The 10 BEST VR Gaming Centers In And Around Tempe

Tempe’s got a lot going for it - being home to Arizona State University and lots of fascinating startups.

However, you didn’t come here for all that.

You came here to find out the best virtual reality gaming experiences that Tempe has to offer.

And that’s exactly what we’re going to discuss in this blog post.

The top 10 virtual reality gaming centers in and around Tempe

Whether you're into multiplayer games or want to explore new worlds, there's something for everyone in our town.

Here’s our list of the 10 best VR gaming facilities in and around Tempe:

  • Utopia VR Arcade (that’s us!)
  • VR Arcade Tempe - Dave & Buster's
  • Main Event Tempe
  • Tilt Studio Arizona Mills
  • Velocity VR
  • VR Xtreme
  • Black's Game Lounge
  • PLAYlive Nation
  • Jake's Unlimited
  • Champions Gaming

Utopia VR Arcade (that’s us!)

We’re the largest virtual reality arcade in Tempe…actually the largest virtual reality arcade in Maricopa County.

Choose from our wide range of VR games and prepare for an epic experience which will blur the line between virtuality and reality.

  • Looking for the staple blast ‘em zombies away experience? Check out Arizona Sunshine.
  • Wanna take part in sports like boxing and sprinting, but with a VR twist? Go for games like Creed and Spring Vector.
  • A fan of Star Wars and would love to engage in a high-stakes lightsaber battle? Book a spot for Trials On Tatooine.

Whatever your taste, whether you’re a newbie or a gaming regular, you’ll find more than one game to your liking from among our rapidly growing library!

Looking for a thrilling team building event or somewhere to host a special event in Tempe? Hit us up!

 

Website: Go to the home page

Location: Check address/Plan route on Google Maps

Enquiry form: Visit the contact page

Phone: +1 844-877-2233

Email: booking@utopiavrarcade.com

 

VR Arcade Tempe - Dave & Buster's

A fan of the evil alien-busting men in black suits, a.k.a. The Men In Black? Then the VR arcade at Dave & Buster’s just HAS to be on your to-do list.

Among their VR game offerings is the MIB VR Game, in which you and your team have to step up and battle an alien invasion, while trying to uncover a mole within MIB.

Pro tip: We hear the Mac & Cheese and watermelon cocktail are to die for.

 

Website: Go to the website

Location: Check address/Plan route on Google Maps

Enquiry form: Visit the contact page

Phone: +1 480-281-8456

 

Main Event Tempe

Part of a chain, Main Event Tempe offers a decent library of VR games and experiences like…

Going on various adventures in VR Rabbids, dancing your heart out in Beat Saber, surviving a gun battle in Hologate and so much more!

You can also try to balance yourself on the gravity ropes, and play arcade games, bowling & multi-level laser tag.

Pro tip: While you’re waiting for your turn at the VR, check out their selection of craft beers!

 

Website: Go to the website

Location: Check address/Plan route on Google Maps

Enquiry form: Visit the contact page

Phone: +1 480-753-1200

 

Tilt Studio Arizona Mills

Spread out over 40,000 square feet and two storeys, Tilt Studio offers unique VR experiences that are tons of fun for all ages.

One of their most popular experiences is Hologate VR, a multiplayer game in which you can explore amazing new worlds and be fully immersed in the game.

You can also check out VR Rabbids and VR Ultra Moto, an immersive motorcycle riding experience.

Pro tip: VR and gaming apart, if you’re ordering food, make sure you try out their pizza and wings and/or onion rings! 

 

Website: Go to the website

Location: Check address/Plan route on Google Maps

Phone: +1 480-648-1222

 

Velocity VR

One of the only “free roam” VR centers in Scottsdale, Velocity VR has a number of well-chosen VR games that are described as “super fun”.

Some of their most popular offerings are:

    • Outbreak Origins, in which you’re running through ghastly landscapes, fending off hordes of rampaging zombies, and
    • Singularity, which sees you explore a top secret military space station where some unexpected surprises await…
  • Far Cry: Dive Into Insanity, where your lovely outing in a tropical paradise is interrupted by a gang of pirates.

 

Website: Go to the website

Location: Check address/Plan route on Google Maps

Enquiry form: Visit the contact page

Phone: +1 602-302-7223

 

VR Xtreme

Whether you’re a complete newbie, a regular gamer or an adrenaline junkie, VR Xtreme has a game for you!

  • Journey to deep space as part of a military mission to save Earth from rogue aliens in Delta Zero.
  • Take part in an adrenaline-pumping car race in Project Cars 2.
  • Go higher than any theme park dares you’ve ever done and then back down in a terrifyingly immersive ride in The Tower Coaster London.

 

Website: Go to the website

Location: Check address/Plan route on Google Maps

Phone: +1 480-291-8232

Email: info@VRXtremeAZ.com

 

Black's Game Lounge

We’ve talked about all these places where you can go to play VR games.

But, how about this - a place where you can play VR games while you’re waiting for your PC to be repaired?

Sounds interesting?

Then you should definitely check out Black’s Game Lounge.

What you can expect to find here:

  • VR gaming rigs for you to hire (obv)
  • Plentiful stocks of  beverages and snacks
  • A computer repair outlet
  • A store selling computers, tablets, art, jewelry, action figures, games, comics

Among their VR game offerings are Gorilla Tag, Pavlov VR, and Hellsplit: Arena.

 

Website: Go to the website

Location: Check address/Plan route on Google Maps

Phone: +1 602-675-1475

Email: Blackslounge@protonmail.com

 

PLAYlive Nation

Located in the Chandler Fashion Center, PLAYlive Nation is a social gaming venue with a unique selection of VR games. 

Team up to take on daunting missions, or play against each other.

And BJ”s Brewery is right next door so you can easily grab dinner or go for a post-game celeb!

Pro tip: They have an all-nighter option where you can hire a game station through the night (11pm to 6am or 12 Midnight to 7am), with 5 XL pizzas included.

 

Website: Go to the website

Location: Check address/Plan route on Google Maps

Phone: +1 480-499-0235

Email: chandler@playlivestores.com

 

Jake's Unlimited

Jake's Unlimited is an indoor amusement park with a VR zone, laser tag, and carnival & arcade games.

Go for an incredibly immersive experience at the Omni Arena, take part in Hologate’s realistic games, weave in and out of the course in motorcycle racing games and zip down the tallest roller coaster ride you’ve ever seen!

 

Website: Go to the website

Location: Check address/Plan route on Google Maps

Enquiry form: Visit the contact page

Phone: +1 480-771-1085

Email: info@jakesunlimited.com

 

Champions Gaming

You'll never feel alone or lonely when you're with your friends at Champions Gaming. 

Hang out after games, spend some time playing some of their numerous games and have a great time!

Multiplayer VR experiences, video games, tabletop games - they have it all!

 

Website: Go to the website

Location: Check address/Plan route on Google Maps

Enquiry form: Visit the contact page

Phone: +1 480-999-3645

 

Where are YOU planning to go for your VR fix?

Did you pick one of our shortlisted VR venues?

Or are you going somewhere else?

Do you think we should feature more gaming centers here?

Let us know in a comment below!

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