Game Like Never Before
Oculus Rift is one of the top virtual reality headsets currently available on the market. It was developed and manufactured by Oculus VR, which is a division of Facebook Inc. Oculus started with a Kickstarter campaign in 2012 to raise funds for its development.
Since then, it has developed a pentile OLED display which has a resolution of 1080*1920 per eye, 90 Hz refresh rate, and a 110° field of view.
Since the release of Oculus Rift in 2016, the market for virtual reality apps and games has been expanding. Here are some of the most popular Oculus Rift games available.
Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives
This game puts you in a futuristic environment where robots have taken over human jobs. Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives allows you to spice up your stressed out life by using the VR headset and simulate what “honest work” really means. You can cook, be a mechanic, and even throw things at your boss (Hey! It’s just a VR game!).
You’ll get a feel for what being a robot means in this game. So, what are you waiting for? Your boss has plenty of tasks for you!
EVE: Valkyrie brings you a classic space dogfight in VR. Just be careful, though, especially if you often get motion sickness. EVE: Valkyrie’s combat system allows the game to be much less realistic, and gives you an arcade style VR game. It might not be the best long-term game for you, but VR is still in its early stages, so who knows?
As long as VR evolves, games with this genre will improve as well.
Lucky’s Tale is one of two games being bundled with Oculus Rift (EVE: Valkyrie is the other). This game might not give you a first-person perspective, but a third-person camera allows you to maneuver angles by moving your head to see what’s ahead. Think of this game as Crash Bandicoot in VR.
While the third-person camera might not really work well with VR, it gives you the ability to explore different stages.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a game for family and friends to play together, which means it’s fun! However, only one person will wear the VR headset; they interact with a bomb that is covered in different types of panels that represent a puzzle. You need to work as a team to find a solution to diffuse the bomb.
However, the person who is wearing the VR headset has no idea what they see, as that task is given to your companions in the room. This game requires instincts, communication, and of course teamwork.
If you like traditional video games and are looking to ease into the VR experience, this game is perfect for you. Chronos gives off a Dark Souls vibe, and is a game where you duel monsters with your sword to stay alive. Chronos is all about a hero’s lifelong quest to save their homeland from evil.
In The Unspoken you become a virtual wizard! This game was developed by Insomniac Games, and does an impressive job of making you a wizard without demanding too much from you. The Unspoken is in an urban fantasy setting filled with customizable spell casters, which you use with Oculus Touch controllers.
There is so much to explore in this dreary world, but the true experience comes from duels, which help you rank up in the wizard fight club.
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The most popular block and build game is finally on VR. This game might not shock you graphics-wise, but some video games are not all about the graphics. Minecraft allows you to build, explore, and mob battle. All the things you love to do in the non-VR version is fully applicable in Minecraft VR. It’s time to put on that headset and explore the world of Minecraft!
Developed by Epic Games (the brains behind Fortnite), Robo Recall is a fantastic, fast paced futuristic shooter. You play as Agent 34, manufactured by the company RoboReady. Your main goal is to remove the defective units from the production line, but since a virus turned all the robots against their creators, you must take them out.
Robo Recall is not your ordinary first-person shooter: you can pick up your enemies and fling them back. The best part about this game is that it’s free to play. That’s Epic Games for you.
The Invisible Hours
The invisible Hours is a murder mystery that allows you to freely explore a web of interwoven stories inside a mansion owned by Nikola Tesla. Your main goal is to observe and search for clues to find out what’s really going on, and who the culprit is. Be ready to use your detective skills on this one as you rewind and fast-forward time to trace people who are inside the mansion.
You’re in for wild twists and turns in this theater perspective game.
Developed by CryEngine (the company that brought you the Crysis Series), this Oculus Rift exclusive allows players to scale huge heights and see the world from a different perspective through hiking. You can explore caves and mountains in this VR game. The Climb will remind you of the Uncharted games, albeit with no combat.
If you want to showcase your VR to your friends or family this game will do the trick. Just be careful, as it may cause motion sickness.