The Oculus Go is the first standalone headset platform from Oculus and comes at a time when more people (and companies, including Vive with their Vive Focus) are realizing the necessity of creating headsets that don’t rely on PCs, consoles, or mobile phones. While mobility is important, the content a platform offers is just as important, and Oculus is definitely aiming for social and immersive experiences along with the host of old and new content they released along with the Oculus Go. The headset is available now for $199 USD for a 32GB version or $249 USD for a 64GB version and the list of games, social apps, and 360° experiences are over 1,000 titles long.
So since there’s quite a long list of titles already available for the platform, we thought we’d share our own list of great old and newly released games that’s come to the Oculus Go platform. Though if you’re looking for a specific genre or type of experience, then make sure to check out the Oculus Collections section which is compiled with bundles of games that have similar themes or mechanics, like racing or horror.
Death Horizon VR
A well-rounded VR library wouldn’t be complete without some sort of zombie action gurgling for attention. Death Horizon started out on Gear VR and Google Daydream, and has now clawed its way over to the Oculus Go as well. In Death Horizon, you’re sent in as special ops to clear the Horizon research station where the T12 virus has broken containment and turned the resident researchers into zombies. You’ll need to off every one of them in a hail of bullets and complete objectives. Get your adrenaline going in Death Horizon and get through to the station’s reactor before it blows and spreads the deadly virus to the rest of humanity. Death Horizon is available now for $4.99.
Trains VR is a brand new game that’s just released and offers a good old steam-powered adventure. If playing with toy train models and building your own tracks brings back some childhood nostalgia for you, then this is probably a title you wouldn’t want to miss. Trains VR lets you become a railway architect, manage your trains, test drive your routes. You can discover what it’s like to be both an architect and a conductor as you hop into the driver’s seat and travel along the routes you created. The game also offers various puzzles to complete by building railways and traveling to certain points on the map. Trains VR is available now for $4.99 on the Oculus Store.
Resolution Games’ Two Hits, Bait! and Wonderglade
While Bait! released first for Gear VR and then got ported to Google Daydream, and Wonderglade was a Google Daydream launch title which later added Gear VR support, both have now made their way to Oculus Go at the same time. These two hit games offer vastly different experiences but both have a social element to them. In Bait! you’re trying to help your boss save the struggling aquarium where you work by trying to catch rare fish, while Wonderglade lets you enjoy carnival-themed games in a whimsical ever-growing forest/theme park. Both games are free to download.
Dead Secret Circle
Dead Secret Circle is the standalone sequel to the popular murder mystery Dead Circle that released back in 2016. It follows the investigation of reporter Patricia Gable who’s on the trail of a killer in Chicago, which leads her to a run-down apartment complex with residents who might offer new clues in the case. If you fancy yourself a real-life Nancy Drew or Sherlock Holmes, then put on your sleuthing hat (aka the Oculus Go) and get going. Dead Secret Circle is also available for PC, Oculus Rift, and Samsung Gear VR. It’s available now for $14.99 on the Oculus Store.
There’s a certain satisfaction in seeing magical sparks flying out of a wooden stick. I’m not going to even try to explain the psychological reasoning behind it, but luckily the developers know what they’re about. Wands is a magical dueling game that lets you fling over 22 spells at an opponent in action-packed multiplayer rounds. It’s already made a name for itself on Oculus Rift, Gear VR, and HTC Vive, and cross-platform play is supported so you’ll have no trouble in finding suitable opponents. So if this is something you’d like, then head on over to the Oculus Store (it’s currently available at a discounted price of $4,49) and start practicing your magic combos.
Race For The Galaxy and Catan VR
If you’re more of a board game aficionado, then Race For The Galaxy or Catan VR are right up your alley. Board games are meant to be played while sitting around the table, and joking around with others. With these titles you get to stretch that table across the world and make friends along the way.
Race for the Galaxy is a virtual remake of the best selling board game where you have to try and be most successful one of Earth’s former colonies at settling the galaxy. It’s available now for Oculus Go (at $6.99), Oculus Rift, and Samsung Gear VR. As for Catan VR, it’s a virtual version of what is probably one of the most popular board games in existence and guarantees a fun time for anyone looking for some wholesome fun with friends (or strangers who’ll become friends). It’s currently also available at a discounted price of $6.99.
Lucifer’s Mask is a flying and platforming hybrid that reimagines Lucifer’s origin that was set to make its debut on Samsung Gear VR in 2017 but was delayed to May 1st for both Gear VR and Oculus Go. The game allows you to fly, dive, wall run and fight using your controller and switches automatically between first- and third person perspectives. The game provides various objectives to complete across 10 levels of gameplay with story progression and cutscenes throughout that focuses on the book of Genesis and the rivalry raging between Cain and Abel. According to its creator, Lucifer’s Mask wasn’t created as a religious game but rather a fictional story based on some concepts from the Books of Genesis. Lucifer’s Mask is available now for $4.99
Virtual reality allows us to both do things we could never do, and to do things we wish we could do – like pilot airplanes. Ultrawings allows you to do just that, with simple arcade-like gameplay across four colorful islands. You’ll complete various missions throughout the game like taking part in races, shooting balloons, and flying through score rings. All of which will earn you points with which to unlock new airports and aircraft that have their own distinct flying styles. Ultrawings is a classic VR addition to any library and is available now for $9.99 on the Oculus Store.
These are only a select few of the games available on the Oculus Go platform, but they’re offer a great variety in theme, gameplay, and genre to get you started out. Hasbro’s Boggle, Trivial Pursuit, & Monopoly are also coming to Oculus Go in a future Rooms update through a partnership between Oculus and the toy company.