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Best Oculus Quest Games

Find out which VR games and experiences were voted the best games for Oculus Quest headsets

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Best Oculus Quest Games: Check out the top rated VR games for the Quest virtual reality headset. Read the reviews, watch the gameplay and have your say on which game you prefer.

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Best Oculus Quest Games: Check out the top rated VR games for the Quest virtual reality headset. Read the reviews, watch the gameplay and have your say on which game you prefer.

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News post by: Pedro
Posted: May 19, 2020
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How We Rated the Top 11 Games

During one of our regular team discussions via VR, the subject arose regarding Oculus games and how rapidly the Oculus game library was expanding with high quality VR games. We ended up going off-track a little, sparking off a debate over which Oculus Quest games were the best. This quickly turned into virtual fist fights, head-butting and hair pulling (quite harmless actions when in VR), but things did eventually calm down and - after mopping up the virtual blood spatter from the walls and hoovering up clumps of hair from the floor - the team decided the best way to resolve the argument over which games were the best and to agree an overall winner, was to vote.

The rules

Before we could start voting on which Oculus Quest games were best, we needed to establish some ground-rules and rating criteria. This is what we came up with: 

  • We would each vote for our top 11 games
  • We could only vote for a game we had actually played
  • We rated the feeling of immersion (score 1 - 10)
  • We rated the game mechanics (score 1 - 10)
  • We rated the overall gameplay and replayability (score %)
  • Price was not a factor in the rating

Okay, let's kick-off with the 11 winning, games and experiences for the Oculus Quest.

The Best Games

11. Drop Dead

In at number 11 - Drop Dead, a zombie wave shooter game by Pixel Toys. Drop dead was originally a Gear VR game that has now been ported over to the Oculus Quest and Rift.

Although Drop Dead is our least favourite quest game in this review for the best Oculus Quest games, we all still enjoy this game and don’t be put off by the fact that this is a wave shooter game, Drop Dead is really fun to play! We loved the fact that, although you can play Drop Dead as a single player, it also supports other game modes like Multiplayer and Co-op, so you can take on the zombie hordes with a friend!


Verdict

Drop Dead, although quite basic in terms of graphics and the lack of freedom to move around within the game environment, the game mechanics are pretty darn good. The game has a surprising number of levels (in three timelines) - 27 in fact - with many different weapons you can use, lots of enemy units, and some great voice actors, but admittedly the plot is a little cheesy. Aside from the online leaderboards, single and online multiplayer survival modes make Drop Dead much more replayable. If you’re into wave shooters and are accustomed to nightmares, Drop Dead may very well be the best game for you.

Immersion: 5/10
Game Mechanics: 6/10
Overall Rating: 60%
£14.99 From the Oculus Store

Buy Drop Dead VR game

Check-out the full review:Drop Dead game review



10. Arizona Sunshine

In at number 10 - Arizona Sunshine is an action horror, FPS (first person shooter) zombie apocalypse game developed by Vertigo Games. The game is universally available on the Oculus Quest, Rift S, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality and PlayStation VR headsets. Arizona Sunshine fully supports handheld VR controllers.

We love this type of game. Zombie shooters seem to be a very popular game genre when it comes to horror games and Arizona Sunshine is no exception. Arizona Sunshine takes games like Drop dead to a whole new level and although both games support the same game modes - Co-op, Multiplayer and Single Player - Arizona Sunshine outweighs Drop dead by offering far more in the way of gameplay, with the ability to interact more with in-game objects and your Co-op partner, should you want to play this way, as well as the freedom to move around in the game environment with little restriction. There are also two different ways to move. Depending on your playstyle, within the game settings you can choose between the common teleportation, point and click method, or choose to walk. Unlike teleportation, where you can quickly jump out of a pack of zombies, walking puts some limits on your freedom as a player, you can, however, finely tune movement to your liking from within the settings. It’s a mixed opinion here as to what’s preferable, but if you can get used to it, we feel the walking option adds to the immersion. 


Verdict

Arizona Sunshine is a great game, especially if you play with a friend in Co-op mode. There’re hours of gameplay and plenty of replayability. The game mechanics, physics and map design is near perfect. Overall the game is arguably one of the best zombie VR games for the Oculus Quest we’ve played. If you like zombie shooter games, Arizona Sunshine is the game for you, that’s if you can justify the cost.

To date, Arizona Sunshine is one of the best vr horror games for the Oculus Quest.

Immersion: 6/10
Game Mechanics: 6/10
Overall Rating: 65%
£39.99 From the Oculus Store

Buy Arizona Sunshine for the Quest

Are you into Zombie Shooters? Read the full game review here: ‘Arizona Sunshine review



9. Robo Recall Unplugged

At 9 - Robo Recall Unplugged, a single-player AAA arcade, action-shooter game. Developed by Epic Games for the Quest, Rift, and the Rift S virtual reality headsets, and fully supporting the Oculus touch controllers, the game uses teleportation as the primary way to move around.

Robo Recall Unplugged. Appropriately named because the game is essentially the wires free, revamped, downgraded version of the original Robo Recall. The game is a really good, fast-paced, action-packed, First Person Shooter (FPS), with a somewhat similar premise to the hit movie I, Robot. Although Robo Recall Unplugged is an arcade game at heart, it does an adequate enough job of setting up the story. Set in the distant future when robots have become commonplace, you take on the role of Agent 34, a robot recaller working for the Robo-Ready corporation. You’ve been authorised to recall (destroy) faulty rogue robots after a deadly computer virus has rendered them insane. You must rely on your reflexes and an extensive arsenal of weaponry to eliminate the robot revolt in order to protect the corporation’s reputation.


Verdict

Robo Recall Unplugged is one must-own title for the Oculus Quest. It’s definitely worth the money. One thing I have to point out though, is that there is a noticeable difference, graphically, between the Oculus Quest and the Rift S. In order for the game to be playable, wire-free, on the Quest, Oculus (Facebook) had to dramatically downgrade the visuals, including textures, reflections and ambient atmosphere. There’s also a reduction in the number of enemies on-screen at any-one time in order for the Quest to handle the gameplay at full-scale, without the loss of immersion.

Don’t get us wrong, Robo Recall Unplugged still plays equally well on the Quest and the game still has all the same bells and whistles and game mechanics as that of the Rift. The other drawback - and this relates to both the Quest and the Rift, so no favouritism here - is there’s no free-roam locomotion, so you have to teleport everywhere, which breaks up the immersion somewhat.

Although Robo Recall Unplugged isn't supposed to be a wave shooter, it sort of felt like it to a certain degree, but don’t let that put you off - it’s a fantastic game. We just wish it could’ve been as good as the Rift version and if you’ve played the game on the Rift, you’ll know exactly what I mean.

Immersion: 7/10
Game Mechanics: 8/10
Overall Rating: 70%
£29.99 From the Oculus Store

Robo Recall: Unplugged

Fancy Robo Recall? Read the full ‘Robo Recall review




8. Vader Immortal: Episode 1

Position wise, this was a close call. Vader Immortal: Episode 1 came in just slightly better than Robo Recall by just 2%. It goes without saying that those of you who are fans of Star Wars will probably buy the game regardless of what we think, but let us give you our opinion for those of you who aren't fans.

Vader Immortal: Episode 1, a single-player, narrative, movie-adventure. Developed by ILMxLAB and published by Disney Electronic Content, Inc. Vader Immortal: Episode 1 is available for the Oculus Quest and the Rift virtual reality headsets. Fully supporting the Oculus touch controllers.

In Vader Immortal: Episode I. You take on the role as a smuggler operating near Mustafar, the fiery world Darth Vader calls home. When you are unexpectedly hauled out of hyperspace, you find yourself uncovering an ancient mystery at the request of the Sith Lord himself.

With the help from your trusted droid companion, ZO-E3, you’ll traverse the dangers of the fortress, brush-up on your Jedi Knight lightsaber skills with Dojo, an open-ended training experience, and meet new characters along the way as you discover what Vader is up to.


Verdict

First of all, Vader Immortal: Episode 1 is an experience - not a game as such. The game has been purposely designed not to break the immersion with game over screens and retries. Admittedly the game is fairly easy, but remember not to miss the point of the narrative driven experience, that’s what it’s all about. The game is fully immersive, gripping and true to the Star Wars films. The visuals are so impressive that you often find yourself slipping the headset up, just to be absolutely sure that you’re not actually there and about to slip off a ledge and plunge to your death. Equally, the attention to detail of the sound effects and the glowing effects of the lightsabers are phenomenal.

In our opinion Vader Immortal: Episode 1 offered the best immersive experience on Oculus Quest. Certainly if we were doing a review solely on Oculus experiences this game would be ranked nearer the top. In Vader Immortal you really feel like you're in the Star Wars universe. The game has an amazing story that keeps you entertained and riveted all the way. Practicing with the dojo, honing your skills with a lightsaber and the Force was really good fun.

Vader Immortal: Episode 1 is everything you could ever want in a Star Wars game. Sadly the game only lasts about 45 minutes, but there are another two episodes for you to experience; Vader Immortal: Episode 2 and Episode 3, both of which are equally good. Once you complete the first story you’ll be hooked. Every episode is pure quality and worth every penny.

Immersion: 9/10
Game Mechanics: /6/10
Overall Rating: 72%
£9.99 From the Oculus Store

Buy Vader Immortal: Episode I

Check-out the full review:Vader Immortal: Episode I



7. The Climb

From the creators of Hunt: Showdown, Robinson: The Journey, Farcry and the Crysis game series, Crytek brings you The Climb. The game is exclusive to the Oculus Store, available for the Oculus Quest and the Rift virtual reality headsets. Fully supporting the Oculus touch controllers. 

The Climb brings alive the excitement and thrill of rock climbing in incredible virtual reality, so real you’ll literally feel the rush of adrenaline as you grip and grasp at every nook and cranny. You will scale new heights and explore breathtaking, stunning environments in a new gaming experience developed exclusively for Oculus VR.

The Climb is an excellent game... well, that's if you don’t suffer from agrophobia. Funnily enough... The Climb is all about climbing. Ascend to epic heights, explore caves, and find shortcuts to reach the top in the fastest times. You can choose free solo climbing, or race against your friends’ and other players’ ghosts routes to compete for the fastest times on leaderboards, unlocking achievements and gear. Navigate and enjoy stunning vistas from around the world, including the Alps, Southeast Asia, and the American Southwest.


Verdict

The Climb is an excellent game and there are various difficulty settings to choose from, including easy, medium and hard, but enough about that… the graphics! The visual fidelity leaves you in awe as you hang precariously on the cliff face gazing around at the beauty that surrounds you. It really takes your breath away. Visual aesthetics aside, the only major drawback with The Climb is that if you suffer from neck or back pain, it’s likely to get worse playing this game. It goes without saying, climbing requires a lot of looking up, so your neck is almost always tilted. The same goes for your arms, as you need to raise those as well, so just be warned, The Climb can become very uncomfortable, even after a short period of time. You'll definitely feel the effects if you have a neck injury or, like me, a shoulder injury. You can play sitting down, which helps a little, but for full immersion you really want to be standing. 

Oculus does advertise The Climb as having a comfort rating of ‘Moderate’, but to be honest we’d say it’s more intense. Personally I think The Climb should be relabelled as ‘Moderate/Intense’.

Immersion: 9/10
Game Mechanics: 8/10
Overall Rating: 75%
£29.99 From the Oculus Store

Buy the Climb

Check-out the full review:The Climb VR



6. A Fisherman’s Tale

At number 6 - VR Awards Game of the Year 2019. A Fisherman’s Tale is a narrative puzzle adventure game developed by Vertigo Games. The game is available on the Oculus Quest, Rift and Rift S. A Fisherman’s Tale fully supports handheld VR controllers. The game is ideal for kids, but equally enjoyable for any age.

A Fisherman's Tale is a mind-bending Oculus-VR adventure in which being turned upside down and inside out is not merely a play on words.

A Fisherman's Tale is a children’s puzzle game based around the story of a sea captain. You play the role as a tiny fisherman puppet, living alone in your tiny wooden cabin, unaware of the world outside. When your radio broadcasts a storm alert, you have to climb the lighthouse to turn on the light to warn any sea-faring vessels. As you leave your cabin with the help of some uncanny sidekicks, you realise what's waiting outside is not at all what you expected.

There’s a model on your table and when you look inside, you see a little version of your character inside it and when you look out the window, you see a giant version of your character peering in, strange but well thought out, especially when you come to realise how the game ticks and figure out the game mechanics, it’s pure genius!


Verdict

If you like solving puzzles and unfolding creative stories you’ll love A Fisherman's Tale, it’s just so engrossing and unique and very well put together. The graphics are pretty nice and crisp too, certainly from what we’ve seen on the Quest. A Fisherman's Tale was truly an amazing experience. The puzzles weren't particularly challenging and the game is very short, only taking about an hour to complete from start to finish. It’s a fun game to play and we hope someday there'll be a sequel. The kids will love it! 

Immersion: 7/10
Game Mechanics: 8/10
Overall Rating: 79%
£14.99 From the Oculus Store

Buy A Fisherman's Tail

Check-out the full review:A Fisherman's Tale



5. Beat Saber

Beat Saber is one of the most played games on the Oculus Quest - Beat Saber is the brainchild of Beat Games. So what is Beat Saber? Beat Saber is a highly immersive rhythmic, music gaming experience like you’ve never seen before! Beat Saber is a single player game - Compatible with the Oculus Quest, Rift, Rift S, HTC Vive, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality, virtual reality headsets. The game is rated for players aged 3 years and up. 

Beat Saber is the type of game that can be difficult to explain to newbies why it’s so appealing and addictive to play. Beat Saber is a fantastic introduction to VR technology. The game is suited for anyone and is simple enough to be accessible, not requiring any room-scale setup. Beat Saber is simple, yet brilliant! It’s the ideal game to play at a friend’s house or any social gathering for that matter. It’s quite funny to watch others play it, as they look a little silly, waving their arms about willy-nilly and bobbing up and down!

Gameplay; Essentially, a volley of coloured boxes come streaming towards you. Your goal is to slash these in rhythm to the music, with your controllers turning into lightsabers. It certainly makes for a satisfying, if sweaty, gaming experience. Although the lightsabers don’t make the great thrumming sounds you’d expect from a Star Wars lightsaber, they do make satisfying whizzing sounds that mesh well with the music. I guess the best way to explain the gameplay is to watch the video below...


Verdict

A good Beat Saber session will often leave you breathless! It’s an exhilarating workout. When you’re in the groove and swinging blue and red lightsabers to slice the coloured boxes, you’ll feel like a Jedi knight at a disco! This game is challenging and although there was an original lack of song choices, there are now additional music packs available to download from the Oculus Store. They are essentially add-ons. My personal favourite is the ‘Imagine Dragons’ music pack. If you have the game, get the music packs. You won't be disappointed.Beat Saber - Free Demo for the Quest

Immersion: 8/10
Game Mechanics: 7/10
Overall Rating: 80%
£29.99 From the Oculus Store

Buy Beat Saber VR

Find out more about Beat Saber: Read the Beat Saber review



4. Job Simulator

Job Simulator is a title that has won a variety of awards. The game was developed by Owlchemy Labs and supports all the leading VR headsets; Oculus Quest, Rift and Rift S, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, the Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality, virtual reality headsets. Job Simulator is a game for all ages.

Job Simulator is based in a world where robots have taken the place of all human jobs, step into the "Job Simulator" to learn and discover what it was like 'to job'. Players can relive the glory days of work by simulating the ins and outs of being a car mechanic, shop assistant, gourmet chef and an office worker. 

In Job Simulator you are accompanied by a computer character who provides exposition and instructions. You play and perform tasks associated with a particular profession, some realistic and others quite comical… for example, in the ‘Office Worker’ simulation, you participate in activities like evaluating new employees and transferring calls, but are also called upon to eat doughnuts, share photos at the water cooler, and take part in other day-to-day office tasks. Much of the game's humour comes from both stereotypical and exaggerated situations in the jobs performed, such as when you take on the job as a chef, where you're asked to bribe a food critic, it’s scenarios like this that make Job Simulator so enjoyable to play.


Verdict

Job Simulator is a great choice if you’re introducing yourself to VR for the first time. It’s fun to play and is quite calm and relaxing. Job Simulator is very enjoyable with some quite lengthy levels. The slapstick comedy keeps the game lively and less grindy. The game visuals and mechanics are probably the best part in Job Simulator. Although the game is quite cartoonish it’s still pretty realistic and the objects and the environment are great to mess around with. The only downside is the lack of challenge, as most levels are fairly easy. It’s a shame there are only four jobs, we wish there could’ve been more, but there's so much to do in each of them that you won’t get bored. Our favourite job by far, was the Chef. We don’t want to spoil it for you, but we’d love to know which job you preferred. Why not leave us a comment in the ‘comments’ section below. Job Simulator isn't a massive game but for the price, 5 -10 hours of gameplay is easily justifiable.

Immersion: 7/10
Game Mechanics: 8/10
Overall Rating: 83%
£19.99 From the Oculus Store

Buy Job Simulator

Find out more about Job Simulator: Read the Job Simulator review



3. Pistol Whip

Pistol Whip. A single player, first-person, action arcade-shooter. Developed by Cloudhead Games for the Oculus Quest, Rift and Rift S, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows and Mixed Reality headsets, soon to be released on the PlayStation. The game fully supports handheld VR controllers.

Pistol Whip, a game best described as being a mix between Beat Saber and Superhot VR. Beat Saber for the fast paced gameplay and banging soundtracks and Superhot for the resemblance to the shooting scenes and bullet dodging, only at a much faster pace. Pistol Whip is marginally better graphically than Superhot; there are more polygons making up the enemies and overall it is slightly more colourful.

Firstly Pistol Whip has no locomotion or teleportation of any kind, you can’t move anywhere at all! Essentially you’re grounded! You do move, however, only in one direction. Your player automatically moves forward in a straight line at a fast walking pace, allowing you to pivot left and right to a certain degree, but that’s about it. Pistol Whip is all about shooting the bad guys, with each enemy taking one or more shots for the kill.


Verdict

Pistol Whip is one of the favourites here at VROne. Overall the game is incredibly satisfying and fun to play. The concept is unique and although it's not graphically stunning in any way, it serves its purpose adequately for this type of game. Pistol Whip is kind of weird to begin with but you get used to it. You’d think this would make you feel sick, but far from it. Pistol Whip is utterly simple, with the gameplay being extremely addictive and insanely fun to play, especially if your goal is to get your name up on the world leaderboard. You really feel like the action hero, somewhat resembling the hit action movie, John Wick.

Without a doubt, the primary feature of Pistol Whip’s gameplay is the finely tuned, heart-pounding sound tracks, featuring EDM artists from Kannibalen Records, including Apashe, HVDES, and Black Tiger Sex Machine.

Immersion: 8/10
Game Mechanics: 8/10
Overall Rating: 85%
£24.99 From the Oculus Store

Buy Pistol Whip

Want to find out more? Read the Pistol Whip review



2. Superhot VR

Developed by the Superhot Team, SUPERHOT VR breathes new life into the FPS genre with its blending of Matrix-style slo-mo shoot-outs and frenetic energy. Designed in collaboration with Oculus VR, compatible with the Oculus Quest, Rift and Rift S VR headsets

SUPERHOT VR pushes First Person Shooters (FPS) to the limit, offering a punishing experience that will test your reflexes and ability to keep a level head. SUPERHOT VR will see you overwhelmed by a barrage of enemies, with no health regeneration or ammo conveniently lying around. But you do have one thing to your advantage: time only moves when you do. Naturally, this mechanic is a perfect fit for VR, giving you a virtual presence in the game unmatched by conventional gaming.


Verdict

SUPERHOT VR offers a fantastic gameplay experience by challenging the conventions of the FPS. The slow-mo gameplay is what really appeals to us, in that you literally play the game at your own pace. The less you move the more time you have to think before you react. As you become more experienced you’ll discover new tactics and objects to use as weapons, increasing your chances of progression onto the more challenging levels. 

SUPERHOT VR takes full advantage of the unique opportunities VR has to offer and is sure to get your heart racing. It’s a great game, but can get a little frustrating when you die and have to repeat the level all over again, however you quickly adapt and learn from your mistakes, eventually completing the level.
Superhot VR - FREE DEMO

Immersion: 8/10
Game Mechanics: 8/10
Overall Rating: 86%
£24.99 From the Oculus Store

Buy Superhot VR

Want to find out more? Read the Superhot VR review



1. Moss

Finally! At number one. The best game for the Oculus Quest is Moss. Developed by Polyarc, tailor-made for multiple VR platforms; Moss is compatible with Oculus Quest, Rift, Rift S, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, the Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality - virtual reality headsets. 

Moss is an award winning, single-player, action-adventure puzzle game. It takes the classic components of any great game - such as compelling characters, gripping combat, and captivating world exploration - and combines them with the exciting opportunities of VR. 

In Moss, You’ll meet Quill, a young mouse with dreams of greatness beyond the confines of her settlement. While exploring the woods, she finds a mysterious Glass Relic and an ancient magic is awakened. With her uncle now in grave danger, Quill must embark on an epic journey and she needs you there by her side. Together, you'll travel to forgotten realms, solve challenging puzzles, and battle menacing enemies. Alone, no one can conquer what you're up against; but united, you might just defeat the darkest of villains. 

Moss is a fairly immersive game that you play sitting down. The character Quill walks and performs the quest right where your knees are… well, in the real world anyway. The game story is told in seven chapters and can be completed in roughly 3 - 5 hours.


Verdict

Moss is a story told from your perspective as the reader, about a mouse adventure in the fantasy genre. The game is very wholesome and not too challenging, so it's great for both children and adults, although probably more challenging for kids. Graphically, Moss is really impressive, with well-crafted scenes that are all in miniature. That’s what sets this game apart from other VR games, most of which are all pretty much ‘First Person’.

Moss is very good fun and surprisingly long compared to other story driven games. The game has great storytelling. You're pretty safe as far as the nausea that you’re likely to get playing some other games. Moss offers just enough of a challenge, so it's not too frustrating or taxing, although we all admit getting stuck several times on the puzzles you have to navigate to move Quill onto her next journey.

If you’re into fantasy or fairy tales, we highly recommend you play Moss. If you like Moss, you’ll probably like A Fisherman's Tale too, which also has really good puzzles and is a story-driven game. We also reviewed A Fisherman's Tale, which appears at number 6 on our list of our best Oculus Quest games.

Finally we would be interested to know, when you and Quill finally killed the last baddy, did it bring a tear to your eye? Please let us know in the comments below...

Immersion: 7/10
Game Mechanics: 8/10
Overall Rating: 91%
£29.99 From the Oculus Store

Buy Moss

Find out more about Moss VR: Read the Moss game VR review.

That's it folks - We've provided you with a list of the best games for Oculus Quest. At present and in our opinion, these are the best AAA rated VR games currently available for the Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 VR headset. Please note: The ratings for the games shown above does vary depending on the headset.

Maybe you'd like to tell us what your favourite Oculus Quest game is. Leave a comment in the box below...


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