There’s some interesting new releases for the HTC Vive this week. Cutting through the usual flood, we’ve got some big shooters like Archangel and Gunheart and some other things for people searching for something a little different.
In the meantime, if you missed the previous iteration of this list, you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in the world of VR.
We also have a top list of the absolute best HTC Vive games — which is updated every few months with the latest and greatest options.
The Big Releases
Neurowake, from Shortfuse Studio
We missed this one off the list a few weeks back but it’s worth highlighting. This is an interesting new team-based online FPS now in Early Access. Choose between one of a number of heroes and rip the other side to shreds.
Recommendation: Check it out if you’re into online shooters.
Archangel, from Skydance Studios
Price: $29.99 (Rift)
Released on PSVR two weeks back, Archangel now makes its way over to PC VR systems. It’s an on-rails first-person shooter in which you command a giant mech, blowing up an enemy army with big explosions.
Recommendation: Archangel’s fun gameplay is too often interrupted by its generic story, but it’s still worthwhile.
Gunheart, from Drifter Entertainment
Price: $34.99 (Rift)
Looking for an imaginative new shooter for your HTC Vive? Gunheart delivers, taking you to a strange alien planet to blast hundreds upon hundreds of bug-like enemies. It’s only an early access release but what we’ve seen so far has promise.
Recommendation: This is one early access release that it might be worth getting in on the ground floor with.
Rangi, from Digigo
Price: $9.99 (Rift)
You might remember seeing Rangi on Gear VR earlier this year, but now it’s on Rift with Touch support. Solve puzzles and navigate traps in this visually appealing adventure.
Recommendation: Definitely looks worthwhile.
Mars 2030, from FMG Labs
Yet another chance to explore the red planet in VR. Mars 2030 is designed to let us get a taste of the first manned mission to Mars years before it actually happens. Explore 40 square kilometers of open terrain with realistic Mars weather and more.
Recommendation: One for the explorers among us.
Gravity Sketch VR, from Gravity Sketch
A brand new VR creation app that focuses more on professional 3D content creation. Gravity Sketch has a set of incredibly helpful tools that enable you to make accurate, visually appealing 3D models.
Recommendation: If you like to make stuff in VR this is for you.
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Saga of the Void: Admirals
Rise of Insanity
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Gates Of Nowhere
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