6 VR games you didn’t know were coming in 2021

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VR games can often go unnoticed by the larger player base, and that’s a shame. Those with a VR setup would do well to keep their eyes peeled for exciting new releases that test the limits of this already awesome hardware.

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While 2021 is drawing to a close, there are still a handful of VR games that should be on your radar. From highly anticipated sequels to games that mimic classic VR formulas, this small collection of titles promises a good time for the second half of the year. Read on to see which VR games you completely forgot would be releasing in 2021.


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Fracture

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This action-packed game will launch very soon, with a recently announced release date of August 20. And “action” uses the term lightly. Fracked embodies the typical high-profile stunts frequently seen in action-adventure movies, and if the gameplay looks like what it appears in the demo, it’s going to be a wild ride. Rolling down a snow-capped mountain as an avalanche rages behind you, taking cover behind crates as enemies shoot you from a hole, and descending a rope with one hand holding a pistol are just a few of the moments of choice that Fracked showed us. Virtual reality is an already very immersive experience, and Fracked seeks to immerse you in the spectacular role of an action star. It’s a dazzling addition to the PS VR library.

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Vagabond

sci-fi wanderer

Wanderer is virtual reality time travel like no other before. You take on the various roles of influential explorers of old as you try to find out why the future is as shattered as it looks. Your task of figuring out why humanity is in a doldrums in 2061 is gargantuan to say the least, but it makes for an intriguing adventure. Having the opportunity to be immersed in different times is exciting. With a mix of puzzle solving and a few filming sequences, Wanderer presents a mystery to the literal ages. Anyone with PS VR, Oculus, or Steam VR will be able to unlock the secrets of this mind-boggling tale.

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Song in the smoke

Song in the creature of the smoky lion

Using a mix of prehistoric environments with a fantastic twist, Song in the Smoke immerses you on a magnificent survival adventure. You must craft weapons and light sources to prevent these nightmarish creatures from engulfing you.

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Crafting in video games is common, but it’s nifty to see it implemented in a VR game, especially a game as beautiful as this one. Torches, axes, and bows are available to you once you’ve crafted them. And you will need it if you want to survive. Some of the animals seen in the trailer look like dinosaurs, and if there’s one thing we know about dinosaurs in video games, it’s that they’re not always friendly.

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Warhammer Age Of Sigmar: Tempestfall

Age of Sigmar Tempestfall Sword Fight

The Warhammer universe is one of the most extensive franchises on the market. There have been countless books and video games that have covered all kinds of genres and appeared on all kinds of platforms. It makes perfect sense that this plunges a toe into the VR space. Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall places you in the role of a Lord-Arcanum fighting the Nighthaunt. You wield a mighty sword that kills enemies with one blow, or you summon the magic of the sky with a staff. Both approaches look to get the job done in the game’s trailer, and it seems to work well with the VR controls. Whether you are a fan of the Warhammer series or an avid virtual reality enthusiast, Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall promises a fantastic good time.

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Lonely Echo 2

Lone Echo 2 blanket

The first Lone Echo was a phenomenal VR game that placed you in gravity-free environments and required you to navigate your way through various puzzles. It was innovative and included a fantastic narrative, especially given the brevity of the stories in VR games. Therefore, it’s understandable that its sequel is such a precious gem when it comes to upcoming VR games. Liv and Jack both return as characters, and the story picks up after the events of the first game. Enemies are a vital addition to the game. Instead of just navigating areas while floating weightless in space, you will now have to dodge hostile “ticks” while doing so.

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After the fall

After Fall Screenshot

What’s better than a solo VR experience? Well, how about a co-op VR experience? After the Fall allows up to four players to team up and battle zombified enemies. The FPS action is frenetic and you’ll have a hard time surviving the waves of enemies thrown at you. Special types of these ice-covered monstrosities also pounce on you, making survival a joint effort. Shooting hordes of zombies isn’t new to the game, but it’s a classic formula for ensuring a good time. PS VR owners should be keeping their fingers crossed to acquire this game later this year.

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