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Top 8 Seated VR Games & Experiences

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The VR has brought with it new worlds to explore, many new experiences for everyone to enjoy, and it also gave us the opportunity to truly traverse while inside them.

But, perhaps you are not a fan of unnecessary workout and you have a better experience while sitting down or you have a limited room to play in. If that’s case, here is our pick of the 8 best seated VR experiences.

Apollo 11

Have you ever wanted to be an astronaut, but discouraging environment and other hindrances have stopped you? Shed no tear, for now, my friend, you can experience the moon landing through the eyes of people who made the greatest journey known to man.

Apollo 11 is more of an experience than a game, and a thrilling one at that, for the first time with the help of VR technology, you can visualize all the little intricacies that go together with being an astronaut.
From the devices they used to the to the rocket itself, Apollo 11 make the journey alive and you a part of it.

You can choose betw3een two modes, first one is more of a cinema experience and the other is a bit more interactive where you have to take care of the different tools onboard to make sure that everything is functioning properly.
Either way, you choose, you’re in for a thrill.

DOWNLOAD: Steam | PSVR

theBlu

From the vast emptiness of space, we come to the almost limitless ocean and all the hidden secrets underneath the surface.

If you have wanted to swim with the blue whales, the largest of animals on the planet, or have wanted to relax in the depths of the coral reef in the company of colorful fishes, dive into the sea with theBlu.

DOWNLOAD: Steam

Guided Meditation VR

This is the best meditation experience on VR headsets out there. Now you don’t have to climb the Himalayas in search of Tibetan monks to unlock your hidden abilities buried within, you can simply choose between the imagery that best suits you and listen to the soothing voice while the sea crashed on the surface and guides you in the most hidden areas of yourself, all in plain sight for you to explore.

DOWNLOAD: Steam

Elite: Dangerous

Once you had enough of the more visually stunning, relaxing experiences and are in need of something that will get your blood pumping, pick up this fantastic space simulator. You pilot your own ship and take care of everything that goes with it from trading, pirating and taking down enemies in this massive sandbox placed in the vastness of space.

Elite Dangerous has existed for quite a while before being released for VR, and the fact that it is not built from the ground up with the VR headset in mind comes with some problems as well. Mainly, the huge draw distance where you can spot enemies kilometres away, coupled with the limited graphics of HMDs’ will turn enemies on the horizon to blurry spots and will have you guessing.

Other than that, the gameplay is incredibly immersive (you can even download a voice pack that lets you talk to the computer directly) and quite challenging. Even docking your ship will take a significant amount of practice, but that is also a part of the charm.

DOWNLOAD: Steam | PSVR

EVE: Valkyrie

When looked upon for the first time you might say that EVE and Elite are quite similar, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. The only similarity is that both games are set in space.

While Elite is the sandbox game that features many different operations carried out by the owner of a spaceship, EVE: Valkyrie focuses exclusively on the dog fighting and the thrill of outmaneuvering your opponent to get the best out of him.

It is simply the best experience for anyone in love with the science fiction games and a star wars franchize. You truly feel as a pilot of a spaceship while you dodge and shoot at your many opponents.

DOWNLOAD: Steam | PSVR

Dirt Rally

If piloting spaceships is not your cup of tea and you prefer a more grounded experience, pick up Dirt Rally from the shelves and join the ranks of professional auto drivers in this driving simulator.

Unlike your typical car driving game, where you have to unlock race types and different vehicles, this game requires proper team management, as well as ensuring that sufficient level of detail was paid in repairing your car between races. With that taken into consideration, it may be the most accurate simulation of real rally experience.

In addition to the carer mode, Dirt Rally presents far more wealth in its game modes. You can choose player vs player online racing, multiplayer tournaments, as well as a co-op mode. You might say that VR was built for this. Strap on your buckle, put on your headset and watch those turns cowboy, you’re in for a ride!

DOWNLOAD: Steam | PSVR

Star Trek: The Bridge Crew

Yet another game on our list which is best played in a party of friends, Star Trek is a treat for any Trekkie, or for anyone for that matter, in love with the thought of humanity traveling across the stars.
Team up with friends in co-op mode or choose between different players in multiplayer modes and choose your role on AES Aegis, on your mission to go boldly where no man has gone before.
Fight space pirates, explore new stars, meet interesting and strange civilizations, the space is the final frontier.

DOWNLOAD: Steam | PSVR

Chronos

Chronos is an Oculus Rift RPG exclusive that utilizes the vastness of environments and the level of immersion only capable of VR. It is a mix of puzzle game adventure and classical RPG dungeon crawling game, peppered with a unique mechanic of aging.

Each time you die, your character forcibly ages one yea. With this aging comes the change in gameplay, since your once teen is forced to rely more on arcane knowledge. This becomes the only way to best his opponents as he turns into an old man.

The formula is simple – kill the guards, eliminate the boss. However, there are countless hours of wonder-inducing gameplay as you traverse across the fantasy-filled world and journey into the unknown realms through inter-dimensional gates.
The items you found in one level will prove to be useful in the next world, so don’t be confused at first, the entire world is one big puzzle waiting for you to solve its mystery.

DOWNLOAD: Oculus Store


If playing while seated is your choice, be it because you get motion sickness faster or are other side unwilling to play games while jumping or dodging, this list has a wide array of experiences for you to choose from many of which will have you glued for hours.
Try them yourself!

Top 10 SteamVR Games That Offer Native Oculus Rift Support

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As you are well aware, the battle for supremacy between the two giants of the VR industry, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive still rages on. Steam, as the most popular platform for publishing games, has its own VR section. Although it was developed to offer only native HTC Vive support at first, most of the games support both headsets.

The entire concept of an exclusive game is debatable since its the same PC powering both headsets, but the storefronts and interfaces on Rift and Vive are different. So, just because Steam will allow you to use your Rift, touch controllers and sensors does not mean that the game will run smoothly.

With that taken into account, here is a compiled list of 10 best games that offer native Rift support, meaning your touch controllers and sensors will work just fine without any hindrance.

Tilt Brush

The first one on our list might not be considered a game but a tool with unprecedented abilities. Tilt Brush shows you one of many ways in which VR technology will change the world. Now, for the first time, you can make 3D paintings in virtual reality, choose between brushes, play with the pallets and unlock your inner Picasso.

DOWNLOAD: Steam

The Lab

The lab is a collection of minigames developed by Valve to show the different capabilities of VR headsets. You are set in Portal universe, in one of the aperture science labs. There, you are free to discover all the different aspects of your virtual reality headsets. There are games like Longbow where you shoot down enemies with your bow and arrow, and many different shooter style minigames.

DOWNLOAD: Steam

Onward

This game is covered in depth in one of our previous reviews, what we can say with confidence is that this game captures the reality of strategy on the real battlefield in its purity. Tactical positioning, moving behind covers and taking down the opposition never felt more real.

DOWNLOAD: Steam

Audioshield

This is one of the best, if not the best, VR music experiences out there. The game’s premise is simple. You are equipped with two shields which you use to absorb orbs of the corresponding color coming your way. The orbs move to the beat of the music you play. Quite entertaining and it gives you quite a workout.

DOWNLOAD: Steam

The Thrill of the Fight

If you are a fan of boxing games, and you want to experience the thrill of the ring where your courage, stamina, and strength are put to the test, this is the game for you. Ready your gloves and see what you’re made of in thrill of the fight!

DOWNLOAD: Steam

Holopoint 

This game is also on our list of one of the best VR archery games, and for a good reason. The game is suitable for most ages, since the enemies you will be shooting at are mostly depersonalized avatars of samurai and some pestering cubes. However, the gameplay is so thrilling with all the dodging and precise shooting that takes to best it.

DOWNLOAD: Steam

Raw Data

What has been said about the game that hasn’t been said before? Raw data is one of the best experiences you will have on any VR headset. You will feel like a true superman in this adrenaline-inducing shooter, taking down menacing humanoid robots while utilizing one of your many skills.

DOWNLOAD: Steam

Vanishing Realms

If you have spent countless hours exploring dungeons in traditional PC games, you may have wondered how would it feel like to truly crawl through the dungeons of fantasy inspired worlds? Well, you may have found your answer in Vanishing Realms, a first-person RPG dungeon crawler, which takes the best of room scale capabilities and sends you on your quest to save the world.

DOWNLOAD: Steam

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Not surprisingly, this game has found its place on our list. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is one the best VR experiences you may have with a party of friends, It is optimized for any headset, ranging from Oculus, Vive, PSVR to the mobile ones like Daydream and Gear VR.

So, strap on your headset, take the role of a secret agent with a mission to diffuse the bomb and trust your friends’ advice while trying your best to not make it explode!

DOWNLOAD: Steam

Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope

How could we not mention Serious Sam, the classical, you might say, iconic wave shooter now in its VR robe? The earth is once again in grave danger and only you with your vast arsenal of monster destroying weapons can save it.
Will you heed the call?

DOWNLOAD: Steam


Of course, there are many more games that offer native Oculus support, so don’t let this list fool you. We picked what we believe are the top 10 for you to enjoy, with a bit of something for everyone’s taste. Make sure to check out our extensive list of cooperative and cross-play VR games if you’d like to get more options to choose from.

Top 5 VR Games For Someone in a Wheelchair

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The advancement of technology has brought us many things, from the improved style of living to the possibility of turning our imaginations into a reality. Virtual reality has pushed the edge of possible even further and allowed us to take part in a new era, where the line between the real world and the virtual one is even blurrier. That being said, if you’re looking for best games that are optimized for seated play, that can be enjoyed quite freely for someone in a wheelchair, here is our pick of the best five.

Tilt Brush

Not a game per se, but might as well be considered one, Google’s Tilt Brush pushes the envelope in the area of visual arts and brings us a glimpse into the future and what it will bring. Strap on your headset and create amazing works of art in 3D space.

Now your imagination has a 3d perspective to it, and you will find yourself unlocking the artistic talents you didn’t know you had.

DOWNLOAD: Steam | Official site

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

There is no going around this game, it continually pops up in many lists and for a good reason at that. It is a game where you take the role of a secret agent who has done all the action work before, you have taken the underlings, fought the boss and have found the bomb. But, now what? You are stuck in a room with a ticking explosive device, which will cost you your life if you don’t defuse it on time.

It is a perfect game to play with your friends and the hours you can spend while playing it are countless.

DOWNLOAD: Steam | PSVR

Star Trek: The Bridge Crew

Another game on our list which is aimed more at a cooperative play, Star Trek is every Trekkie fantasy come true. But you don’t have to consider yourself a star trek fan to put yourself in one of the roles available in this game. If you have ever wonder how Luke Picard of captain Kirk must have felt with the fate of the entire ship and its crew on their shoulders whilst maneuvering the vastness of empty space and on various missions, this game gives you just that opportunity to experience it.

Choose a role that suits you best, from a communications officer to the captain, and cooperate with your teammates while going boldly where no man has gone before.

DOWNLOAD: Steam | PSVR

EVE: Valkyrie

If you want to have a more hands-on approach while traversing the vacuum of space, EVE: Valkyrie puts you in control of a space-faring ship and right into the battlefield. This is a great dog-fighting space simulator that will have you trying your best to outmaneuver your opponents while doing your best to be the one who is left flying. It’s a thrilling, adrenaline pumping space battle simulator, an experience worth trying.

DOWNLOAD: Steam | PSVR

Apollo 11

As you can see there is no shortage of space games, since the humans’ fascination with the unknown is the reason that has brought us to the surface on the Moon. If you are a fan of a more cinematic approach, equally fascinated by human achievements, as well as the courage needed to fly in what was essentially a metal bucket across the empty space, Apollo 11 gives you that opportunity. Experience from the first hand all the little details that encompass a flight to the Moon and back.

DOWNLOAD: Steam | PSVR


There are many more games to be played while seated, which we covered more in-depth in one of our previous articles, and here we brought to you our pick of the best five, each with its unique style of gameplay, that will satisfy anyone.