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Games You Need To Play On Oculus Quest 2

Virtual Reality can be a tough sell for many people. With headsets costing as much as $1,000 and with buyers not sure if their PCs or living spaces can support this kind of technology, a consumer looking to dip their toes into this market can be scared away pretty easily. With so many headsets on the marketplace, it can be difficult to even decide where to start.

The Oculus Quest 2 was released in October 2020 and offers a more consumer-friendly entry point to the world of virtual reality. Retailing at $299.99 and $399.99 depending on storage space, the Quest 2 offers the wireless VR experience that allows players to move freely around any physical space, playing many in-depth offerings on the Oculus Quest store and more via Oculus Link.

With so many options, it can be hard deciding where to begin. That's where this list can come in handy. Here are some titles you should definitely have for your Oculus Quest 2.

Beat Saber

Those looking for a rhythm game while also feeling like you're in Tron with a splash of Star Wars should look no further than Beat Saber, from Beat Games.

Using your two lightsabers, you slash and stab cubes flying at you in rhythm with some hard-hitting tracks on the in-game soundtrack, as well as a substantial amount of DLC tracks from bands like Imagine Dragons, Linkin Park, and BTS.

The great part about Beat Saber for Quest 2 owners is that you don't move around in the space too much to get disoriented, and it doesn't require a large space to fully enjoy it. You can also get a workout in as, during the song, you may be required to duck or move from side to side to avoid obstacles.

Featuring a strong soundtrack, online leaderboards, a full campaign, and online multiplayer, Beat Saber is the definition of a no-brainer for your VR library.

Superhot VR

First-person shooters are plentiful in VR, as it's easy to create a virtual reality feeling from that perspective. While many games look to capture the same genre as Call of Duty, Superhot VR stands out among the crowd.

The game is based in a hyper-stylized world featuring red holographic enemies and a time-bending mechanic. The world, the enemies, and even the bullets themselves do not move unless the player moves, offering an extra layer of tension and tactics as you plan out your next moves to clear the room and progress. 

The game does involve a lot of moving around to avoid incoming projectiles as well as opportunities for melee kills, so knowing the limitations of your space is important so you don't end up causing damage to furniture or yourself. It's well worth taking these precautions, though, as grabbing guns and bullets out of midair to kill your opponents makes you feel like you're in The Matrix, and it's truly a rush.

Job Simulator

Convincing people that doing mundane tasks in VR is fun could be quite the stretch, but Job Simulator is more off-the-wall than the title suggests. If you're looking for something a little more low-key and less intense, then this is the game for you.

A floating robot will guide you on your way through days completing seemingly monotonous tasks in the office, auto shop, convenience store, and the kitchen. You work at your own pace to complete these tasks, and the game allows for creativity, offering you many different ways to complete these tasks to move on. There is even an "Infinite Overtime" mode, allowing for endless replayability. Also worth mentioning is the superb humor that will keep you on your toes.

Since the game runs on your own pace, you won't have to worry about sudden movements in your home space, allowing you to really get a good idea of where you are physically. If Job Simulator interests you, make sure to check out the sequel – Vacation Simulator.

Rez Infinite

The original Rez was released on the Dreamcast in 2001, and Rez Infinite was a marquee game of 2016 and is an updated port that can also be played in and out of VR. Playing in VR, however, is well worth the experience.

Rez is an on-rails shooter similar to the Panzer Dragoon games where you use your aiming reticle and hold down fire to target multiple enemies, releasing to fire a cluster of shots. The game also features a soundtrack worth being immersed in and massive boss fights as you travel through a computer mainframe system. Infinite adds the new "Area X" mode, offering a more open-world feeling that looks and plays beautifully.

Rez Infinite should be played sitting down, so this is a perfect game for the Quest 2, as you can play this literally anywhere. Be aware that the in-game camera will move on its own at times, so just know that going in if you are susceptible to motion sickness.