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We know you’re all excited. The VR headsets are out, there are a lot of possibilities, a lot of games to play, a lot of lives to live within the VR world. But what about the apps? Are there apps which could show us different parts of the VR world? Well, surely. Here we’ve reviewed 10 of the best VR apps either for mobile VR headsets or for top tech VR sets (HTC Vive or Oculus). While the technology is still evolving, these VR apps will surely show you what is so fascinating about the VR world.
Top 5 VR Apps
We’ve made a selection of the top 5 VR apps from our list for you to see.
|Our Rating (out of 5)
|Wall Street Journal VR
10. Universe Sandbox 2 (HTC Vive)
The Universe Sandbox 2 will blow your mind. The reason is because it allows you to create and control everything that happens. You’ll feel like a God, for you can experience what happens when you crash two planets one against the other, you can explore the laws of physics within the Universe. Analyze stars, play with stelar gas. Create maps of multiverses, multiple identic planets. It surely blew our minds out. And so we went back. It’s available for the HTC Vive VR headset for $19.99.
9. Lecture VR (HTC Vive)
On our list of the best VR apps, this one is for those who like to hold lectures on different topics. From the comfort of your own home, you can take a tour of a museum in the virtual world. And, as technology keeps evolving, one day you’ll be able to take field trips with your students and show them all the world without moving a single muscle. It’s free and it’s awesome.
8. Discovery VR
This free VR app from the Discovery Channel will put you along the crew from Deadliest Catch or see an experiment made be the two from Mythbusters from different angles. Of course, there is a wide array of shows from which you can choose and see. Trust us, you will love it. You can download it from the Google store.
Sketchfab is one our best VR apps top because it is incredible. It lets you create 3D models, animations, scenes and objects. And in VR, of course, too. There’s a strong community submitting and creating pieces of art, or silly and funny pieces of 3D animation which, once put the VR headset on, transforms into reality. Virtual reality, that is.
6. The Body VR (Oculus Rift)
Buckle up, as we’re about to go on another adventure: The Body VR is one of those best VR apps because it puts you through a journey within the human body. It explains how it all works: from the bloodstream to the human heart itself. Its educational value is unfathomable, and there will surely be children of all ages that will be one day doctors thanks to this app. And it’s free too on the Steam store.
5. InCell VR
Now that we’re at the half of the road, it’s time to suit up. We’re going on an exploration trip. In our own body. Now this is quite interesting: if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be inside a human body and see how it all works, this is your chance. This VR app is more of a game in which you play a race game, dodging or collecting objects. While being fun and, of course, addicting, you can see where and how the story unfolds. It’s available for download on the iTunes app store, and it’s free.
4. Wall Street Journal VR
The WSJVR is an acronym for The Wall Street Journal in VR. Their offer is that of reading news in VR. Of course, who wouldn’t want to drink their coffee in the morning and be up to date with the news of the business world. You can toy around with a 3D stock ticker and 360° news videos on top of the written articles. This one’s available on Google Store and other stores.
3. YouTube VR
This is an incredibly well resourced VR app. It’s called YouTube VR. Well, you know, YouTube in VR. You can watch videos in 360°, which is awesome. And you can do so for free. Or pay approximately $10 for an add-free experience. Either way, it’s awesome to be at a U2 live concert. I mean, VR live concert.
2. Tilt Brush (HTC Vive)
The Tilt Brush is an astonishing paint program in VR. You can either creater amateur paintings or drawings or all else. Or, if you’re a professional painter, you can create really wonderful works of art which you can share with others. It’s a very polished and refined program which would blow away any person that’s interested in painting. Or just to relax. Either way, this app is $30.09 on the Steam store.
1. TheBlu (HTC Vive)
TheBlu is one of the those VR apps that’s very used on the HTC Vive. Why? Because it shows the unique characteristics that make VR unbelievable and yet totally real. In this app, you explore the deep ocean waters, in three experience levels. And while doing so, you get to feel what it is like to dive and be around the marine flora and fauna. You can buy it on Steam Store for $10.74.
Now that you have your own VR headset, it’s time to take it to the next level. And what better way than testing these apps. We’ve made a list of apps that run across multiple VR platforms (from the Oculus Rift to HTC Vive and others). If you have suggestions, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below. And, remember, subscribe to our newsletter for more information about the fascinating world of VR.