Cardboard is Google’s do-it-yourself gateway into virtual reality, letting you strap your Android phone into a cardboard shell (with a couple of lenses) and immerse yourself in 3D worlds. It’s pretty cheap and easy to get started, and there are dozens upon dozens of compatible apps.
We first assembled this list in 2015, but the selection has grown and improved significantly since then, and we’ve responded in kind. If you’re just getting started with Cardboard or you’re looking for fresh ways to utilize Google’s entry-level VR solution, these are the first 15 apps and games worth experiencing—most of which are free. And remember, the split images are stitched into a single scene once it’s in your face