The Oculus Quest 2, now known as the Meta Quest 2, is a fantastic bit of kit that has managed to bring completely wireless, room scale virtual reality to players around the world at a wallet friendly price.
Generously awash with all manner of experiences, apps and games, we’ve made this definitive guide which outlines the best Oculus Quest 2/Meta Quest 2 games that you can get right now.
One of the most singularly enjoyable games on any VR platform, Beat Saber has long been recognised as one of the best Meta Quest 2 games that money can buy and for good reason. Taking a blissfully straightforward concept and then wrapping an extraordinarily compelling arcade-like structure around it, Beat Saber quite simply has players wielding two energy sabres and mashing them through waves of incoming blocks against the thrum of some crazy, foot-tapping beats.
It’s supremely enjoyable stuff that effortlessly nudges players toward the sort of high score chasing behaviour that was so prevalent in the now largely forgotten arcade scene. Throw in multiplayer functionality along with a seemingly inexhaustible selection of music and Beat Saber easily earns its place as an essential Meta Quest 2 game that everybody should buy.
Echo VR is a hyperkinetic, zero-g sports title that has two teams of four players taking on each other in super competitive games whereby the object is to throw a Tron-style disc into the goal of the opposing team before they do the same to you.
Completely free to play and absolutely bursting with new seasons and frequent content updates, Echo VR has gained a massive following since its release and is certainly one of the better free Meta Quest 2 games that you can get right now.
Perhaps the most emotionally charged Meta Quest 2 game you could ever hope to play, Ghost Giant puts the player in control of the titular towering spectre as you attempt to help Louis, a deeply sad and lonely little lad who is trying to find his way through the world after a heartbreaking loss.
As the ethereal Ghost Giant you’ll help Louis navigate the painterly village of Sancourt, removing obstacles in his path, gently encouraging him to find himself again and also helping out his friends in this absolute tear-jerker, showing that games can still be wholesome and warmly sensitive while also being utterly compelling to play.
Still in active development in Meta’s App Lab but free to play for anyone who has a Meta Quest 2 headset, Gorilla Tag pretty much does what it says on the tin but with a twist, Gorilla Tag might just have the most unique movement in any VR game released to date. Instead of using buttons or a complicated combination of trigger movements to achieve traversal, Gorilla Tag instead has you swinging and leaping around a retro jungle solely through the use of your hands and arms, making movement feel a lot more satisfying than in many other games that boast a similar concept.
From basic tag to infection mode where one gorilla is infected and must infect their fellow gorillas, Gorilla Tag is a wonderfully offbeat and zany platformer that rarely fails to elicit a smile from those who decide to take the leap into its leafy realm.
A beautiful action adventure third-person perspective platformer, Moss puts players in control of Quill, a diminutive mouse hero with a big heart who must awaken a long forgotten magic in order to rescue her uncle from the icy talons of death and despair.
Marrying together pixel-perfect platforming with satisfying combat, Moss also brilliantly casts the player as a disembodied spirit that can remove obstacles in the world, allowing Quill to proceed on her magical journey. A great little adventure that packs in a ruthlessly adorable protagonist, Moss is a superb Meta Quest 2 game that deserves a place in everyone’s collection.
Look, Pistol Whip is one the best Meta Quest 2 games around right now because it makes you feel like John Wick, which is great because everyones wants to feel like they’re John Wick. Earning itself a permanent slot in my Meta Quest 2 gaming diet, Pistol Whip is a rhythm based, first-person shooter that has you blasting guys while dodging and weaving between incoming fire to the beat of some pulse pounding music.
Throw in a range of different modifiers (including the ability to shoot with a gun in each hand, naturally) and a constant stream of updates that continually refine the game while adding in all new levels to play, Pistol Whip is absolutely the game that you use to show off your shiny new Meta Quest 2 headset.
It’s certainly fair to say that there isn’t another game quite like Rec Room on the Meta Quest 2, that’s for sure. A massive sandbox where players can come together to chat, play games made by other creators or even just leap headfirst into an entirely customisable universe where anything from puppies and tanks to huge sprawling cities can be created, Rec Room is a constantly evolving free Meta Quest 2 title where the only limits are those belonging to your imagination.
Resident Evil 4 VR
Transplanting Capcom’s much loved eighteen year old survival horror classic into VR is no mean feat and yet what developer Armature Studio has achieved is nothing short of jaw-dropping. Not only does Resident Evil 4 VR shift the entirety of Resident Evil 4 into VR, but it does so with verve, allowing players to interact with the environment and the objects within it in such a way that it echoes Valve’s superb VR showcase Half-Life: Alyx.
A timeless survival horror effort that has protagonist Leon S Kennedy attempting to rescue the daughter of the U.S. President from a shadowy cult in the darkest corners of Spain, Resident Evil 4 is a thickly atmospheric offering that has lost nothing in its leap to VR. With upgraded visuals courtesy of Unreal Engine 4 and additional Mercenaries content thrown in for kicks, Resident Evil 4 VR is as essential as games get on the Meta Quest 2 headset.