If there’s one quintessential killer app for the Gear VR, it’s got to be Minecraft. From the early days of the Oculus Rift onward, this has been one of the benchmark games that people wanted to experience in VR. The Windows 10 version of Minecraft will eventually support the Oculus Rift, but today the only official VR version is for the Gear VR.
Minecraft VR offers the chance to play the game in true VR or in a ‘2D’ view—where you’re essentially viewing the game on a big screen within VR. The latter option is for those who might otherwise suffer from motion sickness in the full-on immersion mode. The game requires a controller and, thus far, it’s incredibly picky about it, leading to a lot of frustration among users who have pads that simply won’t work. Beyond that issue (which we hope gets patched up quickly), this is a thoroughly impressive take on the classic block survival game.
Minecraft: Gear VR Edition ($6.99)