15 Best Story Driven VR Games for Oculus Quest 2, Valve Index, or any other VR.

It’s been just half a decade since VR Gaming Industry has grown a lot. Though there are plenty of VR games to select from, some of them are not as good as you expect them to be, considering the pricing. Most of the recent games released for VR platforms like PC, PlayStation VR, and Oculus Quest 2 are just VR versions of previously-existing games with minor bit tweaks. Some of those games have pricing of full game but still don’t provide you seamless bugs-free experience.

Finding a perfect VR game could be very time-consuming, but here we are. We are going to help you to find the best games for Oculus quest 2 and Valve Index or any other VR. We are also focusing on providing information about which games can run on Mid Tier and Top Tier PCs. We have tested more than 50 different VR games and enlisted 13 games that will indulge your eyes with the best VR experience.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR | Half-Life: AlyxStar Wars: Squadrons | The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners | Lone Echo | Stormland | Star Trek: Bridge Crew | Moss | Resident Evil 7: Biohazard | Asgard’s Wrath | Batman: Arkham VR | L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files | Budget | Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency | Marvel’s Iron Man VR

“A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever.” – Shigeru Miyamoto

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

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Price: $59.99

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K or AMD Ryzen 5 1400 or better

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD RX 480 8GB or better

It’s been almost ten years since the first The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which was an excellent game in itself at the time. In 2017 Bethesda Game Studios released a VR version of this game. This is an open-world fantasy game and the story moves around the player’s character called Dragonborn. Dragonborn is trying to defeat a dragon called Alduin the World-Eater, who destroys the world according to a prophecy. The game takes place in Skyrim, Tamriel’s northernmost province, 200 years after the events of (Oblivion The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion). The player progresses through the game by completing quests and improving their character’s skills. The game continues the open-world tradition established by its predecessors by allowing the player to travel anywhere around the game world and ignore or postpone the main storyline indefinitely.

Even after six years from the original release of the game in 2011, the VR Version still had almost identical graphics and visuals. But as a VR experience, most of the visuals are so stunning and detailed. But wait, there is something, by using some Mods, you can have full advantage of your hardware. Although these are not official modes by the game developer, they will still improve the game’s visuals, but I would say you don’t even play this game without these improvements. You don’t need all of the mods unless you have a fire extinguisher in your house. Just some mods will do better, and performance will slightly decrease, which is suitable for most gamers. With a good story and improved visuals, thanks to modes this game is undoubtedly one of the best story mode VR games out there.

Half-Life: Alyx

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Price: $60

CPU: Core i5-7500 / Ryzen 5 1600

GPU: GTX 1060 / RX 580 – 6GB VRAM

In 20 years of Valve Corporation’s history, Half-Life is the most popular game. The new Half-Life: Alyx released in 2020 is the best story mode VR game we have tested. The story is set somewhere between Half-Life and Half-Life 2. You take on the role of Alyx Vance, fighting alongside her father, Eli, against the Combine, which is an alien race. Alyx Vance is humanity’s last hope for survival. Since the Black Mesa incident, the Combine’s hold on the planet has only grown stronger as they confine the remaining population in cities. Among them are some of the world’s most brilliant scientists, including Alyx and her father, Dr Eli Vance.

Though fans questioned Valve’s decision to develop the game exclusively for VR, Half-Life: Alyx is undeniably a game that shows capabilities VR for the gaming experience without sacrificing what makes the Half-Life series so great. Overall a fantastic experience with stunning visuals. You can grab this game at $60, which worth every penny. Amazing graphics and a good story keep the game on top of the list compared to other story mode VR games.

Star Wars: Squadrons

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Price: $39.99

CPU: Ryzen 3 1300X or better/i5 6600k or better

GPU: Radeon HD 7850 or better/GeForce GTX 660 or better

Star Wars: Squadrons is a single-player and multiplayer game that lets you play between the New Republic and Empire. The game involves many actions and a story with excellent references, and it is a good treat for Star Wars fans. The story does not have very much mission variety. Still, it can be ignored because of super detailed visuals, including the cockpits of various space ships, which is more like a simulation kind of experience, and it’s like you can hop into any available spaceship anytime and be part of the battle. Talking about visual, not only stunning detail to the cockpit, dashboard and dogfights you can also explore space which is very well, overall unique, adventurous and of of the best space story driven VR games to experience for Oculus Quest 2 or any other VR out there.

Squadrons story is about the Empire attacking the Alderaan to spread fear. The rivalry between two squadrons and the way their story moves is so exciting. Controls of the game are pretty easy to get used to, even they have added some more factors to the cockpit gameplay. The game includes eight ships with different abilities and has some side mission if you want to explore more. And there is a lot more going on with this game; you should check out this game if you’re looking for an immersive VR experience.

The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners

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Price: $39.99

CPU: Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater

GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater

If you are a Zombie fan, then this game is for you. We seriously think you must play this game if you are a Zombie game fan. This game is not just a VR zombie experience but also trying to be the best zombie game ever.

The story of The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners is placed in post-apocalyptic New Orleans, a destroyed city full of zombies, and you got to step out on the street for supplies. We felt that the story is not the focus here but the combat. Combat includes different weapons like knives, hammers, glass bottles, but now it’s your way to fight. Throwing things, punching or grab a zombie and smash its head with a bottle. Its real brutality feels like real in a VR experience.

Lone Echo

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Price: $39.99

CPU: Core i3-6100 / AMD FX-4350

GPU: NVIDIA GTX 960 4GB / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater

Lone Echo is a complete and one of the most impressive story driven VR games out there. It has a very long story and a free multiplayer mode with amazing sharp graphics. It is a story mode adventure in which you play Jack, a service android aboard a mining station orbiting Saturn. To keep things running, you partner up with Olivia, the only remaining human. The game is pretty much about moving in zero-gravity using your hands or small jets attached to your wrist and solving some interactive puzzles to fix damaged equipment.

The game has been officially released on the Oculus Rift platform, which means it can be played on a VR-capable PC with a Rift, Rift S, or Oculus Quest or Quest 2 via a wired or wireless Oculus Link or Air Link connection.

Stormland

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Price: $39.99

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD FX-8320.

GPU: AMD Radeon R9 380 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB

Stormland is an open-world shooter VR game filled with action and adventure developed by Insomniac Games. You get to play an android named Vesper who want to take revenge on an alien faction named The Tempest, and the game feels more focused on combat and exploration of the alien planet you protect.

As the story moves forward, you get to use Vesper’s different gadgets, including a climbing tool, jetpack-like equipment, and many more. Also, you have to upgrade your abilities and weapons, but still, after some timed combat against robots, it feels repetitive. Overall one of the excellent combat and story driven VR games available.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

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Price: $24.99

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, AMD Radeon RX 570

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is a story based VR and non-VR game, and here you explore a large unknown sector of space called Trench to find a suitable new place for the destroyed Vulcan populace. The game plot lets you step onto the USS Aegis, also shows Klingon Empire and their motive as a threat to the Federation’s plans.

Talking about visual, then we would say it’s good but not the best. Still, the attention to detail is excellent. All of the time, you are just sitting on a seat controlling things, completing tasks, steering the ship and a lot of combat.

Moss

(The Best Game For Oculus Quest 2 and Valve Index)

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Price: $29.99

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1400

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD RX 480 8GB or equivalent

Moss is a very impressive game, and even it’s just about helping a cute mouse called Quill in her magical adventure. Here you get to play a character called Reader, and you have to solve some interactive puzzles to assist Quill. Well, you cannot control Quill, so you can not call it a third-person game.

The fantasy world around us is not so detailed, but we have no problem because of the interactive obstacle and story focus. It’s one of the best games for Oculus Quest 2 and Valve Index, even for a mid-range PC.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

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Price: $29.99

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460, 2.70GHz / AMD FX-6300 or better

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 / AMD Radeon R7 260x with 2GB Video RAM

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a VR and Non-VR game, but the VR version was only available for PlayStation VR headset but now using VorpX can now play the Resident Evil 7 VR on PC. A guide to how to play Resident Evil 7 Biohazard on PC is here.

This is a first-person game from 2017, filled with horror and terrifying moments as you would expect for a Resident Evil. The story is set in an American rural place right after the events of Resident Evil 6. But the unique thing is it’s an adventure story more than action; we believe it’s a perfect game that runs well even on mid-range PC. Overall it is a very well-made and one of the scariest story driven VR games out now, for Resident Evil fans.

Asgard’s Wrath

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Price: $39.99

CPU: Intel i7-7700

GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1080

Asgard’s Wrath is an absolute giant with immersive graphics, fantastic attention to detail, and great combat when it’s about story mode VR games. The game sets in Norse mythology, and you get to play a Morse God and some mortal heroes. The Norse god has a lot of super abilities to manipulate things around you. There are five different mortal heroes with other skills and weapons. The Norse god is here to help them as an order by Loki.

The gameplay is one of the most satisfying VR experiences we have tested so far. You can swing your weapon around; you can throw them, it will come back in your hands like the Thor’s Mjollnir. Also, some of the weapons has powers like lightning and poison. Overall, it’s a very impressive game to play.

Batman: Arkham VR

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Price: $19.99

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 equivalent or greater

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480

In Batman: Arkham VR, you get to play the Batman but more like a detective to solve Arkham mysteries. Though this game has some combat and different Batman gadgets, still we miss the hand-to-hand combat, a big disappointment for the first-ever Batman VR game.

The gameplay and the detective work in this game are similar to Batman: Arkham Knight and Arkham City but more real with VR. The different gadgets in the games are fun to use, and the game’s stealth makes you feel like a Ninja. Overall, it’s a simple detective game even for mid-range pc, and it’s good enough that we can recommend it to anyone compared to other VR games.

L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files

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Price: $19.99

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 equivalent or greater

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480

L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files is a VR remake of the original 2011 game with the same story, but they have made it much interactive for a better VR experience. The story is set in 1947 Los Angeles, where you get to play Detective Cole Phelps.

The gameplay combat, which not that good, involves fistfights and shooting, but there are other attention to details like reloading shotgun shells one at a time or picking up pieces of evidence from the floor. We think the game is very interactive, and all the efforts by the Rockstar game can be seen here. Considering all the details its a pretty good story mode VR game and you should give it a try.

Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency

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Price: $29.99

CPU: Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 1500X

GPU: GeForce GTX 970/1060 or Radeon RX 480

Budget Cuts 2 is one of those perfect story driven VR games that includes action, adventure and stealth. The game is about a single human employee trying to sneak his way out of the office; all of the time, you are in an office called TransCorp filled with Evil and non-evil robots. The combat involves killing evil robots by throwing weapons like scissors and knives. Also, one of the most exciting things is teleporting, and you also get a preview of that place before you teleport. Overall, Budget Cuts 2 is a very impressive VR game, and you should try it.

Marvel’s Iron Man VR

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Price: $39.99

CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Or AMD FX-8320

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 2 GB or AMD Radeon R9 280

Marvel’s Iron Man VR is a PSVR exclusive shooter game developed by Camouflaj, but as this article is about PC game, there is a way to play this game on PC with the help of VorpX. Also, we are hoping to see this game officially coming to PC.

The game provides most of the thing you want; It’s a high-flying entertaining superhero game where you get to play Iron-man but repetitive missions, and a dull story makes this latest game bit bland. The story is about the ramifications of Tony’s past, and the main villain here is the Ghost. There is a lot of interactive stuff going on, and also, one of the most impressive is the way you control the Iron-man suit using your hands. Overall it’s an incredible VR experience and not something you can get from other VR games out there.

Conclusion of Best Games For Oculus Quest 2 and Valve Index.

Obviously, VR games have a bright future, but right now don’t have a huge selection of VR games. Finding a game with your favorite genre is a bit hard. Soon there will be VR games that will fulfill all the requirements of players especially story based VR games and also there will be some improvements in hardware too.

So these are our handpicked story driven VR games, and some of them run pretty well on mid-range or low-budget PCs with oculus quest 2 and Valve Index. Let us know which one of these VR games are your favorite.

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