October 12, 2016 2 min read

As 2016 draws to a close, it finally feels as though the era of virtual reality games are finally upon us. We have several platforms that are worth getting excited about, including the HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift, the Samsung Gear VR, and the Google Cardboard. Then we’ve got PlayStation VR coming out pretty soon. The field is already looking to be competitive in a fashion evocative of the console wars of the 90s.

Of course, the good news for you is that over the coming months, you’re going to find yourself with a ton of high-end and mobile AR/VR games to check out.

Top Three AR/VR Games This Holiday Season

While there isn’t a lot that’s out at this exact moment, you can expect this to change very soon. Furthermore, once all of these platforms are in play, showcasing the best indicators of what they offer, things are going to move very quickly. Momentum is going to be intense for AR/VR games, and these are the top 3 AR/VR games to watch for:

1.Dead and Buried (Oculus VR): The controllers for the Oculus Touch certainly make you feel like you should be playing a first-person shooter. Dead and Buried hopes to take advantage of that thought, taking full advantage of available motion tracking to drop you right into the heart of a wild west experience. Play as a sheriff, a bandit, or a cowboy. Enter what looks like an everyday saloon, and then realize that there is far more than meets the eye.

2.VR Karts: Sprint (Samsung Gear VR): This game is going to bring to mind all of your favorite kart racing titles. The best part about this game is that it’s out right now. You have a decent number of cars to choose from, and the game offers a solid indication of how intense the action experience can already get on VR devices. Right now, the emphasis seems to be on immersive experiences, but games like this are showing us what the less passive games are going to feel like.

3.RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (PlayStation VR): Beyond the breathtaking visuals, RIGS lets you do two things extremely well. It lets you take to the battlefield in gorgeous giant robots. It also lets you manage a considerable range of resources, while also having to create and execute engaging strategies.

And don’t forget about upcoming games like Batman Arkham VR, or the Final Fantasy XIV VR DCL.

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