In the past decade, there has been a renewed interest in all things medieval. This is evident in the popularity of shows like Game of Thrones and The Tudors, as well as movies like Thor: Ragnarok and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
It should come as no surprise, then, that there are now a number of VR games that allow players to experience what life was like in the Middle Ages.
Here are 8 VR games set in the Medieval era that will transport you back in time:
Medieval VR Games
Blade and sorcery
Blade & Sorcery is a VR-optimized mediaeval fantasy sandbox with complete physics-driven melee, ranged, and magical combat. Devastate your opponents by becoming a formidable warrior, ranger, or sorcerer.
The era of virtual reality weightlessness and wiggle-sword warfare is over. Blade & Sorcery is a mediaeval fantasy sandbox like no other, focused on melee, ranged, and magical combat and making full use of a unique and realistic physics-driven interaction and combat engine.
Collisions are governed by fine hitboxes, things have weight and obey physics laws, beings have complete body physics and existence, and blades can be utilised to penetrate soft materials or deflect magic.
Spice & Wolf VR2
Lawrence, a former wandering trader, settled down with the wolf goddess Holo and opened a bathhouse at the end of his journey with her.
The couple was blessed with a beautiful kid and a wonderful life.
The beautiful wolves, on the other hand, have a weakness for delicious meals, and their food bills cause Lawrence difficulties.
A minor event occurs one day as Lawrence is going about his fur side business to help the family’s funds. To make matters worse, Holo shows up with quite the feast.
Rags to Dishes
Rags to Dishes is a single-player virtual reality (VR) cooking game in which you can travel back in time to the mediaeval ages and serve delicious dishes to hungry locals!
You’ll begin as a cook for peasants with the goal of eventually preparing for the Royal Court and becoming the best chef in the nation. The recipes will change over the three stages, and you’ll be able to purchase upgrades to help you earn more coins along the road.
GORN is a ridiculously brutal virtual reality gladiator simulator. GORN fighters will be able to creatively execute their most horrific gladiatorial dreams in virtual reality, thanks to a one-of-a-kind, completely physics-driven combat system.
Using a variety of weapons ranging from swords, maces, and arrows to nunchuks, throwing knives, gigantic two-handed warhammers, and even your blood-soaked bare hands, savagely knock down an unending supply of poorly animated opponents. In the most vicious and savage VR face-smashing game ever created by man, the only limitations to the carnage are your creativity and decency.
Bethesda’s classic RPG comes to life in virtual reality! Players can explore the vast world of Skyrim, battle dragons, and complete quests in an immersive VR experience.
A true, full-length open-world VR game. Skyrim VR reimagines the entire epic fantasy masterwork with unrivalled scale, depth, and immersion.
Skyrim VR brings to life a complete open world for you to explore in any way you want, from battling ancient dragons to exploring rough mountains and more. Skyrim VR comes with the critically acclaimed core game as well as the official add-ons Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.
Hellsplit: Arena is a VR horror-slasher set in a dark fantasy realm filled with the undead in the late Middle Ages. It’s gory and realistic, with stabbing, cutting, and blunt blows, grips, kicks, and movement strategies – the fate of each fight is solely determined by your ability and endurance.
Legendary Tales is a VR Action roleplaying game that supports up to four players in co-op. Collect stuff, improve your skills, and fight your way through a constantly changing dungeon to create your own Legendary Tales.
The abilities, weaponry, and combat are all incredible. The ability to use the handle on weapons for blunt dmg, perfect parrys, and blocking makes combat in the game more difficult than simply swinging a sword. Enemies can block, attack in a variety of ways, and be used as a weapon if you take a skeleton’s arm. Crates and chairs, for example, can be used as weapons.
Swordsman is a mediaeval battle game with physics. On your mission to redeem the world from evil, customise your warrior, combat diverse groups in huge arenas, and beat tough enemies to unlock their special boss weapons.
Overall, this is a fantastic sword combat game, possibly the finest. It has a realistic combat feel (with the purposeful exception of the magical weapons) that actually manages to make blocking, parrying, and evading useful, rewarding, and often required, which I haven’t seen in any other game.