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Top 10 Best VR Games for the Pico 4

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The Pico 4 is a standalone VR headset that has often been overlooked due to its perceived lack of a strong game library. However, if you take the time to look through the Pico Store, you’ll find that there are still a few diamonds in the rough to be found. In this article, we will highlight some of the best games available for the Pico 4 that are definitely worth checking out. Whether you’re a fan of action, adventure, puzzle-solving, or something in between, there’s something here for everyone. So don’t let the Pico 4’s reputation fool you – there are still some fantastic games to be played on this portable device.

Most recent update: January 02, 2023

This list will be kept updated as new titles are released and reviews change over time. Our judging criteria takes into account the following:

 the consumer review scores (for now we will be using reviews from the Oculus store or Steam store as the Pico store doesn’t have enough reviews yet)

 how the Pico 4 version plays (not PCVR)

– our own personal experience and enjoyment

– If the games are still receiving updates

– Release date is displayed as the first time it was release regardless of platform

Other VR game reviews

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Best VR games of 2022

Top 20 Oculus Games (Quest 2)

10) Blade and Sorcery: Nomad

Blade and Sorcery: Nomad Trailer

Blade and Sorcery: Nomad is a standalone version of the popular physics-based VR combat simulator for the Pico 4. It is known for its immersive and realistic combat mechanics, which require players to put effort and precision into their attacks to be successful. The game accurately simulates the weight of weapons and requires players to use their wrists to wield them realistically. The combat is also highly entertaining, allowing players to slice, stab, and pulverize enemies with ease using swords, hatchets, and magical abilities. The game has a humorous element as well, featuring dead-eyed, mannequin-like enemies and the possibility of unexpected events occurring.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.3/5 (23,024)
Rating on Pico store with # of reviews4.1/5 (32)
Release Date11 December 2019
GenreAction, Fighting, RPG
Time to beat main story7.5 Hours
ReplayabilityHigh

9) Contractors

Contractors Trailer

Are you curious about how virtual reality games like Halo and Battlefront 2 are played in VR? Look no further than Contractors VR. This military-themed competitive multiplayer shooter game is available for virtual reality devices and offers a variety of lethal weapons for players to choose from and customize their loadouts with. Engage in intense firefights with other players in various game modes, including a co-op mission mode and a zombie survival mode.

As of January 2023 we are still waiting on a patch to fix a few issues with resolution and missing game modes. But once that’s sorted we expect this to be a crowd pleasure.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.3/5 (5,387)
Rating on Pico store with # of reviews2.7/5 (34)
Release Date14 December 2018
GenreShooter, Action, Social
Time to beat main storyNA
ReplayabilityExtremely High

8) The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Trailer

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is a first-person virtual reality game set in the world of the popular TV show and comic series. Players must navigate a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies, scavenging for supplies and fighting off the undead and other dangers. The game offers a branching story with multiple endings and a combat system that allows players to use a variety of weapons and tactics.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.6/5 (18,370)
Rating on Pico store with # of reviews4.8/5 (7)
Release DateJanuary 24, 2020
GenreAdventure, Horror
Time to beat main story12 Hours
ReplayabilityMedium

7) Superhot VR

Superhot VR is a first-person shooter game that introduces a unique gameplay mechanic: time moves only when the player moves. Players must utilize this feature to avoid bullets and defeat enemies, using a variety of weapons and tactics. The game features a campaign mode with progressively challenging levels, as well as a survival mode and other challenges to keep players on their toes. Superhot VR is recognized for its innovative gameplay and stylish visual design.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.7/5 (17,284)
Rating on Pico store with # of reviews4.8/5 (39)
Release Date5 December 2016
GenreShooting, Puzzle, Action
Time to beat main story2 hours +
ReplayabilityMedium

6) In Death Unchained

In Death Unchained Trailer

In Death: Unchain is a highly-acclaimed virtual reality archery game for the Oculus Quest, and now, Pico 4. It is known for its stunning graphics and engaging gameplay. The game offers a range of game modes, including seasons, tournaments, and weapon skins, as well as procedurally generated worlds and epic boss battles. Players must navigate through floating castles in different realms to restore balance and defeat forsaken souls and angelic creatures. In Death: Unchain has received praise from Forbes and The Verge for being the best VR archery game on the market and one of the most visually impressive Pico games. The game’s “Siege of Heaven” gate-defense mode is suitable for players of all skill levels.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.7/5 (4,126)
Rating on Pico store with # of reviews4.8/5 (21)
Release Date23 July 2020
GenreAction, Shooting (bow)
Time to beat main story12 Hours
ReplayabilityHigh

5) Demeo

Demeo Trailer

Demeo is a multiplayer virtual reality tabletop game set in a fantasy realm. Players can team up with up to four friends and choose to play as wizards, warriors, or other classes. The game involves rolling dice and using strategy to defeat enemies and complete quests. Demeo offers a campaign mode with customizable character creation, as well as a skirmish mode for shorter, more casual matches.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.7/5 (5,751)
Rating on Pico store with # of reviews3.6/5 (17)
Release Date7 May 2021
GenreAdventure, RPG , Strategy
Time to beat main story12.5 Hours
ReplayabilityHigh

4) Ragnarock

Ragnarock Review

Ragnarock VR is a virtual reality rhythm game developed by WanadevStudio that puts players in the role of a drummer playing along to Viking-themed rock music. The game offers a range of difficulty levels and a selection of songs with varying levels of challenge. Players can earn medals based on their performance and compare their scores on the leaderboards. The game’s cartoon Viking-themed visuals and varied selection of songs add to its replayability. Check out our full review of Ragnarock.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.7/5 (5,751)
Rating on Pico store with # of reviews4.4/5 (21)
Release Date7 May 2021
GenreAdventure, RPG , Strategy
Time to beat main story12.5 Hours
ReplayabilityHigh

3) Swarm

Swarm Trailer

Swarm is an intense and challenging virtual reality action game that has earned the reputation of being a “grapple shooter,” blending elements of Spiderman with gunplay. Players are armed with a grappling hook and a variety of guns and must use these tools to fight through waves of enemies and navigate through levels. The game’s fluid movement system, which allows players to swing through levels with the grappling hook at high speeds, and its challenging gameplay are standout features. Swarm features five distinct zones, each with its own unique hazards and mission types, culminating in a final boss fight. In addition to its arcade-style gameplay, the game also offers power-ups, leaderboards, and global rankings for players to compete with one another.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.8/5 (2,217)
Rating on Pico store with # of reviews5/5 (1)
Release Date8 April, 2021
GenreArcade, Shooting, Social
Time to beat main story3-4 Hours
ReplayabilityHigh

2) Pistol Whip

Pistol Whip Video Review

Pistol Whip is an action-packed rhythm game that blends the gameplay of a first-person shooter with the thrill of a musical rhythm game. Players use guns and their fists to defeat waves of enemies to the beat of the music, making for a fast-paced and immersive experience.

The game offers a range of levels and gameplay modes to keep things interesting. One of the best aspects of Pistol Whip when played on the Pico is that it can be enjoyed on the go, as it is not tied to a PC. This adds an extra layer of freedom and convenience to the gameplay experience.

Full written review

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.8/5 (9,094)
Rating on Pico store with # of reviews4/5 (6)
Release Date7 November 2019
GenreAction, Rhythm, Shooter
Time to beat main story2 Hours
ReplayabilityHigh

1) Walkabout Mini Golf

Walkabout Mini Golf Trailer

WMG (Walkabout Mini Golf) is a virtual reality (VR) game that transports players to stunning, exotic locations around the world to play mini golf. With a variety of courses to choose from, players can play solo or with friends in multiplayer mode. The game boasts realistic physics and challenging hazards that make it a true test of skill. All of these features make WMG the best Pico Store game for the Pico 4 right now.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.9/5 (8,920)
Rating on Pico store with # of reviews4.4/5 (37)
Release Date24th September 2020
GenreSimulation, Sports
Time to beat main story10 Hours
ReplayabilityExtremely high

Honorable mention: Virtual Desktop

There is a reason why Virtual Desktop is the number one paid app on the Pico store right now.

While we wait for the Pico Store to fill out you are able to connect your Pico 4 to a PC through Virtual Desktop (paid) or their own stream assistant (free). This allows you to access a much larger game library and play almost any PCVR game. The configurable settings in Virtual Desktop, such as bitrate, render resolution, and other visual and audio options, can improve the quality of your VR experience when playing PCVR games