Best VR Sci-Fi Adventure and Exploration Games


by Team VRGC

Do we want to venture into deep space and explore alien planets with creatures that are out of this world? Sign us up! What about getting stuck on a space station in what seems like the ultimate death trap? Hell yeah! In this feature we focus on titles that satisfy your hunger for adventure and exploration, more than guns and bullets. Check out these hand-picked atmospheric and stunningly beautiful VR sci-fi games, where you explore alien surroundings on foot or solve a threatening mystery while drifting in zero gravity.

If you are looking for more action where firepower and combat skills are the key to success, check out our Best VR Sci-Fi Shooters and Action Games article.

Lone EchoReady At DawnYesN/AN/A
Red MatterVertical RobotYesYesYes
Apex ConstructFast Travel GamesYesYesYes
Robinson: The JourneyCrytekYesYesYes
DetachedAnshar StudiosYesYesYes
The Solus ProjectGrip Games, HourencesYesYesYes
Seeking DawnMultiverse EntertainmentYesYesYes
Downward Spiral: Horus Station3rd Eye StudiosYesYesYes

Lone Echo

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In Lone Echo’s single player story, you’ll be transported to an advanced mining facility within the rings of Saturn, complete with a detailed space station, expansive outer-space environments, and interactive space equipment. Taking on the role of Jack – an advanced artificial intelligence with a... » Learn more

Red Matter

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Red Matter is a story-driven VR puzzle adventure game set during a dystopian sci-fi Cold War. Take on the role of Agent Epsilon, an astronaut of the Atlantic Union dispatched to an abandoned Volgravian moon base on a frozen, faraway planet. Your mission: to investigate a shady top secret research project. As... » Learn more

Apex Construct

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Travel to the shattered future of Apex Construct, where merciless robots prowl the world as a result of mankind’s reckless experiments. As these synthetic creatures seek to dominate their new hunting grounds, you must use both your wits and combat skills to survive. In this atmospheric first-person action... » Learn more

Robinson: The Journey

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Go beyond boundaries in Robinson: The Journey, a brand new virtual reality game from Crytek. Harnessing the power of CRYENGINE, Robinson: The Journey will offer players an unparalleled sense of presence in a game world as they assume the role of a young boy who has crash-landed on a mysterious planet. With... » Learn more


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Detached is a space exploration VR game that demands tactics and skill to survive. Strap yourself in and put your skills to the test in both single-player and multiplayer modes. Trapped in an abandoned space station, you must race against borrowed time to find your crew before your oxygen supply runs out. As you... » Learn more

The Solus Project

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A single player exploration driven adventure with survival elements, set on a mysterious and seemingly uninhabited alien planet. Survive through exploration, and unlock the mysteries of Gliese-6143-C. Earth has been destroyed and mankind lingers on in a small fleet of ships near Pluto. As humanity's last... » Learn more

Seeking Dawn

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Seeking Dawn is a science fiction VR survival adventure that takes you far beyond the solar system. Step into the shoes of a soldier discovering a hostile planet, where predators roam freely and enemies are trigger-happy. As you follow the trail of an allied recon squad, your task is to find out what happened to... » Learn more

Downward Spiral: Horus Station

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Downward Spiral: Horus Station is a mysterious and atmospheric zero-gravity thriller set in the lost and forgotten Horus Station. The game lures players through a lost vessel abandoned by its crew. Solving the mystery of the space station will take wits and ingenuity as you fight or avoid dangers unknown. Use the... » Learn more
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