What are the best VR games on Steam?

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  1. 85



    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


    Jean Reid
    Written on March 28, 2017
    "I always want to find new games to play, but I have trouble with it because I don't want to just browse in case the game I pick ends up being bad. I never want to waste my gaming time on something that just isn't fun. So I looked up the best games, the award winners, and Superhot VR deserves its place! Its great reviews and awards drew me first, but the gameplay is what won't let me go. It's fast-paced and thrilling and, most of all, fun."
  2. 82

    #2Elite 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


    Joyce Wang
    Written on August 30, 2018
    "Games about spaceship has never been this fun and realistic through virtual reality. This is a mmo but you can also play singleplayer if you desire to. It supports vr esp during the oculus devkit days. Controls are pretty tricky tho bec there are a lot of them. "
  3. 78

    #3Vanishing 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.



    Amanda Larson
    Written on June 7, 2017
    "The graphics in this game the first time I played it had me rooted to the spot in awe like I was watching a Peter Jackson panorama shot in an epic fantasy film. And then I was dodging like a maniac so the orc didn't bash my head in. It really shows off the best of virtual reality games in terms of visuals and motion, and the sword fighting is fairly realistic. I can actually block and dodge, and the enemies can too. I wish it were a little more original in theme and story, but I enjoyed it anyway despite some cliches."
  1. 77

    #4The 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

    Aaron Howard
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Steam has been my favorite source for gaming purchases, but I hadn't found a VR game there that I really wanted to get into. However, when I discovered The Lab, I noticed it had all of the content that I was looking for. It lets you engage in really involving tasks including funny missions like adopting a robotic dog as well as more traditional tasks like defending your position. It helps me pass many hours and is a source of great entertainment."
  2. 73

    #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


    Helen Elliott
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "For avid VR game players, this is a great game to play in first person shooters. The game is well-paced, and loaded with action and fun. The control system help put the player in the center of the action, giving the thrill of VR. My neighbor bought this game just last week and is completely hooked onto it. "
  3. 73

    #6Project 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


    Tiffany Franklin
    Written on January 18, 2017
    "I was looking for something good on steam for some racing experience. I tried the Project CARS, which is a racing simulator using sandbox. It has okay, not really something that will get me to come back to play over and over."
  4. 72

    #7Fantastic 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


    Micaela Saucedo
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "So fun! I am still new to the world of virtual reality but this game is a must. It's fun to play and so creative and imaginative. There is no right or wrong way to play the game (the goal is to get a purple ball across the island) it's just if your contraption that you built gets it there. It's a way of building and yet intertwining technology. Really well done and engaging. "
  5. 68


    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


    Doris Nguyen
    Written on April 15, 2017
    "Audioshield is like Dance Dance Revolution on VR steroids. I wore myself out because I was having too much fun "dancing" along the beatmaps and using my shields to catch the orbs. The streaming was smooth and I liked being able to use my own songs. Sure, it isn't the most technical game and it's not made to be a story, but it's an addictive game that gets me some exercise while it entertains me."
  6. 67

    #9Job 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


    Cynthia Herrera
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "Hello, fellow humans! Join us on Job Simulator as we learn How To Job as the humans did in the past! This game sounds bland on paper, but it is hilariously fun. I loved experiencing how robots would perceive human "work", in the best traditions of modern satire and silliness. It isn't really a hard game and I didn't feel particularly challenged, but I was laughing enough to make it worth it."
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    #10Raw 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


    Larry Little
    Written on April 24, 2017
    "Being able to live and exist in a sci-fi world has always been thought as only possible in books, comics, and on TV, but "Raw Data" aims to make living in a sci-fi world possible. This VR title delivers an excellent sci-fi experience with its constant interaction with enemy robots and an immersive world and an immersive story. The controls are great and so is its optimization making for a pleasant VR and sci-fi experience. "
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    #11Space 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


    Jiang Bai
    Written on June 29, 2017
    "The game looks really cool. I could not stop myself watching all the movies in the Steam side of the game. VR games are still considered to be new in the market so I think Spare Pirate Trainer is one of the best."
  9. 60



    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

    Teresa Perez
    Written on July 21, 2017
    "If you like to race a clean, skill-based race, iRacing is probably your game. It was fun for me to dedicate some free time to improving my driving and learning not to wreck, but I didn't really find it challenging and exciting, so if that's what you're after, it might not be for you. The graphics are beautiful and calling it a simulator is spot-on, but it isn't what I'd call a "game" for the typical gamer. If you want recreation and fun, look elsewhere."
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    #13Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a first-person survival horror game produced by Capcom Co., Ltd. In the game, players assume the role of Ethan Winters, a young man who receives an email from a woman claiming to be Ethan's wife Mia. 


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Julia Castañeda
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "I happened upon this resource a few months ago while searching for a list of the best virtual reality games on Steam, and it was basically just a page describing the good points of one game. I ended up trying out Resident Evil 7 as a result of the blurb I read there, and I found the game to be average in terms of engagement and unremarkable in terms of its VR effects. There was really nothing wrong with it, but I'd have liked to see a few more recommendations here in the first place, in terms of product."
  11. 57

    #14Batman: 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


    Charles Campbell
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "The ever popular Batman: Arkham Asylum now has a VR version. Totally immerse yourself in Batman's world. Truly explore Gotham with the power of VR and see what it feels like to really be Batman. You can be the greatest crime fighter in the Arkham universe and have fun at the same time."
  12. 54

    #15Hover 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.



    Brian Marshall
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "VR and gunfights make for a fantastic multiplayer gaming experience. Lots of fun and I loved the intensity of a VR gunfight! Building defenses, hiding and ambushing were all well realized and it all felt like VR should feel!"
  13. 51


    #SelfieTennis is a casual virtual reality focused tennis game that has the simple goal of volleying the ball back and forth with ones self as long as possible.


    Free- $19.99

    Carolyn Lewis
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This is something to do when you are bored and need to kill time. The game is a little silly and not something I play for too long. It's fun in short spurts and not too challenging. "
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    #17Vector 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


    Julie Kelley
    Written on May 29, 2017
    "While this game looks solid and is on steam it is not a VR game. That makes it not a very good solution as VR seems to be pretty important for what I'm looking for."
  15. 46

    #18Cloudlands : VR Minigolf

    Cloudlands : VR Minigolf
    This is VR experience mini-golf game. With single player mode, online, multiplayer and a editor to build, share and play other user created holes.



    Rose Alvarez
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "There are a lot of different VR games on Steam but for a person looking to find the best, the selection is not that good. I decided to give Cloudlands : VR Minigolf a try without much hope but it turned out to be one of the better games that I've tried on VR."
  16. 45

    #19Lightblade 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.



    George Weber
    Written on August 15, 2017
    "It certainly seems interesting, I'll give you that. Additionally, with the $4 price tag, it likely won't be that big of a regretful purchase. However, it is only a training simulator and in no way should it be construed as a complete game. It's a good solution to fiddle with, due in part to its price, but not a good solution if you're looking for an actual complete game."
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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

    Aradhya Gupta
    Written on March 25, 2017
    "QuiVR lives up to its game title. Action through and through with enemies to beat and thanks to multiplayer mode, you can explore and defend yourself along with friends, great game."
  18. 41

    #21Battle 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

    Linda Gibson
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "If you are lucky enough to have a VR, and enough people are online for you to join a game, this is a simple shooter game that is surprisingly fun to play. It has low quality graphics that reminds me of the old days of gaming, but because it is stripped of much else, it has great playability."
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    #22Universe 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.




    Willie Munoz
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This is a really interesting and fun game, if a bit rough. You can essentially play "god," creating (and destroying) your own universe. While its fun, it IS early access, and I don't think its worth the price they're asking."
  20. 37

    #23Rec 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


    Paul Curtis
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "This is just a nice, casual, feel good game. It's like being in a college dorm again or something. Good variety of games to play. Not something I'd play often though"
  21. 36

    #24The 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


    Jose Obrien
    Written on January 4, 2017
    "I was looking for a good scary vr game and was recommended this. It is not the best, nor the scariest I've played, but sure is fun. You will definitely jump from the monsters a few times and the weapons are pretty good 8/10"
  22. 34

    #25Final 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$

    Arthur Smith
    Written on July 18, 2017
    "Final Approach is a fun VR game about maintaining airplanes and airfields. It is your job to take care of the planes and get rid of obstacles that may come in their paths, simply by using your hands. If you're just getting into VR, check this title out, I enjoyed it!"
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    #26Smashbox 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


    Rogelio Vega
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Smashbox Arena is a wildly addictive team-based game. You can play it in single-player mode too, but the real fun comes when you're working with a team. Smashbox Arena pairs great with your VR headset (HTC Vive and Oculus Rift). And at 20 bucks on Steam, it's a heck of a deal. "
  24. 31

    #27Ski Jump VR

    Ski Jump VR
    SKi Jump VR is a ski jumping simulator for VR systems like HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift, that let you jump in 10 different jump hills in complete first person perspective.

    Windows, Android


    Joyce Turner
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "If you like VR games then Ski Jump VR is a game that is very realistic and similuates real skiing. this game has a lot of variety including 10 different jump hills. Very enjoyable and thrilling game."
  25. 28


    Glitchspace is an abstract FPS game. Explore a cyberspace world of reprogrammable geometry,, enhance your toolbox through the functions you unlock, allowing you to craft your own programs and discover key programming concepts through the puzzles you solve.

    Windows, Mac


    Claire Chang
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "Glitchspace is definitely a game that's designed to make you think. If you like a mental challenge, you're not going to be disappointing. It makes me feel like I'm Tron, trapped in my own little cyberspace world, trying to reprogram the mysteries of my new universe. "
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    #29Time 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.



    Harry Ramos
    Written on May 20, 2017
    "Time Rifters is a good VR game. This is an unusual game in that you are a single player shooter playing as your own teammates. You get 4 lifes and have to kill as many enemies as you can. Each time you get a new life you have ghosts from your past lives that help you. However is it one of the best VR games on Steam. Not really. A list of top 10 is at https://www.vrheads.com/these-are-10-best-early-access-vr-games-steam "
  27. 23

    #30Hover: Revolt of Gamers

    Hover: Revolt of Gamers

    Hover: Revolt of Gamers is a fast-paced single and multiplayer Parkour game in a futuristic 3D Open World.




    Christopher Hudson
    Written on May 11, 2017
    "This game is a killer VR experience. You get the feel of actually being in the game. Jump into this game, build your team and start your hover board takeover of a futuristic battlefield. The 3D Open World is yours to rule. Hover: Revolt of the Gamers is a fantastic gaming experience you won't forget. Your team will rebel against the forces of evil and challenge the security forces that rule the city!"
  28. 21


    Kairo is a 3D exploration and puzzle-solving game developed by Locked Door Puzzle and published by Lupus Studios Limited. This game explores vast abandoned monuments and brings strange and ancient machinery back to life.

    Windows, Mac


    Marilyn Cooper
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This looks like an interesting way to learn about VR systems. I think that games can help you learn the ins and outs in a fun and productive way."
  29. 20

    #32Legend of Dungeon

    Legend of Dungeon
    Legend of Dungeon is a roguelike beat-'em-up with a dungeon crawler dynamic. You will find a lot of different enemies, weapons, puzzles, surprises during your wandering of the mazes and dungeons you will be set in.



    Daniel Rios
    Written on June 30, 2017
    "I recently entered into VR gaming and was looking for some good VR games on Steam. I was recommended Legend of Dungeon, but after looking at it it doesn't seem to be VR based. As such, despite the game looking great, I would not recommend this game to anyone looking for a good VR based game."
  30. 18

    #33Classroom Aquatic

    Classroom Aquatic

    The world’s first underwater stealth trivia game! Play as a foreign exchange diver student in a school for dolphins, cheating, sabotaging, and manipulating your way to the top of the class!




    James Torres
    Written on March 11, 2017
    "classroom Aquatic is an interesting game to play.It is cool because it's underwater and there are many things to do.I like the fact that you can cheat and get away with things in the game"
  31. 15


    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


    Larry Harrison
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "I had heard good things about this game, so I downloaded it. I was starting out fine, but then the game completely froze on me. It would not do anything and no matter what I did I couldn't get it to respond. I had to restart my phone and retry. The game worked this time, but it was laughably easy to beat, so it wasn't worth playing for very long. "
  32. 15


    Hawken is a free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter game created by Hawken Entertainment. It features strategic, fast-paced gameplay, and various game modes including in-game purchases as a source of revenue.

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Peter Wade
    Written on April 7, 2017
    "Hawken is now one of my favorite games, I haven't played anything on steam since Half Life and Counterstrike first came out and this game is a must have addition to the steam platform, give it a try and you won't be dissapointed"
  33. 14



    Slice&Dice is an entertaining VR puzzle game where your dice needs to end in a specific goal frame. The game mechanics are based on realistic physics laws and based on that, you can affect the different dice and environments to achieve your goals.


    Windows, Xbox One, Oculus Rift


    Kyle Obrien
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "a pretty nifty puzzle game, the biggest thing going for it it's that it's in vr"
  34. 11

    #37Surgeon Simulator

    Surgeon Simulator
    Surgeon Simulator is a simulation game for various consoles. Become a doctor and save all your patients in this 3D surgeon simulator. You will find yourself in lots of medical emergencies, so get ready to perform dangerous surgical procedures. 


    Android, PlayStation 4, Windows, iOS, Mac, Linux


    Lauren Hunt
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "This app is a bit on the comical side. You can do anything you want to BOB. You can be a dentist and look at his teeth or be a surgeon and do surgeries on him. This gives you insight in being a surgeon. You can unlock achievements and also play several different levels."
  35. 10

    #38VR SNIPER

    With VR Sniper you can save a city in the desert from the terrorists. To enjoy this 3D/360 game you'll only need your smartphone and a VR Headset. This game also can be played without a VR headset, but a big screen is trully recommended.


    Free- 0

    Sanvi Malik
    Written on December 25, 2017
    "VR Sniper is not on Steam to my knowledge, but regardless, it's not that great of a game. It's good to test out VR, but that's about it. Too boring for any long term play."
  36. 5



    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

    Nathan Vargas
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "All i can say is just wow, these VR games are something you have to own. Well if you do not want to own them i suggest you at least try them. Your whole view of Virtual Reality will change . I was never a big fan of VR but i have to give props to Everest VR , they are everything i thought VR was and more. "
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    #40Paper Dolls

    Paper Dolls

    Paper Dolls is a virtual-reality horror game developed and published by Beijing Litchi Culture Media Co., Ltd. It offers a first-person feature game which has oriental elements that let you explore the ancient ruins of Qing Dynasty.


    Windows, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift


    Samantha Sanders
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This game is an interesting concept. I enjoyed playing it when it worked. The problem is that it rarely worked for long and I quickly got frustrated. If the game was more stable, I think it would be an above average game. "


Best What are the best VR games on Steam
1SUPERHOT VRGames 85 Paid
2Elite DangerousGames 82 Paid
3Vanishing RealmsGames 78 Paid
4The LabGames 77 Free
5Arizona SunshineGames 73 Paid
6Project CARSGames 73 Paid
7Fantastic ContraptionGames 72 Paid
8AudioshieldGames 68 Paid
9Job SimulatorGames 67 Paid
10Raw DataGames 66 Paid

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