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Editor's Choice - Best VR Multiplayer Games To Get For This Holiday Season

Editor's Choice Multiplayer VR Games

Whether you'll be introducing VR to friends and family for the first time at in person gatherings or you're more of a homebody that prefers to play with friends online - I've got a list of fantastic multiplayer games to play and spend time with loved ones this holiday season.

In this handy guide I'll include what platforms the game is available on, if it supports crossplay (being able to play with a Quest friend while you are on Steam, etc), max players, rating, price, and the game's website for your convenience.

Without further ado in no particular order, here's my top 10 favorite multiplayer VR games!

Among Us VR

Among Us VR


Among Us VR takes the highly acclaimed desktop game and brings it to VR. You can either join a public lobby or create a private lobby using a code that you can share with your friends. Depending on your group size, one or two members of your crew are 'imposters' - their sole job is to blend in amongst the crew while wiping out as many people as possible undetected. Crew mates must complete various tasks on the ship before everyone becomes extinct! The best part of this game is the delegation phase, when a body is discovered or when someone is reported as 'suspicious', everyone comes together to discuss why they are innocent or why someone should be voted out. This is where the chaos happens, and is definitely a fun time to be had.

Among Us VR


Platforms: Quest, Steam, Rift
Crossplay: Yes
Max Players: 10
Rating: Teen
Price: $9.99
Website: https://www.innersloth.com/games/among-us-vr/

After The Fall

After The Fall


From the creators of Arizona Sunshine, After The Fall is the most "mature" game on this list. Being a zombie shooter it does contain gore, violence, and the occasional light swearing. Advance through several exciting maps as you discover post apocalyptic Los Angeles, and collect 'harvest' or in game currency to unlock more skins for your weapons. Speaking of weapons, you can find new guns and attachments through floppy disks (remember those?) scattered randomly throughout maps, so keep your eyes peeled! To play with others you can send out invites from the public lobby, or you can send friends your unique friend code, party up and set your game to private. If you don't have a full party the empty slots will be filled with bots which have surprisingly decent AI.

After The Fall VR


Platforms: PSVR, Steam, Quest, Rift, soon PSVR2
Crossplay: Yes
Max Players: 4
Rating: M
Price: $39.99
Website: https://www.afterthefall-vr.com/

Walkabout Mini Golf

Walkabout Mini Golf


Walkabout Mini Golf is fun for the whole family. The base game comes with 8 courses with a normal/hard version of each. In normal courses you can search for unique golf balls to unlock and in the hard courses you can find a special golf club cosmetic representing that course. Your in game avatar is fully customizable and you can see each other in game but don't worry - your friends (and their clubs) temporarily turn invisible if they try to interfere with your swings. On top of the base game courses, Walkabout Mini Golf also offers paid DLC that is equally just as wonderful, including themes from Labyrinth, Myst, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and much more. Each game can be as casual or as hardcore as you and your party want it to be!

Walkabout Mini Golf


Platforms: Rift, Quest, Steam
Crossplay: Yes
Max Players: 8
Rating: E
Price: $14.99
Website: https://www.mightycoconut.com/minigolf

Synth Riders

Synth Riders


Synth Riders is a dance action rhythm game, and is very easy for those new to VR to get into. Burn calories as you catch notes, ride rails and dodge obstacles! The base game comes with more than enough songs to play with, plus samples from some of their DLC packs available for purchase. Multiplayer can be either through public or private lobbies (via a code) or local - simply pass the headset around!

Synth Riders VR


Platforms: Quest, PSVR, Steam
Crossplay: Yes
Max Players: 10
Rating: T
Price: $24.99
Website: https://synthridersvr.com/

Ragnarock

Ragnarock VR


Another rhythm game on our list, this one is for fans of rock and metal music you can headbang to. You play as a viking captain of a ship, the more accurate your hit the runes (notes) coming at you, the further your ship will go. In multiplayer you are surrounded by your competitor's ships so you can see exactly how far ahead or behind they are. You can create either a public or private game - private games simply require a code from the host to join.

Ragnarock VR


Platforms: Steam, Quest
Crossplay: Yes
Max Players: 6
Rating: M
Price: $24.99
Website: https://www.ragnarock-vr.com/home

Demeo

Demeo VR


Demeo is a real treat of a VR experience, especially for RPG and board game fans! Currently the game features 4 campaigns you can play through and 6 different classes to choose from, with more constantly on the way from free DLCs! Each campaign features a unique style, enemies, storyline and cards to choose from. Expect each campaign to be quite long and take several hours to finish. Strategy and planning is a must with Demeo, as each campaign can be quite difficult to complete but the random elements keep the game new and exciting each playthrough. There are usually three "floors" per campaign and you can save between each floor. Before the game even starts, you can invite your friends to a Hero's Hangout lobby where you can plan your adventures, paint miniatures, customize your avatar and more.

Demeo


Platforms: PC (desktop), Quest, Rift, SteamVR, soon PS5 and PSVR2
Crossplay: Yes
Max Players: 4
Rating: E
Price: $29.99
Website: https://www.resolutiongames.com/demeo

Cook Out

Cook Out VR Resolution Games


Another Resolution Games title, Cook Out brings four players together to coordinate sandwich making. Each player will have different ingredients, hungry customers will appear at the counter and will want their sandwiches done with certain ingredients in a particular order. It's up to you and your team mates to correctly craft these sandwich creations before time is up!

Cook Out VR


Platforms: Quest, Rift, Steam
Crossplay: Yes
Max Players: 4
Rating: E
Price: $19.99
Website: https://www.resolutiongames.com/cookout

Loco Dojo Unleashed

Loco Dojo Unleashed VR


Loco Dojo is a Mario Party like game for VR in which you and up to four other friends take turns on a circular board playing various competitive mini games along the way. First person to get the black headband through high scores in the mini games wins! There are sixteen different wacky levels you may come across from slapping away bats with hot dog nun chucks to catching fish with giant crab claws.

Loco Dojo Unleashed


Platforms: Quest, Rift, Steam
Crossplay: PCVR only (Rift/Steam players)
Max Players: 4
Rating: E
Price: $19.99
Website: https://www.locodojogame.com/

Eleven Table Tennis

Eleven Table Tennis


As the name implies, Eleven Table Tennis is ping pong, but in VR! You can either send a 'challenge' to random players via the in game lobby system (the community is very active) or you can play a private game with a friend. There are three different types of modes you can play - free hit (no pressure game play, used for practice/training), unranked (a non competitive game) and ranked (using the same Elo Rating System used in chess). Only the host can change the environment but each player can customize their appearance and colors. If you get really into the game, the developers frequently host tournaments in which you can win real cash prizes!

Eleven Table Tennis


Platforms: Steam, Pico, Quest, Rift
Crossplay: Yes
Max Players: 2
Rating: E
Price: $19.99
Website: https://elevenvr.com/en/

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes


Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is the perfect game for IRL parties. One person in headset plays as the 'diffuser', or the person with the actual bomb. Using a pre-printed (also viewable on phone) manual, those not in headset are considered the 'experts' who walk the diffuser through diffusing the bomb. This game requires quick communication between both parties, the diffuser needs to communicate what they are seeing and the experts have to reference the manual and ask more questions to get answers the diffuser needs. Either way, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes makes for a fantastic frantic good time!

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes VR


Platforms: Quest, Steam
Crossplay: N/A (local coop only)
Max Players: 1 'diffuser', as many 'experts' as you want!
Rating: E
Price: $14.99
Website: https://keeptalkinggame.com/


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The future is looking bright with so many VR multiplayer games that can be played either with friends across the country or those right in the same household. 2023 promises to feature even more exciting multiplayer games for us to play in the future!

Have a wonderful holiday season and may your days be full of VR multiplayer games!

To check out more tips of VR, make sure to visit VR Heaven https://vrheaven.io/ too! 

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