You did it. You went out, bought yourself an Oculus Rift. Hopefully, you went crazy and purchased the Touch controllers as well. Make those virtual hands feel like your real hands! You researched PC specs, you are now fluent in graphics cards and RAM. You speak in a language your friends do not understand. And you like it.
You unpacked it, you set it up. You breathed in that new VR smell.
Now what? Your sizable investment is only as good as what you put on it. What apps and games do you start with? What is going to make you, your friends and family go oooh and awwww?
We painstakingly sifted through the ever expanding Oculus library to bring you our personal favorites.
Oculus Rift apps and games to try:
Immerse yourself in Cinematic VR. Available channels such as; ESPN, RYOT, ABC and genres like travel, horror, comedy and docs
Henry is an Emmy award-winning VR film that takes you inside the home of a lonesome but lovable hedgehog whose birthday wish changes everything. Narrated by Frodo himself, Elijah Wood.
We love all things space at VR Observer. This is no exception. If I was able to go back in time and witness a moment in history, this is always my #1 pick. Now I can. This VR experience is a recreation of the events which took place between July 16th and July 24th, 1969.
Within is the premier destination for innovative, entertaining, and informative story-based virtual reality. Within supports all major headsets, including Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Sony Playstation VR, and Google Daydream. You can spend a lot of time here.
Developed by Gunfire Games, Chronos is an amazing role-playing game with plenty of detail, immersion and scale. A hero’s journey to save their homeland from a great and powerful evil.
We love this. Rock climbing in VR! An amazing experience, The Climb brings alive the excitement and thrill of rock climbing in incredible virtual reality. The details are insane and the locations breathtaking.
Get right inside the world of Minecraft with virtual reality. Build, explore and battle mobs – do all the things you know and love – but from a fresh VR perspective. We look forward to other classics in VR.
An epic space game in which you take the controls of your own ship, on whatever side of the law you choose. VR seems ideal for space games.
Choose from multiple ships, and get ready to dogfight- in space. This game was designed for VR and the level of detail and immersion shows. The story is brought to life by the voice of critically acclaimed actress Katee Sackhoff.
Quill by Story Studio (beta) is a VR illustration tool built to empower artists and creators, whether to create final art or as a concept creation aid. Quill allows users to paint in virtual reality on an infinitely scalable canvas – with rich color tools and different brushes.
Be together in a more natural way than a phone call, text or video chat. See amazing performers, play games, meditate, watch videos and keep a look out for new activities and events added every week. Travel to a desert island, get lost in a maze, check out a dungeon, tea house, and a cozy living room.
3D Organon VR Anatomy is the world’s first fully-featured VR anatomy atlas. It is an immersive self-discovery experience into the human body. Explore 15 body systems with more than 4000 realistic anatomical structures and organs. Delve into the body, peek under the skin, and see what you are made of.
Let us know your favorites!