Google Daydream is Google’s big push into Virtual Reality. There are only a handful of devices that can use it. On top of that, there simply aren’t a lot of apps or games out for the platform. However, some are starting to push through. Here are the 10 best Google Daydream games!
Bandix Six is an airborne shooter game. The theme of the game is World War II. You’ll be put in the gunner seat and your job is to shoot down as many bad guys as possible. There are 30 missions to play through. You’ll also be fighting against (mostly) historically accurate planes from that era. It’s a great VR experience. Some have complained about the controls, but those are mostly minor. Otherwise, it’s one of the more enjoyable Daydream games out there. It’s $2.99 with no in-app purchases.
Battle Planet is a VR action shooter. The basic premise is that you’ll be defending a micro planet from a nearly endless onslaught of bad guys. You’ll be armed with a gun along with a robot. The robot helps defuse bombs. It features tons of bad guys, boss fights, and various power weapons and upgrades. You lose the game if your planet explodes. It’s one of the most expensive Daydream games at $10.99, but those who have tried it have had only good things to say so far.
Claro is an atmospheric puzzle game. Your job is to move the sun around in order to help the plants in the level grow. There are 38 levels in total, including an expansion from last December. Each level has its own set of challenges to help keep you engaged. It won’t make your pulse race or anything like that. Its main goal is to help you relax while you figure out the puzzle. That means it’s also family friendly. It’s relatively inexpensive and there are no in-app purchases. It’s one of the must-have Google Daydream games.
Damnfields is a tough little puzzle game. Your goal is to move the dot around each level without falling off of the edge. It uses Daydream’s head movement controls. That means you’ll be looking around with more precision than you’re used to. There are over 30 levels, five game modes, and more. Four of the game modes have timers to add a bit of challenge. There is some light swearing, but otherwise it’s a clean little game. It’s also one of the few really good free Daydream games that isn’t just a demo. Give it a shot!
Horizons is a VR rhythm game. You use the Daydream controller to control the music. The music you play controls the massive void of colors that you see. It’s an enjoyable visual and audio experience. The developers heavily recommend using headphones to get the most immersive experience. Some have experience some bugs. However, it is an entirely free game so it’s easy to look passed them. On the downside, it’s not one of the more complex Daydream games out there. It’s really good for a bit, but eventually you’ll want something more.
Hunters Gate is a third person shooter for Daydream. Your goal will be to defend yourself from a demon invasion. You’ll have a choice between two characters (Forge and Payne). You’ll have various things to upgrade and power up to help you survive as long as possible. Perhaps the best feature is its local multiplayer mode. You can play with a friend over your WiFi connection and take on the horde together. It’s $5.99, but there are no in-app purchases. It’s one of the better Daydream games for households with multiple devices.
Need for Speed No Limits VR
Need for Speed No Limits VR is a racing game, but most of you knew that. It puts you in the driver’s seat as you race. The game tries to make the experience as realistic and intense as possible. It does a pretty decent job. You’ll have various tracks and cars to play with. You can also customize your ride outside of racing. It works well most of the time, but several players have noticed some bugs. If you decide to try it out, give it a good test quickly in case you need to refund it. It’s a good experience most of the time.
Twilight Pioneers is an action RPG game. In fact, it was the only one we could find for Google Daydream. It’s a first-person ARPG that uses Daydream’s head tracking to let you look around and beat up bad guys. It includes boss fights, a story line, and your usual array of RPG elements. There are some character customizations as well, although not many. The mechanics are simple so as not to confuse you much while playing. It’s also a free download and probably among the best free Daydream games. Give it a shot.
Untethered is one of the more unique Daydream games. It’s an episodic radio drama with a little mystery evolved. You’ll get to investigate a series of phenomenons. You’ll be taking calls, talking to people, and going to locations to find clues. Each new episode will add to the story, locations, and people that you can talk to. It’s actually very well done. The main game costs $4.99 and each new episode will run you $2.99. The developers do warn that using Bluetooth headphones with this game can cause some issues. It’s nothing major, just something to keep in mind.
VR Karts is the Google Daydream equivalent of Mario Kart. You’ll be driving a go kart around various tracks. You’ll also be picking up weapons and using them to keep the other racers for winning. There is a single player mode, an online multiplayer mode, and a championship mode. It’s a ton of fun and you can even customize your kart. However, it is experiencing a few performance issues. It was also bogged down by a save file problem although that one has been fixed. It’s one of the must-have Daydream games.