There are two categories more or less, those that use Valve's lighthouse base stations which offer impeccable tracking (of yourself in space and of your hands with the controllers) with next to no real blind spots depending on set up and those that more conveniently use cameras mounted on the HMD to both track yourself in space and track the controllers, which will inevitably have blind spots for the latter but is mostly good enough when done right.So I'm planning on getting a VR set soon™ but I know almost nothing VR related so a couple of questions.
What is the best VR set I can get? Quality wise and/or price wise.
And good VR games to go with that?
And of course loads of upcoming stuff, AAA like Medal of Honor, Assassing's Creed & Splinter Cell or just cool like Sniper Elite, Vertigo 2 & Grapple Tournament.And here is a preliminary, not necessarily updated with all the latest things (so, just participate in the thread, duh) list of VR games I can basically recommend, obviously always depending on your preferences (and excluding obvious must have shit like Beat Saber and Half-Life: Alyx):
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is an immersive sim-lite with great action & some resource scavenging.
Budget Cuts is a stealth puzzle adventure series with nicely integrated teleport mechanics.
Apex Construct is a sci fi immersing adventure game with archery action at its core.
Stormland is an open world shooter, more limited than it seems at first but still fun as hell.
The Room VR is a wonderful continuation of the famous puzzle adventure series, perfectly adapted to VR!
The Thrill of the Fight is a true boxing sim, if less fancy than the gamey Creed and its Rocky license.
Journey of the Gods is a Zelda-lite linear action adventure that's simple but polished and works really well.
Pistol Whip is the new kid on the rhythm game block, I love it like it’s a funky musical Virtua Cop-like.
Drop Dead is a fun riff on The House of the Dead, not nearly as tight but maybe the best of the genre in VR.
In Death is an archery based rogue-lite I spent many hours in early on despite the limited scope.
SUPERHOT VR is a puzzle action shooter with cool slow motion mechanics. Be like Neo!
Racket Fury is a very polished table tennis game, the realism is surreal at first despite the sci fi theme.
Catch & Release is a fishing game. Who doesn’t like fishing? I want Twilight Princess fishing in VR now.
Moss is a third person action adventure, you lead a sword wielding mouse as if in a diorama of a fairy tale.
Down the Rabbit Hole is yet another fairy tale adapted to VR, with its own twists, turns and unique style.
Asgard's Wrath is a made-for-VR action RPG with a Viking theme that many gamers enjoyed.
Space Junkies is a PVP zero gravity arena FPS, like Quake in space, great for some instant action.
Ultrawings is a flight game, not quite a sim, maybe a bit like pilot wings, goals and stuff to get through.
Windlands 2 is an action adventure with not-web-swinging and archery, it’s also co-op capable.
Vox Machinae is a PVP focused giant mech combat game with awesome interactive cockpits.
Raw Data is probably the best of the arena/wave shooters with different classes, progression & co-op.
Onward is my favorite “standard” FPS, PVP focused, some co-op & the best feel/controls for weapons/gadgets.
Lone Echo is a must play astronaut adventure, the free PVP Echo VR and its $10 Combat DLC rock too!
Red Matter is another sci fi adventure with a different spin than the above and great interactions.
Blade & Sorcery has the best physics based melee combat but doesn’t yet have progression etc.
V-Racer Hoverbike is a cool futuristic racer where you can lean to realistically control your jet moto thing.
There are many other great games, early access or otherwise. I like where Vengeful Rites is going as a VR RPG action adventure with sword wielding, spell casting, the works and there’s also the free-for-now A Township Tale alpha to try for some online rpging/surviving/crafting alongside social playgrounds like Rec Room, VRChat, even Bigscreen. VTOL VR is a great indie combat flight sim with wonderfully interactive cockpits. There are also ports of non-VR games or games that are both for VR and regular play, as long as you like the base games. Titles like Skyrim VR, No Man’s Sky, DCS, Elite Dangerous, DiRT Rally 1 & 2, PayDay 2, IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad and others were converted very well. Some like Fallout 4 VR weren’t as successful however so some caution is necessary. Others have been converted by fan modifications, MotherVR is a great mod for Alien Isolation, without hand tracking, while the same creator is working on ReclaimerVR, a mod for Halo: The Master Chief Collection that will include that and another guy works on an Outer Wilds mod with hand tracking as well. Quake VR is also amazing.