High-profile independent developer Croteam has updated all of its SteamVR games with official Windows Mixed Reality support! Those games are the sci-fi FPS games Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter, Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE, Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope and the sci-fi puzzle game The Talos Principle VR. You can watch a trailer featuring all those games above.

If you want to buy one or more of Croteam’s VR games there are various options:

  • You can buy all of them in the CROTEAM VR Bundle which normally costs £150.95 (UK) / €184.95 (EU) / $199.95 (US) but if you’re quick you can get an incredible 70% off during the “MIDWEEK MADNESS!” sale which prices it at only £45.20 (UK) / €55.45 (EU) / $55.95 (US) until February 9th.
  • You can buy just all the Serious Sam VR games in the Serious Sam VR Bundle which normally goes for £120.96 (UK) / €147.96 (EU) / $159.96 (US) but also has a 70% “MIDWEEK MADNESS!” discount until February 9th so currently costs only £36.26 (UK) / €44.36 (EU) / $47.96 (US).

 

Or you can buy any of the games separately:

 

You can read more info about each game in the following descriptions taken from Croteam’s website, along with their screenshots:

 

Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter

Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter is a frantic arcade action FPS, featuring singleplayer and co-op campaign modes, various multiplayer modes, all presented in glorious VR with Croteam’s new Serious Warp movement system.

See what Sam sees, feel what Sam feels, and find out what it’s like to BE the legend!

Key Features

  • Serious Locomotion – Explore the levels using trackpad movement (if you are brave enough), go with safer built-in teleportation system and move quickly to avoid charging enemies with the help of Sam’s personal translocator device or tweak and adjust the way you move through the VR space to best suit you playing style with using our own Serious Warp ™ locomotion.
  • Double the Gun, Double the Fun – Let go of the keyboard and gun down enemies in VR, one weapon in each hand, or dual-wield them, quadrupling your stopping power. Combine different guns or just grab two of the same, but whatever your style, remember: Mental must be stopped!
  • Old School, New Engine – Hordes of enemies and non-stop action set against the expansive and visually stunning backdrop of ancient Egypt – all powered by the latest Serious Engine 2017 to create one of the most impressive VR experiences yet!
  • Steam Workshop Support – where you will be able to submit your content creation or download new player-created modifications.
  • Serious Sam Fusion 2017 integration – receive free updates for this game through the central hub. Oh, and play cross-platform with players of the “flat” version to find out what’s the ultimate combo: hi-tech motion controllers or good old keyboard & mouse.

 

SINGLE PLAYER:

  • Levels – Serious Sam is sent back through time to ancient Egypt to battle, explore and seek wisdom in 15 huge Egypt levels that also have over 80 secrets hidden and waiting to be discovered, in what is considered to be one of the most visually enjoyable VR experiences!
  • Weapons – Play with a classic arsenal of 10 serious weapons including Colt, Chainsaw (!), Shotgun, Minigun and Cannon!
  • Enemies – Go head to head against various enemies, including Sirian Werebull now charging at you in VR, while hearing Beheaded Kamikaze scream somewhere near by.
  • THE Boss – Witness being VR stamped by almighty warlock giant Ugh-Zan III, who somehow managed to sneak behind you!
  • Difficulty Settings – Choose between 5 difficulty settings to satisfy everyone, from FPS beginner and all the way to serious players!

 

MULTIPLAYER:

  • Up to 16 Players – Plunge into chaos with up to 16 players in various cooperative and versus modes, some playable in campaign levels, some in unique versus levels and some also in teams!
  • Classic Co-Op – Plunge into chaos with up to 16 players in 15-level cooperative campaign mode, which is also fully customized like choosing difficulty, increasing enemies strength per player, turning on friendly fire or infinite ammo, setting respawn credits and much, much more!
  • Coin-Op Co-Op – Play entire co-op campaign levels in classic 80’s arcade style with limited lives!
  • Beast Hunt and Team Beast Hunt – Compete against other players, or teams in Team Beast Hunt, hunting down various enemies to see who can get the best score at the end of each campaign level!
  • Survival and Team Survival – Alone or with other team members, try to stay alive as long as you can against endless enemy attacks in specially designed survival map!
  • Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch – Watch all hell break loose against other players or teams in classic deathmatch style!
  • My Burden – Get highest score from collecting the points by holding the item, while others chase you to get hold of that item!
  • Last Man Standing and Last Team Standing – Playing with only one life against each other, or as part of a team, try to be the last one alive!
  • Capture the Flag – Grab a flag from other teams’ base and bring it to your base for a score, while also defending your own flag!
  • Instant Kill – One shot and you are gone!

 

Screenshots

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Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter

Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter is a sequel to Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter – a frantic arcade action FPS, featuring singleplayer and co-op campaign modes, various multiplayer modes, all presented in glorious VR with Croteam’s new Serious Warp movement system.

Grab your VR headset and explore Sam’s chaotic world of extreme violence and endless fun.

Key Features

  • Serious Sam Fusion 2017 integration – receive free updates for this game through the central hub. Oh, and play cross-platform with players of the “flat” version to find out what’s the ultimate combo: hi-tech motion controllers or good old keyboard & mouse
  • Moves like Jagger – Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter features a built-in (blink) teleportation system that allows you to move quickly and avoid charging enemies with the help of Sam’s translocator device. You can tweak and adjust the way you move through VR space to best suit your playing style by using our own Serious Warp (TM) locomotion. Feeling much more hardcore than that? Use the smooth trackpad/analog stick movement and go full locomotion.
  • Not another single-weapon game – Keyboards are for typing, so keep your fingers off. Grab a weapon, one for each hand, and boost your stopping power with Sam’s new toys: Sniper Rifle, Flamethrower and Chainsaw! Use different weapon combinations or dual-wield two of the same to defeat Mental or use your arsenal in a deathmatch against “flat peasants”.
  • Old-school, but nice and shiny – Visit South America, ancient Mesopotamia and Medieval Europe, uncover over 130 hidden secrets and lose yourself in one of the most impressive VR experiences yet, all powered by the latest Serious Engine 2017.
  • Steam Workshop Support – where you will be able to submit your content creation or download new player-created modifications.
  • Full blast singleplayer action – Go back through time and use all of the available firepower to go head to head against five new enemies and three nasty bosses. Choose between five difficulty settings that can satisfy everyone – a gentle flower looking for some casual fun or a death machine ready to spread mayhem in virtual reality.
  • Pick your poison – Plunge into chaotic 16-player versus multiplayer modes, some unique and others based on campaign levels, or enjoy the classic co-op action in a 12-level cooperative campaign mode featuring several difficulty settings, increased enemy strength (based on player count), friendly fire/infinite ammo options, and much more. Play the entire co-op campaign in classic 80’s arcade style with limited lives.
  • FREE DLC – SSVR: The Second Encounter includes the DLC Legend of the Beast, available for free with the VR version.

 

MULTIPLAYER MODES:

  • Beast Hunt and Team Beast Hunt – Compete against other players, or teams in Team Beast Hunt, hunting down various enemies to see who can get the best score at the end of each campaign level!
  • Survival and Team Survival – Alone or with other team members, fight off endless enemy attacks in a specially designed survival map, and try to survive for as long as possible!
  • Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch – Watch all hell break loose in free-for-all or team based battles with classic deathmatch rules!
  • My Burden – Hold the special item and protect it from others in an attempt to get the highest score and secure your victory!
  • Last Man Standing and Last Team Standing – Use your wits and reflexes to help your team or yourself to be the last man standing in these single-spawn modes.
  • Capture the Flag – Infiltrate the opposing team’s base, steal their flag and secure it to get points, while also defending your own.
  • Instant Kill – It’s simple – you get hit, you die!

 

Screenshots

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Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE

Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE is a virtual reality action shooter, a glorious throwback to the golden age of first-person shooters where men were men, cover was for amateurs and pulling the trigger made things go boom.

Serving as a prequel to the original indie and Game of the Year sensation, Serious Sam: The First Encounter, Serious Sam VR:BFE takes place during the Earth’s final struggle against Mental’s invading legions of beasts and mercenaries.

Key Features

  • Now available in glorious VR! – “basically the same game but the devs just ticked a magical checkbox for VR”
  • Serious Sam Fusion 2017 integration – play cross-platform with players of the pancake version to find out what’s the ultimate combo: hi-tech motion controllers or good old keyboard & mouse.
  • True locomotion support – teleport, instant teleport, blink teleport, classic full locomotion (with or without comfort mode).
  • Dual-wield the Destructive Arsenal – A scoped assault rifle or the double-barreled shotgun? Automatic shotgun or the punishing minigun? Why not use both!? Unleash the almighty barrage of flaming cannonballs!.
  • Frantic Arcade-Style Action – Hold down the trigger and lay waste to a never-ending onslaught of attackers or face being overrun by Mental’s savage beasts. No cover systems, no camping – it’s just you against them. All of them!.
  • Steam Workshop – Submit your content creation or download new player-created content and modifications using Serious Sam Fusion 2017.
  • Multiplayer – Fight against each other or other teams in various multiplayer versus modes like Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Last Man Standing, Last Team Standing and Instant Kill. Or, you know, play nice and game together in Standard Co-Op, Classic Co-Op and Coin-Op Co-Op. Op op!

 

Screenshots

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Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope

It is the period of the first Mental War. Earth’s defense forces are crumbling under the hordes of the vicious Mental. He managed to break the will of many nations by destroying the ancient shrines of the native people. A fearless EDF captain, Sam ‘Serious’ Stone, is leading the resistance from the battlecruiser ‘BC Saratoga’ in a desperate attempt to save the galaxy.

Key Features

  • VR and chill – Play as Sam ‘Serious’ Stone in VR! See the galaxy, meet interesting aliens – and frag ’em all. Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope (a.k.a. SSVR) is the perfect VR game! No singing, no dancing. Just shooting and humming to the energizing and moody tunes of your guns blazing.
  • All aboard! – Select your mission on the command deck of the battlecruiser Saratoga and get ready to drop down to planet’s surface; the action starts immediately!
  • The bigger they are – Battle over 5 different planets with multiple levels, ending with 5 different bosses. The bigger they are, the harder they fall, as Sam wades his way through the invading horde using a vast number of guns and power-ups, including his mighty pirate cannon.
  • Guns. Lots of guns! – Sam must pick the right weapon for the job – some enemies are tougher, or just different and more resilient to certain type of damage than others – and defend the local populace.
  • Mental’s hordes – Hordes of enemies, new and old, are pouring over the planets, all across the universe. Sam has already defeated some of them in battle and knows them all too well. Others will rear their big, ugly head for the first time. Sam will not discriminate.
  • Upgrades and Power-ups – Fully equipped armory is at Sam’s disposal aboard the battlecruiser ‘Saratoga’. Upgrade your gear between the missions.
  • Seriously fun – Saving the universe can be a daunting and tedious task, but here’s Sam to save the day; it’s more fun when he does it, the way he does it. It’s (mostly) by shooting aliens in the face.

 

Screenshots

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The Talos Principle VR

The Talos Principle VR is a virtual reality version of Croteam’s critically acclaimed first-person puzzle game in the tradition of philosophical science fiction.

As if awakening from a deep sleep, you find yourself in a strange, contradictory world of ancient ruins and advanced technology. Tasked by your creator with solving a series of increasingly complex puzzles, you must decide whether to have faith, or to ask the difficult questions: Who are you? What is your purpose And what are you going to do about it?

FEATURES:

  • Road to Gehenna included – explore a brand new narrative through four episodes that will challenge you with some of the most advanced puzzles in The Talos Principle.
  • True locomotion support – teleport, instant teleport, blink teleport, classic full locomotion (with or without comfort mode). Explore the game’s non-linear world, solving puzzles your way. Go with the safe built-in teleportation system or tweak and adjust the way you jump through the VR space to best suit your playing style.
  • Roomscale support – walk around the game world as if you were actually there.
  • Overcome numerous puzzles in an immersive and stunning VR world.
  • Explore a story about humanity, technology and civilization. Uncover clues, devise theories, and make up your own mind.
  • Use your hands to divert drones, manipulate laser beams and even replicate time to prove your worth – or to find a way out.

 

Screenshots

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Are you a Serious Sam or Talos Principle fan and want to play the games in virtual reality? Have you bought any or all of the VR versions already or played them on another VR system and if so what do you think of them? Let us know in the comments below, or create a discussion in our (PC) Windows Mixed Reality VR Games forum. You can also write your own reviews of the games in our (PC) Windows Mixed Reality VR Game Reviews forum.

 

System Requirements

(All Croteam’s VR games so far have the same system requirements)

Minimum

Processor: Intel Core i5 – 4590 equivalent
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD R9 290 or NVIDIA GTX 970
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 12 GB available space

Recommended

Processor: Intel Core i7-6800 equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD Fury or NVIDIA GTX 1070
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 12 GB available space

 

Source: Croteam Subreddit on Reddit, Croteam website's Games page