Oculus Quest is Facebook’s last piece of hardware in their first generation of VR devices. It has six degrees of freedom, and Facebook has made it relatively easy for developers to port their Oculus Rift games to the Oculus Quest. Because of this, there are several games available at the headset’s launch.
Beat Saber is one of the most popular VR games across many platforms. In it, you use both controllers and motion tracking to swipe at blocks that are synced to music. None of those words do the game justice, and having it available at launch is a huge deal for the Quest.
Good clean fun
If you own a VR headset and you don’t know Rec Room, you should really change that. Rec Room is one of the most well rounded VR experiences I’ve ever had. It has a myriad of adventures to go on, including a full-size Battle Royale paintball game, a pirate ship adventure, and laser tag.
Next level artistry
Tilt Brush by Google
What if the entire world was your canvas, and your paintbrushes could draw light and sound and emotion with the same effort as any other paint? The folks at Google have been bringing fantasy to virtual reality for years now with Tilt Brush, and for the first time, that experience will be entirely cord-free thanks to Oculus Quest.
Vader Immortal: episode 1
Not really a game, technically, but a VR story taking you through some of the adventures everyone’s favorite villain experiences in the Star Wars universe. The folks at ILMxLAB have quite the story cooked up for this title, and they’re very excited to share it with everyone when Quest launches!
The cutest game ever
Moss by Polyarc is one of my favorite games to play in Windows Mixed Reality and Rift, so I am excited to see it coming to the Oculus Quest. Leading Quil, the mouse protagonist, around the beautiful world will be a complete joy with the freedom from cables that the Quest promises.
Superhot VR is one of the games I compare all VR games against. The unique visual style and gameplay make it the perfect VR game, and I cannot wait to use it in the Oculus Quest, free from tethers.
Dead and Buried 2
Billed as a VR paintball game, Dead and Buried 2 improves on the original and looks to be an excellent game for the Quest. It could be one of the arena games as well so watch out for that.
Why? Why would you do this?
Face your Fears 2
Also known to me as the NOPE game, Face your Fears 2 by Turtle Rock Games is literally the stuff of nightmares. The game is designed to show you common phobias that people have and ramp up that experience to insane levels.
We have now confirmed the game that what was once called Project Tennis Scramble, will now be called Sports Scramble and will have tennis and bowling at launch, with baseball to follow. This reminds me of everything I liked about Wii Tennis.
Ultron style death
Robo Recall from Epic Games is a bullet storm game with some unique gameplay design. Using it on the Oculus Quest will bring a lot of needed freedom to the game, allowing you to spin 360 degrees to destroy killer robots en masse.
Journey of the Gods
Journey of the Gods looks pretty epic. Huge sweeping vistas, a cartoony graphics style, and a mix of combat experiences make this a game to look out for. Plus, you get to go full-on GODMODE, so that should be fun.
Orbus VR Reborn
This game has some excellent looking game mechanics. The Bow, sword, and fishing rely on you actually getting better at the physicality of it. Hopefully, it doesn’t rely on it too much, because I’m old and I suck at physical things. I’m still willing to try though.
Space Pirate Trainer
Space Pirate Trainer is a firm favorite with everyone who plays it. It’s a brilliant combination of Bulletstorm and Space Invaders, and, because of the unique way the VR works, all of this is happening around you in a frenzy of neon insanity. Love it.
Puzzle games in VR are fantastic. You get so much space in a truly 3D world to explore, and the developers get that much space to really mess with your mind. It also has Sir Patrick freaking Stuart doing the narration, and for me, that’s an Instant buy.
I feel like dancing!
VR is the natural evolution for the Dance Central games, after all, they were some of the first motion control games, so it makes sense for them to go to full body motion too. The music they have in the game sounds excellent, but boy-o, am I going to do poorly at this one.
Wierd and wacky
We all know Job simulator right? It’s weird, it’s funny, it’s weird again. It doesn’t exactly simulate a job. Instead, you can throw staplers, smash objects, chug coffee, and more.
VR Mos Eisley
VRChat is both a good and bad thing. Good because you be anything you want to be. Bad because a lot of people want to be awful. If you can find your own niche though, it should be fun.
Cute castle defense
In this first-person VR title, you’re aided by magical items and creatures. You can collect magical creatures to hurl at opponents to defeat them.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Solving puzzles is a lot of fun. Solving puzzles in VR is even more fun. Solving puzzles in VR with an exploding puzzle is the best.
VR Karts: Sprint
VR Karts: Sprint is a chance to bring the feeling of Mario Kart to your Oculus Quest. It doesn’t always succeed in doing so, but it is still a lot of fun whizzing around.
I’ll raise you
VR seems to be the perfect place for poker tournaments, and from what we have seen PokerStars VR is a brilliant program for doing just that! You play for keeps though people, be warned.
Blowing up pigs
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs
This game takes the familiar birds you know from the franchise and puts them into 3D. Just like in the popular mobile game, you can solve puzzles in over 50 levels by slinging birds at pigs.
Bow vs bot
In this post-apocalyptic world, you use a bow, arrow, and shield to battle robots. It’s a single-player game that mixes solving puzzles with a story in which you’re the last human on the planet.
Relax as you catch a variety of fish to help a local aquarium fill their tanks. Four different lakes are all home to unique fish.
This is a simple game that allows you to interact with and take care of a virtual pet. It features a scalable play area to take advantage of the space you have in the real world.
This VR game will help you get into shape through boxing at blocks. It includes content from several trainers to help you burn calories without getting bored. You can also track your progress, workout to music, and create your own playlists.
Creed: Rise to Glory
Boxing as Adonis Creed, this game puts you toe-to-toe with your opponents. You can throw punches, dodge strikes, and knock out your opponents in career, multiplayer, online PvP, and Freeplay game modes.
Hack and slash
Drop Dead: Dual Strike Edition
Team up with friends or play solo as you battle zombie hordes with axes, bats, and a variety of melee weapons. You can slash a zombies arm off or hit it off with a baseball bat.
Epic Roller Coasters
Race your friends or ride alone on roller coasters to feel a thrill. You can race or play in shooting mode, which adds targets to hit during your ride.
Getting to know VR
This mini-game allows you to familiarize yourself with the Oculus Quest. In it you can fling paper airplanes, shoot at targets, grab blocks, and get to know the device’s controls.
Slice and dice
The popular fruit-slicing mobile game, where you use katanas to slice at fruit that’s flung at you, comes to VR. You can play in classic, arcade, zen, and survival mode.
I Expect You to Die
This game puts you into several crazy and dangerous situations. You need to solve each puzzle using your whit and your character’s resources and telekinesis. You’ll have to do everything from stopping dynamite to beating fires to stay alive.
Oculus First Contact
This is another basic setup to help you get acquainted with VR and the Oculus Quest. In it, you interact with a robot, toss items around, and play with toys inside a virtual space.
Racket Fury: Table Tennis
This VR version of table tennis supports multiplayer, singleplayer, and arcade modes. The developers focus on realism and the game’s physics engine to deliver a crisp and motion-realistic experience.
Falling with style
You can skydive in over 100 levels inside Rush. The game supports online multiplayer and single-player so you can soar down mountainsides in races, challenges, and Time Attack mode.
This endless track game lets you play as a space beetle hurtling through high-speed levels. You can avoid obstacles, learn new moves, and defeat bosses to the game’s soundtrack.
Fly in the sky in four unique aircrafts as you earn money, pop balloons, and race your way through the air. You can buy airports and new vehicles to progress your flying career.
Virtual Virtual Reality
We heard you like virtual reality, so this developer put virtual reality inside of virtual reality. You can explore over 50 virtual virtual realities and jump around between different styles of gameplay.
QuiVR, which allows you to shoot a bow and arrow in VR, has been around a little while now and has its own cult following. With the Quest, you get the freedom of movement that’s sure to greatly enhance your experience. It’s currently only available for the Go, but the game’s description specifically mentions cross-play support with the Oculus Quest so it should arrive in the future.
In Sairento VR you’re a cyber ninja set in a reimagined futuristic Japan. The combat system includes high jumps, slow-motion that’s reminiscent of bullet time, and both sword and gun combat. Sairento VR was not available when the Oculus Quest launched on May 21 but the official Oculus YouTube channel has a trailer for the game that says it will come to the Oculus Quest.
The Climb is already a fan favorite with Rift users, so it will be interesting to see how it translates over to the Oculus Quest. Having the freedom to move around more should make the game more enjoyable and scarier if, like me, you are afraid of heights. The developers of The Climb stated the game would come to the Oculus Quest in 2019.
Swords of Gargantua: Quest
This cross-platform combat game allows you to fight giant enemies with a sword and dozens of other weapons. You can work alone or play online with up to three other players. This title is listed in the Coming Soon section of the Oculus Store for the Quest, though there isn’t a release date listed.
In this game, you help sailors who have been marooned on the shore of your island. There are eight climates on the island, and in them, you can cook, fish, farm, mine, paint, and more. Raccoon Lagoon doesn’t have a release date listed, but is in the Coming Soon section of the Oculus Store for the Quest.
Get to gaming!
The Oculus Quest has dozens of games available within a month of its launch and has plenty of titles along the way. These titles range from melee combat, to shooters, to nightmare-inducing horror games. The game that will get you on your feet and be the life of any party is Beat Saber. Its easy game mechanics mean anyone can jump in and start playing right away, but its range of difficulty levels and variety of songs will keep even the most skilled veterans engaged.
If you prefer a combat shoot’em up, then you should check out Robo Recall: Unplugged. It has intuitive controls and allows you to blast robots with pistols, shotguns, and grab machines and fling them at each other. If you’re on a budget, Vader Immortal: Episode I is a great VR title that only costs $10. You can wield a lightsaber and battle bots in the training dojo or follow the story mode.
While we do our best to make sure every game available at launch arrives on this list, we don’t always catch them all, we aren’t Ash Ketchum. We will continue to update this as and when we can, to make sure it is as up to date as possible.