December 8, 2016

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Oculus Touch officially launched this, and that means there are hundreds of gamers scouring the internet for the best titles to pick up. Lucky for them, we had a chance to try quite a variety of experiences while we were at Oculus Connect 3, and we’ve gathered our favorites here for you to enjoy. These are the best Oculus Touch games.

See also: Best Oculus Rift games


shSuper Hot VR

Super Hot originally launched as a browser title, but eventually made it’s way into a full game, and has now come to the Oculus Rift. This game works fantastically with the Oculus Touch controllers, as it revolves around picking up objects and tossing them at a variety of oncoming enemies. This, along with some interactive punching and shooting makes the game as immersive as it is fun.

The title revolves around slow motion decision making, with time only moving as you do. While things will still happen while you are stopped to think, they will go very, very slowly, even giving you time to deflect bullets and catch objects as they come flying towards you. This game requires quite a lot of movement, swinging your arms around in different motions in order to speed up time. There is also head tracking involved, so players can dodge out of the way of incoming bullets and other objects in slow motion.

While we only played through a demo of this title, it was incredibly entertaining. We would highly recommend picking up the whole game if you get a chance.

You can get it here for $24.99.


unspokenThe Unspoken

If high quality, beautiful textured games are your thing, you can’t get any better than The Unspoken.

The game revolves around using different magical spells to cast devastating blows to your enemy, each conjured up in a unique fashion. There are multiple classes to play as, all with different play styles and abilities. You can teleport to gain a better position on your enemy, and create different magical weapons to use against your foes. Insomniac Games is looking to make this a competitive game much like Sony’s new “Starblood Arena”, so they will be updating it over time to make it more balanced and competitive. The title will have online competitive gameplay, so if that’s something you’re interested in, you can’t go wring with The Unspoken.

Grab it here for $29.99


fnvrFruit Ninja VR

Fruit Ninja VR came to the HTC Vive in July of this year, and boy does it look exhausting.

Imagine the original fruit slicing game, but with full body food dicing movement. In the game, you wield 2 long Japanese swords surrounded by beautiful scenery, all the while trying to make your way to the top of the leaderboard. There continues to be bombs and such falling in your path, so you need be be aware and not just slice in every direction imaginable.

There are also a number of combos your can perform, adding to your multiplier the whole time. With new special “effect fruits” in combination with small mini games, the title should have a lot more to offer than the original finger swiping game.

If ever there was a game that made you swing your body around for minutes on end, this would be it. We wouldn’t be surprised to see a “Oculus” fitness routine being developed around this title, just as there was with the Vive.

You can pick it up for $14.99 here.


dabDead and Buried

Dead and Buried mixes the “Old West” shooter style with a goulish theme, giving off a very interesting vibe that we haven’t seen that often in VR games.

In the title, you are an unknown figure with a set of (2) six shooter revolvers. While there is likely a story in place for the title, the demo we tried out at Oculus Connect was more of a target practice than anything. That said, the landscape had quite an interesting cartoon-y theme, and reminded us quite a bit of the recent Daydream View title The Arcslinger.

The game is mainly focused on being a multiplayer shooting experience, so while there is supposed to be a bit of a story, it will likely be pretty brief. If you’re interested is shooting at faraway targets and making the top of the leaderboard however, this might be a fun title to pick up.

You can grab it for $39.99 here.


dexedDexed

Dexed is an arcade style title that plays similar to shooting a birdie on a shooting range. You are whisked through a variety of different environments with the goal of locking onto and destroying as many targets as possible. Though this is a game you could probably play fine sitting down, it can get pretty intense as it requires fast reaction times and movement of your arms to get a high score.

The environments present in the game are incredibly diverse, each having their own theme and color palette. Whether you are swimming at the bottom of the sea past an enormous whale or flying though a disco-fied universe, there is always something new to enjoy. This is part of the challenge however, as the environment is also there to distract you. In one level, you are flying around the inside of a fiery volcano with molten lava being strewn about the scene, which looks very similar to the objects you need to hit.

This should be a great title for those looking to climb up the leaderboard, so get shootin’.

You can pick it up for $9.99 here.


climbThe Climb

The Climb is a title developed by Crytech, the same company that developed Crysis as well as the Cryengine game engine. The company is known for having absolutely stunning visuals in its games, and that remains to be the case with The Climb. The game was already released for use with XBOX One controllers, but the real magic comes when players use Oculus touch with the game.

Though the title is not complicated by any means, it is intended to be an adrenaline-rushing, sight seeing experience. In the game, you are a rock climber traversing various peaks in a free climbing fashion. The title can get pretty tense, especially if you let go and fall to your death, and the Oculus Rift does a great job at making the game feel as real as it gets.

The game has some absolutely breathtaking visuals, which trys to emulate the beauty of nature by saturating the landscape around the player with lush green trees and beautiful sunsets. People have been known to fall in this title while standing up due to it’s immersion, so we recommend that you proceed with cation while attempting to grab that nearby ledge.

If you’re interested, you can pick up The Climb here for $49.99


ieytdI Expect You to Die

I Expect You to Die is a fun puzzle game with an interesting twist.

The game puts you in the place of a secret agent in various situations with one mission: don’t die. There are a number of missions where you learn from losing, doing the level over and over again until you figure out how to solve your situation. We played a few of the levels at Oculus connect, including a car escape as well as a room full of hidden lasers.

The game does a great job of making you feel like a real secret agent, solving puzzles to work towards your ultimate goal. Though each level did not seem to be associated with one another (at least in the demo), this was an incredibly fun game that will be great as a party pleaser with friends.

Grab it here for $24.99.


ssvrSerious Sam VR

If you’ve been a fan of the Serious Sam series, you have to try the new VR implemenation.

Serious Sam: VR launched in early access on the HTC Vive in October, and has finally made its way to the Oculus Rift with the launch of the Touch controllers.

Just like the previous games in the series, the new adaptation throws you into a world of monsters and mystery with one goal in mind: shoot through everything. There are an incredible amount of different landscapes to explore, and the company wanted to make sure they were producing a full fledged title, not just some short adaptation. There are a variety of guns, chainsaws, rocket launchers and more to try out, so if you want to see monsters explode in a variety of fun and interesting fashions, give this a whirl.

You can pick up Serious Sam: VR for $39.99 here.


rcvrRipcoil

Ripcoil is like air hockey, in a virtual stadium, played by robots. I know that sounds crazy, and it kind of is, but it’s tons of fun as well.

The game has some really cool graphics, stylized after a robo-arena with various parts being strung about. The player throws a virtual disk which can bounce along the walls to attempt to score a goal on the other player. This is a very interactive game, and you’ll have to have quick hands if you want to score points on your opponents.

The game can be had for $9.99 at the Oculus Store.


btvrBullet Train

Bullet Train is a wave-clearing game very similar to Super Hot in which the player must defend themselves against an onslaught of incoming enemies with a variety of different weapons. The game is set in a train station with hoards of enemies coming towards you looking to take you in. You can use shotguns, machine guns, hand guns, and grenades to defend yourself against the oncoming enemies, and the intensity rises as the game goes on.

The title was created by Epic Games using Unreal Engine 4, so it looks absolutely fantastic. Though you don’t move much in the title, it will get your heart pumping pretty quickly and will have you breathing even faster one the waves begin to overwhelm you.

If you’re looking for a fun wave-clearing game with great graphics, give this a look.

You can pick it up for free on the Oculus Store.


These are just a few of the 53 titles that launched alongside the Oculus Touch controllers, with many more coming soon. If you know of a title you think should be added to this list, be sure to let us know. Looking to pick up any of these?

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