25 BEST Multiplayer VR Games (2022)

Anwell Patdu
Anwell Patdu
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VR gaming has been on the rise lately. It’s still a growing industry, But, more people are starting to adopt VR technology and are setting up VR gaming systems in their homes.

Slowly, virtual reality systems have been getting more affordable as the technology gets developed. The number of virtual reality games getting released has also increased, making VR gaming more popular today.

Simply playing PC games with your friends is already fun. But what if you added VR gaming to the mix? It’s a recipe for a fantastic gaming night with your friends. We’ve got you covered with our picks for the 25 best multiplayer VR games for 2022.

Best Multiplayer VR Games

Our list is composed of the best multiplayer VR games that you should play in 2022. Some of these games are already released and are currently available to play. In contrast, some of them are getting released sometime in 2022.

1

Star Wars: Squadrons

Best Star Wars multiplayer VR game

Release Date: October 2, 2020
Platforms: PSVR, PC VR Headsets

The first game on our list is Star Wars: Squadrons. It’s an overall fantastic game that allows you to experience what it is like to pilot some of the most famous Star Wars spacecraft like the X-Wing or TIE Fighter.

It has a single-player where you can fight against AI-controlled spacecraft and enjoy the story. But, you can also challenge other players in multiplayer mode to establish your dominance over the galaxy. Plus, you can also customize your spacecraft to fit your needs. It’s currently available now and playable on both PC and PSVR.

2

Beat Saber

Beat Saber

Release Date: May 1, 2018
Platforms: Oculus Quest, PSVR, PC VR Headsets

Beat Saber is hands down one of the best rhythm games out there. Your main goal is to slash the color-coded blocks using awesome-looking light sabers. It feels and looks badass like you’re some kind of Jedi master.

The game is inspired and has a similar feel to other popular music games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. But in my opinion, it’s way cooler than any of those. It’s definitely one of the best multiplayer games on VR and is the perfect game for first-time VR users.

3

No Man’s Sky

Best Space exploration VR multiplayer Game

Release Date: August 14, 2019
Platforms: PSVR, PC VR Headsets

No Man’s Sky wasn’t exactly a great game when it first launched. However, the developers put in the work over the years and made it into something truly beautiful and admired by the community.

It’s a space exploration game that has elements like fleet management, base building, and more. You can easily get lost in the game just by looking at the amazing planets it generates. It’s a remarkable and nice-looking game that is 10x better when played with friends in VR.

4

Arizona Sunshine

best multiplayer VR games zombie shooter

Release Date: December 7, 2016
Platforms: Oculus, PSVR, PC VR Headsets

Arizona Sunshine is a game built exclusively for VR gaming. Have you ever wondered what a zombie shooter game like Left 4 Dead 2 or Dying Light would look like in VR? Well, Arizona Sunshine is the closest thing to a perfect zombie shooter game for VR.

The game puts you and up to 3 other players against a horde of flesh-eating zombies. Explore the town of Sunshine, Arizona, and use various weapons and your surroundings to defend yourself against the zombies. It also features free-roaming, allowing you to easily move from one place to another using artificial locomotion technology.

5

Archangel: Hellfire

Archangel: Hellfire

Release Date: July 17, 2018
Platforms:  PC VR Headsets

Archangel: Hellfire offers one of the best AAA experiences in virtual reality. It’s a mech shooter game that gives you full control over your mech’s weapons. There are a ton of upgrade paths, unlockable skins, and different game modes.

It’s one of the best multiplayer VR games out there that features a co-op arena and team deathmatch game mode.

6

Eve: Valkyrie

Eve: Valkyrie

Release Date: March 28, 2016
Platforms: PSVR, PC VR Headsets

Eve: Online is considered as one of the best space MMORPG games. Its spinoff, Eve: Valkyrie is a set in the world of Eve: Online. It’s a multiplayer spaceship combat game, quite similar to Star Wars: Squadrons.

The game features large battle arenas where you get to chase down and shoot opposing spaceships. Unfortunately, most controls are still keyboard and mouse-based, and your VR headset is only used to control your visibility. It’s still a fun experience, though.

7

Payday 2 VR

Payday 2 is one of the best multiplayer VR games

Release Date: March 15, 2018
Platforms: PC VR Headsets

Payday 2 is an awesome game that puts you in the shoes of Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf, and Chains. Go on an insane crime spree with up to 3 of your friends and perform heists in different banks and institutions in Washington DC.

Payday 2 VR is an optional DLC that you can install if you own the base game. It allows you to experience everything in VR and take the immersiveness of your heists to the next level. The best thing about it is that it’s completely free but provides an excellent VR gaming experience. Fans of shooter games and TV series’ like Money Heist will surely enjoy Payday 2 VR.

8

Pavlov VR

Pavlov VR

Release Date: February 27, 2017
Platforms: PC VR Headsets

If you’re looking for a VR shooter game, you might want to try out Pavlov VR. It has similarities with some of the biggest shooter games like Call of Duty and Counter-Strike. It’s currently one of the best VR FPS games on PC and has received thousands of positive reviews.

Pavlov VR has smooth controls, offers realistic motions, and a fast-paced combat system. It also has a ton of content to play through from the various game modes, custom map support, and offline mode.

9

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Release Date: May 30, 2017
Platforms: Oculus Quest, PC VR Headsets

Star Trek: Bridge Crew gives you the opportunity to become a part of the Starfleet. It’s focused on communication and teamwork between four different Trekkies.

There are four different roles you can play, and each one is essential to the team’s success. It’s a game available on various VR headsets and allows crossplay making for a one-of-a-kind experience.

10

F1 2022 VR

F1 2022 VR

Release Date: July 1, 2022
Platforms: PC VR Headsets

Watching any F1 race on your television is already very exciting. What more would playing F1 in VR be? It’s a thrilling experience that allows you to experience the complete Formula One package in immersive virtual reality. A new AI system automatically adjusts your opponent’s performance to make it feel like you’re going against the top F1 racers.

F1 2022 VR features new car models and upgraded physics to help increase realism in-game. It also features new tracks from real-world events like the Spanish Grand Prix, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and the Australian Grand Prix. Now you’ll know what driving one of those high-speed cars feels like.

11

Warplanes: WW1 Fighters

Warplanes - WW1 Fighters

Release Date: March 28, 2016
Platforms: Oculus, PC VR Headsets

If Star Wars: Squadrons isn’t enough for you and you’re looking for a more real-world piloting VR game, then Warplanes: WW1 Fighters is an excellent choice. Warplanes: WW1 Fighters allows you to become an aviator during the time of the Great War.

Warplanes: WW1 Fighters is a great VR flight simulator game to play, whether you prefer arcade games or regular flight simulators. It also supports single-player, PvP, and co-op multiplayer modes. Surprisingly, it isn’t very demanding to run. It allows you to easily use one of the cheaper CPUs for VR gaming and still have an excellent flight simulation experience.

12

Phasmophobia

Phasmophobia VR

Release Date: September 18, 2020
Platforms: PC VR Headsets

Phasmophobia is an indie horror game with built-in survival and investigative aspects. It brings the ghost hunting hobby to virtual reality and provides you with a horror experience like no other.

It has a ton of different types of ghosts that’ll chill your spine but at the same time pique your interest. Phasmophobia also offers an incredible multiplayer experience allowing you and your friends to get your thinking caps on while getting scared in the process. Just be careful you don’t hit anyone after getting jump scared while using your VR headset.

13

DiRT Rally

Best Racing VR game

Release Date: December 7, 2015
Platforms: PSVR, PC VR Headsets

The DiRT Rally franchise is one of the best racing game franchises out there. DiRT Rally on VR gives you an overall great experience of a fast-paced competitive racing game.

It’s one of the most authentic and thrilling racing games you can play in VR. You can also play with others online, race against the leaderboard, and beat records.

14

The Forest VR

The Forest VR

Release Date: May 1, 2018
Platforms: PC VR Headsets

Next up, we have another amazing survival horror game in The Forest VR. Horror games are already thrilling and can get your blood pumping; imagine playing them in a more immersive VR scenario.

The Forest VR has a dark and violent story that can get very bloody at times. It will get your heart racing, and you’ll be stuck in panicky situations most of the time. Some of the controls are still a bit clunky, but that doesn’t take away from the horrifying atmosphere and immersiveness.

15

Wands Alliances

Wands Alliances

Release Date: July 1, 2022
Platforms: Oculus Quest

Wands Alliances is a newly released game that features magical combat filled with magicians, wizards, warlocks, and witches. It’s a competitive 3v3 team-based game that allows you to experience fast-paced magic duels.

I’m sure this game will be a massive hit for Harry Potter fans. Imagine being able to cast spells and battle to the death against 3 other magic users. It’s an outstanding experience and something that fits perfectly with VR gameplay.

16

The Playroom VR

The Playroom VR

Release Date: October 13, 2016
Platforms: PSVR

The Playroom VR is another interesting game on this list. It doesn’t give you the traditional multiplayer VR experience and instead lets you face off against four of your friends. It’s essentially a compilation of mini-games similar to Mario Party and Pummel Party.

Whoever’s using the VR headset get’s to be the “boss” that everyone else gets to fight. It’s a fun and enjoyable game for a party night.

17

Rec Room

Best multiplayer social VR game

Release Date: June 1, 2016
Platforms: Oculus Quest, PC VR Headsets

Rec Room is another great VR game. It’s focused on socializing and playing different games and challenges set up by the community. You can hang out, talk to your friends, enjoy a concert, and play some mini-games, among many others.

It’s basically a game for hanging out and socializing with your friends. It’s one of the best multiplayer social VR games available on the market today.

18

VR Chat

VR Chat

Release Date: February 1, 2017
Platforms: Oculus, PC VR Headsets

VR Chat is one of the best ways to socialize with friends or strangers in the virtual world. VR Chat allows you to fully customize your avatar with lip sync, eye tracking/ blinking technology, and a full range of motion for a realistic virtual experience like no other.

VR Chat is also a community-driven game. They allow you to create unique worlds and express your ideas in the virtual space. Once you share your creations, other people can play the games you’ve made, visit your world, and interact with everything you create. The possibilities are limitless, reflecting what some of the best metaverse games are trying to accomplish.

19

Zenith: The Last City

Best upcoming VR MMO game

Release Date: January 28, 2022
Platforms: Oculus Quest, PC VR Headsets

Zenith is a newly released VR MMORPG game that fuses different action anime combat elements. The game features a large, lively, and detailed open-world map set in a futuristic city called “Zenith.”

It combines ARPG combat using blades and lightning bolts together with gliding and climbing the world. It also has some character class systems and crafting like most MMO games. Zenith: The Last City isn’t a fully fleshed-out VRMMO yet because it’s still in early access. However, it definitely has the potential to become one of the best VRMMO games in the market.

20

POPULATION: ONE

POPULATION: ONE

Release Date: October 22, 2020
Platforms: Oculus Quest, PC VR Headsets

POPULATION: ONE is an ambitious battle royale game where you can climb, build, and fly in VR. It’s a first-person shooter and has adopted a lot of the standard battle royale mechanics. One unique thing about this game is the ability to fly and take the fight up to the sky.

The game has a creative vertical combat system that you can’t find elsewhere. The gun mechanics are very smooth and responsive. The climbing, building, and flying add a whole new level of strategies to the battle royale genre. It’s one of the best multiplayer VR games you can try if you’re looking for a battle royale game.

21

Battlezone

Battlezone

Release Date: July 15, 2021
Platforms: Oculus Quest, PC VR Headsets

Battlezone is a first-person tank shooter VR game. It’s a reboot of the Atari arcade classic game that puts you inside a neon-scarred map full of explosive and chaotic fun.

Using VR gives you a great peripheral view that you can use to spot targets. You can also team up with up to three friends and create some chaos through the campaign together.

22

Walkabout Mini Golf VR

Walkaround Mini Golf VR

Release Date: July 15, 2021
Platforms: Oculus Quest, PC VR Headsets

Are you looking for a chill and relaxing VR game to play? Well, you might want to try out Walkabout Mini Golf VR. It’s basically just mini-golf in VR, and who doesn’t love mini-golf, right? Be sure not to hit anyone when you swing your virtual club.

Walkabout Mini Golf VR offers a ton of different maps and courses that give even some of the best golfers in the world a challenge. It also provides a great virtual place for you and your friends to socialize and enjoy each other’s company.

23

Real VR Fishing

Real VR Fishing

Release Date: September 12, 2019
Platforms: Oculus, PC VR Headsets

Real VR Fishing is exactly what it sounds like, fishing in VR. It allows you to experience all the thrill and excitement of fishing in real-life without getting wet or traveling. You get to fish within the comfort of your own home, and you can even display your catches in an aquarium.

Real VR Fishing features realistic graphics with beautiful sceneries based on real-world locations. It also offers a customizable fishing experience from difficulty and different fishing modes. Co-op with up to 4 players is supported, so you can finally push through with that long-awaited fishing trip you’ve been planning with friends.

24

Gorilla Tag

Gorilla Tag VR game

Release Date: February 13, 2021
Platforms: Oculus, PC VR Headsets

Next on our list of the best multiplayer VR games is Gorilla Tag. Gorilla Tag is a fun and exciting VR game that you can play with up to 10 max in a single lobby. You can probably guess that your avatars will be gorillas and that you play the simple game of tag in Gorilla Tag. That’s pretty much all you need to know.

I know it doesn’t sound that exciting at first, but believe me, once you try it, you’ll have a great time. The combination of using your arms and legs to move and having different objects in the environment can make the game pretty thrilling. I definitely recommend trying it out with friends because it’s a perfect VR game to play for game night.

25

Nerf Ultimate Championship

Nerf Ultimate Championship

Release Date: August 25, 2022
Platforms: Oculus

Nerf Ultimate Championship is the next level of competitive NERF. It brings the NERF wars into a virtual reality map with a wide range of blasters and weapons. The game features a fast-paced head-to-head match similar to the Halo games.

Obviously, nothing can replace playing Nerf in real life, but Nerf in VR is the next best thing. It’s definitely a fun game and has the potential to be one of the best VR FPS games.

Conclusion

Those were our picks for 25 of the best multiplayer VR games to play in 2022. Virtual reality is still a relatively young industry. There will surely be better and more fun games for it in the future.

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