The Biggest Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 08/13/17

by Jamie Feltham • August 18th, 2017

It’s a surprisingly quiet week on the Gear VR front, but the Oculus Rift more than makes up for it with several big new games and experiences. There’s bound to be something for you here, so check it out.

If you missed the previous entry of this list 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.

Plus — check out our list of the best Oculus Rift games and best Gear VR games for more suggestions!

The Big Releases

Killing Floor: Incursion, from Tripwire Interactive
Price: $39.99 (Rift)

The popular survival horror franchise makes its VR debut as a first-person shooter controlled with the Oculus Touch controllers. This is an original entry in the series with a story-driven adevnture and a deep mystery right at its heart. Gun down hordes of terrifying enemies and then team up with friends to do it all again.

Recommendation: We quite like Killing Floor. Give it a look if you’re brave enough.

Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul, from VRWERX
Price: $39.99 (Currently discounted)

The popular horror movie franchise makes its way to VR headsets for the first time. The Lost Soul has been built from the ground up for VR and tells an original story in which you explore what at first seems to be an idyllic home in a neighborhood. It’s not long before things go wrong, though, and you find yourself up against the terror.

Recommendation: Only for those brave enough. The first time we saw it demoed a woman threw off her headset in terror.

Chocolate, from Viacom NEXT
Price: $1.99 (Rift)

Chocolate is the latest bizarre and insanely entertaining VR experience from Tyler Hurd. It drops you into a funky music video that’s filled with cats and drowns you in the furry critters until you can’t take it anymore. Be prepared for cutesy eyes, surreal landscapes, and maximum d’aaaaaaw.

Recommendation: Definitely worth picking this up. Read our thoughts.

Out of Ammo: Death Drive, from RocketWerkz
Price: $14.99 (Rift)

Dean Hall’s RocketWerkz is back with a surprise sequel to last year’s Out of Ammo. Death Drive gives you another zombie-killing campaign mixed with strategic base-building elements. Scavenge environments for exotic weaponry and then have fun blowing the enemies’ heads off with it.

Recommendation: If you liked the first Out of Ammo, you’ll probably dig this. We weren’t super-impressed though.

The SoulKeeper VR, from HELM Systems
Price: $39.99 (Rift, currently discounted)

A long-awaited VR RPG finally makes its way into Early Access for Rift and Vive this week. SoulKeeper will have you summoning spells to fight off fantastical enemies. Graphically this is one of the better looking VR games out there at the minute.

Recommendation: This one’s worth grabbing even in Early Access, but be prepared for some Early Access performance problems while things are worked out.

Also Available:

The Missed Spaceflight
Late For Work
The Raven
Impromptu Vector Field Painter
Miniature TD – VR
Nano Shift
Treasure Hunt VR
VR Shooter Guns
Journey VR
Frontline Heroes VR

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