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Top 20 Best Pico 4 Games: 2024 Update

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The Pico 4 is a standalone VR headset that has often been overlooked due to its perceived lack of a strong game library. However, if you take the time to look through the Pico Store, you might be surprised it has around 70% of the Quest games and a few of it’s own exclusives.

In this article, we will highlight some of the best games available for the Pico 4 that are definitely worth checking out. Whether you’re a fan of action, adventure, puzzle-solving, or something in between, there’s something here for everyone. So don’t let the Pico 4’s reputation fool you – there are still some fantastic games to be played on this stand-alone device.

Most recent update: 18/02/24

Video Review of the Best Pico 4 Games

A video compiling gameplay of the best Pico 4 games

20. Audio Trip

Audio Trip gameplay trailer

Get ready to groove! Audio Trip is a most fun Pico 4 games that lets you move to the rhythm of popular songs by artists like Lady Gaga, PSY and Skrillex. You can select from different levels of difficulty and choreography, or upload and create your own custom songs for unlimited fun.

One of the best features is the “cardio mode” that increases the speed of the dancing, making it a fun and effective way to work out. It works great on a stand alone device like the Pico 4, without being tied to your pc.

In my opinion, it’s almost as fun as Beat Saber but a little bit easier on your joints.

Read our full review of Audio Trip

Rating on Meta store4.6/5
Rating on Pico store4/5
Release DateMay 7, 2020
GenresArcade, Music & Rhythm
Time to beat main storyNA
ReplayabilityVery High

19. Rampage Agents

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Want to play Borderlands on your Pico 4? Well, this is the closest thing you’ll find. It has 35 really fun and engaging weapons, four different champions with unique abilities, boss fights, shiny loot and upgrades and a fully fledged talent system. 

Rampage even has multiplayer with matchmaking and looks like they will have seasonal rewards which just adds to the replayability. They now also have battle royal mode and is cross play between Steam, Quest and Pico. The best part? ITS NOW FREE! They even have a battle royal mode and it looks like the developers are constantly adding new content into the game for us to enjoy.

Read our full review of Rampage.

Rating on Pico store4.4/5
Release Date18th May 2023
GenreShooting, Adventure
Time to beat main story4-8 Hours
ReplayabilityExtremely High

18. Creed

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Creed is the best boxing game available to us Pico 4 users. This game is based on the popular Creed movie franchise and lets you step into the shoes of Adonis Creed, the son of Apollo Creed. You can train with Rocky Balboa and fight against iconic opponents from the films. The game uses advanced motion capture technology and haptic feedback to create a realistic and immersive boxing simulation. You can dodge, block, and punch with natural movements and feel the impact of every hit. Creed: Rise to Glory is a game that will appeal to both boxing enthusiasts and VR fans who want a thrilling and satisfying experience.

What brings it down slightly is unlike the Quest version, Pico 4 users don’t have access to multiplayer yet (which is still not out – even a year later). I love it for is music and workout benefits.

Read our full review of Creed.

Rating on Meta store4/5
Rating on Pico store with4.6
Release Date26 Sept 2018
GenreFighting, Sports, Fitness
Time to beat main story2 Hours ++
ReplayabilityHigh

17. Crimen: Mercenary Tales

Launch Trailer for Crimen

Crimen is a 2023 swordfight fighting game that combines humor and skill in a thrilling adventure, and it offers a great value for money. The game features 8 levels of increasing difficulty, where you have to fight off enemies using swords and guns. The combat system is based on parrying and counter-attacking, which makes you feel like a real warrior.

The game also has a hilarious story that keeps you entertained throughout. You never know what will happen next, as the game throws unexpected surprises at you. Crimen is a VR game that delivers on both fun and challenge, and I feel like this one never quite the attention it deserved. If you are looking for a VR game that will make you laugh and sweat, Crimen is the one for you! Read our full review

Rating on Meta store4.5/5
Rating on Pico store4.7/5
Release DateMay 25, 2023
GenreAction, Adventure
Time to beat main story6 Hours
ReplayabilityMedium

16. Down the Rabbit Hole

Video Trailer for down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole is one of the best VR games for the Pico 4 that lets you explore Wonderland before Alice arrives. You play as a girl who is looking for her lost pet, Patches, in this strange world. You can choose your own path and interact with the characters and environments of Wonderland. The game is a 3D diorama that surrounds you and changes depending on your decisions. You will face puzzles, secrets and consequences as you go down the rabbit hole.

What I liked most about this game was the humor sprinkled throughout and the intuitive controls. If you like games like Moss, then this is well worth checking out.

Rating on Meta store4.8/5
Rating on Pico store4.7/5
Release DateMar 25, 2020
GenreCasual, Adventure, Puzzle
Time to beat main story3-4 Hours
ReplayabilityLow

15. Mutrix: Pico 4 Exclusive

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Mutrix is a free-to-play Beat Saber clone for the Pico 4. It’s no where near as good as the original but since it doesn’t look like Beat Saber will be making it’s way to the Pico 4 any time soon and after troubling news of Pico laying off the “Beat Saber” killer project, Mutrix is what we will have to put up with.

The best part of Mutrix is that you can upload custom songs from Beatsaver but something with the controls just feels slightly off compared to the original.

Read the full review of Mutrix.

Rating on Pico store4.1/5
Release DateMarch 2023
GenreMusic, Rhythm, Fitness
Time to beat main storyNA
ReplayabilityHigh

14. Contractors

Contractors Trailer

Are you curious about how virtual reality games like Halo and Battlefront 2 are played in VR? Look no further than Contractors VR. This military-themed competitive multiplayer shooter game is available for virtual reality devices and offers a variety of lethal weapons for players to choose from and customize their loadouts with. Engage in intense firefights with other players in various game modes, including a co-op mission mode and a zombie survival mode.

I like it most for its realistic gunplay and huge variety of weapons at your disposal.

Rating on Meta store4.3/5
Rating on Pico store3.5/5
Release Date14 December 2018
GenreShooter, Action, Social
Time to beat main storyNA
ReplayabilityExtremely High

13. X-Fighter

If you are looking for a VR game that combines action, fitness and mixed reality, look no further than X-Fighter. This game lets you use the Pico 4’s full color pass through feature to turn your surroundings into a sci-fi battleground where you can face off against powerful cyborgs.

X-Fighter also lets you personalize your workout by syncing your music to the game. You can upload your own MP3 files and choose the intensity level of your training. Whether you want to relax or challenge yourself, X-Fighter will make you feel like a hero in your own adventure.

Read our full review of X-Fighter

Rating on Meta store4.9/5
Rating on Pico store4.6/5
Release DateApr 3, 2023
GenreAction, Music & Rhythm, Sports
Time to beat main storyNA
ReplayabilityHigh

12. All-in-One Sports VR

Video of the All-in-One Sports Asia games (includes gameplay of all in one sports)

All-in-one Sports VR is a game that lets you play 13 sports in VR, either solo or with other players online. The sports included are baseball, archery, table tennis, basketball, bowling, badminton, golf, dart, billiard, boxing, tennis, volleyball, and squash. If you liked Wii Sports then this will be right up your alley.

This game doesn’t isn’t super realistic with it’s physics engine or level of detail for it’s gameplay but is a great introduction to VR sports. I think it’s a great game to share and kids love it.

Rating on Pico store5/5
Steam % of upvotes85%
Rating on Meta Store4.5/5
Release Date25 February 2021
GenreSports
Time to beat main storyNA
ReplayabilityHigh

11. Swarm

Swarm Trailer

Swarm is an intense and challenging virtual reality action game that has earned the reputation of being a “grapple shooter,” blending elements of Spiderman with gunplay. Players are armed with a grappling hook and a variety of guns and must use these tools to fight through waves of enemies and navigate through levels.

The game’s fluid movement system, which allows players to swing through levels with the grappling hook at high speeds, and its challenging gameplay are standout features. Swarm features five distinct zones, each with its own unique hazards and mission types, culminating in a final boss fight. In addition to its arcade-style gameplay, the game also offers power-ups, leaderboards, and global rankings for players to compete with one another.

Rating on Meta store4.8/5
Rating on Pico store4.7/5
Release Date8 April, 2021
GenreArcade, Shooting, Social
Time to beat main story3-4 Hours
ReplayabilityHigh

10. Blaston

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Blaston is an amazing 1v1 shooter game that you can enjoy for free on the Pico 4. The goal is to blast your opponent with weapons while avoiding their shots. The cool thing about the game is that all shots move in slow motion, so you have to use your body to dodge them. The gameplay is super fun and exhilarating.

The game also has a competitive aspect with ranks and seasons to challenge yourself, giving you a sense of achievement and inspiration to keep playing. The community in Blaston is awesome and respectful, with players often greeting each other before and after each match. I like that it means I never miss leg day and it’s probably my favorite F2P Pico 4 game.

Check out our full review of Blaston.

Rating on Meta store4.7/5
Rating on Pico store4.6
Release Date8 October 2020
GenreShooting, Puzzle, Action
Time to beat main storyNA
ReplayabilityHigh

9. Blade and Sorcery: Nomad

Blade and Sorcery: Nomad Trailer

Blade and Sorcery: Nomad is a standalone version of the popular RPG combat simulator for the Pico 4. It is known for its immersive and realistic combat mechanics, which require players to put effort and precision into their attacks to be successful.

The game accurately simulates the weight of weapons and requires players to use their wrists to wield them realistically. The combat is also highly entertaining, allowing players to slice, stab, and pulverize enemies with ease using swords, hatchets, and magical abilities. The game has a humorous element as well, featuring dead-eyed, mannequin-like enemies and the possibility of unexpected events occurring.

A must pick up for RPG and sword fighting lovers!

Rating on Meta store4.3/5
Rating on Meta store4.4/5
Release Date11 December 2019
GenreAction, Fighting, RPG
Time to beat main story7.5 Hours
ReplayabilityHigh

8. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Trailer

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is a terrifying Pico 4 game set in the world of the popular TV show and comic series. Players must navigate a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies, scavenging for supplies and fighting off the undead and other dangers. The game offers a branching story with multiple endings and a combat system that allows players to use a variety of weapons and tactics.

I really enjoyed the crafting system which let me chose how to deal with hordes of walkers.

Rating on Meta store4.6/5
Rating on Pico store4.8/5
Release DateJanuary 24, 2020
GenreAdventure, Horror
Time to beat main story12 Hours
ReplayabilityMedium

7. Superhot VR

Superhot VR trailer

Superhot VR is a first-person shooter game that introduces a unique gameplay mechanic: time moves only when the player moves. Players must utilize this feature to avoid bullets and defeat enemies, using a variety of weapons and tactics. The game features a campaign mode with progressively challenging levels, as well as a survival mode and other challenges to keep players on their toes. Superhot VR is recognized for its innovative gameplay and stylish visual design.

While getting a bit old now, I still think it’s well worth it for anyone new to VR. It can also help with VR motion sickness as there’s no movement needed by the user.

Rating on Meta store4.7/5
Rating on Pico store4.8/5
Release Date5 December 2016
GenreShooting, Puzzle, Action
Time to beat main story2 hours +
ReplayabilityMedium

6. In Death Unchained

In Death Unchained Trailer

In Death: Unchain is a highly-acclaimed virtual reality archery game for the Oculus Quest, and now, Pico 4. It is known for its stunning graphics and engaging gameplay. The game offers a range of game modes, including seasons, tournaments, and weapon skins, as well as procedurally generated worlds and epic boss battles.

Players must navigate through floating castles in different realms to restore balance and defeat forsaken souls and angelic creatures. In Death: Unchain has received praise from Forbes and The Verge for being the best VR archery game on the market and one of the most visually impressive Pico games. The game’s “Siege of Heaven” gate-defense mode is suitable for players of all skill levels and is my favorite mode to play in this Pico 4 game.

Rating on Meta store4.7/5
Rating on Pico store4.8/5
Release Date23 July 2020
GenreAction, Shooting (bow)
Time to beat main story12 Hours
ReplayabilityHigh

5. Demeo

Demeo Trailer

Demeo is a multiplayer virtual reality tabletop game set in a fantasy realm. Players can team up with up to four friends and choose to play as wizards, warriors, or other classes. The game involves rolling dice and using strategy to defeat enemies and complete quests. Demeo offers a campaign mode with customizable character creation, as well as a skirmish mode for shorter, more casual matches.

If you’re a fan of table tops, DnD or fantasy adventures then it’s well worth picking up. There’s also a sequel which called Demeo battles which is a bit more fast passed and you may be pleased to know that recently Resolution games announced they will be bringing a full DnD experience to VR.

Rating on Meta store4.7/5
Rating on Pico store4.6/5
Release Date7 May 2021
GenreAdventure, RPG , Strategy
Time to beat main story12.5 Hours
ReplayabilityHigh

4. Ragnarock

Ragnarock Review

Ragnarock VR is a virtual reality rhythm game developed by WanadevStudio that puts players in the role of a drummer playing along to Viking-themed rock music. The game offers a range of difficulty levels and a selection of songs with varying levels of challenge. Players can earn medals based on their performance and compare their scores on the leaderboards. The game’s cartoon Viking-themed visuals and varied selection of songs add to its replayability.

It’s my go rhythm game on the Pico 4 when I want a quick workout and I love they have all of my early 2000’s punk rock classics available via custom mods.

Check out our full review of Ragnarock.

Rating on Meta store4.7/5
Rating on Pico store4.5/5
Release Date7 May 2021
GenreAdventure, RPG , Strategy
Time to beat main story12.5 Hours
ReplayabilityHigh

3. Breachers

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Breachers VR is a Pico 4 game that simulates military combat scenarios with other players. It offers a variety of weapons and load-outs that players can customize to suit their preferences and play styles. The game is highly realistic, with detailed sound effects that enhance the immersion and realism of the game. Players need to use their tactical skills and situational awareness to gain an advantage over their opponents. The game features different maps that provide diverse and challenging environments for the players to explore and fight in.

Any on that’s a fan of online bomb defusal games like Counter Strike, will love this!

Read our full review of Breachers.

Rating on Meta store4.7/5
Rating on Pico store4.6
Release DateApr 13, 2023
GenreShooter, Action, Social
Time to beat main storyNA
ReplayabilityExtremely High

2. Pistol Whip

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Pistol Whip is an action-packed rhythm game that blends the gameplay of a first-person shooter with the thrill of a musical rhythm game. Players use guns and their fists to defeat waves of enemies to the beat of the music, making for a fast-paced and immersive experience.

The game offers a range of levels and gameplay modes to keep things interesting. One of the best aspects of Pistol Whip when played on the Pico is that it can be enjoyed on the go, as it is not tied to a PC. This adds an extra layer of freedom and convenience to the gameplay experience. They also recently brought out a level editor with custom songs so now you get even more replayability out of this one.

Full written review of Pistol Whip

Rating on Meta store4.8/5
Rating on Pico store4.5/5
Release Date7 November 2019
GenreAction, Rhythm, Shooter
Time to beat main story2 Hours
ReplayabilityHigh

1. Walkabout Mini Golf

Walkabout Mini Golf Trailer

WMG (Walkabout Mini Golf) makes it to the number 1 position of our best Pico 4 games list. WMG transports players to stunning, exotic locations around the world to play mini golf. With a variety of courses to choose from, players can play solo or with friends in multiplayer mode. The game boasts realistic physics and challenging hazards that make it a true test of skill. All of these features make WMG the best Pico Store game for the Pico 4 right now.

Full Review of WMG.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.9/5 (8,920)
Rating on Pico store with # of reviews4.4/5 (301)
Release Date24th September 2020
GenreSimulation, Sports
Time to beat main story10 Hours
ReplayabilityExtremely high

Honorable mention: Virtual Desktop

There is a reason why Virtual Desktop is the number one paid app on the Pico store.

While we wait for the Pico Store to fill out you are able to connect your Pico 4 to a PC through Virtual Desktop (paid) or their own stream assistant (free). This allows you to access a much larger game library and play almost any PCVR game. The configurable settings in Virtual Desktop, such as bitrate, render resolution, and other visual and audio options, can improve the quality of your VR experience when playing PCVR games