Stepping onto the field from your own living room is now possible thanks to VR. Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in an entertaining game, or improve your skills on the actual field, there are a bunch of games out there that you can enjoy. All of the below games are compatible mainly for the Meta Quest 2, although some may be playable on other devices. Here are some of the best football/soccer games in virtual reality right now.
1. Be Your Best
Be Your Best is all about training your cognitive football/soccer skills in VR. The main skill you’ll work to improve is your scanning. Find out how this can help you as a player in this post.
In the game, you’ll play through over 800 scenarios recreated from moments in real life professional games. You have to scan at the right moments, make the right decisions, and pass the memory & awareness tests to progress through the game.
The game essentially acts as a virtual coach for you, helping you to improve skills that are incredibly difficult to practise in real life.
Position specific training lets you train scenarios in any position you want, while your own personal stats tracking hub helps you to monitor your progress over time. A brand new mode called ‘Match Play’ is also set to be released soon, giving players the freedom to move around, playing full 11 aside games against AI.
The best part is, you only need to train for 10-15 minutes a few times a week to start improving.
The game is not currently available directly on the Oculus store and requires a monthly or annual membership to play. If you’d like to start training with Be Your Best, go sign up and choose your membership today.
2. Final Soccer VR
Final Soccer VR is a fun game to play if you want to mess around and experience football in VR.
The graphics are exceptional compared to many free games out there. The stadium, atmosphere, and environment feel quite realistic, as you imagine yourself as a player in front of thousands of fans.
In the free version of the game, you play as a goalkeeper, with the task of saving shots that come firing at you with the Meta Quest motion controllers. 5-6 players wait outside of the box, each one taking turns to hit their shot.
Controlling the hands of the keeper, it’s up to you to make as many saves as possible. Saving the shots can prove to be extremely satisfying and the ball mechanics are also quite cool.
The Steam version of the game offers a few more modes, such as arcade and career where you complete fun challenges, however, this is currently priced at $6.99.
One of the better looking games, that’s fully worth a try.
3. Gorilla Soccer
Taking inspiration from the hit Gorilla Tag, Gorilla Soccer offers a fun experience for those looking to play a football game in VR.
Using the same mechanics as in Gorilla Tag, you’re able to move around the field by grabbing hold of the floor, propelling yourself forward.
Chasing an oversized soccer ball, you play in a small sided game against other Gorillas, trying to score goals, and beat your opponent.
Unlike Gorilla Tag, there’s no climbing to do in Gorilla Soccer, with all the movement kept on the floor. You can choose to play single player against bots, or online against other players from around the world.
There’s also some extra modes which can be fun, such as a corner kick mode to practise your finishing from crosses.
The game is difficult to master, and beating the goalkeeper was much more challenging than expected.
4. Incisiv Clean Sheet
For $5.99 in the Oculus Store, Incisiv is a great game for goalkeepers to practise their craft from the comfort of home.
Improving keepers’ perception, vision, and reactions, the game is a great tool for keepers to train alone, improving all aspects of their game.
Tasked with saving tricky shots, and reacting to different ball movements, the game will put your skills to the test.
Incisiv offer packages for professional clubs looking to improve their goalkeepers, but for those amateur players who’re looking for something cheaper, this could be a decent solution too.
For goalkeepers really looking to take their game to the next level, this could be a good option.
Virtual Reality Football Simulator is a new game on the block that’s becoming popular quite fast. It’s free to play and is again, aimed at people looking for a fun experience.
The game is an all round football simulation with various game modes to play through.
Most of the fun comes from controlling your player’s feet using the Quest’s motion controllers. Kicking the ball with the controllers is challenging but fun, and the game’s physics engine is highly rewarding with the ball responding differently depending on the speed and angle with which you strike it.
You can select different environments to play in, from football stadiums to concrete street arenas. There’s also a bunch of online game modes to play against others from 2 v 2 all the way up to 6 v 6.
Overall, a fun game, definitely worth a try.
6. BeFootball SuperPlayer
BeFootball SuperPlayer is a fun VR game and probably the best physical workout of all games on this list.
In the game you play as either a goalkeeper or striker. Save goals with your hands, or score goals with your head to score points.
The best part of the game is challenging other players to 1 on 1 challenges which adds a real competitiveness to the game.
The full version of the game is yet to be released, so this is only a teaser, but it has great reviews and seems to be a good option for a few hours of fun.
There really aren’t that many football/soccer VR games out there in the market yet! Developing these games is a tricky process that can take a long time. VR is still a new technology, with more football games hopefully coming in the near future.
Until then, give the above games a go, and enjoy. While there isn’t a game anywhere near like FIFA out in VR yet, there’s a lot of great games that can actually help you improve your game in real life.