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Top 10 VR Games on Steam, August 2020

Greetings VR Fam!

We've scoured the Steam public sales figures for August to bring you the top selling VR games this month. The #1 spot is no surprise (again), but we have something new I really enjoy #8. Let's take a look.

Jet Island #10

  • Steam Rating: Overwhelmingly Positive (808 reviews)
  • Multiplayer: Single-Player / Online Co-op / Online PvP
  • Supported Controls: Motion Controllers
  • Play Area: Seated / Standing / Room-Scale
  • Supported Devices: Index / Vive / Rift / WMR

Our Take: This game just holds on to its top 10 ranking. Fast-paced unique types of locomotion and a large world to explore, with creatures to battle this one is worth looking into.

“Jet Island is massive open world and you have an arsenal of tools that will allow you to travel through this world at extreme speeds! When standing on your hoverboard, the ground below you becomes frictionless. Perfect for sliding up and down the mountainous terrain. To control the direction of your movement and gain even more speed, you have two wrist mounted jet thrusters. You also have grappling hooks to swing from tall structures and climb up the side of giant monsters. The combination of these tools provide a freedom of movement unlike any other. There are no limits to what you can do. It's the closest feeling to learning how to fly.”

Until You Fall #9

  • Steam Rating: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,113 reviews)
  • Multiplayer: Single-Player
  • Supported Controls: Motion Controllers
  • Play Area: Seated / Standing / Room-Scale
  • Supported Devices: Index / Vive / Rift / WMR

Our Take: A frantic first-person melee combat game in neon colors, that many compare to Infinity Blade but in VR.

“From the team behind I Expect You To Die, this arcade-inspired VR hack-and-slash roguelite will force you to find and master your own fighting style for hours of frantic, kinetic fun.”

Check out our Until You Fall review and see what we think of it!

VTOL VR #8

  • Steam Rating: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,793 reviews)
  • Multiplayer: Single-Player
  • Supported Controls: Motion Controllers, Pedals
  • Play Area: Seated
  • Supported Devices: Index / Vive / Rift / WMR

Our Take: An excellent use of VR and motion controllers to really feel like you are a pilot of a military craft. See our full review.

“VTOL VR is a near-futuristic combat flight game built specifically for Virtual Reality. Pilot advanced multi-role jets, using your hands to flip switches, press buttons, and manipulate the virtual flight controls. Take on a wide array of challenges that will put your flight skills, situational awareness, and combat tactics to the test.y man.”

Space Engine #7

  • Steam Rating: Overwhelmingly Positive (2,757 reviews)
  • Multiplayer: Single-Player Only
  • Supported Controls: Motion Controllers / Gamepad / Mouse
  • Play Area: Seated / Standing / Room-Scale
  • Supported Devices: Index / Vive / Rift / WMR

Our Take: A unique and beautiful way to see the stars and other cosmological events.

“SpaceEngine is a 1:1 scale science-based Universe simulator, featuring billions upon billions of galaxies, nebulae, stars, and planets, all shown at their full real-world scale. Explore Earth and our neighboring worlds in the Solar System, orbit a black hole in a galaxy billions of light-years away, or visit anything in between seamlessly, with no transitions.”

Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades #6

  • Steam Rating: Overwhelmingly Positive (7,112 reviews)
  • Multiplayer: Single-Player Only
  • Supported Controls: Motion Controllers
  • Play Area: Room-Scale
  • Supported Devices: Index / Vive / Rift / WMR

Our Take: Moving up a spot to #6. Perhaps the best way to experience real weapons in VR along with some mini-games to play with them in.

“Do you like hotdogs? How about horseshoes? Hand grenades? (everyone likes hand grenades) Anyway, we've got all that, and guns. So if you like cooking, lawn games, and ordnance, this is the VR sandbox game for you.”

Beat Saber #5

  • Steam Rating: Overwhelmingly Positive (7,805 reviews)
  • Multiplayer: Single-Player Only
  • Supported Controls: Motion Controllers
  • Play Area: Standing / Room-Scale
  • Supported Devices: Index / Vive / Rift / WMR

Our Take: Surprising only because it's not further up the list, Beat Saber is a rhythm game everyone can get into. If you don’t like the base music, make sure to check out Beatsaver.com and read our full review.

“Beat Saber is an immersive rhythm experience you have never seen before! Enjoy tons of handcrafted levels and swing your way through the pulsing music beats, surrounded by a futuristic world. Use your sabers to slash the beats as they come flying at you – every beat indicates which saber you need to use and the direction you need to match. With Beat Saber you become a dancing superhero!”

IronWolf VR #4

  • Steam Rating: Overwhelmingly Positive (597 reviews)
  • Multiplayer: Single-Player / Split screen Co-op / Split screen PvP / Online
  • Supported Controls: Motion Controllers
  • Play Area: Standing / Room-Scale
  • Supported Devices: Index / Vive / Rift / WMR

Our Take: A game where you can play Co-Op is always a win, and when you can do that in a face-paced arcade sub-sim what’s not to love.

“IronWolf VR is a room-scale submarine game playable either as single-player or online co-op. Unleash torpedoes on enemy ships, shoot down fighters and bombers using anti-aircraft guns, and attempt to survive depth charges dropped by deadly destroyers. Built from the ground up for VR, each part of the submarine has been crafted for the best possible VR experience.”

Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted #3

  • Steam Rating: Overwhelmingly Positive (2,926 reviews)
  • Multiplayer: Single-Player Only
  • Supported Controls: Motion Controllers
  • Play Area: Seated / Standing
  • Supported Devices: Index / Vive / Rift / WMR

Our Take: Based on a long series of games, fans will love experiencing it in VR, along with anyone else who wants a good scare.

“Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted is a collection of classic and original mini-games set in the Five Nights universe. Survive terrifying encounters with your favorite killer animatronics in a collection of new and classic FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S™ experiences. “Where fantasy and fun come to life!”

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes #2

  • Steam Rating: Overwhelmingly Positive (6,633 reviews)
  • Multiplayer: Split screen Co-op / Split screen PvP
  • Supported Controls: Motion Controllers / Gamepad
  • Play Area: Seated / Standing
  • Supported Devices: Index / Vive / Rift / WMR

Our Take: A fun escape room style game that is put together with equal amounts of cleverness and fun.

“You’re alone in a room with a bomb. Your friends, the “Experts”, have the manual needed to defuse it. But there’s a catch: the Experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast!”

Half-Life Alyx #1

  • Steam Rating: Overwhelmingly Positive (24,080 reviews)
  • Multiplayer: Single-Player Only
  • Supported Controls: Motion Controllers Required
  • Play Area: Seated / Standing / Room-Scale
  • Supported Devices: Index / Vive / Rift / WMR

Our Take: To no one’s surprise, Half-Life Alyx still tops the list. With both solid controls and excellent graphics its is an engrossing experience that nearly everyone loves.

“Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2.”


That's it for our list of top VR games for August. I wonder how long "Half-Life: Alyx" will hold the #1 spot. Anything you want to see here that we didn't include? Sound off in the comments below.

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