With the incipient release of heavily hyped Brass Tactics still a month away, it’s another light week for Oculus games, but if you’re in the mood to “get cooking,” so to speak, there are several food-themed games to sink your teeth into:
from nDreams, Near Light
Oculus Rift | 2 GB | $19.99 from Steam
The Cooking Game VR
from Play Spirit
Bringing madcap and fast-paced cooking action a la Cook! Serve! Delicious! 2!! into the VR realm, unimaginatively titled The Cooking Game VR actually looks like loads of fun. While still technically an Early Access offering, it’s complete as a single-player experience, with only a multi-player PVP mode to be added.
Oculus Rift | 1 GB | $19.99 from Oculus
A motorcycle racer that reminds us a bit of old arcade favorites like Super Hang-On, this offering from Dreamflight developers Refugio features more interesting racing environments than the typical European mountain roads. To wit: the arctic, a space station and a sort of futuristic Egyptian theme that recalls the original Stargate film.
Oculus Rift | 2.5 GB | $3.99 from Steam
BlackShield: Upora Story
from Shanghai Vsensory Network Technology Co., LTD
The debut of an ambitious space opera franchise in the Mass Effect vein, the HTC Vive version of this Shanghai-based project has won multiple awards for its cinematic storytelling. That said, BlackShield: Upora Story has received negative reviews from some players for essentially being a wave shooter that offers too little content for the price, amazing production values notwithstanding.
Oculus Rift | 15 GB | $29.99 from Steam
from Hot Dogs Studio
We hadn’t heard much about Internal Light until it actually showed up, but this first-person action puzzler has us intrigued with a setting that starts out with the grungy horror of the Saw films before progressing into a more science fiction-oriented horror in the vein of the Cube films.
Oculus Rift | 2 GB | $4.99 from Steam
Other Oculus News
In other potentially exciting news for VR games enthusiasts, Raw Data developers Survios have announced a new multi-player foot-racing game. Entitled Sprint Vector, is due out in a few months on all major VR platforms, but the company is accepting applicants for a 10-day beta period starting today. Apply here to be part of the beta test.
Also: at the Sundance Film Festival, the New Frontiers program features Wolves in the Walls based on Neil Gaiman’s story which started at Oculus’ internal Story Studio. Some are already calling it VR’s Pixar moment.
Be sure to check back next week for the latest Oculus Rift and Gear VR games and news!