Stealth and murder are the watchwords for this week’s best Oculus releases, so solve murders, work your way through puzzles, and hide from robots with our top picks:
from Neat Corporation
The biggest release of the week, Budget Cuts combines stealth, robots and a satirical portrayal of corporate capitalism that reminds us a bit of Job Simulator with a side order of Sir, You Are Being Hunted.
Sneak around office environments while dodging the watchful eyes of the android H.R. department. Clever setting and obvious business world metaphors aside – the phrase “office drone” has never been quite so literal – Neat Corporation has created a solid stealth combat game for room scale VR.
Dead Body Falls
from Black River Studios
An excellent interactive story from Black River Studios, developers of last year’s thoughtful, science fiction-themed Angest, this murder mystery told from multiple perspectives is compelling and atmospheric with just a touch of David Lynch-inqpired weirdness.
Dead Body Falls is also totally free, so mobile VR users have no excuse whatsoever not to visit its haunted hotel hallways.
Orb Labs, Inc.
from Next Friday Interactive
A futuristic stealth and puzzle game, Orb Labs, Inc. cleverly combines its puzzle-solving mechanic – throwing “orbs” to redirect and avoid laser defense systems – with its movement system to create an experience perfectly suited for VR.
Oculus Rift | 8 GB | $8.99 from Steam
from Drifter Entertainment
Now out of Early Access, Gunheart is an expansive multi-player action RPG. With its ugly aliens, multiple weapon modifications and high-speed combat – both co-op and PVP – it reminds us a little of Borderlands for VR.
My RC Buggy! VR
from Chun Y.
A low-priced RC car racing simulator from a one-man development project, My RC Buggy! VR stands out for its realism – customizing and assembling your cars part by tiny part is just as much a part of the experience as actually racing them.
Oculus Rift | 550 MB | $0.99 from Steam