The amount of truly awesome Best Gear VR Apps has gone up and up and up in the past 12 months. Best Gear VR Apps are only going to become more and more popular every day. In this article, we are going to talk about the best and the most popular Best Gear VR Apps available for Samsung Gear VR, the less-expensive VR headset and one that is the best for Samsung Smartphone owners. The Samsung Gear VR has a huge list of Best Gear VR Apps including games, utility apps and some exciting 360-degree VR videos.
Samsung Gear VR: Virtual Reality Headset
Best Gear VR Apps
Lots of people have complained that there’s no way they would pick up a mobile VR headset without a browser and Samsung has listened.
You can open up sites via voice or by selecting from favourites like YouTube. Use Gaze mode to select stuff but there’s an onscreen keyboard too. It’s in beta but works exactly as you would expect.
Streetview VR (VISO Places)
A nice choice to get a hit of that travel rush without leaving the sofa, Streetview in VR is surprisingly easy to navigate with really great controls for selecting tourist attractions or natural beauty spots around the world and looking around the area. They are stills, of course, but it’s still freaky when you re-visit a panorama that you’ve visited before.
It’s not made by Google but don’t let that put you off; there’s 3,000 locations and the ability to bookmark images and even lead a group via audio chat. Also on Oculus Rift.
If you really want to feel like you’re at a sports or news event, download NextVR. It livestreams events to VR headsets like the Gear VR in 180 degrees and has tested its system out on the US Open and NASCAR.
Last October it livestreamed the US Presidential debate in collaboration with CNN. Many more live sports events are to follow.
Of course, we had to start this 2017 list for the Gear VR with the Unimersiv app, the largest platform for VR educational experiences.
We publish new content every month so there will be a lot of new content to expect in 2017. We are starting with the Rome VR experience that was released in January.
You can now download and view the movie and TV streaming service on a Samsung Gear VR. Like Oculus Cinema, it simply gives you a private, virtual space in which to watch regular 2D content. Still, people are very much spending their time doing this.
Yes, Netflix is slowly but surely making its way into the VR world. But there have been some questions about Netflix’s intention to enter into virtual reality even though it is still in its early stages.
Its arrival might make sense only if you are bored with your surroundings and experiences and want something else instead.
With so many exciting experiences, apps and games coming your way, it is unlikely that a VR user might get bored or is done with all of them.
However, Netflix VR is around and you can watch it on your Samsung Gear VR. They are not going to offer you the 360-degree experience but you can certainly stream the best TV shows and movies of 2017 on your VR TV while you are on a luxury virtual loft.
Best Gear VR Games
Here we are describing some Best Gear VR Games you can try on your new Samsung Gear VR headset.
Another arcade-styled deliberate game with stern voice instructions and neon visuals, Darknet lets you emit viruses via a cluster of nodes.
You will be collecting bitcoins in the process, making a skillfully constructed mayhem. The game is like a puzzle and keeps you on your toes all the time.
Unlike other graphic-rich games, Darknet is more of a 2D game and is one of the few games that remind us of the typically well-designed smartphone games, which doesn’t just bet on graphics.
If you’ve just bought your new Samsung VR headset, the above recommended apps and games are great for a start. After you are done with these, there are a myriad of other exciting apps and games for you.
Drop Dead was one of the best game of the end of 2016 and we can bet that it will still be one of the best game of 2017.
The story is simple, you’re the last agent able to stop Dr. Monday and save the world! Slay zombie hordes using a high-tech visor, insane gadgets and an arsenal of Z-shredding weapons.
Score big as the zombies and thrills come thick and fast, with a combo system that rewards accuracy and destruction!
We hope that you liked our list of the best Gear VR games and apps to play in 2017. Keep in mind that some of them are free while others are paid. We will update this list during the year to make sure it stays up to date!
Smash Hit VR
An example of a VR arcade game from Mediocre Games that we could play for days, this is a great transition from the Smartphone game of the same name.
You’ll have to get used to shifting your head from side to side to hit all your targets but when you get in the zone, Smash Hit VR can be actually pretty relaxing with alternately hued environments to experience. Plus, you might find gazing and tapping easier than the mobile version.
Dead Secret is the CG animated equivalent to GONE a mystery thriller in which you get to play detective/reporter as you investigate a suspicious death of Harris Bullard, with four main suspects.
It’s pretty adept at keeping things tense with spooky sound effects, disturbing clues to discover and head scratching puzzles to solve.
Not one if you’ll get impatient reading notes, documents, blackmail letters and maps but for everyone else, well worth the money. Also out for PlayStation VR.
Minecraft: Gear VR
Minecraft in virtual reality isn’t a perfect experience yet, but with a bit of patience and a controller this will blow Minecraft fans’ minds with Pocket Edition modes like Creative and Survival.
If the full on immersion isn’t what you’re after, you can choose to play in 2D i.e. viewing your blocky gameplay on a ‘display’.
This CCP Games VR game started life as Project adversary, which we played way back in early 2015. It’s an arcade space shooter with big attention to detail. You get a body to look down at in your fixed cock-pit and there’s a crack in the glass as you get hit by enemies.
It’s set in the EVE universe so the sequences are pretty and it’s quick to get the hang of the controls, like sliding back on the touch-pad to reload. A game for those who just want to bash a controller.