Best Oculus Quest 2 games to play in 2022

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The Oculus Quest 2 is quickly becoming the most popular VR headset on the market, with over 10 million headsets sold and the Quest 2 accounting for over 35% of VR headset usage on Steam in an October 2021 survey. It’s a popular headset, then, and with true standalone capabilities allowing you to ditch the PC and cables for good, it’s not hard to see why.

The popularity of the headset means games and experiences come in all shapes and sizes on the Oculus Store, making it harder to find the rose between the thorns.

But this is where we at Tech Advisor come in; We’re Quest 2 fans, have been using the headset since launch in 2020, and we have a pretty good idea of ​​which games on the Oculus Store are worth their salt.

If you’re looking for the best Quest 2 games to play right now, you’ve come to the right place.

The Best Oculus Quest 2 Games in 2022

beat saber

  • advantages
    • Addicting beat matching gameplay
    • Great optics
    • Wide variety of songs to choose from
  • disadvantage
    • Popular songs are hidden behind a paywall

Beat Saber is entirely possible the Virtual reality darling, but it works best on the wireless Quest 2. If you’re one of the few people who hasn’t experienced Beat Saber, the concept is simple: you cut notes to a beat, dodge incoming obstacles, and try to get the best possible score.

However, it is much more than that; As you slice through the ever-expanding tracklist (including the latest tracks from Lady Gaga and Billie Eilish), you’ll feel empowered, energetic, and more than a little hooked — especially when you hit a perfect combo you’ve previously struggled with had. Add up to date features like competitive multiplayer and you have the perfect beat rhythm game.

It’s the most played game on our Quest 2 and quite simply a VR must-have.

The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners

The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners

  • advantages
    • Exciting plot
    • Interactive open world
    • Zombie fight is fun
  • disadvantage
    • The only way to save money is to go to sleep

If you’re looking for a strong narrative VR title with an open world, deep systems and lots of zombies to kill in interesting ways, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is the perfect option.

Based on the post-apocalyptic world of the popular TV series, Saints & Sinners has you trek through the remains of New Orleans to survive. It’s not just another zombie slasher though; There are also human enemies to keep you busy, and a survival system means you’ll need to keep an eye on the items in your inventory.

Add in detailed environments to explore, side quests to follow, and a real physics-based combat system to define you Yes, really throw those punches and you have one of the most impressive VR games out there right now.

further

  • advantages
    • Realistic army based gameplay
    • Online multiplayer
    • Strong player base
  • disadvantage
    • Complex mechanics not suitable for casual gamers

Onward is a hard-hitting, realism-focused online shooter that you’ll either love or hate.

Its focus on real-world gunfights means it’s not quite as straightforward as some online shooters, requiring manual reloads and other elements often overlooked in favor of a smoother gameplay experience, but it’s far more immersive than most of its rivals and requires real ones Tactics and Teamwork to Win.

Admittedly, the game’s graphics aren’t quite as impressive as its PCVR counterpart, but it’s worth it for the wireless experience, allowing you to literally get on your knees when you need to. Form a squad, soldier, and get ready for the gunfight of your life.

Resident Evil 4 VR

  • advantages
    • The entire RE4 game in VR
    • immersive
    • Full motion control support
  • disadvantage
    • Virtual flat screen cutscenes
    • Enormous storage requirements

While some had doubts about how well Resident Evil 4 would perform as a VR title, it has become one of Quest 2’s most popular zombie shooters.

Offering a different experience from The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, Resident Evil 4 VR is a full port of Leon Kennedy’s most popular zombie adventure, complete with first-person view and, more importantly, full motion control support for an immersive experience.

While virtual flatscreen cutscenes aren’t the perfect workaround, they fade from memory as you battle hordes of zombies fighting to eat your flesh. Even if you haven’t played it the first time, Resident Evil 4 VR is a thoroughly enjoyable full-game experience.

The only disadvantage? The game takes up so much storage space that you’ll need to delete virtually every other game on your Quest 2 if you have the 64GB OG variant – although those with the larger 128/256GB capacities shouldn’t have any problems.

Population: one

  • advantages
    • Addictive battle royale gameplay
    • Active multi-platform player base
    • Funny flight mechanics
  • disadvantage
    • Limited to team gameplay
    • A map

Without at least it wouldn’t be a gaming chart a Battle royale game, right? Enter Population: One, the VR-based battle royale that incorporates elements of Fortnite into its DNA.

The game takes place on a large landmark-packed map where teams of three compete to be last – although there are occasional modes featuring duos and even singles if that’s more your thing. Choose where to fall, scavenge for supplies and weapons, and stay away from the world’s shrinking borders.

The mechanics also make for an interesting battle royale experience, with the ability to scale up walls for a better view, glide with a wingsuit to quickly traverse the environment, and be able to climb walls and other shapes to build cover from scraps you find around the world. Communication is key and Population: You have a very talkative player base making for a social shooting experience that some might prefer.

Oh, and did we mention that there is full cross-play support for other VR headsets as well? If you want your VR battle royale fix, Population: One is for you.

Unplugged: air guitar

  • advantages
    • Great selection of songs
    • No accessories required
    • Satisfying Guitar Hero style gameplay
  • disadvantage
    • Takes time to get used to
    • Need good lighting for hand tracking

While the idea of ​​Unplugged is ambitious to say the least, relying solely on the Quest 2’s hand tracking to deliver an unparalleled air guitar experience, it actually works.

Unplugged is a Guitar Hero style game in which you have to strum in time with the beat using changing finger patterns. But instead of holding a peripheral, just hold your hands up in the air like you’re holding an air guitar and strum to your heart’s content.

It’s not technically perfect, and there’s a bit of a learning curve when you first pick up this imaginary guitar, but when you finally hit a streak on one of your favorite rock songs and hear the crowd go wild, you’ll feel like a real one rock star

pistol whip

  • advantages
    • Beat based shooter
    • Growing list of levels and tracks
    • Easy to learn
  • disadvantage
    • Less recognizable traces than alternatives

If you like the idea of ​​Beat Saber but prefer shooting to wielding lightsaber-like weapons, Pistol Whip is the perfect alternative as it blends elements of Beat Saber, Superhot and John Wick to create something unique.

It also features a beat-based gameplay system, but forgoes sabers and crates for weapons and enemies that do certainly fire back at you as you weave your way through the hypnotic neon-lit worlds. As with most beat games, timing is everything, and the fast-paced soundtrack means you’re likely to work up a sweat as you shoot at your enemies and dodge bullets like something out of the Matrix.

It’s a familiar yet distinctly different experience, with many customizable options to make gameplay easier or more challenging, and with new content added frequently, it will continue to improve over time as well.

Ultrawing 2

  • advantages
    • Packed with content
    • Funny gameplay
    • New Combat Ops is immersive
  • disadvantage

Ultrawings 2 is the sequel to the hugely popular Ultrawings, delivering the same fun, physics-based flight experience with more planes, more locations, and just more of everything players loved about the original.

The game puts you in the pilot’s seat of an ever-changing roster of aircraft, and while the core mechanics are easy to learn, they’re difficult to master. That may put off casual gamers, but the reward is an incredibly enjoyable (arcade-like, but not quite arcade-full) flying experience.

You have four islands to explore, five vehicles to unlock and loads of missions to complete, giving you over 40 hours of gameplay in the bright, vibrant open world.

In addition to the main game, there is a new combat mode in which you face off against enemy fighters, ground forces and ships. The additional mode offers a surprisingly immersive aerial combat experience for those looking to break away from the main campaign, so much so that we wouldn’t be surprised if it later became a spin-off.

Star Wars: Vader Immortal trilogy

Star Wars: Vader Immortal trilogy

  • advantages
    • Immersive, captivating story
    • Great optics
    • Saber gameplay is fun
  • disadvantage
    • The game is divided into three (paid) episodes
    • Shorter than alternatives

Vader Immortal isn’t the most immersive gameplay experience available on Quest 2, lacking an open world, upgradable abilities, or even advanced combat mechanics, but it’s undoubtedly the best experience available for Star Wars fans.

Comprised of one of the most immersive, cinematic VR experiences available on Quest 2, the trio of episodes follows the Dark Lord’s story himself and meets iconic Star Wars characters in the virtual world. It features fun lightsaber combat and an additional dojo mode where you can further improve your sword skills.

While the trio of apps only equates to roughly 90 minutes of gameplay, it’s certainly unforgettable.

Blade & Sorcery: Nomad

Blade & Sorcery: Nomad

  • advantages
    • Ragdoll and realistic physics
    • Attractive combat mechanics
    • Procedurally generated dungeons
  • disadvantage
    • Low quality graphics
    • No story/questline

In its current state, it’s rough around the edges, but Blade and Sorcery: Nomad is one of the most enjoyable fighting games on Quest 2 with a focus on real-world physics.

The game features two main modes – fighting waves of enemies in an arena or sneaking through procedurally generated dungeons – with an emphasis on hand-to-hand combat using swords, magical powers, and other fun tools you can use to damage your enemies. Real-world physics mean you really have to swing and smack if you want to deal damage, making for an immersive (if not easily tiring) experience.

It’s not horror, but you might spook yourself with what you’re capable of in this eerily realistic fighting title.

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