Here are the games optimized for the Valve Index or its knuckle controllers at launch

It’ll grow over time

The Valve Index, the newest VR headset on the block, is shipping this week. It’s basically an upgrade on the existing HTC Vive/Vive Pro concept, meant to work in tandem with SteamVR with new “knuckle” controllers.

Naturally those looking to upgrade will want a list of games that are built for the Index, and Valve provided Destructoid with one. Note that the main upgrade here, in the case of select games, is the ability to utilize each individual finger to “grip” items just as you would in real life. Others have been updated to accommodate for the Index’s hardware.

Out of all of these Beat Saber, Superhot VR, and Vacation Simulator are my recommendations. Aperture Hand Labs, a Portal-universe demo of the Index tech, is also fun while it lasts.

  • Space Junkies
  • Museum of Other Realities 
  • #SkiJump 
  • Garden of the Sea
  • Vacation Simulator
  • Fujii 
  • Trover Saves the Universe
  • Aperture Hand Labs
  • Shadow Legend VR
  • VRChat
  • Onward 
  • Pavlov VR 
  • Arizona Sunshine 
  • Arizona Sunshine – Dead Man DLC
  • Space Pirate Trainer
  • Fruit Ninja VR
  • SUPERHOT VR
  • Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
  • PokerStars VR
  • Vanishing Realms
  • Cosmic Trip 
  • Neos VR
  • Accounting+ 
  • Job Simulator
  • Tilt Brush
  • Jet Island
  • Duck Season
  • Windlands 2
  • Moss
  • Echo Grotto
  • Blade & Sorcery
  • Bigscreen Beta
  • Climbey
  • Beat Saber
  • COMPOUND
Chris Carter
Reviews Director, Co-EIC - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!