Though they are not yet proven wrong, the persistence of virtual reality in the video game industry gives you more than enough pause to consider such prognostications with a grain of salt, if not outright disbelief. Because, while VR has struggled to get off of the ground, it seems to be a huge part of this current console generation and it isn’t going away any time soon.
Take the Oculus Rift, for example. Before being scooped up by Facebook, the Oculus Rift VR units were the go-to devices for PC virtual reality gaming. Since their release, the units have only increased their ability to churn out impressive (and immersive) graphics as well as giving the world a few awesome gameplay experiences to boot.
In this article, we’re going to tell you about the 5 top games currently available for Oculus Rift so that you know what to buy when you’re ready to take the plunge into the world of virtual reality.
This title initially debuted on the PlayStation VR platform and was well received there for its combination of classic platforming and new era virtual reality. As a tiny mouse named Quill players explore a game world fraught with danger around every corner as they explore the in-game world from the perspective of a mouse. Filled with puzzles of varying challenge, Moss is a charming game that marries the best of old-school classics and new tech for a potent combination and a wonderful experience.
- Robo Recall
This game simulates what would happen if a world filled with robots suddenly decided to revolt against their human overlords. Zany action mixed with over the top moves give this title a patina of goofiness that is hard to ignore but, once you do, you notice that this title is a charming classic action game that rewards quick responses and mastery of gameplay mechanics. A surefire hit for anyone who misses the old on-rails light gun games that you used to find in the arcades.
- Beat Saber
This marriage of Jedi and Guitar Hero is a rhythm game that transforms lightsaber movements into notes in what is easily one of the most unique titles on this list. If you’ve played titles like Fruit Ninja then you get the basic gist of Beat Saber but don’t be scared away if you think you don’t have rhythm. Beat Saber emphasizes completing timed actions more than anything so slice away and set the sound waves on fire.
- Superhot VR
This first-person shooter designed from the ground up for virtual reality is a unique and challenging take on the ubiquitous genre that will have even the most gifted players struggling to keep up. If you’re a fan of fps games and want to experience the next level, Superhot VR is it.
- Lone Echo and Echo VR
These two titles simulate what it feels like to drift through the weightless void of space. While that might sound jarring the game is actually completely peaceful and even features a compelling narrative to move things along. If you’ve ever wanted to simulate floating in weightlessness, Lone Echo has you covered.