Best Samsung Gear VR apps and games


Pre-ordered the Galaxy S7 and got yourself a free Samsung Gear VR headset? These are the 15 app and game experiences to try out first.

With the imminent release of the Oculus Rift, the SteamVR powered HTC Vive, and the PlayStation VR, 2016 is shaping up to be the year VR takes over. But what if you don’t want to spend hundreds of pounds upgrading your PC or buying a PS4? Samsung’s Gear VR might just be the answer.

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The £100 headset is currently the best way to get the virtual reality experience in your living room. It works with the newly released Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, and also, for those who are yet to upgrade, with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

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Plus, if you pre-ordered either of Samsung’s newest flagship phones, you should find yourself with a free Gear VR thanks to a generous launch deal from the company.

In terms of content, everything can be downloaded from the Samsung Gear VR app, powered by Oculus, which is available free from the Google Play store. You won’t be able to play PC games like you can with the Oculus Rift or the Vive, but there’s a good mix to get you started.

Originally the store was full to burst with free to play games, but there’s now some premium Gear VR content on offer.

Here’s our pick of the best Gear VR games and apps that you can get right now.

N.B the Oculus store is currently all in dollars, hence our pricing scheme.