This week is extremely light on new Vive releases, most developers and publishers likely making the smart decision to stay out of the way of Steam’s infamous Summer Sale. The big highlight from this week is Zombie Hobby, a zombie shooter with a unique art style that only equips you with household items.
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.
New HTC Vive Releases on Steam
Puttyface, from the3dCrew
Puttyface gives you platform for creative freedom, giving you molds of putty to smash, morph, push, and pull in VR.
Recommendation: It’s a free creative platform so definitely check it out.
Spider-Man: Homecoming VR Experience
It’s finally time to put on the webs and become Spider-Man for the first time in VR. This tie-in experience to the upcoming Homecoming movie gives you just a taste of what it’s like to be Peter Parker, letting you fire off different types of webs and have a close encounter with the villainous Vulture.
Recommendation: Sadly, the Spider-Man experience isn’t really worth checking out even though it’s free. It’s short and uninspired.
Lost Legends: The Pharaoh’s Tomb, from Escape VR LLC
Price: $2.99 (Currently Discounted)
In Lost Legends, you’re trapped in a tomb with an ancient Pharaoh and must figure out how to escape. There are a collection of puzzles you must solve as you seek out the hidden passage out of your predicament.
Recommendation: This is another escape experience worth your consideration, especially at that price.
Block Rocking Beats, from Sander Sneek, Jochem de Klerk
Price: $10.04 (Currently Discounted)
Block Rocking Beats is your virtual sound studio where up to three players can play in a virtual band. You can play, record, and share your creations.
Recommendation: This is a cool and fun social music experience. Grab it if you have interested buddies.
Distant Nightmare, from Field Of Vision
Price: $1.59 (Currently Discounted)
Distant Nightmare pulls you into a dark world of a child’s nightmare. You must ride your bike through the mysterious world to survive the night and wake up.
Recommendation: It’s not expensive and has a solid, creepy atmosphere. Worth a look if you like this genre!
Zombie Hobby VR, from Pointlight Games
Price: $17.99 (Currently Discounted)
There are plenty zombie shooters in the VR ecosystem, but this one has a different flavor. Zombie Hobby forces you to use affordable objects in your daily life as weapons to take down zombies with a unique design style. It looks a little like zombies invaded Superhot VR.
Recommendation: This zombie shooter brings a unique style worth checking out.
TublerVR, from Reto Kolly
Price: $13.19 (Currently Discounted)
TublerVR is an environmental puzzle game where you must help tublers grow, activate bridges to allow passage and collect the rare blue mushrooms.
Recommendation: Don’t grab it just yet but keep an eye on it throughout Early Access.
End of the Road VR, from Barracuda Disaster
End of the Road takes you to a dark, misty forest for an atmospheric adventure. Explore your surroundings, unravel its secrets, and survive your circumstance.
Recommendation: Solid atmosphere that’s worth a look if you don’t mind getting spooked.
High clear VR, from FiveStarGames
Price: $13.99 (Currently Discounted)
High clear VR is a badminton experience with realistic physics and a collection of mini-games. There’s a match mode featuring four characters and a funny mode with different styles of play including football and fishing.
Recommendation: If you’re looking to play some badminton this isn’t a bad option.
Trainscape, from Bit Toys
Price: $14.99 (Currently Discounted)
Fancy a few model trains? Trainscape is for you. In this game, you can build a track, decorate with props and buildings, place your trains, and watch them go.
Recommendation: If you’re running out of room for your model trains, here’s a solid replacement.
Gunball, from REDspace
Price: $9.74 (Currently Discounted)
Gunball is an absurd and exciting new sport where you serve up balls and shoot at them to propel them through goals for points. Tap your hand-eye coordination and chase the high-score.
Recommendation: Good arcade fun. Check it out as a party game the next time friends are over.
Ghost Ship, from Gone Coyote
This is a full CGI cinematic VR experience where you get to explore a ghost ship.
Recommendation: It’s a short, 2-minute experience, but hey nothing to lose!
VRTGO, from VRLive
VRTGO is a platform for artists to share their stories and experiences directly with their fans around the world. Here you’ll find 360-degree concerts and other interactive music experiences.
Recommendation: Add this to your collection of VR content aggregates.
New HTC Vive Releases on Viveport
Front Defense, from Fantahorn Studio
Front Defense is an arcade-style shooter that takes place in the final days of World War II’s European theater. Duck, dive, shoot, throw grenades, and man-mounted guns as you fight against enemy advances.
Recommendation: It’s a decent concept that doesn’t quite impress.