While Oculus doesn’t offer much publicly in the way of understanding how well individual apps are performing across its VR storefronts, it’s possible to glean some insight by looking at apps relative to each other. Here’s a snapshot of the top 20 Oculus Rift games and apps.

Some quick qualifications before we get to the data dump:

  • Paid and free apps are separated
  • Early access titles are not represented
  • Only apps with more than 100 reviews are represented
  • Some apps may have benefited from hardware bundling (like Robo Recall and Lucky’s Tale)
  • Rounded ratings may appear to show ‘ties’ in ratings for some applications, but the ranked order remains correct
  • This is a snapshot as of today, expect positions to shift over time
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Best Rated Paid Oculus Rift Apps

The rating of each application is an aggregate of user reviews and a useful way to understand the general reception of each title by customers.

Name Rating (of 5) Release Year Price
Beat Saber 4.82 2018 $30
Moss 4.79 2018 $30
Trover Saves the Universe 4.76 2019 $30
Lone Echo 4.72 2017 $40
Brass Tactics 4.72 2018 $30
Robo Recall 4.69 2017 $30
The Thrill of the Fight 4.68 2018 $10
I Expect You To Die 4.66 2016 $25
Dance Central 4.66 2019 $30
Asgard’s Wrath 4.65 2019 $40
Space Pirate Trainer 4.64 2019 $15
Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted 4.63 2019 $30
Vacation Simulator 4.63 2019 $30
Eleven: Table Tennis VR 4.62 2017 $20
SUPERHOT VR 4.60 2016 $25
Bending the Light 4.60 2017 $15
BlazeRush 4.60 2016 $10
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes 4.60 2016 $15
Final Assault 4.60 2019 $30
Witchblood 4.56 2017 $8

Looking at the year that each title was released gives us some interesting data to ponder regarding VR’s temporal success. Here’s the tally of titles in each year that are currently among this top 20:

  • 2016 – 4
  • 2017 – 5
  • 2018 – 4
  • 2019 – 7

Most Rated Paid Oculus Rift Apps

The number of ratings often gives a ballpark idea of the relative sales of each title; a title with more ratings is likely to have sold better than a title with less, though there’s certainly an unknown margin of error.

Name Number of Ratings Release Year Price
Beat Saber 10,772 2018 $30
Robo Recall 9,552 2017 $30
Vader Immortal: Episode I 3,393 2019 $10
Lone Echo 3,606 2017 $40
Lucky’s Tale 2,982 2016 $15
SUPERHOT VR 2,834 2016 $25
Arizona Sunshine 2,585 2016 $40
Elite Dangerous: Commander Deluxe Edition 2,245 2016 $60
Dead and Buried 2,236 2016 $20
The Climb 2,071 2016 $40
EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone 1,600 2016 $30
Asgard’s Wrath 1,526 2019 $40
Chronos 1,228 2016 $40
Edge of Nowhere 1,138 2016 $20
I Expect You To Die 1,035 2016 $25
Vader Immortal: Episode II 1,004 2019 $10
Job Simulator 1,004 2016 $20
BOXVR 933 2018 $30
The Unspoken 897 2016 $20
MARVEL Powers United VR 880 2018 $40

Again, let’s look at the tally of these top 20 most rated Rift titles by year:

  • 2016 – 12
  • 2017 – 2
  • 2018 – 3
  • 2019 – 3

Best Rated Free Oculus Rift Apps

Name Rating (out of 5) Release Year
Show It 2 Me 4.63 2017
Aircar 4.56 2017
Brass Tactics: Arena 4.55 2018
Wrench: Engine Building Demo 4.52 2018
Rec Room 4.42 2016
Echo VR 4.39 2017
The Last Day Defense 4.39 2019
Bullet Train 4.37 2016
Spider-Man: Far From Home Virtual Reality 3.99 2019
War Robots VR: The Skirmish 3.97 2017
Mythos of the World Axis 3.90 2016
Farlands 3.89 2016
Guns’n’Stories: Preface VR 3.82 2018
NVIDIA VR Funhouse 3.82 2016
Stern Pinball Arcade 3.75 2018
Magic Table Chess 3.72 2018
Poker VR 3.60 2018
Room 202 3.54 2016
Toybox 3.52 2016
Archangel: Hellfire Free 3.46 2018

Tally by release year:

  • 2016 – 7
  • 2017 – 4
  • 2018 – 7
  • 2019 – 2

Most Rated Free Oculus Rift Apps

Name Number of Ratings Release Year
Rec Room 4,380 2016
Echo VR 3,266 2017
Minecraft 2,728 2016
Spider-Man: Far From Home Virtual Reality 2,657 2019
Aircar 2,096 2017
Bullet Train 1,051 2016
Farlands 1,037 2016
Toybox 620 2016
Mythos of the World Axis 460 2016
NVIDIA VR Funhouse 451 2016
Brass Tactics: Arena 403 2018
Flying Aces: Navy Pilot Simulator (Trial Version) 286 2019
Wrench: Engine Building Demo 271 2018
VRMultigames 261 2016
Aces High 246 2017
Magic Table Chess 213 2018
War Robots VR: The Skirmish 211 2017
Archangel: Hellfire Free 204 2018
Guns’n’Stories: Preface VR 202 2018
InCell 197 2016

Tally by release year:

  • 2016 – 9
  • 2017 – 4
  • 2018 – 5
  • 2019 – 2

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Bonus Stats

  • There are approximately 898 games & apps in the Oculus Rift store (excluding early access)
  • Only 17.5% of Rift games & apps have earned more than 100 ratings
  • The most common price on the Rift store is $10
  • The most common price on the Rift store for games & apps with more than 100 ratings is $20
  • Two games are currently tied as the most expensive in the Rift library at $60: Elite Dangerous (2016) and DiRT Rally 2.0 (2019).

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