This is a bit of a slower week for new releases in the world of the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. Home isn’t exactly overflowing with new content at the moment, but there are still some high-quality options to pick from, namely Robinson: The Journey finally making its way to the more powerful Rift platform.
If you missed last week, 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.
Robinson: The Journey, from Crytek
Price: $39.99 (Rift)
Crytek’s first-person adventure was previously a PlayStation VR (PSVR) exclusive, but this week it comes to the Rift, still with gamepad support. You play as Robin, a young boy that crash lands on an alien planet and sets out in search for survivors from his spaceship. Exploration, environmental puzzles, and survival entail.
Recommendation: Robinson [Review: 7/10] is fun while it lasts, but not the most memorable adventure. Grab it if you’re in the mood for a single-player game but don’t mind the lack of Touch support.
Trickster VR, from Chisely Studio
Price: $12.99 (Rift)
Here’s another take on the dungeon crawler genre. Trickster lets you wield swords and other weapons as you head into battle with orcs. It’s pretty traditional, but solid combat and plenty of content make this one that’s worth looking into for anyone without anything to play on their Rift right now.
Recommendation: One for those that are dreaming of something like Diablo in first-person VR.
Gunship Battle 2 VR, from JOYCITY
Price: $9.99 (Gear VR)
You simply have to watch the above trailer for Gunship Battle 2. It’s got some of my favorite campy lines in a VR trailer that I don’t want to spoil here. All I’ll say is this is a pretty promising helicopter combat game that roots you down in a cockpit and has you ducking and dodging missiles as you return fire. Pretty solid for a new Gear VR title out of nowhere.
Recommendation: Definitely the Gear VR app to pick up this week.
Monzo VR, from Madfinger Games
Price: $6.99 (Rift and Gear VR)
Here’s a pretty interesting concept. Monzo allows you to build models of objects like tanks and cars, and even paint them and add decals. There’s a Rift version with Touch support too, which definitely seems like the better option if it’s available to you. One thing’s for sure, it saves on clean up.
Recommendation: A great way to practice model building before doing the real thing.
Thunderbird: The Legend Begins, from
Price: $5.99 (Rift)
In the first chapter of Thunderbird, The Legend Begins takes you into the heart of an ancient realm of myth and legend. This introductory chapter serves as an example of what can be achieved in a room-scale adventure experience.
Recommendation: Very short (15-20 minutes) but may be the introduction to a very universe of games.
Vision Therapy VR, from
Price: $2.99 (Rift)
Vision Therapy VR is just what the title says, providing a collection of exercises for your eye muscles.
Recommendation: Pretty functional and fun way to manage a part of your health. Not super useful for most people though.
VRog, from ByteRockers’ Games
Price: $2.99 (Rift, Currently Discounted)
The experience you’ve all been waiting for…the virtual life of a frog. In VRog you either leap your way around a pond and try to find something to eat, run away from a stork, or play in party mode to set scores against your friends.
Recommendation: Casual arcade fun for cheap. Grab it if you dig silly.
Pyro VR, from Virtual Light VR
Price: $8.99 (Rift)
This visually compelling experience asks you to let your inner pyromaniac loose in the safety of VR and tinker with a bunch of different types of fireworks. You can set up intricate firework shows or just blow everything up.
Recommendation: A unique way to get creative in VR, but a little pricey given the scope.
Break Time!, from Space Toast Games
Break Time! is a free physics sandbox where your task is simply to destroy all that you can. Grab items, slam them into things, or throw them across the room.
Recommendation: A free stress reliever! Grab it.
Tomorrow, from Future Lighthouse
In Tomorrow, take a journey through human evolution as you see them grow from prehistoric caves and amazonian jungles to the top of the Himalayas.
Recommendation: An experience that’s worth the free install. Grab it.