The Best HTC Vive Games You Can Play Right Now
Until You Fall is a roguelike action game where you run the same gauntlet of enemies over and over, upgrading your weapons and skills as you go. Although the enemy models and environments can get a bit repetitive, the gameplay is anything but. Until You Fall utilizes both of the motion controllers with a weapon in each hand. Instead of flailing your arms around and hoping for the best, Until You Fall features a fast parrying and blocking system.
In many ways, it feels like a rhythm game. Each enemy type attacks in different ways, and you 8217;ll need to anticipate each upcoming move. As you block and dodge, you 8217;ll slowly work chip away at your opponents 8217; defenses, opening up the opportunity for a devastating combo. Until You Fall not only showcases how well swordplay works in VR but also how intricate it can be.
Gorn is a VR gladiator simulator from the developer of Broforce. The game doesn 8217;t take itself too seriously going so far as to call the enemy animations 8220;poor 8221; on the Steam page. As with many VR titles, Gorn occasionally feels broken but in a charming way and remains endlessly fun to play. Ruthlessly violent, you can dispatch of foes any way you see fit be it with swords, maces, knives, war hammers, and more at your disposal.
It 8217;s fully physics-driven, too, so you can interact with the game world and your enemies in a multitude of ways. You can plant a mace in an opponent 8217;s head or use a sword to chop off a limb. Even as how blood-ridden and violent as Gorn is, it never gets too overwhelming. The cartoon graphics and constant jokes are enough to make the brutality of its subject matter feel digestible.
Virtual reality 8217;s motion controllers are perfect for emulating sword fighting, and Swords of Gargantua is one of the best ways to live out your fantasies as a monster-slaying warrior. With 100 single-player missions and 30 included weapons, you won’t run out of enemies to kill anytime soon. With haptic feedback support for swords, it will feel like you’re really swinging a weapon.
If you get tired of playing alone, you can battle waves of enemies in four-player cooperative play, and it 8217;s cross-platform compatible giving you more potential teammates. At a reasonable price, it’s one of the best values on Vive right now.
One of the best action games available in VR, Raw Data transports you into the future to take down an evil conglomerate. Eden Corporation controls the world, but as an operative from the underground hacking group SyndiK8, you go straight into the walls of the corporation to decimate the operation from within, siphoning as much data as possible.
The sci-fi setting is wonderfully realized, and the action-oriented gameplay puts you in total control of a wide range of weapons and nanotech powers. Raw Data is a challenging game that rewards players who take advantage of their entire arsenal of abilities. You can play solo or with a friend to uncover the true motives of Eden.
The action comes in as you swoop down to fight off other animals trying to hone in on your territory. The aerial dogfights are exciting, but perhaps most interesting when enjoyed via the game 8217;s competitive multiplayer mode. Part of the appeal of VR is having experiences you otherwise couldn 8217;t, and Ubisoft 8217;s Eagle Flight does just that.
Part of what makes virtual reality so exciting is its ability to dominate the player’s senses in a way that screens simply cannot. No game better exemplifies this than Thumper, a so-called 8220;rhythm violence 8221; game that puts players in control of a metallic beetle racing along a psychedelic highway to confront gigantic monsters. Players use simple, intuitive commands to avoid obstacles along the track, lean into turns, and hop over rails.
The hazards sync with the game’s soundtrack consisting of militant drums and ominous soundscapes. Even with the distance granted by a monitor, Thumper feels oppressive, but in virtual reality, it becomes a grinding descent into hell. While the game’s environments look great in VR, the boss fights are truly awe-inspiring. Massive, cosmic horrors are rarely as menacing as they are in VR.
While not an officially licensed Star Wars game, it 8217;s easy to see where the inspiration for this action music game came from. Wielding a pair of HTC Vive controllers, you smack at blocks with lightsabers to the rhythm of catchy instrumental tracks. Slashing through these blocks may not be as satisfying as slaying a Stormtrooper, but it 8217;s pretty darn close.
Technically it 8217;s still in early access, so more content, including a single-player campaign, is expected down the line. As it stands, Beat Saber has ten awesome tracks and multiple difficulty levels to master. Remember when Guitar Hero captivated the world way back when? Beat Saber captures that magic in the VR space.
Elite has a first-mover’s advantage of being one of the Vive’s launch titles longest in development with a successful, multi-platform release already under its belt. This open-world space game will be a natural starting point for gamers who want a polished, proven experience.
Boneworks is a narrative-driven first-person shooter from Stress Level Zero, the same studio behind Duck Season. In many ways, the game feels like a tech demo of what VR is capable of. Using an advanced physics engine, you 8217;re tasked with solving puzzles, dispatching enemies, and traversing the sci-fi world in creative ways. You can interact with nearly everything in the game world, too, bringing a level of immersion that no other VR title has been able to capture.
Outside of the Half-Life-inspired narrative, which is worthy of a mention in its own right, it 8217;s the interactions in Boneworks that stand out most. If you see something, you can interact with it in the way you think you can. For instance, you can use a crowbar to open a locker door or stuff a flying enemy into a trash can and close the lid. Much like how Half-Life 2 showed how much physics can affect normal games, Boneworks shows how it can affect VR titles.
Outside the Telltale titles, The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners is easily the best Walking Dead game ever made, and it just happens to be in VR. Saints and Sinners takes place in New Orleans, but rather than the city filled with excellent food and party beads many are familiar with, this version is dilapidated and overrun with zombies. To make matters worse, there are warring factions within the city, and you 8217;re caught in the middle.
If the subject matter didn 8217;t stress the point enough, you send your character to sleep each night using a flask. Saints and Sinners captures the dark, moody tone of the TV series excellently and provides compelling combat on top of that. Like Boneworks, Saints and Sinners showcases how powerful VR can be for gaming.
Pistol Whip is technically a shooter, though it 8217;s fairer to call it a rhythm game. You automatically move down a linear corridor with only a pistol, shooting, dodging, and punching like you 8217;re John Wick in an over-saturated tech demo. Although the shooting is fun on its own, Pistol Whip sets its stages to music, and the more you time your attacks to the beat, the higher the score you 8217;ll get.
Like Beat Saber, Pistol Whip fits perfectly into the VR experience. Unlike other rhythm games, however, which force you into a set beat, Pistol Whip allows you to shoot to your own tune. Locking into the pulse-pounding EDM tracks and sending bullets through the air is where Pistol Whip shines.
There 8217;s also something about the way the shifting environments 8212; the lines, polygons, and bright flourishes 8212; that comes alive when strapped into a headset. Combine the fast and enticing gameplay with the rhythmic soundtrack, and it 8217;s easy to get fully immersed in the HTC Vive. Rez has aged remarkably well, but Rez Infinite in VR is the best way to play the iconic game.
Expanding on the surprise success of Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope, The First Encounter delivers a faithful remaster of the 2009 HD remake of the original entry in the series. Supporting both full locomotion and teleportation movement, The First Encounter lets you enjoy the fast-paced experience however you see fit.
The 15 campaign levels are even more fun than in the original thanks to the immersion of VR. You can also play cooperatively or in an arena-style competitive mode online. There 8217;s also a horde mode that lets you link up with up to 15 other players to battle through waves of enemies.
Featuring full trackpad controls on Vive, Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter successfully replicates controller play while giving you increased precision.
According to your radio, there are survivors of the zombie apocalypse other than yourself, and it 8217;s your job to go on the grueling journey through the southwestern heat to reach humanity. Yes, Arizona Sunshine is yet another game filled with flesh-devouring zombies, but it 8217;s in VR.
Getting chased by the undead becomes a lot less blasé when you feel like you 8217;re really there. When exploring the game 8217;s vast, barren world, a pack of zombies is never far behind. Arizona Sunshine 8216;s campaign is playable solo and cooperatively. When you 8217;re done, there is a proper horde mode to get at with up to four players.
Space Pirate Trainer stands out from the mass of shooting galleries on the Vive with its tight controls and gorgeous presentation, which gives players an experience straight out of an 8217;80s sci-fi film.<标签：