Do you enjoy finding VR mods to customize and alter your favorite games? In this guide, we’ll show you the top games with VR mods!
We cover everything, including:
- Best Non-VR games with VR Mods
- VR games with mods to enjoy
- How to install VR mods
- How to find more detailed ‘best mod’ lists for each title in the guide
If you have a favorite game with VR mods that we haven’t listed below, comment and let us know!
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Non VR Games in VR
A lot of virtual reality headset players want VR mods for non-VR games. These popular games have had unofficial VR support added for them:
- Grand Theft Auto
- Half Life 1 and 2 (for the Oculus Quest)
- Doom 3 (for the Oculus Quest)
In some cases, unofficial VR mode gets so popular that the developer adds official support. This happened with Minecraft and Roblox. Below, we show you how to play non VR games in VR.
There are a few tools on the internet that can convert non-VR titles to VR:
- Trinus VR
This guide isn’t about those tools, but we will create tutorials on how to convert things into VR if there is demand.
Native VR Games with Mods
Another popular area are native VR games that support modding through supported or third party tweaks. These titles already work great in virtual reality and these mods can expand the functionality.
Some examples of native VR titles with mods are:
- Beat Saber
- Synth Riders
- Tabletop Simulator
- Half Life: Alyx
- Blade and Sorcery
We break the best VR mods for these games down in full detail below.
Best Games With VR Mods
Blade and Sorcery
Blade and Sorcery is a top virtual reality game for PC VR headsets like the Oculus Rift S and HTC Vive. It’s a built-for-VR medieval fantasy sandbox where you have to use your body to fight and defend against different enemies.
Its use of crazy physics and experimentation help create a world where your imagination can run wild. The goal of the Blade & Sorcery is to strongly demonstrate that physics-based melee can work in the right conditions.
Despite its open-ended nature, Blade and Sorcery is one of the top titles with VR mods. Blade and Sorcery mods are a great way to improve the gameplay by improving existing elements or adding completely new ones. Fans of the game have created thousands of new weapons, themes, maps, and modifications to the game.
Some of the best mods for Blade and Sorcery are:
- Themed universe mods for Star Wars, Marvel, Harry Potter, and more
- Weapon mods for light sabers, magic wands, new swords
- AI mods that improve the computer players, gameplay, and physics
- New custom maps that you can battle in
Beat Saber is an extremely popular rhythm VR game. 100% built from the ground up for virtual reality, Beat Saber is one of the top rated VR titles of all time. It contains a dozen original tracks built and mapped to play.
There are also multiple communities on the internet dedicated to mapping real songs to Beat Saber. This means that you can play the latest Taylor Swift, or Five Finger Death Punch songs in Beat Saber. Doing this allows your Beat Saber song list to grow into hundreds of real life tracks easily.
Loading Beat Saber custom songs is possible with a tool called BMBF. It mods your Beat Saber application so that real songs can be side loaded into the game. Each time Beat Saber is updated, some dedicated developers behind the scenes update BMBF to be compatible with the new version.
You can also get a few other VR mods for Beat Saber included custom stages, sabers, and other hacks.
The whole process isn’t too hard once you get setup and running.
Skyrim VR is a virtual reality role-playing game in which players assume the role of Dovakin. Dovakin is a prophesied figure with the power to combat dragons in the fictional world of Skyrim. As players traverse through mountainous open-world environments, they complete missions and quests that impact the eventual fate of their character.
Skyrim was originally not built for virtual reality, but Bethesda (the developer) added official support to play the non VR game in VR.
Skyrim is one of the most ambitious games of all time. Because of its large fan base, there are thousands of mods to add weapons, change gameplay, and improve textures. They can completely overhaul and improve the action for you.
Like Blade and Sorcery, Skyrim VR mods can be installed using the Vortex Installer.
Some top Skyrim VR mods let you:
- Improve the graphics and scenery
- Enhance 3D spatial audio for virtual reality players
- Improve the AI and combat to be modernized
- Give you different weapons to play and use
Tabletop Simulator is a multiplayer sandbox game that allows users to create their own board and tabletop games. It was released in 2014 after a successful Kickstarter campaign and has had thousands of real-world board games ported over into it. Tabletop Simulator was original not a VR game. An update in 2016 added full virtual reality mod support.
The community is very active at developing new Tabletop Simulator games for people to enjoy. Some of the world’s biggest board games ever such have been created in the sandbox. A PC VR headset allows you to play these in detail like never before.
Some of our top Tabletop Simulator games are:
- Dungeons and Dragons
- Cards Against Humanity
- Ticket to Ride
Synth Riders is another VR rhythm game where you have to move your body to match the beat of the song. Your hands each represent a colored orb which you have to move through music notes that come flying past you. Some notes are separate, while others come in long lines or need to be hit with both hands at the same time.
The base version of Synth Riders features 38 songs by default, but downloadable content (DLC) packs have added over 10 new songs. Unlike Beat Saber, the developers of Synth Riders have also made it really easy to mod it with real life custom songs.
A third party community has created custom maps and VR mods for Synth Riders and is constantly updated. The release of the Oculus Quest 2 caused Synth Riders to go viral, picking up tons of new players.
Fallout 4 VR
Fallout 4 VR is a post-apocalyptic role-playing video game that takes placed in the year 2287. The game is set in an open world environment based on the city of Boston and its surrounding region. It takes place 210 years after “The Great War”, which has caused catastrophic nuclear devastation across the USA.
In Fallout 4, you play the Sole Survivor, emerging from cryogenic stasis in an underground nuclear shelter. Set out to find your missing child by exploring the world, completing quests, and levelling up to acquire new skills. You can develop and manage settlements and craft using materials scavenged from the environment.
Fallout 4 used to be a non VR game, but Bethesda added full support for virtual reality at the end of 2017. Today, there are hundreds of VR-specific mods that help improve the game. Fallout 4 is one of SteamVR’s most popular titles of all time and is available for PCVR headsets.
Some of our favorite mods for Fallout 4 include:
- Optimization mods that make VR gameplay better
- AI changes that alter enemies, friends, and gameplay
- Graphic improvements that make the game more enjoyable
Roblox is an online multiplayer video game that is a collection of over 50 million games. All Roblox games have been created by its community of players, making it the largest social experience ever. Roblox is a completely free-to-play game. The platform makes revenue off of the in-game purchase of Robux. You can use Robux to upgrade your avatar or purchase game upgrades that can give you an advantage in battle.
Roblox is a non-VR game with a nice VR mod that came out to support virtual reality players. The Roblox development team has spent a lot of time balancing out the controls for VR and non-VR players.
VR mods for Roblox are called scripts or exploits. Some of the best scripts include:
- Aimbots that let you target objects and people automatically
- Spawn scripts that let you make any object, weapon, or person appear in front of you
- Gameplay scripts that let you change the objective of a game or how you move in it
Half Life: Alyx
Half Life: Alyx is a premium AAA VR game built from the ground up for virtual reality. You control Alyx Vance on a mission to seize a super weapon belonging to the alien Combine. Players use VR to interact with the environment and fight enemies, using “gravity gloves” to manipulate objects. Traditional Half-Life elements return, such as physics puzzles, combat, exploration and survival horror elements.
Alyx is one of the most popular VR games of all time. A recent statistic from Steam shows that over 2 million people have purchased and played the game.
Unlike other games in this list, Alyx does not have a ton of VR mods created for it. However, it does have some key tweaks you can add to your game such as:
- Non-VR play for those who want to play Half Life: Alyx on their computer
- New swords, guns, and weapons for the game
- Tweaks to the difficulty and computer AI skill
- Custom maps with new levels and missions to play through
Minecraft is an action-adventure sandbox game. It offers players a limitless virtual world where they can build anything with an array of different modes. Minecraft comes with lots of features, including crafting, gathering necessities, creating safety, and exploring. You can build virtually anything you can imagine.
Minecraft was originally a non-VR with a VR mod called Vivecraft. Then, the game added official virtual reality support. However, Vivecraft is still active and a really popular alternative for players.
If you have the Minecraft Java Edition, you can load in tons of mods and exploits to adjust the game to your liking. Some of our favorite kinds of Minecraft VR mods are:
- Graphical tweaks that improve Minecraft’s block-y graphics
- Inventory and items tweaks that give you more flexibility in building
- Exploration mods that add completely new worlds to explore
- Gameplay mods that add new tweaks, missions, and goals to accomplish
What are your favorite VR mods? Comment below and let us know today.