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A List Of VR Starter Freebies

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I know that a lot of people pulled the trigger on a VR headset lately, so I compiled a list of free things that a potential newbie might mess with while getting accustomed to the possibilities, and deciding which type of things they want to spend actual money on.

Enjoy! (hopefully)

Feel the excitement of flying the Su-25T "Frogfoot" attack jet and the TF-51D "Mustang" in the free-to-play Digital Combat Simulator World!DCS World is a vehicle combat simulation game created by an inspired development team. DCS World uses a powerful engine that delivers realistic gameplay. https://store.steampowered.com/app/223750/DCS_World_Steam_Edition/

Allumette tells a story about love, sacrifice and a deep bond between a young girl and her mother. https://store.steampowered.com/app/460850/Allumette/

Step right up to VR Funhouse and enter a virtual carnival full of fun and games. Be an archer with flaming arrows. Test your skill shooting word not allowed targets blasted from a cannon. See how many moles you can punch, whack, and much more. https://store.steampowered.com/app/468700/NVIDIA_VR_Funhouse/

Emmy award-winning platform, Google Spotlight Stories, presents Sonaria VR. Sonaria follows two ever-changing creatures as they flow from one life-form to another on a vivid journey of sound and light. https://store.steampowered.com/app/713320/Google_Spotlight_Stories_Sonaria/

Pick up kitty. Pet kitty. Load kitty into cannon. Fire kitty. Amaze. (And very strange)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/550820/Kitten_Cannon/

An immersive, animated VR film. Crafted by the artists, animators and storytellers of Penrose Studios, “The Rose And I” is about loneliness, friendship, love, and loss. Come meet a lonely Rose living in the unlikeliest of places, and join her as she transports you to a brand new universe. https://store.steampowered.com/app/396060/The_Rose_and_I/

Experience the thrill of sailing in this breathtaking experience using your HTC Vive with outstanding water effect and simulation and realistic sailing in different weather conditions. https://store.steampowered.com/app/579050/VRSailing_by_BeTomorrow/

Emmy Award-winning platform, Google Spotlight Stories, presents Son of Jaguar VR. In the most important match of his life, the once mighty masked luchador, Son of Jaguar, faces his legacy, his family, and what it means to be a part of something bigger than himself. Directed by Jorge Gutierrez. https://store.steampowered.com/app/714580/Google_Spotlight_Stories_Son_of_Jaguar/

Commence your Jedi training in this Star Wars virtual reality demo experience. Repair the Millennium Falcon, defend it from attack by Imperial Stormtroopers, and wield a LIGHTSABER. https://store.steampowered.com/app/381940/Trials_on_Tatooine/

Play. Stay. Connect. Welcome to your new virtual playground! Hang out with friends, attend amazing live events, and explore thousands of user-created worlds with Sansar. Currently in Beta. https://store.steampowered.com/app/586110/Sansar/

Welcome to The Lab, a compilation of Valve’s room-scale VR experiments set in a pocket universe within Aperture Science. Fix a robot, defend a castle, adopt a mechanical dog, and more. Still not sold? It’s free! https://store.steampowered.com/app/450390/The_Lab/

Rec Room is the best place to hang out with friends from all around the world! Play multiplayer games like Paintball, or just chill in the park. Discover thousands of player-created rooms, with new ones added daily. Or build your own rooms with friends. It's cross platform and free, so come and join the fun! https://store.steampowered.com/app/471710/Rec_Room/

Join our growing community as you explore, play, and help craft the future of social VR. Create worlds and custom avatars. Welcome to VRChat. (Warning!! Real people are here!! which means insanity in a box!!) https://store.steampowered.com/app/438100/VRChat/

War Thunder is the most comprehensive free-to-play, cross-platform, MMO military game for Windows, Linux, Mac, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One dedicated to aviation, armoured vehicles, and naval craft from World War II and the Cold War. Join now and take part in major battles on land, in the air, and at sea, fighting with millions of players from all over the world in an ever-evolving environment. https://warthunder.com/en/game/

Project Wingman is an independently developed combat flight action game to be released on PC with an emphasis on fun and refined gameplay, true-to-its-roots inspirations, and an engaging single player experience. Perfect for those who aren't looking for a simulator experience with the ease of pick up and play, all the way to those who want a fast-paced challenging flight action game. https://rb-d2.itch.io/wingman

THE ULTIMATE DRIVER JOURNEY! Project CARS 2 delivers the soul of motor racing in the world’s most beautiful, authentic, and technically-advanced racing game. (Note!! The demo download is kind of hidden, so look carefully for where it says DOWNLOAD DEMO!!https://store.steampowered.com/app/378860/Project_CARS_2/

 

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Google Earth VR and the railroading game Derail Valley (demo) are good ones.  Both available free on Steam.

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13 minutes ago, kpan said:

Google Earth VR and the railroading game Derail Valley (demo) are good ones.  Both available free on Steam.

I only left google earth out because it's already been mentioned so many times. 😉

If this topic was pinned though, people could add stuff to make it a list that doesn't get lost.

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Drive trains and build your career in a vast railway network. Make your way through the harshest of railways in old, beaten up locomotives. Sense the fine line between a smooth ride along a scenic route and hurling off a cliff. One thing's for sure - the view will be astonishing. https://store.steampowered.com/app/588030/Derail_Valley/

 

Welcome to this special free edition of Project CARS, featuring a select group of Pagani vehicles and three locations to drive them at. 'Project CARS – Pagani Edition' Features the Pagani Huayra, Huayra BC, Zonda Cinque, Zonda R, and Zonda Revolucion, and three intricately modeled tracks — the Nürburgring and Nordschleife combo, Monza GP, and Azure Coast — along with two game modes, and full VR support on both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, as well as support for 4K screens and traditional displays. https://store.steampowered.com/app/429180/Project_CARS__Pagani_Edition/

 

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Google Earth VR lets you explore the world from totally new perspectives in virtual reality. Stroll the streets of Tokyo, soar over the Grand Canyon, or walk around the Eiffel Tower. https://store.steampowered.com/app/348250/Google_Earth_VR/

Walk, jog, run, climb and crawl across a range of locations and terrains in the Freedom Locomotion VR demo. This game showcases the revolutionary Freedom Locomotion System that provides you with a wide range of options, which will allow you to find the most immersive fit regardless of how motion sickness sensitive you might be. https://store.steampowered.com/app/584170/Freedom_Locomotion_VR/

A trailer for the 8-episode narrative VR The Abbot's Book. https://store.steampowered.com/app/434430/Abbots_Book_Demo/ 

Hi, we are the developers of "Deadly Hunter VR" an Archery Game we released earlier this year. It's free and very positive, so be sure to check it out. With "Deadly Hunter VR" we gained a deep insight into VR development. We learned a lot while making it and we want to use our skills in our next project: The Ranger: Lost Tribe
It is an Action RPG with focus on real time fights and exploring. Now the content of the game is just part of the full version, but it offers over four (4) hours’ worth of glorious gaming experience and will give you a good challenge. https://store.steampowered.com/app/673070/The_Ranger_Lost_Tribe/

 

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Hypatia – a social and magical place where creativity and exploration are the keys to this new world. Chat with friends, paint the city, share VR photographs, solve puzzles, join a stage play, or create your own fireworks. Hypatia will have you smiling for hours to come. https://store.steampowered.com/app/401970/Hypatia/

 

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This interactive virtual reality experience transports the viewer to a fantasy world where they must help Camila and her father create clouds from sheep wool to nurture the land below. 

The viewer finds themselves in a virtual hot air balloon as they uncover a miniature farm above the mountain-tops. Camila's life is turned upside down as a series of wildfires burn their home and kill her papá. As the long days pass, Camila struggles to fill her papá's shoes and create new clouds for the dying world below. https://store.steampowered.com/app/770090/La_Camila_A_VR_Story/

 

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NANOME

ABOUT THIS SOFTWARE (NOT A TOY!!)

Nanome builds intuitive software aimed at democratizing science, engineering, and research by leveraging the latest in virtual reality and blockchain technology. Their tools help innovators better visualize complex 3D data through immersive applications that can facilitate faster pattern recognition through an efficient design process and global decentralized collaboration. Download Nanome for free today: Oculus - https://www.oculus.com/experiences/ri... Steam- http://store.steampowered.com/app/493... Viveport- https://www.viveport.com/apps/0a467f7...

Imagine a future where chemistry and the nano-scaled world are no longer difficult to understand. Imagine having the ability to build your own molecular structures out of thin air or explore the intricacies of a DNA strand or understand what medicine looks like at the molecular level. 

Features: Import molecular structures from RCSB Protein Databank, Pubchem and Drugbank. 
Manipulate molecular structures by literally reaching out and grabbing, rotating, or enlarging your molecule. 
See Atoms, Residues, Chains, or Proteins as Stick, Wire, Ball & Stick, or Van der Waals. 
Measure distance and angles between atoms. 
Mutate amino acids and cycle through rotamer conformations. 
Build with any element from the periodic table. 
Minimization simulations Duplicate or Split any selected area of your structure to modify or export independently. 
Private & public multi-user support including 2D mode In-app camera to capture and export images.

 

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In Epic Roller Coasters you'll get the same feeling of a real roller coaster with a high level graphics, physics-based simulation. You'll go up and down seeing everything around you with our long range vision capabilities! Starts with a single track and you can purchase more with a small sum. https://store.steampowered.com/app/787790/Epic_Roller_Coasters/

 

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Personal note: This is the real deal!! If you want a VR coaster, this is the absolute best!!

This is the demo version of NoLimits 2, the ultimate roller coaster simulation that lets you experience authentic roller coaster thrills. Climb into the world's most famous roller coasters and experience the excitement in real time. Or design a new roller coaster that is engineered to your specifications. https://store.steampowered.com/app/319260/NoLimits_2_Roller_Coaster_Simulation_Demo/

 

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Rapid Fire is an arcade shooter game based on virtual reality. Become a gunman in the west, avoid bullets coming from all directions, avoid civilians who run away from the villains through precise aiming, and eliminate the villains. Shoot with a revolver, shoot with a shotgun, sweep enemies with a machine gun and prove your skills on the leaderboard. https://store.steampowered.com/app/943010/Rapid_Fire/

 

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Note: To see this Demo in Vr you must first right-click on the game and choose "Launch configuration tool" then set appropriately for Vr on your system. Afterwards, you may or may not find the controls twitchy and must spend some time configuring the games settings for best enjoyment. https://store.steampowered.com/app/400330/rFactor_2_Demo/

Summary

rFactor 2 is a realistic, easily extendable racing simulation from Studio 397. It offers the latest in vehicle and race customization, great graphics, outstanding multiplayer and the height of racing realism. rFactor 2 features mixed class road racing with ultra realistic dynamics, an immersive sound environment and stunning graphics.

You can race against a field of AI cars, or in multi-player mode against others. The simulation supports a full day-night cycle as well as dynamically varying weather conditions such as rain. Tracks feature "real-road" technology that changes the grip as more cars drive on it. In multiplayer mode, driver swaps are also supported, allowing you to run even full 24 hour endurance events. Everything can be customized by the community, including adding new tracks and cars, and a wealth of add-ons are available on-line.

rFactor 2 is also an evolving product, which will be updated and added to for many years, so the list of features will expand!

 

 

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A tale of woe: The Last Day Defense

So now this very nice game is free, and who knows the fate of the developers?

https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/2773876492638340/

https://www.viveport.com/apps/37da5fb7-2500-4596-9b60-7b966ffd340f/The_Last_Day_Defense/

Description

Unleash your strategy and get ready to defend your land – feel the responsibility for the fragile future of mankind and stand up for it with The Last Day Defense - VR tower defense game.

 

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COMPOUND (Pre-Alpha) is a randomized old-school, rogue-lite, free-roaming shooter for VR veterans. Duck and dodge around enemy fire in a tough-as-nails retro FPS with multiple locomotion options for Vive and Rift users. Download the demo or purchase the game from Steam. https://store.steampowered.com/app/615120/COMPOUND/

 

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Wonderful You: For Oculus Rift/Gear VR https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1571751676192063/

Academy award nominee Samantha Morton presents an interactive virtual reality experience, immersed inside the womb. WONDERFUL YOU uses the latest scientific research to reveal remarkable stories from the development of your senses; Touch, Taste, Smell, Sound and Sight.

Meet your unborn self. Tickle your feet, play sounds in the womb and release odours into the amniotic fluid. A few weeks before you are born you can smell what your mother can smell, taste what your mother tastes and you now have a memory for music.

And as you spend most of the time asleep, music becomes part of your dreams.

Original Music by Timo Baker. Executive Producer Rob Hifle. Written & Directed by John Durrant.

 

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Mission ISS: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1178419975552187/

Explore the International Space Station 250 miles above Earth with the Oculus Rift and Touch in this simulation experience developed in collaboration with the people who have been there.  Learn how to move around the modules in zero gravity. Explore the experiments and missions being performed on the Station. Dock an incoming resupply capsule.  Go on an EVA to check out the exterior of the Station. Many more features are on the way!

Now available for the Oculus Rift with Touch

 

 

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Didn't realise that was free HF?  Pretty sure I bought it...

VFRHawk

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7 minutes ago, VFRHawk said:

Didn't realise that was free HF?  Pretty sure I bought it...

VFRHawk

Nope, if you click on the link you'll see it says free, unless you already have it in which case it'll say already purchased. 😉

Come to think of it, one of the first things the guy in the video notes is that the title is free.

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TITAN SLAYER is back to VR world!!! Fighting against massive giant creatures by using your sword, bow and gun. Introducing a whole new movement system that will let you improve your game action. Use your whole body and skills to fight against enormous enemies.

Search for the demo link here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/906770/TITAN_SLAYER/

 

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Trash Time is a virtual reality game that can teach you how to recycle in a fun way. Burnt trash accumulates CO2 gas, that is one of the leading causes of global warming. Try to save the Earth by playing as a alien robot with flexible hands, recycle trash using power ups and power tools.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1029110/Trash_Time/

 

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Personal note: Talk about the right stuff!! History gives you no clue as to what a tiny little claustrophobic coffin the Mercury capsule was. Maybe it's just me, but in VR all I wanted to do was to get out and get some air away from this obvious deathtrap!!

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Re-live the early days of space flight in Go For Launch: Mercury, the first in a series of games exploring the early days of space flight.

With full integration for either a standard computer monitor or full VR via a headset GFL:Mercury will take you on the ultimate adventure into space and let you re-live the exact experiences of those early pioneers, the Mercury Seven.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/467400/Go_For_Launch_Mercury/

 

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