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.

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2# Project CARS - 2015

Review82Score

Ford GT40 Mk IV BMW M1 Pro Car McLaren F1 Sauber C9 Mercedes-Benz AMG C-Coupe DTM Create a driver, pick from a huge variety of motorsports and write your own tale in a sandbox career mode. Featuring an unprecedented track roster, a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system as well as deep tuning & pit stop functionality,Project CARSleaves thecompetition behind in the dust.

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3# Rez Infinite - 2001

Review89Score

The legendary action-shooter finally comes to PC, and in style! Blast your way through mind-melting visuals and amazing beats, all in your quest through cyberspace to save a world on the verge of collapse. Playable on your desktop or in fully immersive VR.

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6# Mervils: A VR Adventure - 2017

Review96Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Mervils is an open world RPG platformer built specifically for third-person VR with over 6-8 hours of gameplay. In Mervils, you are tasked to defeat Balazar the Evil and save the four picturesque Mervil worlds from imminent destruction.

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7# 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.

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8# TOKYO WARFARE - 2016

Review94Score

Arcade battling in real life locations of Japan commanding a multitone rolling beast. Choose between Japan Defence Forces and the invading Red Star forces and engage in battle in fully destroyable anime flavored environments.

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9# Cosmic Trip - 2016

Review93Score

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!

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10# Thumper - 2017

Review82Score

Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront your nemesis: a maniacal giant head. Scream down the endless track and crash through punishing obstacles with simple, airtight controls. Hurtle forward, master new moves, reach overwhelming velocities, and survive epic boss battles. Every crushing impact is interwoven with a pounding original soundtrack. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must conquer rhythm hell.

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12# HoloBall - 2016

Review91Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

HoloBall plunges players into an action-sports arcade arena inspired by one of the most iconic games of all time. Use your paddles to hit, smash and curve the HoloBall past your opponent to score. Learn and master skillshots to outmatch your increasingly difficult opponents.

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13# Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony - 2017

Review82Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

A new cast of 16 characters find themselves kidnapped and imprisoned in a school. Inside, some will kill, some will die, and some will be punished. Reimagine what you thought high-stakes, fast-paced investigation was as you investigate twisted murder cases and condemn your new friends to death.

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14# 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.

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15# FORM - 2017

Review89Score
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Screenshot of the video game FORM
Screenshot of the video game FORM

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Enter a surreal adventure where puzzles are built from dreams and memories. Solve the mystery behind an ancient artifact. Advance through a world that transforms around you. Transcend this existence.

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16# ZomDay - 2017

Review90Score

Early Access

Requires a virtual reality headset.

As zombie crisis broke out around the world,you will play one of the warrior of S.E.A.T(Special Event Action Team)to fight against the zombies all over the world.ZomDay is a fast pace VR shooting game contains multi-player mod,exciting Boss fight,character perk and hardcore weapon system.

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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!

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19# 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.

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20# 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.

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21# Lunar Flight - 2012

Review87Score

A modern take on the classic arcade game, Lunar Lander, Lunar Flight extends the experience to a fully fictionalized and accessible lunar module simulator

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22# Zaccaria Pinball - 2016

Review78Score

Early Access

Zaccaria was founded by three brothers (Marino, Franco, & Natale) and was the 3rd largest manufacturer of pinball machines in the world (behind Bally & Williams). They had created and produced more than 35 different pinball machines between 1974 and 1987.

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23# Water Bears VR - 2016

Review87Score

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.

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24# 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.

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25# HordeZ - 1994

Review87Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

If you are looking for a on-rails arcade experience that blends between classics like Doom, Left 4 dead and House of the Dead then we got you covered! Fast and simple gameplay that will bring you into a creepy world of zombies and demons. Show your skills to the world through our global leadboard system!

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26# Blasters of the Universe - 2016

Review87Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Blasters of the Universe is the first of its kind, bringing the bullet hell genre into first person VR. Intense gameplay is heavily reliant on physical movement, requiring the player to duck, dodge, twist, turn, and maneuver their way through tons of enemies and hundreds of bullets.

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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.

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28# 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.

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29# Carpe Lucem - Seize The Light VR - 2016

Review87Score

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.

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30# Distance - 2014

Review85Score

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.

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31# Chess Ultra - 2017

Review85Score

Explore an array of intricately crafted environments and choose from a selection of iconic chess sets designed with both the modern and traditional chess player in mind. Whether youre a beginner or a veteran of the great game, Chess Ultra has something to offer for players of all ages and ability. - Stunning chess sets and beautiful environments - 10 Grandmaster-approved AI levels - Intuitive, overhauled local and online multiplayer with ELO ranking system - Comprehensive time controls, including Classical, Blitz and Marathon, available online - Spectate and compete in Official Ripstone tournaments - Demonstrate your skills in over 80 chess puzzles - Re-write the past by winning the biggest historic matches - In-depth tutorials to help improve your game

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32# Pinball FX2 VR - 2016

Review81Score

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!

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33# Conductor - 2017

Review85Score
Screenshot of the video game Conductor
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Screenshot of the video game Conductor

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Conductor is a action-adventure, puzzle, VR game that takes place in a post Industrial apocalypse. Take control of a locomotive and clear anything that stands in your way. Solve puzzles by using tools and wit. Defend yourself from the forces of Overcorp.

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34# Nevermind - 2017

Review69Score

Nevermind is an adventure thriller game in which you must explore strange worlds and solve puzzles to unlock the mystery that lurks within the inner psyche of psychological trauma survivors. Within the game, you are a Neuroprober a unique physician who, through the use of cutting-edge technology, is able to venture into the minds of your Clients for whom traditional treatment methods have proven ineffective. Traumatic experiences, especially those left untreated, take their toll in countless ways, often triggering other serious problems as each Client's subconscious mind desperately tries to cope.

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

Review85Score

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.

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

Review85Score

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.

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37# Trackmania Turbo - 2016

Review76Score

Available for the first time on Xbox One, Trackmania offers you the ultimate arcade racing universe. Test your skills in outlandish tracks and challenge your friends at home (offline splitscreen) or online. - Rollercoaster Lagoon: Defy gravity in a tropical paradise, racing on magnetic tracks.

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38# MINE! - 2017

Review84Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

This VR Shooting Gallery single player game has three levels of game play challenging you to defend the mine from invading forces. From your static vantage point you need to shoot as many aliens as possible, as fast as you can. Are you able to stop them stealing your crystals?

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39# 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.

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40# EVERSPACE - 2017

Review82Score

EVERSPACE is an action-focused single-player space shooter, combining roguelike elements with top-notch visuals and a captivating story. Your skills, experience, and talent for improvisation will be tested continuously as you piece together the puzzle of your existence through encounters with interesting characters, each having their own unique part of the story to tell. * Single-player roguelike space shooter with persistent progression * Captivating fully voice-acted story featuring interesting and thoughtfully designed characters * Three unique player ships, each with different capabilities and starting gear to choose from * In-depth crafting and damage system * Dynamic, functional cockpit displays for all player ships

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43# Surge - 2006

Review84Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

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

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44# Darknet - 2017

Review82Score

Requires a virtual reality headset.

Darknet is a strategy/puzzle game in which you play as an elite hacker in the Net. Plug into cyberspace, using viruses, worms, and exploits to steal the data before your signal gets traced. Includes both VR and non-VR versions.

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45# Sketchfab VR - 2016

Review83Score

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.

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46# SUPERHOT VR - 2016

Review80Score

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....

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47# 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.

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48# Tethered - 2017

Review81Score

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!

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50# 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.

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