VR games and headsets are becoming more popular as time goes on. With technology improving, the price of headsets becoming more affordable, and a wider variety of games, the future of virtual reality looks bright. Especially for fans of anime games.
With a VR headset, anime fans can really immerse themselves in the world of their favorite games and really feel like they’re with their favorite characters. From visual novels, JRPGs, puzzle games, and everything in between there is a good selection of enjoyable Anime games for just about any VR headset available.
10 Tale Of Onogoro
The Tale of Onogoro is a visually stunning VR game that combines the elements of both a puzzle game and an action-adventure game. The plot of the game begins almost immediately as the player listens to a confrontation between Haru, a shrine maiden and guide for the player, and the main antagonist, Masatake. Soon after, they are summoned by Haru to her world, a flying landmass called Onogoro Island, and asked to free her.
Throughout the game, the player and Haru work through different environmental puzzles using a Celestial Weapon, a set of guns that the player can use to manipulate objects. They also battle against giant monster-like creatures called Kami, using the same techniques used for the puzzles. It can be played on the Oculus Quest and Quest 2.
9 ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos
ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos is a sequel to Tokyo Chronos, though it isn’t necessary to play it before playing this one. Set 300 years into the future, an alien race known as the Meteoras has pushed humanity to find safety and shelter in the underground city, Augmented Tokyo.
The only protection against the alien invaders is the military organization, Prometheus, and their giant battle robots called Makhia. The player enters the story from the perspective of a member of Prometheus, Chloe. ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos can be played on Windows Mixed Reality, HTC Vive, Valve Index, and Oculus Rift.
8 Project LUX
The world that Project LUX is set in is an advanced futuristic world that has allowed people to completely digitize their consciousness and upload it into a “cyberbrain”. These “cyberbrains” have many uses, including being useful in courtroom cases as the jury can simply view a person’s memory to get an accurate retelling of events.
The player finds themselves in one of these courtrooms as the defendant, tried for the murder of a girl named Lux. She was an artist that worked for the government and her ideas were used to connect people’s “cyberbrains” with their emotions. Project LUX is broken up into five episodic parts and has multiple endings, depending on the choices the player makes. It runs on either the HTC Vive or the Valve Index.
7 Chupa Chupa VR
When the word “Chupa” comes to mind one might think of the Spanish brand of lollipops Chupa Chups, which can be found in various places around the world, including Japan. This game has nothing to do with the candy brand and is more around the meaning of the word “Chupa” which can be translated into “lick”. Chupa Chupa VR is a stealth game where the player tries to lick as many items in their classroom, without being caught by their classmates.
The player can get more points based on the objects they choose, technique, and how stealthy they can avoid getting caught. There’s even a ranking feature that lets players compete with each other. Chupa Chupa VR is a weird but strangely addictive game that can be played on the Windows Mixed Reality, HTC Vive, Valve Index, and the Oculus Rift.
6 Spice & Wolf VR2
Spice & Wolf VR2 is the sequel to the popular VR game Spice & Wolf. It takes place in the future where Holo and Lawrence settle down together and have a daughter. Just like in the first game, the two talk, and argue, over finances though in a much more fond married couple kind of way.
This game has an interactive mode at the end, which has Lawrence, Holo, and their daughter watching clips from the anime in the style of “Kamishibai”, which is Japanese paper street theater. Fans of the series are sure to enjoy another first-person experience into the peaceful life of Spice & Wolf. It can be played using the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.
5 DEEMO -Reborn-
DEEMO is a popular rhythm mobile game that has been brought to many platforms since it was first introduced. In 2020, it was brought to VR with DEEMO -Reborn–. Players find themselves in a 3D version of the original setting in DEEMO, a magical castle. The story is the same, a little girl falls from the sky and encounters the mysterious Deemo.
In order to help her get back home, Deemo plays music on his piano to make the tree that’s sprouting from his piano grow. As the tree grows, more places within the castle are unlocked, filled with secrets, riddles, and more. It includes some original songs and features many new ones. DEEMO -Reborn- has both a standard and VR mode, with the VR mode running on the Oculus Rift.
4 Zenith: The Last City
An open-world MMORPG that’s still in early access, though what players can do in Zenith: The Last City shows promise of a very enjoyable and immersive VR experience. It’s an action-focused game with enemies that pose a fun challenge, and two character classes that provide unique skills and abilities.
Crafting has a fun and more immersive mechanic as well as you play mini-games to level up your skill. And there are very few limitations on where you can go as you climb any surface and glide anywhere. It can be played on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, and Windows Mixed Reality.
3 Alice Mystery Garden
Alice Mystery Garden is a cute Alice in Wonderland-inspired action-puzzle game. The player can both control where Alice goes and can take on a top-down player view to manipulate the environment around Alice.
There are 17 different stages that can be accessed through looking-glass gates that are activated by finding and collecting all the looking glass pieces. Players can even switch to Alice’s perspective to find places they couldn’t see before, and explore them. A simple but charming game, Alice Mystery Garden can be played on the Valve Index, HTC Vive, and the Oculus Rift.
2 Food Girls – Bubbles’ Drink Stand
Food Girls – Bubbles’ Drink Stand is a game from Simon Creative, who also helped develop the visual novel game Food Girls. Food Girls – Bubbles’ Drink Stand appears to be a spinoff game featuring one of the girls from the main game, Bubbles. In this game, players take on the role of “Mr.Consultant” and have to assist Bubbles at her bubble tea shop. The shop isn’t stocked for the day, so as a last resort the player has to gather ingredients from Bubbles herself.
Being the “spirit of bubble tea” she is made up of the components needed for the drink. Gathering ingredients from her, like the tie from her uniform can be used as green tea, players try to take orders and make them as quickly and as accurately as possible. The game is still in Early Access but the content available so far is fun. It can be played on Valve Index, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift.
1 Laid-Back Camp -Virtual- Fomoto Campsite
Want to go camping without having to deal with outside hassles such as bugs, bad weather, and no flushing toilet? Want to include cute anime girls? Then Laid-Back Camp -Virtual- Fomoro Campsite is the game to play.
Based on the anime Laid-Back Camp, or Yuru Camp, the game allows players to live out a new camping adventure with Nadeshiko and the rest of the girls as Rin, another character from the series. Eat delicious food, take in the sights, take pictures, and do even more in this charming and relaxing game using the Oculus Rift, Valve Index, or the HTC Vive.
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