Ever since Oculus revived VR from its original Kickstarter, gaming in virtual reality has been getting bigger and more developed as more people enter the industry. Game developers are now able to switch into VR gaming with more ease across any of the multiple platforms.
2018 was a big year for VR games with plenty of new titles being released. As 2019 approaches, we want to look back and count our top 5 picks for the top VR games of 2018.
5. Sairento VR
In Sairento VR, you play a cyber ninja. Perform triple jumps, wall runs, power slides, backflips and slow down time while blasting away at a foe before landing to deliver a lethal strike on another. Kit yourself with your weapons of choice – katanas, firearms, bows, throwing glaives – they are all at your disposal.
Sairento VR was designed to be easy to pick up, but tough to master. The more time you spend with Sairento VR, the better you will perform the moves in the game and the more you will be rewarded with the unparalleled feeling of being the action hero of big-budget movie production.
Got what it takes to become a champion? You are Adonis Creed, fighting toe-to-toe with the world’s top opponents to establish your boxing legacy. This intense cinematic experience features new Phantom Melee Technology for impactful VR melee combat so you can train, fight, and win like Creed.
Challenge both your body and mind as you experience the ascent of Adonis Creed from undiscovered underdog to world-class fighter, all within an immersive universe inspired by the Creed™ films.
Moss™ is a single-player action-adventure puzzle game and new IP from Polyarc tailor-made for the VR platform. It combines classic components of a great game—such as compelling characters, gripping combat, and captivating world exploration—with the exciting opportunities of virtual reality.
In Moss, players meet Quill, a young mouse with dreams of greatness beyond the confines of her settlement. While exploring the woods, she finds a mysterious Glass Relic and an ancient magic is awakened. With her uncle now in grave danger, Quill must embark on an epic journey—and she needs you there by her side. Together, you’ll travel to forgotten realms, solve challenging puzzles, and battle menacing enemies. Alone, no one can conquer what you’re up against. But united, you just may defeat even the darkest of villains.
2. Budget Cuts
You are an employee at mega conglomerate TransCorp to stamp papers and file files! Unfortunately, TransCorp is an expert in the business of manufacturing cost-cutting robots, and soon your job will be in danger.
As another one of your coworkers is being dragged off to the terrifying HR department, a mysterious package arrives at your cubicle. Will you be able to save your job?
1. Beat Saber
Beat Saber is an immersive rhythm experience you have never seen before! Enjoy tons of handcrafted levels and swing your way through the pulsing music beats, surrounded by a futuristic world. Use your sabers to slash the beats as they come flying at you – Every beat indicates which saber you need to use and the direction you need to match. With Beat Saber, you become a dancing superhero!
We hope you enjoyed our countdown for the games of the year and we hope 2019’s games are just as good. Virtual Reality is here to stay and with these high-production games being released, the industry will only continue to grow.
If you are looking for a more recent list, check out our top picks for June 2019!