VR Shooting Games

VR Shooting Games

VR Shooting is a virtual reality training game that simulates pistol shooting practice. It has a high degree of reality and immersive level, as well as a good usability for users. This study proposes a VR-based serious game to support conventional military shooting training.

Sniper Elite VR is a fantastic World War 2 Singleplayer game that feels incredible on the Quest 2. This is VR Shooting also one of the best multiplayer VR Shooters.

VAIL VR

VAIL VR is a multiplayer shooter built from the ground up for virtual reality. Developed by indie studio AEXLAB, the 5v5 team shooter features cross-play between Quest and PC VR headsets via App Lab. It centers around a future Earth that’s divided between the Colonists and REYAB Corporation. This conflict creates immersive battles that reward strategy, skill, and teamwork.

The game offers a rich progression system with 1000 levels that rewards players with guns, sights, emblems, character skins, and in-game currency. Gun physics simulate real-world reloading, recoil, and handling. They also bend and distort light, aiming down sights, with a variety of customizable visual and tactical effects.

In terms of performance, AEXLAB partnered with AMD to integrate its FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.1 technology into the game. The tech essentially runs the game at a lower resolution, then uses upscaled supersampling to boost frame rates. The result is smoother motion, faster framerates, and an overall sharper experience.

Lies Beneath

Lies Beneath is a horror game that understands how to make the most of VR’s potential for uncanny tension and tense action. It’s distressing and utterly enjoyable in equal measure, even if its controls don’t always feel great. Its cel-shaded visual style and fun gameplay make it a must-have for horror fans.

Aside from the graphical style, Lies Beneath also makes good use of the tropes and framing of comic books to deliver its narrative. This can often seem clumsy or an excuse to mask a low polygon count, but it works here. The characterization of the lead character Mae, her internal monologue, and other text in-game are conveyed via caption boxes that pop up over objects and look like they’ve been pulled straight out of a lost issue of Tales from the Crypt.

The game’s most potent moments come from its atmospherics, from the moans of creatures ripping into their victims to the VR Spaceship sensation that you’re being watched at all times, no matter where you turn your head. The lack of a conventional control scheme also works well, with blood on your hands showing your health and holsters across your virtual body providing quick access to your weapons.

From a technical and artistic standpoint, Lies Beneath is one of the best games ever developed for Oculus Quest. Its story and pacing may not be as tense or scary as other recent horror VR titles, but it’s a stylish experience that plays to the headset’s strengths, including its powerful graphics and untethered wireless freedom.

Sniper Elite VR

Sniper Elite VR puts the series’ signature gunplay into a whole new world, and it’s glorious. Aiming down the scope, steadying your rifle, and waiting for a target to pop up before pulling the trigger is as satisfying as ever. Even better, the process feels completely natural in VR. Throw in some truly stunningly rustic street shootouts and a decent-length campaign and you’ve got one of the most gratifying sniping experiences on any headset to date.

It might ditch main marksman Karl Fairburne for an elderly Partisan fighter recounting his time in World War II, but this spin-off still manages to capture the b-movie charm that the series is known for. From the gruesome x-ray kill cam to the hearty arsenal of WW2 weapons that feel great to shoot, it hits all the right notes, even if it sometimes feels a little too much like a boardwalk shooting gallery.

There are collectables to find and challenges for each mission to complete (such as killing a certain number of enemies with stealth) but the maps are relatively small, and there’s no sense that the game wants you to play it for too long. The lack of melee combat is also frustrating, but the developers at least make it clear that this is a pure sniper shooter and don’t try to impose unnecessary mechanics on you.

Onward

Onward is a Mil-Sim paced tactical multiplayer shooter that works well on a variety of VR headsets, including the HTC Vive and Oculus Quest. It features a wide arsenal of weapons, grenades/throwables, equipment, and attachments. It’s a fun game that offers a very realistic shooting experience, and is definitely one of the most challenging VR shooters available.

Getting into Onward requires some training, especially if you are a newbie to VR. Aiming a gun in VR is difficult, and the recoil can be disorienting if you’re not used to it. Practice reloading, and get familiar with your weapon before putting it to use in battle. You’ll also want to be mindful of your ammunition – many of the guns don’t have much warning when they are low, and it is easy to run out before you know it.

If you’re a fan of Pixar movies and are looking for a fun story with a bit of heart, Onward is definitely worth checking out. It may not reach the heights of some of Pixar’s other classics, but it is still a delightful film that will entertain and uplift you. I also really like how it focuses on family, and shows that it’s important to spend time with the ones you love.

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