The 50 best games for HTC Vive

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1# DOTA 2 - 1997

Review90Score

The definitive version of the cult classic shooter, Shadow Warrior Classic Redux features remastered visuals and two massive expansion packs. Corporations rule every facet of life in a near-future Japan and employ Shadow Warriors, one-man armies of unparalleled skill, to protect their power and forcefully remove all opposition.
DOTA 2 is a free to play. DOTA 2 is a strategy game in teams (MOBA).

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2# Project CARS - 2017

Review82Score

Project CARS is the ultimate driver journey!
Project CARS is a racing simulation game.

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3# Elite: Dangerous - 2017

Review80Score

Take control of your own starship in a cutthroat galaxy. Elite Dangerous brings gaming’s original open world adventure into the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entirety of the Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.
Elite: Dangerous is a Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) simulation game in space.

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4# Ice Lakes - 2016

Review98Score

Ice Lakes is a modern ice fishing simulator with different single and multiplayer game modes and sandbox approach to wintertime fishing. Use and customize wide selection of fishing gear and learn how changing season, bottom topology, time of day and weather conditions affects fish behavior.
Ice Lakes is a open-world simulation game.

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5# Destinations - 2008

Review96Score

Early Access

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Destinations lets you explore both real and imaginary places in virtual reality with friends. Visit different countries, explore your favorite game environment, or play games with other players – invite your friends and go explore!
Destinations is a free to play. Destinations is a casual VR city-building game.

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6# Allumette - 2016

Review94Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Allumette tells a story about love, sacrifice and a deep bond between a young girl and her mother.
Allumette is a casual VR game.

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7# Thumper - 2017

Review85Score

Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront a maniacal giant head from the future.
Thumper is a rhythm game.

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8# Cosmic Trip - 2016

Review93Score

Early Access

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Cosmic Trip is an interstellar VR-native first-person real-time strategy game, playable with the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. Build and command swarms of cosmobots to harvest resources and battle against the slimy alien forces!
Cosmic Trip is a VR RTS (real-time strategy) game.

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9# Nevermind - 2017

Review74Score

Nevermind ushers you into dark and surreal worlds within the minds of trauma patients. When played with biofeedback technology (via a standard webcam and/or supported heart rate sensor), Nevermind picks up on indications of fear—lashing out if you allow your feelings of anxiety to get the better of you.
Nevermind is a horror game.

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10# Lunar Flight - 2012

Review89Score

A modern take on the classic arcade game, Lunar Lander, Lunar Flight extends the experience to a fully fictionalized and accessible lunar module simulator
Lunar Flight is a VR simulation game in space.

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11# Lethal VR - 2016

Review90Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Lethal VR is an immersive Virtual Reality weapons experience created especially for the HTC Vive by Three Fields Entertainment, creators of Burnout, BLACK and Dangerous Golf. Step into our VR Weapons Range and prepare for your skills to be tested.
Lethal VR is a VR simulation game.

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12# Please, Don't Touch Anything 3D - 2016

Review89Score

Covering for a colleague who is taking a bathroom break, you find yourself in front of a mysterious console consisting of a green screen monitor with a live image of an unknown city. Defiant button pressers are now presented with over 30 engaging puzzles that spring from hidden compartments inside the mysterious console.
Please, Don't Touch Anything 3D is a casual puzzle game.

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13# The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed - 2016

Review88Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Your missing sister, an ancient machine, and a sinister presence await within The Gallery, an episodic, built-for-VR game inspired by dark 80’s fantasy films. Step into a VR adventure with groundbreaking new game mechanics, in a forgotten world filled with bizarre characters and wonder.
The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed is a VR puzzle adventure game.

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14# SUPERHOT VR - 2017

Review87Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Lose track of what’s real. Commit yourself, body and mind. Confront the evocative, elegantly brutal world of SUPERHOT VR. Enemies pouring into the room from all sides, a dozen bullets coursing through the air.... wait. Something is different here....
SUPERHOT VR is a FPS (First Person Shooter) game.

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15# The Walk - 2016

Review88Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Welcome to the Walk Experience. It is time to enjoy virtual reality and push yourselves beyond the limits. This elevator is going to take you very high above ground. Remember this experience is safe. Relax.
The Walk is a interactive simulation game.

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16# Final Approach - 2016

Review88Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

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!
Final Approach is a casual VR strategy simulation game.

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17# War Thunder - 2013

Review78Score

War Thunder is a free-to-play, cross-platform MMO combat game for Windows, Linux, Mac and PlayStation®4 dedicated to military vehicles used in the World War II and the Korean War periods. Fight in major air, land, and sea battles, with international players in an ever developing environment.
War Thunder is a simulation game.

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18# Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes - 2015

Review84Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Find yourself trapped alone in a room with a ticking time bomb. Your friends have the manual to defuse it, but they can't see the bomb, so you're going to have to talk it out – fast!
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a VR local multiplayer puzzle game.

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19# Gladius - 2003

Review80Score

Early Access

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Gladius is an immersive sword fighting game set in the ancient Rome. As a gladiator, you will choose your weapons, train against different enemies, and finally fight for your freedom in an epic battle against the mightiest warriors and creatures of the ancient world. Win the crowd and you will win your freedom.
Gladius is a tactical RPG game.

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20# Pool Nation VR - 2016

Review87Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Bringing the virtual pub experience to your living room, SportsBar VR is the ultimate social VR game. Featuring an awesome set of bar games and incredible pool simulation SportsBar VR provides one of the most immersive single player, and social multiplayer experiences in VR.
Pool Nation VR is a VR pool simulation game.

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21# Chunks - 2016

Review88Score
Screenshot of the video game Chunks
Screenshot of the video game Chunks
Screenshot of the video game Chunks

Early Access

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Build and share worlds, design rideable roller-coasters, or try out user created game modes and tools in this block-based VR sandbox.
Chunks is a VR sandbox simulation game.

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22# Job Simulator - 2016

Review75Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

In a world where robots have replaced all human jobs, step into the "Job Simulator" to learn what it was like 'to job'.
Job Simulator is a VR simulation game.

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23# Audioshield - 2016

Review86Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Block the beats! Audioshield puts you at the point of impact for every hit in your songs. Block incoming orbs with your shields and feel the music. Works with any song file, plus online music streaming and Song of the Day.
Audioshield is a VR game.

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24# Trackmania Turbo - 2016

Review78Score

Trackmania offers you the ultimate arcade racing universe where everything is about reaching the perfect racing time. Test your skills in over 200 tracks, experience immediate fun by challenging your friends at home (offline splitscreen) or online.
Trackmania Turbo is a multiplayer racing game.

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25# Surge - 2006

Review87Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Surge is a short music video made by Arjan van Meerten and produced at House of Secrets.
Surge is a VR game.

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26# Carpe Lucem - Seize The Light VR - 2016

Review87Score
Screenshot of the video game Carpe Lucem - Seize The Light VR
Screenshot of the video game Carpe Lucem - Seize The Light VR
Screenshot of the video game Carpe Lucem - Seize The Light VR

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Carpe Lucem challenges and entertains players by transferring classical 2D puzzles into the virtual space. It creates a whole new way of interacting and playing mind teasing puzzle games and it made nobody sick in hundreds of demos at trade shows. VR equipment such as HTC Vive or Oculus required.
Carpe Lucem - Seize The Light VR is a casual VR strategy puzzle game.

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27# Found - 2015

Review87Score

Early Access

Requires a virtual reality headset.

“A dimly lit train cabin … swaying grassy plains … flickering fireflies … a mighty dragon.” Found is an interactive short film experience. Its story speaks to the connection and lack there of between nature, technology and fellow travelers as you make your way through a fantastical yet familiar world.
Found is a free to play. Found is a VR game.

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28# EVERSPACE - 2017

Review83Score

EVERSPACE™ combines fast-paced combat with roguelike elements, great visuals and a captivating story. It takes you on a challenging journey through an ever-changing, beautifully crafted universe full of surprises. Shoot, craft and loot your way to victory while the odds are stacked against you.
EVERSPACE is a rogue-like game in space.

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29# Tethered - 2017

Review82Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Thirteen unique islands await your guiding hand in this beautiful and engrossing virtual reality strategy game, unlike anything you have experienced before!
Tethered is a cute strategy game.

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30# Shatter Quest - 2016

Review85Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Put your tennis skills to the test in this Virtual Reality adventure game. You must save the angels from the terrifying monster that has come to this peaceful forest. Break the walls that trap you and find the path to battle this evil creature and save the forest.
Shatter Quest is a casual VR game in a science fiction world.

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31# Redout - 2016

Review84Score

Redout is a tribute to the old racing monsters such as F-Zero, WipeOut, Rollcage, and POD. It is designed to be an uncompromising, fast, tough and satisfying driving experience, soaked in that vertigo that stands at the core of the arcade racing genre.
Redout is a VR fast-paced racing game.

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32# Water Bears VR - 2016

Review83Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Requires HTC Vive to play. Free trapped water bears by rerouting, remixing and redirecting water flows in a frolicking 3D environment! Water Bears VR is the next evolution of Water Bears, winner of the 2015 Serious Play Awards “Best in Show” and the 2015 CTR “Editor’s Choice for Excellence in Design.
Water Bears VR is a casual VR puzzle game.

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33# AirMech: Command - 2017

Review84Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

AirMech Command is the definitive Action/RTS experience in VR. With all new tactical room-space controls AND ground-level flight controls, you can command troops and units from orbit, or grab the stick and pilot your AirMech directly. Play Solo, Co-Op, or PVP with dozens of 'Mechs, customizable armies, and unlockable vanity items.
AirMech: Command is a VR RTS (real-time strategy) game (MOBA).

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34# Sketchfab VR - 2016

Review83Score
Screenshot of the video game Sketchfab VR
Screenshot of the video game Sketchfab VR
Screenshot of the video game Sketchfab VR

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Teleport yourself to Rome, hold a beating heart, or walk among dinosaurs. Open Sketchfab VR to discover a showcase of explorations through remote places, fantastic creatures, game worlds, cultural heritage, science and other wonders.
Sketchfab VR is a VR adventure game.

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35# Distance - 2014

Review83Score

Early Access

Distance is survival racing. Fusing arcade racing action with exploration, your car must survive by jumping, rotating, and flying through a deadly and mysterious city.
Distance is a fast-paced racing game.

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36# Dragonflight - 1992

Review83Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Produced by the academy award winning cinematic CGI masters behind The Matrix, Life of Pi, Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Zootopia, Snow White & the Huntsman. Feel the thrill of riding on your very own dragon in virtual reality.
Dragonflight is a RPG game in a fantasy world.

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37# Arcane - 2015

Review82Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

You have arrived on a small island with nothing but a stack of magical weapons. A local warlock has been summoning elementals and causing chaos. You're here to fight and brawl your way to the top of the island, restoring peace to this arcane battleground.
Arcane is a Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) RPG game.

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38# Pinball FX2 VR - 2016

Review80Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Creating a brand new way to play pinball that deftly combines the look and feel of digital pinball with the sensation of a real-world experience, Pinball FX2 VR is the premiere place for pinball action in VR!
Pinball FX2 VR is a simulation game.

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39# Catlateral Damage - 2015

Review81Score

Catlateral Damage is a first-person destructive cat simulator where you play as a cat on a rampage, knocking as much stuff onto the ground as possible.
Catlateral Damage is a first-person simulation game.

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40# DCS World - 2013

Review80Score

Feel the excitement of flying the Su-25T "Frogfoot" attack jet and the TF-51D "Mustang" in the free-to-play Digital Combat Simulator World!
DCS World is a free to play. DCS World is a simulation game.

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41# Murder of Crows Dendi's Pudge Set - 2013

Review84Score

Dota is a competitive game of action and strategy, played both professionally and casually by millions of passionate fans worldwide. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players.
Murder of Crows Dendi's Pudge Set is a free to play. Murder of Crows Dendi's Pudge Set is a game in teams (MOBA).

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42# Deadlock - 1998

Review82Score

Early Access

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Computer networks control everything in the world, therefore evil forces seek to control them. You are an experienced Systems Administrator in charge of a large and powerful network, and you hear disturbing rumors of a shadowy organization, a lunatic hacker, and his digital army.
Deadlock is a VR twin-stick turn-based strategy game.

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43# Eagle Flight - 2016

Review73Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Developed exclusively for VR Eagle Flight sends you to the skies of Paris to experience the freedom of flying like never before! As an eagle, you soar past iconic landmarks and dive through narrow streets in order to fight opponents and protect your territory.
Eagle Flight is a open-world simulation game in teams that can be played with controllers.

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44# Chess Ultra - 2017

Review82Score

Introducing Chess Ultra; the most breathtaking chess game ever made. Experience stunning 4K visuals, seamless online multiplayer, Grandmaster approved AI and full VR compatibility.
Chess Ultra is a casual simulation game.

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45# EVE: Valkyrie - 2016

Review73Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Become an elite fighter pilot and immerse yourself in virtual reality space combat. Welcome to the next life.
EVE: Valkyrie is a multiplayer simulation game in space in a science fiction world.

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46# The Solus Project - 2016

Review77Score

The Solus Project is a single player exploration adventure with survival elements. The adventure is set on a mysterious planet and is the spiritual successor to The Ball - 2010 PC Gamer Action/Adventure Game Of The Year...
The Solus Project is a survival game in a science fiction world.

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47# InMind VR - 2015

Review81Score

InMind is a short scientific adventure with arcade elements designed for the Oculus VR. Submerge into the microworld and experience the miracles of the human mind.
InMind VR is a VR simulation game.

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48# Werewolves Within - 2016

Review80Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Werewolves Within brings the fun of game night with friends to Virtual Reality. This is a fast-paced game of hidden roles and social deduction for 5-8 players.
Werewolves Within is a casual fast-paced simulation game.

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49# INVASION! - 2017

Review82Score

Early Access

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Invasion is bullet-hell shoot 'em up, a direct descendant of Galaxian video game with new ideas and technical implementation. If you like a non-stop shooting and full screen explosions - this is your game.
INVASION! is a casual VR adventure game during world war 2.

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50# Cyberpong - 2016

Review82Score

Enter a realm of cyberspace where hitting digital orbs can gain you ultimate glory! In this retro styled game you are given two paddles to prove what you're made of. Harness your skills in single player mode and then face off against your friends in multiplayer matches!
Cyberpong is a casual VR game.

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