Best Oculus Rift and Rift S Games in 2022

Best Oculus Rift Games in 2018
Best Oculus Rift Games in 2018

The Oculus Rift platform, made up of the Oculus Rift CV1, Oculus Rift S, and the Oculus Quest (when using Oculus Link), provide an incredible wealth of content for players to experience. If you got one for the Holidays, a birthday or anniversary, or just bought one to enjoy a whole new way to game, we've created a list of new and classic VR titles that you absolutely must play if you own an Oculus Rift.

Beat Saber

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If you have a Rift or Rift S and are not playing Beat Saber, it's time to fix the problem. In Beat Saber, you have a lightsaber in each hand, and you must chop incoming blocks that line up with the rhythm of pumping original music. Try to reach the top of the online leaderboard and create your own tracks through the now-included level editor. It's been out for nearly two years now, but regular updates featuring new music and modes, as well as a massive modding community have kept it very fresh.

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It's clear from this roundup that there is a ton of content available for the Oculus Rift platform, and, in all likelihood, there are a couple of titles you love not found here. Altogether, there's more content here than most will need to stay entertained in VR, so we can make some suggestions to narrow things down.

Beat Saber is an all-time favorite for most people who've been lucky enough to give it a try, and it's great for all ages and VR experience levels. You can start slow and ramp things up to an incredible pace as you become accustomed to the level design and mechanics, and it never seems to get old, especially now that there are extra music packs and a level editor in which you can create your own courses from music you love.

Beat Saber will give you an incredible workout, but it's mainly focused on cardio and upper body. Pistol Whip solves that problem by requiring players to dock, dodge, crouch, and move the lower half of your body around in a completely different way than Beat Saber does. It's less focused on the music and more focused on the experience, so if you enjoy rhythm games but aren't traditionally great at them, this is a great way to experience something amazing and unique.

If adventure games are more your style, Stormland and Asgard's Wrath are two of the most exciting and deep games you'll find on the Oculus Rift platform. Both games feature multi-hour story lines, varied gameplay, and a full story that'll keep you coming back until you've finally experienced every little detail that the developers have poured into the game.

If you just picked up a Rift S, be sure to have a look at our roundup of the best accessories available, and if you'd rather spend your dough on more games, we've also collected a bunch of Rift S accessories that don't cost more than $20.

Updated January 13, 2020: This guide has been refreshed to include information the latest amazing games for the Oculus Rift platform.

Nicholas Sutrich

Nick started with DOS and NES and uses those fond memories of floppy disks and cartridges to fuel his opinions on modern tech. Whether it's VR, smart home gadgets, or something else that beeps and boops, he's been writing about it since 2011. Reach him on Twitter or Instagram @Gwanatu