BNR: The Oculus Rift, for those who don’t know, is a new virtual reality headset that’ll put you in the game- it’ll come with a lovely, hi-res display and what makes it special is that it will track your head movements- you can look around and be inside a game. A while back, the Kickstarter for the Oculus was an incredible success, and many special development units were shipped out so that game devs could get to work on making games compatible with the Rift. The consumer version of the Rift has yet to ship.
Unfortunately, you can’t just use the Rift like a fancy new monitor- the games need special software to accommodate the Rift’s head-tracking ability that make it worth using in the first place. Fortunately, there are plenty of games coming straight to the Rift, along with some games that can employ Vireio, an open source 3D driver that makes it possible to play games that weren’t originally designed for the Rift. Here are ten games- some built with the Rift in mind, others born before the Oculus was a twinkle in Mr. Luckey’s eye.