Top 12 Best VR Shooter Games

Best VR Shooter Games
Feel like a battle-hardened soldier without the boot camp and PTSD experience

Ever wished you could step into a game like DOOM and be that badass, plasma-gun-wielding, hell-destroying super bro?

With VR, you can! The first time you slip on a Rift, Vive, or any other VR set of your choosing and stare at the massive world around you, you will be in awe over the scale of your environment. Castle walls will loom above you as you walk through the imposing gate, planets and stars will swirl out your window in the middle of a space dogfight.

The opportunities for new experiences are endless. However, not much compares to the symbiotic relationship between VR and the FPS genre. And with a couple of years on market, VR devices have stockpiled some pretty incredible options.

To help you pull the best guns from the hell-scape rubble, check out our list below.

12. The London Heist - PSVR

London Heist PlayStation VR World Gameplay

When you begin the hour or so long London Heist experience, you’ll instantly begin to draw parallels to British underworld movies like Snatch and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

In this scenario, you are on the wrong side of the law, tasked with stealing a diamond and escaping with your life. Bullets fly as you fight your way out of the crime scene and the action heightens as your pursuers take it to the streets in a good old fashioned car chase.

Three shooting galleries can be played for a quick fix and friendly competition picks up on the leaderboards.

Cracking the puzzle and getting out with the loot won’t be easy, but it will be rewarding!

It did land on 23 red! Give me my chips, dammit!

Engage in high-speed car chases and revel in the madness as shell casings and glass shards fly past you as you try to complete your missions.

11. A-Tech Cybernetic VR – Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality

A-Tech Cybernetic VR Gameplay

Bullet Time takes center stage in A-Tech Cybernetic, giving you the opportunity to beat up on bad guys by slowing down time and aiming for a sweet shot right in the kisser.

That is, if alien invaders in space have a kisser. Two modes will allow you to either dive into a narrative or, if you prefer, set the narrative aside and blow things up!

If this thing wasn't so cute, I’d guess it was a little bit angry.

Even in space, no one’s safe from skinheads on bathsalts.

The T-1000 leads the charge.

10. Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope - Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality

Serious Sam VR - Gameplay

Serious Sam takes a different approach to some of the other VR shooters on this list and roots you to a single spot while waves of monsters threaten to send you to the abyss. As you work your way through the story, you’ll find yourself on five different planets and a total of 20 different locations.

Although this presents as a routine wave-based kaboom-style shoot-em-up, you’ll be consistently rewarded with oodles of weapons, upgrades, and powerups. You can even dial a friend and fire up the hoards co-op style. Friends helping friends kick ass in VR, need we say more?

Who are these creepy guys with small heads and one eye? Who cares, chainsaw time!

I hope he didn't need that leg...

This thing gives me flashbacks of the movie Teeth.

9. Pavlov VR - Oculus Rift, HTC Vive

Pavlov Gameplay

Pavlov VR turns up the heat by getting your frenemies involved. This shooter will test your aim and your reflexes as you navigate maps and take on combatants from across the globe.

With a variety of armaments at your disposal, you can mow down competitors head-on with your machine gun, or trigger a strategically placed explosive and slink into the shadows.

Alright, you win, man! Just take my real doll and go!

Oh God, it’s in my eye!

Cue the 360 No Scope music in 3...2…

8. Sairento VR - Oculus Rift, HTC Vive

Sairento adds a unique element to the traditional FPS by turning you into a badass cybernetic ninja replete with katanas and shurikens. Not limited by a pesky pistol, you’ll be able to glide through your environment, manipulate time, and make quick work of your adversaries with a quick samurai slice to the abdomen. An experience system will keep you interested as you build up your skill set and become a more efficient ninja. Enemies beware!

Block that gunfire, then slice’em and dice’em.

The Kigiri is one of the many weapons that you can use to hack and slash your enemies to ribbons.

So you’re telling me in this game, I can fight samurai and robot geishas all while being shot at with lasers? Where do I sign up?

7. Dead and Buried – Oculus Rift

Dead and Buried VR Gameplay

If Zombies and Sci-fi aren’t your thing, grab your six-shooter and take a trip to the Old West with team FPS Dead and Buried. Get physical as you take cover behind an old whiskey barrel or rob a speeding train. Want to be Doc Holiday? This game is your huckleberry.

Targets don’t shoot back.

How am I supposed to renovate my saloon with all these pesky zombies runnin’ amok?

If I had known I was gonna get into a gunfight on this train, I would’ve just taken a stagecoach.

6. Mortal Blitz - Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PSVR

Mortal Blitz VR Gameplay

Mortal Blitz pitches itself as an arcade-style VR first-person action shooter, but it is so much more. Use your enemy-pummeling psychokinetic powers to manipulate your environment. If you want to feel really cool, harness your inner Liu Kang and pull off some Mortal Kombat-style slow-mo finishing moves in “Groggy” mode.

Hang on, I need to check my Snapchat!

Hmm, I wonder if the glowy things in those winged creatures are their weak points...

Ever wanted to fight a necromorph up close? Well now’s your chance to experience something similar!

5. Arizona Sunshine - Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, PSVR

Zombies… need I say more? Would you rather take them out or be eaten alive and then become one? In the pantheon of undead-slaying entertainment, certainly none can be as satisfying as Arizona Sunshine. Channel your inner Rick Grimes as you slaughter grotesque mindless creatures and fight for survival. And just like Rick, you won’t have to go it alone. Bring along up to 4 of your best zombie-slaying friends for a memorable ride through the zombie apocalypse.

You may want something for that fungal infection.

You know it’s a zombie game because streetworkers took the time to program a sign to warn people of zombies ahead.

Fortnite has really taken a dark turn since the last update.

4. Onward - Oculus Rift, HTC Vive

Onward Alpha Gameplay Teaser

“Intense” might be the best word to describe what you’ll feel when you strap on your VR gear to play Onward. Developed by a college drop-out and recently launched in early access, Onward has become the quick darling of shooters in the VR space. Not content with simply dropping you into an environment “guns-a-blazin’,” you will have to work with your team to outmaneuver the opposition. And unlike almost any other tactical combat game ever developed, you will have only one life per match. Think wisely and act quickly to achieve your objective… and don’t be surprised if you’re sweating when you finally take off your VR headset

Look, I can hold my hand up really high for a long time, go on, test me.

Alright, men! On the count of three, we rush the enemy and scare them with our best pew-pew noises!

Two brothers FaceTiming their parents before a sniper’s bullet kills them both (February 2018).

3. Gunheart - Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality

Gunheart Gameplay

If you’re looking for an FPS with some true RPG elements, look no further than early access darling Gunheart. With more than a thousand different custom weapons available, you will never get bored with engaging in combat and maxing out your stats. Helmed by devs hailing from such auspicious titles as Robo Recall, Halo, and Gears of War, you can be assured you’re in for one of the most polished gaming experiences available in VR today. Grab your friends and get fragging.  

How did you get the guns and I get this stupid bow? Awww man!

And I thought houseflies were already bad enough to deal with.

Whatever these things are, they’ve got eyes that say they’ve seen some sh*t.

2. Superhot VR - Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, PSVR

Superhot Gameplay

“What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge bullets?” The Matrix won hearts and minds when it hit movie screens back in 1999, largely due to its exciting cinematics and ability to “slow time” while protagonist Neo dodged a furious onslaught of gunfire. Thanks to Superhot VR, you can feel just like Neo when he finally turns on his abilities and fights back against the Agents. In this game, enemies and bullets only move when you do, which will have you contorting your body in odd ways as you reflexively dodge weapons that you are, in all likelihood, inadvertently helping towards your own doom. As the levels progress, you will need to time your movements perfectly, as if you’re playing a high-stakes game of chess, and take out your bright red antagonists before they can stop you. Superhot delivers one of the most satisfying shooter experiences in VR. If you haven’t tried this one yet, do yourself a favor and pick it up today. You won’t be disappointed!

Bullets fly while your enemies shatter into pieces. Dodge those bullets, Neo!

Falcon Punch!

You just brought a bat to a gunfight!

1. Robo Recall – Oculus Rift

Robo Recall Gameplay

Robo Recall is a first-person shooter set in a futuristic environment where robot servants have decided to rise up against their creators. The game plays like an arcade shooter with a variety of weapons to choose from and comic-book style point totals flashing on screen while you fend off swarms of comically inept (but vicious) robots. As you make your way through various parts of the city, you will be rewarded with new guns and new enemies that can be dismantled in enjoyable, and sometimes startling ways. Ever wanted to rip a robot’s arm off then use it to knock the head off another? Now’s your chance. Time and high-score challenges will keep you coming back for more long after the game’s tongue-in-cheek story has come to a close.

Blast robots, dismantle them piece by piece, or throw them into an industrial fan!

If this thing didn’t already lack a digestive system, I’d say he’d be laying a brick right about now.

I’m not exactly sure what that little thing’s going to do to the big guy in the middle.

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Serving as Hand of the King to King Viserys II Targaryen for a year before pursuing a career in video game news, Kirk is well-versed in the histories of Westeros and the video game industry.
Gamer Since: 2007
Favorite Genre: RPG
Currently Playing: Overwatch
Top 3 Favorite Games:BioShock 2, Undertale, Assassin's Creed 2

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