Most of the time we associate price with quality. Sadly, 90% of the time we are right. If it’s too cheap, it generally isn’t that great. There is, though, another side to the story. There are some hidden gems that fall below the $50 dollar price mark in the VR realm, and here we present a list of 5 VR Games to Play for Under $50.
As we dive through the list, we made sure to touch base with all the major VR headsets on the market. We also tried to include different game genres to satiate as many gaming palettes possible!
This is one of the “I will buy PS VR for this” applications revealed at E3. There might be tons of reasons why we want this title so badly. We might like stealth, investigation or gritty games. All that is just fine, but, the real seller here: I’m Batman!
This VR game focuses on Batman’s detective skills as you progress through a comic book murder mystery. A huge plus is that Rocksteady Studios (Arkham Knights developer) was the one who tailored this new Batman installment.
Although the game has a somewhat short run through experience, it is plagued with fan service moments that have any Batman fan overly excited for the duration of the game. Short on cash after you acquired your flaming new PSVR? Batman’s got you covered for under $50!
When Spyro’s developer, Insomniac, decides to go full twisted and VR at the same time, stuff like Edge of Nowhere happens. It was even included in our list of games you had to play this Halloween.We had tons of good reasons why this title needed to be included, as it is scary as hell.
This new VR game is deeply atmospheric and disturbing. It mixes real life settings and fiction tragedy with some hints of Lovecraftian horror. It immerses you in a third person perspective in the expedition of Victor Howard to Antarctica in an attempt at saving his beloved wife, Ava Thorne. Ava got lost with her expedition and as Victor progresses, he is met with nothing short of madness and must survive the horrid monsters he encounters along the way. Trust me, this is a hell of a ride for less than $50.
There are some genres of games that, to many, might seem somewhat difficult to portray in a VR world. RPG is one of those genres. Chronos make sure that genre is well represented in Oculus. The VR game is based on the epic premise of a young lad saving his hometown from great evil.
There is much to be said about the narrative here, for starters the time mechanic was used wisely gives a fresh experience. The secret to restoring peace and prosperity to this homeland lies inside a labyrinth that opens only once a year. The value you get for under $50 is simply outstanding.
Every passing year weighs down on the shoulders of our hero. Meaning that you get older as you fail and even the skills you can learn change as time flows through you. You basically start out quite young, fast and responsive and end up wiser and older.
Valve has a very quirky sense of humor, hence, Portal. With the same approach (of a mix between grace and derailed humor), we get The Lab. The game is a compilation of Valve’s “VR Experiments”, all of this hosted under the banner of the renowned Aperture Labs.
The set of mini-games range from adopting a mechanical dog, defending a castle to fixing a robot. There are tons of fun hidden within this freebie that will for sure help you show off your new HTC Vive headset. Nothing beats free! And well you know, there is nothing but fun within the walls of Aperture. They do what they must, because they can… And who knows, there might even be cake!
When VR was first introduced, one of the first things that came to many of our thirsty gamer brains was: RACING! This is one of those genres that has been screaming for VR support since forever. The first-person perspective can’t be rivaled by any other gameplay platforms.
Project Cars was amazingly well received as a standalone game, and their VR experience was definitely the cherry on top of the sundae! The graphics are simply stunning and the FPS is always smooth and steady.
Project Cars is a racing experience you can’t miss if you’re a fan of the genre, and, even if you have never been a fan – you should give it a chance as VR adds tremendous amounts of excitement to these kinds of games.
VR has increased in size and in importance recently and that has provided an overabundance of great full-price titles ($59.99), but, also has crowded our PCs and now PS4s with tons of experiences that are extremely well priced for the amount of fun they provide. All of the above are simply a bargain at a price tag of below $50.
From RPGs, to fully realized racing, passing through the horror village; these are some of the greatest VR experiences you can find out there for your VR headset and platform of choice. You will definitely get a good bang for your buck with these VR games – guaranteed!