Top 5 Oculus Releases – June 2nd-8th – Of Mice and Men

With all the big news coming out from E3, you might need a break to catch up with the week’s top five Oculus releases slipping in under the radar:

Moss

from Polyarc

Moss - screenshot courtesy Steam
Moss – screenshot courtesy Steam

The winner of multiple awards – including Best VR game at least year’s E3 – Moss is an action adventure involving an adorable mouse in a fantasy world.

Released last year for PSVR and out this week for Oculus Rift, this is a must-play, especially for fans of the Redwall books or comic series like Mouse Guard and Mice Templar.

Oculus Rift | 12 GB | $29.99 from Oculus or from Steam

Astraeus

from E McNeil

Astraeus - screenshot courtesy Steam
Astraeus – screenshot courtesy Steam

E McNeil is quickly developing a reputation for well executed, futuristic strategy games for VR. Astraeus continues that trajectory with minimalist neon graphics and polished RTS mechanics of previous releases like Skylight and Darknet, this time in service of a game about using drone fleets to mine asteroids.

Oculus Rift | 1 GB | $14.99 from Oculus or from Steam

Lila’s Tale

from Skullfish Studios

Lila's Tale - screenshot courtesy Oculus
Lila’s Tale – screenshot courtesy Oculus

Don’t be fooled by the images of dungeons and dragons; Lila’s Tale isn’t an RPG, but rather a beautiful puzzle adventure for mobile VR featuring cleverly designed puzzles, a gorgeous cut-out art style, and a charming story appropriate for all ages.

Oculus Go | 352 MB | $4.99 from Oculus
Gear VR | 352 MB | $4.99 from Oculus

Drops: Rhythm Garden

from Particle Inc.

Drops: Rhythm Garden - screenshot courtesy Steam
Drops: Rhythm Garden – screenshot courtesy Steam

VR is an ideal method of teaching non-musicians about musical concepts, as Drops: Rhythm Garden does with polyphonic rhythm. Use a series of shapes and sounds designed by DJ and remix artist Patrick Russell and avant-garde composer and guitarist Patrick Higgins to create intricate rhythms within a meditative semi-abstract landscape.

Oculus Rift | 500 MB | $6.99 from Oculus or from Steam

Funny Farm

from VRtual Games

Funny Farm - screenshot courtesy Oculus
Funny Farm – screenshot courtesy Oculus

Previously released for Oculus Rift, the pastoral mini-games on offer from Funny Farm seem particularly well-suited to the more casual platform of mobile VR.

Oculus Go | 197 MB | $1.99 from Oculus
Gear VR | 197 MB | $1.99 from Oculus

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