Best Multiplayer VR Games 2022: Our Top Picks To Play With Friends

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If you're looking for the best multiplayer VR games out there, we've got you covered right here.

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, from intense action shooters like Pavlov VR to the explorative No Man's Sky VR.

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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.

Bes sure to stick around if you want to check out some of the best upcoming multiplayer VR games too.

Best Multiplayer VR Games

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No Man's Sky VR

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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.

Payday 2 VR

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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 dependent 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.

Pavlov VR

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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's 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.

Arizona Sunshine

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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.

Population: One

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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.

Warplanes: WW1 Fighters

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Warplanes: WW1 Fighters is a period-era game that offers you the chance to pilot your very own First World War dogfighter.

Whether you're a fan of arcade flight games or full-on simulators, there are plenty of options here that you can enable to make the game that bit more realistic if you wish, including manual take-off and landing, which is fun, as well as more realistic forms of damage.

The options for multiplayer come in the form of either a classic Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch or a Last Man Standing mode which is sure to please everyone. 

All are sure to be pretty challenging, especially when combining the act of flying a plane in anger and looking for people to shoot out of the sky.

Rec Room

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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.

Walkabout Mini Golf VR

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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.

Real VR Fishing

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On the subject of quintessentially relaxing activities, Real VR Fishing provides you with the chance to put your headset on and be transported to a lakeside where you can relax and cast off to find some cool fish.

The graphics here look marvellous and the gameplay is nicely serene. There's also plenty of customisation so the game will be suitable for both seasoned anglers and newbies alike, alongside the ability to play with three of your friends so each of you can sit and relax.

Even whilst you're fishing, Real VR Fishing also provides you with the chance to watch YouTube videos, listen to music or podcasts in-game, so whilst you're waiting for that big catch, you'll never end up bored.

Star Trek Bridge Crew

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If you're a fan of classic sci-fi and want to immerse yourself on the bridge of the USS Aegis, then Star Trek Bridge Crew is undoubtedly the game for you.

The game's co-op mode allows each of you to assume key roles of Captain, Helm, Tactical and Engineer and allows you to work together in order to overcome the game's intense missions.

If you don't want to be shackled by individual missions, Star Trek Bridge Crew also features an 'Ongoing Missions' mode which offers a procedurally generated experience so you and your friends can have fun for hours on end.

It also looks great and the game's story is also sure to please seasoned sci-fi fans and gamers alike with an engaging narrative.

Best Upcoming Multiplayer VR Games

The world of VR gaming is starting to grow at a rapid rate, and with new VR headsets like PSVR 2, Project Cambria, and Quest 3 on the way, there are loads of new titles that'll work with those platforms, as well as the current crop of headsets available.

Here are the standout upcoming multiplayer VR games you'll want to keep an eye out for.

Zenith: The Last City

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Fight, craft, explore and immerse yourself in this colourful, Zelda meets Sword Art Online massively multiplayer world.

This looks a lot of fun and the idea of flying around with one of your mates is pretty appealing.

It's also set for release on 27 January 2022, so you haven't got long to wait!

Ultimechs

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This multiplayer VR game looks to deliver the goods with its unique combination of mechs and sports (and by the looks of the trailer, Rocket League).

Coming this year, but we don't have a concrete release date just yet!

So, there you have it, that's our list of the best multiplayer VR games currently available, alongside some rather exciting ones that should be releasing pretty soon hopefully.

Be sure to check back in with us though for more VR guides, news and info, especially as 2022 looks to be a bumper year with headsets like PSVR 2 looking to be heading our way.

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