The Best and Most Anticipated VR Games of 2020
When the usual video game experience is no longer enough, it’s time to switch to virtual reality. The effect of complete immersion in a fictional world can hardly be compared with anything. Moreover, is it possible to find a more ideal time for gaming? If suddenly your long-awaited vacation cannot be spent on a sunny beach, then it is quite possible to transfer the scene of action to virtual worlds. We’ll show you the coolest VR games that are already out or coming out in 2020, and you’ll already have the opportunity to pick and choose the ones you like.
Iron Man (available on PSVR)
So far, this game is available only in demo version, but even this is enough to understand what it is like. The player has the opportunity to pretend to be the legendary Iron Man, surf the sky, shoot repulsors and fight supervillains.
At the moment, players already have access to training, one mission from the story and several additional tasks that will allow them to practice their flight and combat skills.
According to the promised plot, Tony Stark will fight against the villainous hacker Ghost, and as the story progresses, other friends and enemies of Iron Man will appear in the game. So, if you are fond of the world of comics and superheroes, dream of looking at the world through the Iron Man helmet, shooting repulsors and flying avoiding obstacles, then this game is for you.
As a separate pre-order bonus, manufacturers offer a unique costume skin that will remain with you even after the official release of the game.
Half-Life Alyx (Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality)
After 13 years of silence, you can once again immerse yourself in the world of the classic Half-Life game. However, not everything is so simple, the main character has changed, and with it the realities. After all, you will find yourself in City 17 before Gordon Freeman, the protagonist of the original “half”, appeared there.
What is to be done? Take part in skirmishes with opponents, solve puzzles, travel the world and enjoy the graphics. Isn’t that why we choose MK games?
The good thing about this game is that it’s available across multiple platforms, and isn’t limited to one like PSVR exclusives.
And the game certainly won’t leave fans of shooting games and fans of Half-Life indifferent, you can expect a lot of references to the original and addictive gameplay that is quite impressive even for those who are already tempted by different VR releases.
The developers have used all the possible advantages of the system in order to create the most realistic and exciting game.
No Man’s Sky VR (PSVR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive)
This game is already known to fans, but now you can enjoy it in virtual reality, completely immersed in the alien world. You can descend to the surface or appreciate the scenery from the safety of your own ship. The game galaxy is huge and it will be a long time before you really explore it. Over time, you will be able to improve your own transport, which will make it possible to travel long distances.
Separate pluses are game updates. The VR version itself has become one of them, but that’s not all. Many are attracted by the possibility of multiplayer games, managing their own fleet and much more. So do not miss the chance and stay tuned for updates that appear regularly. The game is available on multiple platforms and is sure to impress fans of science fiction and space travel.
Beat Saber (Oculus Rift, PSVR, HTC Vive)
Probably almost everyone who is more or less interested in games has already heard of Beat Saber. The game is based on the rhythm, under which the player has to break blocks with a sword. So Beat Saber not only immerses you in a virtual neon world, but also forces you to make physical efforts. We can say that this is both an arcade and a workout in one. If you’ve ever played Guitar Hero or Rock Band, the system is pretty much the same, plus everything happens to the music. The music library in the game is pre-programmed with 10 tracks in total. But, if you try hard, PC players can use a special editor that will allow you to add additional tracks even with custom lighting.
The Beat Saber game gained popularity almost immediately after the release. Seemingly simple and with uncomplicated mechanics, it turned out to be very exciting and addictive, so many players spent many hours cutting virtual blocks with a virtual lightsaber. If you like the genre, then Beat Saber will definitely not disappoint you. Well, we will move on to more serious releases.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR (Oculus Rift, PS VR, HTC Vive)
Skyrim is definitely a legendary game, and while we have not yet waited for the release of the new version, nothing prevents us from immersing ourselves in the amazing fantasy world of dragons, giants, Khajiit and various elves in virtual reality.
It’s one of the few VR games that offers an open world, plus you get full motion control for your left and right hand. With real gestures, you can strike with a sword and defend yourself, use magic and teleport. By the way, movement can be carried out not only with the help of teleportation, but also with the help of room-scale (special game zone). Of course, the second option is not suitable for everyone, but only for those who have enough space.
Well, if you are not sure about the amount of content and stories available, there is nothing to worry about: all add-ons (Dawnguard, Hearthfire, etc.) are available for this version of Skyrim. So the game is complete and still as exciting as it was in the first months after the release.
Doom VFR (PSVR, HTC Vive)
In 2016, the game Doom, which also has a fully justified classic status, received a well-deserved reboot. Well, the VR version is an adaptation of that very reboot into a new format. It should be noted that the story and campaign are different from the PC version, plus the dynamics of the battle has been changed, taking into account the features of virtual reality.
Like Skyrim, Doom is best played with a room-scale, as you will have to get up and down, turning around quickly to deal with the monsters lurking behind you.
After the recent release of Doom: Eternal, this version is no longer the newest, but it is the only Doom available on VR. If your nerves are strong enough, and nothing can beat the feeling of nostalgia, this game will be an excellent choice. You just need to get used to the controllers and go ahead, conquer the dungeons.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew (Oculus Rift, PSVR, HTC Vive)
Fans of the classic sci-fi series Star Trek have no doubt dreamed of joining the Starfleet and perhaps even commanding their own cruiser. Star Trek: Bridge Crew gives players just such a chance, but you can play not alone, but with your friends. So, before you USS Aegis, a ship in the best traditions of the Star Trek franchise, and four roles. The captain issues commands and monitors targets, the combat officer controls the weapons, the navigator controls the course, and the engineer monitors the condition and repairs of the ship.
You can play alone, with the help of three AI crew members, but you will get real pleasure in the multiplayer mode, when you can communicate with friends in voice chat and rely on your own skills and abilities.
The team will have to explore space, defend against attacks and avoid natural, in this case, space dangers.
The game implies an exclusively sedentary mode, you can’t even move around the bridge or the ship in it. But instead, you will learn from your own example how the characters of Star Trek felt when they spent most of their time at their stations.
The Talos Principle VR (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive)
A first-person puzzle game primarily attracts players because it does not require much space. For her, a standard dedicated place is enough, and the rest happens already inside the game. You have to connect the beams of light so as to turn off the protective fields and open your way forward, manipulate the blocks to go further and solve various puzzles, while avoiding the drones that are looking for you. The Talos Principle is a game for the attentive and patient. Instead of focusing on the action, here you are invited to stop and think.
Interestingly, the game has a rather fascinating storyline. You need to play for an android, which is led forward by a mystical voice. The character learns more and more about the Earth, the fate of mankind and his own place in this story. And things only get more complicated as the character gets more and more information from the NPCs they meet along the way.
LA Noire: The VR Case Files (HTC Vive)
The game for PS3 and Xbox360 has been impressing users for a long time, and now they have the opportunity to play it in VR mode. Well, if you have never heard of this game, then the name itself already hints at a noir detective setting.
This time you have 7 cases that need to be solved. As in the original version, you will have to collect clues, interrogate suspects, figure out if they are telling you the truth and get to the bottom of the truth.
LA Noire is famous for its use of motion capture to add realism to the movements and facial expressions of the characters. And I must say that thanks to this, even now, 7 years after the release of the original version, the game looks very presentable.
The only thing to consider is the preferred space of at least 2×2 meters so that you can comfortably move in the game, pick up items, approach and examine evidence when you are in locations. Otherwise, there are no restrictions and you can safely enjoy the dark criminal side of Los Angeles.
These are far from all the games from which we expect the maximum. The Walking Dead Onslaught, Lone Echo II, Medal of Honor: Above & Beyond and many other VR games are waiting for us ahead.
So the only question you can ask yourself is, is it time to get a cool VR headset? The most popular models to date are Sony VR for Play Station 4 (and possibly 5), Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. By choosing one of these helmets, you will definitely not go wrong and have a lot of fun discovering more and more new games.
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