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Top 20 best Quest games for the Meta Quest headsets of all time (2023)

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The Meta Quest 2 (formally Oculus Quest 2) is a standalone VR headset that allows users to play VR games and experiences without the need for a computer or console. It is considered one of the best VR headsets available, offering high-quality graphics and a wide range of games and experiences to choose from. The list below will look at the best games you can grab directly from the oculus store without the need of an expensive VR gaming ready PC.

If you just recently became an owner or are thinking of acquiring the Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest Pro or even waiting for the Meta Quest 3… Check out our top 20 best VR gaming experiences for the Quest headsets you need to catch up on.

Most recent update: 24/12/2022

This list will be kept updated as new titles are released and reviews change over time. Our judging criteria takes into account the following:

the consumer review scores

how the oculus version plays (not PCVR)

– our own personal experience and enjoyment

– If the games are still receiving updates

– Release date is displayed as the first time it was release regardless of platform (eg Beat Saber’s first early access release was on PCVR on the 1th of May 2018 but came to the Oculus store a year later – 22nd of May 2019)

Other Virtual Reality game reviews (Coming soon)

20) Blade and Sorcery: Nomad

Blade and Sorcery: Nomad Trailer

Blade and Sorcery: Nomad is a standalone version of the popular physics-driven VR combat simulator for the Oculus Quest. It is known for its immersive and realistic combat mechanics, where players need to put effort and precision into their attacks in order to be successful. The game simulates the weight of weapons and the player has to use their wrist to wield them realistically. The combat is also very entertaining, with players able to slice, stab, and pulverize enemies with ease using swords, hatchets, and magical abilities. The game has a humorous element as well, with the dead-eyed, mannequin-like enemies and the possibility of unexpected events occurring.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.3/5 (23,024)
Release Date11 December 2019
GenreAction, Fighting, RPG
Time to beat main story7.5 Hours
ReplayabilityHigh
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19) Boneworks

Players take on the role of a character who is testing out a new virtual reality system, and must navigate through various levels and defeat enemies using a variety of weapons and abilities. The game’s physics engine allows players to interact with the environment in a realistic way, using objects as weapons and solving puzzles by manipulating objects in the world. Boneworks is known for its challenging gameplay and immersive environments, and has been praised for its innovative use of virtual reality technology.
Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.3/5 (1,305)
Release Date11 December 2019
GenresAction, Puzzle, Shooter
Time to beat main story11 Hours
ReplayabilityHigh
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18) Population One

Population One Trailer

POPULATION: ONE is a virtual reality battle royale game that has received praise for its immersive environments and action-packed gameplay. The game allows players to compete in a variety of competitive multiplayer modes, including Battle Royale, Team Deathmatch, War mode, Legions mode, Metro Arena, Co-Op Bot Battle, and Training Park. In addition to these modes, POPULATION: ONE also introduces SANDBOX, a user-generated game creator that allows players to create and play through their own virtual reality games. SANDBOX offers a wide variety of options for players to create and customize their games, and also allows players to discover and play through games created by the community.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.3/5 (11,252)
Release Date22 October 2020
GenresAction, Arcade, Shooting
Time to beat main storyNA
ReplayabilityExtremely high
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17) Red Matter 2

Red Matter 2 Trailer

It follows the story of a person who becomes trapped in a mental simulation in an enemy base and is rescued by an infiltrated agent. Upon intercepting a distress signal from an old friend, the player embarks on a journey to the far reaches of the solar system to rescue them. During this journey, the player will encounter the Red Matter and uncover secrets about their reality. The game features fully interactive environments and challenges players to solve puzzles using environmental, physics, and logic skills, as well as hacking and fighting abilities. It also includes platforming sections and fully physicalized environments that players can explore using a jetpack. Red Matter 2 has received positive reviews for its immersive gameplay, polished design, and engaging narrative.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.9/5 (879)
Release DateAugust 19, 2022
GenresAdventure, Interactive Story, Puzzle
Time to beat main story6.5 Hours
ReplayabilityLow
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16) Contractors

Contractors Trailer

Ever wonder how you see people playing VR halo or VR battlefront 2? This is your awnser. Contractors VR is a military-themed competitive multiplayer shooter game for virtual reality devices. Players can choose from various lethal weapons and customize their load-outs before participating in intense firefights with other players. The game also features various game modes, including a co-op mission mode and a zombie survival mode, as well as cross-play functionality across Quest and Rift platforms. In addition, Contractors VR includes a target practice hub area and a customizable loadout system.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.3/5 (5,387)
Release Date14 December 2018
GenreShooter, Action, Social
Time to beat main storyNA
ReplayabilityExtremely High
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15) The Last Clockwinder

The last Clockwinder Trailer

Winner of Meta’s 2022 Quest’s game awards, we had to feature the Last Clockwinder in our list. Players are tasked with using programmable clone robots to revive and automate fruit production lines in order to power and prevent an ancient tree from sinking into the ocean. The main gameplay mechanic involves recording 1-4 second actions using in-game hands and then using these recorded actions to create automated production lines that solve puzzles. As players progress through the game, they will encounter increasingly complex puzzles that require them to think creatively and optimize their solutions in order to complete them.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.8/5 (435)
Release DateJune 3, 2022
GenreAdventure, Puzzle
Time to beat main story5 Hours
ReplayabilityLow
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14) Beat Saber

No top VR list would be complete without Beat Saber. This rhythm game combines the thrill of Star Wars lightsaber battles with the satisfaction of slicing through blocks in time with the music. With a variety of songs to choose from and different difficulty levels, it’s a game that’s easy to pick up but hard to master.

Beat Saber gets significantly better with mods and installing your own custom songs, or you can pick up official music packs that are constantly being released.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.6/5 (45,537)
Release Date1st May 2018
GenreMusic & Rhythm, Fitness
Time to beat main story6 hours
ReplayabilityExtremely high
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13) The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Trailer

Is a first-person VR game set in the world of the popular TV show and comic series. Players must survive in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies, scavenging for supplies and fighting off the undead and other dangers. The game features a branching story with multiple endings and a combat system that allows players to use a variety of weapons and tactics.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.6/5 (18,370)
Release DateJanuary 24, 2020
GenreAdventure, Horror
Time to beat main story12 Hours
ReplayabilityMedium
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12) Superhot VR

The first-person shooter game in which time moves only when the player moves. Players must use this mechanic to dodge bullets and defeat enemies, using a variety of weapons and tactics. The game features a campaign mode with increasingly difficult levels, as well as a survival mode and other challenges. Superhot VR is known for its unique gameplay and stylish visual design.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.7/5 (17,284)
Release Date5 December 2016
GenreShooting, Puzzle, Action
Time to beat main story2 hours +
ReplayabilityMedium
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11) In Death Unchained

In Death Unchained Trailer

In Death: Unchain is a VR archery game for the Oculus Quest, known for its excellent graphics and gameplay. It features various game modes, including seasons, tournaments, and weapon skins, as well as procedurally generated worlds and epic boss fights. Players can battle through floating castles in different realms to restore harmony and defeat forsaken souls and angelic creatures. The game has received praise from Forbes and The Verge for being the best archery game available for VR and one of the best-looking Quest games. The gate-defense game mode, “Siege of Heaven,” is suitable for players of all skill levels.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.7/5 (4,126)
Release Date23 July 2020
GenreAction, Shooting (bow)
Time to beat main story12 Hours
ReplayabilityHigh
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10) Demeo

Demeo Trailer

Demeo is a multiplayer VR tabletop game set in a fantasy world. Players can join up to four friends to play as wizards, warriors, or other classes, rolling dice and strategizing to defeat enemies and complete quests. The game features a campaign mode and customizable character creation, as well as a skirmish mode for quick matches.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.7 (5,751)
Release Date7 May 2021
GenreAdventure, RPG , Strategy
Time to beat main story12.5 Hours
ReplayabilityHigh
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9) Ragnarock

Ragnarock Review

Ragnarock VR is a virtual reality rhythm game developed by WanadevStudio that allows players to drum along with Viking-themed rock music. The game features multiple difficulty levels and a selection of songs with various levels of difficulty to choose from. Players can earn medals based on their performance, and the game features leaderboards to track scores. The visuals in the game are set in a cartoon Viking environment, and the audio features a selection of songs with a range of styles mostly centered around rock and metal. The game has high replayability through the ability to play through a variety of songs and try to improve scores.

Read our full written review of Ragnarock

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.7/5 (5,751)
Release Date7 May 2021
GenreAdventure, RPG , Strategy
Time to beat main story12.5 Hours
ReplayabilityExtremely High
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8) Resident Evil 4 VR

Resident Evil 4 Trailer

A fully immersive version of the classic horror game, now in VR. Players control protagonist Leon S. Kennedy as he fights off hordes of undead and other terrifying creatures. The VR version of the game features updated graphics, new controls, and VR-exclusive gameplay elements. It seems crazy that this game wasn’t designed specifically for VR.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.8/5 (10,107)
Release DateOctober 21, 2021
GenreAction, Horror
Time to beat main story12 Hours
ReplayabilityLow
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7) Thrill of the fight

Thrill of the fight trailer

Looking for a work out? Look no further. Players use motion controllers to throw punches and defend against opponents in realistic, physics-based combat. The game features a variety of different opponents, training mini-games, and multiple arenas to fight in. Thrill of the Fight has received praise for its realistic gameplay and challenging difficulty. It is a popular choice among VR fitness enthusiasts and boxing fans.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.8/5 (10,246)
Release Date1 July 2016
GenreFighting, Sports, Fitness
Time to beat main story2 Hours ++
ReplayabilityHigh
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6) Swarm

Swarm Trailer

Swarm is a fast-paced and challenging virtual reality action game that has been described as a “grapple shooter.” Think Spiderman with a gun. Players are equipped with a grappling hook and guns, and must use these tools to navigate through levels and defeat waves of enemies. The game is known for its fluid movement system, which utilizes a grappling hook and allows players to swing through levels at high speeds, and its challenging gameplay. The game features five distinct zones, each with its own environmental hazards and mission types, and ends with a boss fight. In addition to its arcade-style gameplay, Swarm also features power-ups, leaderboards, and global rankings.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.8/5 (2,217)
Release Date8 April, 2021
GenreArcade, Shooting, Social
Time to beat main story3-4 Hours
ReplayabilityHigh
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5) Pistol Whip

Pistol Whip Video Review

Pistol whip is a fast-paced, rhythm-based action game that combines the mechanics of a first-person shooter with the intensity of a musical rhythm game. Players use their controllers to blast their way through waves of enemies to the beat of the music. The game features a variety of levels and gameplay modes to keep things fresh.

The freedom to play without being tied to your PC makes this an even better experience.

Full written review

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.8/5 (9,094)
Release Date7 November 2019
GenreAction, Rhythm, Shooter
Time to beat main story2 Hours
ReplayabilityHigh
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4) Moss

Moss Trailer

A magical miniature platform puzzle game where you play as a sword-wielding mouse hero named Quill on a quest to save her world. The game involves navigating through massive miniature worlds and solving puzzles. It is a great sit-down-and-play experience and is fun to share with family.

As an added bonus Moss: Book II came out in October 2022, so you can continue the story and it’s just as enjoyable as the first.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.8/5 (6,211)
Release Date17th February 2018
GenreAdventure, Puzzle
Time to beat main story4-5 Hours
ReplayabilityLow
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3) The Room VR: A dark Matter

The Room VR: A Dark Matter Trailer

A puzzle game that has received positive reviews for its immersive gameplay and stunning environments. Players take on the role of an investigator trying to solve the mystery of the disappearance of an Egyptologist in 1908, using their wits to solve various puzzles and explore cryptic locations. The game was designed specifically for virtual reality, allowing players to fully immerse themselves in the game’s world and interact with its puzzles in a unique and intuitive way. Overall, The Room VR: A Dark Matter is a well-crafted puzzle game that offers a compelling and immersive experience for players.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.9/5 (11,838)
Release Date26th March 2020
GenreAdventure, Puzzle
Time to beat main story4 Hours
ReplayabilityLow
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2) I Expect You to Die 2

I expect you to Die 2 Trailer

This puzzle game puts players in the role of a secret agent tasked with completing dangerous missions. Using their VR controllers, players must solve increasingly complex puzzles to progress through the game. With its quirky sense of humor and engaging gameplay, I Expect You to Die 2 is a blast to play.

Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews4.9/5 (2,518)
Release Date25 August 2021
GenreAdventure, Puzzle
Time to beat main story4 hours
ReplayabilityMedium
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1) Walkabout Mini Golf

Walkabout Mini Golf Trailer

WMG is a VR mini golf game that takes players on a tour of beautiful, exotic locations around the world. Players can choose from a variety of courses and play through them in solo or multiplayer mode. The game features realistic physics and challenging hazards to add to the fun. Making it the overall best Oculus Game.

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