Kent Bye's Top 10 VR Games and Apps

Kent Bye, of the celebrated virtual reality podcast VoicesOfVR, has given us his top 10 WEARVR games and apps so you can get a shortcut to the best that VR currently has to offer. Check out Ken's invaluable VR insights over at VoicesOfVR.com right now.

Kent Bye's Top 10 VR Games and Apps
Apps are available on:
Samsung Gear VR
Samsung Gear VR
HTC Vive
HTC Vive
PlayStation VR
PlayStation VR
Rift CV1
Rift CV1
Rift DK1
Rift DK1
Rift DK2
Rift DK2
  • Soundboxing

    Soundboxing
    Price
    $7.99
    Available on
    HTC Vive / Rift CV1

    Soundboxing is a VR music video kickboxing game where you create the beats! Feeling competitive? Search for challenges and compete by punching to the beat of your favorite music videos. The longer your streak of correct punches, and the stronger you punch, the more points you'll earn. Feeling creative? You can record the challenges that others compete in!

    While you're Soundboxing, remember: if you feel the urge to dance, you're doing it right!

    - Soundboxing
  • Audioshield

    Audioshield
    Price
    $19.98
    Available on
    HTC Vive

    Block the beats! Audioshield puts you at the point of impact for every hit in your songs. Block incoming orbs with your shields and feel the music. Works with any song file, plus online music streaming and Song of the Day.

    - Audioshield
  • BLARP!

    BLARP!
    Price
    $2.99
    Available on
    HTC Vive

    BLARP! is a fun-filled physics game build for the HTC Vive. Built as an exploration into novel game mechanics for the new medium of VR, BLARP! uses our intuitive understanding of motions and physics to create an active / addictive experience that is playable by anyone who has ever swung a racket, played with a yoyo, or held a rope.

    - BLARP!
  • BigScreen Beta

    BigScreen Beta
    Price
    FREE
    Available on
    HTC Vive / Rift CV1

    Bigscreen is a social virtual desktop app for the HTC Vive & Oculus Rift that lets you use your computer in VR. Play your favorite PC games, have a virtual LAN party, watch movies with friends in a virtual theater, or hangout by the campfire.

    - BigScreen Beta
  • VRChat

    VRChat
    Price
    FREE
    Available on
    HTC Vive / Rift CV1

    Create worlds and avatars. Chat with others. Play and Explore in user generated worlds.

    Spend your time doing what you love and leave the online social component to us. Use VRChat to quickly and efficiently add multiplayer to any world you can create in Unity3D. Whether it be games, business, entertainment or a social hangout space, VRChat can add benefit to your 3D world by adding the ability to explore it with others.

    Using a combination of head gaze direction, 3D positional audio and various body gesture inputs, VRChat can provide a truly immersive social experience.

    VRChat is a constantly expanding universe, consisting of a network of user generated worlds. Each world is different from the next, with rules set by its creator. Explore others' worlds or create your own to share with the world!

    - VRChat
  • High Fidelity

    High Fidelity
    Price
    FREE
    Available on
    HTC Vive / Rift CV1

    High Fidelity is an open source, cross-platform virtual reality app that gives you the power to create, explore, and share virtual worlds together.

    Build worlds of any size, use any kind of avatar, create complex physical objects, import from standard formats, and share with others through the High Fidelity Marketplace. High Fidelity is for everyone: VR enthusiasts, teachers, makers, artists, and more. Welcome!

    - High Fidelity
  • SUPERHOT VR

    SUPERHOT VR
    Price
    $24.99
    Available on
    HTC Vive / PlayStation VR / Rift CV1

    Lose track of what’s real. Commit yourself, body and mind. Confront the evocative, elegantly brutal world of SUPERHOT VR. Enemies pouring into the room from all sides, a dozen bullets coursing through the air...wait.

    Something is different here...

    SUPERHOT VR is a title reimagined from the ground up for Oculus Rift and Touch controllers. The fruit of over three years of close cooperation between the critically acclaimed SUPERHOT Team and Oculus, SUPERHOT VR brings the intensely visceral action of SUPERHOT directly into your head and soul.

    Building upon one of the most recognized VR GOTYs, the Forever Update brings you 20+ more hours of intense, nerve wrenching endgame. The plethora of new challenges, achievements and endless arenas is guaranteed to mercilessly break you and reshape you into a superior version of yourself. You will sweat. You will scream. You will doubt your own sanity. And at the end, maybe, just maybe, you will prevail.

    BODIES ARE DISPOSABLE MIND IS SOFTWARE

    - SUPERHOT VR
  • Darknet

    Darknet
    Price
    FREE - $14.99
    Available on
    HTC Vive / PlayStation VR / Rift CV1 / Rift DK1 / Rift DK2

    Darknet is a strategy/puzzle game in which you play as an elite hacker in the Net. Plug into cyberspace, using viruses, worms, and exploits to steal the data before your signal gets traced!

    After winning awards on PSVR, Oculus Rift, and Gear VR, Darknet is now available for the HTC Vive and also INCLUDES A NON-VR VERSION for those without a headset! Features

    DEEP GAMEPLAY: “Darknet is the closest thing to a killer app for the system... It seems simple at first, but Darknet quickly grows to require a lot of second- and third-order logical thinking, under what can be a strict time limit. More than anything else, Darknet was what I was excited to play every time.” - Ars Technica

    CYBERPUNK HACKING: “Darknet is the hacking VR game we’ve all been waiting for since our first viewing of HACKERS, Johnny Mnemonic, or Tron… Everything I wanted out of a hacking game since 1995. The future is finally here and I’m cracking nodes, dropping viruses, staying one-step ahead of security.” - BigSushi.fm

    GREAT FOR VR: “When I dove into the cyberspace simulation, I lost myself in the illusion. My relationship to meat space was momentarily forgotten. And that’s precisely what a virtual reality game ought to do for the player… It is the best Oculus Rift game I’ve ever played.” - DailyDot

    - Darknet
  • #SelfieTennis

    #SelfieTennis
    Price
    $19.98
    Available on
    HTC Vive

    Take your racket, grab your balls & beat yourself up in a game of #SelfieTennis. Throw the racket to kill #BallPeople, knock them off the court and take their hearts.

    - #SelfieTennis
  • Titans of Space PLUS

    Titans of Space PLUS
    Price
    $4.99
    Available on
    Samsung Gear VR

    Hang on to your cockpit seat! This is a narrated tour of our Solar System and a few of the largest stars. Enjoy accurate and up-to-date facts and visuals while listening to up to 60 minutes of voiceover. Great care has been taken to ensure a comfortable and thrilling experience. Voiceover and subtitles are only available in English. "Congratulations for making the absolute best solar system learning experience EVER. And one of the best learning experiences ever. And one of the best experiences, period." -- danworld

    - Titans of Space PLUS