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Hello New Rifters Here are Some Games/APPs you MUST TRY - Post Yours

Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,663 Valuable Player
edited July 2017 in General
Hello and welcome. You're probably having a blast with the 7 free games you were offered as part of the promo deal but don't let that stop you from checking out some of the other stuff.

First things first though. VR LEGS, no this isn't a dodgy chat up line but something every new rifter needs to know about from the VR 101 book.

Don't jump into games that offer full locomotion (like you're possibly used to with 2D games) otherwise you might get VR sickness which can put you out of action for a few hours. In those games you need to ease yourself in over a period of days and weeks until your body becomes acclimatized to the weird sensation of moving in VR when you're seated or standing. 

Play for 15 minutes, take a break then resume later until you feel comfortable to push for a longer session. If at any time you start to feel a bit sickly, remove the headset and take a break until the feeling subsides. This is your body's natural reaction to what it thinks is being poisoned believe it or not. Drink too much alcohol and you fall over and or be sick. Do too much VR and you can also fall over and be sick. LOL.

Right then, warning out the way here are my picks.

Windlands For a cheap game a lot of people here have said is a great VR experience which makes you feel like Spider-Man.
Chronos is an excellent VR adventure that's more relaxing due to not using a first person view.
Eve Valkyrie is a neat space shooter although you need more advanced VR legs for this.
Job Sim/Rick & Morty is an excellent introduction to motion control interaction.
Elite Dangerous - epic space sim. Quite a deep experience and time consuming but if you want to get lost in VR then this is the one.
Project CARS/Dirt Rally - the former is just great to experience being in the driving seat putting 2D driving games to shame. However, view distance quality is reduced. The latter is mental and with the twists, jumps and rolls is like a roller coaster ride with a time limit.
Google Earth - Incredible to land in your neighborhood (a little rough around the edges when up close) and then fly around into space like Superman.
RAW Data - intense but similar to Robo Recall. 
Batman Arkham VR - very short but shows off some great visuals.
Bigscreen Beta - Free app for social or solo movie watching and more.
VR Kanojo - If you're gonna VR porn game then try this. It might not be free but it's polished and doesn't require you to jump through hoops to play. That said, there are a number of free demos and other games worth checking out.
Dead Effect 2 - Not too much fanfare regarding this game but it's pretty sweet if you're after a traditional FPS game. Watch those VR Legs though.














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  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 4,582 Volunteer Moderator
    Here are a few favourites of mine to add to the list:

    Medium - if you're at all artistic, sculpting in VR is fantastic!
    SuperHot VR - It doesn't look like much in 2D, but it's a truly unique experience, and the time-bending mechanic really lets you feel like a badass!
    Air Mech: Command - RTS against the computer or your friends.
    Landfall - twinstick shooter with a cool bird's eye view of the battlefield. SP campaign and MP skirmishes.
    Arizona Sunshine - well polished story-based zombie fps, playable on your own or co-op with a friend.
    Echo Arena - the ongoing beta has been a blast! It will be free if you grab it in the first 3 months, and also included with the SP game Lone Echo.
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  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 3,896 Valuable Player
    edited July 2017
    Elite d needs to be in every vr users collection.
    Assetto corsa for some racing
    Race room (because its free)
    Ets2 \ats when you want to chill and drive a big rig
    Eleven table tennis and thrill of the fight to burn some calories
    Doom3 bfg when you want to clear your bowels
    Edge of no where to make you realise we need tombraider vr
    Pinball fx vr and defence grid 2 

    So many more!
    Fiat Coupe, gone. 350Z gone. Dirty nappies, no sleep & practical transport incoming. Thank goodness for VR :)
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,901 Valuable Player
    If you like scary games then Dreadhalls, Narcosis, Dead Secret and Monstrum are essential purchases but you'll need strong VR legs.
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  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,663 Valuable Player
    What is ats? I know Euro Truck Sim 2.


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  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 4,582 Volunteer Moderator
    What is ats? I know Euro Truck Sim 2.
    American Truck Simulator. 
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  • Sax-a-boomSax-a-boom Posts: 731 Poster of the Week
    Was it really necessary when welcoming new users to the Rift to throw a porn title into the mix? I literally had a sharp intake of breath!
  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 6,244 Volunteer Moderator
    If you are into your flight sims then give Flyinside a try. Works with xp10 and 11. Fsx steam edition and p3d up to ver 3 :)
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.

  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,268 Valuable Player
    Must buys:

    Robinson the Journey
    Dead Secret
    Call of the Starseed
    Albino Lullaby
    Edge of Nowhere
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  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,663 Valuable Player
    edited July 2017
    Was it really necessary when welcoming new users to the Rift to throw a porn title into the mix? I literally had a sharp intake of breath!
    Well yes actually. Why? The fact of the matter remains, lots of people who jump into VR  (new or otherwise)  look at adult experiences or have a desire to. I'll go out on a limb and suggest more do than actually don't even if its just an initial curiosity (some might not admit this).   I am going to make an another assumption that most people who can afford $399+ PC are old enough to make a decision as to whether they want to view that type of content or not. I would wager  underage gamers are likely to be playing Mobile phones, Xbox, Playstation or Nintendo Switch consoles (my 11 year old son loves his Xbox 360 btw).

    The developer of  VR Kanojo (Illusion) has recently said they have seen double the number of sales for their game since the Oculus Summer Promotion started (obviously lots of new Rift owners are now taking a look). If you dive deeper into the  forum stats here you'll see the most viewed threads are the ones relating to adult content @cybereality can probably confirm this. It's a fact of life that people want to view a wide range of content in VR and adult related themes appears to be extremely popular for obvious reasons we don't need to get into here.

      Now there is nothing graphic in this thread, and I posted what I thought to be a candid text suggestion with an optional link to click if the subject matter is of  interest for those who would like to delve further. All the other suggestions here can be easily sourced via the Oculus Home or Steam. I see no reason at all not to include it save offending underage users of the forum who no doubt will see far worse images and words from regular posters who fill  their posts  with graphic and potentially offensive text and meme Gif/jpeg images (like this one).

                                    Cute pussy poking out of pants!




    Now if all my suggestions in the original post were adult related then it could be seen as poor form. I would understand that fully, especially as the thread title isn't marked appropriately offering suitable forewarning to those who might be offended.

    That said, I see you have not added anything useful to this discussion (like your own suggestion of VR experiences) other than to moan about one tiny facet of my post (drawing more attention to it in the process I might add). I see you have not complained about the suggestion of games which feature guns, violence, gore (Superhot,Dead Effect 2, DOOM BFG etc.) naked dead bodies either (Batman Arkham VR). Therefore, if you're particularly sensitive to specific segments of adult content then simply put Shadowmask72 on your ignore list and disregard my discussions and comments because history should tell you I'm a bit of a wildcard  free spirit.

    That said, the majority of my posts  aren't always adult related by the way. I also suggest that anyone else reading this (now totally derailed thread, as I expect you or those who agree with you to respond to divert it off course further) to do the same if they find the mere suggestion of adult content offensive.

    Lastly, I could have ignored your post or simply responded with a one word answer like "yes". But I believe this isn't the first time some people here feel the need to stifle or attempt to censor other peoples innocuous posts simply because they are being a touch over sensitive. It's also way more fun to act triggered!

    This thread is now OFFICIALLY about Marmite.


    Marmite is made from yeast extract, a by-product of beer brewing. Other similar products include the Australian Vegemite, the Swiss Cenovis and the German Vitam-R. The British version of the product is a sticky, dark brown food paste with a distinctive, powerful flavour, which is extremely salty. This distinctive taste is reflected in the British company's marketing slogan: "Love it or hate it." Such is its prominence in British popular culture that the product's name has entered British English as a metaphor for something that is an acquired taste or tends to polarise opinions.





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  • cleanupdisccleanupdisc Posts: 212
    Nexus 6
    I had tons of fun with my first night of VR!!! Eve valkyre gave me no motion sickness, and luckys tale was fun, and some of the short movies like the robot hand one was really neat!

    My only question is that if i set it up in steam does that effect anything with my setup through the oculus app? Or would it be ok to set up oculus through steam and use it with oculus app back and forth seamlessly? 

    I was just kind of concerned about that. Now i just gott clear some space and set up thos oculus touch haha!
  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,663 Valuable Player
    Steam and Oculus usually play nice with one another. You can even launch SteamVR via the Oculus Home using the Oculus Tray Tool. There is an option in the settings.

    Good to hear you had fun but just be careful. VR sickness is a bit of a creeper. One moment you're gunning down ships like smoothie Templeton Peck, the next you're green around the gils unable to do much other than lie down and moan like baby.


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  • dburnedburne Posts: 2,517 Valuable Player
    Zenbane said:
    Must buys:

    Robinson the Journey

    Sigh, I keep seeing comments like this - had uninstalled it and regretted getting as I just could not seem to make any headway with this one, but then I do tend to confuse easily lol. 

    I guess I am going to have to re-install and give it another try.
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  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 4,582 Volunteer Moderator
    Mmmmmmmm, I LOVE Marmite. My wife thinks I'm weird, because most North Americans have never tried it, let alone acquired a taste for it. 
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  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,663 Valuable Player
    Marmite on toast with cheese or cheese and tomato is lovely. 




    I really enjoyed Robinson. It's a pleasant interactive story and has some neat exploration elements too although not as dark as The Solus Project. But it's a little short-lived and lacking in things to do given its potential use of themed zones. Perhaps it's pipped to the post by Call of the Starseed which is also fairly short but really builds to a crescendo during the closing section leaving you gasping for Episode 2.


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  • elbofforelboffor Posts: 2,572 Valuable Player
    Your all lame
    Mountain Goat Mountain is by far the best game ever released for VR
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  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 3,896 Valuable Player
    Truth is i have put more time into MGM than many of my paid for games in my collection. Crap on a phone, great in vr
    Fiat Coupe, gone. 350Z gone. Dirty nappies, no sleep & practical transport incoming. Thank goodness for VR :)
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,901 Valuable Player
    It's a well known medical fact that Marmite, Twiglets and brussel sprouts are poison. :o
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  • madamluckmadamluck Posts: 141
    Art3mis
    No one ever talks about farlands... when I first got my rift it blow me away with the graphics and I did enjoy gameplay.i played everyday for weeks ..  I wish more was added to it with a new update 
  • elbofforelboffor Posts: 2,572 Valuable Player
    A game made for the oculus remote!
    There should be more of them...
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  • wanoennogswanoennogs Posts: 160
    Art3mis
    edited July 2017
    Ultimate booster experience - different experiences which are
    Bungee jumping
    Flying around on a rocket
    A fairground type ride that spins you around.  Up and down spinning around rather than around and around spinning around.  It's very immersive.
    And
    Flying around in a hot air baloon.

    NoLimits 2 - rollercoaster simulator.  You can create your own rollercoasters and there are loads of ready made ones that you can download.

    Richies plank experience - see if you can walk a plank at a very high VR height. It's a lot more immersive if you have have a real wooden plank to use.  It's still good even if you don't have a real wooden plank.  You can also fly in this one.  While you fly you can do some sky writing in different colours. That can be switched off if you just want to fly.

    If you install the wrappers to play games and experiences written for the DK2 then download

    CastleCoaster - I think I have tried every rollercoaster released for the rift and I also have Nolimits 2.  I have tried lots of NoLimits 2 rollercoasters. Castlecoaster is best rollercoaster ever released for the DK2 or rift. The long slow climb is so realistic and immersive. I have a fear of heights and that long slow climb at the start of the ride gets to me each time I have a go.  It's a shame who ever coded CastleCoaster didn't update it to work with the rift. I know we can still make CastleCoaster run on the rift by installing the wrappers but not a lot of people know how to do that.    

    CyberSpace - Similar to the ride in ultimate booster experience.  A fairground type ride that spins you around.  Up and down spinning around rather than around and around spinning around.  It's very immersive.
      


  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,663 Valuable Player
    Nice list wanoennogs. Newcomers are not going to.





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