Two weeks into December and things still aren’t quieting down on the VR releases front. In fact, we might be so bold as to say this is one of the strongest line-ups we’ve had for this list in some time. Dig deep; it’s gonna be an expensive week.
Borderlands 2 VR, from Gearbox
Gearbox’s massive RPG shooter gets the full VR treatment with a comprehensive if somewhat lackluster port. The entire original game is here to play with Move or DualShock 4, giving you hours of content to gun your way through. Sadly, though, four-player co-op has been dropped, and there’s no support for PSVR’s excellent Aim controller.
Slightly Heroes, from Hatrabbit Entertainment
Price: $9.99 (Rift, Vive, Windows, Go)
This is a cheerful multiplayer hero shooter in which you pick a character, each with their own skillset, and duke it out in colorful environments. We’re also very intrigued by the Oculus Go support.
Shattered State, from Supermassive Games
The developers of Until Dawn debut their first VR project not made in collaboration with Sony. Shattered State is a very interesting experimental VR experience in which you take on the role of an intelligence agency in a country threatened with civil war. You call the shots and have to live with the outcomes, but you can also go back and replay the experience to your heart’s content. Definitely worth a look for Daydream owners.
Prey: Typhon Hunter, from Arkane Studios
Price: $39.99 (Vive, PSVR)
The original Prey gets a DLC update with a brand new VR mode. Sadly, it’s not the full game, but it is a rather intriguing single-player escape room set within its world. Solve puzzles in an adventure set days before the events of the main game.
Blade and Sorcery, from WarpFrog
Price: $19.99 (Rift, Vive, Windows)
The Early Access build of what’s quickly become one of the VR community’s most requested games is finally here. Blade and Sorcery has you building your own character then heading into arena-based battles to slice and stab your way through a heap of enemies. Realistic physics and brilliant magical attacks mean this is definitely one to check out, though you might want to put on a raincoat for the bloodshed.
Theta Legion, from Avant Games
Price: Free (Go)
Now this is interesting. Theta Legion seems to be a full FPS for Go with smooth locomotion and motion-controlled aiming. It’s clearly styled after classic games like Doom, which tend to work quite well in VR. There’s only four missions so don’t expect much content but it’s definitely intriguing to see a developer player with the genre on this platform.