Half-Life: Alyx is a downright, great experience. From the story to graphics to mechanics, this game has all the trappings of a proper AAA title, which is a rare combination in VR games.
The HTC Vive Cosmos is a great VR headset held back by bad controller ergonomics. It's comfort and lack of base stations makes it a good upgrade from the Vive.
The HTC Vive Cosmos Elite with the External Tracking Faceplate gives you everything you need in a VR headset, but the price makes it a tough buy against the current competition.
The Valve Index VR headset and controllers offers an excellent visual experience and best-in-class tracking, and the Index controllers are the best out there.
Welcome to the beginning of the next era of virtual reality hardware, where host devices aren’t needed, and cables are just for charging.
The Rift S isn’t a second-gen headset, but more like a do-over of the original, with improvements and compromises. If you have a headset, you can skip this one.
The Insta360 Evo 5.7K VR camera with 360-degree mono and 180-degree stereo captures clear images and video, but could use an improved stitching algorithm.
HP Reverb is the best Windows Mixed Reality headset, but that may be its biggest downfall. It's impressive, but the included controllers ruin the experience.
The Oculus Quest could be the device that turns the VR market around and attracts the masses. It’s basically a game console built into a headset, done right.
The Pimax 5K Plus VR headset isn't perfect. We wouldn’t trade it for a Vive Pro, but we'd consider it if we were upgrading from the original Vive.
HTC's Vive Wireless Adapter lets you cut the tether from your VR headset, but it doesn't always provide a smooth experience.
Pimax's 5K+ headset is the first consumer VR device with an ultrawide field of view. We strapped it on to find out if that's something you should care about.
The HP Windows Mixed Reality headset offers a handful of excellent features, but the product value is marred by a handful of poor design choices and a high asking price.
The Asus Windows Mixed Reality HMD is a nice headset with much to like. But its current price is too high considering the ample competition.
This portable VR headset is affordable and lightweight, and fits on small heads. If you're looking for one to share with your kids, this is among the best right now.
HTC's Vive Pro offers a comfy upgrade path for VR early adopters. It's the best consumer headset available. Just make sure your GPU and wallet can take the hit.
Samsung’s Odyssey HMD is the Cadillac of Windows Mixed Reality headsets. If you’re looking for a high-end MR option, this option is our favorite--even at its high price.