Blade and Sorcery is practically a totem pole in the VR gaming space - a virtual reality physics-based experience that allows you to fulfil your role-playing fantasies by becoming either a godly figure with a wide variety of spells and weapons at your disposal, or by being the underdog, pit against all odds against endless waves of difficult enemies.
While Blade and Sorcery has been in early access for a few years now, despite being available on some of the best VR headsets already, there's plenty of us spending hundreds of hours killing unaware enemies in Outpost or delivering fatal blows in the Market. However, if you're wanting something similar, yet different enough, here's a bunch of incredible options.
While Blade and Sorcery focuses on the realism of its encounters, unless you bump up the cheats (we don't judge), Battle Talent strives in absolutely chaotic encounters, causing some players to call it a "character action" game.
The genre of roguelite is plentiful in virtual reality, but Battle Talent's mix of sandbox-based levels, alongside a variety of small dungeons with various challenges, keep things fresh as you use plenty of incredible weapons. From daggers that fire bullets, or spells that can devastate foes from a distance, Battle Talent is one that you need on your Wishlist.
Battle Talent is available on PCVR via Steam, and Meta Quest 2, 3, and Pro headsets.
Originally in early access, but finally launching in 1.0 is Legendary Tales. This dungeon-crawler will take you and up to three of your friends through a range of dark, murky dungeons as you battle various monsters willing to put a stop to your journey.
While the game features a physics-based fighting system like Blade and Sorcery, it also offers a range of attributes that you can use to upgrade your character, as well as randomly-generated loot to keep your motivation going strong.
Legendary Tales is available on PCVR via Steam, and on PSVR 2.
Blade and Sorcery: Nomad
A bit of a cheap entry, but still a worthy one to add, Blade and Sorcery: Nomad is the standalone version of the exciting game. Nomad's core gameplay is the same as the standard Blade and Sorcery, with a fully-fledged physics experience, supported by numerous mods and cheats to give you the full power fantasy you crave.
Of course, Blade and Sorcery: Nomad does take some hits graphically, while also losing the Citadel map and offering less enemies during encounters. However, if you're using a Quest headset and can't be bothered to boot up your PC, it's definitely an excellent option. And you can take it to your friends house too.
Blade and Sorcery: Nomad is available on Meta Quest 2, 3, and Pro.
Have you been playing Blade and Sorcery and thinking "wow, I love this game, but it's not realistic or challenging enough"? Then Swordsman VR might just be for you. As you play through tough matches in this physics-based game, your skills with the various weapons will grow, allowing you to take on tougher enemies.
As you attempt to survive encounters, and find weaknesses in your opponent's fighting style, you'll probably find a lot of similarities to the sword fighting found in Blade and Sorcery. And it certainly gives you the same satisfaction when you kill an enemy.
Swordsman VR is available on PCVR via Steam, Quest 2, 3 and Pro, and PSVR 2.
On the other side of the Blade and Sorcery coin, Hellsplit: Arena takes away some of the realism, and instead, offers monstrous enemies to take on. Self-described by the developers as a horror-slasher, Hellsplit's gameplay loop feels eerily similar to Blade and Sorcery, focusing on the Medieval Ages-type aesthetic, but in a dark, gruesome world.
That's not to say that Hellsplit doesn't offer any realistic gameplay. The physics-based sword fighting allows for some lifelike dismemberment and injuries in-game, arguably giving you a more immersive experience than that of Blade and Sorcery. If you're wanting a VR horror game with Blade and Sorcery's gameplay, Hellsplit: Arena is one of the best in virtual reality.
Hellsplit: Arena is available on PCVR via Steam. It's also scheduled to release on PSVR 2 at some point in the future.
While there will certainly be some upcoming VR games that will try and take Blade and Sorcery's crown away, but these are some of the best right now.