Guide to the best HTC Vive games that you can play today

HTC Vive games

Now the trend is Virtual Reality gaming and HTC Vive is an exciting piece of technology, offering an immersive virtual reality experience.   Though VR is still in its early stages, many developers are still trying to figure out the best way to craft compelling games. Here are the 13 best HTC Vive games that you can play today.

 1. Superhot

Super Hot VR HTC Vive Game

Superhot VR turns an already innovative and exciting shooter puzzler into an even more memorable experience on the Vive. The stop time mechanic transitions from any movement to the player’s hands wielding the Vive controllers. With the precise tracking system offered by the Vive, fluid, precise movements can be made with little frustration. The goal of Superhot VR is the same as the original and that is to work your way through white rooms by dismembering foes with calculated movements. Superhot VR now also includes the massive Superhot forever update, bringing hours of new replayable challenges, achievements and hardcore endless levels to Superhot VR’s time-bending gameplay.

Buy from Oculus at AU$24.99

2.  Adr1ft


ADR1FT is an immersive First Person Experience (FPX) that tells the story of an astronaut in peril. Floating silently amongst the wreckage of a destroyed space station with no memory and a severely damaged EVA suit slowly leaking oxygen, the only survivor struggles to determine the cause of the catastrophic event that took the lives of everyone on board. The player fights to stay alive by exploring the wreckage for precious resources, and overcomes the challenges of an unforgiving environment to repair the damaged EEV and safely return home.

The main draw of Adr1ft ends up being its stunning visuals. You truly will feel as if you are there. Throughout the roughly four hour experience, you will mostly be gazing at the environments while slowing trying to save yourself. Admittedly, the controls can be rough, but as a visual display, Adr1ft is certainly worth checking out.

Buy it now from Steam or at Oculus for $19.99

 3. Rez Infinite

Rez Infinite

Rez Infinite is a pitch-perfect VR adaptation where on-rails shooter you are taken through a hazard-filled computer network, but the chaos that comes from all directions, the enemies that you must aim and shoot at, pop when in VR. There’s also something about the way the shifting environments — the lines, polygons, and bright flourishes that comes alive when strapped into a headset. Combine the fast and enticing gameplay with the rhythmic soundtrack, and it’s easy to get fully immersed on HTC Vive.

 Buy it now from Oculus for $24.99

 4. Fallout 4

Fall out 4

Fallout 4 is one of the most ambitious role-playing games of all time, combining an improved combat system with Bethesda’s legendary world-building and quest design. This game throws you into ithe game to live out your vault-dwelling dreams in virtual reality,  not just a small section of the game, but the entire experience. With the stop-and-go V.A.T.S. combat system and a slower movement speed than comparable virtual reality titles, Fallout 4 VR can be played for long stretches of time.

Buy this game for HTC Vive from Steam

 5. Raw Data

Raw Data Game

Raw Data is one of the best VR games that transports you to the future to take down an evil corporation. Eden Corporation has control of 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.

Buy it now from Oculus at $39.99

 6. Eagle Flight

Eagle Flight

As the name suggests Eagle Flight sees you control an eagle over the streets of Paris. Humans have been extinct for 50 years, so now animals have dominion over everything. Eagle Flight gives you a breathtaking vantage point over historic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower. The action comes in when you swoop down to fight off other animals from honing in on your territory. The aerial dogfights are exciting, but perhaps most interesting when enjoyed via the game’s competitive multiplayer mode.

Buy from Oculus at $39.99

 7. Rec Room

Rec Room Game

A social VR experience, Rec Room is a sort of VR social space that gives players the ability to hang out and play colorful mini-games with other players. Controlling an avatar, you can play basketball, soccer, paintball, disc golf, charades, and more, and all of it is played with room-scale VR that really immerses you in the action. Rec Room is one of the more relaxed experiences available on the HTC Vive, and since it’s in early access, more mini-games are expected to be added over time. As it stands, Rec Room is free to download and play, making it a no-brainer for HTC Vive owners.

Download this free game from Oculus

8. Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter

Serious Sam VR

Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter delivers a faithful re-master 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 is 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.

Buy it now from Steam.

9. Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives

Job Simulator

In Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives, you can work as a convenience store clerk, a mechanic, a chef, and an office worker. As mundane as that may sound, it turns out that everyday tasks are much more enthralling in VR. It helps that Job Simulator has quirky humor, but for the most part, the experience excels because almost everything you see is a point of interaction. Simply picking up, moving, and throwing things in VR is a joy.

Buy it now from Oculus at $19.99

10. Arizona Sunshine

Arizona Sunshine

Arizona Sunshine is yet another game filled with flesh-devouring zombies, but it’s in VR. Getting chased by the undead feels a lot less blasé when you feel like you’re there. Exploring the game’s vast, barren world, a pack of zombies is never far behind. Arizona Sunshine‘s campaign is playable solo and cooperatively. When you’re done, there is a proper horde mode to get at with up to four players.

Buy it now from Oculus at $39.99

11. Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Star Trek Bridge Crew

Star Trek: Bridge Crew does an exceedingly good job at capturing the essence of a Star Trek space battle in VR. You explore the stars and universe with a team of four aboard your spaceship. One pilots the ship, another serves as an engineer while another makes tactical choices. The fourth teammate serves as the captain, looking over all of the work at a global level. As a team-oriented experience, Bridge Crew is at its absolute best when you have three friends to play with. If you’re remotely interested in Star Trek and have friends to play with, you shouldn’t miss it.

Buy from Oculus at $49.99

12. Thumper


Thumper is a “rhythm violence” game that puts players in control of a metallic beetle, which races along a psychedelic highway to confront and defeat gigantic monsters. Players then use simple, intuitive commands to avoid obstacles along the track, lean into turns, and hop over rails.

The hazards are synced with the game’s soundtrack and consist of militant drums and ominous soundscapes. Even with the distance granted by a monitor, Thumper feels oppressive, but in virtual reality, it truly becomes a grinding descent into hell. While the game’s various environments look great in VR, the boss fights are truly awe-inspiring. Massive, cosmic horrors are rarely as menacing as they are in VR.

Buy it now from Oculus from $19.99

13. Space Pirate Trainer

Space Pirate Trainer

The game takes place largely on an isolated platform. Players hold the Vive controllers in their hands, each one acting as an in-game gun. These guns can be set to perform a variety of actions, allowing you to fire in bursts or using powerful charged shots. Increasingly difficult waves of robotic enemies will attack you, and as they do, you must shoot them down while dodging their attacks. This simple gameplay is surprisingly fun, however, as it gets you moving and multitasking. There are few VR experiences more thrilling than twirling around incoming lasers and firing back, guns akimbo.

Buy it now from Oculus at $14.99

Besides these the new games that you can enjoy are e-Bot VR, Regenisis Arcade Deluxe, Operation Apex, Fallout 4 VR, Orch Star, Shooty Fruity, Battle for the last chicken, Ancient Code, Jida Chronicle Chaos Frontier, Surv1v3 and more.

If you are new to HTC vive then read our next guide.

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