Once a month we generate a list of the top 5 SteamVR games and apps available to play through Steam based on current user reviews. This list may stay consistent month-to-month depending on new releases and updated user reviews. Check back next month for another list!
If you are interested in any of these games or apps, please double check compatibility with your Virtual Reality system to ensure the game or app will work with your setup.
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The SteamVR.US Top 5 SteamVR Games and Apps of January 2017
1. Waltz of the Wizard – Free
Waltz of the Wizard is a virtual reality experience that lets you feel what it’s like to have magical powers. Combine arcane ingredients into a boiling cauldron with the help of an ancient spirit trapped in a human skull. Unleash creative or destructive wizardry upon a fully interactive virtual world. Travel to new places, finding yourself in mysterious circumstances full of detail and unforgettable atmosphere.
2. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes – $14.99
In Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, one player is trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the “Experts” who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the bomb defusal manual. But there’s a catch: the experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast!
Rounds are fast-paced, tense, occasionally silly, and almost always loud. Everybody has a role to play whether they are defusing the bomb or not. Swap out between rounds and share the experience with all of your friends!
Puzzle solving and communication skills – and maybe a few friendships – will be put to the test as players race to defuse bombs while communicating quickly, clearly, and effectively.
3. The Lab – Free
Set in a pocket universe of Aperture Science, The Lab offers a wide range of ways to enjoy VR, all in one application.
Begin your career as a Calibration Trainee by recklessly destroying everything in the Aperture Storage Annex using the Core Calibration slingshot.
Use your archery skills to defend your noble castle gate from a rampaging but adorable and equally noble horde of attackers.
Are you a bad enough dude to become a Xortex ace? Relive the golden era of gaming — only this time, it’s all around you.
Visit exotic, far-off locales from the comfort of your own head.
Human Medical Scan
Explore the intricate beauty of the human body through a highly detailed model created from a series of CT medical scans.
Why watch shows about the vast majesty of space when you can jump in and see it for yourself? Have educational space-fun while putting Neil Degrasse-Tyson out of business.
Can you repair a robot? Good, because Aperture Science’s Human Diversity Outreach Program is now hiring.
The fantasy equivalent of a twenty-four-hour convenience store is now open for business! Peruse artifacts, shop for familiars and cast a spell or two at Dota’s Secret Shop!
4. Google Earth VR – Free
Google Earth VR lets you explore the world from totally new perspectives in virtual reality. Stroll the streets of Tokyo, soar over the Grand Canyon, or walk around the Eiffel Tower. This virtual reality app lets you see the world’s cities, landmarks, and natural wonders. You can fly over a city, stand at the top of the highest peaks, and even soar into space. Earth VR comes with cinematic tours and hand-picked destinations that send you to the Amazon River, the Manhattan skyline, the Grand Canyon, the Swiss Alps, and more.
5. Space Pirate Trainer – $14.99
For the last title on our top 5 SteamVR games and apps list is Space Pirate Trainer.
Space Pirate Trainer is the official trainer for wannabe space pirates on the HTC Vive.
Remember those awesome classic arcade cabinets? Imagine if those were immersive… Space Pirate Trainer puts you in one of those; fighting off relentless waves of droids with all the weapons and gadgets you would ever need as a Space Pirate. You better dodge some of those incoming lasers though, since just using your shields won’t get you in the top rankings. Pick up your blasters, put on your sneakers, and dance your way into the Space Pirate Trainer hall of fame.
No real droids where harmed during the creation of this game.
Use your straps and stay in your VR area to make sure no humans will be harmed.
Hopefully you enjoyed our top 5 SteamVR games and apps list for this month. Check back next month for an updated list!