Top 5 VR Apps in 2022
Think again if you believe that virtual reality game apps are the only ones available. Thanks to devices like the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or Sony PlayStation VR, VR headsets are now more widely available than ever before. Developers are producing VR apps that give wonderful experiences, from enjoying immersive video games to touring sites in gorgeous 360° landscapes.
We've compiled a list of suggestions for new apps you can try with your VR headset if you need some ideas.
#1. Colosse (free)
The driving elements behind Colosse, a short-story VR experience that reacts to the rooted player's gaze, pushing the tale forward fluidly, are excellent sound design and stunning, Samurai Jack-esque animation. Colosse, a "real-time virtual reality storytelling experience," as described by the game's creator Fire Panda, takes pride in its feeling of scale and incorporates subtle elements all throughout. The "hunting" character, for example, is drawn at just 12 frames per second while the rest of the movie is at 60, which adds to the film's distinctive ambiance.
There is a natural sense of pace because the player is guided by audio and visual signals, and some things "wait" to operate until you look at them.
#2. Google Earth VR
It should come as no surprise that many landscapes and locations seem to be little more than coloured smudges (particularly if you're using Google Cardboard), but it's a free app, so what are you going to do? Even if you didn't make out the individual automobiles travelling across it, it's thrilling to zoom across immense distances in a matter of seconds and fall upon enormous buildings like the Hoover Dam. You probably have experience using Google Earth and are familiar with the process. Virtual reality is only going to be more entertaining; just don't expect too much detail.
#3. Kingspray Graffiti VR
Have you ever wished you were a street artist? No, not like that guy who paints himself gold and remains motionless for hours on end. Real street artists, like Banksy or Shepard Fairey, would scale motorway overpasses and windy rooftops to let their inner Rembrandts loose for the enjoyment of onlookers in urban areas (or scoff at, as the case may be). Using (virtual) spray paint to leave your mark on one of five online walls, from labs to rooftops, you can (legally) play out those fantasies in Kingspray.
With realistic drip and spray effects, as well as various can caps and pressures, Kingspray lets you completely create your artwork, whether you choose to paint on train cars or the walls of alleyways. You can save 360-degree screenshots, import images to project as stencils onto paint surfaces, and even collaborate with up to three others while painting online. What more could one ask for? Yes, you can pick up loose items like bottles and bricks to fling at one another in true virtual reality form. Damn, being a gangster feels amazing.
It's entertaining to view Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube material while wearing a VR headset. It's like having access to your own private IMAX theatre whenever you want, without having to spend outrageous sums of money on popcorn and cookie dough bits. By providing an extensive collection of 360-degree videos made to give you the impression that you are the cameraman, Littlstar VR Cinema alters the game. Littlstar offers a perspective that you simply can't find anywhere else, whether you'd rather learn about the situation in Nepal after the earthquake or just enjoy some music videos.
This is one of the best VR experiences available because it includes stuff for kids, sports, and Broadway theatre. Furthermore, it is totally free. On some devices than on others, the user interface is more fluid—we're looking at you, Rift—but that's a small quibble. You may even record your own 360-degree footage and post it for others to view and appreciate if you're the artistic sort.
#5. Titans of Space Plus
An immersive tour of our solar system's moons and planets is provided by Titans of Space. Don't let the fact that it's really instructional software turn you off or bore you. Wearing a VR headset and flying through space is both fun and educational. You'll participate in guided instructional activities, but you're also free to make your own EVA while you float through space (Extravehicular Activity). I bet you didn't imagine it would be enjoyable to learn about Saturn's 82 moons. Indeed, it is.
Explore the gravitational pull of many planets while travelling with your "Flying Professor" tour guide. You'll use radar, topography maps, and other tools to evaluate each planet. From the convenience of your living room, explore the mysteries of our solar system.