There’s a lot to get through this week.
Beat Saber, from Hyperbolic Magnetism
Price: $19.99 (Rift, Vive, Windows)
We’ve been waiting for Beat Saber for a while, and we’re very happy to report it was well worth it. This is an addictive rhythm game in which you hold what are essentially two lightsabers and slash notes that arrive on a beat. It’s only the Early Access release right now but this is definitely one to watch.
I Am A Man, from Derek Ham
Price: Free (Rift)
One of the best experiences to come from Oculus Launch Pad so far. I Am A Man takes you on a trip through the days surrounding the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., experiencing it all through the eyes of a black man. It’s a powerful living museum that you shouldn’t miss, especially considering it’s free.
Starbear Taxi, from Funktronic Labs
Price: $7.99 (Rift, Vive, Windows)
The team that brought you Cosmic Trip returns with their second VR game. Starbear is a taxi driver that ferries his friends around town. You guide him using your motion controllers, but you’ll need to be careful to avoid missiles and other attacks from enemies.
Firebird: The Unfinished, from InnerspaceVR
Price: $4.99 (Rift)
This is the follow-up to the excellent Firebird: La Peri. You take on the role of a museum curator that discovers the ability to bring sculptures to life. Doing so brings out a series of incredible dances for you to enjoy with a front-row seat. This is definitely one to check out if you’re interested in different kinds of VR.
Dead Secret Circle, from Robot Invader
Price: $14.99 (Rift)
Robot Invader’s Gear VR launch title finally gets its long-awaited sequel. Set five years after the original game, a brand new mystery awaits you. Explore an apartment block in Chicago which hides mysterious secrets, collect evidence and experience lucid dreams that lead you towards answers. This is a great choice for those that love a good mystery.
Anshar Online, from OZWE Games
Price: $7.99 (Rift)
OZWE’s sci-fi series returns for its third installment. Anshar Online has you controlling elite spacecraft in battles across space and planet surfaces. Cross-play multiplayer with Gear VR and Oculus Go also makes its debut here.