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VR Christmas Games and Experiences to Try This Holiday Season

Zornitsa Vuteva 6 months ago 0 46

As the holiday season quickly approaches, one must start preparing for the family gatherings, which may be fun but also frustrating as the dinner table can become a tribune to heated debates, as it usually happens when family members let loose.

If you have a VR headset, it is your duty to introduce your friends and family to VR Christmas games and experiences, which provide a ton of entertainment suitable for all ages. Here, we selected a few festive VR experiences all relatives and loved ones would enjoy after the Christmas feast.

Why VR Christmas games are perfect for family activities during the Holidays?

Playing VR Christmas games with family can be a fun and immersive way to spend time together during the holiday season. VR games can transport players to virtual worlds and provide a unique and exciting experience for all ages. VR Christmas games offer festive and enjoyable experiences, such as snowball fight games, Santa-themed games, and Christmas-themed puzzles.

Using festive VR experience is the best way of introducing VR tech to both juniors and elders. Not only will they have fun while exploring new forms of entertainment, but it will also be a great alternative to classic tabletop games.

Additionally, playing VR games can be a great way to stay connected with family and friends who may not be able to gather in person due to distance or other circumstances.

Santa Sling

Santa Sling is a VR game that allows you to experience the thrill of delivering presents to kids as Santa Claus.

This first-person game, released in 2016, is sure to bring holiday joy to all. Grab your magic slingshot and aim for the chimneys to get extra points. Immerse yourself in a fully Christmas-themed town with polished music, special effects, and a range of toys.

You’ll also have to hit the rings for bonus points! Keep in mind that HTC Vive Headset and Controllers are required to play.

Santa Sling is available for purchase on SteamVR at a cost of $3.99. You can also get it as part of the Magic of Christmas VR Bundle, which costs $19.99.

Tippy Tree

Tippy Tree was developed by Mythical City Games and was released on December 4, 2018. The game focuses on decorating the tippiest of trees. The trickiest part is that the ornaments are heavy and need to be placed carefully, or the tree will collapse.

There are four game modes to choose from, including a classic mode and a hard mode, which tests how gentle you are when handling fine ornaments. Infinite mode and decoration mode are perfect for beginners as they get the hang of the game. Every successful decorator receives presents under the virtual Christmas tree, and the goal is to get more ornaments to decorate with.

The game costs just $1.99 on SteamVR. You can also get it as part of the Mythical Holiday VR Bundle along with the game Snow Fortress for about $15.

I Hate Santa

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This game is for all snowball fight enthusiasts who don’t have the chance to play out in the snow. In ‘I Hate Santa’, you shoot, dodge, and level up to defeat your opponents, including Santa himself. You’ll also battle fireworks and a monster house.

Compete against other players to see which family member is the best snowball fighter.

The game costs only $2.99 and can be purchased from SteamVR, which has an 8/10 rating, and Meta Store, which supports Oculus Rift headsets.

Snow Fortress

This virtual reality experience allows players to relive their childhood in a festive way, as they build their perfect snow fort and defend it from an army of angry snowmen while also competing against their friends in a multiplayer mode.

You’ll also get to unlock tools to upgrade your fort and wage epic snowball battles in the virtual environment.

You can get Snow Fortress on SteamVR for $14.99.

Kris Kringle’s Christmas Village

This VR experience allows players to immerse themselves in a wintery carnival atmosphere. It was developed by LunaBeat and was released on December 15, 2020.

It features activities such as Holi-Darts, Ski-Ball, and Reindeer Basketball, set in a charming Christmas plaza filled with friendly penguins. You can explore the different activities or just relax in the wintery atmosphere, making it a great way to get into the festive spirit.

The game can be purchased from Oculus Store and SteamVR for $4.99. You can also get is as part of the LunaBeat VR Collection Bundle along with Cinderella VR and Paranormal Detective: Escape from the 80s.

Christmas Massacre

Christmas Massacre is a VR shooter game where you battle against evil snowmen using festive weapons. You’ll need to grab a gun in each hand and collect cash throughout the waves of snowmen to upgrade your weapons.

Lethal Christmas tree ornaments, candy canes, and snowballs can help you fight back against the vicious hoards. The more cash you collect throughout the waves of snowmen, the faster you can upgrade your weapons.

Christmas Massacre is available for purchase on SteamVR and costs only $0.99.

Naughty or Nice

You can join Santa and his elves in ‘Naughty or Nice’ to help him determine who deserves a gift this year.

With a magical candy cane slingshot, your mission is to load the children’s presents into Santa’s sleigh without missing any. The main goal is not to miss any of the gifts, as that’s how the children will appear on Santa’s naughty list.

Naughty or Nice was made for the HTC Vive and is completely free to play. You can get it from SteamVR.

Dear Santa VR

Dear Santa VR is a spatial puzzle game that puts you to work in Santa’s workshop. You have to find matching pieces among the items, assemble them into toys, and fulfill Santa’s requests. Search for hidden caches and uncover even more complicated tasks.

If you want to become Santa’s virtual assistant, then you should get Dear Santa VR from Meta Store, which costs $14.99.

Santa Simulator

This virtual reality game lets you take on the role of Santa Claus, riding his sleigh, dropping presents in chimneys, and throwing presents down the chimneys.

Triggering the controller lets you ring the bell, and you’ll upgrade your title as you deliver more presents. Reach 50-70 presents to become Santa Claus, and 70+ to become Mrs. Claus.

Santa Simulator has an 8/10 rating on SteamVR, where you can get it for $6.99.

Special Delivery

Special Delivery is an original short film made by the Academy Award-winning animation studio Aardman Animations. This interactive 360-degree storytelling experience follows the adventures of a caretaker disturbed by a mysterious stranger on the roof. As you follow the stranger room to room, up and down, you come across gifts left in their wake.

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This project has received acclaim, including an Emmy award for its innovative approach to storytelling, making it a great way to keep the holiday spirit alive this season.

You can get Special Delivery VR for free on SteamVR.

Conclusion

With VR Christmas games, you can experience something new and exciting this holiday season. Not only will this innovative technology allow more people to take part in the fun, but it will also introduce them to new forms of entertainment. It is never too late to take your VR headset out and show both your younger niece or grandfather what type of thrill VR experiences can deliver.

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