This week, we’ve discovered some news about HTC potentially launching two separate headsets this holiday season. While that’s quite exciting, we should also be excited about some of the cool new games we can play on the HTC Vive.
Below is the full list of recommended games to play on HTC Vive this week:
The Talos Principle VR – $39.99
The Talos Principle VR is a virtual reality version of Croteam’s critically acclaimed first-person puzzle game in the tradition of philosophical science fiction.
As if awakening from a deep sleep, players will find themselves in a strange, contradictory world of ancient ruins and advanced technology. Tasked by your creator with solving a series of increasingly complex puzzles, players must decide whether to have faith, or to ask the difficult questions: Who are you? What is your purpose? And what are you going to do about it?
- Road to Gehenna included – explore a brand new narrative through four episodes that will challenge you with some of the most advanced puzzles in The Talos Principle.
- True locomotion support – teleport, instant teleport, blink teleport, classic full locomotion (with or without comfort mode). Explore the game’s non-linear world, solving puzzles your way. Go with the safe built-in teleportation system or tweak and adjust the way you jump through the VR space to best suit your playing style.
- Use your hands to divert drones, manipulate laser beams and even replicate time to prove your worth – or to find a way out.
- Roomscale support – Explore the game world as if you were actually there! (But mind your real furniture)
- Overcome numerous puzzles in an immersive and stunning VR world.
- Explore a story about humanity, technology and civilization. Uncover clues, devise theories, and make up your own mind.
- Choose your own path through the game’s non-linear world, solving puzzles your way.
There’s been some bugs found in the game and the Croteam has addressed the problems with a quick patch update. You’ll find that the update addresses the following issues:
– Fixed fan not pushing the cube in Whoosh puzzle.
– Fixed crash if trying to solve already solved tetromino puzzle.
– Controller tutorial hints now properly disappear even if continuous movement and touch-to-move are enabled.
– Fixed the last cutscene being replayed if you try to continue again after end of game.
The game is quite enticing and challenges users with puzzles that take time and patience. If you are into trying out a new experience we recommend The Talos Principle VR. It does have a hefty price tag but for those people that have already purchased the game find the experience really well polished and fun.
The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone – $29.99
The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone is the follow up game to Episode 1: Call of the Starseed. The game takes place after meeting your sister Elsie in the world of Ember.
Players will discover the remnants of a destroyed civilization, torn apart by two siblings and their individual quests for power. Along the way you meet a mountainous ally who, like you, is looking for their other half. Using the Gauntlet, a mysterious new power capable of manipulating energy, you must unravel the history of this forgotten place, and reveal the true intentions of the dark figure who sent you here.
- Unravel the dark past of a forgotten world inspired by classic 80’s fantasy, including Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal
- Control impossible technologies with The Gauntlet, a mysterious relic imbued with telekinetic power
- Unlock history with a world of new puzzles designed to take full advantage of the physicality and precision hand-tracking only possible with virtual reality
- Come face-to-face with a mountainous ally and bizarre alien creatures in stunning roomscale presence
- Experience the best in VR sound with captivating spatial audio and a brand new Original Soundtrack by award-winning composer Jeremy Soule
- Immerse yourself in a lovingly polished world of fantasy; with multiple hours of gameplay, story, and wonder in this elaborate sequel to Call of the Starseed
So far the reviews have been positive and we too, recommend gamers to try it out. The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone provides a terrific storyline that’ll entice you to want more.
Bartender VR Simulator – $19.99
Have you ever wanted to experience what it’s like to be a bartender or how to concoct your own mixed drinks and cocktails? Well, Bartender VR Simulator will teach you the ways of the art of bartending. Your mission will be to make perfect drinks as fast as possible to score the highest points.
Bartender VR Simulator was developed in cooperation with a six-time Bartending World Champion, Tomek Malek. You’ll find that the game offers a compelling experience where you’ll learn the art of making drinks. The game will teach you on how to make 16 popular drinks.
Pearl is a Google Spotlight Story direct by Oscar Nominated director Patrick Osborne. The story follows the lives of a dad and his daughter throughout their journey in life. In this short film, you’re exposed to the daughter from a young age. You see her experience the teenage years with her dad and grow from life on the road. Their love for music plays a big role in the experience. Pearl is truly packed with emotions even for how short the video is.
Pearl is a compelling story that will drive your emotions. We recommend you check out the immersive story on the HTC Vive.
Organ Quarter – $19.99
Organ Quarter is a perfect game for this time of year if you are looking to get a little scared. This unique terrifying VR game will take you inside an abandoned, nightmarish and surreal urban environment. You’ll have to immerse yourself in the overwhelming dread of the Organ Quarter where you’ll find large sprawling environments, gun combat, strict resource management and engaging puzzles.
Organ Quarter leverages hand-tracked and room-scale VR to provide the most intense and unsettling experience possible.The sense of physical space and presence unique to the VR medium is carefully leveraged throughout the game.
If you are in the mood for a scare, this might just be the game for you on HTC Vive.