Best multiplayer VR games 2023

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The best multiplayer VR games are some of the best ways to enjoy virtual reality, and we can't get enough of them.

When we think of the best VR games, we usually think of single-player experiences that have taken the world by storm, but there's so much more out there to discover.

Multiplayer VR games are starting to build in popularity and there are some amazing titles to experience, whether you're interested in battling zombies in Arizona Sunshine or looking to rob fictional banks in Payday 2 VR.

If you're stuck on what to play though, then we've done the legwork for you by picking out some of the best games out there based on reviews, gameplay, and more. Just make sure you've got yourself one of the best VR headsets to actually play any of these titles...

Best multiplayer VR games

  1. No Man's Sky VR
  2. Zenith: The Last City
  3. Payday 2 VR
  4. Pavlov VR
  5. Arizona Sunshine
  6. Population: One
  7. Rec Room
  8. Eleven Table Tennis
  9. Walkabout Mini Golf VR
  10. Star Wars: Squadrons
  11. Among Us VR
  12. Dungeons of Eternity
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No Man's Sky VR

No Man's Sky VR isn't a standalone VR game as such and is instead an updated version of the title that allows you to play the entire game within virtual reality.

Aside from the ability to invite thirty-one of your friends plus yourself to explore the galaxies, it's one of the vastest open worlds ever employed within a game which gives you plenty to go around discovering.

Of course, putting No Man's Sky into VR makes it one of the most immersive games out there, and given the expansive of the world that is procedurally generated, you'll never get tired of things to explore.

There's also a variety of missions on offer in an open world where you can trade goods, build bases and hunt bounties, amongst other things.

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Zenith: The Last City

For those wanting the experience of an MMO in VR, then Zenith: The Last City looks like an incredible game.

You should be getting quite the experience here with this title providing you with the opportunity to fight, craft, and explore a vibrant world that looks to be detailed and packed solid with all sorts of fun things to do.

In addition, there is also a social element to Zenith based on the fact you can meet new people and chat with friends whilst in-game which can be helpful if you're working as a team or you just fancy a chinwag.

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Payday 2 VR

Payday 2 VR is a free add-on for the base game that makes robbing fictional banks a whole lot more immersive.

You can team up with up to three friends and form a heist crew to steal all sorts of valuable items depending upon which mission you choose to play. There's plenty to choose from, so don't expect to be short of buildings to rob.

The combat is pretty fun but also rather challenging with pretty much endless waves of police until you make your daring escape. VR also adds a certain immersion so it makes it feel like you are drilling a vault and actually performing a big score.

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Pavlov VR

In keeping with the theme of FPS games, Pavlov VR is a game built around its community and acts as a handy VR port of the Counter-Strike series that will be familiar to an awful lot of gamers.

There are plenty of guns and maps to pick from, with settings ranging from the Second World War and the present day. Expect to find some more realistic combat, so reloading guns manually and looking down sights to line up a perfect shot is going to be integral to success.

With that VR experience, Pavlov VR marks itself out as an intense shooter that is played entirely against other people online, to make for a properly competitive experience.

You can play with bots, but in a game that's pretty much entirely made by a community, playing online will be best.

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Arizona Sunshine

If you're looking for some Walking Dead-style zombie shooter action, then Arizona Sunshine looks like a great choice.

Here, you can team up with three of your friends and take on the game's open world with hordes of zombies to deal with. This comes whilst having to make do with scarce quantities of ammo and being constantly on the search for other survivors to join your team.

Those weapons you use also feature realistic handling so you will need to reload properly and take all the necessary precautions which just makes it all the more immersive, as does the point of dealing with zombies up close.

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Population: One

For those wanting to give a battle royale a go in virtual reality, Population: One looks to be the game for you.

Those who've played the likes of PUBG and Fortnite before will recognise the gameplay, which in itself is challenging and should present a new and captivating experience for even the most seasoned of battle royale players given it's in VR.

There are also plenty of opportunities to progress in Population: One with oodles of unlockable items including gun and player skins to make your character look unique.

A match can also hold 18 players, and you can team up with another two friends in a squad of three and work together to win.

There are also going to be some new maps launching soon, so you'll want to keep an eye out for those.

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Rec Room

Rec Room dials back the intensity and offers a more relaxed, Metaverse-style experience where you can interact with other players and play all sorts of games between you.

Every element of the world is user-generated, including those games, and there is plenty to explore. The game currently features over three million rooms and forty million monthly visits, making it one of the most popular VR games to date.

You are of course also free to create your own game with the Maker Pen tool that Rec Room utilises which will allow your imagination to run wild in VR and create a rather enjoyable game. In addition, your avatar is fully customisable with all sorts of accessories and clothing.

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Eleven Table Tennis

If you're a fan of playing sports virtually with friends, then Eleven Table Tennis looks like quite the fun option.

Whilst it may be quite a simple game, the real fun of this particular title comes within its realism. This table tennis title sits more on the simulator end of the scale by offering a rather detailed experience, either against actual people or some pretty difficult AI.

Intriguingly, Eleven Table Tennis can also allow you to use a 3D-printed paddle alongside your controller for a properly authentic experience, which is rather cool indeed.

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Walkabout Mini Golf VR

On the subject of having fun with friends, sometimes a game of mini-golf can be a great way to go about it, and Walkabout Mini Golf VR provides you with that chance.

You'll have the ability to engage in a full set of 18 holes with realistic and natural physics to offer a familiar experience. In addition, the putting on here is said to be simple, but that is of course dependent upon the player.

There's a nice selection of different courses to use, each with its own distinct theme, and once you've mastered them, Walkabout Mini Golf VR also features a Night mode that modifies the original holes with even harder challenges.

Crossplay with up to five people also means you can have a full round that can last for a good while between you, and the fact there are interconnected holes on the course also helps to make you feel even more immersed.

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Star Wars: Squadrons

If you're a fan of the classic Star Wars series and want to engage in some intense combat, then Star Wars: Squadrons looks like a fantastic title.

The game allows you to take control of your very own Starfighter and engage in 5 vs 5 online battles, with the added immersion of virtual reality. For when you don't want to engage in multiplayer, there's also an incredible and unique story mode to get stuck into.

Plus, you can also customise your spacecraft if you so wish so you can make it all your own.

Among US VR

Among Us VR is quite simply Among Us in virtual reality. That means up to ten players can enjoy the sheer carnage of running around trying to finish tasks while other players try to impale or eat you.

It's an absolute blast to play, and we'd argue it's actually more enjoyable than the normal version is.

It's also a little bit more horrifying than the normal version because you feel like you're properly running away when you end up suspicious of another player, and it's a little bit easier to get lost too.

Definitely grab this if you've got a few friends to play it with because there are few games as fun as this one.

Dungeons of Eternity

Dungeons of Eternity is quite possibly the best dungeon crawler on the Meta Quest headsets, and the fact that it's co-op just makes it better.

The story is that you're trying to save your homeworld and to do so, you need to use swords and crossbows to hunt down skeletons and zombies and get more loot.

The combat feels amazing, some of the boss fights are a lot of fun, and you can really customise the way you fight thanks to the range of weapons available.

The higher rarity weapons even have some amazing special effects that'll have you feeling like an absolute badass.

It looks amazing, is basically endless if you want it to be, and it's easily some of the most fun you can have in VR at the moment.

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