Oculus has always strived to lower the cost of their headsets and push the boundaries of VR. Each iteration of the Oculus headset has displayed vast improvements. As the associated expenses have lowered, we’ve seen more and more developers leap in VR development. Oculus’s newest headset, the Quest 2, is among the best wireless VR headsets on the market. But we’re not here to talk about the Oculus Quest 2. We’ll save that for another time. Let’s talk about games! Here are some of the best games you can play on your new Oculus Quest 2.
Beat Saber is not only one of the best rhythm games, but also one of the best VR games. The goal is simple! Slash the beats as they come at you and avoid any incoming obstacles. The only downside is that due to the Oculus App ecosystem, there isn’t a mod community available to take advantage of this fantastic game. There is, however, enough DLC constantly incoming to keep you dancing and slicing for some time.
The critically acclaimed puzzle adventure game has been re-imagined and built from the ground for VR up with new art, sound, interactions, and even optional puzzle randomization. Unravel the mysteries of Myst island and experience this masterpiece in a whole new way.
Lorna McCabe vanished 12 years ago at the Shadow Point Observatory. As Alex Burkett, you unravel the mystery of her disappearance while exploring a beautiful and vibrant locale. Solve over 80 unique mind-bending puzzles by manipulating gravity, entering an alternate dimension, and playing with your reflection. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart, Shadow Point is a VR journey worth taking.
It’s not quite Fortnite but if you’re looking for a Battle-Royale-like experience for VR, then be sure to check out Population: One. With an emphasis on mobility and verticality, players can fly, climb, and fight to be the last standing. Population: One also keeps things fresh with live ongoing in-game content and events. Population: One is a fun, action-packed VR experience that keeps things new through updates and constant content.
Winner of dozens of awards, Tetris: Effect is one of the best games on VR. Tetris: Effect is unlike any Tetris game you’ve ever played. The creator of the award-winning Lumines and Rez games updated Tetris with a fantastic new spin—adding many of the rhythmic and fantastical elements that made Lumines and Rez such fantastic games. Tetris: Effect is a sensory experience VR. Watch the backgrounds and Tetriminos dance and move to the pulsing music rhythm with effects synced with your gameplay.
These are just some of the best games on the Oculus Quest 2. As VR continues to advance, I’m sure we will continue to see improved experiences for the platform. Be sure to check back soon as we look at what the Oculus Quest 2 has to offer.
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