There has never been a better time for virtual reality games and potential technological developments. After a much-anticipated wait, partially due to the initial prices of the headsets, we now have a plethora of immersive games to choose from.
With this in mind, we’ve picked four of our current favorites, but we’re expecting that new dimensions and games will come out all the way throughout 2018.
1. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
While most VR games are bite-sized, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard can be considered a welcomed breath of fresh air. Nonetheless, let’s not forget that this is a Resident Evil game, which will bring about a horror and fear element. Yes, you do have the opportunity to play the Biohazard version on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but if you’re looking for an even more immersive experience, Resident Evil 7 will give you a first-person perspective you won’t forget –especially while lying alone in bed.
Another exciting part of this VR experience is that the creators have taken the Resident Evil element to a whole new level. Gone are the days when you just run around shooting your way through an armada of walking dead. By contrast, you’ll need to resort to using your survival skills while encountering the game’s freakish enemies. You’ll play as Ethan Winters, a resident of Dulvey, Louisiana whose wife went missing three years prior. Your primary objective will be to explore a deserted and creaky house in search of the love of your life. Thus, prepare yourself for some heartache and jump scares.
2. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Should you be looking for a party game for your entire squad of friends, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes will keep you and others on the edge of your seat. Developed by Steal Crate Games, the game requires the full commitment of at least two people, but preferably a total of 6 players.
Communication skills, patience, and teamwork are essential in what seems like a team-building activity –one person will work towards defusing a bomb, while the rest of the players give you clear instructions on how to get there. With the right group of people, Keep Talking, and Nobody Explodes an interactive and engaging experience. You can even use a gamepad, or pair it with a controller.
3. Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality
For fans of the humor of Rick and Morty, the Virtual Rick-ability is a puzzle-come-adventure game which combines an unusual sense of humor with the entertainment element. Everything gets better thanks to the voice-acting chops of Rick and Morty star Justin Roiland.
Nonetheless, it should be noted that the entire experience will be dependent on whether you’re a fan of the show or not. If you like your Friday night accompanied by the sometimes dubious jokes of the cartoon with the same name, then the Rick and Morty Simulator might be one to try out.
4. Everest VR
Many people dream of climbing Mount Everest, but few genuinely embark on this dangerous yet enticing adventure. If you’ve ever wondered how the entire experience would pan out, there’s a VR game that can bring you one step closer to the reality of the trip. In fact, it might just make you rethink your confidence.
Similar to The Climb game, Everest VR is a real climbing simulator. Nonetheless, on this occasion, the game pushed you into the middle of a freezing mountain where you need to use your survival skills.
Sure, you could say that you will never feel the weather condition over your VR set, but you might be thankful for that. While the game won’t emulate the exact conditions of Everest, it will bring the grim reality of the journey. At the same time, it’s noteworthy that the entire experience is both emotional and suspenseful.