What are the best games for Google Daydream?

For many people, Daydream View is more than Google's take on VR. It's the first VR headset for a lot of Pixel owners, and that means there's plenty of room to explore and have some fun. It also means there are a lot of apps in the Play Store asking for some money from you without a whole lot of assurance that the game will be worth the cash.

While there's plenty of fun to be had with the free apps available for Daydream, some of the other experiences are on an entirely different level. Here's where you need to start if you're looking for quality games for Daydream.

Hunter's Gate

If yoyu're a fan on dungeon crawlers, you'll like Hunter's Gate. Choose between the hunter or the sorcerer, and take down hordes of evil creatures as you run through a series of maze-like levels from a unique, almost 2.5D perspective. Your Daydream Controller gives you control of a set of crosshairs you can use to guide your character's fire, and as you complete levels you can enhance your character to better handle the next wave of baddies.

The best part of this game is the potential for multiplayer raids. This game is being updated on a weekly basis with new content, and all of it is aimed squarely at giving you a greater challenge and encouraging you to play with friends.

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The Arcslinger

As the squire to one of the greatest warrior heroes in the land, you've got a pretty sweet gig. That is, until he dies through totally no fault of your own and it's up to you to save the town from bandits and monsters! Take up arms with your Daydream Controller as your trusty pistol and learn about Arc magic as you shoot your way through an amusing storyline filled with weird and wonderful characters!

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Danger Goat

The premise of this game is silly but simple. Navigate your goat through a 3D maze so that it might enjoy some tasty flowers along the way. If you fail to overcome obstacles along the way, which mostly happens by tilting thge world with your Daydream Controller, your goat will be blasted into space by a rogue rocket.

The unique level layout and fully spatial controller functionality make this puzzle games infinitely more complex and enjoyable than it may look at first glance. Danger Goat is perfect game for Daydream, and should absolutley be a part of your library.

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Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

There's a bomb in front of you, and you need to disarm it before the timer goes off. One problem though — you have no idea how to disarm a bomb and one wrong move will end it all. You're going to need help with this one, and the only way you're going to get that help is by talking to someone with the manual to all of the explosives. This is a co-op party game, and usually works best if someone prints out the explosives manual, but if you're looking for a fun party game this is absolutely something you need to have in your library!

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Fantastic Beasts

If you're a fan of Harry Potter or you just want to check out a cool free VR game, Fantastic Beasts should be on your list. Use your wand to complete spells by waving around your Daydream Controller, complete simple puzzles by picking up books and looking closely at the world around you, and be sure to have good headphones on so you can catch the full immersion offerd by this experience.

This isn't a long game, but it is a free game and one of the better ways to show Daydream to someone who has never played in VR before.

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Much like the 2D counterpart you play on a phone or tablet, Mekorama is a character puzzle game, where you spin a 3D mini-world around to navigate the lost space captain to a teleporter pad. In Daydream, this game offers unique perspectives as you gain the ability to peer around corners and look down on the whole world by actually turning your head.

Daydream Controller plays an important role in making sure you're able to pick the right spot to scurry to when trying to navigate the increasingly complex worlds available.

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Star Chart VR

While not exactly a game, giving anyone a tool to explore the stars and learn more about the cosmos is a lot of fun. In VR, this space exploration app gives you some room to appreciate the vastness of the universe. You can observe stars from the ground, from Earth orbit, or even from further out in the solar system with a deeper look at how the planets themselves travel around the Sun.

Even if all you do is take a look at the constellations and read about the individual stars and their makeup, this is a thoroughly enjoyable experience for every age.

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Action Bowling

Pick a bowling alley, pick a bowling ball, and enjoy a quick 10 frames! Action Bowling is simple, straightforward, and in many ways reminiscent of bowling games that were available for the original Nintendo Wii. Your Daydream Controller lets you determine the angle and force you bowl at, and the unique 360-degree environments available to you will offer up the rest.

The only thing missing from this experience is a way to play with friends, but until that happens you can be a bowling master on this and every other world.

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