Gunjack 2: End of Shift (£12.99)
If you've used Samsung's Gear VR – Daydream's chief rival – then you probably know about the original Gunjack, which is spun off from the fuller-bodied EVE Valkyrie space shooter game on higher-end VR platforms. Gunjack 2: End of Shift is essentially more of the same, but that's not a bad thing.
The campaign has a bit more storytelling than before, but you're not here for the characters – you're here to blast the hell out of wave after wave of alien ships that pop into view. From your turret window, you'll use an array of weapons to turn each into scrap, and the weekly shift missions offer reason to keep coming back. It's pricey, but Gunjack 2 is still one of the more enthralling games on Daydream right now.
Wands (£free + IAP)
The aforementioned Fantastic Beasts VR experience provides an officially-licensed taste of the Harry Potter cinematic universe – but if you just want to go hog-wild with the power of a magic wand, then the decidedly unlicensed Wands might be more up your alley.
It's essentially a head-to-head deathmatch game featuring spell-flinging sticks rather than firearms, and you can launch fireballs, teleport around the level, and generally cause magical havoc. The head-to-head online duels are pretty entertaining, even if we wish the Daydream remote's motion controls got more of a Wii Remote-like workout.
So Let Us Melt (£5)
The Chinese Room is a studio best known for "walking simulators" – AKA experimental, minimally interactive games that tell stories as you explore, such as Dear Esther and the brilliant Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. Daydream exclusive So Let Us Melt is another one of those games, albeit made much tighter and without free rein to wander.
It's the story of a new world being built over the span of several million years, all told with super-abstract sights across an array of dazzling environments. Spoken narration helps establish exactly what's happening, while the game itself amounts to a slow rollercoaster jaunt through beautiful terrain and some moving narrative bits along the way. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the stunning ride.
Twilight Pioneers (£free)
Magic. Swords. Dragon souls. Enemies. Dungeons. Nope, this isn't Skyrim, but it's as close as you're going to get on your phone in VR, for the time being at least.
While waving around a floating sword without any actual arms is a little disorientating at first, Twilight Pioneers does a good job of sucking you in, thanks to your ability to walk around freely, using a combination of the trackpad and your head movements - freedom that's lacking in most of these other VR titles.
Combat can be a little clunky and uninspiring at times, thanks to a case of mostly waving your arms around as you slice, dice, and fling magic at enemies, but for the grand old price of zero pounds, it's absolutely worth downloading.
Why simply listen to pulsing electronic beats when you can be immersed in them in VR? That's the idea behind Horizons, which serves up a few different audio/visual experiences that surround you in delightful interpretations of the paired songs.
The best of the bunch is seen above: the song "Outlier" by Bonobo is paired with a sparkling flight around mountaintops and into the depths of the ocean, as you zip through rings and guide a massive flock of birds around. Why? Well, there's no critical objective here: it's just a beautiful little trip worth taking in Daydream.