VR games are getting more popular thanks to improved technology and a better variety of games to dive into. The ability to feel like you’re in a world apart is always a special experience, whether it’s attempting to keep rhythm in a dancing game or creeping around a scary house in a horror game.
The Oculus Quest 2 has an abundance of games on its ever-growing Meta Quest 2 platform, meaning there’s a game for just about every gamer interested in VR. Here are the best Oculus Quest 2 games to play in 2022.
Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 4 initially came out in 2005 for the GameCube. This classic Resident Evil title was completely transformed when it was reinvented for the Oculus. This spooky horror game is perfect for VR fans who want to feel like they’ve been trapped in a gory horror movie. The game was already tense, and feels even more so when you feel like you’re truly sneaking around a creepy village full of cult members.
Built by Valve specifically for VR players, this Half-Life game doesn’t skimp on story or action. Half-Life: Alyx takes place five years before Half-Life 2. You play as Alyx, a woman that lives in a city controlled by alien invaders who lead through terror. This survival game is focused on stealing the Combine’s resources, and you’ll often find yourself fully immersed in heart-pounding situations.
This is one of the most fun VR card games, an RPG that feels similar to playing Dungeons & Dragons. Up to four friends can play together, creating collaborative tabletop fun complete with dungeon crawling. While you do see your hovering hands hold cards and more, some reviewers feel as though the VR is underutilized. Still, Demeo is a neat way to enhance the usual board game night with friends.
This colorful battle royale shares a lot of similarities with Fortnite. Groups of three drop into the map and search for a good loadout before fighting to be the last group standing. The standout of Population: One, however, is its vertical combat system. Players can climb just about anything in this game, even using a wingsuit to fly straight into the action or escape an enemy. Population: One runs very smoothly on VR, making it a thrilling experience like few others.
Looking for a casual co-op game that’s more relaxing than competitive? Cook-Out is like Overcooked but in VR, fully immersing you and your friend in a race to please the most customers at your restaurant. You’ll feel like you’re right in the kitchen thanks to an abundance of tools and devices. Just be warned: the game can get crazy at higher levels and will require some serious communication.
This first-person shooter is one of the most action-packed VR games out there. You are placed in a variety of settings with random enemies appearing all around, throwing things at you or shooting at you. The goal is to take down as many of them as you can, John Wick style. Give yourself a lot of room IRL since you’ll be dodging bullets, throwing objects, punching, and doing whatever else it takes to eliminate a bunch of bad guys at top speed.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
The Walking Dead is a single-player game with a long campaign full of horror elements that will keep players immersed for hours at a time. New Orleans is overflowing with zombies in this game, and you must make important decisions to not only stay alive but also to complete objectives. Everything in this game has consequences you can feel, making every moment all the more engaging (and sometimes nerve-wracking).
This classic VR game should be part of everyone’s Oculus Quest 2 collection. It’s like DDR but more intense since you are essentially inside the beat machine. Match the color of your saber to slash blocks of the same color at the correct angle and time your strikes to get high scores. It’s a blend of the most intense zumba workout ever and a wild rave thanks to its EDM soundtrack. You can choose easy tracks or challenging ones, meaning there’s bound to be a tune that gets you addicted to this otherworldly rhythm game.