7. The Climb
Hearing about the idea behind The Climb sparked my curiosity, but after watching the trailer it got my full attention. The Climb is the perfect type of game to nest in virtual reality. If I call it thrilling, I wouldn’t do it justice. Better to watch the trailer to see what this rock-climbing video-game is all about.
Developer: Crytek and Oculus
Release Date: Q1 2016
8. The Assembly
We managed to get our hands on The Assembly during E3 2015, and it showed us that slow-paced adventure games still have a shot in 2016. With an intriguing atmospheric play-style and first-person perspective, The Assembly puts the player inside the strange headquarters of a, most likely demented, organization.
Throughout the game, players will be switching between two fundamentally-different main characters.
Release Date: TBA
9. Eagle Flight
Straight from Ubisoft, Eagle Flight is set in a post-apocalyptic Paris, and puts the player in control of an eagle. You can explore the city, attack other birds and, most importantly, feel how a bird soars through the sky. Hopefully, without all the nausea that comes with fast-paced VR titles.
Release Date: 2016
10. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
One of the most amazing party games I have ever seen, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is available for Oculus Rift. An innovative way of making virtual reality multiplayer awesome for those who have just one headset.
One player is trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time bomb. The others, called the Experts, have to read the instructions on how to defuse the bomb. There’s always a different bomb!
Developer: Steel Crate Games
Release Date: October 2015
11. Bullet Train
Bullet Train makes use of Oculus Touch, and Epic Games, the developer, lets you control, and shoot everything by moving your hands. It’s pretty crazy and fun, and considering that Epic Games has said it’s going to add more features such as time bending and teleportation, it makes Bullet Train a highly ambitious game. Yet, the tech demo, which is based on Unreal Engine 4, was only launched in September of 2015. It’s going to take a while until this one hits the streets.
Developer: Epic Games
Release Date: TBA