Gaming on the Oculus Quest 2 (renamed to Meta Quest 2 in October 2019) is extremely fun. However, you should be playing the right selection of titles. With plenty of choices available for the VR headset, we’ve handpicked the 10 best Oculus/Meta Quest 2 games to play in 2022.
Meta’s headset supports games available in the Quest store, and also the games from other sources like Steam, Epic Games Store, etc. There’s a vast variety of titles available from all genres. If you are just starting, it’s normal to feel perplexed in the beginning.
Remember that you’ll have to set up the Quest 2’s Air Link feature to connect to your PC in order to play games outside the Quest store. An alternate option would be to buy an Oculus Link cable to connect the VR headset to the computer.
Once ready, you can try out this list of 10 amazing games you must play on your Meta/Oculus Quest 2 this year.
1. Population: One
Battle royale shooter is one of the most rapidly growing game genres after the extensive popularity of games like Fortnite, PUBG, and Apex Legends. Population: One is a battle royale shooter specially developed for Oculus Quest 2.
It takes place on a big map where you and your two teammates land to be the last ones standing. The rest of the gameplay is just like Fortnite. You need to gather supplies and eliminate the foes. Everything you see on the map is climbable.
There’s a wide variety of weapons and your tactics will play a key role in the battles. The most notable feature is the vertical combat system which takes the VR gaming experience to a whole different level.
2. Apex Construct
Apex Construct is a sci-fi adventure RPG that is specifically updated for Quest 2 but offers more detail on PC. This single-player story-driven survival game makes you wield a cyber bow and a futuristic shield to battle the enemy robots.
While battling the foes, you’ll also unveil the mystery that led to the extinction of mankind. It is an impressive title with an intriguing story, stunning visuals, and advanced physics.
3. The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners
The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners takes the VR gaming experience to the next level as this VR zombie title delivers a spectacular showing on the Oculus Quest 2. It is simply among the best designed and most intuitive VR titles created till now.
This entertaining physics-based combat asks you to wrestle with hordes of zombies and keep trying everything to survive. However, it isn’t restricted to just that. You also trek through the remnants of New Orleans, recruit friends, and be the last hope of humanity.
4. Resident Evil 4: VR
Resident Evil 4: VR is a Meta Quest 2 exclusive title that brings the incredible zombie adventure of the wildly popular franchise to the world of Virtual Reality in a first-person view and with full motion control support.
You have to face the horde of enemies and defeat them while watching gruesome scenes on the headset. You’ll be playing Leon Scott Kennedy who is on a mission to find and rescue the U.S. President’s daughter.
Your search will lead you to an unnamed small and horrifying village in Spain. Soon, you’ll face off with Los Illuminados who are responsible for kidnapping Ashley and the adventures will continue.
5. Superhot VR
Superhot VR is one of the oldest yet best games for Meta or Oculus Quest 2. This cinematic shooter is like a Matrix simulator in the VR world. Time moves with you and you can stay still to freeze the world around you. It is simple to play yet the actions will keep you intrigued.
Simple events like dodging bullets and throwing coffee cups in slow motion feel amazing when you are wearing the Oculus Quest 2. It is now updated for the headset with higher resolution, better textures, and support for a 90Hz refresh rate.
6. Half-Life: Alyx
Half-Life: Alyx is one of the best VR games that you can play on your Meta Quest 2 through Steam VR with a special Oculus Link cable. If you are familiar with the Half-Life games, you will easily understand the gameplay but the VR technology ups the level of the mechanics.
There are spectacular mechanics of pulling items towards you with a gravity glove, throwing bottles at the guards, and shooting down enemies in first-person to ultimately move closer to acquiring the superweapon.
7. Beat Saber
Beat Saber is one of the most popular and addictive games for the Meta Quest 2. This game wants you to slash notes to a beat, dodge obstacles, and master an ever-growing list of amazing tracks.
The wire-free gameplay leaves no barriers between you and the music as you keep slicing down the notes. The gameplay may seem simple but you can literally play this game for hours without even realizing it.
8. The Climb 2
The Climb 2 is the perfect game for people who are too lazy to go trekking but own an Oculus Quest 2. This sequel to The Climb asks you to climb mountains and peaks in the VR world. You need to find your way through different maps and explore scenic beauties from the top.
The Climb 2 comes with better visuals, improved game mechanics, and a fan-favorite stamina system. However, don’t think it’ll be an easy title to ace. You’ll have a tough time living your dream of being a trekker or parkour and enjoying the thrill.
9. The Room VR: A Dark Matter
The Room VR: A Dark Matter is a puzzle-based game that you can play on your Meta Quest 2 from the popular puzzle series The Room. This mystery-filled title wants you to solve puzzles while being entrapped in different types of locations.
You can use the controllers to move around and interact with the objects in your surroundings. This game also features 3D sound effects and utilizes Quest 2’s brilliant direction audio technology. It is a game worth trying on your VR headset.
10. Real VR Fishing
As the name suggests, Real VR Fishing is a fun fishing simulator for people who’d like to enjoy the thrill of this outdoor activity from the comfort of their rooms. It is one of the played games on VR headsets, and the experience is simply exotic on the Meta Quest 2.
This game allows you to throw the line and reel in different types of fish from multiple ecstatic locations around South Korea. You can also listen to your music or watch YouTube videos while waiting for fish to bite your bait. The graphics of this game are too realistic.
These are all the 10 best Meta/Oculus Quest 2 games that you must give a shot in 2022. If you haven’t tried them yet, you are missing out on an exquisite VR gaming experience. Most of these games will make you addicted to your headset.
If you have any more recommendations, drop them in the comments section. We’ll be glad to try them out and add them to the list.