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When the Oculus Rift first came out, you could purchase it and get direct access to many featured games. These were free and downloadable for all Oculus Rift owners.
Currently, the Oculus Rift is unavailable from the official store as there are now updated versions of the Oculus, including the Oculus Rift S.
That being said, the featured games have remained much the same for all of the Oculus models and versions.
As such, we are going to be exploring some of the best games that came with the Oculus Rift, most of which are still available for purchasers and owners of any of the Oculus devices.
You should bear in mind that whilst the list of free, featured Oculus games are long, there are also other paid-for versions of games available for use with the Oculus.
We will explore some of the best of these at the end of this section so you get a good idea of exactly what is out there to play on your Oculus Rift or another Oculus model.
Another thing to bear in mind is the fact that Oculus changes what they make free frequently, and so, whilst it may be included as a freebie for all Oculus Rift users currently, this may not always be the case.
Without further ado, here are just a handful of the games that are available for free for Oculus Rift users:
Minecraft – everyone’s favorite open-world game is available to play in VR. It supports all of the same Minecraft features that you know and love and can be played from your existing Windows device if you already have it! Whether you like to play on creative mode or you want something a little more intense, Minecraft has it all. It’s fun for all ages!
Radical-G: Racing Revolved – this fun racing game is currently free on Oculus Rift and is a must-have for any fans of racing games. You can actually get into the cockpit yourself and race through lots of gut-wrenching racetracks with all sorts of twists, turns, splits, and even jumps! You will feel like you’ve just raced in NASCAR for real!
Pro Fishing Challenge VR – This VR game looks and feels as though you are fishing out on a lake! This is the perfect immersive experience game for players who love fishing in real life (or anyone who wants to try it) as you get to do all the things you would on a real fishing trip. From reeling to baiting and of course, catching fish, this game has it all!
Archangel™ Hellfire Free – If shooting games are more your thing and you want a slice of action and adventure, then you will absolutely love Archangel Hellfire. This free version for use of Oculus allows you to play as the main character and wield huge mech weapons, fight enemies, and roam freely on your choice of 4 unforgiving maps! Not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure.
PokerStars VR – Play an authentic poker game from the comfort of your own home with PokerStars VR. It will feel as though you are really there, which is even more exciting when you learn the different VR locations you can choose! From a Medieval Castle to The Galaxy Space Station and even a luxurious Monte Carlo Yacht, you can get some simple poker tournaments on the go in whatever location you fancy.
As well as all of these exciting free games that are included for any owners of the Oculus Rift, there are also a variety of different apps and experiences you can choose from.
For free you can experience Virtual Space, Epic Roller Coasters, Jurassic World, and Google Earth.
Remember to keep checking each day, though, as the Oculus store often swaps and changes the different freebies that are available!
Of course, there are also a number of fabulous games that can be purchased for your Oculus Rift. Of course, these are not included as standard but must be bought from the Oculus Store (there will be more information on how to purchase oculus games in the next section). Some of these fun purchasable games are as follows:
The best place to purchase Oculus Rift games is on the Oculus store itself. Here you will have access to all of the titles available to you, as well as access to a plethora of other incredible apps and immersive experiences. It is a trusted, official site that allows you to easily pay and download each game or experience onto your device.
You may also find that you can purchase Oculus Rift games from other retailers and sellers. One of these places is Amazon. On Amazon, there are a number of Oculus Rift games made available for you to download in which you are given a code to redeem on your device after purchase.
These codes, known as Online Game Codes can be entered onto your device and will allow the game to be downloaded. It is worth bearing in mind that some people have experienced issues when purchasing games for the Oculus Rift (and other devices) in this way and so it may not be as secure as the official Oculus store.
Another great place to find games for your Oculus Rift, or any other VR device for that matter, is on the Steam Store. In a similar fashion to the Oculus Store, Steam Store allows you to download the game you want straight onto your device. It is a trusted site and is used for computer gaming, usually.
However, they also have lots of VR games available in the store. Steam also offers great returns and exchange policy, so you won’t be lumbered with a VR game that you really hate! You may even get access to indie releases on Steam, even before the Oculus store.