Playable on: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
Captain a Federation starship with three of my friends? Yes please. Star Trek: Bridge Crew puts you on the bridge in one of four roles: Captain, Helm, Tactical or Engineer. You’ll plot in a course, raise shield, engage enemies and teleport helpless life forms on board, communicating with teammates all the while — or shouting voice commands to IBM’s Watson supercomputer when your friends can’t make it.
There’s not a lot of depth to the game, and the missions aren’t brilliantly scripted, but it can still be quite fun — particularly if, like my colleague Ashley Esqueda suggests, you tell yourself a little lie like “I don’t trust Vulcans” to enhance your roleplay.
Like Eve Valkyrie, you can play online with people who own rival headsets. Motion controllers are optional.