Best HTC Vive games set to launch on SteamVR in October 2018

A number of interesting titles are set to be released for the HTC Vive this month, and they're fit for fans of any of the virtual reality (VR) genres. Here's an in-depth breakdown of all the HTC Vive games expected to be released during the month of October 2018.

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Note: This list is compiled from Steam store listings at the start of the month.

My No. 1 pick for this month

Here's what I'm most excited to play this month.

Witching Tower VR

With a fleshed-out backstory, beautiful graphics, and the kind of setting — a fantasy world where you start out a prisoner locked in a cell — that translates well for VR, Witching Tower VR looks like it should be a blast.

We've only seen trailers so far, but the variety of gameplay, including climbing, swordfighting, archery, and puzzle-solving, will provide a proper base for the story as it unfolds. You play as Anna, an unlikely hero who's been tracked even since the Witching Tower's Queen came into power. Now it's up to you to upset the Queen's rule and return the world to its rightful state.

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More HTC Vive games expected in October 2018

Titles that should be available at some point in October

Updated October 1, 2018: I've refreshed this list for the month of October.

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  • How about WMR games?
  • these games ARE WMR games, but I kind of get what you mean, it's windowscentral, but the title is correct steamvr is centric to the htc vive it just doesn't mean that 99% of the games won't work on your WMR headset, I have one and they do, and well.
  • I own both HTC Vive and WMR and I usually just buy steamVR games because they work with both of my devices just fine. I look forward to buying Beat Saber when I get home from work this evening the rest of these indie games look like rubbish, but they should all work with WMR just fine.
  • Is there to be a similar article about WMR titles to be launching in both the store and on Steam each month? I bet Windows fans would be interested in such, and there are still a few of us around.
  • These say "HTC Vive" but am I right that any WMR headset should also be able to play these games?
  • You're right, shouldn't be an issue in most cases, even if WMR isn't listed as officially supported.
  • This is true. Back in March when I posted my first comment up above, I didn't realize that many of these games are compatible with WMR even if that don't say they "officially" support WMR. The best thing to do is check out the WindowsMR subreddit. They have a huge list of games that work great in WMR. Another option is to buy the game and try it out. If it doesn't work then get a refund. Simple.
  • I think it would be better to refer to these as SteamVR games.