The Oculus Quest library is growing, and we’re growing with it. Today we launched a new 128GB Quest 2 model, available for $299 USD wherever Oculus products are sold. Long story short? We’ve created this 128GB model so that players can easily store and access more games and apps on a single device. Simple.And what better way to celebrate than by highlighting some of the games you can play on your new headset? Below, we’ve put together a list of 13 must-play Quest titles.
It’s the game, the myth, the legend: Beat Saber. One of the most popular games on Quest, Beat Saber is a rhythm game phenomenon. Slash through incoming blocks to the beat of the music, swinging your laser sabers up and down and side-to-side to match the cues. It’s almost like an impromptu dance, as you find the flow and start reacting at (what feels like) superhuman speeds. The base game has a catchy soundtrack, but you can always supplement with additional songs from Linkin Park, Imagine Dragons, BTS, and other popular artists. And did I mention it’s a fantastic workout as well.
One of the best aspects of VR is that it gets you moving. Anyone who’s played Until You Fall has probably woken up the next day and realized their shoulders are surprisingly sore. But if you’re looking for a more structured fitness regimen, Supernatural is an excellent place to start. Built to resemble a rhythm game, Supernatural has hundreds of trainer-driven workouts featuring thousands of popular songs. It’ll get your arms and legs moving and can improve both your strength and cardio endurance—but you’ll be having so much fun you might not even notice. Give Supernatural a shot with the 30-day free trial, after which a subscription starts at just $15 USD a month when you sign up annually.
See the world from your living room. That’s the promise of Wander, which uses Google Street View imagery to take you ‘round the globe on the trip of a lifetime. Want to visit Paris? Or walk around the original Star Wars sets in the Tunisian desert? Or take in the beauty of Patagonia? Wander is your passport to basically anywhere you want to go. That includes more “everyday” places, as well. Use Wander to see the town you grew up in, or relive that vacation you took as a teenager. It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re Wander-ing.
Travel to the planet Mustafar in Vader Immortal, a three-part cinematic Star Wars adventure from ILMxLAB. Wield a lightsaber, learn how to use the Force, and more as you uncover an ancient mystery—and try to discover what Lord Vader is up to. (Spoilers: It’s something evil.) Vader Immortal brings the Star Wars galaxy to life with a thrilling three-part story, tense lightsaber duels (including a lightsaber dojo where you can practice your skills), and plenty of jaw-dropping spectacle. And when you’re done, you can jump into Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge for even more adventures from far, far away.
THE WALKING DEAD: SAINTS & SINNERS
The fate of New Orleans hangs in the balance in The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, and your choices will determine how it fares. Scavenge the ruins and face enemies both human and undead as you attempt to unravel a mystery at the heart of this once-lively city. Decide who to support and who to abandon—but be careful, lest those choices come back to haunt you. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is a gripping story of survival, backed by one of the best melee combat systems in a VR game to-date. If you’re looking for a story-driven game you can really sink your teeth into, look no further.Related: Arizona Sunshine, Lies Beneath, Drop Dead: Dual Strike Edition
A TOWNSHIP TALE
Want to be an explorer? A blacksmith? A lumberjack? The choice is yours in A Township Tale. You’re dropped into this fantasy-medieval world with nothing but the clothes on your back, and what happens next? That’s up to you. Band together with others on your server to build out your town, or spend all your time plumbing the depths of the deepest mines, or get really good at crafting swords. It can be a bit overwhelming at first, but stick with it and A Township Tale will eat up hours of your life with one of the most fully-realized (and realistic) survival games VR has to offer.
Echo VRis the sport of the (far) future—meaning it’s played in zero gravity. Launch yourself across the Echo Arena, avoiding floating obstacles and opponents alike. Grab the disc and try to fling it past the opposing team and into the goal. Echo VR adapts Lone Echo’s acclaimed zero-g traversal system for a competitive team sport with near-infinite depth and replayability. And hey, it’s free, so you might as well give it a shot and see if you have a natural talent for futuristic-robot-sports.
TETRIS® EFFECT: CONNECTED
Tetris Effect: Connected shows how VR can transform even a familiar game into a brand-new and exciting experience. At its core, it’s Tetris®. No surprise. But Tetris Effect: Connected turns the classic block-stacking puzzle game into a visual feast with an expansive single-player campaign and several online cross-platform multiplayer modes. Dolphins swim circles around you, horses gallop through Antelope Canyon, a snowstorm rages high in the mountains—there are more than two dozen stages, each with its own unique and breathtaking theme (and music). Honestly, the most complex challenge in Tetris Effect: Connected is just trying to stack blocks without getting distracted by everything else.
Mosstells the story of Quill, a small mouse on a grand journey to save her uncle—and it’s that use of perspective that makes the game so special. Moss is built at mouse-scale, meaning you look over Quill and her surroundings as you battle enemies and solve puzzles together. As your adventure progresses through forests, caves, and a ruined castle, you’re rewarded for leaning in and interacting with the environment, manipulating the battlefield, and peering around corners as if looking at immaculately detailed dioramas. It’s immersion at its finest, and makes exploring Moss an unforgettable experience.
Take tabletop night virtual with Demeo. Choose your champions, roll the die, and play your cards carefully in this dungeon crawler that doubles as an elaborate board game. You can play solo or with up to three other players, battling through various adventures, including the catacombs of “The Black Sarcophagus” and the infested sewers of “Realm of the Rat King.” You’ll need tactics (and teamwork) to make it to the end, with Demeo capturing the nail-biting combat and tactics of real-world counterparts like Gloomhaven and Dungeons & Dragons—but without any of the setup or cumbersome rules-referencing. And it’s early days yet for Demeo, with a lengthy roadmap of future content releases still to come.
WALKABOUT MINI GOLF
Nobody plays mini golf for the golf, right? You’re there for the theme, for the unique obstacles, and for the part where your ball goes down a ramp and flies out the other end directly into the hole. Walkabout Mini Golf gets it. This is mini golf as it could never exist in real life—and not just because one of the courses is located in space. There are holes where a series of slides send a ball tumbling down a cliff, holes where you bounce the ball off an asteroid or send it across the roof of a train, or down a grate and into an ancient crypt. Seven courses, 18 holes each, and a ton of creativity on display. And if you’re the competitive type (or even casually competitive), Walkabout Mini Golf also supports multiplayer with up to five people.Related: Topgolf with Pro Putt, Disc Ninja, Sports Scramble
Test your skills in the arena with GORN. The developers call it a “ludicrously violent VR gladiator simulator,” and that mostly covers the explanation—but you should add in the word “hilarious.” You’re thrown into combat with enemies who clearly skipped leg day, who sort-of wobble back and forth more than they walk, and you’re left to punch and stab and bludgeon your way through them with a variety of oversized weapons. It’s silly, it’s satisfying, and it’s one of the only games that lets you wallop an enemy into the stands like Babe Ruth hitting a homer.
I EXPECT YOU TO DIE
I Expect You To Die and its brand new sequel are a great choice for newcomers and veterans alike. Newcomers, because they’re played seated and will get you familiar with moving and interacting with objects in VR. Veterans, because these are two of the finest “VR Escape Room” style games ever made. Laugh-out-loud writing, some true head-scratching puzzles to work through, and hundreds of hilarious item interactions to discover. Be the super-spy that I Expect You To Die doesn’t believe you can be, defeat the evil Dr. Zor, and save the world—twice.
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