Top Rated Oculus Rift VR Demos

The list below is my current (and updated frequently) top rated Oculus Rift Demos. For each demo just click on the link for download and set-up instructions.
Enjoy the list and if you think any others deserve to be on this list, send me a message.


Deep Echo Oculus Rift VR Demo

Deep Echo Oculus Rift VR Demo

You're 4,000 feet below the surface of the ocean sitting in the seat of a DSM-V Mark 4 submarine tasked to find the black box of Saratoga's sister ship, the Lexington.
Set Up Deep Echo Oculus Rift VR

Explore the World with Outerra

Explore the World with Outerra and Anteworld On Oculus Rift

Outerra is a graphics exploration engine allowing you to explore the Earth from orbit all the way down to blades of grass. You can fly around in what they call "UFO Mode" or even fly a plane, helicopter or simply walk around. Full Oculus Rift support makes for a happy VR fan.
Set Up Outerra and Anteworld On Oculus Rift

BlazeRush Oculus Rift VR

BlazeRush Oculus Rift VR Arcade Game

BlazeRush Oculus Rift VR is top-down vehicular combat Video game. Demo and full version available from Steam.
Set Up BlazeRush Oculus Rift VR Arcade Game

Explore a brain with the InMind VR Oculus Rift Demo
Explore a brain with the InMind VR Oculus Rift Demo

Ever wanted to explore a brain? Yeah, me neither. But now there is a VR experience for brain exploration it becomes something of interest.
Download and setup - InMind VR Oculus Rift Demo

Command a Mech in the Oculus Rift Demo Vox Machinae
Command a Mech in the Oculus Rift Demo Vox Machinae

The back story, just like the story in a Transformers movie, is not important. Mostly you pilot a hulking robot equipped with lasers and missiles and blow up anything that moves. All in the beauty of virtual reality.
Download and setup - Oculus Rift Demo Vox Machinae

Oculus Rift Sunshine Observation Deck Demo
Oculus Rift Sunshine Observation Deck Demo

Cast your mind back to 2007 with the release of the movie Sunshine. In the film a team of international astronauts is sent on a mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057. In this Oculus Rift demo, you can experience the Observation Deck on the Icarus spacecraft.
Download and setup - Oculus Rift Sunshine Observation Deck Demo

Visit The International Space Station For FREE - Via VR
Visit The International Space Station For FREE - Via VR

Ever wanted to travel into space to the International Space Station? Now you can, albeit in Virtual Reality.
Download and setup - Visit The International Space Station For FREE - Via VR

Play Star Wars: The Battle Of Endor On The Oculus Rift
Play Star Wars: The Battle Of Endor On The Oculus Rift

Eridanus Wars demo for Oculus Rift is an example of another great Oculus Rift demo currently on Kickstarter. In this Concept Demo, you are in one of the Federation ships, defending your station from a minor Eridan attack.
Download and setup - Star Wars: The Battle Of Endor On The Oculus Rift

Eridanus Wars Concept Demo For Oculus Rift
Eridanus Wars Concept Demo For Oculus Rift

Eridanus Wars demo for Oculus Rift is an example of another great Oculus Rift demo currently on Kickstarter. In this Concept Demo, you are in one of the Federation ships, defending your station from a minor Eridan attack.
Download and setup - Eridanus Wars Concept Demo For Oculus Rift

The Apollo 11 Virtual Reality Experience
The Apollo 11 Virtual Reality Experience

The demo starts off on the Apollo 11 launchpad. You make your way up the elevator and into the control module of the spacecraft. As you sit there checking out the gauges, Apollo 11 launches.
Download and setup - The Apollo 11 Virtual Reality Experience

Sightline: The Chair - VR Experience
Sightline: The Chair - VR Experience

Sightline: The Chair was one of the winners of the Best Overall VR Experience during the very First Virtual Reality Game Awards.
Sightline is available on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive
Download and setup - Sightline: The Chair - VR Experience

POD Wants To Know You - Demo From IRIS VR Makers Of Technolust
POD Wants To Know You - Demo From IRIS VR Makers Of Technolust

I will not give you any spoilers. But if you're a fan of the movies "The Fly" or any of the Alien franchises. Then you'll want to give this a try.
Download and setup - POD Wants To Know You - Demo From IRIS VR Makers Of Technolust

Affected - The Cabin, An Oculus Rift Horror Experience
Among the Sleep Oculus Rift Demo Beta

Another horror movie on the Oculus Rift? It seems there is a lot of horror going around these days from the 11:57 movie to VR Zombie bashing in Dying Light.
Fallen Planet brings us Affected - The Cabin.
Download and setup Affected - The Cabin, An Oculus Rift Horror Experience

Among the Sleep Demo Beta
Among the Sleep Oculus Rift Demo Beta

Among the Sleep is a first-person horror adventure video game developed by Krillbite Studio. This is not your run of the mill horror. In Among the Sleep, you play as a 2-year-old child.
Download and setup Among The Sleep for Oculus Rift

Welcome to Oculus Demo
Welcome to Oculus Demo

The first demo you run should be a GOOD experience. One that you remember.

AirDrift Flying Game
AirDrift Flying Game

AirDrift is a flying game using head tracking on the Oculus Rift to control your flight.

Couch Knights Unreal Engine 4 Demo For Oculus Rift DK2
Couch Knights Unreal Engine 4 Demo For Oculus Rift DK2

This is a pretty neat little demo. You're sitting on your virtual sofa playing with a mini knight.
Reminded me a little of the Chucky movie.

Endless Reach VR Demo on Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 DK2
Endless Reach VR Demo on Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 DK2

Want a good old fashioned shooter? You got it in the Endless Reach VR Demo.
Brings me back to the old Atari games except in VR with decent graphics. It's the 80s in the 21st Century!

Unreal Engine 4 VR Demo - Landscape Mountains
Unreal Engine 4 VR Demo - Landscape Mountains

VR is great for trying things that you may never do in real life (too busy of course, not because it scares you!)
Here we have a hand-gliding demo developed in the Unreal Engine 4.

VRCircle Journeys Through The Senza Peso VR Demo
VRCircle Journeys Through The Senza Peso VR Demo

Now I'm not much of an Opera fan. The idea of watching a bunch of people sings in Italian (great if you're Italian) is not my idea of a fun night.
However create some great effects, atmospheric music and mix that into VR? Well, sign me up!

TECHNOLUST: A Way Out
TECHNOLUST: A Way Out

The developer of Technolust (one of the coolest demos around) has released a tech demo called TECHNOLUST: A Way Out

Blue Marble Is The Gravity Simulator For Oculus Rift 
Blue Marble Is The Gravity Simulator For Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 DK2

Remember the movie Gravity? I hope you saw it in IMAX 3D.
If you did, then you got a sense of floating in space. You almost wanted to help the characters grab things!

Guided Meditation On The Oculus Rift
How To SetUp Guided Meditation On The Oculus Rift

Guided meditation on the Oculus Rift allows you to relax in the comfort of your living room or office chair.You can choose various locations and listen to tranquil sounds.My favorite was sitting on a beach in Indonesia while the meditation lady describes listening to the ocean and smelling my favorite suntan lotion!

The Mission Movie Trailer In Virtual Reality
The Mission Movie Trailer In Virtual Reality By Jaunt

Preview of the Movie "The Mission" produced by Jaunt. Full 360-degree movie. Must watch.

Zero Point Virtual Reality Movie
Zero Point Virtual Reality Movie

Zero Point is the first 3D short movie (20 minutes) released specifically targeting the Oculus Rift.Not only is the movie shot for the Oculus Rift it is even about the Oculus Rift.

11:57 Virtual Reality Horror Movie
11-57 horror movie

11:57 puts you in the middle of the room, dark room. Then things start to happen...

Virtual Spacewalk
Zero Point Virtual Reality Movie

Try the Virtual Spacewalk. Virtual Spacewalk starts you off floating at a distance of the International Space Station (ISS) in the NASA space suit with built in thrusters.

Mining Mike Demo On The Oculus Rift
Mining Mike Demo On The Oculus Rift

This is an amazingly addictive game where you're in a mining cart out of control down a track.
You need to collect "gold coins" and NOT crash. Reminds me of Sonic the Hedgehog!