The Best VR games coming in 2021
Updated: Mar 26
Still stuck at home? Yea, we feel ya! But staying indoors can be a great opportunity to try out some great VR games that are coming out later this year. So pick up your headset and get ready for the best virtual reality (VR) games coming in 2021! In order of anticipated release:
After the Fall is an epic VR action first-person shooter with intense co-op gameplay at its core that pits up to 4 players against a vast, hostile VR world in a raging fight for survival in the ice-covered ruins of LA nearly 20 years after the apocalypse.
Even the dead are terrified inside the Barclay Mansion. As a Wraith, use your supernatural powers to unravel its secrets and hide from the sinister Spectres. Wraith: The Oblivion — Afterlife is a first person VR horror exploration game set in the World of Darkness universe.
3. The Climb 2
The thrill of climbing comes alive with The Climb 2 — explore a new city setting and exhilarating new maps with breathtaking views. Ascend grand peaks, navigate vast caves, climb skyscrapers, and discover hidden shortcuts as you find your path to the top. Featuring 15 new maps, you’ll scale snow-covered peaks, desert buttes, and even skyscrapers, one handhold at a time. Just don’t look down.
Planned release date: Q3 2021 Developer: Crytek Publisher: Crytek Platform: Oculus Genres: Arcade, Exploration, Sports
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Southern Italy, 1943, serves as the setting for Sniper Elite VR. Fascist forces occupy your homeland. Using stealth, authentic weaponry, and your skilled marksmanship as an elite sniper, fight for the Italian Resistance in this exhilarating first-person shooter.
5. Vertigo 2
Vertigo 2 is a single-player VR adventure with a branching story hinging on key decisions. Deep underground in the reaches of Quantum Reactor VII, you awake to finish your journey home. No closer to your goal than when you first arrived, you must count on the help of the mysteriously familiar stranger who saved your life. On your way towards the center of the reactor, you will have to face bizarre alien flora and fauna leaking from other universes — and deadly android security forces whose job is to purge the Reactor of all life.
Planned release date: Q4 2021 Developer: Zach Tsiakalis-Brown, Errol Bucy Publisher: Zulubo Productions Platform: Steam Genres: Action, Indie game, Adventure
During last year’s Facebook Connect event (formerly Oculus Connect), Facebook announced that new Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell VR games are under development at Ubisoft and will be coming to Oculus in the future.
Planned release date: TBD Developer: Red Storm Entertainment, Inc., Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Dusseldorf, Ubisoft Mumbai Publisher: Ubisoft Platform: Oculus Genres: Stealth, Action, Adventure
BONUS: Facebook Horizons
Facebook Horizon is a social experience where users can explore, play and create in a VR world. Access is limited to beta registrants only at this point but Facebook reports that more and more users are joining the beta (to which you can sign up to apply here).
Planned release date: Beta released for invites only Developer: Facebook Publisher: Facebook Platform: Oculus Genres: Exploration, Adventure, Social
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