16 Best VR Apps in 2016 That You Still Want to Play in 2017

2016 is the beginning of everything in Virtual Reality.

Two years ago, we were introduced to Google Cardboard, just another cut-out cardboard and a pair of lenses, which unexpectedly could transport us from one place to another place through Virtual Reality technology. Google showed us that we only need somewhere between $15-$40 to enjoy Virtual Reality.

And, it was big and will get even bigger.

Through January 2016, over 5 million Cardboard viewers had shipped and over 1,000 compatible applications had been published.

In this post, we have curated best VR apps in 2016 that you still want to play in 2017. All these best VR apps are free, so let’s explore the door of VR!

(P.S. No more roller coasters this year, we had a lot of it in the previous years)

Best VR Apps in 2016



Can you imagine what if Yahoo Messenger + The Sims + Video Chat are combined?

Meet vTime. A brand new social  VRnetwork that is 100% different from your usual social networks. You will meet strangers in a certain location, such as sunset beach, outer space, around the lake, and many other unexpected locations.

Let’s meet on vTime!

See also: World’s First VR Social Media

Download vTime on Play Store.

Download vTime on App Store.

Best VR Apps in 2016


Wizard Academy VR

You can actually walk using Google Cardboard (or the-ready-to-use VR viewer, BeThere Book).

Wizard Academy is a virtual land where you can experience learning and gaming in five specific challenges. Two of our favorite challenges are “Ice Fortress” (where you have to destroy ice castles with a little physics) and “Earth Maze” (where you’re trapped in a maze based on the level you set and need to find the way out as soon as possible). In our opinion, Earth Maze is the best part of this game because it shows you can really walk in VR.

See also: You Can Actually Walk Using Google Cardboard (Wizard Academy – Review)

Download Wizard Academy on Play Store.

Download Wizard Academy on App Store.

Best VR Apps in 2016


Public Speaking for Cardboard

It’s 2016. You should no more practice public speaking in front of a mirror.

The idea of Public Speaking for Cardboard is just clever. With this VR application, you will stand on a virtual stage and find people looking at you—some even talk. Can you boost your confidence

What’s cool about Public Speaking is that you can choose the location based on the condition. For example, are you having a job interview tomorrow? Well, Public Speaking gives you “Interview” location where it’s only a small room and four people are sitting before you, looking right at your eyes. You will listen to several questions of job interview based on the position you choose. There are also locations for meeting and for a conference. Oh, you can also put your presentation file into the application.

See also: One Biggest Secret in Public Speaking People Never Tell You (Public Speaking for Cardboard – Review)

Download Public Speaking for Cardboard on Play Store.

Download Public Speaking for Cardboard on App Store.

Best VR Apps in 2016


VR Haunted House 3D

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That moment when you react to this virtual reality game, you will be like,

GOSH. I can’t. Too scary.

In this virtual reality game,  you will be wandering around a haunted house—somehow, the atmosphere is too strong, too intense, even before you meet the ghost and the zombies you have to shoot.

Download VR Haunted 3D on Play Store.

Download VR Haunted 3D on App Store.

Best VR Apps in 2016


Final Kick VR

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If you’re wondering how it feels to play soccer in virtual reality, Final Kick is the game you have to try.

The best part is when you become a goalkeeper, though. It’s just so real, especially when you win it, and all the camera flashing toward you; the people screaming at you.

See also: Wizard Academy – Review

Download Final Kick VR on Play Store.

Download Final Kick VR on App Store.

Best VR Apps in 2016



RYOT VR is the library of 360-degree news. You will meet a lovely father who shares a story about his son. You will hear the story of the refugees who are seeking a new home and a better life. And many more stories that will engage your heart and give you new perspectives about people and cultures.

Download RYOT VR on Play Store.

Download RYOT VR on App Store.

Best VR Apps in 2016


Battle Z VR

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Another virtual reality application that enables you to walk.

But this one is a zombie-themed application where you stand (and wander) nowhere-but-scary-place. And, suddenly… you see a zombie formed from a clay.

Well, some zombies.

And, they’re trying to kill you. Shoot ‘em before it’s too late.

Download Battle Z VR on Play Store.

Download Battle Z VR on App Store.

Best VR Apps in 2016


InMind VR 2

If you love InMind VR, you’ll definitely love InMind VR 2—because it’s simply better. Unlike InMind VR, the sequel provides you a behind-the-scene story of a boy before you enter his brain and solve the mission inside. But be careful when you’re in his brain because his future is in your hands.

Download InMind VR 2 on Play Store.

Download InMind VR 2 on App Store.

Best VR Apps in 2016


Haunted Rooms: Escape VR Game

You’ll forget everything when you play this virtual reality game.

All you realize is that you’re just standing there, all dark, raining outside, but, oh, there’s a door in front of you.

But when you start your first step, you know this won’t be easy.

See also: This VR Horror App Feels Like an HTC Vive’s game.

Download Haunted Rooms VR on Play Store.

DownloadHaunted Rooms VR on App Store.

Best VR Apps in 2016


Perfect Angle VR

This puzzle application literally feels like a dream. You’re floating against the gravity inside a whole wide white room. Butterflies are flying around. Fish are swimming. The background music is so relaxing that it can take you to sleep. What you have to do is to find a perfect angle in a 3D object by moving around in 360. Can you do it?

See also: This Might Be The Most Relaxing Puzzle App in 2016

Download Perfect Angle VR on Play Store.

Download Perfect Angle VR on App Store.

Best VR Apps in 2016


Sketchfab VR

When we try this app, we were thinking like,

This will definitely be the future of museums.

And, the most exciting part is that you can live inside a famous paint, watch dinosaurs walking, and see something unusual in a traditional museum.

See also: The Museums Will Look Like This in The Future

Download Sketchfab VR on Play Store.

Download Sketchfab VR on App Store.

Best VR Apps in 2016


Life VR

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Life VR is when Time Inc. meets virtual reality. As simple as that.

See also: 10 Relaxing VR Videos That Will Make You Sleep Well Tonight

Download Life VR on Play Store.

Download Life VR on App Store.

Best VR Apps in 2016



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If you love New York Times, NYT VR is definitely for you.

Download NYT VR on Play Store.

Download NYT VR on App Store.

Best VR Apps in 2016


Google Arts and Culture

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Earlier this year, Virtual Reality is available on Google Arts and Culture. There are hundreds of museums, heritage sites, and landmarks all around the world you can visit, all from home.

Download Google Arts and Culture on Play Store.

Download Google Arts and Culture on App Store.

Best VR Apps in 2016



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With NVIDIA VR Viewer, you can enjoy 360 stereo panoramic images on your smartphone based on two exciting NVIDIA technologies: NVIDIA Ansel (which you can screenshot your game in 360) and NVIDIA Iray (which let you quickly generate immersive VR experiences with amazing accuracy).

This is still beta, though. But you see the potential right there, don’t you?

Download NVIDIA VR on Play Store.

Best VR Apps in 2016


BeThere Makkah

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BeThere Makkah is the first virtual reality application that allows us to see millions of Muslim performing Hajj, an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the holy city of the Muslims.

Download BeThere Makkah on Play Store.

Download BeThere Makkah on App Store.

Explore the virtual world with BeThere Book

Get it here.


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