Let’s admit it. We’re all loving this augmented reality ever since the VR headsets came like a great Sci-Fi Gadget. I’ve seen people roaming the streets with the Google Cardboard headset and hands flipping here and there. Now, this era is of virtual reality games which if of course an high-end technique.
Google wasn’t the first, but the Cardboard is an efficient and affordable way to experience the VR technology. Without buying an expensive computer and headset, you are entitled to enjoy all this fun on your smartphone.
There are other companies as well who offer affordable and cheap VR headsets. So, once you’re hooked on VR, you’ll want to buy an Oculus Rift, an HTC Vive or PlayStation VR to give yourselves a dose of good games.
There’s also an improved version of VR headsets by Google; the Daydream headsets takes off the VR technology along with some good specifications yet to be launched globally.
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Best Virtual Reality Games for Android
The Virtual Reality technology is still a growing kid, and a lot is to be done in the advancement which could be the biggest revolution in the way we play and enjoy video games. Till then, here are the Top 10 Android Virtual Reality games that you can enjoy.
1. Hunters Gate
The first off in the list an action filled visual candy, Hunters Gate. The action is hot with this game where demons have attacked the world, and you as the hero, have to keep them back and save the world as usual.
The game is graphically impressive with lots of surprising elements to shock our consciousness. It is specifically a rolling game element, which simply makes your character learn new skills and grow more ferocious towards the demons.
The game also has support for the Google Daydream controller, which you can use to navigate your character all over. The game doesn’t move too much reality, so you will be in the full comfort while playing. Hunters Gate is a premium one and costs $5.99 on the Play Store.
2. Adventure Time: I See Ooo VR
Doesn’t it feel great when your favourite childhood cartoon shows are now becoming the parts of VR gaming industry? Most of the time, the Cardboard Virtual Reality games tend to have som their name titles with some cheap side, and it is primarily because they just game previews that give folks a taste of VR.
The Adventure Time: I See Ooo VR game is an exception when it comes to the gameplay and therefore the pricing. It is a small fun packed an array of two VR mini cams and puzzle games, and just like the show, it is entertaining as well. So, go ahead and find it in the Play Store with definitely good ratings. It is priced for $7.48.
3. A Chair in a Room
A Chair in a Room takes an unusual turn in the gaming category. With the limited Headset controls, the game turns the limits into something terrifying and a scary.
As the name suggests, the game starts in a room with a single glowing light and a chair at the table, and that’s it. You’ll be spending the entire game in this room only, but that’s where the fear of claustrophobia kicks in.
The storyline builds, and ambience, as you read a newspaper clippings and follow the story of a girl who was kidnapped and the exact minutes, the only light starts to flick, and you’re forced to watch your not-so-trustworthy flashlight.
The terror arises when you’re in the periods of recharging, and you have to be in a pitch-black room. Suddenly, strange, eerie sounds start surrounding your ears from all around. A Chair in a Room does an excellent job of with its prime creep factor and its limited control scheme and ominous setting. I’ll recommend you to wear earphones while playing the game. It’s absolutely free to download and play.
4. Caaaaardboard! – A VR Game
Now, that’s a clever name to represent that you’re a VR game. Well, Caaaaardboard! is a free VR game that works perfectly with Google Cardboard. It is the tailored improvised version of the game AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! Customised especially for VR headsets.
Apart from the silly name, this game is a fun and immersive experience, and one of my favourite among the top 5 Android VR games. Walking you through the game, you just have to dive off of buildings while performing stunts.
The game utilises tilt controls so it’s totally hands-free and one of the most intense gaming experiences you can get on VR. A bit tedious as per described by the users, but a great place to start your virtual reality gaming journey. It is only priced for $1.99 on the Google Play Store.
5. BAMF VR
BAMF VR is the simple little mix of platform and puzzle. In this game, you’ll be using teleportation to move through various levels to collect crystals and advance to the next area. The game features a full, 360-degree experience and the developers recommend that you should play either standing or in a swivel chair for best the comfort and visual experience.
It also features decent graphics, controls support for various input methods like Bluetooth controllers, and a fun experience. It’s completely free without any in-app purchases. It’s still one of the best Virtual reality games for kids and adults.
6. InMind VR (Cardboard)
InMind VR Game. With almost one million downloads, it is one of the most popular VR games up to this date. It’s an arcade shooter where the character traverses the neural pathways of the brain looking for physical abnormalities. Pretty Sci-Fi? Isn’t it.
Once you find them, you neutralise them to make the mind healthy and functioning again. InMind VR uses the runner mechanics, and you’ll be playing on a predetermined path for the entire game.
The best thing about the game is that you’re entitled to play it with or without a VR headset. The game is completely free without any in-app purchases. The developer has a second game called InCell VR that is just as good as this one, and it is also available on the Google Play Store.
FLATS is one of the most interesting Virtual reality games out there. It’s an FPS game which lets you play both in single player and multiplayer mode. You can wander around the map and try to kill people. One interesting addon is the bouncing off of bullets, and it looks cool to watch. You’ll need to have a controller of some sort to play FLATS.
The game supports Android TV, and you can also go cross-platform. The game features cloud save and gives you a pleasing experience. It sports a free as well as a paid version.
8. Minos Starfighter VR
Minos Starfighter VR is one of the best VR games for Google Cardboard. It also uses to be called End Space VR, and it’s a space shooter who makes his way out of the cockpit taking on various bad guys in space fights. The game almost infinite and you’ll be fighting against stronger waves of enemies as you progress.
You’ll also have access to ships, various upgrades, leader boards, hardware controllers, and very appealing graphics. It’s relatively inexpensive and costs only $0.99.
9. Hardcode VR
Hardcode is yet another good VR game out there, and it’s still one of the better shooters available. It features a third-person perspective, and player’s head movements visualise the camera.
You can play single player or multiplayer both online, and it is one of the few VR games that features online multiplayer. The only problem is that controller is a necessity for the game. It’s free to download, and the most expensive in-app purchase is around $2.49.
10. Need for Jump
So, this the last but not least, Need for Jump is an interesting little platformer where you must run around and collect coins. The game uses the player’s head movements to determine direction. You look left and right to move in those directions and then nod your head to jump.
It’s one of the few excellent Virtual reality games that allow multiplayer mode and good time killer. The game is free to download from Google Play Store.
Download these virtual reality games on your Smartphone and give them a try. You can also comment your favourite ones down below in the comment section.