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Best HTC Vive Games 2017
Welcome to HTCViveGameReview.com’s Countdown of the best released HTC Vive Games of 2017.
My general rules are :
* Must be on the HTC Vive(DUH!)
* Must be playable with the tracked motion controller primarily
* Not early access
* Something I have personally reviewed or played for the site.
Video Version :
So how do I feel about this game? It might sound like I am a hater of the game but I’m not – for the non-discounted steam price – I’d still say its worth it. The 8 hours I got out of it felt worthy of the price – especially compared to other titles. I liked it better than Doom VFR which completely lacked motion options out of the box. The game isn’t too scary to me at this point in my VR playing experience but it still has a few jump scares when you’re not expecting it. The variety of weapons, mission types and actual “rpg” feeling to a shooter makes it rewarding to stick around and play longer than other shooters. It’s an actual, true full-length VR game that feels near polished.
At the current Steam price of around $10 for the two episodes – it is about what it is worth. I wouldn’t call it a steal simply because of the short playtime. Despite the low play time, I’d say the polished look makes up for it with what you pay. If you have friends or someone to share the title with, the value would increase. It really has no replay value that I can think of otherwise. The episodic pricing system will be interesting, as far as I’m aware there isn’t any other title like that on VR.
I highly recommend this game for the current price of $4.99(on sale at times for even less!) It has a wealth of content and seriously – its a challenge of madness. The game doesn’t seem to offer other modes but each level offers a bonus stars for “perfection” which would encourage replay if you wanted to achieve more than just simply passing the levels. I give it 10/10 for what it is, how well it performs, how great it looks and the price itself.
I have not reviewed this game yet officially as I am still playing it.
This to me is the ultimate experience for Paranormal Activity to VR. I love the Paranormal Activity movies(don’t tell anyone) – even the last few. This game captured what I would hope of a Paranormal Activity style game while keeping it friendly for VR.
I really have no bad things to say. The warning, again, is its not a game. You don’t win. You don’t hunt the animals. You don’t get points. You just walk around and look at cool sights, animals and have minor manipulation of the environment. If that sounds like a thing for you – then this is up your alley. If you enjoyed theBlu but wanted to walk around and explore also – this is for you. It doesn’t look quite as good as theBlu but to be fair, the exploration/feeling distance helps make up for it. The game deserves a bit of attention and even for my Lets Play, I had to split it up into 3 videos due to the detail and interest each environment boasted.
I am not usually a puzzle genre player but The Talos Principle VR feels great to play. The visuals are polished and movement is natural with teleport(and they have other locomotion options enabled!). When you figure out a puzzle and have that eureka moment – it’s a great feeling to hear that “claimed sigil” sound.
The game currently retails at $39.99 on steamVR which might be high but it is a true polished, finished game that won countless awards for it’s NON-VR version and I can see why.
I think my best endorsement would be – this was pure VR perfected fun. It felt natural, it felt like second nature. I actually looked forward to playing a long session and unlike quite a few VR games, it didn’t feel like a chore. I wondered ahead how difficult the next level would be and what unique challenges would be presented. Using “classic motion” really made the game come to live and I recommend it highly. I will likely never play teleport in a game again unless forced. I give this game my highest praise and easily a 10/10. I look forward to playing the future games of Serious Sam VR.
Latest Site Updates – HTC Vive Reviews, News, VR Lets Play Videos
A new game has been video’d – Aeon. I will be reviewing the game shortly.
Also, part 6 of Payday 2 VR has been added.
Tons of new videos added this week.
Lastly, make sure to watch the TOP 8 Worst HTC Vive Games I played in 2017 Video.
This is likely the last videos of the year for me.
These will likely be my last 2 videos of the game. I have also reviewed the game.
We have added a second set of reviews/lets play videos for Merry Snowballs.
Happy Holidays from HTC Vive Game Reviews.
Additionally, Part 8 of the Dead Effect 2 VR playthrough has been added. Check out the collectionn here.
Nature Treks VR has been added and reviewed.
The game has a surprising amount of content and 3 Lets Plays were done to cover it fully.
Additionally, a fifth part of Dead Effect 2 VR has been added! This game is quite long. Watch here.
As it is, I can’t really recommend Doom VFR as it lacks Free Locomotion. It is embarrassing to find the first “top tier” FPS launch title to have a worst movement system than many escape room games. I am not going to bother reviewing it one way or another until this is patched in. It looked great otherwise and played well but for the moment, I have it refunded and I’m on a temporary halt of proceeding further.
Part 4 of Dead Effect 2 VR Let’s Play has been added. I am greatly appreciating this game now that I have resolved the issue with the locomotion as mentioned in the last video. In this video, I discover the joy of bio grenades.
I have now begun my adventure in Dead Effect 2 VR. Each part will include 2 missions/chapters if possible. Initially there was growing pains, particularly getting used to the movement which will now be resolved past these versions.
I also played Euclidean until my neck got sick of looking down with a VR headset on. It was an interesting trip for a budget game.
Some definitive updates to catch up on.
Lastly, I have begun my play throughs of Dead Effect 2 VR. A sci-fi horror style shooter. My first video is here.
This play through was completed on NORMAL difficulty using the HTC Vive.
Descending from madness to fire..or is it the other way around.
I have also completed two more levels in Serious Sam VR : The First Encounter – Karnak Pt 7 and Luxor Pt 8. Looking ahead, I only have a single level left for Serious Sam VR : The First Encounter to play. It is possibly my favorite VR game to date as far as how it “feels” to play the game.