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The Best Nazi Killing VR Games

Best Nazi Killing VR Games
These guys be falling like rotten apples

We have no intention at all to make this political. It’s simple, some people get a thrill out of kicking some Nazi ass in virtual environments. There are so many iconic games that revolve around WW2, so this theme has proved itself to produce high-quality titles when processed well.

While Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is, unfortunately, not available in VR, here are some of the best currently available VR games that involve killing Nazi.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad VR

  • Headsets: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, OSVR
  • Input: Keyboard/Mouse
  • Play Area: Seated
  • Price: 46,99€/ 74,99€(Deluxe)

It isn’t easy to fly a plane. IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad has something to offer to beginners as well as veterans who have played flight simulators before, like Ace Combat for example.

As the title says, you will take part in the bloodiest battle of World War II, and Stalingrad’s virtual model looks almost exactly like the real city it depicts. Multiplayer is available with the maximum of 64 players per battle. The only downside of this game is that you won’t be using your headset’s controllers but mouse and keyboard as an input method.

The Last Sniper VR

  • Headsets: HTC Vive
  • Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
  • Play Area: Standing / Room Scale
  • Price: 9,99€

Another first-person shooter takes you through some of the fiercest battles of the World War II, but this time around it is more up-close and personal. The Last Sniper VR provides a realistic WW2 experience, and it proves that virtual-reality technology is perfect for these kind of action packed games that require quick reactions.

Players have a chance to jump out of airplanes, defend Omaha beach, enjoy and play through other various positions that emulate the hectic battles of second World War. The game is exclusive for HTC Vive, and system requirements are fairly modest. You can purchase The Last Sniper VR on Steam.

War Thunder

  • Headsets: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, OSVR
  • Input: Gamepad / Keyboard & Mouse
  • Play Area: Seated
  • Price: Free to Play / Steam Pack 29,99€

War Thunder is a cross-platform MMO combat game for Windows, Linux and Mac. The game revolves around military vehicles used in World War II. This means that besides areal dogfights in a fighter plane, you’ll also be in the driver’s seat of heavy bombers, tanks and anti/aircraft vehicles.

While you play and work on your skill, you also get to upgrade your arsenal based on experience points. In future developers will also introduce warships and allow players to fight in all three fronts – land, air and sea. You can download War Thunder via Steam Store.

Front Defense

  • Headsets: HTC Vive
  • Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
  • Play Area: Room Scale (at least 2m x 2m playing space)
  • Price: 19,99€

The game takes place in a fictional town in Europe in the final days of World War II. You are defending the town from the last remaining relentless Axis forces. You will have a variety of weapons at your disposal, light and heavy firearms, mounted machine guns, grenades and bazookas.

If you like your Nazi ass-kicking action more up-close and direct, this game is the perfect choice for you.

Things You Should Know Before Buying Oculus Rift

Rift Discount

The Oculus Rift project first started in 2012, and it gathered 2.4 million $ on Kickstarter. In 2014 Facebook bought the company for 2 billion dollars (that’s “b” for billion). Now, Oculus Rift is already over one year old, and it has come a long way.

To make it more appealing, Oculus Rift is now available for 499$ on Amazon. Here are a couple of things you should know before buying Oculus Rift.

Facebook owns Rift

Nausea may happen

This is pretty usual for any VR device, especially if your PC doesn’t meet the required specs. Basically, what your body feels and eyes see aren’t the same, therefore your struggles to process the given information.

Most people get accustomed to this side-effect, as it decreases over time. You can find some advice for overcoming virtual-reality sickness on our website.

Oculus Rift offers room-scale VR

Oculus Rift Sensors

After the introduction of Oculus Touch controllers, in order to get the full experience, you need 3 position tracking sensors. There are a few things to have in mind when setting up these sensors.

Two sensors are set up in the front, and one in the back of the room. The distance between two front sensors should be 3 to 6 feet, not further. Your third sensor should directly face the other two sensors, and shouldn’t be more than 14 feet away from them.

You can play almost any Vive game on Rift

HTC Vive still offers better positional tracking than Oculus Rift. However, you can play most of the SteamVR Vive games on the Rift, if you have the Touch controllers. You may still encounter some issues with titles that aren’t optimized for it.

All of the developers, games, and apps on SteamVR officially support the Vive, while only a portion of them does the same for the Rift. In future, for everyone’s sake, we would like to see developers move closer to a world of unity between platforms.

Cable management is a nuisance

Setting up a VR device can be very frustrating at times. At first, you may be indifferent about cables lying all over the room, but in time you will have to do something about it. There are several different solutions for this, from duct tape to various hooks hanging from the walls and the ceiling.

Oculu Rift Cables

Many users who don’t have enough playing space in the PC-room, or don’t want to completely rearrange the furniture actually decide to extend the Rift cables. This makes playing the Rift in a separate room reserved for your virtual playground possible. Here is a quick how to extend Rift cables guide and how to extend range in order to connect a VR headset to a computer in different room.

Purchasing games can prove to be costly

VR is relatively new technology, and we can understand that developers need extra cash in order to push the quality standards. The truth is that some of the games you buy may only be interesting to you for a short period of time.

Therefore you may find yourself buying some games or apps you will most likely forget about after few tryouts. Also, most VR games aren’t full-length titles, so you will probably spend about half of Oculus Rift’s retail price before you acquire a respectable collection of games.

Sparc Beginners Guide: Tips for New Players

Sparc Beginners Guide Tips For New Players Featured
This game is pure VR PvP dream!

If you’re even remotely following the PSVR news, you must have heard about Sparc. It’s been all the rage recently. A lot of players have jumped on the bandwagon, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

If you’re still on the fence – well, what are you waiting for? The game is absolutely awesome!

On the other hand, if you’ve just purchased the game and are looking to gain competitive advantage, I’m sorry to tell you, but there’s no such thing. Everybody is still new to the game because the game itself is brand spanking new too.

However, what you can do is elevate your game a lot to even the playing field against people who have already had dozens of hours of practice.

First of all, you should really go through the tutorial if you haven’t already done that. After you are done with that, come back and check the tips below to improve your game right off the bat.


There are a few extremists out there claiming you need a lot of distance for this game, upwards of 3 metres. Don’t listen to this. The most you will need is about 2 metres in front, about 1 metre on each side and 1-1.5 metres behind. In most cases, however, you will be fine if you cut half a metre out of all of these measures.

Seated or Standing?

It’s possible to play Sparc while seated, but it’s awkward and not practical at all. You will need to move to the sides a lot to dodge the balls, and doing so on a chair is quite challenging actually. So, prepare to stand and move.

The Optimal Setup

Two things you should do before each session. One is to move your headgear cable over to your back so it doesn’t get in the way of your flailing hands. Second, invest in a decent fan. You’ll be moving a lot, so having a fan circulate air at your chin area will prevent excessive sweating.

Make it Spin!

In order to make the ball spin, you can do similar hand and arm motions you would do to make the real life balls spin. Practice throwing balls with a spin, trust me, it’s worth it!

Block + Throw

One of the most staple “weapons” in your arsenal should be the ability to block and throw in a way for both balls to come to your opponent at the same time. The opponent will have to deal with both of them, and chances are, he will fail in the process.

This trick will require some practice and experience, so give it time. Also, there are a million and one ways you can accomplish the intended result, it’s on you to actively search for and find patterns you can employ to do this successfully.

Curves and Ricochets

Straight balls have their use and place in the game, but you will generally want to throw curved balls that ricochet wildly and seemingly unpredictably off of walls.

So, aiming should be the least of your worries. Instead, try to find exact spots you can throw the ball at to ricochet right into your opponent. Believe it or not, this is actually easier than trying to aim the ball directly at your opponent.

Also, there are dozens, if not hundreds of ways you can throw the ball. Try to time your shots as well, disrupt the rhythm, speed up and then slow down to throw your opponent off. Always be unpredictable.

Last, but not least, when your opponent does the same, don’t start panicking and instinctively moving your head following the ball path. It’s better to stay cool, calm and collected and just follow the ball with your eyes.

Over time, you’ll be able to easily predict where exactly the ball will enter your play area. This will make it very easy for you to pre-emptively move to the side or duck down instead of in the last moment.

Once you get good at this, you’ll be able to time the basic block + throw so well that the opponent won’t know what hit him/her. Literally!

Shoulder Pains

In order to prevent shoulder pains, or worse, shoulder injuries, alternate your throwing technique to keep the joint from straining too much. A lot of people have reported painful side-effects of their shoulder joint overuse, so be careful.

So, overhand, backhand, overarm, sidearm etc. All viable throwing techniques that will help you both throw your opponent off and keep your shoulder healthy. Just keep experimenting, the more throwing techniques you have in your arsenal, the better your game and shoulder will feel!

Wait for Them to Throw First

I’ve left this one for last because it’s a cheap, almost dirty tactic, as well as a double-edged sword.

If you wait too long, the shot clock bar under your strike counter will fill up. If that happens and if the opponent throws first, he will get a free strike. As we all know, strikes build up the ball size and speed, making it harder to block/evade.

On the other hand (no pun intended), you might want to trade-off the strikes for a better chance at hitting your opponent. If the opponent throws first, you will have more control over the block + throw technique.

In reality, if you abuse this, your opponents will start waiting for you to make the first move again. The matches can become annoying stalemates, so it’s best to use this dirty tactic sporadically.


Stand, don’t sit, cable on your back, fan blowing fresh air in your face. Curveballs and ricochets from all angles, time your blocks and throws, break the tempo, change the rhythm, rest your shoulder and, most importantly, don’t be an asshole to everybody else!