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If you were one of the lucky people that secured an Oculus Rift pre-order, you have a lot to look forward to. The Oculus Rift is set to take virtual reality to an entirely new level. Many of the games being released for the device are pushing the limits of current technology, offering experiences that are unlike anything else.

But of course, the Oculus Rift is only as good as its games. Thankfully, there are a number of excellent games being developed and released for the system. Read on to learn a little bit more about the things you can look forward to.

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Gameplay

Some of the games being released for the Oculus Rift offer fairly standard gameplay. In fact, some games with Rift support have already been released for PC and consoles.

With that said, there are also some titles that offer fresh new experiences. The purpose of these games is to thrust you into a role you couldn’t take on in another game. You might be stuck floating in space, or have the chance to climb a mountain. You can live out incredible experiences that you would never have the chance to try in real life.

Genres

A lot of popular genres are well-represented in the Oculus Rift. There are platformers, horror games, puzzle titles, action games, and so much more.

Of course, there are a few genres that aren’t well-represented just yet. For example, there aren’t many open world RPG experiences for the Rift. With that said, that should change in time. If you keep an eye on Rift development, you’ll see that there are some very exciting titles on the way.

Graphics

The graphics on the Rift are far above the graphics on any other VR devices. Unlike other devices, the Rift is designed for high-end PCs. With that said, the graphics may not look as impressive to you as the latest AAA games.

In order for VR to work effectively, games need to be able to consistently maintain 60 frames per second. If they can’t do that, the experience won’t be all that immersive. Because of this, developers are focusing on performance over graphics. With that said, plenty of the upcoming titles look absolutely amazing.

Pricing

A lot of the games are short when compared to the standard AAA. Because of this, many titles are priced quite competitively. A lot of games have pricing that is more in line with what you see on the indie market.

You should be able to afford to purchase plenty of games for your Rift right off the bat. You’ll be able to build a big library of titles in no time. While there will be a few pricier titles, most of the best games will be extremely easy to afford.

Fun Factor

Even if a game is visually impressive, it might not be fun to play. Thankfully, most Rift titles seem to make fun a priority.

Think about what it was like to play games in the arcade. A lot of games worked to dazzle you instantly. There weren’t lengthy buildups. Games had to impress you right off the bat. From there, they had to work to maintain your interest.

In many ways, the experience offered by virtual reality is similar to the ones offered at the arcades of old. When you put on your helmet, you’re going to be having a fantastic time. You’ll be able to get sucked into all kinds of games and have an absolute blast.

Replayability

Not all of the games for the Rift are that long. Many of them are short, contained experiences. This is partially because the Rift shouldn’t always be used for hours at a time. You won’t want to keep your helmet on all day; you’ll want to take it off and do something else after an hour or two.

Thankfully, a lot of the games can be replayed over and over again. In fact, you’ll probably want to have your friends try some of your favorite games. That way, the two of you will be able to talk about your overall experiences.

This is another way that the Rift is similar to an arcade. Even if you only have a handful of games to choose from, you will be able to enjoy the same titles time and time again.

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Now that you know a little bit more about the games for the Oculus Rift, you can decide which titles you would most like to play. There are all kinds of incredible VR titles. Take a look at a few of the upcoming games and decide which ones you would like to purchase. You are going to have an amazing time with your Rift. Virtual reality is the future, and the future is pretty incredible.