Best VR games for smartphone 2017

Ok, we’ll be the first to admit it that when it comes to VR gaming we generally focus on the high quality, high performance virtual games for the Rift, Vive and PSVR so we thought we should look at the best VR games for your smartphone that have come out in 2017 so far. Whether you’ve got an Android or IOS phone one thing is for sure you’ll find there is now a bewildering selection of VR games and demos for, most are terrible, simply piggybacking off the VR popularity, however some are surprisingly good. Below we’ve picked out five of our favorites ranging from action through to utterly bizarre that will suit most casual VR gamers. 

eclipse vr game#1 – Eclipse: Edge of Light 

Description
Designed exclusively for Google’s Daydream Eclipse is a wonder to behold. After crash landing on an alien planet you are tasked with exploring its vast landscapes and uncovering its wonders with the ultimate goal of finding out what happened to the inhabitants. Thankfully you’re strapped to a handy jet pack which enables easy navigation as opposed to jittery VR teleportation. The graphics are gorgeous and sound atmospheric, also unlike other VR games this has 3 hours+ gameplay. 

Compatibility – 
Google Daydream (Android only)

Cost – 
$10

Download Eclipse Edge of Light from Google Play 

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lost future vr#2 – The Lost Future 

Description
Ok this may not win the award for most original virtual reality game for 2017  but that doesn’t swtopit being good fun. What’s the premise? Survive the zombie apocalypse that’s what! Armed with a futuristic machine gun you have to ensure survival whilst wave after wave of zombies want you dead. The Lost Future is also interesting as you can play this with the VicoVR full body motion controller to really immerse you into those zombie infested world. 

Compatibility – 
Android device

Cost – 
FREE

Download The Lost Future from Google Play 

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vr robbery#3 – VR Secret Agent Robbery 

Description
Have you ever fancied playing the part of James Bond? Well now you can thanks to VR Secret Agent Robbery. You play the part of Dex, a secret agent whose mission it is to help prevent a violent bank robbery using your skills and wit. With some great immersive game play, lots of weapons and decent graphics this is one action VR game you’ll want to try out on your smartphone. 

Compatibility – 
Android and IOS devices

Cost – 
$2.99

Download Secret Agent Robbery from Google Play 
Download Secret Agent Robbery from iTunes

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speed slide snow #4 – VR Speed Slide Snow 2017 

Description
Ok this is more of a light-hearted choice but still fun. In VR Speed Slide Snow you basically get to ta-bogon down snowy slopes as if they were water slides. Sound weird? Yeah you’re right, wearing trunks whilst racing down hills is weird but actually quite fun. It may not be the most beautiful or challenging game but that’s the beauty of virtual reality gaming, brings the odd to life.  

Format – 
Android and IOS devices

Download Speed slide snow from Google Play 
Download Speed slide snow from Itunes 

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virtual virtual reality#5 – Virtual Virtual Reality  

Description
If you’ve just been screamed at by an artichoke you know that this VR game is going to be a little insane. We can’t really sum up what Virtual Virtual Reality is about, it must be played to be believed. However here’s what we do know there are an abundance of different realities to explore and over two hours of gameplay so you’re getting some bang for your buck. Super weird and trippy this VR gem certainly makes it on our list of must try games. 

Compatibility – 
Android devices

Cost – 
$8.99

Download Virtual Virtual Reality from Google Play 

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Check out our dedicated VR mobile game review section for info on the best games out there.