Best Free VR Games on Steam: Which Games Should You Try Out?

Best free VR games on Steam today
Best free VR games on Steam today / Valve

Best free VR games on Steam are sure to eat up all the time we have left to kill in quarantine.

People are finding brand new ways to cope with the coronavirus pandemic every day. While some have returned to old projects, started using their home gym, or even picked up a new skill, others have decided to invest more time into their favorite hobby: video games.

Much like Netflix and other streaming services, after a while, it can be begin to feel like you've seen all there is to see. Fortunately, with virtual reality becoming one of the most rapidly expanding experiences in gaming, titles are being developed and published every day.

Here are some of the best free VR games you can find on Steam.

Best Free VR Games on Steam

1. VR Chat

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VR Chat Screengrab / VRChat Inc.

This one is often toted as a great way to make some new friends. Since we're all stuck inside anyway, why not reach out in the virtual world? VR Chat has you select or upload and avatar for you to traverse the wide world with. Fans of the similar PC title "Second Life" or sandbox-creation game "Gary's Mod" may recognize these mechanics instantly. Ultimately, VR Chat serves as a place to joke around and blow-off steam.

2. The Ranger: Lost Tribe

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The Ranger: Lost Tribe screengrab / Leiting Interactive

If you like playing a stealth archer then this is the game for you. This game is full of close combat and stealth elements the like of which are rarely seen in VR. It's a short story adventure game with you at the center, uncovering secrets in what appears to be a post-apocalyptic desert. The game features a variety of weapons for multiple forms of combat, as well, so you won't be confined to just distance.

3. Trickster VR: Horde Attack

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Trickster VR: Horde Attack screengrab / Trickster Games

A spin-off wave-shooter from the original title, "Trickster," this game provides a variety of enemies for you to take down from a distance. It's based heavily in a fantasy setting and remains as one of the most polished, best-looking examples of a simple VR game on the market. Enemies come toward you in waves, leaving you just moments between to change your load out before the next assault from the on-coming Horde.

4. Portal Stories

Portal Stories for VR
Portal Stories for VR / Prism Game Studios Ltd.

A little bias here, but who doesn't love more lore and levels for Valve's classic cryptic puzzle game? After all, Portal making the jump to VR seems like one of the most natural progressions known to man. The entire first-person experience was practically made for the Rift. It was really only a matter of time.

5. Lazerbait

Lazerbait / Taylor Stapleton

This one is a simple, arcade-style strategy game meant to work your brain and help you plot universal domination at the same time. You'll start with a small army of ships and select plants to conquer as you progress. Eventually, you'll be able to face-off against enemy AI players attempting to do the same thing. Don't be fooled by the game's lower resolution. This title can easily eat up your time.