If you're looking for the best free VR games out there, we've got you covered right here.
Some of the best VR games out there are obviously paid for titles like Beat Saber (with its soundtrack packs, including the upcoming OST 5)and Skyrim VR (with its amazing mods), but it's worth noting that there's also a bucketload of brilliant games that don't cost anything.
You can of course try out demos of paid games for free, but for actual full games, then read on, as we've compiled our ranking of top picks based on reviews, gameplay, and more.
Let's get into it!
Best Free VR Games
- Echo VR
- Spiderman: Far From Home VR
- Rec Room
- Google Earth VR
- Wolfenstein 3D VR
- The Lab
- Guns'n'Stories: Preface VR
- DCS World
For starters, Echo VR is a fun, free title that combined the joys of zero gravity with the skill needed to play Ultimate Frisbee.
With this, it offers up a rather fun experience with a hard-to-master movement system that will allow the game to always be one of those titles that, when you get everything right, feel fantastic to play.
It's all wrapped up in this gorgeous-looking sci-fi art style that should keep players engaged as you fly across the map, trying your best to win as many matches as you can.
Spiderman: Far From Home VR
Staying in the air for a bit longer, Spiderman: Far From Home VR is a handy little short title that allows you to sling webs across New York.
It was designed as a tie-in to the film of the same name, and whilst it may not offer the true open-world capabilities of a full Spiderman game, for a free title that provides you with the chance to swing between buildings, it's fantastic.
In addition, it isn't just the ability to experience the power of VR web-slinging that makes this Spiderman title a fun experience, as there's also some fun first-person combat as you attempt to stop a rather large robot from destroying New York.
If you want to dial down the intensity a little and opt for a free social experience, then Rec Room looks like a great option.
There's the chance to explore a world entirely filled with user-generated content and play games with friends, and with 40 million monthly visits, you won't be short of content to enjoy. All of this combines to make it one of the best multiplayer VR games out there.
As for making a game yourself, Rec Room utilises a Maker Pen tool that you can use to make an experience for you and friends to enjoy, and in addition, if you want to, your little avatar is fully customisable with loads of clothing and accessory options.
Google Earth VR
Bringing things back down to Earth a bit (literally) is Google Earth VR, which is exactly what it says, and provides you with the unique opportunity to explore the entire world in VR.
Some places are better rendered than others, as expected, but if you've ever wanted to experience some of the world's biggest cities in good detail, then you definitely can.
What's more, you can also scale yourself to the surroundings, so if you want to be tiny or big, then the game provides you with the choice. There's even the ability to fly, so you too can become a superhero flying around realistically rendered cities.
Wolfenstein 3D VR
Over the years, the original Wolfenstein 3D has gone down as one of the best shooter games of the last few decades, and putting it in VR with Wolfenstein 3D VR looks to add something new and fun to the old games series.
It offers up the same classic gameplay as the original Wolfenstein 3D with brutal, fast-paced combat that means you'll need to be on your toes to continually progress.
The game works via the QuestZDoom launcher that allows players to play free, VR-optimised versions of games such as Doom and others, and will require you to know how to connect your Quest 2 to SideQuest in order to sideload content onto the headset.
If you own the original version of Wolfenstein, you can transfer your WAD files over to QuestZDoom for an even more authentic experience. Do note though, this process will require sideloading onto your Quest if that's something you're willing to do.
The Lab offers you the chance to enter into a room within Aperture Science to explore some fun scenarios, all intuitively laid out.
There are loads to do in this room, including adopting a mechanical dog, defending a castle by firing a bow and arrow and even repairing a robot.
For a free game especially, the gameplay looks to be bright and fun, much like the original Portal series that this game is set within the universe of, and you certainly won't get bored quickly.
Guns'n'Stories: Preface VR
For fans of Western shoot-them-ups, Guns'n'Stories: Preface VR certainly looks like a great little game to play.
What you'll find here is a story where you play as a silly bounty hunter, and as the game progresses, the amount of enemies you have to deal with increases by an awful lot, so it becomes quite the game of skill once you get further in.
This all comes wrapped with some dark-humoured writing and an intriguing steampunk-come-cowboy art style that does look rather cool, to say the least.
Ever wanted to fly a plane in VR? Well, now you can with DCS World which provides you with the chance to properly fly a fighter jet.
Everything looks to be realistically rendered, including all the different buttons and knobs, so you will have to get used to each plane's controllers in order to get them flying. Being in VR also helps to make all this a lot more immersive, especially once you're in the air.
You get the choice of either flying a Russian Su-25T jet or a more classic TF-51D Mustang, but if you do want more planes, there's an additional 38 available in DLC, including an F-16C, a Spitfire and a P-47 D Thunderbolt.
On the point of social interaction, VRChat is arguably the quintessential virtual world platform that users can have a lot of fun within.
It's probably more known for memes than its gameplay these days, but that's arguably part of its appeal as there's a rather large user-base to interact with, and consequently a whole load of games to play and virtual worlds to explore.
Some of those worlds are well-themed and well worth an explore, and there are even scaled recreations of maps from other games, including Firelink Shrine from Dark Souls if that's of interest.
So, there you have it, that's our top picks for some of the best free VR games out there that you can enjoy, and they all look rather good indeed.
Be sure to check back in with us for more VR news, guides and info, especially as 2022 looks to be a big year for VR with the potential release of headsets such as Project Cambria and PSVR 2 and games such as Peaky Blinders VR and Wands Alliances.