Top 26 Multiplayer VR Games to Play With Your Friends

Are you looking for some fun virtual reality games to play with your friends? We’ve compiled a list of our top 26 multiplayer VR games below. Ranging from in-house player verses player to online play with strangers, we have something for everyone!

Underneath our description for each multiplayer VR game, we’ve included a gameplay demo to show off the game and let you know what you are in for!

We’ve also included links to buy each game directly so that you can be up and playing faster.

If you have any suggestions for other multiplayer VR games worth checking out, comment below or get in touch with us!

After you are done reading, go and check out multiplayer augmented reality games that we recommend.

RELATED: See 10 VR party games to play with you and your friends.

Latest Update

August 20, 2020: We’ve added Alcove to the list! Alcove is a friendly social experience filled with events and mini games to enjoy with your friends. It just launched for the Oculus Quest, so go and check it out.

Types of Multiplayer VR Games

There are a few different types of multiplayer VR games we feature below in our guide.

Player vs Player

Also known as 1v1, this is where you compete against one other person. Since there aren’t many houses with two VR headsets, the games below are for you to compete against a friend or stranger online.

Co-op

In co-op games, you commonly play with 1, 2 or 3 other players. Instead of competing against each other, co-op games have you working together.

Multiplayer

Multiplayer games put you on a team to compete against another team. Common multiplayer games includes first person shooters and sports games. You work together with other players to compete against the other team.

Massive Multiplayer

Massive multiplayer games are similar to regular multiplayer in that you often compete against others, individually or on a team. The massive part refers to a community feature where you can join games, chats, and lobbies with hundreds or thousands of other players.

Next, we take a look at the best multiplayer VR games that you can play today with your headset! For each game, we show whether it is available for Oculus, HTC, Playstation VR, or Valve brand of headsets.

Best Multiplayer VR Games

Below is our list of best multiplayer VR games. A lot of these games are often on sale, so go and check out our VR deals guide to make sure you get the best price!

Roblox VR

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive
Price: FREE

Roblox is the ultimately social game creator to get you playing with others around the world. By activating Roblox VR, you get to play with others using your VR headset. We already have a full guide on the best Roblox VR games to check out with others.

Roblox has a huge following of players, including millions that don’t play in virtual reality at all. For those people, Roblox VR might be an easy transition into the world of virtual reality.

Check out our full Roblox VR guide here.

Rec Room

Platforms: Oculus, Playstation VR, HTC Vive
Price: FREE

The Rec Room is the most popular social VR app today. Players can play a large number of mini-games with other VR users from around the world. Some of the games include paintball, charades, laser tag, dodge ball, and more.

In addition, there are also tools so that Rec Room players can create their own games or chat rooms with others players. This is similar to Roblox VR but for an older demographic.

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Platforms: Gear VR, Oculus, Playstation VR, HTC Vive
Price: $15

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is the ultimate virtual reality party game with your friends. One person puts on the VR headset and must describe what they see in order to disarm a bomb. Meanwhile, your team uses a confusing instruction manual to find a solution for the disarmer.

As instructions become more and more confusing each level, this game is sure to test your friendships. KTaNE is easy to pick-up and fun even for people who aren’t that into VR gaming.

Tabletop Simulator

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive
Price: $20

If you like tabletop and board games, then Tabletop Simulator is the right multiplayer VR game for you. You can play with thousands of other players around the world. Tabletop Simulator ships with 15 different games like dominoes, puzzles, chess, poker, and mini golf.

The best part of the game is that community members can create their own games. You can now go on and play games like Settlers of Catan, Gloomhaven, and Secret Hitler. TTS is well worth its $20 if you like board games.

The Playroom VR

Platform: Playstation VR
Price: FREE

The Playroom is the flagship virtual reality game for PSVR players. It contains a huge number of casual mini-games for a group of friends in the same room to try out. The person wearing the VR headset is the centerpiece of each game and they face off or team up with other players in the room.

Some of the games in The Playroom are ridiculous, which only adds to the excitement and make this a must-have multiplayer VR game for those with Playstation VR.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Platform: Oculus, Playstation VR, HTC Vive
Price: $20

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is a four player cooperative multiplayer VR game set in the Star Trek universe. You play online with three other friends (or strangers) to work together and solve puzzles, obstacles, and missions.

Compared to a lot of the more casual games on the list, Star Trek: Bridge Crew is a more competitive game. You can cross-play with other VR headset brands and those players without VR, which is a nice feature.

Echo VR

Platform: Oculus
Price: FREE

Echo VR is a collection of multiplayer VR games from the same world as Lone Echo (another VR game).

In Echo Arena, you play in zero gravity and have to score goals against the opponent. It’s a multiplayer game that forces you to work with your team, strategize, use your surroundings, and be resourceful.

Echo Combat is like a zero gravity first person shooter game. Both games pit two teams of 4-players against each other.

Onward

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive
Price: $25

Onward is a realistic tactical shooter game where you play on a team of 5 against another team. Unlike a lot of shooter games which are fast paced, high energy, and arcade style, Onward is more realistic and tactical.

You can play against a team of bots as well if you want some extra practice. Either way, team communication is key to success in this game.

DiRT Ralley

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive, Playstation VR
Price: $40

DiRT Ralley is one of many VR racing games available. However, the multiplayer mode in DiRT is really awesome. You can race directly against opponents or compete against leader boards and your friend’s times.

The number of course included in the game give it a good variety and it’s a good introduction to VR racing if you haven’t gone there yet.

Sports Bar VR

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Playstation VR
Price: $20

If you love real life sports bar games, then Sports Bar VR is a great VR game to check out. You can play up to 8 players at a time in a number of sports bar games such as pool, air hockey, rampball, chess, checkers, shuffleboard, darts and more.

The game includes daily challenges, customization options, and some quirky VR features like breaking bottles against the wall and smashing other virtual objects.

Climbey

Platforms:
Price: $10

To show off what you can do in virtual reality, Climbey is a rock and wall climbing game. Climb on to ledges, walls and other objectives in hundreds of different levels. You can even create your own levels with the in-game editors.

In multiplayer mode, you can climb together with up to 9 other friends. Simple to get into, but hard to master, Climbey is worth a look.

Arizona Sunshine

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Playstation VR
Price: $50

Arizona Sunshine is a co-operative zombie apocalypse survival game. Working in teams of 4, you can explore a huge post-apocalyptic world and put your survival skills to the test.

Unlike other zombie games, Arizona Sunshine was built from scratch for virtual reality and its one of the best experiences in this genre you can have.

Elven Assassin

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive, Valve Index
Price: $17

Elven Assassin is a tower defense game that can be played by yourself or with up to three of your friends. Tower defense is a popular genre, so it’s nice to see a good multiplayer VR game built around the concept.

Elven Assassin is a realistic tower game where you use a bow and kill orcs who toss axes at you. The game is still under active development and new releases come out constantly for players.

Pavlov

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive, Valve Index
Price: $30

Pavlov is a realistic shooting game for VR. Each gun in the game fires exactly like its real life counterpart, which is awesome for those who like realistic. For those people who like Counter Strike, this is the virtual reality equivalent game for you.

The game features dedicated servers for online play, which gives it an advantage over other amateur multiplayer VR games.

No Man’s Sky

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Playstation VR
Price: $60

No Man’s Sky is an open world space exploration game where you can search and explore an unlimited number of planets. Each planet has different missions and lifeforms to explore and the game is one of the most ambitious ever created.

The game is way better with friends who you can explore and battle with throughout the universe with. And a VR headset makes the entire thing come alive. Out of all multiplayer VR games, No Man’s Sky is one of the most ambitious of all.

The Forest

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive, Valve Index
Price: $23

The Forest is a popular survival game where you are the only survivor of a plane crash. You must stay alive as long as possible by using the land around you to live and fight off your surroundings. Out of all multiplayer VR games, it’s a little scary and a lot thrilling.

In 2018, Endnight Games added virtual reality and multiplayer support. You can now work with your friends to survive off of the land as long as possible.

Karnage Chronicles

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive, Valve Index
Price: $28

Karnage Chronicles is a popular RPG (role playing game) which is available in VR. You navigate through dark dungeons as a knight, battling enemies along the way. Solve puzzles, traps, treasures, and more.

In multiplayer mode, you can join up with up to 3 other friends or strangers to progress through the game together. Monsters automatically scale in power to the size of your party, which makes the game a nice VR multiplayer game.

IronWolf VR

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
Price: $22

In IronWolf VR, you operate a submarine in battle. You can launch torpedos, shoot down fighters, and attempt to survive by fixing leaks and avoiding damage. You control the submarine’s switches, levers, wheels, and gauges with your hands and body in real time.

Join together with friends to operate your submarine together. The game uses a good size of room area as part of the game and is hailed as one of the best virtual reality games created.

Jet Island

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
Price: $22

Jet Island is a massive open-world game where you travel around on a hoverboard at high speeds, swing around, navigate and fight bosses. This is another multiplayer VR game that was built from the ground up for virtual reality.

Those who get motion sickness easily may want to avoid this game. Jet Island feels big and massive compared to a lot of VR games that keep you in one place. With friends, you can explore the island together.

EXA: The Infinite instrument

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
Price: $17

EXA is a musical instrument game where you can compose music, perform, and record using your hards and feet in a virtual environment. The game was just released in January of 2020 and is a new virtual reality showcase.

Join together with friends and start your own band together, each controlling different instruments. The developer has made this game especially for VR and has been responsive for feedback.

Pokerstars VR

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
Price: FREE

If you ever wanted to feel like you are playing poker in a casino without leaving your living room, Pokerstars has created the virtual experience for you. You can play online poker with your virtual headset today. Sit with other plays, chat with them, interact, and virtually play poker wherever you are.

The VR version of Pokerstars has special tournaments, bonus wheel spins, and exotic locations that model after real casino rooms around the world.

We Were Here

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
Price: FREE

We Were Here is the first in a series of VR games, so go and check those out if you like this free game. In We Were Here, you are separated from your friend in the arctic and must find your way back together using only your walkie talkies.

Throughout your journey, you’ll have to solve puzzles together, explore the environment, and figure out how to reunite. It’s the perfect multiplayer VR game for you and a partner.

Wave Beta

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
Price: FREE

Wave Beta is a virtual concert or music festival. Go party and dance with strangers without ever leaving your home. Wave Beta is a virtual community of people who love concerts and raves. And you can party with them in virtual reality.

The game features live festivals, resident DJs, and other personalized experiences that you can join in real time and experience.

Dead Ground Arcade

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality
Price: FREE

Dead Ground Arcade is a new free first person shooter game that is similar to the old arcade shooter games. You have to fight your way through confined spaces and destroy infected creatures.

Team up with a friend to battle your way through each level together. The game doesn’t take itself too seriously and it’s free to play, which is awesome.

Escape First 3

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive, Valve Index
Price: $8

Escape First 3 is a virtual escape room game where you can team up with up to 5 friends. It’s the third in the series, so go and check out the bundle packs if you like the escape room idea. Escape First 3 includes three different maps: The Abandones School, The Scret Inheritance, and Keep of Lost Souls.

If you’ve never heard of it, an escape room is a confined space you are locked in and must solve puzzles in order to get out. Puzzles require teamwork and critical thinking to solve.

Acron: Attack of the Squirrels

Platforms: Oculus, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality
Cost: $23

In Acron: Attack of the Squirrels, the person wearing the VR headset is a tree, the protector of giant golden acorns. Between two and eight friends join the game from their mobile phones in order to protect or steal acorns from the tree.

Players can either work together or against each other in different game modes. The result is a ton of action and fun. This is one of the few multiplayer VR games that can be played with friends inside your home, so go and check it out.

Alcove

Platform: Oculus Quest
Cost: FREE

Alcove is a virtual home filled with experiences to discover and explore. You can, and are encouraged to, invite your friends and family to play video games and watch videos in virtual reality with you.

Some of the things you are can in Alcove are:

  • Take a city tour, hot air balloon, or country road trip around the world
  • Explore the depth of the ocean by diving in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Relax on a beach and predict guided meditation
  • Listen to classical music
  • Play with a virtual bet

Alcove is an immersive experience that has something for everything.

And with that, you now know what virtual reality games are worth checking out with your friends or strangers on the internet. Check out some of the gameplay videos above to get a good idea of what you can expect!

What games would you like to see add multiplayer support? Personally, we would love to be able to play Beat Saber or Blade and Sorcery with friends.

Comment below with your favorite multiplayer VR games that you think should be added to the list.

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