Best Oculus Quest 2 games 2024: the VR hits you shouldn't miss

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The best Oculus Quest 2 games have the power to transport you to a different world in the most literal sense currently possible. VR tech is fascinating in how it lets us control our games with our bodies, truly a technology many of us have dreamed of since the first rhythm game peripherals.

The VR games on this list showcase what’s currently possible with virtual reality, so whether you’ve already made the jump or are still looking for the best Meta Quest 2 deals, we show you what you can look forward to, and what the best in each gaming genre for VR is. Shooting, platforming, even city building – VR offers plenty of ways to interact in games, and the best Oculus Quest 2 games make the best of the technology.

While this list is specific to the Oculus Quest 2, we also have a list of the best VR games for any platform, in case the Oculus isn’t your first choice or you simply want even more options. 

Best Oculus Quest 2 games 2024

Slicing through red and blue blocks with two sabers in Beat Saber

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10. Beat Saber

Slice to the beat

If you’re interested in VR gaming then you’ve almost certainly heard of Beat Saber, and trust us, you should believe the hype. For the uninitiated, it’s Guitar Hero meets Star Wars: while a song plays blocks fly towards you and you slice them using the two lightsabers in your hands – while also dodging obstacles. Beat Saber is a completely new way to enjoy rhythm games, both fascinating to watch and exciting to play. We know dance mats, drums, and guitar peripherals, but we've never sliced to the beat like this before. 

Stick with it, and you'll eventually enter a  state where your arms operate independently of thought. Plus (exclusively on the Quest version of the game) there’s 360 mode for some of the songs where blocks can fly at you from all directions Hooking up external headphones (especially ones with deep bass) is a must so you can enjoy tracks from Billie Eilish, Imagine Dragons, Linkin Park, and BTS with the best audio possible. 

First-person look at masked enemies pointing guns and a set of hands raised in surrender.

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9. Half-Life: Alyx

If you play one VR game, make it this one

Half-Life: Alyx is available exclusively on Steam – if you have a gaming PC you can play Alyx through Steam VR with a special Oculus Link cable. Alyx is generally considered to be one of the best VR games out there and it is easy to see why. It's a showcase of exciting VR technology, it looks and sounds fantastic, and it has a great story, even though it's not the Half-Life sequel fans have been waiting for. Half-Life Alyx cannibalizes Half-Life 3 in the best way possible, taking a game we will never see and acknowledging the dreams we had for it. This game is definitely worth looking into the best PC for VR gaming, just so you can make the most of the world.

Half-Life: Alyx knows how to play with haptics in a way that feels especially good in VR and is still true to the world of the game. Instead of a gravity gun, you use gravity gloves to pull things towards you and let them go, which is persistently fun to do. Puzzles make clever use of 3D space and yes, the gunplay is great, too.

A green map in I Expect You to Die 2, behind a glass of red wine

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8. I Expect You to Die 2

Live the superspy fantasy

I Expect You To Die 2 is the perfect James Bond simulator, putting you into the shoes of a bonafide international superspy on a mission to take down a criminal organization no matter what convoluted traps stand in your way. This game gives you the kind of escape room puzzles that make VR a potential contender for the real thing.

You’ll have to outsmart villains, but as our I Expect You To Die 2 review will tell you, you're likely to fail a fair amount of times in hilarious ways until you can pull of the suave superspy act. With its charming characters, (including the brilliant voice acting of Wil Wheaton) and spy-cliché filled story, I Expect You To Die 2 delivers a splendid balance of grand adventure, humor, and puzzles that will leave you feeling like a genius and an idiot in equal measure.

Cities standing on several tropical archipelagos in Little Cities

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7. Little Cities

The best VR game for management fans

Little Cities is a city sim built from the ground up for VR and is the best example of the genre on the Quest 2. It has an intuitive control scheme that is as cute as it is simple, and it blends perfectly with the toy-like aesthetics of the world you’re building.

As you progress you’ll unlock new islands to build cities on, each with its own unique mechanics – including one that had a volcano that burnt our structures down on more than one occasion. Your goal is to make the best city possible in each location, managing your citizen’s happiness while also trying to ensure your city has the resources it needs. City building and management works in VR, who would have thought?

beQuill the mouse jumping onto a platform, chasing a flying beam of light

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6. Moss

Platforming for all ages

We recommend both Moss and its sequel Moss: Book 2, for fairytale platforming fun that gives you one of VR's cutest heroes. This is a great entry game for younger players, but it also works for all of those who are looking for something nice and dreamy. It can feel like a lot of VR is very combat-focused, even more so than gaming on other platforms, and while Quill the Mouse is a brave knight, her fairytale world is one of the more relaxed VR offerings.

That doesn't mean Moss doesn't offer some serious puzzling – you as the player may be looking down at Quill, giving the game a more traditional perspective, but controlling and figuring out the puzzles is tricky in the best way.

A group of enemies are unaware that the player's character is ready to shoot them in Pistol Whip

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5. Pistol Whip

Whip it

Pistol Whip has often been compared to the best Oculus Quest 2 games like Beat Saber, but with guns instead of lightsabers. However, here you don't "just" slash to the music – you run, dodge bullets and take out enemies, earning bonus points if you can shoot them in time to the backing track.

It is the perfect combination of rhythm, shooting, and dodging, all in all a great workout. The free campaign updates have introduced stories and levels set in a cyberpunk future and now also the Wild West. The new content means you’ll have plenty to play, and with challenge modifiers to try out and global leaderboards to compete over you’ll have plenty to do.

best oculus Quest 2 games: C-3PO talking to you

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4. Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge

Enter a galaxy far, far away

If you're a fan of Star Wars, then you'll love Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge's story. It sees some of our all-time favorite characters, like R2-D2, C-3PO, and even Yoda, join us on a space adventure to the planet Batuu. This is another way VR makes nerd dreams come true, immersing you in George Lucas' world like never before.

You take on the role of a droid repair technician aboard a starship. When pirates attack you hit the escape pods and crash land on Batuu, where you'll have to battle enemies and find clues to recover your lost cargo. You can also take part in a couple of short adventures from the perspective of other characters in the Star Wars Universe like a Jedi padawan and Bounty Hunter droid. Generally, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge makes you feel like Han Solo. Thanks to the Last Call DLC, this game is much more polished, and while we’ve always liked it we’d now say we absolutely adore it. The DLC expands on all of the game’s stories, making it feel like a much more complete package, and doesn’t add much to the game’s overall price.

An aerial view of the Japanese-inspired Cherry Blossom course in Walkabout Mini Golf

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3. Walkabout Mini Golf

Relaxing sports fore everyone

Walkabout Mini Golf is a truly splendid golfing simulator, complete with eight expertly crafted courses and realistic mechanics that will keep you immersed for hours on end. We even went so far as to say that it is one of the best Oculus Quest 2 games and that everyone owning an Oculus Quest 2 needs to play Walkabout Mini Golf. It's a perfect example of how VR works for everyone who loves or always wanted to try something like Switch Sports, getting you to play a sport in a less demanding way than the real thing.

While this Oculus Quest 2 game doesn't promise as wild a ride as some of the titles on this list its perfect execution of what it's trying to achieve makes it more than worthy of a place on this list.

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2. Wands Alliances

Magical standoffs

The incredible Wands Alliances combines the exhilarating gameplay of hero shooter Valorant with Harry Potter's diverse spell list and epic wizard duels, and sprinkles in the strategic movement of chess to create simply one of the best Oculus Quest 2 games available.

Wands Alliances is great if you're looking for a more wholesome shooter, get a good physical VR experience and simply feel badass with or against friends in 3v3 battles. This is the team-based VR shooter you've been waiting for, and likely the best shooter on the Quest 2.

Player reloading an automatic gun as a large creature stares at them with bared teeth in Resident Evil 4 VR

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1. Resident Evil 4 VR

It's even more frightening up close

Resident Evil 4 VR turns one of the best Resident Evil games into one of the best games for Oculus Quest 2 and VR in general. As you can glean in more detail in our Resident Evil 4 VR review, Capcom’s classic has been carefully reconstructed for this virtual reality experience, putting you into the body of Leon S. Kennedy for some first-person undead-slaying action. Fans of the original will feel right at home while newcomers to the game will be impressed by the updated graphics and textures that make you forget you’re playing a game that's over a decade old.

Capcom and Oculus have also managed to perfectly blend immersion with comfort. The many comfort options let you fine-tune the settings to suit your specific needs without taking you out of the experience at all, while the immersive inventory and realistic gunplay will make you feel like a badass as you take on monsters.

Not to be confused with the Resident Evil 4 Remake, which also has a VR mode (also great!)

Best Oculus Quest 2 games: FAQ

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What is the best Oculus Quest 2 game right now?

The answer to this question obviously depends on what you're looking for, be it a shooter or something a little lighter like the whimsical mouse adventure Moss. Our top pick for the best Oculus Quest 2 game goes to Half-Life: Alyx. You will get more out of it if you're already a Half-Life fan, but this is a game that offers the perfect blend of a great story, beautiful visuals and VR gameplay that's both satisfying and fun.

How we made our best Oculus Quest 2 games list

Our team of experts at TechRadar Gaming have spent hours in the best Oculus Quest 2 games, and with a wider experience across VR gaming as a whole, we have a great basis of comparison to help us point you in the direction of the best experiences. 

Alongside knowing our stuff about VR gaming as a whole, we also have an expert team that covers a huge variety of genres, so we're bound to be able to provide advice on which games across different genres are worth recommending too. 

Whether you're looking for a more relaxed gaming experience, or if you're looking for something completely opposite with more tension and combat, we've spent hundreds of hours sifting through the titles to deliver you only the best recommendations. Paired with our extensive coverage of VR hardware and software, we've got opinions you can trust. 

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Hamish Hector
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Hamish is a Senior Staff Writer for TechRadar and you’ll see his name appearing on articles across nearly every topic on the site from smart home deals to speaker reviews to graphics card news and everything in between. He uses his broad range of knowledge to help explain the latest gadgets and if they’re a must-buy or a fad fueled by hype. Though his specialty is writing about everything going on in the world of virtual reality and augmented reality.

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