The Best Exploration Games for HTC Vive

Update, : Anima added at rank #3.
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No Man's Sky (2016)

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No Man's Sky is a game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated universe.

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  • inventory
  • exploration
  • survival
  • crafting
  • sci-fi
  • pirates
  • resource
  • discovery
  • trading
  • aliens
  • space
  • sandbox
  • combat
  • endless
  • narrative

2

Falcon Age (2019)

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Bond with a baby falcon and go on an adventure. Falcon Age is a first-person, single-player action adventure where you’ll play as Ara in her fight to reclaim her cultural legacy in the lost art of falcon hunting against a force of automated colonizers.


  • robots
  • cute
  • action-adventure
  • crafting
  • first-person
  • exploration
  • conversation
  • open-world
  • combat
  • vr
  • character
  • customization
  • colourful
  • single-player
  • needle

3

Anima (2019)

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Anima by Vivia, a virtual reality music video experience.


  • action-adventure
  • hack-and-slash
  • third-person
  • 3d
  • exploration
  • fantasy
  • single-player
  • magic
  • arpg
  • colourful
  • simulation
  • atmospheric
  • action
  • rpg
  • combat

4

Windlands (2016)

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A first person grappling hook exploration game. Soar through the ruins of a fallen civilisation and discover the secrets of the ancient world. Windlands has been developed primarily for Virtual Reality headsets, but is also a great experience for those without headsets. It appeals to those who want to explore the breathtaking vistas at a relaxing pace, while the challenging routes attract gamers who like to master the skill of soaring through the towering environments at top speed.

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  • exploration
  • vr
  • first-person
  • parkour
  • replay-value
  • atmospheric
  • rift-enabled
  • wiimote

5

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015)

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Platforming is back in this new iconic iteration of the famous action adventure franchise. The new combat system offers more stealth and sneak attack options and you can now explore underwater. Young lara is still battleling for survival and will be able to make her way using improvised weapons and crafting upgrades for them.


  • stealth
  • crafting
  • exploration
  • card
  • action-adventure
  • puzzle
  • supernatural
  • adventure
  • survival
  • combat
  • open-world
  • platform
  • quick-time-event
  • narrative
  • cover

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