Christmas is all about spending time with family. You survived the work party, exchanged presents, basted the turkey and kept everyone happy. Now what?
For those panicking about how to combat the Christmas comedown, the HTC Vive is here to help as the ideal family game to keep things ticking over through the dog days between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Whether you’re looking to beat boredom and preserve the Christmas magic once the chocs have diminished or desperate to try and keep the in-laws amused; HTC VIVE got the perfect game for you.
Immerse yourself in the deep blue ocean or experience humanity’s journey to the stars. Venture down into the realm of the Fire God or fight to rescue a loveable puppy from the evil train’s wrath. Save a paper town from being wiped out by fire, or have a family face-off with a co-op gladiator shooter game.
The best tactic for surviving the spirit of Christmas is to get stuck in. So, whatever your age, Vive has you covered.
Available on Viveport
Come play with the sands of fun in our outer-space physics sandbox. Sculpt sand in 32 levels to direct the ball into the goal in this physics puzzle game. Jump over danger and phase through obstacles using special abilities in the 16 devious challenge levels.
Super Puzzle Galaxy LITE Edition is available for £2.26, and also as part of Viveport Subscription. Visit https://www.viveport.com/ for more information
Enter the deep and discover the most expansive, fascinating and diverse places on Earth. Using virtual reality, put on your diving gear and explore the underwater world. Venture through reefs scanning for marine creatures and hidden discoveries. Uncover the secrets of the big blue. As you bear witness to an underwater marvel, your mission becomes clear. Take your research rig out into open sea in search of the largest great white shark ever seen.
Operation Apex is available for £15.09, and also as part of Viveport Subscription. Visit https://www.viveport.com/ for more information
Available on Steam
The First Class VR is an interactive experience that recreates historical moments of innovation throughout mankind’s journey of air and space exploration. Utilising state of the art VR interactive gameplay, you will experience humanity’s journey to the stars – from the Wright brother’s legendary first flight to the development of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, and beyond to a technologically advanced distant future.
The First Class VR is available for £4.67. Visit http://store.steampowered.com/ for more information
Train Runner VR™ is an original, family-friendly game that immerses you in a magical world where you become the hero who bravely rescues the lovable puppy, Panda. It will take cleverness, nerves of steel and all the courage you can muster to save Panda and return him back to Kaley, his owner. The objective of Train Runner is to rescue Panda by defeating the train with a medieval bow and a flaming arrow and a ballista that launches a variety of explosive projectiles such as flaming cannonballs! After the train is finally defeated, you can explore the amazing world of Train Runner and all the surprises and wonder that it has to
Train Runner VR is available for £13.16. Visit http://store.steampowered.com/ for more information
Major League Gladiators is a 2-player co-op shooter for VR. Players take control of two classes, facing off against waves of enemies in an arena. The game uses the immersive capabilities of Roomscale VR to create action packed combat as well as true cooperation between players. Players will have to attempt to survive as many waves of enemies as possible by synergistically using their abilities as well as keeping each other’s health and ammunition up.
Major League Gladiators is available for free. Visit http://store.steampowered.com/ for more information
Wrath of the Fire God is a fast-paced VR action shooter. Venture down into the realm of the Fire God using your archery skills to retrieve the 4 magical gems stolen from your village. Unleash your magical arrows on the enemies, dodge enemy projectiles and recover the lost gems!
Wrath Of The Fire God is available for £10.99. Visit http://store.steampowered.com/ for more information
A completely unprepared town made entirely of paper is hit by its first ever fire, and it’s up to you to save it. This is a comedic, tongue-in-cheek look into the world of firefighting, in a town filled with strange critters, odd personalities and secrets to discover. You must help restore Paperville to its former papery glory. From clearing building fires, rescuing citizens from rubble, hacking through doors, to dealing with townsfolk and their personal issues.
PAPERVILLE PANIC! is available for £14.99. Visit http://store.steampowered.com/ for more information