Best Steam VR games (Updated: March 2023)
This often-updated list will inform you of the best Steam VR games that you need to add to your virtual reality library.
Virtual reality is simply another popular gaming medium. It has its fan base just as PC, consoles, and mobile gaming do. There are multiple VR headsets that you can buy and plenty of games to experience. Steam has a large library of some of the best VR games you can find. They have positive reviews by thousands of users and will truly immerse you in the title like virtual reality is meant to do.
Note: This article is based on the top-rated Steam VR games with a threshold of at least 10,000 reviews.
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Pavlov VR touts itself as the best VR shooter game on Steam. It has a 'heavy focus on community.' This means it delivers community-hosted dedicated servers, a variety of communication modes, and customization options galore.
Developed by Vankrupt Games, it provides modern and World War 2 era settings. You can dive into online games against other VR users or battle bots offline to get some practice. It is a very realistic VR FPS that currently has Very Positive reviews.
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
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RUST LTD. brings you Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. It is sandbox title with Overwhelmingly Positive reviews. Known as H3VR for short, you'll find yourself spending countless hours trying out its massive arsenal.
H3VR has had over 100 updates to this point. This brings its total weapon count to 500. You can customize your perfect loadout to make a tactical beast of a gun or an absolute monstrosity. Then use those guns to compete on the leaderboards in aim and reaction challenges.
Blade and Sorcery
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WarpFrog released Blade and Sorcery on December 11, 2018. It is considered one of the best Steam VR games around after players created a plethora of viral TikToks and Twitter posts showcasing its incredible physics and mod support.
It s a medieval sandbox game filled with melee, ranged, and magical combat abilities. Players have created Harry Potter and Star Wars mods, further increasing their popularity. You can go one-on-one with a mighty warrior or test your endurance against hordes of sword-wielding opponents.
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Beat Saber arrived on May 21, 2019, and changed the course of virtual reality. It is not just one of the best Steam VR games on the market, but it is considered one of the most interactive and fun video games in recent years.
Think of it as the VR version of Guitar Hero. You use laser sabers as blocks fly toward you signifying the beats of the music playing. Your job is to slash the beats with the sabers to keep the music going and rack up the score. There are thousands of songs to be played. Some users have even uploaded entire audio tracks of movies.
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It is no secret that the Half-Life series was once considered the pinnacle of gaming. Valve may never release Half Life 3, but they did publish Half-Life: Alyx for virtual reality through Steam. You play as Alyx Vance between the events of the two games.
Half-Life: Alyx includes environmental interactions, intense combat, world exploration and the puzzle solving that Valve does best. The game includes Source 2 tools for level building as well. Anyone can provide new environments and obstacles for the community to challenge.
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