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Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift
alaScore 100

572 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 572 reviews of Oculus Rift. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 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 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Oculus Rift

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Oculus Rift from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

68% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Oculus Rift

 

The Oculus Rift is a powerful, PC-tethered VR headset that's even more appealing now thanks a lower price and the inclusion of Oculus Touch motion controllers.

Immersive VR experience. Works with Oculus and SteamVR platforms. Now includes both conventional gamepad and Oculus Touch controllers.

No whole-room VR. Requires four USB ports (three 3.0, one 2.0) to fully function.

The Oculus Rift comfortably produces an immersive, crisp virtual reality experience that will continue to improve with the development of new software, which has been steadily coming out on both the Oculus store and SteamVR. The release of the Oculus...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Alice D. Newcome-Beill (pcmag.com)

Narcosis (for Oculus Rift)

 

Narcosis provides a truly scary VR experience, despite being a bit shallow in content and mechanics.

Genuinely frightening. Excellent voice acting and sound design. Original setting and environments.

Lack of exploration is a wasted opportunity. Linear environments. Dumb enemies.

Ultimately, there are several things that Narcosis does really well, and a few where it misses the mark. The prevailing sense of claustrophobia and dread that permeates the game are truly terrifying, but poor AI and contrived puzzles broke the illusion...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Alice D. Newcome-Beill (pcmag.com)

Robo Recall (for Oculus Rift)

 

Well-executed action and native mod support shine in this great looking, if brief, shooter that is sometimes mired by repetition.

Integrated mod support. Great presentation and personality. Action that is both creative and accessible. Free with purchase of Oculus Touch controllers.

Repetitive level design. Replay value reliant on grinding for in-game rewards. Very brief single player experience.

None of these minor shortcomings detract from the veritable buffet of violence that Robo Recall serves up. Sure, other shooters have done what Robo Recall does, but rarely has it felt this good. The brevity of the Robo Recall experience does lend...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Alice D. Newcome-Beill (pcmag.com)

Superhot VR (for Oculus Rift)

 

Superb integration of the Oculus Rift and Touch controllers in the game helps make Superhot VR a cool and unique virtual reality experience, despite the inherent limitations of the hardware.

A solid VR showcase. Calculated, frenetic combat. Brutal yet rewarding difficulty. Cool time-based mechanics.

Steep difficulty curve. Simple visuals. People who played the original version may find the experience restrictive. Requires a larger-than-average play area.

Superhot VR's virtual reality features may not be substantial enough to coax owners of the original title into double dipping, but the game wonderfully showcases how new technology can change your interactions with existing concepts. For that alone,...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Oculus Rift review

 

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

Refined design ; Headset is comfortable for most ; Easy to setup and use ; Touch controllers feel great in-hand

Motion sickness is an issue when sitting ; Oculus Home is a mediocre platform ; Touch controllers can be unreliable

Oculus’ Rift is the realization of a dream for many geeks. Virtual Reality headsets are finally available for purchase. All you need is a powerful computer. Yet the Rift still needs to mature. Technical quibbles and controller limitations hold it back...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

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: (engadget.com)

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 (pcworld.com)

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: Ryan Smith (anandtech.com)

Hands On With the Retail Oculus Rift: Countdown to Launch

 

By far the dominant theme at GDC 2016 has been virtual reality. If you're not a hardware vendor directly creating VR products, then you're explaining how your products are a good match for VR or make for a better VR experience. And if you're a software...

The other half the Oculus Rift experience is of course the software, and indeed this was really the primary focus of Oculus’s GDC event, as they wanted to show off what their partners had been developing. More than just having games to play on the...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Oculus Rift Development Kit (DK2)

 

The Oculus Rift DK2 delivers believable virtual reality, and is an across-the-board upgrade from the original Rift, but it's still not ready for consumers (and doesn't claim to be).

Higher-resolution, lower-latency display. Optical head tracking improves accuracy. Sleeker design. Easier to connect to PCs.

Relies on developer community to make content. Demos that work on the first Oculus Rift need to be recompiled.

Because the cable runs over the back of the head, it can drop down over the neck or shoulders and feel slightly awkward. This was particularly notable when sitting in a high-backed chair that pushed the cable against me if I didn't loop it over my...

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications

Features

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