It’s a new week of HTC Vive releases and now one of the biggest VR games of the year is now available! Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, which received an 8.5 from us, is bringing you the best that one of Adult Swim’s most popular cartoons can bring you as you work inside Rick Sanchez’s garage. Another highlight this week is Forgotten Chambers, a visually striking journey through a magical adventure. You’ll be using magic to manipulate this intriguing world and unravel the mystery of it all.
In the meantime, if you missed last week, you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in the world of VR.
We also have a top list of the absolute best HTC Vive games — which is updated every few months with the latest and greatest options.
New HTC Vive Releases on Steam
Colourise, from Field Tested
Price: $7.19 (Currently Discounted)
Put your mind to the test with Colourise, a spatial puzzler where you must connect the dots. The game features over 25 puzzles where new mechanics to puzzle solving are introduced over time.
Recommendation: It’s a neat puzzler to burn time with.
Drone Fighters, from Surreal Games
Price: $10.49 (Currently Discounted)
You’ve possibly already tried to pull this in real life, but it’s time to put drones through the battle arena you’ve always desired. Drone Fighters is an arcade style drone brawler with unlockable drones and cross-play between Vive and Rift.
Recommendation: It is currently in Early Access, but looks pretty solid already. Check it out.
Baskhead Training, from VRLINES
Baskhead Training is an arcade style basketball game where you mustn’t shoot your way through 20 levels but actually receive the balls with a basket attached to your face. There are also bonus balls and special effects.
Recommendation: Interesting flip on the constant basketball VR games. Give it a shot. Heh.
Filthy, Stinking, Orcs!, from Winding Way Games
In this defense game, you place your towers and man the weapons as you take on a rush of Orcs across 16 levels.
Recommendation: Pass on this one, not very original.
Forgotten Chambers, from Tpot Studio
Price: $16.99 (Currently Discounted)
Forgotten Chambers is another virtual puzzle entry for this week, this time taken on a more mystical theme. In this title, you’ll use magic to find hidden clues and fill the room with water and stars as you uncover the world’s history.
Recommendation: Visually striking and entertaining, this should be played.
Craft Keep VR, from Arvydas Zemaitis
Price: $11.24 (Currently Discounted)
Within a world of dragons and dungeons, you play the all-important role of the alchemist/blacksmith. Forge weapons and brew potions for the foul-mouthed adventurers that come to your establishment.
Recommendation: This is a well-done fantasy job sim. Grab it.
Ropes and Dragons VR, from nobodyshot
Price: $0.84 (Currently Discounted)
In Ropes and Dragons, you’ll use your wand to cut the ropes and engage the puzzle mechanisms to feed your friendly dragon companion.
Recommendation: It’s a super inexpensive family-friendly and easy to play game. Grab for the kiddies at the least.
Train Harder, from 2Frogs Software
Price: $4.89 (Currently Discounted)
Train Harder is a test of your agility, endurance, and accuracy as you duck, dodge, and shoot while riding on top of a train. The game’s play on words mean the ultimate goal here is to whip you into shape and challenge friends to do the same with your high score.
Recommendation: It’s a cool addition to your workout routine if you need a few more selections.
VIVR – Mixed Reality Studio, from Dream.Digital
Price: $1.79 (Currently Discounted)
Broadcasting your VR adventures can be enhanced with mixed reality footage and VIVR is a tool that makes this a bit easier for content creators.
Recommendation: Keep an eye on it as it evolves throughout Early Access.
Solitaire VR, from Barbaroga, LLC
With the beautiful decor of an ancient mountain keep surrounding you, Solitaire VR gives you a platform to play all of your favorite forms of solitaire in virtual reality. There are multiple rooms for you to explore and play in, but maybe there’s a bit of mystery to it all as well?
Recommendation: Definitely grab this one if you like the classic card game.
VRobot, from Luden.io
Price: $12.74 (Currently Discounted)
On a planet where robots and driverless cars are everywhere, humans have built a giant robot to help them reclaim their cities. In VRobot you control the giant with the help of tools like a tornado maker and tractor beam to clear everything out.
Recommendation: Not bad so far, but keep an eye on it during Early Access before taking the leap.
Gus Track Adventures VR, from maxlvlgames
Price: $13.99 (Currently Discounted)
With lead character Gus, Gus Track Adventures has players collecting loot and shooting down powerful enemies before taking on epic boss fights in a vibrant world with cartoon style.
Recommendation: It’s a very beautiful on-rails shooter, but that’s getting old. Your call.
Boxplosion, from DNV
Price: $7.19 (Currently Discounted)
Boxplosion is a particle colliding experience where you control time and up to 20k particles to create your own intense collisions. There’s a scene creator with 50 3D models to choose from and you can also include your own music that the scenes will sync to. Once you have a visual you love, you can export gif animations and screenshots.
Recommendation: Not a lot of meat to this visual feast. Pass on it for now.
Mighty Monster Mayhem, from Rank17
Price: $8.99 (Currently Discounted)
Take on the role of a terrifying creator in Mighty Monster Mayhem and terrorize the city and population. Choose from characters influenced by monstrous greats like Cthulu Carl or Toni the Oni so you can climb buildings, throw objects and people, and punch things. You can also tag team the destruction with a friend.
Recommendation: Grab this is and embrace your more monstrous side.
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, from Owlchemy Labs
Virtual Rick-ality puts Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty on a collision course with the hilarity and immersion of Job Simulator. You play as a clone of Morty that has to knock out a collection of tasks to assist Rick and Morty on another one of their incredible journeys. You have Rick’s garage and a plethora of interesting tools to play around with while also traveling through portals into new spaces.
Recommendation: Check out our schwifty review. This is a must have for HTC Vive owners.
Fantasynth, from HelloEnjoy
Fantasynth is a trippy audio-reactive experience where players glide through a procedurally generated environment that music brings to life. The song used is “Chez Nous” by N’to and lasts for roughly 7 minutes.
Recommendation: A free and visually impressive mind trip. Give it a go and show your friends.
Space Needle VR, from Expedia Labs, Expedia , Space Needle + Chihuly Garden and Glass, WSP – Parsons Brinckerhoff of Seattle, Jaclyn Lake
Price: Free To Play
This Expedia and Space Needle Group produced experience lets you explore Seattle, Washington’s Space Needle from top to bottom, even in areas not open to the general public.
Recommendation: It’s free! Grab it and take the tour.
Oblivion Tesseract VR, from Epotech
Oblivion Tesseract VR is a tower defense shooter with ethereal elements abound. There’s a potential curse of blood, a mysteries cube, and a family’s haunting history at play and you must protect the tesseract by slaying the incoming monsters.
Recommendation: It’s an interesting concept with unique design, but it needs a bit of work. Keep an eye on it.
TennisVR, from AbstractGameStudio
Tennis VR is a simulation of the sport where you can face AI that increases in difficulty. There’s a freeplay option in addition playing best of 3 or 5.
Recommendation: Not a lot of depth in play just yet. Keep an eye on it.
The Crane Trials: Red Edition, from Liam Swetnam
In The Crane Trials, you’re locked in your own home post bad breakup. Investigate the area and find a way to get out.
Recommendation: Skip this one.
AI Rebellion, from Immergity
Price: $17.99 (Currently Discounted)
AI Rebellion is an open space simulator where you can pilot 4 types of ships and control them via virtual levels in your cabin. It takes place in the year 2753 where decades have been spent crafting an artificial intelligence called P.A.I. that was supposed to control a central military station. After 3 years of flawless operation, the AI is suffering interruptions and is eventually lost. Now you must go find out what’s wrong.
Recommendation: This game has some potential but don’t pull the trigger just yet. Keep an eye on it as it is developed throughout Early Access.
Great Pyramid VR, from Michal Barta
Price: $7.99 (Currently Discounted)
In Great Pyramid VR you have an opportunity to explore one of the great wonders of the world. Features include a head light, mini 3D map, voiceovers telling the pyramid’s history, and more. Within the pyramid, you can explore the many passages and chambers including the King’s Chamber.
Recommendation: There’s not much beyond exploring. If you have an interest in this legendary monument, you’ll find it enjoyable though.
Immerse Creator, from JonBrouchoud
Immerse Creator is a collaborative sandbox where you can create 3D objects and architectural spaces to house them in. It features an intuitive and easy to use 3D sketching system to bring your ideas to life and will introduce the multiplayer mode along with a non-VR viewer mode.
Recommendation: Overall this is a beautiful and ambitious concept, but wait for it all to come together before grabbing it.
Mega Overload, from Subdream Studios
Price: $12.74 (Currently Discounted)
Mega Overload brings retro arcade gameplay with a collection of different play styles. Throughout this nostalgic feast, you’ll shoot down waves of robots, collect power-ups, upgrade weapons, and climb the leaderboards in a game that replicates the nostalgic levels of difficulty. There’s also an online co-op mode.
Recommendation: Grab this one!
VR Coaster Extreme, from George Cook
VR Coaster Extreme provides players with a coaster experience that takes you through mines, classic coasters, and even miniature tracks through a bedroom.
Recommendation: This game contains some immersive coasters, but also real life vomit. Probably just pass on this one, coaster sims are played out.
Schlocks, from Fancy Bear Games
Schlocks is a collection of over 50 micro-games that serve as a competitive VR party game altogether. The games last for 10 seconds each so you’ll have to be quick on your toes. You’ll also be able to explore 10 departments within the Schlocks store.
Recommendation: The game will have over 100 mini-games by the time it releases fully, so it could shape up to be a great VR party game. Keep an eye on it.
Cyberlink PowerDVD 17 Ultra, from Cyberlink
Price: $89.99 (Currently Discounted)
PowerDVD 17 Ultra brings a fully featured media companion for PCs and home entertainment. With it you’ll get a robust media player, photo album viewer, and get TrueTheater HDR, Color, and Sound for videos.
Recommendation: For PowerDVD users, this is an incredible opportunity to utilize all features and access your media in VR.
Deadly Hunter VR, from Leiting Interactive
Price: $17.99 (Currently Discounted)
In Deadly Hunter you play a renowned hunter that must learn the weakness of the incoming assailants and take them down as quickly as possible. With your bow at hand, you’ll be fighting through a robust collection of over 20 scenes and challenges. As you face 10 types of monsters.
Recommendation: Even in Early Access this is worth the purchase if you aren’t tired of shooters.
Bullet Sorrow VR, from VikingVRStudio
Bullet Sorrow is an FPS that features a full single player campaign and multiplayer content for both PVE and PVP. The gunplay is entertaining, featuring a bullet-time force field and bunker-cover system.
Recommendation: This is a must-have shooter for VR platforms. Definitely grab this.
New HTC Vive Releases on Viveport
No new releases on Viveport this week as of the time of writing.