Oculus Rift can be considered as the first premium VR headset that appeared on the market for PC gamers and ushered in the era of VR gaming. While it wasn’t released too far from HTC Vive, just the fact that it was announced earlier, was $200 cheaper than Vive and thus had a bigger following means a lot of game developers put their focus on developing VR content for Oculus Rift. We have compiled a list of Top 10 Best Oculus Rift Games for you to check out if you have recently purchased the VR headset and want more games to enjoy on it.
Top 10 Best Oculus Rift Games
For space fans, Adr1ft presents a VR experience that can sometimes feel quite similar to begin an astronaut yourself. Inspired by the movie Gravity, Adr1ft is on our list of best Oculus Rift games thanks to its beautiful visuals of outer space and the urgency in the gameplay where players wake up floating in the debris of a space station with no memory and running out of oxygen. For $20, this is a Rift VR experience worth checking out.
Originally started off as a free to play game, War Thunder is now available on Oculus Rift as well and puts players in the cockpit of old WW2 and Korean war airplanes as they take part in dogfights and complete objectives. Players can fly airplanes from a number of countries including Russia, Japan and Britain. With an Oculus VR headset equipped, you get the feeling as if you are actually flying an airplane as enemy missiles and bullets fly past you and smoke and debris clouds your vision. For a free to play VR experience, War Thunder is one of the best Oculus offerings.
8.Universe Sandbox 2
What’s better than controlling the entire universe, colliding planets, stars and moons just for fun? Controlling the universe in VR! With Universe Sandbox 2, priced at $25, you can do just that using your Oculus Rift headset. With real time gravity, climate and collision simulation, Universe Sandbox 2 can be your ultimate destruction dream as you move massive planetary bodies out of their natural paths and make them collide with each other.
7.Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Mentioned in our list of HTC Vive games as well, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes VR allows players to get even more immersive in this bomb defusal simulator where players group up with another friend and play mini games while constantly talking in order to defuse the bomb. For $15, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is an amazing social VR experience which is one of the best Oculus Rift games in the market and works great as a party game as well thanks to its hilarious and tense moments as you figure out stuff to talk about while also helping your team mate defuse the bomb with useful instructions.
6.Star Trek Bridge Crew
Another one of Ubisoft’s VR experiences, although priced at $50, Star Trek Bridge Crew makes up for its price tag by delivering a pretty authentic Star Trek experience in a multiplayer environment where players are put in the shoes of one of the members of USS Enterprise’s Bridge Crew. The VR game can be played with up to 3 other friends, each taking on a specific role aboard the ship. One player pilots the ship, another serves as the engineer, one in charge of tactical decisions and the fourth player serves as the ship’s captain.
Set in a futuristic world where robots have taken over the job market, Job Simulator on Oculus Rift allows you to experience what it is like to have a job as a normal human. Players climb up the ranks in their company until they can eventually reach the top and fire employees or if you aren’t ambitious enough, you can stay a grunt at the bottom rung of the ladder and work overtime for little to no salary while performing daily tasks with your hands by carrying objects around the office, drinking coffee to stay awake and even fighting it out with your boss.
A collection of free mini-games from Valve themselves, The Lab combines eight mini-games into one Oculus Rift VR experience with each game offering an entertaining time, although a bit short. For those who love Aperture Science robots from the Portal game series, The Lab is an added bonus as those robots are everywhere. Even when you are not playing one of the mini-games, you can roam around in the virtual space when playing The Lab and interact with numerous things and creations.
The $40 Arizona Sunshine delivers a great post-apocalyptic zombie survival experience which is ideal for Oculus Rift VR. If normal zombie games are no longer scary enough for you, Arizona Sunshine should once again make you tense as this time you will be running away or fighting hordes of zombies in VR, making the experience even scarier. The game’s campaign can be played solo or in co-op and once you finish the campaign and still want a taste of zombie VR games, you can take part in a horde mode with up to four players, earning this such a high spot on our list of top 10 best Oculus Rift games.
2.The Talos Principle VR
The original Talos Principle game was praised for its fun and well thought out first-person puzzle gameplay experience. The Talos Principle VR builds upon that by including support for Oculus Rift virtual reality, basically letting the players enjoy the game in VR for a price tag of $40. The VR version of the game even has room scale support so if you get enough Oculus Rift sensors around your room, you can even enjoy the game as if you were actually exploring the world of Talos Principle and solving puzzles in real life instead of a game.
One of the launch experiences of Oculus Rift VR, Google’s Tilt Brush isn’t exactly a game but deserves the top spot on our list of Top 10 Best Oculus Rift Games because of how well polished and fun it is to use. While the main goal of Tilt Brush is for artists to have a virtual world where they can draw anything, even someone who isn’t particularly good at art can enjoy Tilt Brush by simply throwing around paint and creating the most absurd things they can imagine. Google’s Tilt Brush serves as a virtual playground with bright colors and guarantees hours of fun with its $20 price tag.
So there you have it, our list of Top 10 Best Oculus Rift games available in the market which you can pick up to enjoy with your newly discounted purchase of Oculus Rift VR headset. Even if you have had Oculus for quite some time but haven’t experienced these games before, it is a good idea to check them out now as some of them have free demos available on Steam.