In the 00’s, the concept of “fun” changed drastically after the introduction of VR in the gaming industry. Virtual reality has started to take a solid place in our lives, especially in the last decade. With the technology and its development, we can state that virtual reality is leaving its reputation to be a luxury and it has started to become more and more available for many game enthusiasts around the world. With that being said, we want to introduce you to our list of best free VR games to enjoy and experience VR cost-free.
8. Oculus First Contact
As one of the oldest games in the list, Oculus First Contact still made it to be one of the best free VR games in the market. We can call it an experience more than a game, since it is rather a static game compared to other games in the list. There are numerous mysteries waiting to be solved in the game. Besides, there isn’t any conversation in the game. Actually, this feature of the game eliminates the language barrier and makes it reach more gamers easily. All you do is try to solve what you can do in the game by touching and searching your surroundings and trying to find a clue. If you have an Oculus headset, you should enjoy this interesting environment of Oculus First Contact.
7. Eye of the Temple: First Steps
Do you like Indiana Jones movies? Do you like to explore? Then you obviously should try this game and you will feel like an adventurer who goes on exploration tours. You can lose yourself in the mysterious environment of the temples and physically dodge or run from the possible obstacles you will encounter in the game. You know, when you go on an adventure, the possibilities are limitless and the joy you will feel in this game is the closest to reality.
6. Spider-Man: Far From Home VR
This is definitely one of the best games that a Spider-Man fan can experience. If you have ever dreamed of being Spider-Man, you should give a chance to this realistic VR experience. You will encounter the astonishing New York cityscape and you can fly around the tall buildings without fear. To be fair, there isn’t much to do besides flying from one building to another and exploring the city, but if you enjoy the environment of the movie Spider-Man: Far From Home, you may seriously like the game since it is based on the movie, and also, it is free and we think that it is worth a shot. Get ready to be the superhero of your own adventure!
5. Mission: ISS
This is the second space experience in our list, and we love the games that take place in space. Mission: ISS offers you a ticket to the International Space Station, you can stroll around, explore the structure of the station and gaze at the fascinating view of space and the earth. Again, this can be considered as an experience rather than a game, because the main purpose is to explore and enjoy the amazing atmosphere. It is an unworldly experience and definitely it will make you feel like you are the protagonist of the sci-fi movie!
4. Echo VR
Echo VR is one of the games in this list that we are quite surprised it is free. Also, it is one of the games that brings people together, which means you can interact with real people while enjoying the incredible space-like atmosphere. In the game, you are able to float in the air, meaning that you can experience a little how astronauts may feel in the spaceships without being one. It can be played with many VR headsets, you just need to relax and let yourself go with the flow in the game!
3. Propagation VR
The other game that makes us surprised about being free is Propagation VR. If you would love games that have a proper balance of horror, thrill and action, this game is the perfect match for you. It is the classic zombie apocalypse horror game, with a little pinch of the claustrophobic environment effect, since it takes place in the subway. Gaming experience and the atmosphere in the game is incredibly realistic and the details in the game are amazing. The game supports many headsets like Valve Index, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality and you can play it with Oculus Quest 2 with the help of Oculus Link. So, watch your step, trust your instincts and survive!
We are sure that everyone who is familiar with the VR games has heard of VRChat, at least once. It is obvious that VRChat has been extremely popular among users who want to interact with people in virtual reality games, especially after the pandemic. It is an endless world, you can socialize with people from all over the world, customize your avatar and even show off your dance moves in the dance battles! It is a great platform for a cultural exchange, as well as it is an amazing entertainment platform. VRChat supports many of the VR headsets and also can be played with PC and mobile. You can just have fun while socializing!
1. Rec Room
This is definitely one of the best VR games in the market, and even better, it is free. There is almost no limit to what you can do in the Rec Room. It can be considered to be an online platform that brings people together and literally forces you to have fun! Joking aside, you can meet up with your friends in this bizarre but incredibly entertaining world of Rec Room, you can hang out with other groups and you can even build and create your own exciting adventure. It can be played with many different headsets like Oculus Quest 2, PlayStation VR, Valve Index and HTC Vive. Besides, Rec Room is available for almost all of the different devices like a PC or mobile, but we definitely recommend you to give it a shot on VR, it is worth a try.
BONUS: Google Earth VR
If you are one of those who loves to travel a little too much, you will be amazed when you are walking the streets of a city that you have never heard of in your life, but this time, in virtual reality. You can explore new places just in seconds and you have one more option, we are glad to say that you can even fly! Just be careful of possible motion sickness while flying like a bird. This experience is definitely for you if you are a passionate traveler and explorer.
These are our suggestions for the best free VR games. If you want to step up your VR gaming experience, you should definitely try new VR locomotion solutions. As WalkOVR, we offer one of the most immersive solutions for the locomotion problem in virtual reality. You will change the way you play in VR with WalkOVR into a much more immersive and realistic experience.