While the HTC Vive was only released earlier this year, the number of games available for the platform is growing exponentially. If you’ve just picked up your headset, choosing titles from the SteamVR library becomes more and more difficult. We have compiled our favorite games that you should first choose for your HTC Vive.
Virtual reality is a platform designed to disconnect you from the real world, so the last place you expect to be is working in a virtual office. Somehow, Job Simulator manages to shake up that mindset by adding nice features to the most tedious tasks.
I never thought that I would enjoy manual labor, but Job Simulator manages to add excitement to the most mundane jobs. Taking on the role of a chef, auto mechanic, office worker, or salesman, players are tasked with fulfilling customer orders.
These tasks only act as a guide, and some of Job Simulator’s greatest moments can be experienced when you avoid these activities. Playing with only minor guidance and no time limits encourages players to be creative and experience all the environment has to offer.
Job Simulator is currently available for $29.99 through the Steam Store, however, it is often provided as a free title along with the purchase of an HTC Vive.
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Raw Data is one of the best VR shooters that takes full advantage of HTC Vive’s room-scale capabilities. By throwing players into a hostile humanoid army in the first place, the game doesn’t compromise on atmospheric tension or playability.
While wave shooters are by no means uncommon on the HTC Vive, Raw Data’s unique charm lies in its unrivaled polish and depth. While content is still part of the Steam Early Access program, the content that is added rarely falls short of the high standards currently set. With fluid gunplay, a growing content set, and an engaging premise, Raw Data is an unforgettable experience for any VR shooter enthusiast.
Raw data is currently available on the Steam store for $39.99. If you’re interested in acquiring the game, be sure to check out our overview of the current state of the game!
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While social experiences are becoming more popular for VR, traditional games are still a step ahead in terms of familiarity. It’s part of what makes Onward for the HTC Vive so compelling, expanding its established multiplayer shooter format into virtual reality.
Onward puts a lot of emphasis on communicating with players, using the HTC Vive’s built-in microphone to really focus on teamwork. Being a slow-paced military sim rather than an arena shooter, strategy and pre-planning are key components of Onward’s gameplay. With a wide selection of weapons, a healthy map roster, and an active player base, Onward is a must-buy for online shooter fans.
Onward is available to download exclusively through Steam for $24.99. To learn more about Onward’s insane multiplayer action, check out our full review!
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As VR is still a relatively new platform, we are yet to see projects evolve with content at the level of traditional Triple-A releases. However, the recently released Arizona Sunshine is a great sign of the future, being one of the most diverse and cohesive packages available on the HTC Vive to date.
Between the story-driven campaign and co-op multiplayer modes, Arizona Sunshine offers a huge selection of content if you’re looking to get some bloody hands. As a consistently enjoyable and refined VR experience with significant replayability, it’s hard not to recommend the game to fans of more linear shooters.
Arizona Sunshine is currently available for $39.99 through the Steam Store. For a closer look at the sun-scorched world of Arizona Sunshine, check out our review!
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