- Onward: a cooperative room-scale military FPS
- Unseen Diplomacy: a room-scale obstacle course game
- Job Simulator: a room-scale work simulator
- Giant Cop: Justice above all: play as a giant room-scale policeman
- Arizona Sunshine: a room-scale zombie shooter
- A Chair in a Room: Greenwater: a room-scale horror game
- Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-Ality: a room-scale game from the Rick & Morty series
- Raw Data: a multiplayer room-scale FPS
- Rec Room: a collection of room-scale mini-games
- Space Pirate Trainer: a room-scale arcade game
- Fantastic Contraption: a room-scale platform game
- Tilt Brush: room-scale artistic creation software
- SportsBar VR: a room-scale bar game
The HTC Vive VR headsets and the Oculus Rift offer Room-Scale tracking technology. This technology allows players to move around the real world and virtual reality simultaneously, on a room scale. It also allows you to turn 360 ° for better immersion. Room-Scale is undoubtedly one of the main advantages of high-end VR headsets over less expensive devices. Here are the best Room-Scale compatible games available on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift right now.
Onward: a cooperative room-scale military FPS
There are a lot of VR shooter games out there, but few of them offer a truly meaningful experience. Most are content to bring the traditional gameplay of FPS to virtual reality, without really exploiting the possibilities offered by VR headsets. For good reason, the number of users is currently too small for major developers to be interested in virtual reality and embark on ambitious projects.
Likewise, in order to avoid the phenomenon of motion sickness, most titles offer a teleportation system rather than a direct movement system. However, such a system is not suitable for online multiplayer gaming. The Onward game is distinguished by allowing the player to move around using the touchpad. The player can also take advantage of room-scale tracking to perform movements over short distances. By combining these two travel systems, the controls are both intuitive and responsive. Concretely, Onward is a military FPS offering players to cooperate to accomplish various missions. Players must move forward in a tactical and coordinated fashion to achieve the various objectives.
Unseen Diplomacy: a room-scale obstacle course game
In Unseen Diplomacy, players must participate in complex obstacle courses, providing a very immersive physical experience for the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift. Virtual spaces are created according to the size of the space allocated to the player's virtual reality. The player moves by walking in the room and simultaneously evolves in virtual reality. Unseen Diplomacy requires a minimum space of 4 × 3 meters, which can be restrictive. However, the experience offered is truly original and captivating.
Job Simulator: a room-scale work simulator
Job Simulator is one of the most popular games in the virtual reality market. Simple, accessible and a lot of fun, this title is so successful that it pushed Google to buy Owlchemy, the studio behind the title. Even children can play there. Job Simulator allows you to understand basic controls in virtual reality and room-scale tracking technology. The game offers the user to practice different trades, ranging from office worker to chef. These different environments adapt to the size of the user's room.
Giant Cop: Justice above all: play as a giant room-scale policeman
In Giant Cop: Justice Above All, available on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the player embodies a giant policeman in a universe inspired by the 70s. The character must maintain order in a miniature city. Thanks to room-scale tracking, the user must move to explore the city and spot criminals before they take action. Comical, fun and taking full advantage of the possibilities offered by virtual reality today, including room-scale and motion-sensing controllers, the title offers a memorable experience.
Arizona Sunshine: a room-scale zombie shooter
Arizona Sunshine is a first person shooter game offering up to 4 players to join forces to fight against hordes of zombies in an apocalyptic world universe. Compatible with motion detection controllers and room-scale tracking, the title is considered a benchmark on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The player can move short distances thanks to the room-scale, and can teleport (or possibly move with the joystick) over longer distances.
The game offers two different modes. The Campaign mode allows two players to embark on a long-term adventure, while Horde mode allows a party of up to 4 players to fend off waves of zombies to defend an encampment. Arizona Sunshine is also available on PSVR, but without the room-scale tracking offered by the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift, the experience is much less interesting.
A Chair in a Room: Greenwater: a room-scale horror game
In this horror experience, available on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, the player must explore the environment to progress in the adventure. The game exploits the possibilities offered by room-scale tracking in an original way. Thus, when the player crosses a door, he finds himself in the next room facing the door, and must perform a 180 degree turn each time he enters a room. Thus, the player remains away from the barriers of the Guardian System which delimits his VR space. This is hands down one of the best Room-Scale experiences available today.
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-Ality: a room-scale game from the Rick & Morty series
Developed by Owlchemy, the studio behind Job Simulator, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-Ality offers the player to play as a clone of Morty, the character of the famous cartoon Rick and Morty. The player must solve puzzles, collect items, or just have fun at will. As funny as it is interesting, the game takes full advantage of the possibilities offered by Room-Scale Tracking.
Raw Data: a multiplayer room-scale FPS
Raw Data is a first person shooter considered by many users to be the best FPS on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The player must investigate to find out what is going on within Eden Corp. To do this, he will have to eliminate hordes of malicious robots by playing one of the different characters. Fighting with saber, firearm or unarmed are some of the possibilities offered by the game. A sporty game, compatible with room-scale tracking, particularly fun in multiplayer.
Rec Room: a collection of room-scale mini-games
In Rec Room, the player can indulge in a multitude of multiplayer games such as paintball, frisbee, prison ball, 3D rebus, or tennis. The title takes full advantage of the possibilities offered by the room scale, and has the advantage of being completely free. Before each game, the player can meet other users within a lobby, and add them to his list of aces by punching them. The title also offers plenty of possibilities for customizing avatars with costumes and makeup options.
Space Pirate Trainer: a room-scale arcade game
Space Pirate Trainer features retro graphics and an electro soundtrack that will make anyone nostalgic for the golden age of arcades fall in love. The action takes place on a small platform at the foot of a spaceship, and the player must move around to avoid fire from assassin drones. Equipped with two pistols each offering different modes of fire, and energy shields, the user must eliminate the hordes of increasingly massive enemies. Quickly, the player will hop and duck in all directions to save their skin.
Fantastic Contraption: a room-scale platform game
In the Fantastic Contraption platform game on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the player has to go through levels by building courses to reach the finish line. A level editor allows you to share your own creations with other players around the world. Once again, the title takes full advantage of the possibilities offered by room-scale tracking.
Tilt Brush: room-scale artistic creation software
Tilt Brush is a virtual reality 3D artistic creation software developed by Google, available on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Within a virtual space, the player can move freely thanks to room-scale tracking and paint as he pleases using all kinds of graphic tools. Drawing with flames, painting with stars, sculpting with colors are all possibilities offered by this application.
SportsBar VR: a room-scale bar game
In SportsBar VR, the player freely visits a pub in virtual reality and can play different games such as billiards or darts. The experience is at the same time friendly, fun and very interesting, and takes full advantage of the possibilities offered by room-scale tracking.