What are the best HTC Vive VR games?

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    #1Raw Data

    Raw Data

    Raw Data is a sci-fi themed first person combat game with Vive support. It focuses on an immersive environments with intuitive controls. The gameplay consists of taking part in a virtual reality sci-fi world where you are tasked with infiltrating a heavily armed corporation. 


    Windows, PlayStation 4


    Tammy Weber
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "Among the better made Vive games is Raw Data, where you'll be slicing and shooting your way through a world out to kill you. Being that VR is so new, it's hard to find games that actually work, but Raw Data plays like a dream and leaves you coming back for more every time."
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    #2Vanishing Realms

    Vanishing Realms
    Vanishing Realms is an action adventure game built from the ground up with Vive in mind. It's set in a fantasy environment and sees the player traversing a mystical land filled with skeleton monsters. The player has to defend himself through swordplay using the Vive's motion controllers and tracking.



    Nicholas Myers
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I only had a limited budget after I bought the HTC Vive so I wanted to get the best games. Vanishing Realms was such a disappointment. There's barely anything to do, I'm going to exchange it soon."
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    #3EVE: Valkyrie

    EVE: Valkyrie

    EVE: Valkyrie is a sci-fi action multiplayer video game set in the EVE Online universe. It was developed and published by CCP Games for PlayStation 4 and PC, as well as HTC Vive and Oculus Rift VR headsets.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift


    Samuel Mason
    Written on June 15, 2017
    "I own the VIve and this game along with other, this is hands down the best game on the platform at the moment. It really puts you in the shoes of a space pilot, one of the most impressive games out of the current line up by far."


Did you know that the very first virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD) device was created back in 1960? It's called the Telesphere Mask and was also patented in the same year. The developer was Morton Heilig, a cinematographer who also created the Sensorama. Heilig described it as "a telescopic television apparatus for individual use." It has no motion-tracking whatsoever, although the device gave stereoscopic 3D and wide vision, along with a stereo sound. After a year, two engineers from Philco Corporation developed the Headsight - an HMD that works the same as the Telesphere Mask. The Headsight featured a video screen for each eye, as well as a magnetic motion tracking system. But, the device was actually developed for military operations, and not for VR purposes.

All the innovations above have no comprehensive term used to describe the field of research. It was only after 1987 when the Virtual Programming Languages founder Jaron Lanier coined the term "virtual reality". In 1991, Virtuality Group launched arcade games and machines with virtual reality capabilities. Players would put on a set of VR goggles then play on the gaming machines with real-time stereoscopic 3D visuals. It started what we have now in the gaming industry. We don't need to go to the arcade only to have immersive gaming experience. We owe it to the continuous development of virtual reality headsets, as well as virtual reality itself. VR games are readily accessible wherever you are. You only need devices like Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. And if you have absolutely no idea on what to play, it's easy to look up the best HTC Vive games, or just virtual reality games.

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    #4The Brookhaven Experiment

    The Brookhaven Experiment
    The Brookhaven Experiment is a VR horror game that has a survival mechanic where you have to use weapons or tools for survive waves of monsters that come from everywhere as you wander around an infested environment looking for clues. You willl need to survive to stop the end of the world.


    Windows, PlayStation 4


    Rubén Rocha
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "The Brookhaven Experiment is one of the scariest gaming experiences I have ever had. I felt like I was thrust into another world, one I was looking to get out of sometimes. This game will jump scare you, raise your pulse and keep you coming back for more."
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    #5Arizona Sunshine

    Arizona Sunshine
    Arizona Sunshine puts you in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. Handle weapons with real-life movements, freely explore a post-apocalyptic world, and put your survival skills to the test in VR - putting the undead back to rest is more thrilling than ever before.

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4


    Charles Fields
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "The number one item on my Christmas wishlist for this year is a HTC Vive VR headset. And alongside that item, I'm asking for Arizona Sunshine, on sale for less than 40 bucks on Steam. What better way to use my VR technology than by blasting the heads off zombies? "
  3. 44

    #6Space Pirate Trainer

    Space Pirate Trainer
    Space Pirate Trainer is a sci-fi pirate themed first-person shooter for Vive and Rift. The gameplay consists of standing on a platform while guarding a docked ship by shooting incoming robots that are attacking.

    HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows


    Alan Hopkins
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Playing VR games has been a passion of mine for years. When I discovered Space Pirate Trainer, I saw what I had been missing. This pirate themed game takes the first person shooter theme to a whole new level. I am drawn into the storyline and find the graphics totally mind blowing."
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    #7Batman: Arkham VR

    Batman: Arkham VR
    Batman: Arkham VR is a new Batman story set in the Arkham universe. For the first time in a Rocksteady Arkham story, this game offers players the chance to feel that unique sense of presence in these legendary locations through virtual reality. 

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Oculus Rift


    Albert Howell
    Written on February 23, 2017
    "Wow is all I have to say about this. I primarily bought my Vive just for this game, and it totally lived up to the hype. I was expecting greatness, but I was somehow given even more than that. This game blows my mind at how awesome it is."
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    Blurring the lines between cautious strategy and unbridled mayhem, SUPERHOT VR is the definitive VR FPS in which time moves only when you move. No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops.


    PlayStation 4, Oculus Rift, Windows


    Donna Hawkins
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "If you want a no holds bar realistic shooting game this is a most for you."
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    #9Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

    Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

    Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality smashes together the absolute VR chaos of the award-winning Job Simulator with the ridiculous, all-out, take-no-prisoners comedy of Rick and Morty. This virtual reality game is compatible with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.


    Oculus Rift, Windows


    Eric Herrera
    Written on May 25, 2017
    "I've got to say, one of the best HTC Vive VR games I've ever played is Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. I'm a huge fan of the show to begin with (and if you've never seen it, you really should). You get thrown right into the action and it works on the HTC Vive without any issues. It's a ton of fun, and I think you'll really enjoy it."
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    #10The Lab

    The Lab

    The Lab is a virtual reality game created by Valve for Windows. Set in the universe of Portal, another game by Valve, players take part in eight mini-games inside pocket universes within the labs of Aperture Science.



    Free- Free

    Vibhore Rathore
    Written on May 13, 2017
    "I actually own HTC Vive and have played the lab. It is a fun game to start with the VR headset. And it's free. It does offer quite a few different mini game for VR experience. I like to play the spaceship combat. And the game is very smooth(At least it doesn't give me a motion sickness, like some other games). I still playing this game once a while. It definitely one of the best VR game on the market."
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    #11Elite Dangerous

    Elite Dangerous

    Elite Dangerous is a space simulation game developed by Frontier Developments and first released in 2015. It lets players explore an open-world cutthroat galaxy where players battle it out to freedom and glory.


    Windows, PlayStation 4


    Yan Fu
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Elite: Dangerous is one of the best VR games of its generation. It offers original space combat, a large universe, responsive controls, and maximum replayability. It's well reviewed and players have enjoyed the new updates."
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    #12Universe Sandbox

    Universe Sandbox

    Universe Sandbox  is a universe simulator sandbox where the player can build or destroy on a whim. It uses real time gravity physics to make everything feel even more real.




    Albert Munoz
    Written on March 1, 2017
    "Universe Sandbox is unique. Rarely do you get to be educated and destructive at the same time but this is one of those opportunities. Observing the universe with the HTC Vive is amazing, getting to manipulate everything in it with real physics is outta this world."
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    #13Project CARS

    Project CARS

    Project CARS is a motorsport racing simulator for VR platforms and PS4. The game uses a sandbox approach for exploration. Players can access 74 vehicles, over 30 locations with 110 different courses.


    Windows, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation 4


    Matthew Sanders
    Written on January 1, 2017
    "Good graphics and realism are important in car games, especially in VR, so I'm very pleased with what Project CARS presents. I really feel like I'm in the driver's seat when in first person mode. I also like the sandbox career mode since it lets me feel like I'm making progress."
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    QuiVr is a Virtual Experience based on archery experience. You will play in a medieval fantasy environment using your bow and arrows to defeat your enemies. You can play with some friends in co-op adventure game.


    Free- $19.99

    Arnav Pawar
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "I had great fun trying this suggestion out. This is my very first VR game, and I am glad with the experience. Interactive and exciting, and I even get the chance to co-op with my friends to complete quests. A fun option to spend time with friends!"
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    Audioshield is a mix between boxing, dancing and action game. You will receive orbs with the rhythm of the music that you must block avoiding the impact. You can upload your songs, use online streaming music or use the song of the day file. 

    Windows, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift


    Brian Lee
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "Audioshield is a very fun VR Vive game. It's a low priced game with hours of entertainment and fun. At the same time, it's great at giving gamers a workout while enjoying some great music. I highly recommend this title to anyone who own a Vive VR headset."
  13. 23

    #16Vector 36

    Vector 36

    Vector 36 is a space racing simulation video game where players race on Mars using their own customized hovercraft. It was developed and published by Red River Studio for PC and Mac, as well as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets.


    Windows, Mac, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive


    Samuel Richards
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "I have had some issues with the quality of games offered by the HTC Vive. That problem has largely been solved by the release of Vector 36, which I picked up on Valve. Game is super realistic and immersive from a VR perspective and I just loved the overall quality of the game. Highly, Highly recommended. "
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    #17Fantastic Contraption

    Fantastic Contraption
    Fantastic Contraption is a building game with Vive support where the player seeks to solve puzzles through the contraptions that they build.

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Oculus Rift


    Brenda Barnett
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I found Fantastic Contraption to be an original and creative game. Creating the wide range of possible contraptions was puzzling, fun, and interesting. However, I thought the game was too simple and short to be considered one of the best HTC Vive VR games, so I only give it a 3.5/5."
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    Thumper is a classic rhythm-action game released on Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 with optional virtual reality where the player must guide a beetle along a single or dual track through a series of horrific worlds. 


    Playstation 4, Windows, Oculus Rift


    Russell Castillo
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "Thumper is a great rhythm game with intense speeds and action. It supports the HTC Vive on Steam and PlayStationVR on PlayStation. It's a neat little game that anyone with a VR headset may enjoy."
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    #19Hover Junkers

    Hover Junkers
    Hover Junkers is unique first person shooter for Vive and Rift that sees the player flying an airship that can be protected from other players with armor built through crafting. As the ship flies around, players on the ship need to shoot at adversaries in similar crafts.



    Rodolfo Blanco
    Written on June 13, 2017
    "Great HTC Vive game. Especially great if you like first person shooters."
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    #20Battle Dome

    Battle Dome
    Battle Dome is a Scifi VR shooter where you engage on 5 v 5 battles. You and your teammates must work together to destroy your enemy base before they get to yours and do the same. You need to conquer map areas because you can only teleport yourself to the areas that are in control of your team, 



    Free- $14.99

    Aadhya Kadam
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This is another fun VR game. I like certain features it has, but it is not really in my top ten. So I'd disagree that it should result from a search from "best" VR games."
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    #21Job Simulator

    Job Simulator
    Job Simulator is a first person view game for the Vive where the player takes part in mini games centered around different jobs.

    Windows, Playstation 4


    Ernesto Santillán
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This is one of the first games I purchased for the Vive and it will forever hold a special place in my steam library. There isn't a ton of replayability, but the experience is a ton of fun! The premise of the game is funny, as is the experience. Whenever anyone wants to try out the Vive this is the first game that I load up."
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    #22Lightblade VR

    Lightblade VR
    Lightblade VR is a virtual reality game that will make everyone that has been raised with the Star Wars movies really happy. The game is a training simulation for self-illuminated plasma blades like the ones used by the Jedis. You start from the scratch trained by a robot and will learn to use the blade for attacking and deflecting laser beams.



    Nancy Bennett
    Written on February 22, 2017
    "This solution does fit the problem but I was hoping for a game that felt less shallow in preview. I does give every Star Wars gen grown the chance to play Jedi though which is always a plus. And, it would be great to have more than one game to choose from. The solution itself is very limited."
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    #23Assetto Corsa

    Assetto Corsa

    Assetto Corsa is a racing sim game that is based on classic cars by BMW, AUDI, Ferrari , Lamborghini, etc. Players can start a racing career, join all types of different races, challenges, and events to play online and offline. 


    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4


    Sarah Hayes
    Written on May 28, 2017
    "The best thing about Assetto Corsa is the realism. With the inclusion of the amazing classic cars featured in the game, this is one of my favorite racing sims. The graphics are awesome and the tracks are great."
  21. 5

    #24Rec Room

    Rec Room
    Rec Room, is a VR mix of multiplayer game and social club or social media interactions where you can play different types of games with your friends from everywhere in the world. Creat your own avatar and use the multiplayer and co-op adventures. 

    Windows, HTC Vive , Oculus Rift


    Nathan Shaw
    Written on April 27, 2017
    "I think this is an interesting game to simulate a virtual world. Physically humans are restricted by distance, but I personally find this awesome and now there is no boundary anymore. We get to interact with anyone anywhere around the world, doing anything we love. What is there not to love."
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    #25Smashbox Arena

    Smashbox Arena
    Smashbox Arena is a team-based action game that is based in  insane physics-driven power-ups. Shoot, duck behind cover, and coordinate with teammates. Multiplayer for playing with your friends.

    Windows, PlayStation 4


    Madison Mitchell
    Written on April 12, 2017
    "Absolutely love the Smashbox Arena layout and game graphics. This solution addresses the issue of finding HTC Vive games. Definitely a VR game to have. "
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    Subnautica is a survival game set on an alien planet that is covered entirely by oceans. In this game, the players must go diving in order to find the resources they need. The game is in first person view and the player is the lone survivor of the Aurora spaceship.


    Windows, Mac, Xbox One, Oculus Rift


    Pamela Alexander
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "This is one of the best VR games I've played to date. The graphics on it are really awesome and the VR aspect is pretty fun."
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    #27Final Approach

    Final Approach
    Take control of the skies like never before in a full Virtual Reality world! Airplanes on fire, commuter aircraft low on fuel, mid-air collisions, emergency helicopter rescues, military exercises and so much more!


    Free- 14.99$

    Dorothy Hernandez
    Written on January 25, 2017
    "if you love simulated military or flight games, this is it for you. it's got both, and the graphics are surprisingly good and clean for gameplay without a hefty system while still being beautiful and engaging."
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    EVEREST VR is a simulation game and a 3D Virtual reality amazing and immersive experience. You can experience the journey of climbing one of the highest mountains in the world.


    Windows, Windows, PlayStation 4

    $9.99- Needs HTC Vive

    Megan Hernandez
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "VR and VR games has to be one of the best things every created for the 3D viritual reality junkie. I wouldn't say that I fully have taken to virtuality or VR games but I definitely would love to give them a try. I would love to get the experience and this looks like a lot of fun."
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    Dreadhalls is a VR horror game where you are trapped inside a massive dungeon. You'll have to explore it, survive it, and find a way to escape.  It was developed and published by White Door Games.

    Windows, Oculus Rift, Gear VR


    Paul Harrison
    Written on April 7, 2017
    "A genuinely terrifying experience. This game is so immersible that you truly feel that you are in the dungeon. I felt claustrophobic at times, terrified at times and creepy the whole way through. This is the first game that ever made me scream and jump. I loved it! Definitely pick up this game. Just make sure to play it while others are around."
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    iRacing is a cross platform online only subscription based simulation racer. Gameplay is open-ended where players can choose to play whatever races they want either by themselves for practice or online against live opponents.



    $12.99- Varies by plan

    Alice Spencer
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "There are a lot of great racing games out there and I suggest trying anything other than iRacing. This game requires you to spend so much money to actually get the full experience of the game. Your first purchase only gets you limited cars and tracks. You have to keep buying more if you want additional tracks and cars. Don't waste your money!"
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    #31Time Rifters

    Time Rifters
    Play co-operatively with your future-self in this bright block shooter. Different weapons can be used to most effectively destroy different blocks, and for some (the yellow ones) you may need to team up with past-you to finish them off.



    Gregory Moore
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "Time Rifters is a PC based game for Mac. It is not mobile nor is it VR. "


Best What are the best HTC Vive VR games
1Raw DataGames 56 Paid
2Vanishing RealmsGames 51 Paid
3EVE: ValkyrieGames 48 Paid
4The Brookhaven ExperimentGames 47 Paid
5Arizona SunshineGames 46 Paid
6Space Pirate TrainerGames 44 Paid
7Batman: Arkham VRGames 42 Paid
8SUPERHOT VRGames 38 Paid
9Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-alityGames 38 Paid
10The LabGames 35 Free

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