Four years after the original Oculus Quest headset debuted, the content library available on the Meta Quest platform is bigger than ever. That makes picking a list of the best Meta Quest 2 games tough.
With Quest 3 now available and featuring the new XR2 allowing for far improved visuals, we’ve prepared a separate list of the best Quest 3 games.
With that in mind (and given Quest 2 remains in market alongside Quest 3), we’re keeping this list ongoing as our picks for the best Quest 2 experiences and games available for this generation of headset. There will be minor differences in the rankings between lists, as our Quest 3 list takes Quest 3 enhancements into consideration and weighs recent releases a bit more heavily than we do here.
If you’re looking for our best VR game lists outside of the best Quest 2 games, make sure to check these out:
While this list is specific for Quest 2, all the listed games will also work on other Quest headsets like Quest Pro and Quest 3 as well (with the exception of the original Oculus Quest headset, following Meta’s decision to end Quest 1 support this year).
Best Meta Quest 2 Games: Honorable Mentions
Here are a few titles that are just shy of making the top 25. Some were previously on the list and later nudged off by newer titles, while others were beaten out by another game in the same genre.
With that in mind, you should definitely check out: The Room VR, A Township Tale, Blade and Sorcery, Song in the Smoke, Ghost Giant, I Expect You To Die 2, Until You Fall, Carve Snowboarding, Warplanes: WW1 Fighters, Zenith: The Last City, Gorn, Bonelab, Star Wars: Vader Immortal Trilogy, Tentacular, Ultrawings 2, Green Hell and The Last Clockwinder.
25. Eleven Table Tennis
If you want the most accurate, authentic representation of a sport in VR today, Eleven: Table Tennis is your best bet. This simulation-level game offers the most convincing take on a sport that makes perfect sense in VR. Whether you’re serving up hotshots or getting in returns, Eleven’s physics behave how you’d expect. Tapping the ball with your controller starts to feel as natural as if it were a paddle.
More than just a great game, Eleven is one of the rare VR experiences that feels like a genuine replacement for our reality. It used to be placed much higher on this list, but it’s fallen down a few rankings given a lack of updates, a now-outdated UI and promised content updates remaining MIA.
24. Moss: Book I & Moss: Book II
While Moss and Moss: Book II are separate games, we’ve included them as one entry on this list as they flow into each other – Book II picks up the story moments after the end of Book 1.
Moss is one of a handful of 2018 games that proved that third-person VR experiences don’t just work but can make for some of the absolute best content out on the platform right now. You guide an adorable little mouse named Quill through diorama-sized levels, solving puzzles and taking on fearsome critters in sword-based combat.
While it’s mechanically refined, Moss’ real claim to fame is the bond you build with Quill over the course of the adventure. Playing as a larger companion to the tiny protagonist, you really start to connect with her as you work together to overcome obstacles. It feels very much like a team effort, which is quite a remarkable feeling in itself.
The second instalment – Moss: Book II – is technically a stronger, longer sequel, but realistically feels more like a continuation of the same journey as opposed to a completely fresh adventure. That being said, it does add some new mechanics that innovates on the original’s the combat, as well as offering a wider range of environment and vistas than the first title.
Over the course of both games, the story will see you form a bond with protagonist Quill like no other. The Moss series is not one to miss.
23. Red Matter 2
Red Matter 2 is a great sci-fi adventure and one of the most impressive visual showcases available on Quest 2.
After producing a similarly stunning experience with the original Red Matter, developers Vertical Robot doubled down on creating a compelling and gorgeous sci-fi game with this sequel. The gameplay is fairly slow, focused on environmental puzzles and occasional combat. It doesn’t always land – some of the puzzles begin to frustrate, especially toward the end – but some beautiful sci-fi vistas and environments supplement any occasional hiccups in gameplay and pacing.
Read more: Red Matter 2 Review
22. Ghost Signal: A Stellaris Game
Set in the universe of Paradox Interactive’s strategy game Stellaris, this VR roguelite spin-off from Fast Travel Games sees you command a spaceship from the third-person through diorama-style levels.
You’ll fight enemies, encounter hostile and friendly creatures, and investigate planets, all while collecting EXP and scraps to upgrade your ship for current and successive runs. For fans of roguelites, Ghost Signal is easily the best entry in the genre on Quest.
21. What the Bat?
In the aftermath of the pandemic, 2022 was a slower year for big VR releases. However, this meant that many smaller indie releases had a chance to shine, such as What the Bat?, our 2022 VR Game of the Year. In What the Bat?, your hands are transformed into baseball bats and you’ll work through a series of endlessly creative, short puzzle scenarios.
Across the wacky campaign, you’ll use your bats to do almost anything – except play an actual baseball game. The game begs to be shown to family and friends. It’s the perfect title to pass around the room and give people a taste of what VR can offer. That being said, its hilarious charm and deceptive complexity mean that even veteran VR players will find something to enjoy.
Read more: What the Bat? review
20. Asgard’s Wrath 2
Asgard’s Wrath 2 offers impressive scale on an uncharted level previously unseen on Quest headsets. It features many incredible moments of bespoke gameplay, expert cinematic direction and sequences of god-like proportions.
However, it also wraps its best moments around an open world that feels fairly unsatisfying to explore and an RPG structure that sometimes feels as though it gets in the way of the main campaign. This game isn’t a tight linear experience – there’s more of those below – but if you’re looking for an expansive, near-overwhelming RPG to dig into, then Asgard’s Wrath 2 is a great option.
It’s worth keeping in mind that the game runs at a lower render resolution on Quest 2, as well as only hitting a 72Hz refresh rate compared to 90Hz on Quest 3. That said, a lot of the game’s visuals are aimed at the Quest 2 system, so if you’re willing to trade off lower resolution and refresh rate, the rest of the game will look near identical on Quest 2 as it does on Quest 3.
Cubism is an understated but absolutely stunning VR puzzle game – and one that’s deceptively simple. Each level features a 3D wireframe shape into which you have to fit different Tetris-like block pieces. The puzzles get harder and the pieces more complex – it’s a slow and measured puzzle experience.
While it may not be as flashy as some of the other titles on this list, Cubism is an experience that is perfectly designed for the current capabilities of Quest hardware. The minimalist design, reserved soundtrack and its simple nature all come together to create a fantastic and polished end product. It’s is also regularly updated with support for the latest cutting edge VR features – its post-launch updates include support for passthrough mode, hand tracking and 120Hz.
If you’re a fan of puzzles that put your mind to work, then don’t sleep on Cubism. Solving each level is infinitely more complex than you’d expect and the satisfaction you get at the end is incredibly rewarding.
18. Population: One
VR does Fortnite right in this superb battle royale shooter. Population: One takes place on a huge map in which teams of three battle it out to be the last ones standing. Choose where to drop, scavenge for supplies and make sure to stay in safe zones as you fight to survive. It’s a rock-solid shooter with some great VR mechanics too, like scaling up walls with your hands or holding your arms out to glide when you leap off the side of a building.
It can be an intense experience that certainly won’t be for everyone but, if you’re looking to get your online shooter fix in VR, this is your best bet. Plus, it has cross-play support, so you can play with friends using other headsets. Since launch, the game has only grown with a bunch of free content updates including a sandbox mode. It’s now free-to-play on Quest, so you can jump in without paying a cent.
Read more: Population: One Review
17. Among Us VR
Among Us VR brings the viral flatscreen sensation into VR on Quest 2, translating the original game brilliantly. It adds new depth to the experience, featuring top-tier VR design and the added immersion of experiencing this social whodunit in virtual reality means that it offers something familiar yet original compared to the flatscreen release. There’s also features cross-platform play between VR platforms, so you can play alongside your friends on PC VR and, hopefully soon, PSVR 2. For those waiting for more, the new Polus Point map will be added to the game in July 2023.
16. A Fisherman’s Tale
A Fisherman’s Tale is a mind-bending puzzle game unlike anything you’ll see elsewhere and easily one of the best Meta Quest 2 games available.
In A Fisherman’s Tale, you solve intricate, scale-based puzzles in which you work… with yourself. Its best puzzles utilize a miniature model of the lighthouse the game’s set in. Lift the model’s roof and you’ll see a mini-you, imitating your every move. Try and keep your brain from breaking as you hand yourself giant objects, or reach down to poke your own head. It’s a trip to say the least. Throw in a poignant story about self-acceptance and you have a short, sharp VR game that will stay with you much longer than most multi-hour epics.
If you’re still keen for more, then you can check out the sequel, Another’s Fisherman’s Tale, as well.
Read more: A Fisherman’s Tale Review
15. Iron Man VR
Originally released as a PSVR exclusive, Iron Man VR flew its way onto Quest in 2022, making some drastic improvements to the experience along the way. While the technical constraints of the system marred the PSVR release, Iron Man VR on Quest is a different beast.
There’s practically no load times and switching to a standalone system without wires makes the gameplay more immersive than ever. You’ll embody Tony Stark and his suit of armor in a thrilling and engaging story-driven campaign, featuring combat and traversal that adds up to an addictive superhero experience.
Read more: Iron Man VR Quest 2 Review
14. Outta Hand
One of the best releases this year on Quest, Outta Hand takes Gorilla Tag’s physical, gesture-based movement system and evolves it with new mechanics and a stretchier feel into something truly sublime.
Not only is the combination of thrilling platforming and combat really satisfying, but it’s paired with an engaging, no-fills narrative, witty dialogue and beautiful environments. If you’re looking for a short but sweet VR platforming campaign, then this Crash Bandicoot-inspired title is one you can’t miss.
Read more: Outta Hand review
13. Little Cities
Little Cities is the best city simulator game available on any VR platform, let alone Quest 2. It perfectly distills the formula down into a focused approach that emphasizes city management through design. Instead of getting bogged down in menus, the ebb and flow of your city will be determined by how you lay out the roads, key services and various elements provided to you.
Little Cities is high on this list because it does all of this while being keenly aware of intelligent VR design. Everything in the game is designed to work optimally and intuitively in a VR headset. Every element feels well-considered and incredibly immersive. Even if you’re not a fan of the city simulator genre, Little Cities is visually stunning and charming enough for anyone to enjoy. As you would expect, the game has also receive several post-launch content updates, including the Attractions Update, Sandbox Update, Snowy Island DLC and more.
There was a heck of a lot of doubt — even from our camp — that Unplugged could really work. It’s a Guitar Hero-style game in which you strum notes arriving to the beat. But, instead of holding a plastic peripheral in your hand, the Quest version of the game relies entirely on hand-tracking. Despite having some technical hiccups, we think it really works.
When you hit a streak, Unplugged is a genuinely empowering air guitar experience that will have you shredding with the best of them, and it’s only got better over time as the tech improves. Plus, new updates from developers Anotherway continue to add more songs to the already crazy good tracklist of rock classics.
Read more: Unplugged Review
11. Beat Saber
VR’s poster child is a natural fit on Quest. In Beat Saber, you slash notes to the beat of the music, dodge obstacles and try to master an ever-growing list of fantastic tracks.
Beat Saber is empowering, energetic and one of the most devilishly addictive VR games of all time. It was a hit when it released in 2018 and since then it’s gone from strength-to-strength, now offering a bunch of paid DLC music packs that include hits from massive artists, such as Queen, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, The Weeknd, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Fall Out Boy and many more.
10. Arizona Sunshine 2
Arizona Sunshine 2 is a fantastic VR campaign featuring pitch perfect writing, acting, pacing and outstanding action. It’s everything you hope for in a sequel, taking everything that worked in the original and refining it to near-perfection. This time, you’ll be joined on your adventure by canine companion Buddy, who you’ll use for crowd control during intense action sequences and develop a relationship with across the course of the campaign.
This follow up to one of VR’s seminal early hits reanimates the zombie genre and brings with it some of the most engaging and accessible arcade violence we’ve seen in VR. Plus, the entire campaign is playable in two-player co-op, just like the first game. Whether you’re looking to dismember some zombies alone or with friends, Arizona Sunshine 2 is a great pick.
Beyond running at an increased resolution on the newer headset, the game will look identical on Quest 2 as it does on Quest 3. You can check out footage of Arizona Sunshine 2 on Quest 2 here.
9. Dungeons of Eternity
If you’re looking for a fantasy action RPG that you can play with a group of friends, Dungeons of Eternity is the obvious pick. This first-person immersive experience feels significantly polished across all Quest headsets, allowing you and your friends to explore a variety of hack-n-slash combat options while clearing rooms in true “dungeon crawler” style.
Dungeons of Eternity caters to many styles of play, pairing a rewarding progression system with endless randomly generated dungeons. For an immersive first-person dungeon crawler, there’s no better pick.
Read more: Dungeons of Eternity Review
8. Walkabout Mini Golf
Mini golf is actually something that could and should work quite well in VR. Walkabout Mini Golf is all the proof you need; it’s an accurate representation of the game that goes beyond what’s possible in real life whilst also remaining authentic throughout.
This ticks all the boxes – plenty of courses, extensive multiplayer support, different themes for each level and, above all, pinpoint physics that are arguably better than the real thing because there’s none of the small snags you’d find on the surface of physical courses. Hard to fault! Plus, the game receives ongoing support from developers Mighty Coconut, with regular free and paid DLC courses added over time.
Read more: Walkabout Mini Golf review
7. Assassin’s Creed Nexus
There was a lot of understandable doubt about whether the Assassin’s Creed franchise could survive the transition to VR and come out better on the other end. However, Nexus proves that Assassin’s Creed can absolutely work in VR and manages to stand proud with the main series.
It present players with a 20-hour campaign that leaves you wanting more, demonstrating what a fully-fledged VR entry can do for a big franchise. Adapting the stealth, parkour and combat of the series into a new immersive format works wonders – Nexus is the most fun we’ve had with the Assassin’s Creed franchise yet.
It’s worth noting that, compared to Quest 3, Assassin’s Creed Nexus does feature a notable resolution drop when playing on Quest 2 – hence why it’s ranked a little lower here than on our Quest 3 list.
6. Resident Evil 4 VR
We had our doubts that Resident Evil 4 would really work well in VR, but it not only survived the transition – it ended up being one of the best Meta Quest 2 games. This is a full port of Leon Kennedy’s best-known zombie adventure, with a first-person view and full motion control support.
Sure, some elements of this version of the game don’t hold up well, like virtual cutscene screens. But when you’re facing a horde of enemies with your back literally against the wall, it’s hard to care. This is a wonderful way to revisit a classic.
Read more: Resident Evil 4 VR Review
5. Superhot VR
Superhot VR is one of the oldest games on this list and yet, over six years later, it’s still easily one of the best examples of how VR can give us entirely new gaming experiences. In this cinematic shooter, times moves only when you do. Sit still and the world around you will freeze, but move your body and it will jolt back to life. It’s your very own Matrix simulator.
What makes the game such an enduring hit is its accessible design that instantly picks up on a professional slickness you won’t find anywhere else in VR. From last-minute gun grabs to well-placed knife throws, the game constantly delivers unprecedented satisfaction with its action. Superhot VR is still one of the best Meta Quest 2 games available – surely we’re way past due for a sequel?
Read more: Superhot VR Review
4. Eye of the Temple
Eye of the Temple is one of the best examples of a game designed from the ground-up for VR – the end result is a triumphant room-scale platformer on Quest.
In this Indiana Jones-inspired adventure, you’ll begin outside a large temple with a whip in one hand and torch in the other. Work your way deeper into the temple by completing puzzles and navigating platforming obstacles along the way.
The genius part of Eye of the Temple is how it handles movement – this is a true room-scale VR platformer, so almost all movement is real, physical movement around your play space. Some clever design tricks ensure you never have to worry about walking out of your play space or into your guardian (which also makes it a great experience for those who are starting out with VR).
Be warned though: you’ll need a decent amount of space – Eye of the Temple requires a minimum play area of at least 2m x 2m.
Read more: Eye of the Temple Review
3. Pistol Whip
Pistol Whip was once the new kid on the block, but continual updates and new content has cemented the game as one of the best, most stylish arcade rhythm games around. For our money, Pistol Whip’s sharpshooting, sharp sounding, beat-based gameplay proves even more hypnotic than Beat Saber.
In this neon-lit shooter, you stream down corridors, blasting bad guys to grizzly tunes, avoiding incoming fire and trying to rack up the best scores by firing on-beat. Whereas Beat Saber wants to make you a dancing Jedi master, Pistol Whip aims to teach you John Wick-esque gun-fu with style, elegantly fusing the rhythmic and cinematic together into a pulsating, vibrant monster of its own.
Since launch, Cloudhead Games have continually supported Pistol Whip with more content, new features and extra tracks, making it one of the most entertaining and comprehensive arcade titles available on Quest.
2. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
We would have never pegged a game based upon The Walking Dead to carry arguably the best design and user interaction you’ll find in VR, but Saints & Sinners delivers. This sets the bar for VR zombie games and the entire medium alike with ridiculously entertaining physics-based combat that has you wrestling with undead hordes, throwing every ounce of effort into every swing and stab.
But this isn’t just a silly sandbox. Saints & Sinners packs its action into a full, meaty VR campaign that sees you trekking through the remains of New Orleans. Add in human enemies, side-missions and the ability to kill zombies with a spoon, and you have one of the deepest native VR games on the market. Thanks to an obscenely good port from developer Skydance Interactive, Saints & Sinners is right near the top of our best Oculus Quest games and best Meta Quest 2 games list.
Read more: The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Review
Demeo isn’t a perfect tabletop game by any means. But it is a really good one and, more importantly, its first-rate four-player multiplayer VR experience makes it feel like a genuine social event in a way that no flatscreen game — and even few VR games — have ever really matched.
You pick a class and tackle randomly generated dungeons, but the game’s punishing difficulty means sessions can last anywhere from a few minutes to multiple hours. Demeo instantly cemented itself at launch as one of the best Meta Quest 2 games, but since then it’s only got better with more content. Free updates from Resolution Games have given players all new campaigns to play through, such as Reign of Madness, Curse of the Serpent Lord and more.
Demeo is a must-have for any Quest 2 owner.
Read more: Demeo Review
Our list of best Meta Quest 2 games is designed to be updated regularly each year.
Update 12/21/2023 – List re-ordered. Removed Green Hell, Hellsweeper, Tentacular, Ultrawings 2. Added Asgard’s Wrath 2, Arizona Sunshine 2, Assassin’s Creed Nexus, Dungeons of Eternity.
Update 10/11/2023 – List re-ordered. Removed Vader Immortal, Onward. Added Outta Hand, Hellsweeper.
Update 07/04/23 – List re-ordered. Removed Bonelab, The Last Clockwinder. Added Eye of the Temple, Ghost Signal.
Update 04/11/23 – Removed Echo VR in light of the game’s shutdown. Added Among Us VR and added information on free-to-play for Population: One.
Update 01/17/23 – List reordered. Zenith and Gorn removed, Iron Man VR and What the Bat? added.
Update 10/18/22 – List reordered. The Room, A Township Tale, Blade & Sorcery, Song in the Smoke, Ghost Giant, I Expect You To Die 2 & Until You Fall removed. Moss: Book II, Cubism, Tentacular, Bonelab, Green Hell VR, Red Matter 2, The Last Clockwinder, Little Cities added.
Update 05/17/22 – List reordered slightly, Honorable Mentions added.
Update 03/15/22 – Larcenauts, Carve Snowboarding removed. Zenith, Ultrawings 2 added.
Update 11/26/21 – Sniper Elite VR, Red Matter, Cosmodread, In Death, FNAFVR removed. Resident Evil 4 VR, Song in the Smoke, Blade And Sorcery: Nomad, Gorn, Unplugged added.
Update 08/30/21 – I Expect You To Die, Myst, Contractors, Job Simulator removed. A Township Tale, Sniper Elite VR, Larcenauts, I Expect You To Die 2 added.
Update 06/15/21 – The Under Presents, Blair Witch, Vacation Simulator, Accounting+ removed. Demeo, Carve Snowboarding, Walkabout, Cosmodread added.
Update 12/25/20 – Population: One, Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, Myst, Blair Witch, Contractors added. Spaceteam, Robo Recall, Apex Construct, Lies Beneath, Phantom removed.
Update 10/12/20 – Until You Fall added. Trover Saves The Universe removed.
Update 09/13/20 – Acron, Down The Rabbit Hole, National Geographic, Rec Room, VRChat, Keep Talking, VVR, The Climb, Exorcist removed. Onward, Echo VR, Spaceteam VR, The Under Presents, FNAFVR, Phantom: Covert Ops, Trover Saves The Universe added.
Update 04/09/20 – Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets, SPT, Journey of the Gods, Face Your Fears II, Racket: Nx, Job Simulator removed. Down The Rabbit Hole, Ghost Giant, The Room VR, Eleven: Table Tennis, Vacation Simulator, OhShape added.
Update 12/06/19 – Fisherman’s Tale, Pistol Whip, Espire 1, SPT, National Geographic VR, The Climb, Curious Tale Of The Stolen Pets added. Raccoon Lagoon, Wands, Fujii, Orbus Reborn, BoxVR, Dreadhalls, Thumper removed.