Well, Budget Cuts may not have made it to release this week, but there’s plenty to check out in its absence. You should definitely look to spend some cash on something this week.
Overload, from Revival Productions
Price: $29.99 (Rift, Vive)
The long-awaited full release of a new six degrees of freedom (6DOF) shooter from the makers of the classic Descent games. You steer around zero-gravity environments from the safety of a cockpit, blowing enemies away with a variety of weapons. This might be tough on the stomach but it’s a lot of fun if you can handle it.
Downward Spiral: Horus Station, from 3rd Eye Studios
Price: $19.99 (Rift, Vive, Windows)
A dark, eerie space odyssey that builds off of last year’s Downward Spiral: Prologue. You explore a deserted space station, uncovering what happened to the crew and fighting off a swam of drones with an ever-growing arsenal of weapons. The zero gravity locomotion is just as immersive as it’s ever been, and this is one of VR’s most atmospheric games.
Soviet Lunapark VR, from Mundfish
Price: $18.99 (Rift, Vive, currently discounted)
The developers behind the very-promising Atomic Heart launch their own cooperative multiplayer VR shooter in Early Access. Even though it’s a wave shooter, this looks like a weird delight, exploring delipitated soviet theme parks and creating lots and lots of gore. It’s an Early Access release right now with more campaign content planned.
Turbo Button’s charming little platformer, Along Together, finally makes its way over to other headsets since debuting on Google Daydream. You play as a young child’s imaginary friend, guiding them through environments with your giant hand that can move platforms and more. This is an enjoyable adventure well worth seeing through.
Tales of Wedding Rings VR, from Square Enix
Price: $19.99 (Rift)
Square Enix’s latest take on VR is to adapt manage into the format, creating moving panels and full 3D scenes. This adapts a classic story in which a young boy follows a girl into a magical realm, finds out she’s a princess, then marries her and finds out he has to marry four more girls to beat an evil force. Because of course.
Red Matter, from Vertical Robot
Price: $34.99 (Rift)
This intriguing story-driven VR adventure has players traveling to one of Saturn’s moons during a dystopian sci-fi Cold War. You explore a secret research facility in search of a dangerous new project, solving puzzles as you go. This looks like the kind of game that was made for VR and well worth checking out.