Fan of video games and anime?
Keep reading, I’ll show you some of the best Anime VR (Virtual Reality) games that are out there.
Over a short few years, the popularity of virtual reality games has been rising exponentially. From fishing games, horror hospitals, to Mario Kart (no kidding, there’s already a version of Mario Kart for VR).
But as a big fan of anime, you may already be asking yourself:
- Are there any anime VR games?
- Where do I find them?
So far I’ve only found five VR anime attractions that are really worth it. Here’s the list of the best anime VR games.
Dragon Ball VR: Master the Kamehameha
Would you like Goku to teach you how to throw a Kamehameha? It is already possible thanks to virtual reality!
The VR game consists of three mini-games:
- Throwing power balls
- Throw a Kamehameha
- Fight against Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta or Krillin
You can choose between Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta or Krillin to be your guide/teacher during the game.
I recommend to practice how to throw a Kamehameha. Otherwise, you will not succeed and you won’t be able to complete the game.
Dragon Ball is my favorite anime so the simple fun of seeing Goku so close to me was a spectacular experience.
I never imagined having Goku right in front of me! There he is!
Evangelion VR The Throne of Souls: Berserk
The game is played in a team of four people. Together they fight against the tenth angel. You can choose between Eva-00, Eva-01, Eva-02 or Eva-06 to pilot.
Isn’t it great?
Read the English guide well so you know how to change weapons. Remember that first, you have to destroy the force field to do damage to the angel.
If you love Evangelion and you are in Tokyo, you have to go play this VR game. I highly recommend it!
Gundam Unicorn VR Daiba Aerial Clash
In Odaiba, Tokyo, there’s a gigantic statue of Unicorn Gundam. In this VR game, you can now pilot that same Gundam in the exact place where it stands in real-life.
The game’s scenario takes place in Odaiba, where you will fight against the Sinanju.
Note: Before the game Gundam Unicorn VR Daiba Aerial Clash, there was an earlier attraction called Gundam VR Daiba Assault. It is still available so you can choose to play either one.
Ghost in the Shell: Arise Stealth Hounds
This attraction is a VR arena (20m X 12m) where 2 teams of maximum 4 people are pitted against each other.
In my opinion, this is probably the best anime game in VR.
The game is a fantastic experience. You can move freely and use iconic Ghost in the Shell technology such as optical camouflage, cyber brain, prosthetic body, etc.
The four games mentioned above were developed by Bandai, with Unreal Engine technology and using Vive headsets.
Kaiji VR: The Nightmare Bridge
Finally, there is also Kaiji for VR!
In the first season of Kaiji, in the second game known as Human Derby, (Ningen Keiba in Japanese) participants must walk across a beam 25 meters long and just 15 cm wide.
In case of slipping, a fall of about 10 meters awaits you.
This game has gotten an adaptation in virtual reality!
Where can I play them?
The Dragon Ball, Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell and Gundam Unicorn games are exclusively at the VR Zone park in Osaka.
At the same spot, you can also find Mario Kart Arcade VR, Escape Terror Hospital, and Dragon Quest VR, among many others.
Note: There was a VR Zone park in Tokyo but it was closed a couple of months ago.
The VR adaptation of the Kaiji game can be played on your PS4 or at Shibuya VR Park in Tokyo.
If you don’t live in Japan and can’t go there anytime soon, don’t worry, keep reading.
Rem & Emilia from Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World has their own virtual reality game and you can play it with just your smartphone (iOS & Android or PS4.
(I’m not sure if the game is available in English. Let me know in the comments below)
Asuna Lovely Honey Days
Asuna from Sword Art Online has also her own virtual reality game and you can play it with just your smartphone.
The game is free and available for Android and iOS and you can download it here. And yes, unfortunately it’s only in Japanese 🙁
Now that you know where to find VR anime games, which one would you like to play?
Which Anime do you want to have a VR Game?