A selection of the best virtual reality games

Top 3 best VR games of 2024

The growing accessibility of the VR world means that a large number of gamers can now enjoy an immersive virtual reality experience. And studios are well aware of this. Some are remastering classics, while others are developing games specifically for this new technology. All this means that the choice is getting wider every year.

And if you still think virtual reality is out of your reach because of the price of hardware, know this: it's come down a lot in recent years, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the most immersive experience at home on your PC, console or cell phone.

1. Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village's VR mode is available for free on the PS Store, and all you have to do to access it is download the pack (and have the base game, of course).

Launching the game with PSVR 2 will automatically activate VR mode, and you'll be able to switch between normal and virtual modes via the menu. As you'd expect, virtual reality enhances the immersion. Right from the start, players are immersed in a world teeming with detail, with realistic characters and impressive interiors.

Enemies and creatures, already amazing in the original game, become downright terrifying in VR. Especially when they lunge at you in-game or during cinematic scenes. Sensitive souls are advised to refrain.

However, you do have the option to switch these scenes to 2D mode, which will give you a break. In VR mode, the player is fully immersed in the game's universe, so you'll have to mimic certain gestures, such as reloading weapons, healing yourself, picking up items, or aiming. And the mechanics here are particularly good.

As for the plot, it's exciting as always, and the atmosphere is just as oppressive - a real Resident Evil, the way we love it.

2. Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator already has a reputation for being one of the most graphically perfect games, as well as one of the most realistic. Add to that an immersive virtual reality experience, and you have the perfect combination for an unforgettable experience.

That's why anyone who owns an Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Steam VR or any other VR headset can use VR on their PC for free - provided they have the base game, of course. And it won't stop you from using the joysticks that many gamers use.

The Microsoft Flight Simulator VR experience is extremely immersive. If you love airplanes, you'll love being able to see the cockpit up close as if you were actually there. If you just want to enjoy the gorgeous scenery and incredible sense of freedom, then the view from the game while flying is what you're looking for.

A must-play if you love virtual reality. However, keep in mind that the game is for PC gamers only.

3. Vertigo 2

Vertigo 2 is a VR shooter developed by Zach Tsiakalis-Brown. The shooter is surprisingly well designed. The weapons, available upgrades, and unexpected elements keep the player constantly in suspense. The game is reminiscent of popular games, but at the same time it manages to integrate its features seamlessly.

Technically, the game is very enjoyable even on older computers. It offers an impressive variety of levels, quests and in-game elements, making it a complete and engaging VR experience.

In addition to the actual shooting, Vertigo 2 offers escape scenes, challenging puzzles, space mini-games, and an intriguing story with memorable characters. While the plot twists and turns can be confusing at first, they add to the game's intensity.

All in all, Vertigo 2 is an impressive achievement by an independent developer that rivals the products of major studios in terms of scope, variety, and quality of execution.

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