When we first got our Samsung Gear VR we downloaded every single piece of content available in Oculus Home and plugged in until the battery on our Galaxy Note 4 died. Now that John Carmack has announced that paid apps are live in the Gear VR store, our demos have transformed into some awesome Indie VR titles. We went ahead and put together our picks for the top 3 games you should go buy and play right now.
Upload Rating: 4/5 Cost: $4.99 Level of immersion: Very Immersive Gamepad: Required
Out of any on this list, Protocol Zero in my eyes has the best gameplay experience. You play a lone operative tasked with overthrowing a brutal regime that has thrown a war-torn city into darkness. You must strategically navigate using your peripheral vision, thermal optics and X-ray vision to see through walls and free the city. The demo version was only about 10 minutes long (5 if you’re good) but the full release boasts 20 awesome levels.
Upload Rating: 4/5 Cost: $9.99 Level of immersion: Very Immersive Gamepad: Not Required
We’ll admit this game took us a few minutes to get the hang of. But be careful, once you figure it out you may never come back. Darknet is a strategy/puzzle game which you play as an elite “hacker”. Plug in and steal the data before your signal gets traced! Darknet was the winner of the Oculus VR Jam and was also awarded “Best Gameplay” at the 2014 Proto Awards. With plenty of tricky puzzles to keep you busy, Darknet is a must have on the Gear VR.
Upload Rating: 5/5 Cost: $4.99 Level of immersion: Extremely Immersive Gamepad: Required
Dreadhalls is one of our personal favorties. The long gameplay makes for hours of terrifying fun. Escape the dungeon before you get eaten or scared half to death from the creepy sound effects and eerie music. Muahaha.
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