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Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift
alaScore 95

73 reviews

Apr, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of Oculus Rift. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Oculus Rift is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Oculus Rift from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Matt Smith (

Oculus Rift review


The Oculus Rift is a glimpse at the future, but it doesn't always work as it should

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Scott Stein (

Oculus Rift review


Update, March 1, 3:41 p.m. ET: Oculus just announced a price drop for both the headset and Touch controllers, down $100 each. We'll update this review with a re-evaluation of the value proposition between this and Vive.

The Oculus Touch controllers add impressive finger and hand movement, plus physical buttons for traditional games. The Rift headset is well-designed and compact. A strong collection of software offers many apps to explore.

The motion tracking lacks the HTC Vive's full-room scale. It takes a while to adjust to the controls. Total cost of headset plus controllers is expensive -- and that doesn't include the pricey gaming PC you need, too.

The Oculus Rift now offers a great combination of controls and apps for next-level VR and some room tracking, but it offers a less expansive experience than the Vive.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (

Oculus Rift


The Oculus Rift headset delivers an impressive virtual reality experience with more compatible software than the HTC Vive, but it's still waiting on motion controls.

Immersive VR experience. Works with Oculus and SteamVR platforms. Comfortable, functional headset design.

Expensive. No motion controls included. No whole-room VR.

Conclusions Now that the Oculus Rift is finally available as a consumer-ready product and not simply development hardware, it's even easier to see that it has vast potential. The headset comfortably produces an immersive, crisp virtual reality...

Apr, 2016

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Oculus Rift review: High-end VR is here -- if you can pay


As a first-generation VR product, the Oculus Rift delivers an impressive amount of immersion. The big downside is its price, as well as the fact that it requires a PC gaming rig. For most people, it might be wiser to wait until the price drops for...

It's capable of fully immersing you in virtual worlds ; The headset is light and comfortable ; Offers a solid ecosystem of VR apps and games

It's too expensive for most, and requires a powerful gaming PC ; Glasses wearers will have to deal with some slight discomfort ; Motion controller not available at launch ; Might lead to motion sickness

Even after spending the better part of a week with the Oculus Rift, it's still hard to fathom that virtual reality is something I can just jump into at home. It's almost as easy as flipping on a game console or turning on the radio. It's even harder to...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Hayden Dingman (

Oculus Rift VR headset review: The magical, yet unfinished birth of virtual reality


This isn't a normal review. How could it be? Today marks the cusp of not just an entirely new technology, but also the culmination of three years reporting on virtual reality. E3 2013, Indiecade, GDC, E3 again (and again), two Oculus Connect...

Better (sturdier) design than predecessors ; Meets all of Oculus's initial goals for seated VR ; Oculus brings plenty of software to launch, with more on the way

Clearly not designed with room-scale VR in mind ; Oculus Store needs work ; Xbox controller is a stopgap solution at best

After years of dev kits and prototypes and behind-closed-door demos, the Oculus Rift is finally ready for consumers. Welcome to VR.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Signe Brewster (

The Best VR Headsets for PC and PS4


Our panel chose the Oculus Rift + Touch bundle as the best desktop VR setup. But VR is a work in progress, and we think most people should wait.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Daniel Tack (

Let It Die


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Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Patrick O'Rourke (

Oculus Rift with Touch Review: The Vive meets its match


Virtual reality is one of the few forms of gaming that genuinely always still excites me.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Matt Miller (

The Lab


\r\n \r\n \r\n Valve's free collection of mini-games and virtual reality experiences is the best place to start in any introduction to the the Vive and room-scale VR.  ...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Andy Walker: Editor (

Oculus Rift review roundup: great for gaming but lacking content


We take a deeper look at what the media's views, feelings and scores of the consumer-ready Oculus Rift.

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications


Adjustable straps: Yes
Built-in headphones:Y
Recommended gender:Boy/Girl