With everyone focussing on the awesome games coming this February, we also need to take note of all the cool VR games that we could be playing this year.
There are so many cool VR titles headed to Oculus, HTC Vive, and PS VR in 2017, that you will most definitely want to pick one of these headsets up sooner or later.
Many of these will be VR exclusive titles, while some of them like Ace Combat 7, and Tekken 7 will feature VR modes that will let you play the game in VR, or on the TV as normal.
Ace Combat 7 – PS VR
Discover the glory of being an elite fighter pilot. Become an Ace pilot by taking down enemies through tactical dogfighting, while experiencing the exhilaration of flying freely in a fully immersive world.
The American Dream – PS VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
Samurai Punk presents The American Dream. Look down the barrel of a future where all your everyday needs are solved with guns.
Ark Park – PS VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
ARK Park is an immersive VR experience that brings to life a world where living, breathing dinosaurs are still roaming the earth. Players embark on an exciting tour of this ancient time, interacting and witnessing hundreds of dinosaurs up-close and personal.
Arktika.1 – Oculus Rift
Nearly a century in the future, the world has fallen into a new ice age in the aftermath of a silent apocalypse. Only the equatorial regions are still habitable, yet pockets of humanity survive in small numbers all over the planet, hanging onto existence in the resource-rich territories to the north and south– resources that everyone wants to control.
Protect the colony in the wastelands of old Russia from raiders, marauders, and strange creatures.
Farpoint – PS VR
Farpoint is an unnerving VR space adventure set on a hostile alien planet. On a mission to pick up scientists studying an anomaly near Jupiter, a rupture from the anomaly transports the player and scientists to an unknown alien world.
Golem – PS VR
Golem is the first title from Highwire, an independent developer founded by industry veterans in Seattle. It is built from the ground up for PlayStation VR and features original music from Marty O’Donnel, award-winning composer of Halo and Destiny, and innovative VR controls developed by Jaime Griesemer Game Designer on Halo, Destiny and Infamous Second Son.
Gran Turismo Sport – PS VR
Gran Turismo Sport is the world’s first racing experience to be built from the ground up to bring global, online competitions sanctioned by the highest governing body of international motorsports, the FIA (Federation International Automobile).
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin – PS VR
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is an all-new Virtual Reality adventure that takes players back into the mysterious and paranormal world of the Psychonauts for the first time in over ten years. Written and directed by industry legend Tim Schafer, and created by many of the same people who worked on the original Psychonauts.
Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality – HTC Vive
Thrust your hands and eyeballs into Rick’s garage with Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Touch things! Fondle things! Make horrible mistakes with dire consequences! The future is truly here (and it is deeply unsettling).
Robo Recall – Oculus Rift
Robo Recall is an action-packed virtual reality first-person shooter built by Epic Games exclusively for Oculus Touch. Explore realistic environments as an agent tasked with recalling rogue robots while unlocking an expanding arsenal of weapons.
Skyworld – HTC Vive – Oculus Rift
Manage your economy, build and lead royal armies and rule mad dragons to restore your father’s empire to its former glory. It’s up to you to conquer and reunite all Skyworlds in this turn-based strategy game that brings back the beloved gameplay from TBS classics in a groundbreaking VR experience.
Star Trek – PS VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
Watch as Star Trek alums Levar Burton, Jeri Ryan, and Karl Urban reveal and play Star Trek: Bridge Crew for the first time and discover the immersive Star Trek experience in Virtual Reality (VR). Developed specifically for VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew is the only game to offer a true-to-life level of immersion in the Star Trek universe, where- as officers of the Federation- every action and decision you make together will determine the fate of your ship and crew.
Statik – PS VR
Statik is a VR puzzle-mystery, where you join Dr. Ingen and his delightful assistant Edith on a journey to unravel the complexities of the human mind. Awakening to each new day with a unique, hand-mounted puzzle device to solve, you must use your brain, eyes and ears to solve each mystery.
Starblood Arena – PS VR
Test your mettle in a lawless competition where only the most skilled pilots earn their shot at intergalactic glory. This is arena-based combat with full 360-degree movement, where the stakes are glory, credits… and your life – while the StarBlood Network broadcasts your every move in front of an action-craving universe.
Syren – PS VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
A scientist obsessed with eugenics builds an underwater research facility above an ancient lost city, in which he conducts horrific experiments in an attempt to recreate the lost species of ‘Syrens’ – the legendary inhabitants of the civilization, that once existed in the ruins below.
Tekken 7 – PS VR
The battle between father and son continues! The all consuming rage that drives Kazuya to destroy his father reaches it’s climax. How does the saga end?
Xing: The Land Beyond – PS VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
Experience the wonder and unlock the mystery of XING: The Land Beyond, a first-person puzzle adventure game for the PC
Classroom Aquatic – PS VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
Classroom Aquatic is the world’s first cheat-’em-up. Players play as an exchange student in a school of dolphins, going through a semester that they’re in no way prepared for. They must resort to cheating in order to be the best student in school.
What VR would you like to plat first? Let us know in the comments and forum.