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The 51 best VR games of 2018 – CNET

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Playable on: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, Windows MR

Captain a Federation starship with three of my friends no matter which headset they own? Yes, please. Star Trek: Bridge Crew puts you on the bridge in one of four roles: Captain, Helm, Tactical or Engineer. You'll plot in a course, raise shields, engage enemies and teleport helpless lifeforms on board, communicating with teammates all the while — or shouting voice commands to IBM's Watson supercomputer when your friends can't make it.

There's not a lot of depth to the game, and the missions aren't brilliantly scripted, but it can still be loads of fun — particularly if, like my colleague Ashley Esqueda suggests, you tell yourself a little lie like "I don't trust Vulcans" to enhance your roleplay.

Update, Dec. 2017: You don't need a VR headset to play Bridge Crew anymore. Even easier to pull your friends in now.

Trailer here.

Published:Caption:Scott SteinPhoto:Ubisoft

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The 51 best VR games of 2018 – CNET

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Playable on: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, Windows MR

Captain a Federation starship with three of my friends no matter which headset they own? Yes, please. Star Trek: Bridge Crew puts you on the bridge in one of four roles: Captain, Helm, Tactical or Engineer. You'll plot in a course, raise shields, engage enemies and teleport helpless lifeforms on board, communicating with teammates all the while — or shouting voice commands to IBM's Watson supercomputer when your friends can't make it.

There's not a lot of depth to the game, and the missions aren't brilliantly scripted, but it can still be loads of fun — particularly if, like my colleague Ashley Esqueda suggests, you tell yourself a little lie like "I don't trust Vulcans" to enhance your roleplay.

Update, Dec. 2017: You don't need a VR headset to play Bridge Crew anymore. Even easier to pull your friends in now.

Trailer here.

Published:Caption:Scott SteinPhoto:Ubisoft

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