VR (Virtual Reality) has quickly jumped from experimental technology to big news in the games industry. Every tech enthusiast we’ve ever talked to lately finds his way on talking about the platform with incredible immersive apps and games, that show you this and allows you to do that.It’s almost natural to ask ourselves if VR is the new big thing in media entertainment? With the amount of resources poured by Samsung, Sony, HTC, Steam, Microsoft and the likes, we don’t see how it could fail at this point.
Every tech enthusiast we’ve ever talked to lately finds his way on talking about the platform with incredible immersive apps and games, that show you this and allows you to do that. It’s almost natural to ask ourselves if VR is the new big thing in media entertainment? With the amount of resources poured by Samsung, Sony, HTC, Steam and the likes, we don’t see how it could fail at this point.
Although the technology is still very young, Google Play Store is slowly filling with games that make Google Cardboard a gadget worth buying. Here are our favorite games that you can play on your VR mobile headsets.
Hardcode (VR Game)
Hardcode is a FREE 3rd person VR shooter designed for mobile VR headsets like Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, Homido, Fibrum, etc. It was the first VR Game for mobile headsets to feature a multiplayer component.
Hardcode is a fast action-packed virtual game that requires the use of a compatible mobile VR set, as well as a gamepad controller. It has both single player and local multiplayer components, with the content regularly being updated by the developers.Get it on Google Play
Titans of Space Cardboard VR
Titans of Space is an interactive tour of our favorite planets and stars in VR, fully compatible with Google Cardboard. You can use this journey to compare the sizes of planets and moons while listening to the dynamic soundtrack. At any time, you can take full control of your tour by tweaking with the multitude of options or you can kick back and enjoy the ride.
This game is available for free on Google Play Store and can be used with a gamepad, although that’s not a requirement.Get it from Google Play
Galaxy VR Cardboard Space FPS
Galaxy VR Cardboard Space FPS is a FREE, fully immersive VR simulator with very good head tracking, fully compatible with Google Cardboard, Durovis Dive, Fibrum and Collor Cross.
You will need a game controller or keyboard to experience the full capability of this game. You can still play without a controller but the experience is limited. Notable features of this game include fast head tracking, great graphics, spatialized audio, and interesting multiplayer game modes.Get it from Google Play
It was all fun and games until now, but it’s time we got serious. Insidious is probably the scariest game ever to feature in Google Play, and that’s mostly because of the VR experience.
Insidious lets you confront the horrors of the afterlife, as you make your way through the darkest reaches of this incredible virtual reality experience. We advise caution for light-hearted persons as this game will get your heart beating faster than you ever imagined. If you’re trying to be brave about it, try playing with your headphones on.
The currently supported devices are Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 6.Get it from Google Play
InMind is a short adventure game with interesting arcade elements designed for the Google Cardboard. The game is completely free and allows the players to experience a journey into a patient’s brain in the search for bad neurons that cause mental disorders.
We strongly encourage you to try this experimental game made by Nival, as it will give you an idea of what VR technology is truly capable of. Aside from Google Cardboards, InMind is fully compatible with View-Master, Fibrum, Homido, Lakento, Archos and Durovis.Get it from Google Play