The Oculus Rift boasts integrated headphones which provide a 3D audio effect, rotational and positional tracking. The positional tracking system, called Constellation, is performed by a USB stationary infrared sensor that is picking up light that is emitted by IR LEDs that are integrated into the head-mounted display.
It is completely wireless, so users can be fully engaged in virtual worlds without being tethered to a computer.
These features, plus heaps more, make the Oculus Rift perfect for gaming, and there are plenty of amazing games out there for you to try, such as:
Set aboard a space station orbiting Saturn, Lone Echo allows players to move in zero-gravity by grabbing and pushing off of the environment.
Players can pick up and move objects, as well as manipulate switches and control panels. In addition they are given a data scanner that can interface with machinery, and a plasma cutter than can cut through certain surfaces.
As a service android, the player must repair damaged or inoperable systems, as well as aid and protect the station's sole human crew member, with whom they interact using dialog trees.
In addition to the narrative single-player game, the title includes a team-based multiplayer sports mode called Echo Arena, which was also released as a stand-alone game.
Wilson's Heart is a virtual reality horror adventure played in the first person perspective and in black and white.
The game follows the story of Robert Wilson, a middle aged man, who awakes in a seemingly abandoned, damaged hospital wearing nothing but a hospital gown. While stumbling through the hospital looking for help, he encounters a living murderous teddy bear and the body of a Dr. Harcourt, who seemed to be an important figure in the hospital.
The player must use motion controllers to interact with objects in the game world and to teleport between certain, predetermined places in the world which are indicated by ghostly images of the player character.
The player can open doors and drawers, pick up and manipulate certain objects and combine certain objects. The game contains a rudimentary inventory system which allows the player to store certain objects. The game will then present the objects to the player automatically when they can be used.
The year is 2050. In a world where robots have replaced all human jobs, step into the "Job Simulator" to learn what it was like 'to job'.
The jobs are represented as tongue-in-cheek approximations of real occupations accompanied by a computer character who provides exposition and instructions, players perform tasks associated with that occupation, some realistic and others comical.
For example, in the "Office Worker" simulation, players engage in activities like evaluating new employees and transferring calls, but are also called upon to eat doughnuts, share photos at the water cooler, and participate in other office tasks.
Oculus exclusive The Unspoken from heralded developer Insomniac Games does an exceedingly impressive job of making you feel like a real-life wizard.
The Unspoken is an urban fantasy filled with customizable wizards and spell casters. The wide array of spells deployed via Oculus Touch controllers almost feel as if they are truly being guided from your fingertips.
Spellcasters are bound by a code where dueling is everything, policed by an order so ancient and powerful that its name remains unspoken. Will you be corrupted by this world? Or will you learn its secrets and become an unrivaled arch‐mage?
In Robo Recall, players control Agent 34, an employee of RoboReady, a leading manufacturer of service robots. As a Recaller, it is the player's job to remove "defective" robots from circulation.
After a virus causes RoboReady's products to rebel against their human masters, the Recaller must disable all defective models and find the cause of the virus.
Although principally a shooter, the game allows players to physically grab enemies, dismantle them, throw them, and in some cases use their weaponry against other enemies. Enemy projectiles like bullets and missiles can also be caught and thrown back at enemies.
In Arizona Sunshine, an unnamed player character awakes in a cave in an Arizona river valley. While exploring his surroundings and killing zombies he encounters, he finds a radio, turns it on and hears, among much static, something which sounds like a human voice.
Searching for the source of the signal, the player encounters another radio with a stronger signal and comes to the conclusion that it is sent from a refinery which has been reinforced by the military. But when he reaches the refinery, he sees that it has been overrun by zombies.
Will he ever be saved? That is for you, the player, to ensure. Arizona Sunshine requires motion controllers for play. The controllers are used to manipulate virtual firearms as well as to interact with the player's inventory and the environment.
The game includes a campaign in which the player explores environments and finds the tools needed to advance, and a horde mode in which players are confined to a small camp and try to survive against increasingly difficult waves of zombie attacks. Both the campaign and the horde mode can be played in single-player and multiplayer modes.
Chronos is an atmospheric RPG that chronicles one young hero’s lifelong quest to save their homeland from a great evil.
Central to this quest is an ancient labyrinth, which holds the secrets necessary to restore life and peace to their home.
However, the architects of this labyrinth designed it to open only once a year. The labyrinth is a test, and each time the hero fails they are cast out and must wait one year to return.
Edge of Nowhere is an action-adventure video game developed by Insomniac Games for the Oculus Rift.
His rescue mission takes a sudden turn as he ventures deeper into a dark monstrous world where reality warps and twists around him.
Desperate to find the one he loves, Victor must encounter disturbing creatures and climb sheer cliff walls as he descends further into madness.
VR doesn’t have to be a solo activity; it can also include a group of friends and heaps of fun.
With the headset on, you'll stare at a randomly generated bomb covered with wires and buttons – and your nearby friends - without headsets - are looking at a manual.
They must walk you through the disarming process as you describe a bomb that they cannot see.
Most events are timed and require quick thinking in order to continue.
Objects are hidden in the surrounding environment seemingly at random, but have a specific purpose the player must figure out in order to solve the puzzle and succeed.