Best VR Mods 2022: Our Top Picks For Non-VR Games

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If you're looking for some of the best VR mods out there, then we've got you covered right here.

The world of VR gaming is packed solid full of games that can be modded, including both traditional VR titles such as Skyrim VR and Blade and Sorcery, and non-VR titles, which we're going to be covering here.

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Games such as Grand Theft Auto V and Half-Life have seen VR mods added to them for instance which in turn could make them some of the best VR games out there, simply due to the fact they were great games to begin with.

So, whether you're looking for an immersive horror title with Praydog for Resident Evil 2 or you're wanting to take your Minecraft experience to the next level with the Vivecraft mod, then we've got you covered right here.

Let's get to it!

Best VR Mods

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REAL VR - Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption 2

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The REAL VR set of mods for titles such as GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2 can be seen to offer some of the most immersive experiences out there for non-VR titles.

For a game like Red Dead Redemption that lacks a first-person mode as standard, putting it in VR can make the entire game feel a lot more real as it were. The installation for them is also pretty simple but do note, you will need a powerful gaming PC to get it to run well.

It should come as little surprise that the man behind the mod is Luke Ross, who is arguably best known for creating such engaging mods for non-VR games, and is a new Cyberpunk 2077 VR mod is just around the corner.

Lambda1 - Half-Life

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The Half-Life series of games have gone down as some of the best of all time, and whilst we're still waiting for any semblance of Half-Life 3, the Lambda1 mod will give you some VR support for the original classic.

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It brings with it full motion-controlled aiming so you can properly aim and fire in VR, and everything also looks rather good, especially for a game that was originally released back in 1998.

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If the original title isn't enough for you though, then this mod also allows you to play through the game's respective expansions.

Team Beef - Doom, Wolfenstein 3D, Quake

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The Team Beef series of mods can help to put retro games into VR, and Lambda1 is merely only one example.

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The team has optimised games such as Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein 3D for VR, and they can be played on Oculus Quest via QuestZDoom.

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For each game, the gameplay is remarkably immersive, especially as they're older games, but in 2022, still look fantastic and remain faithful to the originals.

To install these, you'll need to know how to connect your Quest 2 to SideQuest and sideload content, but once you do, there's a whole load of games open to you.

RTCVR - Return To Castle Wolfenstein

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Speaking of Wolfenstein, if you're on the hunt for a VR port of the classic shooter, then the RTCWVR mod may just be a great one to pick up.

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This mod lets you have a crack at the original campaign of the 2001 release in all its glory, with some great combat and weapons that feel as Second World War ones should.

In addition, the mod offers some of the best looks to a mod I've seen, whilst retaining the feel of an older title for those wanting a retro fix.

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PrayDog - Resident Evil 2 and 3

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The Resi series with Resident Evil 7 and the official VR port of Resident Evil 4 is one that features heavily on our list of the best VR horror games out there, and it looks like you can add Resident Evil 2 and 3 to that list with the PrayDog mods.

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These have been developed to offer a frightening VR experience with full first-person and motion control support so you can become truly engaged with your surroundings.

Each of them looks cold and dark to increase that fear factor as you walk around the landscape with nothing but a torch in some instances. The original games were rather scary, so putting them in VR just helps to make you jump out of your skin even more.

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Fully Possessed - Doom 3

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Speaking of incredible horror games, Doom 3 has also seen an incredible VR mod release with the Fully Possessed mod for PC VR systems.

This provides you with motion-controlled aiming and even support for teleportation which is quite fun as well as the simple point you'll be able to play the entire game in virtual reality which looks and feels fantastic.

It's worth noting there is an official version of Doom 3 in VR, but only for PSVR, so if you want to try it for your PC, then the Fully Possessed mod will provide you with that.

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Mother VR - Alien: Isolation

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For fans of the Alien series of games, the MotherVR mod for Alien: Isolation looks to provide quite an incredible experience.

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It of course maps the entire game in VR with full support for motion tracking controls. The game is noticeably dark and features a brooding atmosphere, and putting it in virtual reality certainly heightens those sentiments.

Intriguingly, Alien VR is a title that was originally shown off when the Quest 2 was announced, but an official VR port never materialised. The Mother VR mod certainly should provide you with an authentic experience, though.

Vivecraft - Minecraft

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Just slowing down things a little brings us to a mod for Minecraft for PCVR headsets known as Vivecraft.

Whilst there is an official VR port for Minecraft on Windows, the Vivecraft mod takes things to another level with full support for physical interactions such as actually mining as well as being able to scale the world up or down so you can become a giant.

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Minecraft is a game where plenty of different VR mods exist, and whilst Vivecraft is one of the best for PC alongside the original game, it is worth noting that you can also play Minecraft on Quest 2 in its standalone form thanks to the QuestCraft mod.

BrianMP16 - The Legend Of Zelda: The Ocarina Of Time

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Originally released in 1998, The Legend Of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time has become quite the enduringly popular title over the decades.

This VR mod for it from BrianMP16 looks to continue the game's legacy and allow you to immerse yourself in one of the best landscapes in gaming history in full virtual reality.

Everything looks fantastic for a nineties game and the gameplay is as fun as ever, complete with a marvellous story.

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Native VR Support - Subnautica: Below Zero

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Subnautica; Below Zero is the sequel to the original Subnautica game that notably featured proper VR support.

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Unfortunately, the same can't be said for Below Zero, but this VR mod looks to offer the entire campaign in VR with a controller whilst you fight to survive aboard a submarine on an alien planet.

Despite sounding pretty morbid, this VR mod for Subnautica: Below Zero makes the game look fabulous with some marvellous landscapes and fun swimming mechanics and overall captivating gameplay.

So, there you have it, that's our top picks for some of the best VR mods available, and be sure to stick around for some more VR guides, news and info especially with exciting headsets like the Meta Quest 3, PSVR 2 and Project Cambria likely on the way at some point soon.

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