A multiplayer shooter in VR with heavy focus on community features

Pavlov VR

Pavlov VR

  -  Paid
Pavlov VR is a high-paced VR first-person shooter game that allows PC gamers to experience an exhilarating sense of action inside highly detailed maps that are set in iconic World War II environments.

Requires a virtual reality headset. See system requirements for more information.

With full support for a wide array of online gameplay modes and built-in tools for easy matchmaking and joining active games, Pavlov VR represents one of the most attractive and popular VR FPS experiences available today on the market. After its release in early 2017, this game managed to evolve dramatically, becoming one of the most-played VR games on the PC platform.

Main Features

The core experience found in Pavlov VR is set around the popular cooperative shooter genre, where teams of players compete in various game modes, using realistic weaponry, combat tactics, and a physics-driven world that can realistically react to many user moves.

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The game features highly immersive gameplay, which places players in a realistic, virtual environment that simulates combat scenarios across gameplay modes such as “Search And Destroy”, “Deathmatch”, “King of the Hill”, and “Gun Game”. In addition to solo play, players can also team up, talk with each other using realistic proximity voice chat, drive tanks and engage in large-scale battles on large urban and natural maps.

The game offers easy access to features such as AI bots, offline mode, Practice range level, and access to both developer-hosted and community-hosted servers. Talented gamers can extensively mod the game with the set of built-in tools, which can produce not only new gameplay elements but also brand-new maps.

While the game has managed to find phenomenal success over its first five years on the market, many are still noticing that the game is still not super friendly to newcomers who have to quickly adapt to a large array of in-game mechanics, controls, and fast-paced gameplay in live online matches. The game is also sometimes plagued by unstable server infrastructure and lag.

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  • Community hosted dedicated servers.
  • Quick-starting developer hosted lobby system.
  • Search And Destroy, Deathmatch, King of the Hill, and Gun Game game modes.
  • Multi-crew realistically operated tanks
  • Bots.
  • Offline mode.
  • Practice range.
  • Killhouse.
  • Proximity voice chat and radio communication.
  • Custom map support with modkit.
  • Custom game mode support.
  • bHaptics and Forcetube haptic support.

Pavlov VR is a premium game that does not even provide gamers with a free demo.

  • Realistic Gunplay
  • Competitive Multiplayer
  • Active Community
  • Custom Maps and Mods
  • Cross-platform Support
  • Steeper Learning Curve
  • Moderate Graphics
  • Requires VR Equipment
  • Potential Motion Sickness
  • Limited Single-player Content
Recommended System Requirements
  • OS: Windows 11/10
  • Processor: Six Core 4 Ghz +
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: RTX 2080
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 60 GB available space
  • VR Support: SteamVR or Oculus PC. Standing or Room Scale
Note: This game uses Easy Anti-cheat


Due to its engaging and balanced gameplay, a large selection of community-created mods, and regular dev updates, Pavlov is today regarded as one of the best realistic VR shooter games.

  • Pavlov VR Screenshots

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    Pavlov VR Screenshot 1
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  • Pavlov VR Screenshot 3