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Something for the Weekend: Space, Speed and Shooting

Christmas is creeping up on us. Are you looking for the perfect gift for a videogaming loved one? Or perhaps you are just searching for something to keep your mind off the unpleasent weather and stress of the holiday period? Either way, here are a selection of deals for virtual reality (VR) titles on Steam for your perusal.

Project CARS 2

Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

This popular and well-regarded racing title received a new content patch fairly recently introducing a new online championship to let players compete online to see who is king (or queen) of the track.

Project CARS 2 is available for £26.99, a 40% discount.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Star Trek Bridge Crew bridge

Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

If you are looking for a gift for that special Star Trek nerd in your life, this might be what you are after. A chance to become a Starfleet officer and seek out new life and new civilisations as Captain, Helm, Tactical officer or Engineer.

Star Trek Bridge Crew is on sale at £19.99, a hefty 50% discount.

Superhot VR

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Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

This elegant and innovative VR shooter started life as a simple browser game. Since then, it has evolved into a popular and highly praised shooter thanks to its unique mechanic where time only moves when you do.

Superhot VR is available for £14.24, a 25% discount, or can be obtained with the SuperHot software bundle, containing Superhot, Superhot VR and Superhot Mind Control Delete for £27.45, a 41% discount.

Stand Out: VR Battle Royale

Compatibility: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality

This Early Access title was inspired by the classic Japanese novel and film Battle Royale. Dumped on an island filled with weaponry, your only task is to survive, s only the last man standing will be able to make it off the island alive.

Stand Out: VR Battle Royale is available for £11.69, a 40% discount.

Dead Effect 2 VR

Dead Effect 2 VR screenshot

Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

You awake from cryo-stasis to find yourself alone on a spaceship. The crew have been transformed by a horrific virus into mutated monstrosities. Kill the monsters, take control of the ship and find a way to escape in this horror-action-shooter.

Dead Effect 2 VR is on Steam at £12.66, a 35% discount.

FORM

Compatibility: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality

A surreal puzzle-adventure title where the player explores varied, dream-like environments trying to solve puzzles to unlock the secrets of a mysterious artefact known only as The Obelisk.

FORM is available on Steam for £7.25, a 35% discount.

HordeZ

Compatibility: HTC Vive

If you are looking for an arcade-styled on-rails shooter inspired by titles such as House of the Dead, then this title might be what you are looking for. Designed with quick, intuitive gameplay in mind, face a creepy world of zombies and demons – and shoot them all down.

HordeZ is available for £7.79, a 40% discount.

Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR

Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Set in the Wild West, this Early Access title combines familiar shooting action, facing enemies and powerful bosses, all combines with a strong narrative component that weaves a story as you play.

Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR is available on Steam priced at £4.49, a 50% discount.

Dimension Hunter

Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

This tongue-in-cheek retro-arcade shooter features fast-paced action wrapped around a ludicroud over-the-top plot about alien parasitic head crabs trying to take over the world and a visual style inspired by classic comic books.

Dimension Hunter is available on Steam for £7.49, a 50% discount

Marble Land

Marble Land screenshot
Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

A relaxing puzzle title where the goal is to get the blue marble to the goal. There is a twist, however – only the environment can be manipulated, so the player needs to learn the lay of the land in order to clear the way and solve the puzzle.

Marble Land is available for £9.68, a 15% discount.