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.
Oculus Rift | 6.6. GB | $29.99 from Oculus or from Steam
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.
Oculus Go | 461 MB | FREE from Oculus
Gear VR | 46 MB | FREE from Oculus
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.
Oculus Rift | 4 GB | $29.99 from Oculus or from Steam
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