engaging space combat, the whole simulation being so immersive you really feel like you’re fighting in an inter-galactic battle for real.
Damaged Core – Oculus Rift
Damaged Core has a very bold premise that drives its gameplay: you are an AI program that is fighting on behalf of the humans, the goal being to jump from robot to robot to get closer to the corrupted Core and destroy it. Teleporting from one robot body to another is perhaps the most interesting mechanic you could ever experience, the combat itself becoming so thrilling and unique that it’s definitely impossible not to enjoy it. Damaged Core can be played using a classic controller or the Oculus Touch.
Raw Data – HTC Vive/Oculus Rift
With an active-VR combat where you can dual wield pistols, use katanas to hack and slash enemies, deflect projectiles and even do gun tricks, Raw Data is a highly engaging futuristic first person shooter. You can take up arms solo or team up with a friend and make your way through the multitude of vicious machines, including stealth ninjas, laser gunners, flying drones, ion beams and exploding bots. The fast paced gameplay offered by Raw Data will surely get your blood flowing faster and the inimitable VR experience will top it up with some extra immersion.
Superhot VR – Oculus Rift
Played with the Oculus Touch, Superhot VR is a superlative first person shooting experience. Built around the interesting slow-motion mechanic where time moves forward only when you move, this universally acclaimed title offers an even more intense gameplay if enjoyed in virtual reality. The constant feeling that you are an action hero who can control time will constantly follow you, making you feel like an invincible super hero. Without any doubt, Superhot VR is one of the best Oculus Rift exclusive titles you could ever get your hands on.