It’s a surprisingly slow week for VR releases, with very little to talk about on Rift and absolutely nothing on Gear VR. It might be time to dig back through the past months and pick out some of the games you’ve missed out on, then.
If you missed the previous entry of this list you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in the world of VR.
The Big Releases
Crashimals, by Rogue Earth
Price: $14.99 (Rift)
Blowing stuff up in any old videogame is fun, but in VR it’s even better. Crashimals looks a little like VR’s own take on Angry Birds; pilots jump into planes and attempt to take down structures with bombs, and you get to reveal in their demise. It’s a puzzle game at heart, controlled with motion controllers.
Recommendation: This looks like it could be a bit of fun.
Don’t Knock Twice, by Wales Interactive
Price: $15.99 (Rift)
Wales Interactive delivers this week’s dose of VR horror. Cast as a guilt-ridden mother, you journey to save your daughter from a demonic witch. You’ll explore a massive house, interacting with objects to solve puzzles and progress further, with plenty of scares abound. The game stars Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff.
Recommendation: We weren’t so thrilled by Don’t Knock Twice.
The IOTA Project Demo, by DreamSail Games
Price: Free (Rift)
The IOTA Project is only available as a demo right now, but we’d still recommend you pick it up, as it gets VR mech combat right. Explore a colorful sandbox and take down enemies in your giant war machine, swinging its arms using your motion controllers and activating attacks with in-game buttons. It’s a heck of a lot of fun.
Recommendation: Absolutely check this one out.