A Brief Guide to Every Oculus Rift Launch Game

By Keza MacDonald on at

Oculus Rift comes out on March 28th, along with a pretty impressive line-up of 30 games made by developers who've taken a brave early bet on virtual reality. This here is a list of every Oculus Rift launch game, along with US prices and a brief explanation of what they are. For more detailed impressions, have a look at the 7 best launch-window games I've played. We'll be adding in UK pricing as soon as we have that info.

Related: 8 of The Best Oculus Rift Games I've Played

Helpfully, many of these are available already for Gear VR, if you're not rich or convinced enough to be buying an Oculus Rift headset at launch but still want a taste of virtual reality.

Oculus Rift Launch Games


Adrift - Like experiencing the opening scenes of the film Gravity. $19.99
Adventure Time: Magic-Man’s Head Games - Action-platformer that's like living inside Adventure Time for a little while. $4.99
Airmech: Command - Comfortable top-down RTS. $39.99
Albino Lullaby - Horror game with psychedelic colours. $9.99
Audio Arena - Cool motion-controlled rhythm game that plays a bit like Hohokum. $9.99
Project CARS - Extraordinarily detailed racing game. $49.99
Chronos - Third-person action-adventure with a slight Souls flavour. $49.99


Darknet - Good-looking hacking game. $9.99
Dead Secret - Creepy murder mystery. $14.99
Defense Grid 2 - VR tower defence. $29.99
Dreadhalls - EXTREMELY scary horror game. $9.99
Elite Dangerous - The gold standard in authentic-feeling space games. $59.99
Esper 2 - Really cool telekineses puzzle adventure. $9.99
Eve Valkyrie - Space dogfighting from the EVE Online people. Bundled with pre-orders, or $59.99

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Fly to KUMA - Lemmings, but with adorable bears wearing jackets. $14.99
EVE Gunjack - be the gunner on a spacecraft. $9.99
Herobound SC - Simple VR RPG with dungeon-crawling and combat. $9.99
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes - frantically try to defuse a bomb despite unhelpful instructions. $14.99
Lucky’s Tale - Adorable third-person platformer starring a fox. Bundled
Omega Agent - Really fun secret-agent simulator with jetpacks. $14.99
Radial G - Basically Wipeout in VR, and as good as that sounds. $24.99


Rooms - Cool-looking atmospheric puzzle game. $14.99
Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe VR - Basically air hockey. $9.99
Smashing the Battle - Arena combat. $19.99
Vanishing of Ethan Carter - Spooky first-person adventure, now in VR. No price yet.
Vektron Revenge - VR's Geometry Wars. $9.99
VR Tennis Online - Cartoony Virtua Tennis-style fun in third-person. $24.99
Pinball FX2 - Pretty self-explanatory. $14.99
BlazeRush - Pretty top-down arcade racer. No price yet.
Windlands - Basically a Tarzan simulator with floating islands. $19.99

All of these will be out on March 28th, same time as the Oculus Rift headset itself.

Related: How I Felt After an Entire Day of VR

Launch Window Oculus Rift Games

These will all be out sometime in the Oculus Rift's "launch window" - so, probably before the end of the summer. No price details on these yet, but we'll add them in with definite release dates when we get them.

Dead & Buried - Sharpshooting from behind cover; requires a lot of movement.

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Fantastic Contraption - Colourful physics adventure.
The Climb - Breathtaking climbing experience. $49.99
I Expect You to Die - Spy-themed puzzle game.
Job Simulator - Fun, silly minigame collection.
Rock Band VR - Rock Band, but in first-person.
VR Sports - Hockey, baseball, American football, baseball.

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Damaged Core - You are a virus taking control of various armed robots.
Dragon Front - Lane-based fantasy card-game. Free to play.
Eagle Flight - Competitive or explorative flying in an abandoned city.
Edge of Nowhere - Horror-tinged survival adventure.