Weekend Downloads is part of our weekly update to bring you the latest additions to the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift.
We’re kicking off the weekend with a ton of new content, especially for Gear VR. Whether its a whacky melee fighting game, traveling to whiskey distilleries, visiting cityscapes of Taiwan, or sitting back to enjoy spectating some eSports action — there’s something for everyone.
Get ready to snap in your phone scouts!
This Week’s New Gear VR and Oculus Rift Content (9/24/16)
Balloon Shooter ($4.99 – Gear VR)
String your bow, find your enemy, and release the arrow… Balloon Shooter is a first person shooter game that combines adventure, parkour and archery.
Dopamine ($1.99 – Gear VR)
Fly through space, fire your beams and lasers, and go head-to-head against your opponents in this fast-paced multiplayer game.
BrainVR (FREE – Gear VR)
Explore the cortex, blood supply and nerve fiber structure of a real human brain! You’ll be inspecting one measured at the Stanford Radiological Sciences Laboratory using MRI.
Gem Monster ($4.99 – Gear VR)
Fight different kinds of monsters composed of gems. Each monster has its own distinctive behavior and attack mode—you’ll need to use different upgrades and skills to contend with them.
SLIVER.tv (FREE – Gear VR)
Watch eSports in fully immersive VR video. Every day you’ll find new videos of top players and matches from CS:GO, League of Legends, and more. Watch headshots from new angles, study team strategies with a wider field of view, or see your favorite champions up close like never before.
HEX: Heavy Encounter EXOsuit ($2.99 – Gear VR)
Your ship has crash landed on the mysterious Planet 6IX and its armed, robotic denizens are out to get you! Good thing you brought along your secret weapon, the Heavy Encounter EXOsuit, or HEX for short. It doesn’t make you unstoppable, but it’s the next best thing. Fight for your survival and collect parts for your ship so you can escape this deadly planet once and for all.
Le Temps Perdu (FREE – Gear VR)
This project transforms a unique archive of found visual and audio materials into VR, where viewers can piece together narratives for an artistic and interactive exploration of storytelling.
Relaxing VR Games: Mahjong ($2.99 – Gear VR)
Mahjong’s core principle is as simple as it is brilliant: exposed pairs of tokens have to be removed until the whole board is cleared.Relaxing VR Games: Mahjong brings this classic to new dimensions.
Gang Beasts ($19.99 – Rift)
Gang Beasts is a silly multiplayer party game with surly gelatinous characters, brutal mêlée fight sequences, and absurdly hazardous environments. The spectacle of saggy beasts punching, kicking, and throwing their foes into unspecified hazardous machinery, flaming incinerator pits, and ginormous industrial fans will have you roaring with laughter!
Bowmore Virtual Reality: Unlock Hidden Depths (FREE – Gear VR)
Some of the world’s most coveted whiskies have been meticulously matured in the Bowmore Distillery. You can experience the unique atmosphere of their Vaults in 360° splendor with this virtual reality tour.
RT360 (FREE – Gear VR)
Experience the news in 360° and become completely immersed in the stories. Be transported to any corner of the world with this simple app.
Samsung Step into Rio (FREE – Gear VR)
If you still can’t get enough of Rio, you can now see behind-the-scenes look at Team GB’s 2016 Olympic Games headquarters – British House. Located at the historic Parque Lage, British House is set at the foot of the Corcovado in the shadow of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and is the team’s home away from home in Rio. Take in this incredible location with the full 360 video experience.
Dimensional Intersection ($4.99 – Rift)
Featuring music from artists such as Soulacybin, Land Switcher and MONS, Dimensional Intersection will take participants to a new reality through surreal scenes filled with interactive real-time fractals, infinite tunnels, morphing 3D models.
VR Church: Psalms (FREE – Gear VR)
Enter into the gardens of esperanza—read psalms to ambient worship music with calm waters and green pastures nearby. In the gardens, you can absorb the psalms’ wisdom and hope, worship or simply meditate.
DISCOVR WA (FREE – Gear VR & Rift)
Explore the national parks and special places in Western Australia (WA). See the rugged south coast and hear the roar of the Southern Ocean; walk in the tree tops at the Valley of Giants and delve into caves of the Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park.
VR München 360 (FREE – Gear VR)
Explore Munich: from the historic city centre, to the Alps; find your way from surfers on the Eisbach River, to the beer garden by the Chinese Tower. Walk across the Viktualienmarkt and look at the sights from the perspective of one of the vendors. Munich’s highlights will captivate both tourists and locals.