It’s that time of year again. No, not time to stuff your face full of turkey or spend way too much money on non-VR related stuff. It’s time to vote for the best VR game of the year! With, The Game Awards, having just announced the contenders for “best game experience playable in virtual or augmented reality”, we want to know where your allegiances lie.
Superhot VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Lone Echo/Echo Arena, Far Point, and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. All have made the cut. This marks a step in the right direction for platform diversity in the lineup as only two of five are PlayStation VR exclusives this year. A notable change over last year when PlayStaion exclusives dominated the ballot.
Superhot VR is one of the most widely known games in VR to date. Having released on all the major VR platforms, it’s innovative design has definitely earned it a top spot in our game library. What’s not to love about going all Neo on a room full of bad guys?
Star Trek: Bridge Crew put players in command of their very own starship set in one of the most iconic sci fi settings imaginable. This will be major contender if only half of the folks that I came across doing bad impressions of Picard in this game decide to vote for it. Make it so.
Lone Echo and Echo Arena. It is almost cheating to lump both games together like that. On one hand you have an amazing story backed up with arguably the best motion in VR I have ever experienced. Echo Arena is an incredible game in its own right, once you learn how to throw properly. I am still working on that.
PSVR is Still Strong
Far Point gave PlayStation VR users a glimpse at what a VR FPS could be on a console. One of the first major hype games for the VR platform and brought the Aim controller along for the ride. Yes, the game did run into a few speed bumps but the developers listened to their players and made a good game even better because of it.
Resident Evil in VR was a dream come true to VR fans of the franchise. It did not disappoint when it came to delivering all the creepy vibes we had come to expect. Having a chainsaw wizzing around your virtual face is just good stuff in my book.
Your Vote Matters
I am sure that many of you have your own game of the year choice. No doubt most of you have strong feelings for the listed contenders. So, right now you can head over to The Game Awards voting page and cast your vote before December 7th. In the comments below, be sure to share your top five VR games for the year. We would love to hear the people’s choice!