Oculus Rift (consumer version)
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 high-end VR.
- 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
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- Critic Reviews (10)
- 81AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsWired90Review: Oculus RiftThis is an astonishingly well-made device. It delivers rock-solid, comfortable VR, and it does so easily. You’ll be able to put this thing on anyone and show them the magic.Gizmodo80Oculus Rift Review: This Shit Is LegitWhat’s most significant is that there are moments when I can say ... I am enjoying the Rift right in the moment—not as a device indicative of some desirable future, but as a device to own right now. I still can’t afford the future of virtual reality, but for the first time, I actually want to.The Wall Street Journal70Oculus Rift Review: VRâ€™s Rising Star Isnâ€™t ReaIf you buy a Rift today, chances are you’ll be replacing it in the near future. It’s Day One for the Rift, and I’m already ready for Version Two.TechCrunch80Review: The Oculus RiftThe Rift has had an entire industry riding on its back, and more than a handful of skeptics praying for its downfall. It impresses, and signals more good things to come from consumer virtual reality and — more broadly — our technological future.Ars Technica70The Ars review: Oculus Rift expands PC gaming pastIt’s unique enough that a lot of the things we take for granted in computing and gaming are struggling to catch up with the new rules necessitated by its entirely new viewpoint. That means this first step still feels a little rough and uncertain in many ways that lessen its sheer impact.New York Times70Oculus Rift Review: A Clunky Portal to a PromisingWith about 30 games and a few apps at Rift’s introduction, there isn’t much to do with the system yet. Oculus will eventually need a larger, more diverse set of content to transcend its initial audience of gamer geeks. I, for one, will be waiting.Polygon90THE OCULUS RIFT REVIEWRetail virtual reality is here. It was worth the wait.Eurogamer90Oculus Rift reviewThe Rift is highly recommended, and I can't wait to see where this revolutionary technology takes us.The Verge80Oculus Rift ReviewThe Rift makes a good case for seated VR, and it lays a solid foundation for what’s to come. The headset you can buy today is not Oculus’ most ambitious vision for virtual reality — but it’s a vision that Oculus has successfully delivered on.Business Insider90THE OCULUS RIFT REVIEW: The future is finally hereOculus has set the bar incredibly high ... and because they took the time to build out a strong ecosystem of experiences, we can safely say virtual reality is here to stay for the long haul. If you can find a way to try out the Rift, do it. The future is finally here.