The Best Free VR Games - Across All Platforms
One of the best things about being a VR gamer in the year 2021, is the fact that we're showered upon with free games and experiences. So many companies are trying to figure out how to tackle this new medium, that many of them are starting off with free experiences for the public to sample. You could literally get your hands on a Valve Index headset, or a Reverb G2, and not spend a dime on any games, and still have countless hours of VR adventuring in front of you. Sure, the hardware might not be cheap, but at least we can start off with a nice library of stuff to play around with while our bank account rebounds!
The Best Free Oculus Quest Games - Top 10
Compared to other VR ecosystems, the Oculus Quest is somewhat lacking in the free game department. We wish they had demo's for more of their newer releases. They do however have a handful of key free experiences. REC ROOM by Against Gravity has turned into a massive franchise, and if you think about the dream of the multiverse, the game is about as close as anything else at to achieving that dream. . Echo VR by Ready at Dawn is another smash hit game, totally free on the Oculus Quest. It's pretty amazing to see Ready at Dawn get the physics of Echo Arena ported to Quest so effectively.
The Best Free PlayStation VR Games - Top 20
When we first set out to make a list of all the best free games on PlayStation VR, we were scratching our heads wondering if Sony even has enough free stuff on to bother with a ranking. However, one thing the platform has going for it is a cornucopia of free demo material. Most of what we have ranked is demos of PSVR games, but they're well worth downloading and trying. You can watch videos of a game all you want, but until you see the game engine running in the headset, you really don't know what you're missing. In addition to a huge swath of demos, there's also a few full-length titles. REC ROOM by Against Gravity is definitely a standout. The Playroom VR by Japan Studio is the other notable free game that helps lead off our rankings.
The Best Free Oculus Rift Games - Top 20
If you want to experience the best VR content in existence, then an Oculus Rift headset is a required purchase. Whether it be the original CV1 headset or a Rift S. Of course, you could also use an Oculus Quest with Air Link or regular Link cable. (also Virtual Desktop) Regardless, there's so much good VR stuff available for PC platforms, and even more available to Rift users. A game like Brass Tactics Arena is a great example. It's only available on Rift store. The original Face Your Fears game from Turtle Rock Studio is another prime example of exclusive free content that's only found on the Oculus Rift store.
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The Best Free HTC Vive & Valve Index Games - Top 20
If you're a PC-VR gamer, you're truly blessed. Reason being, there's just so much free content that you can sample if you're willing to shop around. Most of it can be found on Steam, but some of it can be found in places like itch.io, or even a dedicated website. For example, our 13th ranked game on this list is A Traveler's Tale which can only be found on the developer's official website. A couple of other examples are GORN and Ancient Dungeon VR. An early prototype version of GORN, along with a beta version of Ancient Dungeon VR, can both be had on itch.io. Of course, Steam is the primary destination for tons of free demos and games. A recent example of a free game with really high production values is Propagation VR by WanadevStudio, which arrived on September 25th, 2020. It's a completely free game that has incredible visuals!
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