Another Top 10: The most hyped VR games of 2019 (so far)

Another Top 10: The most hyped VR games of 2019 (so far)

Here we are with another list of amazing looking VR games coming this year! Some have just been announced and are full of hype so I thought we’d collect them all here and salivate over in anticipation…

(Not counting any platform exclusives for PSVR or Oculus)


10. HL2VR (Half Life 2 VR mod)

When is it coming? I couldn’t tell you... But it is being worked on. If we could all quit our jobs to work on it full-time we would, but real life takes priority! Despite the team not encouraging any hype with trailers and screenshots, the hype persists.

Rise and shine Mr Freeman. Rise and... shine. Not that I... wish to imply you have been sleeping on the job. Hey, you. You're finally awake. You were trying to cross the border, right? Walked right into that Imperial ambush, same as us, and that thief over there.

9. Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted

Everyone loves a good jumpscare and FNAF does it better than most. In VR it should be legit terrifying.

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted is a collection of VR experiences based on the original Five Nights at Freddy's games, but it includes several new experiences as well.

8. Borderlands 2 VR

One of the greatest RGP shooters ever, this is a timed-exclusive for PSVR so we can likely expect it on PC around June 2019, hopefully with multiplayer support.

The iconic shooter-looter gets in your face! Virtually immerse yourself in the untamed world of Borderlands. Step into the boots of a treasure-seeking Vault Hunter armed with 87 bazillion guns on a quest to stuff your pockets with loot.

7. Trover Saves the Universe

Believe it or not this the third VR game Justin Roiland (co-creator of Rick and Morty) has worked on, hot on the heels of the hilarious Virtual Rick-ality and Accounting. Warning: this trailer is very Not Safe For Work/Kids, and very funny!

From the co-creator of Rick and Morty comes Trover Saves the Universe. Your pups are missing. The cosmos is at stake. Only you and Trover can save everything in this bizarre comedy adventure! Immerse yourself in weirdness, no matter which display you use. Switch between TV or PS VR* whenever you want.

6. Population One

There’s still not much known about Population One (like the release date, come on…) but we do know it’s coming from the creators of Smashbox Arena, who know their multiplayer VR back to front. This time it’s a battle royale with a wingsuit and the ability to build and climb vertical or horizontal structures to keep the action moving.

POPULATION: ONE launches worldwide in early 2019, with crossplay between Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows MR! CLIMB Everything. FLY Anywhere. BUILD Anything. #popone #vr

5. Vacation Simulator

It’s been almost a three year wait, but the sequel to Job Simulator is almost here, launching on April 10th. This is sure to be a hit with the kids, and kid-like adults! Fingers crossed it launches with the augmented reality multiplayer the developers teased a few months ago.

Rediscover the true meaning of TIME OFF in 'Vacation Simulator', the latest VR game from Owlchemy Labs, creators of 'Job Simulator' and 'Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality'! Visit Vacation Island and experience RECREATION beyond the theoretical limit in immersion-inspiring destinations: ● Vacation Beach: Splash in the silicon sea and bask in simulated sunlight, all without getting sand in your...

4. Undead Citadel

Not much is known about this game yet other than JUST LOOK AT THOSE PHYSICS! Could this be the Dark Souls of VR? We can only hope.

"Indeed darkness has befallen our lands, but hey... its not so bad. At least the dead do not cry before I crush their heads in." - Sir Anvil Capheus This is the first official trailer focused on combat for Undead Citadel, an action-packed title exclusively built for VR that relies on a hybrid physics-driven combat system.

3. Espire 1: VR Operative

Stealth is a natural fit for VR. The ability to physically crouch and peek around corners is something VR excels at, and really enhances the feeling that you’re in another world. If Espire 1 can pull off even a fraction of the feeling then it is on to a winner. Hopefully it has some of that Metal Gear Solid story flavour, and not a just a generic cyborg ninja action game.

Espire 1: VR Operative Aims to Deliver Definitive VR Stealth Experience in 2019 - Tripwire Interactive Partners with Digital Lode to Publish New VR Game with “VR within VR” Movement System that Kills Motion Sickness.

2. Boneworks

A game that takes strong inspiration from Half Life is definitely something to be hyped about. Physics in VR takes a lot of additional work, but the difference in quality and immersion is worth it. The story of this one is something of a mystery adding fuel to the hype machine.

Boneworks, our third VR title, will take you on a narrative adventure unlike anything you've played. Nested in an entirely physical virtual world you'll venture deep into a virtual reality that is faced with unknowable challenges and needs your help more than it knows.

1. No Man’s Sky

This is at the top of the list which is ironic for two reasons. One, it’s a game which has been out for 3 years already so we know exactly what we’re getting, and two, the hype for the original game back in 2016 was literally astronomical. The following disappointment was equally huge. Apparently the game has come a long way since then and barely resembles the garbage pile we got on launch, now it’s much closer (some might say exceeds) what was promised. If that’s true then this deserves to be the most exciting VR release for 2019 simply due to the sheer scale and variety of the game. There may not be much in the way of story or objectives, but as a place to wander around a feel as though you’re exploring a galaxy, there’s very little competition.

Coming Summer 2019, No Man's Sky Beyond is our most ambitious step yet. This major update brings full VR support and is free for existing players. VR is only one part of Beyond, alongside expanded multiplayer and much more. More will follow.


Honourable Mention: Valve’s 3 Games

We don’t know anything about these games other than Valve is making them, and the first might release bundled with the ‘knuckles’ controllers. That’s enough to be hyped about. When are they coming? According to Valve “soon” …so sometime between now and when the Sun burns itself out

Today on Valve News Network, we take a look at a possible truth told my Valve's VR or PR Doug Lombardi to UploadVR ealier today stating that Valve will be discussing their VR plans "in the not to distant future."

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