VR Multiplayer Games: Playing With Friends

As virtual reality technology becomes more affordable, more people are getting in on the fun of playing immersive and interactive VR games. But just because you have a VR headset on doesn’t mean that you can’t play with your friends and family. While many of the most popular games are designed to be played alone, there are plenty of VR multiplayer games available for all of the different headsets out there. Some of the most popular multiplayer games include:

friends playing a VR multiplayer game
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes: This is a fun VR game to play with friends and family who wouldn’t consider themselves gamers. One person is wearing a VR headset, and that person is alone with the bomb. The rest of the people playing have a manual in front of them that gives instructions for how to defuse the bomb, but they can’t see what the bomb looks like. This game requires good communication and tensions can run high, but it is a game that is best played with a group, either in person or over Discord.
  • POPULATION: ONE: For players who enjoy the battle royale genre, this game brings that experience into virtual reality. Join a three-person squad and take on this shooter game with a premise similar to Fortnite, complete with a similar building system. But this game also has climbing and gliding, letting you scale structures for a better view or to claim the high ground, which sets it apart from similar games. Team up with your friends to take down the other people on the map and be the last squad standing.
  • Onward: Fans of Call of Duty and Battlefield will flock to Onward‘s virtual military simulation. Join up into teams of up to five to battle other players with an array of weapons, multiple game modes, and plenty of custom features, including community-created content.
  • Arizona Sunshine: This VR game is a multiplayer zombie shootout. Unlike many games with a campaign mode, this game allows you to play both the campaign and a wave-based horde mode either solo or with friends. However, it does not support cross-platform play, so you need to make sure that everyone has the same headset.
  • Phasmophobia: There aren’t many horror VR multiplayer games, but Phasmophobia is easily one of the best of what’s out there. Players are part of a ghost-hunting team collecting evidence at each location to figure out what sort of ghost is present. Teammates work together to find clues, and good communication is a must. Just be careful: The ghosts can hear you, and they’re not likely to take kindly to intruders!
  • Payday 2: Live out the fast-paced and high-stakes thrill of performing a heist without worrying about going to jail. In this game, you work together with three friends to pull off a flawless mission using elements of stealth and first-person shooting. There are plenty of different heist locations, so you can try your hand at robbing a bank, emptying a yacht, or taking a casino for all it’s worth.

These games only scratch the surface of multiplayer games available in VR. No matter what kinds of games you and your friends like, you’re sure to find something that fits your tastes.