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Six awesome VR experiences to try in Hong Kong

Who needs real life when you have virtual reality? From escape rooms to gaming treadmills, here’s where to go for the best VR experiences in Hong Kong

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We Hongkongers love our party rooms. And we also love our video games. Combing the best of both worlds, these VR gaming venues invite gamers – and rookies – to strap on some VR goggles and dive into whole new worlds. From intense zombie pirate ships and E-sports arcades to VR-centric party rooms, these VR experiences are the perfect activity to escape reality (and the rain too). Read on to discover the five best places to do so in Hong Kong.

RECOMMENDED: Prefer to go old school? These arcades and video game arcades should do just the trick. 

Hong Kong’s best VR experiences

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Zero Latency

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Escape reality completely and head to Hong Kong’s newest multiplayer virtual reality gaming centre, Zero Latency. There are five games to choose from which range from surviving an adrenaline-fulled zombie attack scenario to raiding an abandoned space station and battling robots and killer drones, to exploring a fantasy alien world where gravity doesn’t exist. The centre uses state-of-the-art wireless technology and equips players with VR headsets, headphones, military-style backpacks, and weapons, making this an unbelievably cool experience if you live for platform games and have an active imagination. From $298 per person

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Playdium Virtual Reality

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A high-tech VR arcade in the heart of Causeway Bay. At Playdium, you’ll find top-of-the-line Razer Computers,  HTC Vive VR goggles, as well technology that’s not even for sale. There’s no shortage of games either - from zombies and puzzle solving to painting and even therapeutic applications, Playdium has got it all. And yeah, there’s literally a miniature boxing ring to play VR boxing games, it’s pretty sweet. Experience games and electronic sports at a whole new level and plug yourself in the Matrix. $260/hour (weekday), $280/hour (weekend). 

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VR Arena

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The place to go in Hong Kong if you're keen to try the Virtuix Omni, an omni-directional gaming treadmill where gamers can literally walk in any direction they want. VR Arena invites players to fully immerse themselves in these virtual reality games – there are more than 19 games to pick from including zombie infested ones to shoot outs – transporting them to a whole new world without any spatial hindrance. $160/60 mins per person.

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Sandbox VR

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Taking zombie games to a whole level, Tsim Sha Tsui’s Sandbox VR invites gamers to fight the disease-ridden undead while attempting to escape an abandoned mansion – all in immersive VR. Sandbox claims to be the world’s first ‘hyper-reality’ escape room, where a squad of three to four friends have the entire green room to themselves for an hour to run wild and kick zombie butt. After the game, players can also enjoy viewing footages of themselves shooting at virtual monsters. Expect plenty of screaming. See here for a taste of it. $288 per person. 

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V-Owl Station VR Party

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Party rooms are not exactly scarce in Hong Kong, especially in Kwun Tong, but V-Owl Station boasts a pretty sweet spacious area (3,500 sq ft to be exact) complete with more than 250 popular VR games – Fruit Ninja, The Brookhaven Experiment and more) padded walls and comfy sofas. Though the venue usually splits the area into two zones, you can book both zones and battle your friends in epic four-player VR showdowns. What’s more, V-Owl is home to two 4D VR-motion chairs that simulate incredibly authentic motion experiences. Strap in for a rollercoaster ride. Starts from $150/half hour per zone. 

Jet One Motion
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Jet One Motion

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Jet One is not exactly a party room equipped with all your favourite VR games, but rather a platform that strives to bring the best possible virtual reality and simulation experience to Hongkongers, be it teambuilding workshops, events, aviation simulation or educational programmes for children. One of Jet One’s most popular offerings is the VR Cinema at Knutsford Terrace’s The Ring Bar, where audiences can try out a VR game or catch an exclusive VR film every Thursday between 7.30pm-9.30m. Contact the folks at Jet One to see how you can jazz up your next event! jetonemotion.com

Looking for quirky things to do?

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Quirky and unusual things to do in Hong Kong

From rooms that allow you to smash shit up and vent your (burning, all-encompassing) rage to the latest weird sporting craze, to discovering abandoned ghost towns, we’ve got it all. Follow our guide to all the most quirky and unusual things to do in Hong Kong.

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