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30 Videogames Are Being Released That Make Use Of Oculus Rift For Whole New VR Gameplay VR Experience

30 Videogames Are Being Released That Make Use Of Oculus Rift For Whole New VR Gameplay VR Experience

With just two weeks until the first wave of Oculus Rift headsets arrive, many may be wondering: what will I play in VR?

Oculus announced that 30 games will be available for the headset on its March 28 launch, followed by a slew of other announced releases in the spring. There will then be a second wave of game releases when the hand-tracking Oculus Touch controllers are released later this summer.

The games on the list represent a range of experiences, and Oculus has even created a rating system to help break down how comfortable they’ll be for first-time virtual reality users. Ratings range in three tiers: Comfortable, Intermediate and Intense.

The games range from some of things you’d expect from VR, like intense first-person experiences, to surprising things that work seamlessly, like third-person games and genres like tower defense to strategy games. Oculus Rift’s very public development cycle means gameplay has evolved somewhat publicly, as people learn what is comfortable — and fun — in VR.

The below list of games will work on the Rift’s included Xbox One controller. Some also work seamlessly with the small Oculus Remote.

Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Game
AirMech: Command
Albino Lullaby
Audio Arena
Project CARS
Dead Secret

Defense Grid 2: Enhanced Edition
Elite Dangerous: Enhanced Edition
Esper 2
EVE Valkyrie: Founder’s Pack
Fly to Kuma
EVE Gunjack
Herobound SC
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Lucky’s Tail

Omega Agent
Radial G
Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe VR
Smashing the Battle
Vanishing of Ethan Carter
Vektron Revenge
VR Tennis Online
Pinball FX2 VR

Other Oculus games due out in spring include Crytek’s climbing simulator The Climb, Insomniac Games’ brooding third-person action game Edge of Nowhere, card battler Dragon Front and Ubisoft’s Eagle Flight, where you take to the skies as a bird of prey.

The games also range in price from $9.99 to $59.99, similar to the skew we’ve seen in the Steam Store. Some are shorter experiences meant for replay, while others — like time-bending adventure game Chronos — offer 15-20 hours of story inside of VR.

The Oculus Rift ships for $599, though pre-orders have sold out into summer delivery.



By Chelsea Stark



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