An Oculus exclusive that takes you to spectacular sites around the world. Climbing the highest mountains and buildings. VR has never been quite as fun as with The Climb. The original was released in 2016 but, there is also The Climb 2 available for the Quest since March 2021. So hopefully, this game will be available soon for PC users as well. Both of the games are currently 2 of the best-selling games on the platform, so expect a Rift version to be available in a few months.
The Climb Gameplay
The Climb is more of an experience really than a VR game. But it does offer some upgrades of equipment along the way. This game appeals to humans' second nature of exploration and adventure to see and experience new places. The views are breathtaking, almost to the point where you feel like your surroundings are real. You can actually feel a chill down your spine when you're looking down from the mountainside just holding on to the rocks with your bare hands.
The canyons, buildings, and active volcanoes you can explore in this VR game are absolutely astonishing, and demo videos don't do the game justice at all. When you wear a VR headset and see everything from a first-person perspective, it's like exploring the world from your living room.
To help you explore you will have ropes, ladders, and other devices to help you get from point A to point B on the different levels. Hang off of cliffs to see fantastic lakes and canyons surrounding, or looking down at the streets from a tall building. Anything is possible in this game, you just need to climb it!
Compatible Devices for The Climb
The Climb is available only on Oculus, so you will either need a Quest or a Rift headset to enjoy The Climb. Steam and Vive have similar experiences as well but, this is definitely one of the best out there on the market.
to play the climb on a computer you will need:
Final thoughts on The Climb
The saddest part is that there are no multiplayer possibilities in the game. This would be a great VR experience to share with friends or meet new players on the Oculus platform. It's fun for a few hours by yourself but, after a while of complete solitude in nature, it does become a bit boring.
The mechanics in the game takes a while to get used to, especially jumping across areas. But the hand-on climbing works really well. It could also benefit from having more daring tasks, larger free jumps, and more intense experiences in height. But for a newbie player, this is a fun game to start out with, and can see why this game has become so popular on the Oculus platform.