Out of ideas when it comes to stuff to play on your virtual reality headset? No worries, because we’ve lined out some great multiplayer titles just for you. Wondering why only multiplayer games? Because it’s much more fun knowing that there’s a real human being out there, just waiting to be taught a lesson in gaming. Over the past couple of years, so many multiplayer VR games popped up on the market, that one often has trouble choosing just one. And we’re talking about original titles here, not reboots. So, without further ado, here are the best multiplayer VR titles in 2018.
1. Sports Bar VR
Sports Bar VR is not something new under the sun. If you would recall, in 2016, Cherry Pop Games and Perilous Orbit released a game called Pool Nation. Well, Sports Bar VR is the game’s new name. It may have a simpler moniker, but it’s hardly the same title. Basically, Sports Bar VR has every kind of tabletop and arcade game you can usually find into this type of establishment – checkers, chess, table football, air hockey, pool, snooker, and many others.
It’s a breath of fresh air for those too tired of playing something more complex. Moreover, if you have friends who would like nothing best than to shoot some pool of a Friday night after work, why not challenge them in Sports Bar VR? It’s good for your and their mental health.
This game supports co-op and online multiplayer to up to six players, and it’s compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR.
2. Echo Arena
Do you know what makes VR games great? Robots, futuristic weapons, team-based combat, and all of these happening in zero-gravity. Yes, you’ve guessed it. Echo Combat, the brain-child of Oculus Rift and Ready at Dawn awaits you to prove your worth in intense 5vs matches. The game supports up to 15 players and is compatible with Oculus Rift. Note to self – don’t forget about the Oculus Touch. Without those, you won’t be able to play the game.
Echo Combat is, without a doubt, an interesting title since it relies heavily on the way you handle your virtual reality headset. We don’t want to alarm you, but things tend to get a little intense, especially when the shooting breaks out. Be sure to calibrate your headset so that you don’t get motion sickness.
Remember Arma or the ever-popular Operation Flashpoint? Well, you wouldn’t believe it, but there’s an actual military simulator, a first-person shooter for virtual reality headsets. Keep in mind that this is no-run-of-the-mill shoot-‘em-up game where all you have to do to win the match is to go in guns blazing. Onward places the emphasis on tactics, strategy, and, most importantly, on precision.
The game’s compatible with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Moreover, it supports online co-op and online multiplayer. Even though it might look like the unpolished version of Arma, Onward is intense and, most importantly, still under development. So, if you’ve thought that this is all there is to the game, then you’ll be in for a treat.
Farpoint is perhaps one of the most interesting tiles for PlayStation 4. Why? Because it’s not another VR reboot – Farpoint’s as fresh and authentic as they come. Set in a distant future, you take on the role of a Marine who was sent to retrieve a team of scientists from Jupiter.
Wouldn’t you know, things gets out of hand, and everyone wakes on an alien planet with hostile locals. Fight your way through alien hoards using futuristic guns and discover what happened to the scientific crew you were sent to retrieve. As you have probably guessed, the game’s compatible with PlayStation’s VR. Farpoint supports online co-op to up to four players.
This quaint little game kind of reminded us of Gun and Borderlands. Gameplay-wise, the name says it all – go back in time to 19th century the United States and become the ultimate bandit. In Westard you will be able to rob banks, trains, and, of course, shoot everyone who gets in your way. If you’re familiar with the Indie game Sir, I Believe You Are Hunted, you are certain to fall madly in love with Westard. The game’s compatible with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and supports online co-op and multiplayer.
If you’re willing to try out more VR multiplayer games, you should definitely check out these titles. They’re pretty unique and altogether compatible with your Oculus or Rift headset. Moreover, some of them are pretty cheap if you watch out for Steam sales, so it’s at least double the fun at low prices.
So, this was our top five list of best multiplayer games you can purchase for your virtual reality headset. Remember that the list grows bigger by the day, so don’t forget to tune in to see the new titles.
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