The consumer release of the Gear VR has been a huge success and no doubt there will be many Gear VR's under Christmas trees this year. For the those new to Gear VR the amount of content available on the Oculus store can be a little overwhelming making it hard to choose where to start, but fear not as our top 5 guide will help ease our new VR brothers and sisters into the world of immersive Virtual Reality.

1. Lands End

Land’s End, the latest game from the award-winning designers of Monument Valley, sees ustwo games explore VR with an adventure through spectacular landscapes to awaken a lost civilization.

Genre: Exlploration, Casual
Publisher: Ustwo Games
Deverloper: Ustwo Games
Release Date: 10/11/2015
Website: www.landsendgame.com

 

2. Anshar Wars 2

The Ansharian Empire is in peril. The Nergal, an ancient and fierce enemy, have unleashed a galactic super-weapon capable of decimating entire planets. Take on the role of a newly enlisted pilot in the deadliest squad in the Ansharian arsenal. Bring the fight to the Nergal in dazzling ship-to-ship battles in deep space and lush planetary surfaces

Genre: Arcade Shooter
Publisher: Ozwe
Deverloper: Ozwe
Release Date: 03/12/2016
Website: www.ozwe.com/aw2

 

3. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

One player in virtual reality must defuse a bomb. Their friends in the real world have no idea what the bomb looks like, but they're the experts. Keep talking and maybe, just maybe, nobody explodes.

This game is a blast to play with friends and your guaranteed hilarity will ensue after a few alcoholic beverages.

Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: Steel Crate Games
Deverloper: Steel Crate Games
Release Date: 05/07/2015
Website: www.keeptalkinggame.com

 

4. Ocean Rift

Ocean Rift is a VR application that immerses the user in a vivid underwater world. The app gives the user the experience of swimming among various aquatic creatures including tropical fish, sea turtles, rays, sharks, whales, dolphins and even dinosaurs.

Genre: Exploration Casual
Publisher: Picselica Ltd.
Deverloper: Llyr ap Cenydd
Release Date: 19/11/2015
Website: www.ocean-rift.com

 

5. Dreadhalls

Dreadhalls is a Virtual Reality horror game inspired by the roguelike and dungeon crawler genres, bluetooth cotroller is required. This is not one for the faint of heart and I recommend you DO NOT try until you feel comfortable in VR as it can can cause some nausia and may require a clean pair of underpants afterwards.

Genre: Horror Exploration
Publisher: White Door Games
Deverloper: White Door Gameszwe
Release Date: 19/04/2015
Website: www.dreadhalls.com

 

Let us know what your top 5 Gear VR picks are in the comments section below.

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