Immortal Legacy: The Jade Cipher
Action 16 April 2019
A first-person shooter/survival horror developed by Chinese studio VIVA Games. The player assumes the role of an adventurer attempting to discover the secret behind human experiments undertaken by a powerful organization whose sole objective is to hold the key to immortality, disregarding collateral damage in the form of bloodthirsty beings that inhabit the isolated areas of the lone island which serves as a background to the game. In the game the player traverses claustrophobic areas lighting his way using torches and flashlight, encounters mutated opponents, or overcomes complicated obstacles and puzzles. The game requires virtual reality goggles and a motion controller – the player controls the head movements, enabling them to travel freely around the world as well as use firearms and other equipment.
The Mage's Tale
RPG 20 June 2017
The Mage’s Tale is a VR dungeon crawler developed by InXile Entertainment, creators of games like Wasteland 2 or Torment: Tides of Numenera. The game takes us to a fantasy world that was created for The Bard’s Tale game series. Events of The Mage’s Tale take place between the third and fourth installment of that series. We play as a young adept of magic, whose task is to find his kidnapped mentor and expose the antagonistic wizard's conspiracy. Gameplay focuses on exploration of ancient crypts, dungeons, and sewers located below the town of Skara Brae. The dungeons are filled with all kinds of dangers like traps and various enemies. Our hero can use all sorts of element-based spells and we can create new ones thanks to the game’s complex crafting system.
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.
Firewall: Zero Hour
Action 28 August 2018
A tactical shooter developed for PlayStation VR headset and online battles. Firewall: Zero Hour features skirmished between two teams of four players, who must cooperate in order to defend or capture laptops with a classified data.
VR Ping Pong
Sports 13 September 2016
A sports game simulating table tennis, developed by an independent studio called Reddoll Games. The game has been designed for Virtual Reality headgear and motion controllers – by using the latter ones, the players can control the paddle hovering in the air and hit the incoming balls. The standard rules of table tennis are slightly modified within several optional game modes in VR Ping Pong. For Example, in the Wall Mode, the player has to use a wall to bounce the ball, while in Broken Table Mode, after each hit, the table is gradually getting destroyed. The player can also enjoy the Serve Mode (in which they can test the strength and precision of their serves) and the TT Machine, which tests the player’s reflexes. Moreover, the game delivers single matches and tournaments, while the beginning players can familiarize themselves with the rules in the dedicated tutorial. The original, yet not very attractive visuals have been designed based on voxel graphics.
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.
Simulation 02 August 2016
A simulation game designed for virtual reality sets, taking us to Himalayas where we conquer the summit of the highest mountain in the world. Production was developed by Icelandic Sólfar Studios collaborating with RVX team, responsible for special effects in the Baltasar Kormáruk movie, Everest. Project was supported financially by many Scandinavian institutions. EVEREST VR lets us experience the beauty of the journey while traveling through five iconic scenes: preparing our expedition at the basecamp, traversing the dangerous Khumbu Icefalls, spending the night in a transition camp, ascending the nearly vertical Hilary Step to finally reach the summit of Everest. Producers took special care to achieve a proper balance between pure simulation and enjoyable experience, making it attractive for a large group of recipients. Visuals were created by using dual imaging photogrammetry and the stunning photos taken while directing the Everest movie.
Action 06 March 2018
A first-person shooter developed by Supermassive Games. The title was created for the PlayStation VR set. The plot of Bravo Team takes place in a fictional East European country. The player assumes the role of a member of the titular military squad and is tasked with escorting the president. When the situation becomes dire and a coup starts, the protagonist and his companion are tasked with saving the country. The action is presented by using a first-person perspective and the gameplay focuses on battles against numerous enemies in vivid, urban areas. During the battles the player uses mostly a machine gun and hides behind covers. The title features a simple tactical aspect: the player must coordinate his actions with his companion and, for example, use suppressive fire to cover his friend.
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.
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X
Party 24 March 2016
The seventh installment in the arcade music game series by SEGA. To play the game you need a good sense of rhythm and quick fingers to push the buttons appearing on screen. As usual, the main characters are the virtual vocalists, Miku Hatsune being the most prominent. Their digital voices are generated by professional music software, which has been used by fans to create thousands of songs from many genres; several dozens of them make an appearance in the game. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X is the first title in the series featuring a story campaign, in which you help Miku and other characters discover the digital idol world. As the game progresses, you unlock new cutscenes and events, similar to the previous installments. The production features several hundreds of outfits and accessories for the characters, and completing an outfit matching a song gets you a bonus. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X utilizes the same graphic engine as the other games in the franchise, although its visuals are better.
White Day 2: Swan Song
Adventure 22 March 2018
An exploration game designed exclusively for Virtual Reality headgear – ARK Park takes the players to a futuristic Jurassic Park clone. The action of the game includes references to the popular online survival game called ARK: Survival Evolved. In the game, one can observe the natural habitat of dinosaurs, and even ride the gigantic reptiles. The locations one gets to explore are much diversified – there is a tropical jungle, snow-capped mountain peaks, and even vast steppes. During their journey, the players can use a camera, solve relatively simple puzzles, and learn about over 100 dinosaur species – their genes serve as collectibles. Moreover, ARK Park introduces a zoo, in which one can play with the animals the genes of which have been acquired – this means stroking, feeding, and even painting them. The game is based on Unreal Engine 4, thus the visuals featured in the game are of high quality.
Simulation 20 July 2017
Developed exclusively for VR headgear, Ultrawings is a simulation game created by Big Planet Games. Gameplay mechanics are not complicated, as the player assumes the role of an ultralight plane pilot and explores a vast open world comprising topographically diverse islands filled with environmental obstacles. Ultrawings offers the player a number of aircraft, varying in terms of their structure and performance – the key to success lies in the proper utilization of particular parameters. One can participate in e.g. classic time challenges, tournaments, in which one has to fly precisely through consecutive checkpoints, as well as events featuring complex maneuvers and stunts. The player gets to observe the action from the first-person perspective and is free to look around the environment – they can also use the dedicated motion controllers to steer the craft.
One Piece: Grand Cruise
Action 22 May 2018
Another action game based on One Piece, the best-selling manga in history, created by Eiichiro Oda. The production is set in a fictional world during a pirate frenzy and you find yourself aboard the ship Thousand Sunny as the newest member of Monkey D. Luffy's crew. During the game, you participate in naval battles against the navy, with such characters as Nami the navigator, Zoro the sword master, or Brook the musical fencer supporting you. One Piece: Grand Cruise utilizes virtual reality technology and requires the PlayStation VR set to run.
Logic 20 November 2018
Squishies is a colorful platform puzzle game dedicated to devices that support virtual reality. The player's task is to help the title creatures to find their way home. Brainseed Factory studio is responsible for the production.
Rigs: Mechanized Combat League
Arcade 13 October 2016
A first-person shooter by Guerllia Games, developed for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. The action of Rigs: Mechanized Combat League takes place in the future, and the players take part in the eponymous futuristic sport tournament, sitting in the cockpits of armored mechs and fighting one another on special arenas. Generally, the gameplay combines elements of arena FPS with basketball. The participants compete for points which are scored where they manage to jump through a big band at the right moment. To achieve this, though, it is necessary to clear the way to the goal with the use of the available weapons. At the same time, we have to prevent the enemy from reaching our own goal. There are 20 kinds of fast and agile mechs at players’ disposal. Each of these is suited for slightly different sort of play. The game features a single player campaign but multiplayer matches remain at its core.
XING: The Land Beyond
Adventure 21 September 2017
An atmospheric exploratory adventure game which is the debut project of White Lotus Interactive. The plot of XING: The Land Beyond starts somewhat offbeat — with the death of the protagonist. His souls leaves the body and embarks on a mystical journey through the nether world, shaped, as it turns out, like an archipelago of mysterious islands. On these isles, several different biomes coexist together. In the game, we progressively uncover the truth about the protagonist’s life and help him come to terms with his demise. The gameplay mechanics combine free exploration of extensive levels with numerous logic puzzles that often need to be solved by careful observation and analysis of our surroundings. At the same time, every puzzle can be solved in multiple ways. This is facilitated further by the protagonist’s ability to manipulate the reality — we can, for example, summon rain or unleash a snowstorm. The game is powered by Unreal Engine 3 and supports virtual reality headsets.
Adventure 28 March 2016
A horror first-person perspective detective adventure game developed by Robot Invader studio led by Chris Pruett, a man known for his love of the horror genre. The story of Dead Secret takes place in the 60s. During the game player assumes the role of a journalist who is trying to solve the mystery of the death of an eccentric professor, exploring the rooms of his mansion and gathering various items, hidden documents, evidence, and clues. What makes the situation even more interesting is the fact that all of the player’s actions are observed by the murderer hiding somwhere in the mansion and meeting him could end in sudden death. Robot Invader’s production was released both in traditional version and in one that is compatible with most popular virtual reality sets.
Adventure 02 October 2018
Puzzle FPP game created for virtual reality sets. In Twilight Path we find ourselves in a land that is at the junction of physical reality and the afterlife. To find a way out of this place, we have to solve a number of ingenious puzzles.
Carnival Games VR
Arcade 28 October 2016
Another installment of the Carnival Games series, developed by Cat Daddy Games studio with virtual reality sets in mind. Similarly to the previous installments, we are once again left with a set of fifteen arcade mini-games, mostly focusing on throwing various items and shooting moving targets, but we can also find a somewhat simplified basketball or wall climbing among the available modes. Aside from taking part in subsequent games, in Carnival Games VR we can freely traverse an open location introduced in the game. The flames of rivalry are further stoked by the addition of online ranking list, in which we fight for the best results against players from all around the world.
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.
Arcade 08 November 2016
Lethal VR is a virtual reality first-person arcade game developed by the founders of Criterion Software. We play as an FBI agent who has to take part in various tests checking his combat abilities with firearms and cold steel weapons. The game offers five types of missions: Quick Draw, where we have to shoot as fast as possible; Knife Throw, where we throw knifes; Sharpshooter and Rapid Fire, where we eliminate our targets with firearms; and Combat, where we fight criminals and try to avoid being shot. Our score is marked and displayed on online rankings. The game uses Unreal Engine 4, making its visuals simply astonishing, and an advanced physics engine that perfectly simulates the behavior of 3D objects.
Arcade 16 August 2016
An experimental, three-dimensional platformer offering an abstract, alluring game world. Bound is the third project developed by Plastic - a Polish team popular for a dark adventure game Datura and an artistic logic game Linger in Shadows. Similar to these titles, Bound was created exclusively for PlayStation 4 and it was developed in cooperation with Sony Santa Monica (the God of War series). Although the game is hard to classify, calling it simply a three-dimensional platformer is a relatively accurate description. Special emphasis was placed on puzzle solving, which is done together with other players. When creating the game world, the developers were inspired by works of abstract art from the beginning of the twentieth century - the player observes lively colors contrasting with one another, as well as simple blocks the virtual environments are made of. Additionally, certain elements of the in-game world are generated procedurally. Motion-capture techniques with the participation of Maria Udod (a professional, Russian dancer) were used in creation of character animations for the game.
World War Toons
A co-op-oriented cartoonish FPS game, set during World War II, developed by Reload Games, a studio founded by former members of Infinity Ward. World War Toons does not feature a single player campaign, instead focusing on online battles between two player teams, representing the Allies and the Axis Powers. The gameplay is similar to many other online FPS games, although there's an emphasis on controlling tanks. There are several character classes available, each using different weapons, but your choice is not binding and you can change your class when you find the right weapon on the battlefield. Despite the WW2 setting, the game is not quite historically accurate and features a large dose of humor. The high-quality visuals have been created utilizing the Unreal Engine 4.
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.
Hustle Kings VR
Sports 13 October 2016
A special version of Hustle Kings, a pool game developed by XDex Studio Europe. It utilizes the PlayStation VR virtual reality headsets. The title is a realistic pool simulation in which we can play in several varied kinds of this game such as snooker, killer, blackball, or the American eight. Although these variations are all different in terms of rules, the gameplay always involves pushing balls into pockets, and the VR technology takes it to a whole another level, making the experience feel like an actual game of pool. The production offers a multiplayer mode that lets players compete and take part in online world leagues and tournaments. Moreover, the developers prepared a number of interesting things like unusual tables and pool “puzzles” that are solved in the special mode called Puzzle Challenge.