It’s an interesting week. There’s not tons, but there are some intriguing releases on both Rift and Gear, especially with Halloween so close. Keep in mind that there’s a pretty good sale going on right now, so if nothing here takes you fancy.
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.
ALICE VR, from Carbon Studio
Price: $22.49 (Currently Discounted)
Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, ALICE VR is a single player and story driven experience set on a mysterious planet. Meet sci-fi renditions of the Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat as you complete puzzles.
Recommendation: Largely forgettable experience courtesy of our review.
Face Your Fears, from Turtle Rock Studios
Price: Free (Gear)
The first of two experiences that Left4Dead and Evolve developer Turtle Rock Studios will be releasing on Gear VR. Face Your Fears is a creepy horror experience that was revealed all the way back at Oculus Connect 3. It should get you in the mood for Halloween.
Recommendation: You can’t argue with free.
Drop Dead, from Pixel Toys
Price: $7.99 (Gear)
A technically impressive first-person shooter. Fight off waves of zombies with huge weapons and a range of gadgets. Finally, Gear owners can see what they’ve been missing out on on Rift and Vive; hundreds and hundreds of zombie shooters.
Recommendation: If you’re serious about gaming on Gear, this is a good one to grab.
Mervils: A VR Adventure, from Vitruvius VR
Price: $15.99 (Rift)
This is a strange looking little platformer. Set in a bunch of different worlds, you progress through a “hobbit-like” story as you set out on a quest to beat Balazar. An Oculus Touch update is also coming for the game in December.
Recommendations: A pretty strange-looking game, but unlike anything we’ve seen of Rift.
Drift, from SharpSense
Price: $9.99 (Rift)
One of Gear VR’s most stylish games arrives on Rift. Take on the role of a bullet and steer your way through complex levels searching for your target with head-tracked controls. It’s a brilliant idea though it’s a recipe for simulator sickness too.
Recommendation: Drift is only for those with the strongest of stomachs.
This probably wins the award for best name for a VR game in some time. Scarily, it has elements of horror in it. Bad VR trip, anyone? You’ll explore a strange world with mysterious creatures, solving riddles and discovering secrets.
Recommendation: Well, it certainly sounds unlike anything else.
Project CARS – Pagani Edition, from Slightly Mad Studios
The base Project CARS game is available on Steam for $29.99 and this free update includes 5 Pagani cars like the Zonda Revolucion, three new track including the infamous Nürburgring, and adds in the Quick Race Weekend and Time Trial modes.
Recommendation: Classic cars and meticulously created tracks as a free update? Of course, you should get it.
The Night The Carsons Disappeared, from Stephen Long
Price: $1.79 (Currently Discounted)
In this visual experience, watch as events unfold during The Night The Carsons Disappeared on Rift from the perspective of Mr. Carson. TNTCD is a 30-minute non-interactive horror title to be shared with friends.
Recommendation: Solid pick up for less than $2.
Push For Emor, from Lupus Solus Studio
Price: $13.19 (Currently Discounted)
Push For Emor blends RPG gameplay with RTS elements in this open-world sci-fi experience that expands across 5 solar systems and 11 planets. Disable and board enemy ships, engage in space and planet combat, and more.
Recommendation: Despite being developed by one person, it’s a solid grab even in Early Access.