VR’s probably one of the most awesome things to hit gaming since 4K monitors. Nowadays, everything’s about PC-to-VR or console-to-VR ports. And with so many stuff to choose from, picking up the perfect title to play with your friends has become trickier than installing Diablo I on Window 10. Here’s our choice of multiplayer VR games you shouldn’t miss in 2018.

Serious Sam VR Franchise

Platform: Windows

Price: $43.27

Modes: singleplayer, multiplayer, online multiplayer, co-op, and online co-op.

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Cool guns…Check!, Evil mastermind bent on world domination…Check! Badass dude with snappy one-liners…Check! Serious Sam VR, also called The Last Hope, is the virtual reality reboot of the award-winning franchise created in Croteam’s labs. The story’s just as ‘eloquent’ as Sam’s discourse – Mental is back, the EDF’s on the fritz, and it’s up to the former captain of the Saratoga battlecruiser to save the day.

The Last Hope is fully compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows’ Mixed Reality. Probably the coolest thing about Croteam’s VR reboot is sharing the slaughter with your friends. If you’re not much of an online gamer, you can also try a short over the LAN co-op match.

Character-wise, you can choose between Serious Sam and Serious Sammy. The Last Hope has additional game modes, such as Arena, Endless wave, and Daily Challenge Mode. What are you waiting for? Grab that shotgun and show them who’s boss.  

The Unspoken

Platform: Windows

Price: $19.99

Modes: multiplayer, online multiplayer.

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The Unspoken is an eclectic title. It reminds us of a lot of things but somehow manages to retain that out-of-the-box freshness. When we first played The Unspoken, we sort of got that Avancast-like spellcasting feeling. The game also has elements from In Verbis Virtus (casting spells using actual voice command) and, of course, Lichdom Battlemage.

As a VR multiplayer game, The Unspoken relies heavily on gesture accuracy (you’ll need to match the spell’s pattern faster than your opponent if you hope to beat him). Its kind of like Harry Potter meets Black and White, the God sandbox game.

There are tons of stuff to do when you’re not engaging in a magical duel. For instance, you can complete the story mode, either by yourself or with a friend. The game’s story pretty straightforward – you’re an aspiring magician from Chicago, earning his keep by engaging in underground, and slightly illegal, magical duels. Everything’s fine and dandy until your acolytes go missing, and, obviously, you’ll need to chase after them and the bad guy behind the kidnapping.

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EVE Valkyrie Warzone

Platform: Oculus Rift, PS4 Virtual Reality Headset, HTC Vive

Price: $29.99

Modes: singleplayer, multiplayer, co-op

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One’s at a loss for words when it comes to describing EVE: Valkyrie – vast, beautiful, engaging, and intense. Since its release in early 2016, EVE turned into one of the most mind-blowing first-person, MMO space simulator. Fans were immediately taken aback by CCP Games’ title, which defined itself as the offspring of X-series and Freelancer.

Warzone, EVE’s latest expansion, introduces new ships, rewards, ship customization options, and, of course, virtual reality support. EVE Valkyrie’s squad-recruiting function quickly turned the game in one of the industry’s standards.

More than that, even though EVE first came out as an Oculus Rift dedicated title, it now boasts true cross-platform compatibility, being also available for Oculus, Vive, and PS4 VR.

From Other Suns

Platform: Oculus Rift

Price: $39.99

Modes: singleplayer, multiplayer, co-op

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Even though it lacks EVE’s spit-and-polish luster, From Other Suns is, nevertheless, an interesting space combat title. The game’s story definitely reminds us of Mass Effect’s plot – battling beasts from other galaxies who want to exterminate life.

Gunfire Games LLC’s game can be played over LAN or online, whichever rocks your boat. Compared to EVE or other spaces sims, From Other Suns places more emphasis on the plot – experiment went wrong and bad guys setting the galaxy on fire.

If you don’s mind the price, it’s a definite must-play if you love the genre.  

Superhot VR  

Platform: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, PlayStation VR

Price: $24.99

Modes: singleplayer, multiplayer, co-op

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SUPERHOT Team’s polygonal first-person shooter has, once again, managed to surpass all expectations with the launching of its VR mode. It may look like a game made for a Pentium 2 computer, but it actually boasts some pretty amazing mechanics.

In superhot you’ll need to think and act fast if you hope to beat your opponents. We like how the devs managed to integrate that slow-motion feature reminiscent of Max Payne. The VR version of the game will allow you to challenge your friends in an intense gun duel, regardless of the platform.

Conclusion

That’s it for our top five list of VR multiplayer games you need to check in 2018. Don’t be too discouraged by the steep prices. Titles like Serious Sam VR or EVE Valkyrie Warzone are definitely worth paying that extra buck. Also, don’t forget about microtransactions, as each game offers a series of unique items that will surely enhance your gaming experience.