Virtual Reality

With such amazing technology at our fingertips, people with disabilities can have adventures, experiences, and sports in new and exciting ways. HUG went in search of the best virtual reality (VR) gaming system and hired a VR expert to create the most extensive catalog of games that would be the best for people with limited mobility and other special needs.

The result? We purchased an Oculus VR gaming system and 60+ games suitable for most people with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, sensory processing disorders, physical limitations, and people with autism spectrum disorder—all for the simple purpose of giving people with disabilities experiences they likely would not have otherwise.
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If someone with wheelchair mobility wants to swim with dolphins, we’ve got it with Ocean Rift. If someone with autism wants to pilot a space ship to anywhere in the universe, they can at HUG with Discovering Space 2. If a person with a disability is new to making friends, HUG offers an extraordinary immersive experience with Henry, a movie from the minds behind Toy Story 3 and Brave about a loveable hedgehog who just needs a hug.
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Cost is often the main obstacle to VR experiences because consoles and games are expensive and complicated to setup. We are excited to offer our entire research on this project and individual virtual reality experiences for people with special needs at no cost. Our review of games includes a description of the game as well as notes about interaction levels, sitting/standing requirements, comfortability ratings (is this game relaxing or intense?), prices, and suitability for certain special needs.

Keep in mind that while VR is super fun, it comes with associated risks. Virtual reality images flash very quickly. Because the field of view is large, more of the eye is stimulated so that more of the brain may be affected, and this may trigger a photosensitive seizure. Talk to your doctor or primary health care provider before engaging with VR. Before deciding to use HUG’s VR experiences at home or in the HUG office, you must read HUG’s complete liability statement here.
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To schedule a VR experience at HUG’s office in Clearwater, please call (727) 489-5885 or click here. If you would like a printable PDF copy of this guide, please email events@helpusgather.org.
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Categories

Click the title of a category you are interested in to jump straight to that section or scroll through our list below to learn more about the virtual reality experiences HUG has researched.

Amusement

Beat Saber is a unique VR rhythm game where your goal is to slash the beats (represented by small cubes) as they are coming at you. Every beat indicates which saber you need to use and also the direction you need to match. All the music is composed to perfectly fit the handmade levels. Our goal is to make players almost dance while cutting the cubes and avoiding obstacles.

Gameplay Notes

This is a fun, popular game that’s a great cardio workout. Intense movement of arms is necessary, but you don’t have to press many buttons. This takes a lot of multi-tasking skill, including figuring out which arm to move, which direction to swipe arm, and what’s coming next. This game is best for more advanced VR players. Click the game image to see a preview video.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Amusement

Rating

Intense

Interaction

Extensive

Accessibility

Sitting/Standing

Price

$29.99

In a world where robots have replaced all human jobs, step into the “Job Simulator” to learn what it was like ‘to job’. Players can relive the glory days of work by simulating the ins and outs of being a gourmet chef, an office worker, a convenience store clerk, and more.

Gameplay Notes

This game is fun and funny. Some interactions can be done sitting, but mostly standing-only. Interactions include grabbing and placing small items, which can be complicated at times. Click the game image to see a preview video.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Amusement

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Medium

Accessibility

Standing

Price

$19.99

Rec Room is the best place to hang out with friends from all around the world! Play intense multiplayer games like Paintball,  Laser Tag, Quest, and Rec Royale, or just chill with friends in the park. There are thousands of player-created game and event rooms for you to discover, with new ones added daily. You can even build your own rooms with your friends. Rec Room is cross-platform and free, so come and join the fun!

Gameplay Notes

This is a multi-player social game. After creating an account, you can play games of varying difficulty with other online players. Some arm movement is required. Most games can be played while sitting. Make sure to turn off “voice chat with other players” in the settings before playing. Click the game image to see a preview video.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Amusement

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Medium

Accessibility

Sitting/Standing

Price

Free

This isn’t a game. Richie’s Plank Experience is a psychological experience that your visitors and guests will react to with exhilaration, fear or laughter. For the VR veteran, even more entertainment comes from watching the reactions of others.

Other in-game experiences include Hero Academy, where you can fly through the city in Rocket Race; save the city in Missile Defense; and extinguish fires in Fire Fight! The Sky Brush level will slow you down with a zen-like skywriting experience.

Gameplay Notes

This experience is intense, but a great way to get your first taste of how realistic and vertigo-inducing VR can be! Other levels, like Sky Brush, provide a fun experience without the intensity. Click the game image to see a preview video.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Amusement

Rating

Intense

Interaction

Moderate

Accessibility

Standing

Price

$14.99

Tetris Effect is Tetris like you’ve never seen it, or heard it, or felt it before—an incredibly addictive, unique, and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time.

Gameplay Notes

This is a fun way to play the classic Tetris game. Players will need finger dexterity to operate the controller buttons if playing on Oculus or use the keyboard buttons on the desktop version. It can be difficult at times. Click the game image to see a preview video.

Platform

Desktop, Oculus and HTC VIVE

Category

Amusement

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Extensive

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

$27.99

Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination.

Gameplay Notes

This game is a super fun way to paint with multiple brushes in a 3D setting and unleash your imagination in both sitting and standing positions. The point and click interface makes the game easy to navigate, but lots of arm movement is needed to paint on the life-size canvas. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Amusement

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Medium

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

$19.99

Education

Apollo 11 VR HD is the story of the greatest journey ever taken by humankind. Now you get to experience this historic event through the eyes of those who lived through it. Using a mix of original archive audio and video together with accurate recreations of the spacecraft and locations, all set to inspirational music, get set for an experience that will not only educate you but will also leave a lasting impression and deep respect for the men and women who worked on the Apollo program during NASA’s golden era.

Gameplay Notes

The immersive, 3D nature of this game gives a great sense of scale, from the massive size of the rocket to the cramped capsule inside. This game can be played in interactive or cinematic mode. This may not be the best game for players with spatial issues or someone who is uncomfortable in cramped quarters. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Education

Rating

Moderate

Interaction

Minimal

Accessibility

Sitting

Price

$9.99

Located in the Blue Mountains National Park and a three-hour drive from Sydney, Claustral Canyon is a unique example of a pristine, remote, and very inaccessible slot canyon. For most visitors, Claustral Canyon is a mysterious place, hidden in the depths of the Australian Bush and existing only in one’s imagination. This experience allows anyone to enter and explore a large section of the canyon with complete freedom.

Gameplay Notes

Explore the canyon in this beautiful photorealistic environment. Interaction is minimal. The headset becomes the pointer, so users simply look around and navigate the canyon using small head moves. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Education

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Minimal

Accessibility

Sitting

Price

$3.99

A breath-taking space exploration experience in virtual reality. Take control of your ship and transport yourself to anywhere in the Solar System. Experience the mood and atmosphere of worlds far away from home.

Gameplay Notes

This is a visually compelling, narrated outer space experience. The user is sitting in the cockpit of the rocket for the experience, simply along for the ride. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Education

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Minimal

Accessibility

Sitting

Price

$9.99

Take a trip into orbit and experience life onboard the International SpaceStation! In this Emmy-nominated simulation, learn how to move and work in zero-gravity using Touch controllers. Dock a space capsule, take a spacewalk, and let real NASA astronauts guide you on the ISS through archival video clips.

Gameplay Notes

This space exploration game requires a bit more finger dexterity for controller use, with options to grab/pull levels, push buttons or point to options. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Education

Rating

Moderate

Interaction

Minimal

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

Free

In Egypt’s legendary Valley of the Queens lies Queen Nefertari’s tomb, one of the modern world’s most detailed windows into ancient Egyptians’ journey towards the afterlife. Now, state-of-the-art technology has made it possible to digitally scan Nefertari’s tomb with millimeter accuracy. For the first time ever, step inside the fabled tomb and immerse yourself in the story of its art, history, construction, and mythology through interactive elements.

Gameplay Notes

This is a beautifully realistic way to journey inside a legendary Egyptian tomb. Some controller use is needed to walk around the tomb, but overall, it’s not too complicated to navigate. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Education

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Medium

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

Free

Monte Fitzroy is Argentina’s most famous mountain landmark and is used as the logo of the outdoor traveling company, Patagonia. At the foot of the mountain is a beautiful and remote glacial lake known as Laguna Sucia. This experience allows you to take off as a bird with wings, fly around the lake, visit the waterfalls along the edge, and visit the snowy clad plains beneath the mountain peaks, including many stunning glacial formations. Numerous narrations will tell you about the challenges faced when filming this location as well as educate you about the geology and history of the area.

Gameplay Notes

This game allows anyone to experience the beauty of Monte Fitzroy and the surrounding vistas without the exhausting journey to get there. Only a simple button click is needed to navigate from one section to the next. The rest of the experience is just about watching and listening.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Education

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Minimal

Accessibility

Sitting

Price

$3.99

Just how big is big? Discover the answer as you tour through this holographic miniature Solar System, then venture beyond to visit some of the largest known stars.

Gameplay Notes

This game allows you to explore space in a way that is so much better than a dry textbook. This game is perfect for an introductory experience. Minimal button pushing is necessary – just sit back and relax. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Education

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Minimal

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

$9.99

The world’s greatest rainforest is also one of its most vital life-support systems— and it is under threat. Conservation International (CI) and Jaunt VR take viewers “Under the Canopy” to experience the wonders of the Amazon rainforest and appreciate why we need to protect it. In the piece, you will soar over treetops and plunge into rivers as you explore Earth’s most biodiverse ecosystem.

Gameplay Notes

This game provides 360-degree video to create a great travelogue of the rainforest. This is a sit back and enjoy experience with no extra interaction. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Education

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Minimal

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

Free

Carnival Games

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up and enter the NVIDIA VR Funhouse! VR Funhouse immerses gamers in a virtual carnival full of fun and games, featuring 9 unique mini-games for you to enjoy.

Gameplay Notes

Fun carnival games with minimal extra distractions, so this is a great starter game that uses moderate button pressing. This game is listed as standing only, but a few games do work while sitting. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Carnival

Rating

Moderate

Interaction

Medium

Accessibility

Standing

Price

Free

Adventure and excitement abound in Summer Funland, a virtual amusement park like no other. A rollercoaster, underwater voyage, fast-paced street chase, adventure in outer space and much, much more – this game has it all.

Gameplay Notes

This game offers a compilation of amusement park rides, a roller coaster, games and activities that will cover many bases and engage different types of users/abilities. Some have more interactive requirements than others. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Carnival

Rating

Moderate

Interaction

Medium

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

$19.99

Movie Experiences

Allumette tells the story of a young orphan girl who lives in a fantastical city in the clouds. After enduring tragedy, she grasps at hope for her future. Loosely inspired by “The Little Match Girl” by Hans Christian Andersen, Allumette is an account of the love a mother and daughter have for one another, and the sacrifices they make for the greater good.

Gameplay Notes

This is a beautiful story experience. No interactions, just look around and follow the story. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Movie

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Minimal

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

Free

COLOSSE is a real-time virtual reality storytelling experience, with a stylized, character-focused visual language. An experience that explores viewer directed storytelling in a unique setting. The story of the long lost Great Spirits known as the COLOSSE explores themes of fear, power and respect.

Gameplay Notes

A short but visually compelling movie experience. Players will be shocked by the sheer size of the world and the creatures they see. No interaction needed, just watch. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Movie

Rating

Moderate

Interaction

Minimal

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

Free

Narrated by Elijah Wood, and developed with former creative talent on the Brave and Toy Story 3 teams, Henry is the story of a little hedgehog with a big problem…he loves to hug! After ending up alone on his birthday, he’ll make a wish that changes everything.

Gameplay Notes

No interaction required. This is a great starting experience for anyone new to VR. This story about friendship is a HUG favorite! Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Movie

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Minimal

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

Free

2017 Emmy Winning VR experience, an official selection of Cannes and Tribeca Film Festivals. Featuring the voice of Ethan Hawke and created by the director of Madagascar and the top-rated VR experiences Crow: the Legend and ASTEROIDS! The animated film INVASION! introduces two bumbling aliens, Mac and Cheez, who try to take over Earth before being thwarted by two adorable bunnies … and YOU are one of them!

Gameplay Notes

This is a fun experience with minimal interaction. Very short. Great starter game. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Movie

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Minimal

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

Free

An immersive, animated VR film. Crafted by the artists, animators and storytellers of Penrose Studios, “The Rose And I” is about loneliness, friendship, love, and loss. Come meet a lonely Rose living in the unlikeliest of places, and join her as she transports you to a brand new universe.

Gameplay Notes

This is a beautiful, short VR film with no interaction required. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Movie

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Minimal

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

Free

Roller Coaster Games

Experience the thrill and sensation of 4 unique roller coaster experiences. Feel the wind rush through your virtual hair as you ride some of the most enjoyable and immersive VR coasters on the market. Journey into each exceptional environment and enjoy extended coasters from a range of different perspectives.

Gameplay Notes

This is a good starting roller coaster experience. It’s not as intense as some others and it offers fun special environments, but it can still make you queasy and/or cause a headache if you’re sensitive. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Roller Coaster

Rating

Moderate

Interaction

Minimal

Accessibility

Sitting

Price

$4.99

Experience the thrill and real adventure in one of the most polished, immersive and action-packed VR coasters you’ve ever seen! Transport yourself to the land of dragons and admire diverse environments while going up and down at breath-taking speed!

Gameplay Notes

This game is a more intense coaster simulator that plays more like a runaway mine train. It will get your stomach churning! This game is played seated with minimal interaction required. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Roller Coaster

Rating

Intense

Interaction

Minimal

Accessibility

Sitting

Price

$3.99

Story-Based Games

Bend and twist reality in the VR Awards Game of the Year 2019. Playing as a tiny fisherman puppet, you live alone in your tiny cabin, oblivious to the world outside. When your radio broadcasts a storm alert, you have to climb the lighthouse to turn on the light! As you leave your cabin with the help of some uncanny sidekicks, you realize what’s waiting outside is not at all what you expected…

Gameplay Notes

Some hand manipulation is required, but it could be done with someone assisting. The movements aren’t too difficult and the storyline is fun. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Story-Based

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Extensive

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

$9.74

In Bonfire, you play the lead role in an interactive narrative. As Space Scout 817, you’re on a mission to discover a new home for the human race. Too bad your piloting skills lack… precision. You crash-land at night on a mysterious unknown planet three-hundred light-years from Earth. Your only source of light is your makeshift bonfire. Beyond its glow, everything falls to darkness. And what are those strange noises coming from the alien jungle?

Gameplay Notes

This is a fun, funny and immersive story-based VR experience. Controlling the game requires pressing buttons with point and click motion, which will require some finger dexterity. This could be a good started game, but it’s fun for anyone with any level of VR experience. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Story-Based

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Medium

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

$4.99

A serene, mystical journey that traverses a series of otherworldly, organic landscapes, Fujii is a respite for weary travelers. The experience flows between outdoor exploration and creative gardening, merging aspects of adventure and cultivation into a refreshing, musically enveloping whole.

Gameplay Notes

The hand controllers are a bit more complicated in this game, which will require some finger dexterity, but overall not too difficult. This game is best for a player who already has some VR experience. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Story-Based

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Medium

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

$14.99

They say that every adventure begins with a choice. Yours starts here. In this interactive 360˚ video experience, you decide how your journey unfolds. Pick a pro surfer to ride with – Jordy Smith or Malia Manuel – and explore paradise off the beaten track as you search for the ultimate wave in your Jeep® Wrangler or Jeep® Renegade. A classic choose-your-own-adventure story, there’s a different wave waiting for you just beyond each intersection.

Gameplay Notes

Players only choose options A or B throughout the game, so navigating gameplay is simple. The rest of the experience is just sitting and watching.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Story-Based

Rating

Moderate

Interaction

Minimal

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

Free

A Bird’s peaceful summer slumber is disturbed by the majestic call of a mysterious Owl. Enticed to swallow the last piece of the waning Moon, Bird is blown far from its Golden Gate home. Unscramble celestial puzzles and create miniature musical worlds. Re-awaken shadowy forests and bring life back to sparkling lakes. Discover hidden creatures, help the Bird reunite the fragmented Moon… and find its way home.

Gameplay Notes

Beautiful, interactive puzzle game that requires some arm movement and button clicking. Mostly point and click interaction. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Story-Based

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Medium

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

$14.99

Moss™ is a single-player action-adventure puzzle game from Polyarc tailor-made for the VR platform. It takes classic components of a great game—such as compelling characters, gripping combat, and captivating world exploration—and combines them with the exciting opportunities of VR.

Gameplay Notes

Very cool and beautiful adventure puzzle game. Gameplay includes lots of running, jumping, turning, etc. Pretty extensive controller manipulation is needed. This game is best for experienced VR players. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Story-Based

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Extensive

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

$29.99

Unravel the mysteries of The Aickman, a doomed research vessel trapped in Arctic ice. Follow the crew as they vanish one by one, manipulate time to alter characters’ fates, collaborate with your past selves to explore the crew’s memories and much more.

Gameplay Notes

Very quirky, surreal story. Reminiscent of Dali. Some of the interactions can be a little complicated with the controllers, so we gave it an Extensive rating. This game is best for experienced VR players. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Story-Based

Rating

Moderate

Interaction

Extensive

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

$19.99

This game is a narrative-driven comedy-adventure game about VR and AI. In a future where AI has transformed society, can humans still find purpose? Find out with Activitude, a service that lets humans aid AI clients in increasingly curious ways. Follow the instructions of Activitude’s AI overlord, Chaz, and find your calling in this tech-fueled future – or try to break free and reclaim your humanity before it’s too late.

Gameplay Notes

Super weird but super fun! Gameplay mostly consists of point and click, so this game is most suitable for players with moderate finger dexterity and some prior experience with VR. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Story-Based

Rating

Moderate

Interaction

Medium

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

$14.99

Sports

Scale huge heights and feel the exhilaration of extreme free solo climbing. Explore and enjoy the view or compete for the fastest times on leaderboards with Touch or gamepad controls.

Gameplay Notes

Players will need lots of arm strength and dexterity for this game, but not too much clicking. If you are nervous about heights, this is not the game for you, as it can induce extreme feelings of vertigo. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Sports

Rating

Intense

Interaction

Medium

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

$29.99

Step into a first-person, photo-realistic experience like no other, as you join an expedition to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Gameplay Notes

For this game, players will use their arms a lot to climb, but you can go at your own pace. You will need to press some buttons to move around, but it’s mostly arm movement. It can be difficult to navigate at times. This game is not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights, as it can cause feelings of vertigo. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Sports

Rating

Moderate

Interaction

Medium

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

$9.99

Real VR Fishing offers the most realistic and relaxing fishing experience. You can explore beautiful fishing grounds and catch a variety of fish in the real world while listening to your favorite tunes in the background. Or you can sit back and relax anywhere you want, enjoying the scenery and the sounds of nature.

Gameplay Notes

Controls can take longer than other games to get used to at first and users will need some arm and hand movement to complete the fishing motions. More experienced VR users will get the most enjoyment out of this game. Once you get the hang of the controllers, it’s a fun and relaxing VR experience, very similar to fishing in real life. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Sports

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Medium

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

$19.99

VR Regatta is the leading virtual reality sailing game. Explore the immersive, inspiring sailing experience that awaits you on the open seas. Veterans of sailing and newcomers alike are invited to discover the relaxation and exploration of sailing.

Gameplay Notes

This game is visually realistic, plus simple and enjoyable to play. Interaction is mostly push/pull of the tiller, plus some point and click interaction to raise the sails. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Sports

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Medium

Accessibility

Sitting

Price

$14.99

World of Diving is the online multiplayer game that will bring out your inner explorer by bringing the murky, mysterious depths of our oceans and their hidden treasures within your grasp. Or step into the shoes of the designer, and build and share your own diving locations and missions with your fellow divers. If it’s underwater, it’s part of World of Diving – armed with hi-tech deep-sea diving gear and submarine vehicles, a photo camera, and your exploration kit, it’s up to you and your friends to reveal, salvage and catalog the ocean’s mysteries.

Gameplay Notes

This is a very cool multiplayer diving simulation. However, the controllers are a bit more difficult to operate, making learning the game a bit more complicated than other games on our list. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Sports

Rating

Moderate

Interaction

Medium

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

$19.99

Travel

Experience free flight as you soar through the skies of Paris and engage in heart-pounding aerial dogfights in virtual reality. Master flight quickly and comfortably using accessible and intuitive flight controls in VR. Experience free flight as you soar through the skies of Paris in virtual reality. Dive, pilot, and lead your team to victory in adrenaline-filled multiplayer with up to six players. Immerse yourself in a comfortable and accessible flight game, created to take full advantage of VR technology.

Gameplay Notes

This game might induce vertigo. This game is not suggested for players who are afraid of heights. Users will control flying by moving their neck and a little hand controlling. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Travel

Rating

Moderate

Interaction

Medium

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

$19.99

The world has so many beautiful and amazing places to visit. If we’re lucky, we’re able to travel and see a few of them. But even the most active travelers can only see a fraction. What if you could see them all? Now, at 196.9 million square miles, we know the world is pretty big, so Google Earth VR has made it easy to find great places to visit. Google Earth VR comes with cinematic tours and hand-picked destinations that send you to the Amazon River, the Manhattan skyline, the Grand Canyon, the Swiss Alps, and more.

Gameplay Notes

Others could control the game while someone watches, as the controller and buttons used to navigate the cities can be complicated. The fun part is visiting landmarks, cities that are normally not easily accessible and even your own neighborhood! Some cities load better than others. This game is great for anyone who has travel/mobility restrictions, as you can see the world without moving an inch. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Travel

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Extensive

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

Free

Ocean Rift is the world’s first VR aquatic safari park. Explore a vivid underwater world full of life including dolphins, sharks, turtles, orcas, sea snakes, rays, whales, manatees, sea lions and even dinosaurs!

Gameplay Notes

Some hand and finger movement is needed for this game, but not too much. This game is a beautiful and fun experience. Suitable for beginner VR players. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Travel

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Minimal

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

$9.99

Explore places that were out of reach before. Realities brings real-world locations into VR. Interactive and with stunning photo-realism using photogrammetry. Too many amazing sites are too far away, too expensive to get to, closed off to the general public or too dangerous to visit. Explore those places and discover their stories.

Gameplay Notes

This game is a very realistic and well-done travel experience. Users will need to click and use the controllers to navigate the locations, but hand movement isn’t too difficult. However, note that each location needs to be downloaded separately from the base game, and download times can be quite lengthy. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Travel

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Medium

Accessibility

Sitting, Standing

Price

Free

Pack your bags and take a beautiful and serene interactive kayak ride into the heart of the Grand Canyon, experiencing nature in all its splendor. This game offers the most realistic nature environment in VR available today.

Gameplay Notes

This is really beautifully done, very serene and easy to navigate. Basically sit and enjoy, with some simple clicks to change your speed or feed the fish. Good for beginners. Click the game image to see a video preview.

Platform

Oculus

Category

Travel

Rating

Comfortable

Interaction

Minimal

Accessibility

Sitting

Price

$2.99

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