Although virtual reality has steadily gained momentum in recent years, with increased popularity, the overwhelming consensus seems to point towards 2020 as being a breakthrough moment both for VR as an explorable medium.
Besides, with titles like Asgards Wrath and No Mans Sky VR stealing the spotlight, it’s little wonder fans of the VR format are excited for 2020.
Sometimes, with a multitude of options open to the player, often, it’s an uphill struggle setting out which games are worth the investment. There are great top lists around with 100 games in them such as the one here from VR game reviews website, Salty Truth, but it takes a lifetime to try 100 games. Well, fear not folks. To help you stockpile a legendary library of games, we’ve been frantically busy behind the scenes. Below, we’ve compiled an extensive list of the top 7 Oculus Go games of all time to play in 2020, and 7 is an achievable number.
After doing extensive digging, our research suggests 2020 is going to follow the upward trend and produce another blockbuster year for virtual reality games. Even so, there’s an entire backlog of gripping gems already out on the system that warrants your attention. Truly unmissable.
Without further ado let’s begin the festivities. After reading, you’ll be versed fully on all the most celebrated titles to grace the Oculus Go.
All of which are well worth a play. Enjoy.
Kickstarting the list, we have World of Mazes. initially released 14 February 2018 and developed by RiseAngle, Inc, this charming, puzzle-based adventure game has earned a decent reputation amongst members of the Oculus Go community overtime for its unique blend of problem-solving scenarios and story elements. As good as the first release was, RiseAngle released a new and improved version of the game in December 2019 with improved graphics and gameplay, this time as two separate games; Saving Princess Maya, and Secrets of the Ancients. As one of the player reviews puts it: Finally a real game for Oculus Go and not just an experience.
During the game, the player will explore immersive worlds, packed with plenty of puzzles, interesting NPC’s, and a plethora of items that help you navigate from the start gate to the finish line.
In truth, I’ve sunk a lot of hours into this game, and I’m excited to see what lies beyond chapters one and two. Overall, World of Mazes is undoubtedly one to add to your collection.
Of course, we’ll keep you privy to any developments, should they arise.
Next up, we have Virtual Virtual Reality. And no, that’s not a typo. Strangely, it seems as though VVR, was designed with the Oculus in mind. Similar in concept to the film ‘Inception,’ Virtual Virtual Reality replaces the Dream Within a Dream aspect, instead, allowing the player to visit a wide range of surreal realities.
Conceptually, VVR is easily one of the most original games in existence across platforms, and that’s saying something. For that reason alone, it’s worth the visceral venture.
Much like Portal 2 in many respects, VVR makes clever use of its futuristic aesthetic while relying on the topic of A.I to conjure a surreal experience that’s both stimulating and cerebral.
For fans of sci-fi, or merely those with an acquired sense of humor, VVR is a must-play game. With that in mind, I compel you to take the plunge and pick up this dreamlike oddity today. You won’t regret it.
Third, in line, we have Daedalus. In truth, Daedalus taps into the true potential of VR, like few games have managed. At its core, Daedalus is a first-person puzzle game, developed by Vertical Robot.
Part exploration, part flying, part simulation experience, Daedalus combines these gameplay concepts within a spectacular, surrealist world.
Even if you dip into the game to ogle at the other-worldly, awe-inspiring architecture, the atmosphere and ambiance here are second to none — a truly meditative experience. Perfect for the platform of VR.
It may be short, but the overall experience is ever so sweet. Despite its breezy length, there’s plenty of bang for your buck.
Go out and grab a bargain today.
Our fourth entry to grace the list is Augmented Empire. With its striking visuals and original premise, Augmented Empire manages to carve out a name for itself on the platform. In short, this is a VR experience to savor truly.
What’s so great about it, I hear you cry. Don’t worry. I will divulge all.
After investing a ton of time with this game, I honestly had a blast. Kitting out each character with unique skill sets, while perfecting turn-based strategies brought me plenty of joy. With that in mind, I’m not the slightest bit surprised to see Augmented Empire sit favorably with the community. Great stuff.
The only downside is that on the difficulty scale, it sits relatively low. Regardless, Augmented Empire is worth playing. If nothing else, then for the surreal experience alone.
For fans of action-driven RPGs with a strong central story and satisfying strategy elements, this is a title well worth the voyage.
Enjoy the deep dive.
Moving on, we come to Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes. For me, that has to win a prize for the best title. Love it, anyway, back to business. Thankfully, the game itself is equally worthy of merit.
Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes is an ingenious concept that never gets old. Ever since release, back in 2015, I’ve had a tremendous amount of fun with it, and still, to this day, I revisit the game time and again with friends whenever I get the chance.
The core concept revolves around bomb disposal. Whereby, you’ll collaborate with players, working in unison to defuse a bomb before it blows everyone to smithereens.
As you might be thinking, there’s a catch. The bomb diffuser is the only one able to see the device. From the confines of an isolated room, they follow the instructions of so-called ‘Experts.’ These players must verbally communicate life-saving info, found on the Bomb Defusal Manual.
Inevitably then, this leads to some pretty intense moments, as you frantically work to decipher spoken instructions. Better still, it forces each team to perform under pressure of the timer. Priceless stuff. As you can imagine, this cooks up some comical moments with friends, too.
Above all else, what I like about this game is how it encourages and emphasizes the importance of team play. If you haven’t already, grab some pals and give it a go. Perhaps friends who work in the telecom industry.
From the inspired creators of Monument Valley, comes Land’s End for the Oculus Go. Built for the sole purpose of the Oculus Go system, Land’s End successfully blends a grand sense of exploration with a series of perplexing puzzle sections mixed in for good measure.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better. Well, read on.
On a visual level, Land’s End sets the scene beautifully. All thanks to stunning landscapes and spectacular vistas. In short, these create awe-inspiring moments of wonder. On top of that, its unique first-person perspective, and hands-free set-up, cook up an altogether, other-worldly experience.
One that’s unlike any other on the market. By all accounts, this is an essential purchase.
Last but by no means inferior, we have Maze VR: Ultimate Pathfinding for the Oculus Go. Now, it may not be the pick of the bunch. However, I had a blast with this game. As a staunch advocate of maze titles, overall, I was deeply impressed by the environments.
Every maze plays host to an exclusive biome.
These vary from icy tundras to baron desserts. Additionally, most of the mazes come cleverly constructed, in a way that requires some serious brainpower to overcome.
That is, should you endeavor to crack the code, and make it the endpoint.
There are 24 levels in total. So, plenty to keep the aspiring puzzle solver engaged for considerable hours.
So, for maze adventurers, this one’s certainly a viable option.
Overall, 2020 looks set to be another spectacular year for virtual reality. We want to know which game most excites you on this list. Perhaps you’d like to contribute another entry that deserves special mention. As always, we appreciate your thoughts and suggestions.
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