The Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR are fully established and offer a range of titles for you to experience, which begs the question - which games should we be looking forward to this year? 2017 offered a number of new VR games, from the highly anticipated Fallout 4 VR to the surprise launch of L.A Noire - The VR Case Files.

But what have we got to look forward to in the near future? Here, we showcase some of the best VR games coming out in 2018 and beyond. 

Oh, and if you're new to the world of virtual reality, take a look at our complete guide to VR.

Star Child VR

Release date: 31 December, 2018
Platform(s): PlayStation VR

Star Child is the latest VR title from the creators of Oculus Rift’s Lucky’s Tale, Playful. However, those looking forward to another cutesy platformer should carry on reading, because Star Child VR is completely different to the developer’s first title.  

Star Child is set on an alien world filled with what appear to be futuristic spaceships and weird-looking creatures. You land on the planet and explore the man-made interior which appears to be full of vibrant (and sometimes even glowing) creatures that react to your presence, be it by running away or coming closer to you.

The end of the trailer showcased during Sony’s E3 2017 presentation shows the character being lifted into the air by a giant robot after being protected from a mutant monster, with the mysterious premise making us only more curious about what the game is about.

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Release date: 2019
Platform(s): TBC

Skybound Entertainment and Skydance Interactive confirmed that a Walking Dead VR game was in the works back in 2017, though no details were provided. Not much else was said until earlier this year, when the developers confirmed the title and a handful of details about the game; it’s the first in a series of Walking Dead VR games and will be called The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners.

Per the developers, players will be tossed into the flooded remains of New Orleans and tasked with exploring the ruined city, dealing with walkers and other survivors that may (or may not) be friendly. It’s your choices in these moments that’ll brand you a saint or a sinner, suggesting that your actions will have an effect on the storyline.

Not much more is known about the game at this time, but we’re certainly looking forward to some zombie-filled VR action.


Release date: 2019
Platform(s): Oculus Rift

Stormland looks like it could be one of the best upcoming VR games, not least because it’s being developed by Insomniac, known for amazing games including Ratchet & Clank, Spyro and most recently, Spider-Man on the PS4.

The game was revealed at E3 2018 by Oculus, and is set to offer an open-world VR adventure where you play the role of a robot on a mission to reclaim the world after a devastating storm destroyed not only the environment, but also your robot’s body.

As you explore the vast open world, you’ll build up your robotic body to become a deadly fighting machine and save the world. It looks absolutely stunning, if the announcement trailer is anything to go by, and we hope that it comes to other headsets (like the Vive) once it’s released next year.

Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot

Release date: 2019
Platform(s): TBC

Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot is the upcoming standalone VR title from Bethesda, and takes place 20 years after the events of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. The idea is simple; you play as a resistance hacker, taking control of Nazi machines and turning them against their creators.

It looks like it’ll offer the same level of gore and action as the rest of the series, though beyond that, details are still relatively unknown. Bethesda has confirmed that it’ll be released at some point in 2019, but is yet to confirm what platforms the title will be available on.

Ghost Giant

Release date: 2019
Platform(s): PlayStation VR

If you’re on the market for a VR game that is slightly slower-paced than other action-packed titles mentioned in this roundup, then Ghost Giant might be for you. It’s a cute puzzle game that tasks you with keeping a lonely kid named Louis company on his adventures across the town of Sancourt.

The game will see you lifting furniture, moving trees and more to help Louis get through each puzzle, with challenges becoming more difficult as the game progresses. There’s no solid release date – or even a release window – just yet, but we do know that it’ll be a PSVR exclusive.


Release date: TBC
Platform(s): Oculus Rift, HTC Vive

While Toran is technically only a demo at the moment, the developers have big plans – and we’re very excited. Toran is a Sci-fi VR puzzle adventure game in development by Really Interactive where players travel to different worlds using mysterious technology.

The gameplay is extremely enjoyable, especially for Sci-fi fans: you grab and enlarge mysterious orbs so they surround you, and you then must figure out how to reflect the beam of light from one end to the other using mirrors and other holographic objects.

Completing four of these puzzles activates an ancient platform that teleports you to another location. The locations are absolutely stunning, some of the most visually impressive we’ve seen so far, and the animations aren’t too far behind either.

The developers are still planning on where to take the demo from here but if the final product is anything like the demo we played, it’ll be one to look out for.

You can take a look at the Toran trailer here.