Best Games for Oculus Rift S Windows Central 2019
The Oculus Rift S offers a full library of awesome VR experiences that can transport you to faraway worlds and take you on epic adventures that will have you battling robots, suiting up as a superhero, and so much more. Each game uses the Rift S’s Oculus Touch Controllers and Oculus Insight Tracking to immerse you into each world fully.
Robo Recall is a fantastic first-person shooter that also uses the precision of the Oculus Touch controllers for hand-to-hand combat when the robots get too close. Each action-packed mission will take you through beautifully designed cityscapes, as you teleport through streets and rooftops, battling an onslaught of rogue robots. Complete unique challenges at each level to unlock, customize, and test new weapons to take into battle. Visually it’s stunning, and physically it’s challenging, making it the best game for the Oculus Rift S.
Beat Saber has been one of the highest-rated VR games since it first arrived. It’s still the top-selling VR experience in the Oculus store and for great reasons. Slashing boxes to the beat of music using two sabers is highly addictive and a ton of fun. New updates have kept the game fresh.
Spheres is unlike any other VR experiences available for the Oculus Rift S. It’s space exploration through three interactive chapters with narration from Millie Bobby Brown, Jessica Chastain, and Patti Smith. Each chapter takes you deep into the cosmos where you learn the secrets of space.
Moss is an incredible single-player action-adventure puzzle game that will take you on an incredible journey into a new magical world. You meet Quill, a young mouse that finds a mysterious Glass Relic with ancient magic. Together, the two of you must use this magic to find Quill’s uncle and save him from a menacing villain.
Blade & Sorcery was built from the ground up specifically for VR. This medieval game takes advantage of the Oculus Rift S technology to deliver a realistic physics-driven combat experience where collisions are dictated by hitboxes, objects in VR follow the laws of physics, and your opponents will have a full-body presence.
It doesn’t matter if you are a Star Trek fan or not; Bridge Crew is a must-have for its co-op gameplay. The game puts you and your friends on the bridge of the Federations U.S.S. Aegis as you explore an uncharted sector known as The Trench. There is also an “Ongoing Missions” mode for solo play.
SUPERHOT VR is unique in that the game moves when you physically move. Each level is a puzzle that you solve with your mind and body through patience, guns, and hand-to-hand combat. One wrong move and you’ll have to start over. Just be prepared to think fast.
Dive into the world of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty as a clone of Morty and all of the goofy shenanigans that come with being Morty. Explore odd alien worlds, Rick’s garage, and the Smith household by jumping through portals. You’ll also be helping Rick out with wacky experiments.
Oculus Medium will give you the tools to tap into your creative side to sculpt 3D objects in VR. It doesn’t matter if you are a fledgling artist or professionally trained, Oculus Medium gives you eight tools to work with. Once you’re done, you can export your creations as an OBJ or FBX and then 3D print your model.
This VR shooter imagines a world where southwestern America is plagued with zombies. You’re objective is just to stay alive as zombies come from all directions under the blistering sun of the post-apocalyptic Grand Canyon state. Ammo is scarce, so you need to be incredibly smart with your weapons and your ammo.
Jump into the shoes of Adonis Creed, son of former boxing champ Apollo Creed from the Rocky movies. Creed: Rise to Glory is a physical VR game that will have you swinging your arms against opponents like Clubber Lang, Viktor Drago, and Rocky himself! This unique boxing game will give you an incredible workout.
Patrol the streets of Gotham through the cowl of the World’s Greatest Detective, Batman. As Gotham’s Dark Knight, you have access to all of his iconic bat-gadgets as you attempt to solve a mysterious plot that threatens the lives of Batman’s closest allies and the citizens of Gotham.
In Bonfire, you are Space Scout 817 on a crucial mission to find a new home for the human race. However, you and your robot sidekick, Debbie, voiced by Ali Wong, end up crashing your ship on a mysterious planet. You’re able to embrace, explore, and influence the alien world around you. Just be prepared for the surprise twist at the end.
Space Pirate Trainer is a VR classic that resembles the iconic arcade game Galaga, only you are using your entire body to move and duck, and your arms to blast waves of relentless droids. Reach behind your back for special weapons or a shield to help you get through each hyper level.
Dance Central is packed with a 32 song soundtrack that features big modern hits and dives deep into music history, as far back as the 1970s! Each song has its own unique choreographed routine. There are two levels of difficulty, so even the folks with two left feet can keep up during the virtual all night dance party.
Job Simulator lets you live out those dreams of trashing your desk at work and telling the boss to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine. The latest version of Job Simulator has a new Infinite Overtime mode for all of you worknerds, and it’s a total blast to play.
Your job is simple. Spend five nights at Freddy’s repairing claustrophobic ventilation systems and fixing creepy looking animatronics in a poorly lit room. Or you can spend your evenings hiding in the nighttime security guard office, which by the way, won’t help you.
Step into the Star Wars universe with the first installment of the Vader Immortal VR experience. You and your droid companion, ZO-E3 (voiced by Maya Rudolph) find yourself uncovering an ancient mystery at the behest of the Sith Lord himself that will take you deep into the fiery planet, Mustafar.
One of the scariest films of all time comes to VR, and it is terrifying. Dive deep into the world of demonic exorcism and follow a path that will lead you towards a final confrontation with your darkest, most hidden fears. This feels real, and you need nerves of steel to play this game.
Tower over the battlefield as war rages around you in 360 degrees. Command jeeps, tanks, and artillery in massive ground battles as the skies erupt in bullets, flak and dynamic dog fights. Execute airstrikes, and bombing runs as you advance your troops towards enemy territory.
You’re spending too much time working and not enough time vacationing! Vacation Simulator lets you live out your crazy vacation dreams to splash, s’more, snowball and selfie your way to optimal relaxation. All you have to do is put on a VR headset and set your course for Vacation Island.
The Oculus Rift S offers a lot of great experiences
The Oculus Rift S delivers a big VR punch that can give you precise, realistic hand gestures so you can grab, throw, and punch inside of the game, while your entire body’s physical movements are copied in the VR world. However, what makes the Oculus Rift S a great system, is the vast collection of VR experiences that you can download.
Robo Recall uses every piece of the Rift S’s technology to transport you into the crazy world of a Robo Recaller. A recent barrage of defective, homicidal robots have created openings in RoboReady’s perpetually underfunded and suddenly swamped Recall Department. You must jump in, armed with your wits, reflexes and a vast arsenal of weaponry to eliminate the robot uprising.
Of course, the Oculus Store offers more than just shooter experiences. Everything from puzzle games, short interactive films, and educational experiences are all readily available for the Oculus Rift S headset.
This includes Beat Saber, an instant classic since it was first released. The game is still in the top 5 of the Best Sellers list in the Oculus Store and was recently updated to include a music pack from Grammy Winning Artists, Imagine Dragons, and a new full 360-degree playing field. With the game being played globally, Beat Saber still has a lot of steam in its engines and is showing no signs of slowing down.
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