Weekend Downloads is part of our weekly update to bring you the latest additions to the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. Oculus is launching some new VR content like Anshar Wars 2, now on Rift with built-in multiplayer functionality that lets you battle players on Rift and Gear VR simultaneously. They even announced that if you buy the game on one platform, you get it on the other platform for free!
In addition, Oculus is kicking off a Summer Sale and discounting over 40 Gear VR and Rift titles until July 5. Titles like Gunjack for Gear VR and BlazeRush for the Rift are now 50% off. You can find a full list of titles for sale in the Oculus store, or you can browse and purchase them on the Oculus websites for Rift and Gear VR.
There’s a little something for everyone to check out this week!
This Week’s New Gear VR and Oculus Rift Content (6/24/16)
Anshar Wars 2 ($9.99 – Rift)
Originally made for Gear VR, OZWE is now bringing its popular space fighting title to the Rift. Anshar Wars 2 let you take on the role of a newly enlisted pilot in the deadliest squad in the Ansharian arsenal. Bring the fight to the Nergal in dazzling ship-to-ship battles in deep space and lush planetary surfaces. Fly a variety of spacecraft across 13 large missions fields in single- or multi-player, cross-platform action. What’s more, if you buy it on the Rift, you get it on Gear VR for free, and vice versa.
Black Hat Cooperative ($9.99 – Rift)
Black Hat Cooperative is an award-winning stealth game that pits you and an ally against robot agents that seek to remove you from the system. Explore complex levels filled with hidden dangers and work together to survive. Play as Hammer and sneak past agents, collecting treasure, keys, and passwords along the way. Or play Spice to get the bird’s eye view and guide your partner to treasure and safety. Information in the world and on the map must be pieced together to beat the levels.
Dark Days ($7.99 – Gear VR)
From the team that brought you White Night comes the hauntingly unique VR experience, Dark Days. Somewhere between Twin Peaks and The X-Files, Dark Days is a new, fantastic VR adventure that places you in an eerie desert motel and its surroundings. Solve puzzles as you immerse yourself in rich environments, but be careful and smart — a terrifying presence is lurking!
Cosmic Rush ($2.99 – Gear VR)
While on a discovery and research mission in the Cosmos Redshift 7 Galaxy, the research spaceship Amundsen 1 has a catastrophic plasma core engine failure. The failure caused the explosion of the main engine core and with it, the death of all crew on board. As the sole survivor, you now have to drift through asteroid fields, space debris, Nebula warp tunnels to the safety of your rescue ship. Will you make it?
Daydream Blue ($4.99 – Oculus Rift)
Winner of the Oculus Mobile VR Jam 2015, Daydream Blue takes you to a magical valley full of mystery, surprise, and an AWESOME ROBOT buddy. Craft exciting items, discover mini-games, and play fetch with your adorable robot pal! But you don’t have to do it alone! Connect with your friends from around the world online in multiplayer. Have friends with a Gear VR? Play with them too!
Zero-G VR ($4.99 – Oculus Rift)
Zero-G lets you play astronaut, performing spacewalks at a distance from the shuttle, feeling the state of weightlessness, and flying through the vastness of space using only a jet pack. Built with the acclaimed Unreal Engine 4, Zero-G VR provides incredible graphics and lighting effects for the ultimate VR simulation.
ABE VR (FREE – Oculus Rift)
ABE VR recreates the horrifying story about a misguided robot seeking the unconditional love of humans…at whatever cost. Created in Unreal Engine, ABE VR is based on ABE, the multi-award winning short film and planned feature film, written and directed by Rob McLellan. No longer do you have to just watch the film, you now get to experience it as a character. Specifically, ABE’s chosen victim.
Discovery VR (FREE – Oculus Rift)
For more than 30 years, Discovery has told stories like no one else — transporting you to places you didn’t know existed and sparking curiosity at every turn. Now we enter a new chapter. Virtual Reality can take you to new worlds like never before, immersing you in time, space and story. Just in time for Shark Week, Discovery VR is a first look at this exhilarating new medium — from shark-infested shipwrecks to freeboarding the windiest street in the world — with much more to come. Welcome to Discovery VR.
Welcome to Virtual Reality ($1.99 – Gear VR)
From the team who brought you the top-rated VR experience “Welcome to Oculus”, comes the definitive introduction to virtual reality for Gear VR. Sit back and relax as you are whisked away on a guided journey of virtual reality to have your perceptions of scale challenged, to travel through the vastness of space, to hang out with friends, or even to run into a few surprises. Perfect for introducing friends, family, or even complete strangers to virtual reality. Featuring YouTube personality Boogie2988 and narrated by Kevan Brighting of “The Stanley Parable”.