Action 30 April 2018
A first-person perspective (FPP) sandbox survival horror game. The Forest is the work of an independent studio SKS Games, known mainly for the smartphone hit, End Night. The player assumes the role of a sole survivor of a plane crash. The hero ends up on an isolated island far away from civilization, inhabited by a tribe of cannibalistic mutants. The gameplay focuses on the exploration of land (forest, caves, etc.), survival skills (building a shelter, searching for food, setting traps, etc.), and fighting or avoiding confrontation with opponents. The creators have made an effort to create a lively, fast-changing world, allowing for great freedom of action. As for the technical side, The Forest utilizes Unity 4 engine.
Adventure 04 June 2019
A first-person exploration adventure game developed by Eagre Games led by Chuck Carter, the co-creator of the cult Myst series. The player assumes the role of a Dreamer whose task is to piece together the most important memories and pass them on to his granddaughter before his imminent death. The gameplay formula of ZED is based on exploration of an exotic, ever-changing world and solving complicated logic puzzles that reflect the process of piecing the protagonist’s fragmented memories together. In case of the especially difficult puzzles, the player can make use of various hints that can be encountered in the course of the game. The production is powered by Unreal Engine 4 which provides breathtaking graphics. Moreover, the gameplay is accompanied by atmospheric music. The title was developed after a successful fundraiser at Kickstarter.
Action 26 July 2019
Wolfenstein Cyberpilot is an action game developed for PCs using virtual reality devices. The player takes on the role of a hacker who helps the Parisian resistance movement to fight the Nazis by breaking into German systems and taking control of their combat robots.
Simulation 16 December 2014
The fourth installment in the Elite series. The game is a space simulator created again by David Braben and the Frontier studio. Elite: Dangerous is set in the far future; after humanity had colonized countless star systems, the Universe is dominated by three superpowers: the Empire, the Federation, and the Alliance. Brave pilots seek easy money working beyond the territories controlled by these entities. The open-world game structure offers the players large amounts of freedom when it comes to exploration, trading or completing military assignments. Instead of the classic division into the solo and multiplayer modes, the creators of Elite: Dangerous allow the player to join their friends or return to single-player experience at any time.
Trover Saves the Universe
Arcade 31 May 2019
Three-dimensional adventure game with platform elements. The title is the responsibility of a team of developers headed by the creators of the TV series Rick and Morty.
Team Fortress 2
Action 10 October 2007
The continuation of the multiplayer FPS with strategy elements, being a continuation of the legendary Quake’s freeware modification from 1996. After Valve Corporation bought the title, subsequent versions of the game were powered by Half-Life’s engine, while TF 2 utilizes the modern Source engine. To some extent, mechanics resemble those in the original Team Fortress, which means completing subsequent missions, despite the other team's efforts to prevent that. There are 9 well-balanced classes which feature unique abilities. Cooperation – the key to success – consists in the skillful use of character abilities that supplement each other. The most characteristic element of the game are the exaggerated heroes and humorous visuals that go against the hyper-realism trend, employing the style of an animated movie.
Spice and Wolf VR
Adventure 03 June 2019
An interactive film based on a popular series of Japanese light novel using virtual reality technology. Spice and Wolf VR allows you to take on the role of merchant Kraft Lawrence and meet the wolf goddess Holo.
Arcade 20 November 2018
An unusual rhythm game which is a mix of Guitar Hero, Fruit Ninja, and Star Wars – the player cuts colorful cubes with two lightsabers to the rhythm of electronic music.
Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted
Adventure 28 May 2019
A collection of mini-games, prepared with virtual reality technology in mind, reproducing various types of activities and cult scenes known from the Five Nights at Freddy's series. The production was developed by the developer Steel Wool Studios and released by ScottGames.
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality
Arcade 20 April 2017
A first-person perspective arcade title based on the adult cartoon Rick and Morty. The title is developed by the independent studio Owlchemy Labs under the watchful eye of the creators of the cartoon, including Justin Roiland. During gameplay, you take control of the titular heroes and travel through a number of locations from the TV series, where you can have fun with Rick’s crazy gadgets. There is a set of missions which can be accomplished in many ways, with the use of unique items. Even though Rick’s laboratory serves as the focal point of the game, you also travel to other planets and dimensions through portals. Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality is created for VR devices and motion controllers. The visuals are attractive, but it is the physics engine that deserves most recognition, as it is responsible for the proper behavior of items that interact with each other.
Heavy Fire: Red Shadow
Action 16 October 2018
An unusual rail shooter, in which we play the role of a soldier shooting from a stationary heavy machine gun and rocket launcher in an unspecified war theatre. Heavy Fire: Red Shadow is the work of the Mastiff studio.
Elite: Dangerous - Horizons
Simulation 15 December 2015
A set of official expansions to the space simulator released back in 2014 by the Frontier Developments studio. The package has been collectively named Elite: Dangerous – Horizons, and comprises of several consecutively developed add-ons, which will enhance the game by adding additional content. The first expansion is called Planetary Landings and allows the players to land on the surfaces of specific planets, which have been designed in an extremely credible manner and scale. Before we choose the area of our landing, we can conduct a scan of the surface, revealing any crashed machines, resources or enemies. Additionally, the developers have supplied the players with a special vehicle – the Scarab, which preforms extraordinarily in a variety of environments and can be used both for exploration and combat. When it comes to technical matters, the Frontier Developments studio has made sure that we can transition fluently between the surface area of a planet and vastness of space, without any in-game loading screens.
Batman: Arkham VR
Adventure 13 October 2016
A detective adventure game with arcade elements, created with PlayStation 4 and virtual reality sets in mind. The title is a spin-off of a popular series of action games created by Rocksteady. The action of Batman: Arkham VR takes place in a famous DC comic book universe, with the players assuming the role of the titular superhero, who takes it upon himself to solve the case of mysterious murders and stop the conspiracy that threatens Dark Knight’s closest allies. The whole game revolves around subsequent detective challenges, in which the players have to employ a set of handy gadgets to analyze locations in search of evidence or clues, interrogate witnesses, and form certain conclusions based on gathered information. The events are seen from a first-person perspective, while the developers made sure that the players can immerse themselves into Batman’s persona (e.g. by having the player put on the trademark costume personally).
The Walking Dead Onslaught
Action November 2019
The Walking Dead Onslaught is an action game for both single and multiplayer in which, in an attempt to survive the zombie apocalypse, we play one of the characters from The Walking Dead TV series.
Chernobyl VR Project
Simulation 27 September 2016
Chernobyl VR Project is an extraordinary exploration game, which utilizes virtual reality to take the players into the ruins of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, as well as the city of Pripyat. Chernobyl VR Project has been developed by The Farm 51 – the studio known for such games as Get Even, Deadfall Adventures, Painkiller: Hell & Damnation or the NecroVision series. This is an interactive story of the fate that befell the citizens of the city, and areas around the power plant, most severely affected with the disaster. Instead of fighting mutants, the player roams the desolate locations and examines encountered items, left behind by the inhabitants in 1986. Thanks to Virtual Reality technology, as well as other modern techniques, such as 3D scanning, Chernobyl VR Project offers extremely pretty graphics and moving experiences – especially since the developers have based their game on the account of eye-witnesses of the terrible event, as well as journalists (including the Nobel Prize laureate – Svetlana Alexievich) in order to produce a game as faithful to history as virtually possible.
Adventure 09 April 2019
An action adventure game in which we find ourselves on a planet controlled by aggressive robots. We control a character named Ara, who is accompanied by a young hawk. Together you travel through picturesque locations, trying to find a way to defeat the invaders. Falcon Age is designed for VR equipment, although it is not required in order to play the game.
Adventure 18 September 2018
A psychological thriller adventure game developed by Funhouse (a division of Ubisoft Montreal) in cooperation with SpectreVision. The title debuted on multiple gaming platforms, but only PC and PlayStation 4 versions support virtual reality goggles and dedicated motion controllers. In Transference the player is tasked with solving a mystery of a family whose members are facing various obsessions. The player will attempt to help them by entering their minds and examining their memories recreated in virtual reality. During the game the player will discover their secrets and weaknesses and he will obtain evidence that can be used in various ways. It is worth mentioning that the story is non-linear, and its ending depends on the decisions made by the player.
Fallout 4 VR
RPG 12 December 2017
A special version of Fallout 4 developed by Bethesda Softworks with VR headsets in mind. Content-wise, the game doesn’t significantly deviate from the original, although the systems of combat, crafting, and building were altered in order to work with VR devices. The title is still an extensive RPG that takes us to an open post-apocalyptic world. Apart from the main storyline, there is a number of side missions for the player to perform – the developers’ intention was to offer absolute freedom so it is only up to the players where they decide to go and how their actions influence the course of the story. Aside from characteristic features of the series, such as the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. character attribute system and the V.A.T.S. aiming system, Fallout 4 VR offers extensive crafting options that let us not only create and enhance various furnishings but also to construct buildings that serve as shelters for the protagonist and his/her companions.
World of Diving
A diving simulator designed primarily with the view of multiplayer gameplay, developed by Danish studio Vertigo Games. World of Diving lets you start a virtual career of a professional diver, who participates in all sorts of sports competitions, takes various exploration missions, or hunts wild animals, including the infamous great white shark. In most part, in-game world is generated procedurally, which results in a huge area to explore. There is also no shortage of handcrafted locations, based on real-life places. Apart from natural caves and the bottom of the sea you get to explore sunken ships and submarines as well as undersea ruins. Gameplay is focused on multiplayer, as many missions require more than one diver to complete. Apart from co-op missions, there are also some competitive game modes, based on either typical sports or treasure hunting.
Action November 2019
Blunt Force is a PC-based FPS game designed from the ground up with virtual reality technology and requiring a VR device. The game is divided into shooting and adventure sections, played in two different historical periods, which at the same time influence each other in different interesting ways.
Action 12 September 2017
A beat’em up title with side view developed by independent studio Paw Print Games. Bloody Zombies is set in London, a city infested by a plague of the titular undead. The only hope for the city comes in form of four heroes who have nothing to lose and try to clear the streets of the metropolis using their fists and more or less improvised weapons. We move towards the right side of the screen while eliminating hordes of enemies, with distinctive and powerful mutated bosses. The combat system is based on brutal and spectacular attacks that can be chained to create even more powerful combos. However, the key to success lies in using surrounding objects along with active and passive powers of each hero. We can play both by ourselves and in cooperation mode for up to four players. All of this is presented in two-dimensional, cartoonish visuals.
Combat Air Patrol 2: Military Flight Simulator
A military flight simulator created by Sim155 Limited - a studio founded by one of the main designers who worked on the original game. CAP2 is a spiritual heir to the 1993's Combat Air Patrol - a game released for Amiga computers. The player is given an opportunity to take control of a British-American reconnaissance/attack plane AV-8B Harrier II, which is capable of performing V/STOL maneuvers, an acronym for short, vertical take-offs and landings. The game is set in the regions near the Strait of Hormuz, and the player takes part in a set of fictional missions aimed at coordinating the actions of sea and assault patrols, as well as fighting numerous air, ground and sea targets. While the game is not a hardcore simulator, the level of realism present here should satisfy both veterans of simulation games and beginners. Additionally, simulation-related aspects are complemented by strategy elements, as the player has to plan each mission carefully.
Action 26 September 2017
A first-person action game and at the same time a rather peculiar superhero simulator - Megaton Rainfall is the debut project from the independent Spanish developer Pentadimensional Games. The action of the game is set more or less in the modern times, when the Earth falls victim to an invasion of aliens who want to exterminate all humans. The player assumes the role of an immortal superhero exhibiting supernatural abilities. They are tasked with facing the alien aggressors. Players observe the action from the first-person perspective, and the gameplay revolves around the exploration of the open world, completing various missions, and fighting hordes of enemies. On their way, the players are bound to encounter armed spaceships, as well as more powerful mechanical walkers. Due to his supernatural strength, the main protagonist can demolish the city infrastructure, hover in mid-air, and fly faster than the speed of light. The game is compatible with the Virtual Reality headgear; however, it is not necessary in order to play Megaton Rainfall.
Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul
Adventure 15 August 2017
Paranormal Activity: Lost Souls is a first-person horror adventure game. It was developed by VRWerx and based on the Paranormal Activity horror movies. We play as a person who got stuck in a haunted house, just like the characters in the movies. To survive, we will have to discover the house's secret and find out what creatures want to kill us. Gameplay in Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul is based on the standard formula used in many other horror adventure games. During our adventures, we mostly explore the haunted house and solve simple riddles and puzzles to push the story forward. Fear is an inseparable element of the game. It can be struck into our us in many ways: by the automatically moving objects, by the disturbing sounds coming from many places, or by the classic jump scares. We will have to pay much attention to the battery supply for our flashlight. Without it, we won't be able to see anything. The game is powered by Unreal Engine 4, but its visuals are rather mediocre in terms of quality. However, the game's audio deserves to be mentioned, as it builds the suggestive and dreadful atmosphere of Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul.
Blade and Sorcery
First-person action game in fantasy climates, in which the fun is to fight in the arenas. Blade and Sorcery was created with the VR in mind and offers a realistic combat system that tries to simulate clashes using a variety of weapons and even magic. WarpFrog studio is responsible for the title.
Don't Knock Twice
Adventure 05 September 2017
A horror game developed by the independent studio Wales Interactive, which was inspired by an urban legend of a demonic witch. The protagonist, searching for her lost daughter, is led to a grim mansion that hides a dark secret. In Don’t Knock Twice, the action is presented from the first-person perspective, while the gameplay is focused on exploration of the vast house in search of carefully hidden hints as well as fighting encountered opponents with the use of various items. In case of powerful enemies, the protagonist has to flee, and with caution, in order not to be attacked by surprise — the game is full of so-called jump scares. The production is characterized by high-quality three-dimensional graphics and an atmospheric soundtrack. Moreover, the title supports VR headsets but doesn’t require them in order to work.