We believe that everybody loves a little mystery in life since it gives a pinch of excitement and an element of surprise. Because of the curiosity that human beings naturally have, there are tons of mystery and puzzle games in the game industry, and of course, some are good and some are bad. In this article, we have selected for you the best puzzle VR games that offer you the atmosphere of the excitement and mystery that you are looking for!
If you are old enough, you will remember the adventure puzzle video game franchise Myst, firstly released in 1993 by Cyan Worlds Inc. The game was initially released for Macintosh and it has a fair amount of popularity according to its time. And this summer, publishers have given us the modern adaptation of this amazing classic game and we are more than happy! The latest version can be played both with or without VR goggles, but it is certain that in virtual reality, the mysteries and the puzzles are much more effective and realistic. If you have played the desktop version before, you should definitely give it a shot for a broader dimension and dive deeper into the mysteries!
7. Eye of the Temple: First Steps
As one of the best free VR games in the market, Eye of the Temple: First Steps has also been made into our list for the best puzzle VR games. The whole game is like an Indiana Jones movie; you will explore the depths of a temple while you try to survive. Throughout the game, you are able to physically contact your environment, more than many of the games in the market; this also makes this game unique and much more immersive. And as good news, First Steps is only a demo for its upcoming game! Eye of the Temple will be released on October 14, and it is certain that it will include much more adventure! Be sure to check out!
Released in the summer of 2016, Obduction is a relatively older sci-fi adventure and mystery game that the creator studio of Myst, Cyan Worlds Inc, has published. We really love Obduction, because it is literally a timeless game and the mysterious atmosphere of the game never gets old. The game has an amazing start to the story and it can be easily seen that the detail-oriented nature of the creators made the game incredibly realistic. You will need to find your own way in the beautiful and unworldly atmosphere of the game and this makes Obduction an attractive and unique game. You should check out if you want to try a visual experience in virtual reality.
5. Red Matter
If you are looking for a puzzle VR game that has a great storyline and is filled with adventure, thrill, and a little bit of creepy environment, Red Matter is definitely your game! It is a popular game that always finds a place in the lists of best puzzle VR games as it did in our case in the list of the best horror VR games. The game has the right amount of chills and mystery mixed together, supported by the impressive graphics and story. The atmosphere of the game itself is enough to keep you on your toes and make you solve the puzzles quickly. The game is available for many headsets, so be sure to check it out!
4. The Room VR: A Dark Matter
As one of the best games of 2020, The Room VR: A Dark Matter has also found itself a place in our list of the best puzzle VR games of all time. The creator studio, Fireproof Games, has created a very popular game franchise and with every new game, they have improved their games and stories. The game takes place in the early years of the 20th century, in London and tells the story of the disappearance of an Egyptologist. In the game, you will try to solve the encrypted messages and mysteries, in an intense and thrilling atmosphere. If you would like to put your brain in action with exciting puzzles, The Room VR is definitely for you.
3. I Expect You To Die 2
Due to the great success of its first game, I Expect You To Die 2 has been one of the most anticipated games in 2021, and it can be easily said that it has exceeded all of the expectations, and has become even more successful than the first game! Released this summer in August, I Expect You To Die 2 continues the story of the first game, but this time with even more fun and clever puzzles through the game. You will be the superspy that solves everything with elegance, it is certain that you will enjoy the funny but thrilling environment of the game! This game is definitely worth your time, just give it a try!
2. The Gallery 2: Heart of the Emberstone
As one of the best puzzle VR games in the industry, The Gallery 2: Heart of the Emberstone has been awarded more than 30 prizes, including “VR Game of the Year” in 2018. It is a very popular game among VR gamers and even though it was released in 2017, it is still played and adored by many. With the special powers and a captivating environment, you will get lost in the mysterious yet intriguing atmosphere of The Gallery 2. It is one of the few games which are better than the first game and the game is definitely worth your time with its stunning visuals, graphics, and sounds. The game is literally a whole package and one of the best puzzle VR games, so go and immerse yourself in this unique experience!
1. The Talos Principle
The Talos Principle is one of the classic games that you never get bored of playing! Since its release in 2014, the game has been a very popular game in its genre of puzzle VR games and it is still popular even though it is the oldest game on the list. The game has unique features among others and makes gamers constantly search for answers to existential questions. It is a brilliant game filled with witty puzzles and ideas that pushes gamers into deep thinking. If you like to unravel the deep mysteries of life, from time to time, it is time to give a shot to this classic game!
BONUS: A Fisherman’s Tale
If you want to play this game, you should be ready for the bizarre but very interesting environment. From the creators of Arizona Sunshine, A Fisherman’s Tale has been very popular among VR enthusiasts who love puzzle VR games. You may see the game in almost every list and every video about mystery VR games and it should not be a surprise that the game won many awards in 2019. We can describe the game only as “a unique experience”, and nothing more, because we think that everyone should live this experience, with the least amount of spoilers possible! The game is available for many of the headsets, so just play, and you won’t regret it!