There are dozens of experiences, games and free animated shorts that you can experiment with PC virtual reality glasses such as Lenovo Explorer, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or Samsung Odyssey +, among others. We have compiled some of the most spectacular.
With the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive almost half price, and the Lenovo Explorer in promotion to 150 euros, perhaps in the past Black Friday or this Christmas you have done with a virtual reality glasses on PC.
The Virtual Reality is an amazing experience that leaves you with your mouth open, especially during the first hours of play. Best of all, there are dozens of free demos, games and RV movies that are ideal for experiencing virtual reality and for visiting them when they want to try “to see what that is about virtual reality.”
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With these 10 experiences and free virtual reality games for PC that we have selected, you will not only enjoy your. Some have been released a few weeks ago, so maybe you do not know them. Your friends will have to pick up their jaw from the ground when they try it. Guaranteed!
Some are exclusive to HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, but as every user of PC VR glasses knows, with third-party software all games work on all glasses, including Windows Mixed Reality. So everyone can enjoy them. You can download these free virtual reality games on Steam, Viveport and the Oculus store.
TheBlu – HTC Vive
TheBlu – The Whale Encounter is the first virtual reality experience that everyone should try. It only lasts two or three minutes, but you will not forget it in your whole life.
You appear, suddenly, at the bottom of the sea, on the bow of a huge sunken ship. Fish start to appear around you, giant blankets … And then She appears. We are not going to tell anything else to not spoil. But it is an experience that everyone who has an RV goggles should try.
TheBlu – The Whale Encounter is free on HTC Vive, but is included in the full TheBlu version, with two other scenarios, which is also available for Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality.
Virtual Reality Animation Shorts
Animated virtual reality shorts are very abundant, because you can get inside the movie and play the characters while they perform.
Leaving aside old people known as Invasion !, Asteroids !, or Allumette, these last weeks have released three new ones that I want to recommend, because they are very good.
Crow: The Legend
A short film for Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR about 20 minutes, from the director of Madagascar. You can see the trailer right above. Tells the story of a crow that has become an impromptu hero, when he decides to end the winter so that his friends do not die of cold.
We are part of the story, since we are the god that brings the seasons and we have to act so that the story advances … In virtual reality it impresses, but if you do not have glasses you can see it complete in this link.
Age of Sail
This nice Google short for Steam VR has been directed by Oscar winner John Kahrs. It will make you feel about a ship sailing in a rough sea … and you will know how to live a shipwreck. Until here I can count…
Released last October, The Bond transports us to an alien planet that reminds us of the movie Avatar, where we put ourselves in the shoes of a healer who empathizes with the creatures of the forest, good and evil.
Google Earth VR – Oculus Rift / HTC Vive
Google has several interesting virtual reality experiments, but nothing so shocking as Google Earth VR.
You have before you a HUGE planet, which in virtual reality has dozens, hundreds of meters in diameter as you zoom in, and when you get close enough you can fly over cities and mountains in real size.
It is an incredible feeling, and also useful, because we talk about exploring all the content of Google Earth to find places or get routes, but in RV. One of the 10 experiences and free virtual reality games that you should not miss on PC.
BBC Home – A VR Spacewalk
The BBC has created several free virtual reality experiences for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The most impressive is BBC Home – A VR Spacewalk, where we became an astronaut of the International Space Station, who is about to take a walk outside the station.
A walk you will never forget. The views with the Earth in the background cause vertigo! It’s the closest thing to becoming George Clooney or Sandra Bullock in Gravity.
Another free experience of the BBC that is also worth trying is BBC 1943 Berlin Blitz. It puts us inside a British bomber of the Second World War, with the real voices of the crew.
Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine – HTC Vive
HTC Vive offers two free Star Wars virtual reality experiences, and both are equally impressive, on a different scale.
The most brutal is Star Wars: Trials of Tatoine. See land the Millennium Falcon in front of your face, life size, leaves you with your mouth open.
What comes next is a succession of spectacular scenes where you have to act as mechanic of the Millennium Falcon, help R2-D2, and even fight against the imperial troops.
The default configuration shows little definition, so it is better to add more resolution in the Steam VR configuration, for a cinematic experience. The other free experience, Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay, is closer and more interactive.
Here you are a mechanic who repairs drones, and you have to fix different robots, manipulating them in 3D. If you want to feel inside the Star Wars movies, this is your chance …
Who said that Valve no longer makes videogames for a player? Okay, it’s not Half-Life 3, but The Lab is a genuine Valve game. Or rather a collection of minigames designed to show the wonders of virtual reality.
The Lab is available for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality, and consists of eight very varied and fun experiences. From defending a castle by shooting the invaders with your bow, dodging laser shots while attacking a group of ships, playing with a robot dog, or buying in the secret DotA 2 store.
It is an ideal game to show the RV to other people, because there are many different mini games and all are simple to play, and very spectacular.
Epic Roller Coaster
One of the most popular experiences of the RV, are the roller coasters. The feeling of riding in the vehicle of attraction is completely real.
There are many variants of this type in virtual reality PC, but many are simple 3D videos, and others do not have much quality. One of the best is Epic Roller Coaster, a game of roller coasters with several staged tours where many things happen around: medieval battles, Zombie Apocalypse, space stations …
It also includes a multiplayer competition where you compete for times, depending on the time you spend in each circuit, with players from around the world.
Epic Roller Coaster includes a free roller coaster set in a Jurassic world full of dinosaurs, which is also one of the most spectacular. And it’s available for all three platforms. An alternative also very impressive, but for a fee, is Summer Fanland.
Waltz of the Wizard
Waltz of the Wizard is the closest thing to becoming a Harry Potter wizard that you will experience without paying. If you like it, you should not miss complete games like The Wizards or Runes: The Forgotten Path.
Waltz of the Wizard turns you into a magician in front of a pot of potions. Mixing different ingredients and concoctions you have to create effects as spectacular as Fireball, Giant, or turn everything you touch into butterflies.
The game is full of details, and in addition there is a labyrinth full of dangers and several secret rooms, if you explore the castle of the magician.
It is a highly recommended experience because everything is interactive. You have to take the potions with the movement controls, and turn the wrists to spill them in the cauldron. You also cast the spells with the movement of your hands. Waltz of the Wizard is available for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality.
Lucky’s Tale – Oculus Rift
In PC we do not have the wonderful and sublime Astro Bot Rescue Mission, possibly the best Virtual Reality game. But a similar alternative, and also free, is Lucky’s Tale for Oculus Rift.
Imagine a game like Super Mario Odyssey, but you’re in the game, observing everything as if it were a huge model.
You drive a friendly fox who jumps, fight against enemies and move through dangerous platforms while collecting all tokens he can. There are a few levels and they are very funny, and playing them from within changes everything. That is why it is not explained that his follow-up, Super Lucky’s Tale, did not come out for virtual reality … A great missed opportunity.
An authentic multiplayer in virtual reality. Create an avatar, stay with your friends, and explore thousands of rooms created by players, with scenarios inspired by shooters, sports, paintball, challenges, and anything that comes to mind.
It is the game that shows that social multiplayer games are also possible in virtual reality. It also offers cross-play between all PC RV platforms, and PlayStation VR.
They are the best to test virtual reality, but there are many other demos and games. These are some that we also like a lot. Go for them, they’re free!
- Spiderman Homecoming – All
- Face your Fears – Oculus Rift
- Dreams of Dali – HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
- Coco VR – Oculus Rift
- Nefertari – HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
We have seen 10 experiences and free virtual reality games that you should not miss on PC. All of them are fun, impressive, and of great quality.