Lots of diversity this week for the HTC Vive on Steam and Viveport. Awaken, a VR puzzle game about getting balls of light into their goals while you shape the level and its music over time just hit Early Access with a level editor and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the latest cyberpunk action RPG from Square Enix and Eidos has a free tour-style VR Experience that’s totally free.
In the meantime, if you missed last week, 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.
MultiVR is your personal VR space that you can customize with a basic drawing tool, VR wallpaper, different themed environments, in-app browsers, streaming, multiple screens, and more.
Recommendation: Free so check it out and see if you like it more than other similar options.
Price: $25.49 (Currently Discounted)
Awaken combines creative puzzles and rhythm gameplay as you attempt to bring stars back to your world as the architect of light. The game also includes a level creation tool where you build your own puzzles and share with other players.
Recommendation:The price is a bit high, but level creation should lead to tons of new content over time.
Brutal Warrior, from
Price: $8.99 (Currently Discounted)
This brawler pits you against different assailants in brutal melee combat with 6 levels, 30 different enemies, a knife or sword to equip yourself with, and a collection of different unarmed combinations to use.
Recommendation: Pass on this one.
KART CHASER: THE BOOST VR, from
Price: $6.69 (Currently Discounted)
If you’ve been craving a Mario Kart-like racer for your VR device, Kart Chaser: The Boost is here for you. With 37 types of cars and two game modes across 13 tracks, this game brings a lot to the table.
Recommendation: This one is a blast for the price if you like racing games.
Daydream Blue, from
Price: $4.49 (Currently Discounted)
Daydream Blue drops you into a serene environment with a lake, campsite, and your robot pal to keep you company. There are a few treats to find and a multiplayer option as well.
Recommendation: This is ultimately a chill sandbox experience. Casual fun for a good price.
Super Pixel Smash, from
Price: $4.79 (Currently Discounted)
This exciting title revives retro visuals and gameplay as you use your virtual paddle and gauntlet to break bricks and gain powerups. Keep swinging and climb the leaderboards to prove your skill.
Recommendation: A lot of fun. Grab it.
THOSE DAMN ALIENS! VR, from
In this Early Access title you take up your weapons and defend yourself against, you guessed it, Those Damn Aliens. This wave shooter includes a campaign and survival mode pitting you against aliens of many different shapes and sizes.
Recommendation: Another wave shooter. Keep an eye on it in Early Access but don’t pull the trigger just yet.
Vector 36, from Red River Studio LLC
In Vector 36, players race across Mars’ terraformed surface in customizable hover vehicles. Racing is built on realistic physics and takes a good deal of skill to manage as you fit your ride with parts, accessories, and weapons to take on different race styles.
Recommendation: Certainly one of the best VR racers that really makes you feel like a pilot once you get the hang of the controls. A must have for fans of the genre.
Child of Ault, from Hangzhou NezhaGames
Price: $5.99 (Currently Discounted)
This tower defense/shooter hybrid places you in the role of a kid using his toy weapons to take on an army of dark forces. Strategize as you choose between the various toys depending on the enemies headed your way. Then, choose the best vantage point you can and shoot them down.
Recommendation: Lots a fun and a steal at this price.
Happy Drummer VR, from Lusionsoft
Using your two VR controllers, hit your three virtual drums and other instruments as you take on this dreamy rhythm game. The game currently has 8 pieces of original music, created by composers around the world, and 4 bonus music pieces.
Recommendation: Grab it and try to climb the global leaderboards.
Knockout League, from Grab Games
Price: $17.99 (Currently Discounted)
Featured in our list of games we couldn’t wait to play in 2017, Knockout League pits you against a handful of curious characters in an arcade style boxing game. Despite it’s quirky style, it features 1:1 movement and dodging to provide a realistic boxing experience.
Recommendation: Even in Early Access this is a must have. Grab it and get to swinging.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – VR Experience, from Eidos Montreal
Price: Free to Play
Recommendation: Definitely give this a go for free. While there’s not much to interact with, it’s impressive to see a VR game so visually stunning.
RAYGUN COMMANDO VR, from Chun Y.
This sci-fi, on-rails shooter gives you some room-scale arcade fun for about 5-10 minutes.
Recommendation: Essentially a tech demo, try it for free.
EnterVR, from Charming Game Studio
Price: $8.99 (Currently Discounted)
Grab your crossbow and get engaged in this stylish tower defense game. In EnterVR, you’re to repel the invasion of alien creatures as they attack from land and sky.
Recommendation: Very visually appealing so far. Keep an eye on it as it evolves throughout Early Access.
Siege and Destroy, from Makketron LLC
Price: $3.49 (Currently Discounted)
On Planet X Alpha 52, you’re the sole controller of a massive canon that you’ll use to take out the enemy placements on the other side of a mountain. You’ll have to analyze wind data as you calculate your shots.
Recommendation: Not the most visually impressive, but the gameplay is very interesting. Keep an eye on it at least.
Vive Video, from HTC Creation Labs
We’ve decided to start including Viveport applications in the weekly release list! The only new one we found this week was Vive Video, which is exactly what the name suggests: a VR video player for your HTC Vive. It support standard, 3D, 180, and 360 experiences.
Recommendation: If you don’t mind using Viveport, it’s free. But there are tons of other video players out there already.
Outrageous Grounds: The Maze, from Virtual Dawn
Price: $14.99 (Currently Discounted)
You’re stranded in the depths of a deep, dark, terrifying maze and have to fight your way out. You’ll use guns and explore the environment in your quest for survival.
Recommendation: Good amount of content for the price, even in Early Access. However, it’s nothing new really.
VRQB, from After Sunset Games
Price: $4.99 (Currently Discounted)
Arcade-style football meets virtual reality with VRQB. You won’t be passing to receivers in a shotgun formation with defenders breathing down your neck in this one, but will instead throw various balls through hoops. It’s simple fun with a nice visual style.
Recommendation: Solid party game and good physics. Get it if you like pretending to throw footballs.
Outlands Safehouse, from Alexis Larrodé Álvaro
Price: $2.99 (Currently Discounted)
Outlands Safehouse isn’t really an escape the room experience, or a puzzle game, or anything like that. You just walk around a futuristic-style room that’s reminiscent of Magneto’s prison cell in terms of design.
Recommendation: It’s cheap, but there isn’t much to it. Certainly pretty though.
Project Shield, from Cool Beans Studio
Price: $0.99 (Currently Discounted)
No, not that shield — this actually has nothing to do with Marvel or The Avengers. Instead, in this Project Shield you’ll have to dodge sharp, deadly, and persistent…pencils. In a classroom. It doesn’t get much scarier than that! More environments are planned to be added over time in Earl Access.
Recommendation: It’s less than a dollar, but it’s pretty basic. Hard to recommend right now.