5 awesome virtual reality game/app experiences to get you hooked on VR

5 awesome virtual reality game/app experiences to get you hooked on VR
Still in the early stages of development, virtual reality is nevertheless nothing new on a conceptual level for most. We've all seen it in the movies, and as often tends to happen, we end up creating the gadgets that the creatives behind our favorite sci-fi flicks dream up. Or well, not us, but rather some much craftier folks.

In any case, it's fair to say that VR is still a few years away from prime time. Display resolutions aren't high enough, the surrounding ecosystem of app and game experiences is just starting to take off, and most people don't even own a headset capable of immersing them into virtual reality. Quite frankly, until very recently, we didn't even have one at the PhoneArena offices to really go the distance with. With half a dozen Samsung Gear VRs now sitting on the shelf, that problem's solved, and we've been consuming as much VR content as we can get our hands on.

Our initial impressions were confirmed: the platform is still very new, and there isn't an abundance of quality productions. More often than not, apps tagged as VR-friendly are rather disappointing. But there are a few robust solutions freely available for everyone to try out, and we thought we'd highlight them for any VR enthusiasts who're considering investing into a headset. Let's dive in!

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15 Comments

1. Shocky unregistered

Lands End is good if a little short.

3. hexa-core.

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 28, 2016

Street view is good one for real VR experience.

5. Shocky unregistered

The 360 view lends itself well to VR but it's not going to wow anybody unless they're easily impressed.

2. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Gunjack and Anshar Wars are pretty fun.

4. Shocky unregistered

Gunjack is pretty good, it's basically just space-invaders in VR but it's decent, bit pricey for what it is. Not tried Anshar Wars

6. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

If you like Gunjack, you'll like Anshar Wars. basically you shoot down other ships but wherever your head moves, that's where your ship moves and also shoots so it's a complete 360° experience. I'm guessing Anshar Wars 2 is better but I'm not sure exactly since I haven't purchased it.

7. Shocky unregistered

That sounds pretty good, will check this out later.

12. Roshnishama

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 10, 2015

I think them to give a try!

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I wish Nintendo would make a VR version of Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart and Zelda to play on the Gear VR. Even games like Mortal Knombat would be awesome if we could pay in VR. Samsung has shown some serious moves for VR and I am glad they lowered the bar of entry which was a pricey over-expensive set of goggles. Now that its $100, the bar of entry has been lifted. So much better than the VR ViewMaster for the iPhone.

9. cleatglitch

Posts: 165; Member since: May 25, 2013

there's an cart game on samsung vr

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? Have to check it out. Hope its good.

11. Roshnishama

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 10, 2015

I have google cardboard but haven't not used it yet too much!

13. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Haven't not yet used it too much? What does that mean? That you're using it in obscene amounts but not too much or that you're hardly using it?

15. jasrockett

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

It means his first language isn't English It's not really that hard to work out

14. crestfallen

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

I hope Pokemon Go will utilize VR.

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