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VR gaming can be really entertaining and exciting, and with our list for the best VR games for 2021 and beyond – we’ll surely take your enjoyment to a whole new level.

It’s common knowledge that if you’re into VR games, you need to invest in a headset and prepare for some motion sickness along the way. The featured titles in this article will open your eyes to a whole new world of gaming and you’ll never see “normal” games the same way again.

Ready? Let’s start with :

Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC)

This game has tons of stunning views as you ride along the meticulously detailed aircraft can be appreciated well enough even without a VR headset. But, when we add VR to the picture, it gets a hundred times more awesome.

Enjoy the first-person POV in your helmet and bask in the extra level of immersion as you land and take-off at airports all around the world. If you ever dreamt of flying through clouds, this VR game is perhaps the closest that you can get while sitting in your own home.

If you just want to relax and take your sweet time up in the air, you can let the game take care of the navigation for you and just enjoy the scenery.

  • Platform:
  • Microsoft Windows
  • OpenXR
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X/S

Minecraft VR/Minecraft: Gear VR Edition

In the Windows 10 version of this game, you can enjoy a VR mode that puts you right at ground level in the dimension of Minecraft. Go and build to your heart’s content or simply go frolicking in different adventures to gain resources (literally).

If you have an Android smartphone, Gear VR can be a decent alternative to traditional VR setups. Take note though that you need to have an external controller since your mobile phone will be strapped into the Gear VR headset while playing.

If you’re all in for the best possible VR gaming experience, you’ll need to use Microsoft headset or a proper Oculus headset to enjoy the game on PC.

  • Platform:
  • Oculus Rift
  • Windows Mixed Reality
  • Gear VR

Star Wars: Squadrons 

Experience space combat in the first-person POV using your X-Wing or TIE Fighter cockpit. Based on the timeline of the saga’s classic trilogy, Star Wars fans will surely take this game to heart.

You can choose your combat by taking part in giant fleet battles or small-scale dogfights; either way, you’ll enjoy the game and the freedom of customizing different famous Star Wars spacecrafts and characters.

You can go solo and enjoy the single player campaign, with the Empire and Rebels getting their own spotlight in the game. However, if you’re losing the excitement of fighting a CPU-controlled nemesis, you can also take part in an online multiplayer game where you can prove your worth by asserting your position as a flying ace.

  • Platform:
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Microsoft Windows

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted

Craving for some modern macabre thrill? Let Five Nights at Freddy’s take care of that. Explore a haunted restaurant with killer robots on the loose. Finally, this game has ventured into VR so players can feel the thrill from the closest possible perspective. Get ready to jump right of your seat! This game has no room for scaredy cats.

The main goal of the game stays the same, and that is to survive. In the VR version of Five Nights at Freddy’s, you can enjoy 50 mini games, all of which are based on the other games in the franchise. Don’t get smug if you make it through the mini games – you’re not yet, soldier!

There are still a lot of different games and modes to play. Our favorite is the Blacklight mode, where new scary elements are added to the mix to make sure that you won’t sit back and relax on the couch.

  • Platform: 
  • Microsoft Windows
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Oculus Quest
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch

Iron Man VR

If at one time or another, you wished to be in the shoes of Tony Stark, this is your ultimate chance. Live in the combat armor of Tony Stark and, with your controllers and headsets, navigate the legendary Iron Man suit.

Navigate through obstacles in the environment, throw punches and fire energy blasts to defeat your foes. You can also customize your suit to modify your Tony Spark experience. The game actually has a story – Stark (which is you) needs to fight the super-villain hacker, Ghost. Don’t be so complacent because other evil characters will turn up in the game. However, there will also be good characters so watch out for them, too.

  • Platform:
  • PSVR
  • PlayStation 4

Doom VFR 

This VR adaptation of 2016’s popular reboot of Doom features a different storyline and campaign. Prepare yourself for heavily tweaked combat dynamics, all engineered with VR in mind.

Doom VR is best played standing as you will be required to raise and lower your profile every now and then. You’ll also need enough space to whirl around quickly to check if you’ve got some enemies behind you – or from all directions, for that matter.

You can enjoy free movement using a controller but since the game is originally designed to use a teleportation system, we recommend playing it standing up. Take note that Doom VR is not the newest title of the franchise but this is the only version available in VR.

If you’re all in for tearing demons apart in maximum immersion, this is the version you are looking for.

  • Platform:
  • PlayStation 4
  • Microsoft Windows

Fallout 4 VR

Fallout 4 has been given the full VR treatment, bringing the full single-player campaign exclusively to HTC Vive headsets on PC. Be immersed in the post-apocalyptic version of the area around Boston as you try to hunt down a missing member of your family. You’ll encounter various monsters, machines and people trying to survive the new harsh world.

The VR adaption of Fallout 4 works just like in Skyrim VR, where players can freely walk about the world at room-scale level. You can also use direct-control stick movement on the controllers and travel via teleportation from point A to point B. You CAN still enjoy seated gameplay but if you ask us, the game is best enjoyed standing if you want to maximize turning and walking around.

  • Platform:
  • Microsoft Windows
  • HTC Vive

And that rounds up our list for the best VR games for 2021 and beyond. Some are classic, some are fresh, but we all agree that they take VR gaming to the next level.

𝓦𝓪𝓴𝓮. ℙ𝕃𝔸𝕐. 𝒮𝐿𝒜𝒴. 𝔾𝔸𝕄𝔼ℝ 𝕄𝕆𝕄❣
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