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List of Rift killer apps and games by user ratings

RuneSR2
Level 16

To get an overview, here're lists of the highest rated games and apps for the Oculus Rift. If you're new to the Rift, maybe these lists can be of inspiration - and maybe even old-timers can find stuff they've overlooked...  

To be included at least 40 users must have rated a game or an app, and the average user rating must be at least 4.5 stars out of 5 (= 90 % or better) - based on user ratings in the Oculus Store (Steam games or apps are not included). Maybe we could call these lists for grade "A" games and apps - or simply current Rift killer games and apps  😉

And why the need for 40 user ratings? In the Oculus Store there are many games and apps receiving high ratings, but to provide sound statistics it's not enough with just 3 user ratings - or 10 - or even 20. I've chosen 40 because it's close to the minimum number of individuals I'd want in a group, if I was trying to get some robust statistics after collecting answers to a questionnaire (for a medical trial and similar investigations). I've provided the current number of user ratings for each game or app, so if some readers only trust average ratings based on 100, 500 or even 1,000 user ratings, the lists will accommodate for such preferences. 

Note that these lists are not influenced by my preferences - I'm just the guy counting user ratings and associated average ratings  o:)
Also note that new awesome games or apps may not yet be on the lists due to an insufficient number of user ratings. 


Highest rated Rift games:
Altdeus: Beyond Chronos - 100 % (65 ratings)
The Room VR: A Dark Matter - 98 % (293 ratings)
Walkabout Mini Golf - 98 % (70 ratings)
Beat Saber - 96 % (15130 ratings)
Moss - 96 % (931 ratings)
Merry Snowballs - 96 % (44 ratings) - removed from the Store (Feb 2020)
Robo Recall - 94 % (11337 ratings)
Lone Echo - 94% (4830 ratings)
I Expect You to Die - 94 % (1248 ratings)
Brass Tactics - 94 % (752 ratings)
Trover Saves the Universe - 94 % (301 ratings)
Until You Fall - 94 % (184 ratings)
Racket: Nx - 94 % (112 ratings)

Airtone - 94 % (99 ratings) - removed from the Store (maybe Jan 2021), still available on Steam
Jet Islands - 94 % (76 ratings)
Mini Motor Racing X - 94 % (45 ratings)
Superhot VR - 92 % (3624 ratings)
Eleven: Table Tennis VR - 92% (858 ratings)

Blaze Rush - 92 % (780 ratings)
Space Pirate Trainer - 92 % 725 ratings)

In Death - 92 % (712 ratings)

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted - 92 % (652 ratings)

The Thrill of the Fight - 92 % (559 ratings)

Brass Tactics: Arena - 92 % (460 ratings)
Vox Machinae - 92 % (383 ratings)

Vacation Simulator - 92 % (369 ratings)

Final Assault - 92 % (269 ratings)

Population One - 92 % (236 ratings)

The Invisible Hours - 92 % (224 ratings)
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes - 92 % (233 ratings)
Bending the Light - 92 % (173 ratings)

Virtual Virtual Reality - 92 % (110 ratings)

Synth Riders - 92% (94 ratings)

Crisis VRigade - 92 % (55 ratings)

The Under Presents - 92 % (50 ratings)

Down the Rabbit Hole - 92 % (47 ratngs)

Audio Trip - 92 % (40 ratings)

Vader Immortal - 90 % (5553 ratings)

Asgard's Wrath - 90 % (3353 ratings)

Blade & Sorcery - 90% (3010 ratings)

Elite Dangerous - 90% (2539 ratings)
Stormland - 90 % (1872 ratings)
Job Simulator - 90 % (1443 ratings)

Gorn - 90 % (904 ratings)
Pistol Whip - 90% (671 ratings)
Windlands - 90 % (384 ratings)

Audica - 90 % (365 ratings)
Racket Fury - 90 % (345 ratings)

Red Matter - 90 % (309 ratings)

Witchblood - 90 % (262 ratings)

Raccoon Lagoon - 90 % (215 ratings)
Form - 90 % (208 ratings)

Thumper - 90 % (195 ratings)
A Fisherman's Tale - 90 % (219 ratings)
Journey of the Gods - 90 % (126 ratings)
Doctor Who: The Runaway (112 ratings)

Shadow Point - 90 % (109 ratings)
The Gallery - Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone - 90 % (78 ratings)
Catan VR - 90 % (96 ratings)

Gravity Labs - Gravitational Testing Facility & Observations - 90 % (65 ratings)

Shooty Fruity - 90 % (62 ratings)

 


Highest rated Rift apps:

Wolves in the Walls - 96 % (1138 ratings)

Art Plunge - 96 % (82 ratings)

Get Lost in Nature with Luke - 96 % (48 ratings)

Where Thoughts Go - 96% (44 ratings)
First Contact - 94 % (1694 ratings)
Crow: The Legend - 94 % (863 ratings)
Electronauts - 94 % (103 ratings)
Jig Space - 94 % (57 ratings)

Aircar - 92 % (2417 ratings)

1943 Berlin Blitz - 92 % (975 ratings)

Allumette - 92 % (869 ratings)
Dear Angelica - 92% (882 ratings)
Fantasynth - 92 % (564 ratings)

Dance Central - 92 % (341 ratings)

Sensor Bounds - 92 % (223 ratings)
Show It 2 Me - 92 % (198 ratings)
Apollo 11 VR HD - 92 % (198 ratings)
Wonderful You - 92 % (150 ratings)
The Bond - 92 % (126 ratings)
Hold the World - 92 % (78 ratings)
Google Earth VR - 90 % (8642 ratings)
VR Chat - 90 % (4932 ratings)
Henry - 90 % (1165 ratings)

Wrench: Engine Building Demo - 90 % (304 ratings)

Sharecare VR - 90% (300 ratings)

Lone Echo II: Trailer Experience - 90 % (213 ratings)

Tilt Brush - 90 % (267 ratings)
The Great C - 90 % (136 ratings)

Gravity Sketch - 90 % (127 ratings)

Beach Body Bros - 90 % (107 ratings)
Spice & Wolf VR - 90 % (65 ratings)
Chroma Lab - 90 % (41 ratings)

BTW, to make these lists I selected the Oculus Store category containing all games and apps, organized the items according to user ratings (highest ratings first) and then - one by one - checked the number of ratings and the average score. 

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RuneSR2
Level 16
I'm ready to face the fire and the flames  🙂 - For what I'm going to write, had I done so 500 years ago, I might have ended up like this  :#

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Normally I really dislike rhythm games and sports games (I have bought Box VR and Sprint Vector though, but I don't spend much time on them). So - at least for now - I have not tried neither Beat Saber nor Racket: Nx, and I can't understand why these games get so utterly amazing ratings. And it's not just here, Steam users fully agree, Beat Saber and Racket: Nx are beyond awesome according to user reviews and ratings. I think I better can understand the Eleven: Table Tennis VR rating - it looks like a nice simulator, but I haven't tried that game too. 

Why are Beat Saber and Racket: Nx better than Lone Echo and Robo Recall? If someone could explain this to me, I'd greatly appreciate it - I feel a bit lost here  😉

Trailers of Beat Saber, Racket: Nx and Eleven: Table Tennis VR:

https://youtu.be/vL39Sg2AqWg

https://youtu.be/_aW-kyb1OcE

https://youtu.be/7J4Io458jXo

Oh, well, I might just buy the games and try them out...  😉

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RuneSR2
Level 16
And sadly, many of my personal favorite games on the Rift didn't get on the list. Still some may deserve being mentioned (I've added some best-selling games too):

Edge of Nowhere - 88 % (972 ratings)
Kin - 88 % (32 ratings)
Wilson's Heart - 86 % (570 ratings)
From Other Suns - 86 % (540 ratings)
Obduction - 86 % (392 ratings)
Landfall - 86 % (226 ratings)
Discovering Space 2 - 86 % (158 ratings)
Arizona Sunshine - 84 % (1497 ratings)
The Climb - 84 % (1338 ratings)
Defense Grid 2 - 84 % (530 ratings)
Mage's Tale - 84 % (391 ratings)
Rez Infinite - 84 % (144 ratings)
Star Trek: Bridge Crew - 82 % (636 ratings)
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality - 82 % (321 ratings)
Marvel Powers United - 82 % (245 ratings)
Red Matter - 82 % (69 ratings)
EVE: Valkyrie - Warzone - 76 % (1489 ratings)
Subnautica - 76 % (251 ratings)
Killing Floor: Incursion - 74 % (489 ratings)
Robinson: The Journey - 74 % (261 ratings)
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - 72 % (128 ratings)

A new game that soon may achieve a 90+ % average rating from more than 40 users is "Pixel Ripped 1989", it's now at 92 % with 25 ratings. "Virtual Virtual Reality" currently gets 88 % with 34 ratings, "Catch & Release" gets 88 % with 36 ratings, and "The Thrill of the Fight" gets 90 % with 33 ratings.

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falken76
Level 13

RuneSR2 said:


Normally I really dislike rhythm games and sports games (I have bought Box VR and Sprint Vector though, but I don't spend much time on them). So - at least for now - I have not tried neither Beat Saber nor Racket: Nx, and I can't understand why these games get so utterly amazing ratings. And it's not just here, Steam users fully agree, Beat Saber and Racket: Nx are beyond awesome according to user reviews and ratings. I think I better can understand the Eleven: Table Tennis VR rating - it looks like a nice simulator, but I haven't tried that game too. 

Why are Beat Saber and Racket: Nx better than Lone Echo and Robo Recall? If someone could explain this to me, I'd greatly appreciate it - I feel a bit lost here  😉

Oh, well, I might just buy the games and try them out...  😉



I don't know why they'd be better.  I don't dislike rhythm games from the onset so I guess that is part of it.  I like Beat Saber better because I enjoy it, it's just fun to me.  I don't like Lone Echo much because it makes me feel sick, I just don't like that floating feeling, and Robo Recall is pretty and fun in short bursts, but I find it to be incredibly boring, it's what I imagine the Marvel game to be like.  Eye candy that gets repetitious very quickly and has almost no replay value whatsoever, it's seriously like an arcade game that's goal is to keep you pumping quarters into the machine.  I do have Eleven Table tennis, I like it, it's a fun game but I haven't played it in a long time because I need to move furniture around just to play it.  I haven't tried Racket: NX yet.  I have a bunch of games but I really only play DCS World and Onward consistently.  Those two are my killer apps for this thing.

I would suggest you give Beat Saber a try and return it if you don't like it, you have a 2 hour window.  Mod it and download some real songs before you go through those 2 hours though, it's better when you play songs you recognize.  If you suck like I do, get Mortal Kombat, it's easy enough and has a good rhythm to it.

BeastyBaiter
Level 9
Rune isn't the only one, but you have to keep in mind that the only people reviewing them (I assume) are those who bought them. People like me me who would give Beat Saber a 1 star review simply because we dislike the whole concept aren't going to buy it in the first place and thus not review it. So you really can't compare the ratings between Beat Saber and Robo Recall. At best, you could compare Beat Saber to other rhythm games. I assume they exist, though I don't know of any. Similarly, Robo Recall's ratings can only be compared to other FPS's, like Arizona Sunshine.

darkjorik2
Level 3
It's a pity. I don't played in all of this games list. But many.  90%  for one time use. Play, test and close.
Rift games still look like one time demos. But cost money.


RuneSR2
Level 16


Rune isn't the only one, but you have to keep in mind that the only people reviewing them (I assume) are those who bought them. People like me me who would give Beat Saber a 1 star review simply because we dislike the whole concept aren't going to buy it in the first place and thus not review it. So you really can't compare the ratings between Beat Saber and Robo Recall. At best, you could compare Beat Saber to other rhythm games. I assume they exist, though I don't know of any. Similarly, Robo Recall's ratings can only be compared to other FPS's, like Arizona Sunshine.



I just found out there's a free Racket: Nx demo on Steam - it's a 2GB download. I just tried it and must admit I'm impressed. Like you wrote, which I think is spot on, we should be careful not to mix different genres - and both Beat Saber and Racket: Nx (guess both are sports games to some degree) belong to completely different genres than Lone Echo and Robo Recall. Maybe the lists can help to find games and apps that - within their respective genres - will be extremely impressive. Racket: Nx is not just polished - I'd call that game ultra-polished. It plays like some weird cocktail of tennis and Arkanoid, but it's an awesome cocktail and trailers don't show this game correctly (like nearly always for VR games). Racket: Nx is easy to access and understand, it performs awesome (even forcing super-sampling 2.0 I get perfect 90 fps and 30-40% extra headroom) and few if any will experience technical difficulties (like the game crashing) - because to get a 96 % average rating you need all users to be happy 😉 Still, to me it feels more like a $10 game than a $20 game, but of course the devs got to make a living 🙂

https://youtu.be/dKcMVUN4Ric

For persons who like this kind of futuristic tennis, Racket: Nx may indeed be the reference, but it wouldn't qualify as a top 5 Rift game to me, because I value other genres higher.

Note that Racket: Nx wasn't out of Early Access before July 17 2018, so you could say it's a new game, less than 1 month old (at the time I write this post). 

Maybe I should try Beat Saber soon like Falken76 suggested - if not for anything else, just to see what a 98% game (based on more than 1,000 ratings) plays like... 

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RuneSR2
Level 16
I've just bought Racket: Nx and Beat Saber  o:) I do understand that everybody wants to be a Jedi - and I'll admit that I do enjoy watching the young Sith Lords train  😮

https://youtu.be/NHD1utOvak8

https://youtu.be/5P0cOdx9cSY

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RuneSR2
Level 16
Beat Saber is cool  B) - the game runs totally smoothly (90 fps) using super-sampling 2.0. I guess all critics become silent when you hand them two real lightsabers  😉 BTW, it would have been nice with round instead of square light emitting from the sabers (check the tip of the light - it's square not round) - but that would have increased the number of polys a lot - also if arms and hands had been included. Best of all, the game made me feel like this drummer  😄  

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Compared to real VR games like Lone Echo, Moss, Elite and Mage's Tale, Beat Saber would be like 65 % max to me - but compared to games within its genre I do believe Beat Saber has earned its 98 % rating. I'm starting to feel sporty - maybe it's time to tell my friends that I've started playing tennis, boxing and also took up some sword fighting!

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I'm sorry, why is no one actually standing up and applauding you @RuneSR2 for all the hard work, very interesting insight there, Lone Echo is quite pricey maybe that has something to do with it, the higher priced game the more is expected of it and more likely for someone to be critical of it.

If it was $5.00 it would have had 100% score. 
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