The latest addition to Samsung's Gear VR platform is the Gear VR controller – a new way to interact with virtual reality titles. Here are our favorite games currently available with Gear VR controller support.
With direct integration into the Facebook app, the Gear VR experience allows users to quickly jump into fully immersive 360-degree videos. With a small button to activate VR from the News Feed, all you'll need is a Gear VR headset to jump into the action. Whether 360-degree photos or videos, Gear VR integration adds a new level of immersion to shared experiences.
Adding the Gear VR's controller into the mix introduces more functionality, with the extra flexibility of an additional input method.
Bringing a digital collectible card game into VR has proven successful for Dragon Front, with versions of the game now available for both the Oculus Rift and Gear VR. Providing fully customizable decks across 300 characters, 5 factions, and a champion system, the transition to VR hasn't come with cutbacks to gameplay.
Offering the depth expected from a CCG, while still granting the immersive qualities of VR, the game offers one of the best seated experiences available for the Gear VR today. Support for the Gear VR controller only makes this game better, by streamlining its controls to the touch of a button.
A Night Sky
Get warm and cozy by the campfire with "A Night Sky" – an interactive experience for the Gear VR that adds magic and wonder to the act of stargazing.
After putting on the headset and grabbing a controller, players can search for constellations and map them out in real time. As these constellations are discovered they'll come to life before your own eyes, leaving mystical creatures to roam the world around you.
While an unusual use of virtual reality, the game is among the most unique titles available on the platform.
From all the existing video game genres seeing a revival in VR, the last I'd have considered is karaoke. However, Harmonix's latest virtual reality experience, SingSpace, brings your terrible singing to the Gear VR. Taking advantage of the inbuilt microphone, players can band together and plan their own performances.
If anything like my previous experience at the Game Developers Conference 2017, this life-scarring title is surely one to remember. The social aspects of SingSpace are also a major focus, allowing players to perform with one another over the internet.
Although mobile virtual reality isn't the best platform for a fast-paced shooter, Drop Dead is among the best on the Gear VR today. While an on-rails experience at its core, the floating gun on your head makes aiming intuitive and accurate through your headset's tracking. Rewarding players who kill the most zombies in style, the game isn't afraid to acknowledge its arcade approach to gameplay.
Gear VR controller integration makes the experience only more immersive, removing the need to tap the headset's touchpad to fire. Instead, these controls are mapped to the handheld controller, with a physical trigger now available.
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