The Meta Quest platforms, formerly known as Oculus Quest, are a wireless version of the Oculus Rift VR headset. Although you can still play PCVR games, it was only a matter of time before the Meta team gave the Quest platforms the love they deserve.
Since its release in 2019, the Quest and later Quest 2 have received some excellent exclusive titles ranging from mad gun-slinging to peaceful farming. This article will review our list of the eight best Meta Quest/Oculus Quest 2 exclusives.
1 – In Death: Unchained
In Death: Unchained is one of the best VR shooters that teleports you to the afterlife, a plane with all sorts of unearthly beings, damned souls, and demonic entities. Your mission is to make your way through the different levels and defeat all the bosses using your bow and arrow.
The game is immersive as hell(pun intended). It has an eerie charm to it that follows you through the foggy stone bridges of the sanctuary to the unwelcoming paths of the Abyss, where you face the final demon boss, Asmodeus.
You can unlock more abilities as you progress, like bonus damage, bonus coins, and even a crossbow, making it all the more entertaining. But equally challenging as dying implies respawning in a whole new procedurally generated map from the start and, sometimes, even inviting new enemies to shoot in the face.
In Death: Unchained is not a hard game, but it does require skill and strategy over some really good arms, so if you’re willing to burn some biceps and show off your bow skills, strap up!
2 – Walkabout Mini Golf: Myst
If you are looking for a fun and immersive way to experience one of the most iconic adventure games of all time, you might want to check out Walkabout Mini Golf: Myst. This is a downloadable content pack for the popular VR game Walkabout Mini Golf VR, which lets you play mini golf on various themed courses with your friends online.
Walkabout Mini Golf: Myst takes you to the surreal world of Myst, the best-selling computer game of the 20th century that defined a whole genre of puzzle-solving and exploration. You can putt through 18 easy and 18 challenging mode holes, each inspired by a different location or element from the original game. You can also discover hidden clues and secrets along the way and unlock a special club that pays homage to the Myst lore!
This Meta platform exclusive is a chance to revisit the mysterious island of Myst in a new and interactive way and keep the legacy alive for those to come.
3 – Resident Evil 4 VR
This VR edition of the iconic zombie shooter Resident Evil 4 is exclusively available on the Meta systems and delivers the full Leon Kennedy experience. The game does an excellent job of what VR is supposed to do: make you feel like a cool zombie annihilating machine.
Whether you like putting a few shots in the zombies and then putting them down with a knife or finishing with a good hard kick, the game allows you to do everything. The line between the game and reality blurs when you have a horde of zombies chasing you and have to fight the urge to run away in real life.
Resident Evil 4 VR is the perfect VR rendition. The story is intact, the transition to VR is flawless, and the experience is nothing but enhanced. If you haven’t tried it, get ready to be sucked in.
4 – The Climb 2
Don’t you just love the feeling of adrenaline rushing through your veins as you scale impossible heights? Or the fear of heights that you want to conquer? If yes, you might want to check out The Climb 2, one of the best Quest/Quest 2 exclusive games.
The Climb 2 is a VR climbing simulator that lets you experience the thrill of climbing alive in various settings and scenarios. Each map has its own luster, and climbing them doesn’t feel repetitive at all. The terrain varies from natural rocks, caves, and mountains to skyscrapers and even wind turbines! And there is no one true path. Most maps offer the option to make your own way to the top.
The physics is also much better than in the previous game. Jumping onto objects that may be hard to grab might cause you to lose your grip, and some suspended climbing surfaces will wobble as you shift your weight.
The Climb 2 is a game that will make you sweat, scream, and face-palm yourself at every dumb mistake. If you are dying for an extreme VR experience that will take your breath away, look no further than The Climb 2.
5 – Shave & Stuff
Shave & Stuff is the crazy barber’s dream come true. It features a wide assortment of barber tools, allowing you to create any hairstyle of your choice. From pink afros to maybe a star-shaped patch of hair on each cheek, your test subjects will not complain.
Unlike other titles, it’s an easy, laid-back game where you may have to run from zombies or conquer dangerous peaks. Plus, it’s a blast to play! You can experiment and create countless unique hairstyles, slap the customer in the face and pull their ears(we do not condone violence), or snip-snip and give them exactly what they ask for.
The game even has a tattoo gun, so you can stick them with whatever crazy tattoos come to mind. Shave & Stuff always remains fun with frequent updates, events, and your never-ending imagination.
6 – SwarmVR
SwarmVR can be considered, without a doubt, one of the best games exclusive to the Meta platforms and arcade VR shooters in general. The player has two grapples, 1 in each hand, and a bunch of small platforms to grapple and swing off of. It’s like Spiderman but with guns and arcade graphics.
The game really showcases the abilities of the Meta VR systems with an amazing physics engine. The swinging is as natural and authentic as it gets. The animation accounts for the character’s weight, and your hand movement during swinging even increases your speed or changes direction.
Of course, the game isn’t complete without some solid alien-busting action. The levels are well crafted. You are expected to dodge obstacles and shoot aliens coming right at you simultaneously. If that isn’t exhilarating enough, the situational awareness required to take down the bosses will surely get your blood pumping.
7 – Robo Recall
If you’re looking for a job where you get to dismantle robots and absolutely rip them to shreds, Robo Recall always has a vacancy to carry out your cathartic robo-destruction routine. The game features all sorts of cool stunts, from grabbing incoming bullets and throwing them back to pulling off mechanical arms and beating the former owner.
Starting with only two pistols and a shotgun, you can unlock two more weapons: a revolver and a plasma rifle. The mechanics are easy to learn, and the gunplay is intuitive. The real test of skill is the different game modes. While the normal levels require you just to mow down waves of robots, some may require you to protect a location or even grab some active robots and throw them in a vortex.
Robo Recall is well known for its high fun factor, and if you’ve got time to kill, you should really jump into this beautiful machine-slaying arena.
8 – Raccoon Lagoon
Raccoon Lagoon is the cute VR offspring of Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing. Unlike most VR games, which revolve around shooting and intense action, Raccoon Lagoon is a breath of fresh air. You play as an island spirit, helping a bunch of cute animals, “sailors.” The end goal is to repair the island’s broken heart.
The game offers so much to do, given the small price tag. You can catch fish, mine minerals, and chop down trees to gather resources and progress. It also showcases stunning visuals of the islands and a bunch of adorable cutesy moments. Raccoon Lagoon even supports local and online multiplayer, so you can go around repairing statues and building houses with your friends and never get bored.
The VR experience provided by Raccoon Lagoon is genuinely unique. It explores a seldom-visited VR genre with confidence and shines.
The Oculus Quest and Quest 2 have revolutionized the world of virtual reality gaming, providing an unparalleled level of immersion and interactivity. The eight games we have highlighted in this article showcase the immense potential of these devices and offer a glimpse into the future of VR gaming.
Let us know your thoughts about our eight best Quest/Quest 2 exclusive games list. Did you spot an old favorite? Or have you discovered a new addiction? Until next time!