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Best Free Google Cardboard Apps and Games

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best google cardboard apps

The name may have changed but Chris Milk's app is still one of the best ways to get a slice of cinematic virtual reality. There's short movies, documentaries and comedy from the likes of the New York Times and​​ Saturday Night Live. Grab a pair of headphones as well to complete the fully immersive experience.

Free,​​ App Store​​ or​​ Google Play

 

 

 

VR Cave

Best Google Cardboard apps: 20 top games and demos for your mobile VR headset

Oceans have been done plenty of times in VR. Caves? Not so much.​​ VR Cave​​ takes care of that and, while it's little short, you still get to dive into spelunking without the dirt and claustrophobia. It's also a very detailed exploration of a cave that will have you wishing it won't end. Just don't watch the horror movie​​ The Descent​​ before playing.

Free,​​ Google Play

 

 

 

 

VR Crossy Road

Best Google Cardboard apps: 22 top games and apps for your mobile VR headset

Mobile hit​​ Crossy Road​​ makes the leap to VR with impressive results. The basic mechanics of the game lend themselves well to virtual reality, as you hop across a sequence of roads and try to avoid getting splattered. If you've ever played Frogger, you'll know what to expect.

Free,​​ App Store​​ or​​ Google Play

 

 

 

 

Hidden Temple

Best Google Cardboard apps: 20 top games and demos for your mobile VR headset

A favourite of Cardboard users,​​ Hidden Temple​​ takes a point-and-click type puzzle adventure and brings it to mobile VR. It's all controlled by your gaze (i.e. turning your head) as you look carefully for items in an ancient temple. Plus the graphics are superb for a Cardboard VR game.​​ 

$3.99,​​ App Store​​ or​​ Google Play

 

 

 

 

Minos Starfighter VR

Best Google Cardboard apps: 22 top games and apps for your mobile VR headset

Minos​​ is a first-person space shooter best enjoyed while sat in a swivel chair (but standing is fine too). You'll be blasting other ships as your enemies become progressively more difficult, but be sure to take in the impressive visuals too. This is a decent demonstration of how good VR can be even on cheap headsets like Cardboard.

$0.99,​​ Google Play

 

 

 

Adventure Time: I See Ooo VR

 

 

Best Google Cardboard apps: 20 top games and demos for your mobile VR headset

A bit pricey for just two VR mini games but Cartoon Network has also added a puzzle to the mix. One game has you gliding through Ooo, another snowball fighting against penguins, to rescue​​ Adventure Time​​ characters like Jake, BMO and Princess Bubblegum.​​ 

$7.50,​​ App Store​​ or​​ Google Play

 

 

 

Bohemian Rhapsody Experience

Best Google Cardboard apps: 20 top games and demos for your mobile VR headset

Love Queen? The​​ Bohemian Rhapsody Experience​​ takes you on a journey through frontman Freddie Mercury's subconscious mind and recreates the sensation of being onstage with the band, complete with visual and audio components that respond to your movements.​​ 

Free,​​ App Store​​ or​​ Google Play

 

 

 

 

Fulldive VR

best google cardboard apps and games

Fulldive​​ is a virtual reality platform that allows you to browse and view 3D and 360 photos and videos, and also browse the internet. There's quite a lot you can do including taking your own VR photos, stream 360 YouTube videos and compatibility for Netflix, Hulu and Roku are all on the way.

Free,​​ App Store​​ or​​ Google Play

 

 

 

 

Wizard Academy VR

best cardboard apps

Wizard Academy​​ is a bunch of action and learning games that launches you into a magical land where you can navigate around a village to discover the various educational and ridiculously fun challenges. A 'controller' is needed for VR which can be​​ bought here, however in true Cardboard fashion, you can make one yourself by​​ downloading a free kit.

Free,​​ App Store​​ or​​ Google Play

 

 

 

 

Google Arts & Culture

best cardboard VR apps

Google has produced some solid VR and 360-degree content, and Google​​ Arts & Culture​​ is another we think is worth checking out. You can explore artwork, artifacts and more from over 850 museums, archives, and organizations worldwide that have partnered with Google Cultural Institute to bring their collections and stories online. There are even options to zoom in for a closer look and factual tidbits if you want to learn more.​​ 

Free,​​ App Store​​ or​​ Google Play

 

 

 

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