Immerse yourself in stunning game worlds with the best virtual reality headsets.
Want to scour the streets of City 17 like you've never seen them before, or watch a movie writ large on a virtual cinema screen? Here are the five best VR headsets you can buy today...
Boasting impressively high resolution for a Windows Mixed Reality device, this headset takes advantage of a proprietary anti-screen door feature to reduce the sort of fine-grain you see in most head-mounted displays.
Display: AMOLED | Resolution: 2880 x 1600 | Refresh rate: 90Hz | Field of View: 110 degrees | Controller: Odyssey Controllers | Connections: HDMI, USB 3.0
Though you need a decent amount of space to throw your helmeted self around in, the Cosmos Elite offers a premium VR experience. The fact it comes bundled with Half-Life: Alyx is the incredibly tasty cherry on top.
Display: LCD | Resolution: 2880 x 1700 | Refresh rate: 90Hz | Field of View: 110 degrees | Controller: 1st-gen Vive Controllers | Connections: DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.0
It may have a lower refresh rate than the first Rift, but this is still the best mid-level wired headset you can buy for PC. Boasting a higher resolution and a more comfortable fit, it makes the original model obsolete.
Display: LCD | Resolution: 2560 x 1600 | Refresh rate: 80Hz | Field of View: 110 degrees | Controller: Oculus Touch | Connections: DisplayPort/Mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0
If it didn't cost $1000, this would be our favorite VR headset. Boasting the best visuals of any HMD, and handy convenience features, like per-finger tracking on its Index controllers, this is an amazing piece of tech.
Display: AMOLED | Resolution: 2880 x 1600 | Refresh rate: 120Hz | Field of View: ~130 degrees | Controller: Index Controllers | Connections: DisplayPort, USB 3.0, USB 2.0
The best VR headset in 2021 improves on the specs sheet of the original Quest and delivers it for cheaper. With a new LCD delivering 1832 x 1920 resolution per eye, it offers exceptional clarity for an entry-level headset.
Display: LCD | Resolution: 3664 x 1920 | Refresh rate: Up to 90Hz | Field of View: 100 degrees | Controller: Oculus Touch | Connections: USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphones
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