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New VR Games & Releases April 2024: Quest, SteamVR, PSVR 2 & More

New VR Games & Releases April 2024: Quest, SteamVR, PSVR 2 & More

Want to learn more about new VR games in April 2024? Here are our monthly highlights.

March saw a varied slate for VR games. Between colorful platformers like Max Mustard and survival horror like OVRDARK, those were joined by The Pirate Queen, cyubeVR, Tropico, Lawn Mowing Simulator VR and Swarm 2. While we didn't review many games last month, GDC saw us go hands-on with the Angry Birds MR Mode, Laser Dance, VRIDER, Anarchitects, Runaways, Underworld Overseer and more.

April looks set to build upon this with a diverse selection of new VR games. We've got a more extensive rundown in our upcoming VR games list and make sure to keep this page bookmarked too. As we learn about more major release dates (or delays) announcements, we'll continue updating these lists.

Right now, these are the major new VR games reaching Quest, PC VR, Pico and PSVR 2 this April.


Escape Simulator VR - April 2 (PC VR)

Released in 2021, Escape Simulator VR sees you exploring "highly interactive" escape rooms, playable solo or with up to 8 players in online co-op. While Pine Studio initially planned to release Escape Simulator VR separately from the flatscreen game, it's now launching as a free update for existing Steam owners. A free VR demo is available now.


C-Smash VRS - April 4 (Pico, Quest)

Released last year, C-Smash VRS mixes Squash and Breakout in a futuristic racket game and we previously considered it one of the best PSVR 2 games. Now reaching Quest and Pico, we'll bring you an updated review soon that covers the standalone launch release and subsequent post-launch updates.

C-Smash VRS Review - The Future Is Retro
With stylish visuals and enjoyable multiplayer, C-Smash VRS is a fine PSVR 2 remake for a SEGA arcade classic. Our full review:

Mutant Boxing League VR - April 4 (PC VR)

Recently launched on Quest, Mutant Boxing League sees you battle champion fighters across different locations. "Face unique opponents, unlock new challenges, and wield special gloves," says Filmic Studios. That's now coming to Steam.


Sky Climb - April 4 (Quest)

VRMonkey announced that Sky Climb is moving from Quest App Lab to the main Quest Store this month. A VR platforming game set in a "balloon-themed universe," Sky Climb promises a Fall Guys-inspired family-friendly solo adventure that spans 65 levels across seven worlds. Online multiplayer with up to six players, leaderboards and a level editor are also included.


Toy Monsters - April 11 (Quest)

Developed by Habaduda Games, Toy Monsters previously appeared on Quest App Lab and it's now moving onto the main store. Inspired by Plants vs Zombies, it promises "classic lane-style" tower defense in your own home through mixed reality passthrough with both hand tracking and controller support.


Dungeon Full Dive: Player Edition - April 12 (PC VR)

Released with optional PC VR support last October, Dungeon Full Dive is a VR tabletop RPG toolkit based on Dungeons & Dragons 5e. Developed by TxK Gaming Studios, it's now being split into two editions on PC, offering a free Player Edition and a $50 version for game masters.


Mixture - April 12 (PC VR, PSVR 2)

Developed by Played With Fire, Mixture was previously released on Quest and Pico. Promising a Moss-inspired high fantasy platformer, you play as two characters; a small knight and a Master Alchemist. Alongside the PSVR 2 version, it's also reaching Steam on the same date.


Apollo 13: The Lost Tapes VR - April 17 (PSVR 2)

Apollo 13: The Lost Tapes VR presents an alternative history story based on the real-life Apollo 13 mission in 1970. Developed by Reverie Interactive for PSVR 2, you're tasked by the CIA with a secretive time travel mission to reach a Mars military colony in 2170. Discovering they've accidentally opened other doors to "horrific dimensions" in the process, these aliens can't be allowed to reach Earth.


Big Shots - April 18 (PC VR, PSVR 2, Quest)

A VR mech roguelite, Big Shots sees you fending off alien hordes in solo play or two-player co-op, gradually earning permanent mech upgrades as you reclaim Earth. At Gamescom 2023, we praised the immersion and considered it an "engaging mech game that takes all the right cues from the roguelite and wave shooter genres."


Soul Covenant - April 18 (PC VR, PSVR 2, Quest)

Developed by Thirdverse, Soul Covenant is a narrative sci-fi action game with hack-and-slash combat. Facing a relentless AI-led genocidal army called the "Deus Ex Machina," you embody avatars infused with memories of past heroes thanks to the "Reincarnation Project." It promises a story that explores death and rebirth, and you can play solo or with friends in four-player co-op. 


Strike Rush - April 18 (Quest)

Described as a team-based FPS game where communication is essential, Strike Rush sees you competing in the "Ultimate Battle Sports Event of the 22nd Century." Assisted by an AI companion as you traverse Seoul-inspired landscapes, it's bringing 4v4 battles to Quest this month.


The Flip - April 18 (Quest)

Developed by Future Tech Labs, The Flip describes itself as "an arcade take on the traditional Left 4 Dead" for Quest that's playable solo or in co-op. You'll be fighting your way through Flip City, battling for survival against zombie hordes and Kreep to reach the extraction point. It's also coming to "consoles and connected VR headsets towards the end of the year."


Umurangi Generation VR - April 18 (PSVR 2, Quest)

Umurangi Generation VR is a first-person photography sim that originally launched for flatscreen platforms. Developed by Origame Digital, this creative sandbox game sees you working as a courier for the Tauranga Express in a post-apocalyptic world. That's coming to Quest and PlayStation VR2.


Strayed VR - April 19 (PC VR, Quest)

Reminiscent of Rust, Strayed is a VR multiplayer survival game from Crustacean Interactive on Steam and Quest. It features dedicated servers for 100 players max with weekly wipes, crafting, base building, loot gathering, and PvP combat across procedurally generated islands. Pico 4 and PSVR 2 versions are planned "by the end of 2024," and you can learn more through the early access roadmap.


Anarchitects - April 23 (Quest)

Described as a mix of Roblox and Garry's Mod, Anarchitects is a VR/MR sandbox game from Squido Studio (No More Rainbows). Offering a creative playground where you can "build, play, and share their creations with no scripting or coding involved," we had positive opinions in our hands-on preview at GDC 2024.

Anarchitects Hands-On: Creatively Chaotic VR Multiplayer Sandbox
Anarchitects, a free-to-play VR/MR multiplayer sandbox, has enjoyably chaotic potential. Our full impressions from GDC.

Arcade Paradise VR - April 25 (Quest)

A light management sim set in 1993, Arcade Paradise VR is a a retro arcade adventure coming to Quest. Playing as Ashley, you're tasked with managing a disused laundromat through gamified chores and gradually converting it into a fully-fledged arcade. Featuring 12 "fully realized" VR cabinets while the remaining 27 use more traditional controls, it also includes mixed reality support.


Astra - April 25 (Quest)

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Astra is a mixed reality experience on Quest that promises to transform your room into a spaceship in a "deeply personal" adventure that touches upon loss and grief. Your mission involves travelling across the universe to uncover the mysteries of life, following the research left behind by your mother.


Contractors Showdown - April 25 (Quest)

A follow up to 2018's Contractors, Contractors Showdown is a VR battle royale shooter set across a 16 square kilometer map. Letting you dive in with doubles, trios or solo, it supports up to 60 people per match. While the Quest version is coming this month, Caveman Studio confirmed that "more news regarding the Steam version will follow."


Nope Challenge - April 25 (Quest)

Created by Happy Manic, Nope Challenge seeks to gamify facing your phobias in VR through a journey of empowerment. Letting you confront your fear of clowns, spiders, heights and more while giving you a 'Nope' button to escape if its too uncomfortable, that's arriving on Quest.


Retropolis 2: Never Say Goodbye - April 25 (Quest)

Released in early access last June, Retropolis 2: Never Say Goodbye is a point-and-click adventure set one year after The Secret of Retropolis. It features robo-detective Philip Log and Jenny Montage as they face a new villain. Developer Peanut Button released the full version this January, and it's now moving from Quest App Lab to the main store.


EA Sports WRC - April 2024 (PC VR)

Released last November for flatscreen platforms, EA Sports WRC is the latest racing game from Codemasters based on the FIA World Rally Championship. While EA's initial announcement confirmed PC VR support would arrive in a free post-launch update on Steam, the Season 4 reveal trailer below provided our first official look at VR gameplay.


Runaways - April 2024 (Apple Vision Pro)

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Runaways by Beyond Games is a skill-based endless runner with fast-paced gameplay. As Hank, your goal is to escape from a tentacle-infested planet after ditching the mines of ExHume 8 by finding the exit portal. Featuring dynamic track generation, you must jump across a 3D course in your living space while avoiding traps.


If you've got an update for a VR game we should know about for this article or future updates, you can use our contact page or email tips@uploadvr.com with details.

Interested to learn about more upcoming VR games? Check out our complete list below, which covers upcoming Quest 2, PC VR, Pico and PSVR 2 releases across 2024 and beyond:

Upcoming VR Games 2024: New Releases On Quest, PC, PSVR 2 & More
Need a refresher on all upcoming VR games in 2024 and beyond? Here’s every major game coming to Quest, PSVR 2, PC VR & Pico.

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