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We’ve finally reached the very end of 2018 and it’s been quite the eventful year for the VR industry. Not only did new headsets like the HTC Vive Pro and Oculus Go release, but Facebook announced the upcoming Oculus Quest as well for next year. Sony has even sold through three million headsets, which was before Black Friday, so it’s probably even more now.

On the gaming front there haven’t been as many groundbreaking titles on the PC VR side, but PSVR really grew into its own with a slew of amazing exclusives. Overall, this has been an amazing year for VR and we can’t wait to see what 2019 holds.

So we mashed our heads together and put together this full, detailed list of the very best VR games, hardware, and experiences of the year. All lists are ordered alphabetically and we’ve chosen the first listed item as the image to be fair. Unless that item was used in an image already, in which case we’ve used the next down.

We’ll announce the winners next week!

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Best VR/AR Hardware

Magic Leap One
Mirage Solo
Oculus Go
Samsung Odyssey+
Vive Focus
Vive Pro

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Best PSVR Game

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
Beat Saber
Firewall Zero Hour
The Persistence
Tetris Effect
WipEout Omega Collection VR

The start-up company Oculus Rift kickstarted the industry of virtual reality again with the release of a Kickstarter project for their Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles, in the year 2010.

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Best PSVR Experience

Crow: The Legend
Electronauts
Titanic VR

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Best PC VR Game

Beat Saber
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR (PC)
The Exorcist: Legion VR
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice VR
Moss
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Best PC VR Experience

Crow: The Legend
Spheres
The Great C
Titanic VR
Vestige

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Best Mobile VR/AR Game

Anshar Online
Arca’s Path
Catan VR
The Walking Dead: Our World

Best Mobile VR Experience

Crow: The Legend
Nothing To Be Written
Shattered State

Best Location-Based VR Experience

Dave & Buster’s Jurassic World
Dreamscape’s Alien Zoo
Nomadic’s Arizona Sunshine
Sandbox VR’s Davy Jones Adventure
SPACES’ Terminator
The Void’s Nicodemus

Best Visuals

Age of Sail
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice VR
Seeking Dawn
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR (PC)
Tetris Effect

Best Ongoing Support For A VR App

Bigscreeen
Onward
Pavlov VR
Rec Room

Best Multiplayer/Social

Brass Tactics
Echo Combat
Firewall Zero Hour
Marvel: Heroes United V R
WipEout: Omega Collection VR

Most Immersive Moment

Killing the police in Accounting+
Meeting Astro Bot
Stealing time in Deracine
Suiting up as a Marvel hero
Swirling around a black hole in Spheres

Most Active VR Game

Beat Saber
Creed: Rise to Glory
Knockout League
Sprint Vector

Developer of the Year

3rd Eye Studios
Beat Games
First Contact Entertainment
Secret Location
Survios
Vertigo Games

Most Anticipated App Of 2019

Defector
Dreams
A Fisherman’s Tale
Star Wars: Vader Immortal
Stormland
Untitled Respawn Game

It's Been Around For Decades. As a whole, virtual reality is not as new as people think it is. While the exact origin is still a mystery, some people credit 19th century French playwright Antonin Artaud as the creative force behind the concept of virtual reality. By the 20th century, researchers began diving deep into the different elements of virtual reality. Toys like the View Master are often regarded as a primitive version of what virtual reality would later become.

Overall VR Game Or Experience of the Year

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
Beat Saber
Firewall Zero Hour
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice VR
Spheres
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WipEout: Omega Collection VR

Winners will be announced next week on December 31st! Let us know your picks or other nominations down in the comments below!

Featured image collage created by David Jagneaux for UploadVR.

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