Best Upcoming VR Games 2022 (And Beyond)

VR is more popular than ever so if you want to stay ahead of the curve, check out this list of the best upcoming VR games for 2022 and beyond.

While 2022 hasn’t exactly been kind to VR development, there are a handful of new headset revisions and game releases just on the horizon.

Many of this year’s biggest VR titles are sequels to popular experiences and virtual reality spin-offs of beloved franchises.

In this list, we’ll highlight the best upcoming VR games to play in 2022, including the best new VR games available across all platforms.

We’ll be updating this list in the future with new titles, so make sure to check back and let us know if we missed any upcoming VR games!

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Designed from the ground up for VR, Wanderer has you taking on the role of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a time-bending journey that will reshape history.

After discovering a mysterious wristwatch in his grandfather’s lost apartment, Asher Neumann is sent back in time to uncover secrets of the past and prevent humanity’s eventual downfall.

Gameplay is a mix of escape room-style puzzles, tactile interactions, and arcade-inspired action sequences that greatly benefit from the VR format.

Considering how rare it is to see narrative-driven VR experiences, Wanderer is definitely a game you’ll want to keep on your radar going forward.

Although cockpit VR games have been done to death, there’s something about Ziggy’s Cosmic Adventures colorful, upbeat tone that continues to hold our attention.

The game casts you as a space thief who comes into possession of a cute alien research subject named Ziggy and has to escape hostile forces looking to take him back.

Gameplay revolves around resource management, arcade dogfighting combat, and interacting with stations throughout a room-scale cockpit designed for VR immersion.

Every level will introduce new unique challenges, secrets, trophies, and cosmetic items to discover as you inch your way towards the edge of the solar system.

Considering there hasn’t been much in the way of MMO VR games, headset owners are understandably hyped for Ramen VR’s upcoming title Zenith: The Last City.

Described as an “infinite universe with countless players,” it sees you joining a party and aligning yourself with a guild as you head off into the unknown.

Together, you and your allies will fight epic world bosses, explore the depths of mysterious dungeons, and carve out a new life for yourselves in a fully realized VR world.

One of Zenith’s coolest features is its robust combat system that allows you to parry enemy attacks and perform your own devastating combos.

Firmament is a new steampunk-inspired adventure game from developer Cyan, best known for classics like Myst, Riven, and Obduction.

Self-described as a “monumental voyage through diverse and curious realms,” the VR game sees you exploring a mysterious landscape brimming with puzzles to solve and lore to soak up.

Along your journey, you’ll be joined by a mechanical companion made of clock parts that act as a key to opening new gateways to other worlds.

With a track record like Cyan has, we’re expecting Firmament to deliver a satisfying and immersive experience worthy of VR. 

Low-Fi made its debut on Kickstarter where it quickly met and surpassed indie developer IRIS’s goal in a matter of only four days after the campaign had launched.

Described as a “non-linear open-world sandbox,” the game drops you in a crime-ridden metropolis in need of a tough but fair police officer who’s not afraid to break a few laws or completely ignore them, too.

As a new transfer, you’ll patrol city-block 303 and get to know its many inhabitants while solving cases and advancing the game’s story.

Alternatively, you have the option of diving headfirst into the city’s criminal underworld where accepting bribes and killing anyone who gets in your way is common practice.

Vertigo 2 picks up right where the first game left off, offering an atmospheric and story-driven VR experience tailored for high-end headsets.

Much like the original, the first-person shooter sees you exploring a massive underground facility belonging to Planck Interdimensional Energy Solutions, the industry leader in providing energy derived from black hole-powered quantum reactors.

Your mission is to reach the reactor’s core while dealing with a myriad of challenges, including parallel dimensions colliding, aliens from other universes appearing, and deadly androids that have been programmed to exterminate anything that breathes.

The sequel looks to be just as weird as the original, but if you try to keep an open mind, chances are you’ll end up enchanted by the game’s absurdity.

Blending FPS gameplay and roguelite RPG progression, Outlier is an upcoming action VR shooter where players can control and mix various weapons and abilities.

In it, you’re cast as the captain of one of humanity’s last arks on a mission to find a new home when your vessel is suddenly sucked into a black hole.

Traveling beyond space and time, you find yourself in a seemingly habitable solar system on the brink of destruction at the hands of a mysterious alien race.

The game incorporates procedurally generated levels, artifacts, weapons, and story events to ensure each restart is a brand-new experience while allowing you to carry over some upgrades between runs.

Undead Citadel is an upcoming action adventure VR game that sees you traveling across a fantastic setting with over 10 levels to discover the origins of a strange plague.

Along the way, you’ll have to slash, stab, crush, shoot, and dismember foes for survival as waves of undead soldiers try to stop you.

The game features a hybrid physics-driven combat system that attempts to replicate the player’s movement 1:1 with no delay between real and virtual hand movements.

This will come in handy while wielding Undead Citadel’s 60+ unique weapons spanning swords, axes, war hammers, maces, shields, and bow and arrows.

Reminiscent of zombie games like Left 4 Dead and Back 4 Blood, Requisition VR is an upcoming online co-op horror game about surviving during the apocalypse.

In it, you play as a survivors fighting for their life after an unknown virus strikes the world and starts turning people into undead monsters.

With limited resources, players will have to use whatever they can find to craft weapons, seek refuge in abandoned houses, and rely on friends to fight back against the horde.

While Requisition puts co-op at the core of its gameplay, it also features a single-player mode and one where you try to defend your house from other invading players.

Anyone who enjoyed playing Half-Life: Alyx should keep an eye out for the upcoming sci-fi game Into The Darkness VR.

The game is set in a near future where humanity is trying to achieve immortality by transferring consciousness to machines.

Taking on the role of Agent Frank, players will venture to a research facility that’s mysterious gone dark.

To uncover the dark truth behind the experiments, you’ll have to navigate tricky environments, solve puzzles, and battle mechanical enemies using real-world physics.

Hellsweeper VR is an upcoming action game with roguelike elements that comes from Mixed Realms, the same studio behind Sairento VR.

Building off of the developer’s previous title, it features several locomotion refinements that allow for wall-running, power-sliding, backflips, and more all while delivering satisfying action.

In it, you take on the role of an undead immortal tasked with traversing an underworld teeming with dark creatures to smite using an array of weapons and elemental powers.

Players can upgrade, customize, and combine skills to discover unique variations of abilities and carve out their own playstyle.

For those unfamiliar, House Flipper is a home renovation simulator where players turn absolute dumps into dream houses by making repairs and filling them with furniture.

House Flipper Pets VR expands the formula to give you a cute and cuddly four-legged buddy to brighten up your day in between renovation projects.

The further you progress, the more apartments, furniture, wallpaper, and other decorations become available.

However, you’ll also have to keep an eye out for your furry friend and provide them with food, toys, and love to prevent them from causing trouble or making messes.

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As a fan of both indie and triple-A games, Justin finds joy in discovering and sharing hidden gems with other passionate gamers. In addition to reporting on the latest and greatest titles, he manages GamingScan’s social media channels.

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