VR technology has hit the market with plenty of awesome games to play. If you have a Gear VR headset, some of the best Gear VR games are ready for you to experience. But with a large library of games already available, it’s hard to know where to start.
To save you time from endless browsing, installing, and possible disappointment, we’ve made a list of 10 of the best Gear VR games of 2018. We’ve picked these games based on quality, popularity among users, usability, and price range. We’ll go over the games’ features and uses to give you a better look at each product.
Top 10 Best Gear VR Games in 2018
Below is a comparison between the top five best games for Samsung Gear VR in 2018. Take a quick look at some key features: genre, space required, controllers, headsets, our rating, and more.
|Product Name||Genre||Space required||Controllers||Multiplayer||Internet connection||Platform||Our Rating|
|Minecraft Gear VR||Adventure||165.64 MB||Gamepad||Yes||Yes (for downloadable content)||Gear VR||5 / 5 Stars|
|Eve Gunjack||Arcade / Shooter||233.12 MB||Touchpad / Gamepad||No||No||Gear VR||4.8 / 5 Stars|
|Dreadhalls||Horror / Exploration||481.46 MB||Gamepad / Gear VR Controller||No||No||Gear VR||4.7 / 5 Stars|
|Land’s End||Exploration / Casual / Puzzle||690.36 MB||Touchpad / Gamepad / Gear VR Controller||No||No||Gear VR||4.6 / 5 Stars|
|Smash Hit||Arcade / Casual / Shooter||63.2 MB||Touchpad / Gamepad||No||No||Gear VR||4.5 / 5 Stars|
10. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Now available for Gear VR, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes places you as the bomb defuser that has to go through a series of modules on a ticking time bomb through the instructions of an expert (another player), as they read the defusal manual. You don’t have to worry about exploding, as long as you solve the modules in time.
It’s a great party game to play with your friends, and you only need one Gear VR headset to play. However, the controls can be awkward if you choose to play with the Gear VR touchpad. You and your friends can sweat under pressure for less than $10 in the Oculus store.
9. Please Don’t Touch Anything
If you’re a sucker for puzzle games, Please Don’t Touch Anything features mind-boggling button-pushing simulations. These are the consequences to pushing a curious red button as you cover for a colleague who’s taking a bathroom break. You must search around the room for any clues or tools. These will help you solve riddles and trigger events to fix your mistake before your colleague comes back.
There are over 20 puzzles to beat after pushing the red button. You can solve them anywhere you want, since internet isn’t required to play. Reading angles in the game are a bit unnatural, but the highly polished graphics make up for that. You can challenge your brain for about $10 in the Oculus store.
8. End Space
Similar to EVE: Gunjack, End Space acts as a successor to the game as you make your way across space and time with your spaceship in the Tartarus Sector. You’ll be flying through intense intergalactic battles while shooting down TLF pilots to add support for the United Trade Consortium.
Using a gamepad, your Gear VR’s touchpad, or Gear VR controller, you can put your deadly pulse laser cannons and homing missiles at work to take down enemies and progress through harder levels. While the game, unfortunately, isn’t supported by the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, you don’t need an internet connection to enjoy this action-shooter. The game is priced at less than $6 in the Oculus store.
7. Hitman Go: VR Edition
Based on one of the most iconic assassin and tactical combat games, Hitman Go is a turn-based strategy game that places you, Agent 47, into various situations where you must use your sharp mind to eliminate your assigned targets. At the same time, you get to experience stunning scale model-style visuals, different enemy types and behaviors, secret areas and hiding spots, and more.
With more than 90 stages, Hitman Go can serve to be quite the challenge. Although the camera controls and intimate details are a huge part of the whole game, it tends to put your head into uncomfortable positions sometimes. You can play as Agent 47 for less than $8in the Oculus Store.
6. Drop Dead
You play as the last agent to foil the plans of Dr. Monday while using high-tech gadgets and plenty of zombie-shredding weapons to save the world. Great for Walking Dead fans or post-apocalyptic junkies, Drop Dead throws hundreds of hordes at you as you try to score huge with a combo system that rewards you on body count and accuracy.
You can play with multiple players, and you don’t need internet to play, but note that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 isn’t supported for this game, and the graphics aren’t exactly cutting edge. However, this is still a fun rail shooter. You can destroy masses of zombie hordes for about $8 in the Oculus store.
5. Smash Hit
Smash Hit allows you to take your frustrations from the real world out on virtual window-like panes of glass. As you do this, you’re also soaring through the air as whimsical music calms you in the background. You’ll need focus, good timing, and concentration to make it far as you smash gorgeous glass objects that get in your way.
You don’t need an internet connection to play this game. However, if you don’t want your arm to get sore using the touchpad, you’ll need a gamepad. The playtime for all 11 levels is said to be about 40 minutes to an hour. Although Smash Hit used to be a free game, it is now a couple of dollars in the Oculus store.
4. Land’s End
While simple and unique with straightforward gameplay, Land’s End brings you a whole new adventure as you explore vast landscapes in a lost civilization by using the power of your mind. From the creators of Monument Valley, you can unlock the mysteries held within Land’s End, and you don’t need a controller or an internet connection to play.
The game is ideal for those that just want to relax and have a comfortable gaming session, and it has up to five worlds to explore. It’s a pretty short game with an estimated 60 minutes of playtime, depending on the user. You can live in such moments of wonder from Land’s End for less than $5 in the Oculus Store.
For fans of horror games like Amnesia, Dreadhalls is an immersive experience where players are trapped inside a disorienting dungeon and equipped with nothing but a faint light to see ahead. You’re always on edge as you try to find your way out using stealth and a lot of courage.
As one of the best Gear VR games in the horror genre, Dreadhalls isn’t for the faint of heart because the gameplay can be intense. You can play it anywhere, since you don’t need an internet connection. The textures are a bit muddy and the viewing mechanics in the game can be nausea-inducing. However, these flaws are drowned out by the game’s ability to give you a good fright for less than $5 in the Oculus store.
2. Eve: Gunjack
With high-resolution graphics, enhanced audio, and immersive special effects, Gunjack is currently one of the best Gear VR games in the arcade shooter category. It’s great for those who seek the thrill of blasting up enemy ships while dodging heavy fire as you protect your crew’s mining vessel.
The game’s graphics really push the system. You don’t need an internet connection to play. However, the gameplay can be a bit repetitive, and there’s no known ability to change your weapons. Ready to pick up and play, the game is available in the Oculus store for just a couple of bucks.
Minecraft is arguably one of the best Gear VR games, where creative minds are open to a world of possibilities with the help of your imagination. Dangerous enemies, an open sandbox world, and thousands of crafting solutions should keep you playing for hours on end. Pocket Edition, skins, multiplayer, and different gameplay modes are also supported.
Although the Gear VR makes it so you can play Minecraft anywhere (as long as you have a gamepad), your phone’s battery can deplete rather quickly, so you can’t expect to play for too long. Other than that, the game has an affordable price tag of less than $7 in the Oculus store.
There are so many games out for Gear VR that it is increasingly difficult to find the best ones. We’ve done most of the hard work for you with our list of some of the best Gear VR games. The games are based on quality, popularity, usability, and price. If you are into VR games, you might also like our review of the best virtual reality games in 2018. Did we miss any best Gear VR games that should be mentioned? Let us hear your thoughts on the games we listed, and feel free to recommend other great Gear VR games.
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