Three years after the debut of the original Oculus Quest headset, the library of content available on the Meta Quest platform is now bigger than ever. That makes picking a list of the best Meta Quest 2 games pretty tough.
Meta’s line of standalone VR headsets, which seems to have singlehandedly reignited the entire VR industry, launched with over 50 apps in 2019. In the years since, the Quest platform has received a steady stream of greatest hits from over VR platforms and, since the launch of Quest 2 in 2020, doubled down on new content too.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for our best VR game lists outside of the best Quest 2 games, make sure to check these out:
- Best VR Games Of All Time
- Best VR Games – PSVR
- Best VR Games – Oculus Rift + Quest Link
- Best VR Games – SteamVR For Vive, Index And Reverb G2
Also keep in mind that, while our best PSVR, Rift and Steam VR games lists are all fairly consistent, we approach our Quest list with a bit of a different lens. We have to weigh up how much the wire-free gameplay improves the experience against how well a game has been ported and its technical performance. The list also spans a diverse number of genres, offering everything from accessible entry points to blockbuster titans.
Note: Facebook changed its name to Meta in October 2021 and, with it, changed the name of the Oculus Quest 2 to Meta Quest 2. In this list, we sometimes refer to both the Oculus Quest and Meta Quest labels, to cover all bases.
Most of these games are available/compatible with the original Oculus Quest headset, however some are Quest 2 exclusive – we’ve noted that where relevant.
Likewise, the Meta Quest Pro will be able to run Quest 2 games and apps, so all Quest 2 apps listed below should run on Quest Pro as well. Keep an eye out for a separate Best Quest Pro Games & Apps list soon!
Best Meta Quest 2 Games: Honorable Mentions
Before we kick off the full list, we want to mention a handful of games that were just shy of making the top 25, either because other games nudged them off or perhaps other entries in the same genre took their place.
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, and Warplanes: WW1 Fighters.
Best Meta Quest 2 Games
25. Zenith: The Last City
The dream of a full VR MMO has long lingered over the VR scene.
It’s an incredibly ambitious idea that’s incalculably tough to pull off. Zenith doesn’t have all the answers and it’s still early days, but it’s already head and shoulders above the competition with a robust quest line, numerous events, fun character progression and cross-play between practically every VR headset out there.
Sure, it’s a rough game with a lot of bugs and issues to iron out, but Zenith’s just on the start of a journey that will hopefully last for years from now. If developer Ramen VR continues to maintain the game, it’ll easily climb our list of the best Meta Quest 2 games. Just a few months ago, Zenith released The Celestial Throne update, adding a bunch of new content and changes you can read about here.
Read More: Zenith Review
Another physics-driven combat game, Gorn is a decidedly more slapstick experience than The Walking Dead or Blade And Sorcery, but that’s all part of its charm. You take on a series of gladiator battles, bashing, slicing and impaling meat-headed enemies with a variety of weapons, from wrist-mounted crossbows to Wolverine-style claws.
It’s might be silly, but Gorn absolutely nails its weapon handling, with an elasticated touch that helps take some of the weight out of throwing a sword around. As such, it earns a staple position in the best Oculus Quest games and best Meta Quest games list.
Read More: Gorn Review
23. Star Wars: Vader Immortal Trilogy
Vader Immortal isn’t a massive, multi-hour Star Wars epic with upgradable skills and deep combat. It is, by traditional gaming standards, a pretty slim package, lasting a little over 90 minutes. But look below the surface and you’ll find something much more interesting; an episodic series that wants to provide a completely immersive VR experience that anyone can enjoy.
There’s fun lightsaber combat to be had both in the story and the excellent Dojo mode, but Vader Immortal’s best moments come from basking in the presence of the Dark Lord himself and meeting other characters in VR. It’s an exercise in story-living and a pretty good one at that.
It stretches the definition of game, then, but not enough to avoid our best Oculus Quest games and best Meta Quest 2 games list.
Read More: Star Wars: Vader Immortal Review
Tentacular sits somewhere between puzzle game and physics sandbox, with a campaign to sees you embody a Kaiju-like squid creature and get to work performing various jobs around the island of La Kalma.
The game is full of happy accidents, driven by the amusing and sometimes chaotic physics of your wobbly tentacles, which extend well past your physical hands.
Grabbing an item with the small tip of your tentacles will prove wobbly and grant you less control over the object, whereas using the thicker part closer to your body will give you stability, but a lack of precision. There’s an intricacy to be found in the way you move around and interact with objects in Tentacular – mistakes are always your own fault (usually because you weren’t quite aware of your own physical space) and the physics strikes that perfect balance between elasticity and precision.
It would be easy to dismiss Tentacular – it’s not the longest or most in-depth campaign and this certainly isn’t a huge budget AAA title – but the sum of its parts add up to something special. Similar to Astro Bot or Moss, this game reminds you that VR doesn’t have to be life-sized to be convincing or compelling.
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.
20. Moss: Book I & Moss: Book II
While technically Moss Book I and 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.
Read More: Moss Review
19. Bonelab (Quest 2 only)
Bonelab is not a VR experience for everyone.
It’s certainly not one for those who are new to VR, for starters. As you can read in our review, Bonelab is an intense experience with some performance hitches and a renegade approach to comfort and VR nausea.
However, it does serve a specific audience and purpose. The franchise’s first title, Boneworks, was known for its physics simulations and sandbox gameplay. Bonelab brings the Boneworks experience – warts and all – to standalone VR and Quest 2 for the first time. If that’s what you’re looking for, then you’ll find Bonelab to be an interesting, experimental sequel that features a short campaign and an extensive sandbox toolset that supports community mods.
You can read more about Bonelab in our full review, which goes deeper into what makes it a controversial yet important release on Quest 2.
18. Green Hell VR (Quest 2 only)
Green Hell originally released as a flatscreen survival for PC and consoles. In 2022, Incuvo (taking over from the original developers Creepy Jar) brought the experience over to VR headsets – with a catch.
There’s two releases of Green Hell VR: one for Quest 2 and one for PC VR. While the PC VR version is full translation of the original, the Quest 2 version of Green Hell VR is not the exact same experience as the flatscreen game. Green Hell VR on Quest 2 follows the same story beats, but it’s a more focused and streamlined version that pares down aspects of game to accommodate for the limitations of standalone VR.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing though. While a little depth is lost and the overall length is a bit shorter, it’s still a deep and taxing survival game that fans of the genre will enjoy. It’s a much more straightforward experience, but one that also pays meticulous attention to VR interaction and physicality.
Read more: Green Hell VR Quest Edition Review
17. Red Matter 2 (Quest 2 only)
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 puzzle begin to frustrate, especially toward the end – but any occasional hiccups in gameplay and pacing are supplemented by some beautiful sci-fi vistas and environments.
16. The Last Clockwinder
The Last Clockwinder is a delightful puzzle game that will see you program a supply chain of robots and create automated production lines to solve increasingly difficult puzzles.
You bring the robots to life by embodying them and acting out tasks that they will then endlessly repeat on a loop. You can record 1-4 seconds’ worth of actions using your controllers, which will become one repetitive piece in a larger chain of robots that work together to solve puzzles in the most optimal way you can think of.
It’s a puzzle game that encourages you to walk the line between creativity and perfection, while also taking advantage of roomscale VR in way that makes puzzle solving feel unique and extremely satisfying.
15. Walkabout Mini Golf
Mini golf is actually something that could and should work quite well in VR. Walkabout Minigolf 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 small snags on the surfaces of many physical courses aren’t here. Hard to fault!
14. Population: One (Quest 2 only)
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.
Not only is Population: One a rock-solid shooter, but it’s got 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 and a sandbox mode coming soon.
Read More: Population: One Review
13. Echo VR
Though we’d love to see Lone Echo itself come to Quest, Echo VR is a thrilling addition to the library all on its own. In this multiplayer zero-gravity game, you take part in futuristic esports, throwing discs to score points on a team. The movement is fast, fluid and entirely natural.
Echo VR has stood the test of time as a multiplayer game with a growing community that was naturally conceived for the platform. To us, that’s far more important than trying to cram a genre everyone wants to see in VR onto the platform with mixed results.
This is one of the immersive VR experiences and one of the best Oculus Quest games and best Meta Quest 2 games.
Read More: Echo VR Review
12. A Fisherman’s Tale
As great as VR is, its initial novelty is bound to wear off after your first few weeks or so.
If you want to recapture the magic of putting on the headset for the first time, though, there’s one destination that’s bound to deliver: A Fisherman’s Tale. This is a mind-bending puzzle game unlike anything you’ll see elsewhere. That alone makes it one of the best Oculus Quest games and best Meta Quest 2 games.
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 roof of the model and you’ll see a mini-you, imitating your every move. Just 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.
Read More: A Fisherman’s Tale Review
11. Eleven: Table Tennis
If you want the most accurate, authentic representation of a sport in VR today, Eleven: Table Tennis is easily 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 desperate returns, Eleven’s physics behave exactly the way you’d expect and 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’s that good and one of the best Oculus Quest games and best Meta Quest 2 games.
10. Ultrawings 2 (Quest 2 Only)
The first Ultrawings was an enjoyable flight game that offered approachable controls for anyone to get started with as well as tricky missions that took skill to master.
Ultrawings 2 takes that gameplay and expands on it on a massive scale. There’s easily over 50 hours of content here if you’re committed to getting gold in every mission, but even just unlocking every plane and airport will take a significant chunk of time.
Not only that, but the game has incredible variety, with mission types that take you from races to full-on combat, and each of the five vehicles offers a new spin on the formula. With multiplayer and more content on the way, Ultrawings 2 is likely to be one of the best Meta Quest 2 games for some time to come.
Read More: Ultrawings 2 Review
9. 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 (and whether it succeeds or fails) 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.
8. Beat Saber
VR’s poster child finds its most natural fit on Quest. In Beat Saber, you slash notes to a beat, dodge obstacles and try to master an ever-growing list of fantastic tracks.
Wire-free gameplay breaks down the barriers between you and the music as you slice your way through an ever-growing list of tracks. Beat Saber is empowering, energetic and VR’s most devilishly addictive game yet. Don’t expect that status to change any time soon.
Read More: Beat Saber Review
Whereas Onward on PC is a worthy contender for the best online shooter, it definitely faces stiff competition. But, on Quest, the wire-free gameplay really comes into its own, opening up new tactics like easily going prone. Yes, the game’s suffered visually to get onto the headset, but when you’re aiming down your sights, scanning for targets, you won’t notice.
Onward pays close attention to realism, making it a game that can be hard to get to grips with, but absolutely rewarding to master.
Read More: Onward Review
6. Pistol Whip
Pistol Whip may be the new kid on the block but, for our money, its sharpshooting, sharp sounding, beat-based gameplay proves to be 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.
Pistol Whip’s takes influence not just from the VR sales king but also Superhot and, most prominently, John Wick. Whereas Beat Saber wants to make you a dancing Jedi master, Pistol Whip aims to teach you gun-fu with style, elegantly fusing the rhythmic and cinematic together into a pulsating, vibrant monster of its own.
Read More: Pistol Whip
5. Resident Evil 4 VR (Quest 2 only)
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
4. Superhot VR
Superhot VR is one of the oldest games on this list and yet, over four 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.
Despite its age, 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
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’ll only get better as the tech improves. For that reason, it earns a place on our best Meta Quest 2 games list.
Read More: Unplugged 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 is already cemented as one of the best Oculus Quest games and best Meta Quest 2 games but, with more content on the way, including new dungeons and features, it’s only going to get better.
Read More: Demeo Review
1. 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 all that and then some.
This sets the bar not just for VR zombie games but basically the entire medium with ridiculously entertaining physics-based combat that has you wrestling with hordes of undead, throwing every ounce of effort you can muster into every swing and stab.
But this isn’t just a silly sandbox or wave-based survival game (though it has that too). 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.
Plus, thanks to an obscenely good port from developer Skydance Interactive, Saints & Sinners takes the throne at the top of our best Oculus Quest games and best Meta Quest 2 games list.
Read More: The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Review
Do you agree with our list of best Meta Quest 2 games? Let us know in the comments below!
Best Meta Quest 2 Games Update 18/10/22 – 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. Former UploadVR editor Jamie Feltham was previously listed as the author of this article and contributed significantly to the list and most of the existing entries.
Best Oculus Quest games and Best Meta Quest 2 Games Update 05/17/22 – List reordered slighty, Honorable Mentions added.
Best Oculus Quest games and Best Meta Quest 2 Games Update 03/15/22 – Larcenauts, Carve Snowboarding removed. Zenith, Ultrawings 2 added.
Best Oculus Quest games and Best Meta Quest 2 Games 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.
Best Oculus Quest games and Best Meta Quest 2 Games 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.
Best Oculus Quest games and Best Meta Quest 2 Games Update 06/15/21 – The Under Presents, Blair Witch, Vacation Simulator, Accounting+ removed. Demeo, Carve Snowboarding, Walkabout, Cosmodread added.
Best Oculus Quest games and Best Meta Quest 2 Games Update 12/25/20 – Population: One, Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, Myst, Blair Witch, Contractors added. Spaceteam, Robo Recall, Apex Construct, Lies Beneath, Phantom removed.
Best Oculus Quest games and Best Meta Quest 2 Games Update 10/12/20 – Until You Fall added. Trover Saves The Universe removed.
Best Oculus Quest games and Best Meta Quest 2 Games 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.
Best Oculus Quest games and Best Meta Quest 2 Games 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.
Best Oculus Quest games and Best Meta Quest 2 Games 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.
Our list of best Meta Quest 2 games is designed to be updated at least three times a year.