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best currently available Rift games?

TheLawnmowerManTheLawnmowerMan Posts: 61
Hiro Protagonist
edited October 2013 in Games and Apps
Hi guys, any chance we can get a sticky topic with a list of the best Rift experiences currently available (both demos and playable games)?

For me so far War Thunder is where it's at, but it is VERY challenging. The fact that you are looking mostly at things that are far away helps I think.

The native support for Rift in War Thunder is pretty good now, though it does have some major flaws. I found that going into "PostFX" settings in game and turning the sharpness sliders to Max made the world much clearer but this might vary from person to person.

Vireio 3D doesn't seem to get along all that well with my brain, I've always found that most 3D stuff (movies and whatnot) give me double vision and bother my eyes, so I think I'm in the minority here but still so far I haven't found any games/demo's without native support to be very enjoyable. TF2 is nice and Museum of the Microstar is impressive. I'm looking forward to eventually getting into DiRT 3 with the Rift =)
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  • RoTaToR1979RoTaToR1979 Posts: 115
    Hiro Protagonist
    Demo:
    * Proton Pulse Rift
    * RiftRacer
    * AloneInTheRift
    * Qbeh
    * TitansOfSpace
    * FirstLaw
    * MarsSwar (dont move, look left/right - & just watch the moving sun & shadow)

    playable games
    * Dirt 2
  • zimbuzimbu Posts: 59
    Brain Burst
    Demo:
    * Proton Pulse Rift
    * RiftRacer
    * AloneInTheRift
    * Qbeh
    * TitansOfSpace
    * FirstLaw
    * MarsSwar (dont move, look left/right - & just watch the moving sun & shadow)

    playable games
    * Dirt 2

    i have not heard of a demo called MarsSwar(or any mutations of that name), care to link us some more info about it ?
  • RoTaToR1979RoTaToR1979 Posts: 115
    Hiro Protagonist
    It was a (the first(?)) 3rd person Test - Mars Tank Demo:
    https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=857&hilit=Mars
  • zimbuzimbu Posts: 59
    Brain Burst
    It was a (the first(?)) 3rd person Test - Mars Tank Demo:
    https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=857&hilit=Mars

    Cool, thanks.
  • schemenschemen Posts: 53
    Brain Burst
    In my opinion Minecraft.
    Oh... Wait
  • SMOK3YSMOK3Y Posts: 259
    playable games * Dirt 2
    isnt this via Vireio though?
  • edulinaresedulinares Posts: 275
    Retrovirus is awesome, but it`s pure luck whether you get a good framerate or not, it`s unplayable to me, hope they're working on a fix :cry:
  • 3Jane3Jane Posts: 23
    Best real games:
    iRacing
    Minecraft
    War Thunder
    Source Engine games

    Best demos:
    Rift Coaster
    Blue Marble
    Titans of Space
    VR Cinema
    Tetris
  • loafloaf Posts: 17
    I would have to say

    best demo: Titans of Space.
    best FPS: Halflife 2
    Best Racing SIM: Iracing (Though they took Oculus Rift support away currently)
    Best Other SIM: Lunar Flight
  • LarkLark Posts: 20
    Brain Burst
    In addition to the others, Vendetta Online is really well done. It was the first game I could play for over an hour (I just got my dev kit a couple of weeks ago). Its very comfortable and doesn't do anything that is horribly jarring. The UI is done well enough I can actually read it and run missions, chat with people. Its a fully functional game in the rift. http://www.vendetta-online.com/h/news.html
  • caforisscaforiss Posts: 19
    COZ!!
    I agree with all the demos mentioned, they are all great. But by far my favorite demo and the game I spend the most time in is COZ. The swinging mechanic and the thruster work so well, its a great time to just move around the little world. I can't wait to play this when a full game of it is released

    Runners up:
    Delta Draconis -for the formation flying
    Outerra - Realistic feeling of flying the MiG
    Rift Max Theater - rasing the seat makes a perfect imax experience
    Sandbox - Because of the awesome iron man like flight control set up with Hydras and 80s VR feel
    Not sure if its Virtual Reality or Actual Fantasy?
  • MrGeddingsMrGeddings Posts: 604
    Art3mis
    right now i say Minecraft and Vendetta Online, both gives you more options then just pew pew pew. and Venetta has a large universe.. its not perfect in Vendetta yet but they will update it over time im sure. still pretty cool to have support in that game :-).
  • mknktmknkt Posts: 30
    Brain Burst
    edited August 2013
    -BEST-
    FPS Demo: Cover Shooter v1 & v2 w/ Razer Hydra
    Interactive Demo: Bucks Playground w/ Razer Hydra
    Visual Demo: Museum of the Microstar / Titans of Space / Greebles
    Full: Too many to list, Tridef Ignition allows you to play all kinds of awesome games :)
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  • RuudscornerRuudscorner Posts: 436
    Art3mis
    I would love to see an official compiled list of games and demos. Not that the Oculus Team can know everything going on, but this could be a list with more tecnical descriptions - maybe community driven and bit more than just a sticky on the forums. I myself want to try out different games and demos to see what problems and solutions various developers have. Different categories like FPS, racers, etc. Immersed GUI and 2D GUI. Also maybe a rating system for the most wow factor and vertigo factor.
  • moujamouja Posts: 126
    Hiro Protagonist
    Unreal Tournament III Black Edition, Sonic Generations and PinballFX2. thank you Tridef. :D
    and these days I spend long time with Cube Avoidance also.
  • Oculus rift is back in iracing.
  • DungeonManVR of course

    http://www.dungeonmanvr.com
  • schemenschemen Posts: 53
    Brain Burst
    http://metacraft.ch/

    True story!
    Oh... Wait
  • AnotherCrazyCanadianAnotherCrazyCanadian Posts: 321
    Nexus 6
    caforiss wrote:
    COZ!!
    I agree with all the demos mentioned, they are all great. But by far my favorite demo and the game I spend the most time in is COZ. The swinging mechanic and the thruster work so well, its a great time to just move around the little world. I can't wait to play this when a full game of it is released
    What game is this sorry? I did a google search and so far nothing is coming up.
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  • jweaverjweaver Posts: 174
    Hiro Protagonist
    caforiss wrote:
    COZ!!
    I agree with all the demos mentioned, they are all great. But by far my favorite demo and the game I spend the most time in is COZ. The swinging mechanic and the thruster work so well, its a great time to just move around the little world. I can't wait to play this when a full game of it is released
    What game is this sorry? I did a google search and so far nothing is coming up.

    I had never heard of thos before, but from TheRiftList:

    http://www.namelesssyntheticlifeforms.com/
  • GanjaroachGanjaroach Posts: 449
    Hiro Protagonist
    A really good full game but requires tridef 3d is metro last light. The game it self has very little hud and the quest log is a clip board in game so it shows up perfect. The game is really cool with the added 3d its pretty epic. As for games that have native support.

    Cinema's:
    Vr Player (allows you to watch 2d movies and 3d movies also youtube using the rift)
    Vr Cinema3d (Great to get the hole theater effect but having ot convert files to avi kinda sucks)

    Games with Native support:
    Qbeh
    Porton Pulse
    BuzzWords
    BouncerVr
    Gravity Well

    First person:
    Ocean Rift
    MotM
    Blue Marble
    FantasyNight(cool to look at the fire works :D )
    TitansOfspace
    Parrotcoaster
    MineCraft

    Shooters:
    Hl2 & Ep 2
    TF2
    TimeRifters (really neat idea)
    Aurumancer
    ZombiesOTH

    Flight:
    First Law
    Delta Draconis
    War thunder
    God Factor Wingman(haven't really played this one tho)
    Heli island

    Horror:
    AloneinTheRift
    If a Tree Screams

    Music Visual:
    VisiR
    Frequency Domain
    greeble
    SoundSelf

    Porn/Nude:
    Bathing Beauty (really short demo but cool)
    3D-Heaven (3d body scans)
    Yunalus (No nudity but I think it was ment to be a porn type demo)
    3DXChat (never used)

    Desktop: (I use a screen shot of a game in rift mode on my desktop so when I close a game I still see a 3d image)
    Deskope ( pretty neat idea for a 3d desktop)

    Software Not Native:
    TriDef 3d Works with

    - BioShock 2
    - Crysis
    - Fallout 3/New vegas
    - Half-Life 2
    - Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    - Borderlands 2
    - Metro: Last Light
    - Metro 2033
    - Portal
    - rFactor 2
    - TrackMania Nations Forever (no Head Tracking)
    - Proun (no Head Tracking)
    Also a lot of other games if you tweak it correctly


    Vireio Perception Works with (I dont use Vireio that much copied pasted off website)

    AaaaAAAAA!!!!! Good
    Dear Esther Great
    DiRT 2 Poor
    Half-Life 2 Great
    Left4Dead Great
    Left4Dead 2 Great
    Mirror's Edge Good
    Portal Poor
    Portal 2 Poor
    Skyrim Good
    UT3 Poor

    I'm sure I missed a lot but as you can see there is a ton of good/decent content out there. :D
  • Ganjaroach wrote:
    A really good full game but requires tridef 3d is metro last light. The game it self has very little hud and the quest log is a clip board in game so it shows up perfect. The game is really cool with the added 3d its pretty epic. As for games that have native support.

    Cinema's:
    Vr Cinema3d (Great to get the hole theater effect but having ot convert files to avi kinda sucks)

    VRcinema3D has the potential to be something really great tho and remember this is still a work in progress thing. If the person whom is doing this was to collaborate with a publisher for games and get server abilities with the possibility to go into a movie theater entrance see what movies are playing and go to a theater # and take a seat would be fantastic. If it were to have that feature with avatars and talk to people on a global scale it would make easy millions.

    While yes right now it is limited to AVI codecs that for a good coder is easily changeable for the program. BUT if again they were to make this server based like MMO's then theres just the need for the server to run the movies and spread it to the clients to watch.
  • GanjaroachGanjaroach Posts: 449
    Hiro Protagonist
    Ganjaroach wrote:
    A really good full game but requires tridef 3d is metro last light. The game it self has very little hud and the quest log is a clip board in game so it shows up perfect. The game is really cool with the added 3d its pretty epic. As for games that have native support.

    Cinema's:
    Vr Cinema3d (Great to get the hole theater effect but having ot convert files to avi kinda sucks)

    VRcinema3D has the potential to be something really great tho and remember this is still a work in progress thing. If the person whom is doing this was to collaborate with a publisher for games and get server abilities with the possibility to go into a movie theater entrance see what movies are playing and go to a theater # and take a seat would be fantastic. If it were to have that feature with avatars and talk to people on a global scale it would make easy millions.

    While yes right now it is limited to AVI codecs that for a good coder is easily changeable for the program. BUT if again they were to make this server based like MMO's then theres just the need for the server to run the movies and spread it to the clients to watch.

    Don't get me wrong Vr Cinema is great best cinema out there was just saying its a pain to convert files to avi. normal movies its ok but converting a 14gb sbs 3d movie into avi takes awhile. So while people are waiting for him to update it vr player works great for just watching mvoies/youtube. Didn't mean vr cinema sucks at all just converting large movies. :)
  • McCaMcCa Posts: 24
    As far as aesthetics Blue Marble is easily my favorite so far. For gameplay TF2 is the stand out. Playing as a huntsman sniper is particularly intuitive with the rift since that weapon limits your movement when you draw the bow. After you draw, you just look at what you want dead and release.

    TF2 has such a variety of weapon types it is a perfect way to get a sense of what kind of gameplay works well with the rift (Demoman, hunstman, pyro) and what doesn't (Scout, rocket jumping)
  • Not listing yet is Super Mega Mega. It's extremely clever and definitely among the best out there.
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  • MrGeddingsMrGeddings Posts: 604
    Art3mis
    Quake 1 and Quake 2 vr is nice quake 2 has hd textures support and such :-) and minecraft is great., i find those 3 are nice because you can choose to hide the UI easily which you cant do so much in Half life2. (plus you get a wider feild of view then in HL2) :-)
  • jasonatokcjasonatokc Posts: 353
    The new AaaaAAAAAculus!!!!!!! is so much fun well worth the 10 bucks.
  • lamamanxlamamanx Posts: 17
    NerveGear
    Go to http://www.riftenabled.com COZ is in the game list. They have about 80-90% of all demos and games out there listed. Very good site.
  • KBKKBK Posts: 983
    Art3mis
    What is really freaky is to load up 3D Heaven, then move to being inside the model (you can pass through the models) and get your head in the same spot. To adjust your floating head height, and IPD to match the body sizes correctly so shoulders, etc, are where you personally expect them to be.

    Oh yes, then match the pose the model is in.

    Then..... just look down and around.

    ouch.
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  • Two days in, I have found these the best experiences:
    Best visual/'wow' experience: Titans of Space
    Favourite Fun Experience: Rift Coaster (I wish there were more!)
    Most Immersive/Fun Gaming Experience: Proton Pulse Rift (I doubted this one, but after trying it, this is one of the most polished game experience out there with native Rift support)

    I can't wait to try integrating this with standard games such as Dirt 2, Mirror's Edge and Arkham City. RoTaToR1979, how did you get Dirt 2 running with Rift support? Are there any tutorials on how do this available? That would be most appreciated!

    In my short experience with the Rift so far, there is no doubt that this the future of both gaming and technology as we know it. It's so exciting to be a part of the future!
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