VR Games coming in 2018

Virtual reality games are becoming more popular and so are the wide range of headsets available with 2017 being a successful year for VR and 2018 looking to be the biggest to date. We cover some of the VR games that are coming in 2018 and will update as more are announced throughout the year. We look forward to what these games will offer now that the developers have had more time and experience making VR games and creating captivating and unique experiences.

 

The American Dream (by Samurai Punk Pty Ltd.)

Release date: TBA 2018

Platforms: Playstation 4

Samurai Punk presents The American Dream, a satirical virtual reality trip through a 1950’s world’s fair where you learn to live your life with guns. Players travel through a vast complex constructed by a group of respected gun manufacturers aiming to show the world the virtues of guns for the common man.

The world of The American Dream sets its sights on a future where guns are used for all manner of things like eating a meal, driving a car or working to provide for your family. With weapons ranging from pistols to rifles and shotguns, you’ll learn how guns will take care of all your day-to-day needs! Bite the bullet and come on down, you’re guaranteed to have a blast every time at The American Dream!

Golem (by Highwire Games)

Release date: TBA 2018

Platforms: Playstation 4

Golem is the first title from Highwire, an independent developer founded by industry veterans in Seattle. It is built from the ground up for PlayStation VR and features original music from Marty O’Donnell — award-winning composer of Halo and Destiny — and innovative VR controls developed by Jaime Griesemer — Game Designer on Halo, Destiny and Infamous Second Son.

In Golem, you play as an adventurous kid who has been seriously injured. You are stuck at home in your bed, dreaming of exploring the outside world.

You gradually develop the power to create and control stone creatures known as golems. You see through their eyes, direct their movements, and use them to explore beyond the confines of your room. At first, you can only build small doll-sized golems to send around your room but eventually your powers will grow, until you can send enormous 15-foot tall giants to explore an ancient abandoned city.

Torn (by Aspyr)

Release date: TBA 2018

Platforms: Playstation 4 and PC

Torn, a mystery inspired by such classics as The Twilight Zone, is set in the Vermont forest where you discover a house full of secrets. What you find in there are numerous experiments, inventions, gear and documentation that reveal a lot about the doctor who lived there–however they’re also remnants of a man who’s been missing for 64 years.

Pixel Ripped 1989 (by Madcap Games)

Release Date: 1st Quarter 2018

Platforms: Playstation 4 and PC

Follow the life of computer gaming addict Nicola as she battles through the ages to play her favourite game Pixel Ripped. Starting with 1989, Pixel Ripped takes you on an adventure to a school classroom, where you must complete your favourite video game – but don’t get caught by the teacher!

Nicola incarnates Dot, our heroine, in a very special quest: The Pixel Ripped is a magical stone that contains the soul of Dot’s world, Adventureland, which has been stolen by the Cyblin Master. The evil Master is using its powers to open a portal between real world and games from different generations in order to bring Robots from different worlds to control the population. Be ready to “think 4th dimensionally” if you want to beat Pixel Ripped! Prepare to face a metagaming world full of surprises and tons of throwbacks!

A game within a game, Pixel Ripped is original, fun and packed full of surprises that will keep you guessing along the way. From the floor of 1970’s living room where you will be playing the first home gaming console, all the way up to the turn of the millennium. You’ll be treated to 2D sprites of the 70s to the bright and colourful 3D graphics of the 90s, Pixel Ripped truly is a nostalgic and mad trip down memory lane.

Blasters Of The Universe (by Secret Location)

Release Date: Out now

Platforms: Playstation 4 and PC

Knockout League (by Grab Games)

Release Date: TBA 2018

Platforms: Playstation 4 and PC

Welcome to the Knockout League, a single player arcade style boxing game built from the ground up for Virtual Reality. Its intuitive gameplay involves moving and dodging with your body and 1:1 punch movement that lets you attack how you want without relying on buttons for main gameplay. Train up with various boxing drills to take on a crazy cast of characters with different fighting styles and gameplay in order to become the champion of the Knockout League!

BECOME THE FIST

Step into the ring and experience arcade boxing like you never have before. Fine-tuned VR gameplay and visuals allow you to feel the thrill of dodging, blocking, and punching your opponents. Get ready for a workout!

BATTLE A WIDE RANGE OF FIGHTERS

From traditional boxers to crazy creatures, there’s no shortage of wacky boxing fun. Undertake the challenge of defeating a British Octopus, a sword-wielding pirate, a barbarous shieldmaiden, and a host of other memorable characters.

RAIN LIKE A CHAMPION

Hone your boxing skills with the help of a personal coach. Enhance your power, agility, and coordination with the speed bag, focus mitts, reflex alley, and more.

Dragonflight VR (by Blackthorn Media)

Release Date: TBA 2018

Platforms: Playstation 4 and PC

Produced by the academy award winning cinematic CGI masters behind The Matrix, Life of Pi, Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Zootopia, Snow White & the Huntsman. Feel the thrill of riding on your very own dragon in virtual reality. Dragonflight VR is a multi-level VR experience featuring massive, destructible environments, fast-paced combat with enemy dragons swarming the skies around you, ancient castles teeming with archers, and lost wizard towers shrouded in mist. Ride your dragon over mountainous countryside, through showers of flaming arrows, and then deep into canyons where huge dragons rule. The only way to get a more realistic feeling of riding a dragon than Dragonflight VR would be to breed one!

Alvo (by Mardonpol)

Release Date: TBA 2018

Platforms: Playstation 4 and PC

Dungeon And Chess (by Experiment 7)

Release Date: Late 2017/ Early 2018

Platforms: Playstation 4 and PC

Chess comes to life with iconic Dungeons & Dragons creatures in Experiment 7’s Dungeon Chess, available soon on the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. Dragons breathe fire, beholders blast death rays, and armies of elven pawns face down the forces of evil as you match wits against your friends, online adventurers, and AI opponents in the world’s most popular game of strategy and skill.

Pull up a chair in the Yawning Portal tavern and join our Magic Table community in the epic world of Dungeons & Dragons, experienced for the first time through the magic of virtual reality!

Epic Chess Battles
Kinetic battle animations bring chess to life, adding dramatic combat effects to classic chess gameplay.

Iconic D&D Characters
Take command of dragon queens, beholder rooks, mind flayer bishops, drow elf pawns and other iconic D&D creatures.

Step into the Yawning Portal
Play Dungeon Chess — or any Magic Table game — in Faerûn’s legendary Yawning Portal tavern.

Create Your Own Magic Table
Personalize your virtual reality adventures with a variety of unique boards, rooms, avatars, decorations, pictures and more.

Multi-Tier AI
Play solo against a variety of dynamic AI opponents, from beginner to master. No matter your skill level, there’s a chess challenge perfect for you.

Friendly & Ranked Multiplayer
Reunite with old chess rivals or forge new friendships online in ranked or friendly multiplayer matches.

Dead Secret (by Robot Invader)

Release Date: TBA 2018

Platforms: Playstation 4 and PC

Dead Secret is a VR mystery thriller.

Strap on a VR headset and find yourself at the scene of a murder. Delve into the dead man’s bizarre past to solve the riddle of his death and escape before you become the next victim.

Dead Secret is designed specifically for play with the Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and other virtual reality platforms.

Dead Secret is available now for the Samsung Gear VR. It’s coming to Steam, PSN, and the Oculus Rift store soon.

 

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