Nearly a year ago a debilitating software error occurred that rendered every Rift on Earth basically inoperable for about a day. As recompense, Oculus handed out $15 in Store credit (or regional equivalent) to pretty much anyone that used Rift in the month of February in 2018 leading up to the service outage.

If you sat back and forgot about the credit though (and haven’t checked your email recently), this is your last chance to spend whatever remains before it expires.

Tomorrow, March 13th, is the last day for many users, so here’s a few suggestions to help you drain those $15.

Remember: you can purchase Rift (and Go/Gear VR) apps through the Oculus Mobile app for Android & iOS, so you don’t need your gaming rig in front of you to spend whatever credit is left. Of course, you can always use the credit to offset some of the expense on higher-price apps too, but this piece is focused entirely on Rift games at or below the free $15 store credit.

$11 – $15

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

You’ll need some buddies, a couple printed-out sheets of instructions and plenty of communication to help one chosen VR user disarm a complex bomb before everyone explodes (hence the name). It’s one of the best VR party games so far since it gets everyone involved.

Price: $15 – Oculus Store Link

Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs

It’s Angry Birds in VR! It’s a bit more than that though, since the game is now entirely in three dimensions, forcing you to solve the piggy-laden puzzles with a little more spatial finesse than its 2D counterparts.

Price: $15 – Oculus Store Link

Pinball FX 2 VR

Pinball machines are few and far between these days, and besides being able to pop in and play a number of pinball cabinets in Pinball FX 2 VR, you’ll also be treated to some freaky special effects when you start rocking the scoreboard.

Price: $15 – Oculus Store Link

A Fisherman’s Tale

Vertigo Games’ A Fisherman’s Tale (2018) is a cute adventure game that puts you into a wild world of varying proportions, tasking you with solving puzzles in an infinitely recursive world. It’s pretty short, a little on the childish side, but it’s a steal at exactly $0.

Price: $15 – Oculus Store Link

Pixel Ripped 1989

Nostalgia turned up to 11: Pixel Ripped 1989 (2018) throws you into the time of 8-bit handhelds and school-time mischief. It’s a bit of a ‘game within a game’, as you try to defeat the 8-bit Cyblin Lord who tries to break through to the real world.

Price: $13 – Oculus Store Link


Inside the mind of a genius sits a dark world filled with intriguing puzzles. Everything in Charm Games’ FORM (2017) makes you feel a little more clever than you really are, as you solve music puzzles and increasingly complex object-based puzzles.

Price: $15 – Oculus Store Link

Virtual Virtual Reality

Virtual Virtual Reality (2017) is a narrative-driven comedy game, and it contains some of the best meta-weirdness out there. Search through 50+ virtual virtual realities to find out what lies behind the curtain of AI company Activitude.

Price: $15 – Oculus Store Link

$10 and Below

Esper: The Collection

It’s a double whammy, folks: Esper and Esper 2 in one convenient, low-priced bundle. Here you use your mind (aka gaze) to levitate puzzle pieces into place, all in the engrossing retro-50s style world reimagined to help train mutants – I mean gifted individuals – who possess telekenetic powers.

Price: $10 – Oculus Store Link

Please, Don’t Touch Anything

Originally a hit 2D game, Please, Don’t Touch Anything seems to have found a home in VR with its successive number of buttons that could blow up the entire Earth at any moment. It’s up to you to find clues and open up a complex control desk to reveal the button to prevent the impending nuclear holocaust.

Price: $10 – Oculus Store Link

Apollo 11 HD

Now you get to experience this historic event through the eyes of those who lived through it, which includes a mix of original archive audio and video together with accurate recreations of the spacecraft and locations, all set to inspirational music, get set for an experience that will not only educate you but will also leave a lasting impression and deep respect for the people who worked on the Apollo program during NASA’s golden era.

Price: $10 – Oculus Store Link


BlazeRush is an oldie but a goodie. It works on even the most modest of VR systems and provides plenty of racing fun. You and four other players race HotWheel-size vehicles around a track, blowing the ever-living crap out of each other.

Price: $10 – Oculus Store Link

Torn (on sale)

Torn pretty much nails the fun, Doctor Who-ish atmosphere of landing in an enchanted mansion with plenty of puzzles to solve. It’s not the most difficult puzzler out there, and the story is a bit on the limp side, but it’s a visual feast that at less than a third of the launch price is certainly worth considering.

Price: $8.99 (discounted from $30) – Oculus Store Link

Drops: Rhythm Garden (on sale)

Drops is a musical sandbox where you construct a sort of musical sculpture piece by piece, each of them emitting a different tone when a little dropping ball strikes them. The effort you put in can truly be enjoyed as you sit back and listen to the rhythmic beat of your own creation.

Price: $5 (discounted from $7) – Oculus Store Link

Didn’t see a game that interests you? Make sure to check out the full list of All Entertainment, All Games, and All Apps, and filter by price to reveal the glut of low-priced content out there. Don’t forget to check out the sales section!

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Well before the first modern XR products hit the market, Scott recognized the potential of the technology and set out to understand and document its growth. He has been professionally reporting on the space for nearly a decade as Editor at Road to VR, authoring more than 4,000 articles on the topic. Scott brings that seasoned insight to his reporting from major industry events across the globe.
  • 3872Orcs

    Thanks for the tips. I’d forgotten this if not for the reminder. My choice here was between A Fisherman’s Tale or Angry Birds. Most of the other games I already have on Steam. I rarely use my Rift as I have higher spec headsets and mainly use SteamVR. But if Oculus does release a new and better headset at a point maybe I’ll return. I’ll rather have A Fisherman’s Tale in my Steam library so Angry Birds it is.

  • bud01

    Hopefully the guys that did Apollo 11 HD will have some fresh work to do once we go ahead and do the trip to Mars.

    Wounder if the Rift 2 200FOV will be out before we land on mars :-)

  • antonio mora

    Got Lone Echo using my store credit on winter sale, ended up paying $15 for that amazing game.

  • MosBen

    Just to clarify. I’m pretty sure that this doesn’t apply to me, but is there any way to check in my account the Oculus software, rather than trying to search my email?

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