1. KEEP TALKING AND NOBODY EXPLODES
An absolutely essential party game whether you have the Oculus Rift, the GearVR or The HTC Vive, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a terrific place to start your VR gaming collection. One person dons the VR headset and is presented with a unique bomb with several gadgets on it. The rest of the team is armed with bomb dismantling guides (they’re free, downloadable PDFs) and needs to talk the person in VR through the steps to disarm the bomb. It’s a manic pressure cooker and it makes for a great drinking game too; just make sure everyone feels comfortable in VR before letting them in their drunk.
2. OMEGA AGENT
Omega Agent throws you into a Pixar-styled open world, sending you out to explore it with your trusty and exceptionally nimble jetpack. The landscape is equal parts high-towered city, majestic mountain and coastal hideaway and getting around it is an exhilarating ride in VR. Be sure to keep an eye out for hidden items that will help you power up your jetpack and weapons systems (yep, there are guns mounted on the jetpack) and, when you’re ready, take on some of the missions that’ll set you through obstacle courses to compete for high scores.