If you’re looking for free VR games, the Quest 2 has a handful of really good ones. Here are 10 I recommend:
1. Gorilla Tag
Premise: Play the classic game of tag, but with a twist!
Details: One of the most popular games in everyone’s childhood tends to be tag, as it is very entertaining and simple to understand, and most importantly, it does not require any special setup. Gorilla Tag offers that exact experience from the comfort of your own home, and it does it without the use of buttons, sticks, or teleportation.
To move in the game, you will have to push yourself off the surfaces to jump around and squeeze them with both hands in order to climb. It is one of the easiest Quest 2 games to pick up and play due to its simple controls, and for the low price of zero dollars, it can offer hours of entertainment for just about anyone.
Just like in the traditional game of tag, there are players who chase, aka. the infected gorillas, and the ones who they have to tag, aka. the survivors. The simple game of tag allows up to 3 players, and the infection mode is for four or more.
2. Pavlov Shack Beta
Premise: Lead your team to victory in a tactical 5v5 shooter.
Details: You might have played the PC version of this game, which is Pavlov VR, but even if not, it is important to mention that this game is one of the best shooters that VR has to offer.
The gunplay in this game is amazing, especially when it comes to reloading, as each gun has a unique approach to it. This is basically Counter-Strike in VR, with many different fun game modes like Capture the Flag, Trouble in Terrorist Town and Prop Hunt.
In the beginning, you might be spending most of your time in the shooting range to get used to all the guns, but once you jump into multiplayer, the game becomes very addictive.
3. Echo VR
Premise: Experience zero gravity while playing a fast-paced competitive game of Frisbee.
Details: There have been a lot of unique approaches to sports in VR, but Echo VR is one of the best.
While a regular game of Frisbee is not that interesting in real life, Echo VR spices things up by making it play in zero gravity and turning it into a competitive team game.
Something that is worth mentioning is that this game is free to play, and for the price of $0, you will not find a better 4v4 game for your Quest 2.
4. Gun Raiders
Premise: Jetpack through the air while shooting at your enemies below in this free-to-play shooter.
Details: Considering that the game is free to play, it offers quite a lot of content. Assault, control, free for all, and team deathmatch are all playable modes in Gun Raiders, and they are all equally fun.
The gameplay is quite fast-paced, and it might take you a bit to get into the game, but once you get the hang of it(pun not targeted at climbing and hanging on walls, we promise), you will mow down your enemies with ease.
Premise: Explore player-created worlds that are limited only by players’ imaginations.
Details: When it comes to multiplayer games, VRChat offers an experience that you will not find anywhere else, and that is because of its phenomenal community.
You can explore worlds created by players that are meant for relaxing and playing various games, and some of them even host VR concerts and DJ sets.
6. PokerStars VR
Premise: Play poker and other casino games in virtual reality.
Details: PokerStars needs no introduction to who are fans of poker, as it is one of the most popular websites to enjoy this game.
However, if you want to gamble with an imaginary currency, hopping into PokerStars VR is the best way to do it.
You will be able to master the game of poker while having fun with an amazing community.
7. Rec Room
Premise: Explore various player-created rooms and enjoy yourself.
Details: When it comes to free-to-play VR games, many will say that the Rec Room is one of their favorites and if you ask them why it is mostly because the game has unlimited potential.
In Rec Room, you are representing yourself as your own Rec Room avatar that you can customize to express your identity as you venture through the player-created rooms.
There are millions of player-created rooms where you can either hang out with your friends or make new ones by meeting other players. Some rooms can be considered co-op or pvp games within the Rec Room.
What makes this game shine is the community of creators, and there are no words that can describe how amazing it is.
8. Half + Half
Premise: Team up with a friend and enjoy five unique multiplayer spaces. Half + Half is a game about connection.
Details: While the game is relatively short, it will definitely make you have a good time and there are replayable elements. There are five types of levels that you can enjoy with a friend or a stranger, and depending on who you play with, you might have a different experience.
Premise: Hang out with friends in a metaverse with a rich community.
Details: What makes co-op games fun is that not all of them have to be action-based. Some of them can be like AltspaceVR, where you can just relax with friends and enjoy some standup and other activities that people host in this game.
Premise: A virtual house where you live together, and are able to explore the world that we live in.
Details: Going on VR tours and excursions can be fun, but what is more fun is if you do it with family and friends.
Alcove lets you have your own virtual house.
You can decorate your virtual house with all kinds of items and hang out with your friends. You can take photos from real life, and put them into picture frames of your house.
There are even many mini-games you can play together (e.g. board games). Alcove is a great app for bringing long distance family and friends together.
18 Best Co-Op Quest 2 Games
Looking to team up with a friend? Here you go:
Premise: Perfect game for those who are looking for a D&D-like experience in VR.
Details: Many have considered Demeo to be one of the best games that the Quest 2 has to offer, which is exactly why it won the 2021 Game of the Year at VR Awards and UploadVR.
In this game, you can team up with three other players and fight the unholy forces that are corrupting the world in the classic RPG fashion.
If you are looking for a D&D experience in VR, then Demeo is a must-play. It features three astonishing adventures that you can venture through with your friends, with more to come in the future.
The developers of this game are something that every game should have, as they listen to feedback very thoroughly, and they have implemented many requested features since the game has launched.
Premise: Take your VR cooking skills to the test by serving customers with your friends.
Details: Usually, games that revolve around real-life activities such as cooking are expected to be a bit of a snooze fest. However, Cook-Out makes cooking one of the most entertaining things you can do in virtual reality on the Quest 2.
You can team up with three other friends, and together, you can sate the hunger of enchanted creatures from your cooking cabin within the forest.
The levels start off rather simple, but as your progress through the game, they become quite hectic and chaotic as you will not only have to prepare epic meals for your customers but also fight off the ones that are making trouble.
The co-op gameplay that Cook-Out offers cannot be found anywhere else, and it is one of the titles that every Quest 2 user should have if they are looking for fast-paced gameplay that can create some memorable moments when played both with friends and alone.
3. A Township Tale
Premise: Explore the roleplaying world of Township Tale and venture into an adventure.
Details: For those who are looking for an online multiplayer VR RPG, A Township Tale is definitely going to taste your hunger for one. It’s a cheap VR game at under $10, but offers so much gameplay time.
The world of this game is absolutely beautiful, and exploring it with friends offers a unique experience in VR. You can play various roles in the town, such as the blacksmith, warrior, or crafter, and band up with your friends to explore the world that the game offers.
Numerous dark caves have hidden treasure within them, but be careful, as terrifying monsters guard them. As you progress further into the game, the challenge increases and prevents the game from becoming stale.
With that said, build up your town and gear up for an incredible adventure in this co-op masterpiece that is A Township Tale!
4. Crisis VRigade 2
Premise: On-rail shooter where you can take down bad guys with a friend.
Details: Basically Time Crisis in VR if you’ve ever played those arcade machines. If you happen to be a fan of arcade on-rail shooters, then the sequel to one of the best ones in the early days of VR, Crisis VRigade, is the game for you.
The game has decent physics and satisfying gunplay, lots of bad guys to shoot, and most importantly, boss battles.
5. After the Fall
Premise: Explore the apocalyptic world of Los Angeles decades past the 1980s that is now overrun by mutants.
Details: Left4Dead is one of the most popular 4-player co-op games for PC, and it involves slaying hordes of zombies while exploring amazing locations.
After the Fall has pretty much the same premise, and while the hordes are not as massive as the Left4Dead one, the gameplay is still fantastic.
You will immerse yourself in this world and learn all about it, only to panic once you get into a boss fight.
6. Keep Talking, and Nobody Explodes
Premise: Team up with a friend to defuse explosive briefcases.
Details: What makes this a fantastic co-op game is that the friend you are playing with does not even need to own a VR headset.
The way it works is that one person is immersed in VR, with a briefcase with a couple of puzzles on it. Meanwhile, the other player has to search through a manual and guide the player in VR to solve those puzzles.
Communication in this game is essential, and it will definitely create some epic moments, especially on more complicated levels where both of you are trying to act as fast as possible to stop the bomb from going off.
7. Swords of Gargantua
Premise: Rogue-like experience where you use melee weapons and power-ups to fight the mighty Gargantua.
Details: Teaming up with friends in order to take a big hard boss is probably one of the best ways that co-op games can be experienced, and Swords of Gargantua does that extremely well.
As you continue playing the game and probably fail to defeat the final boss, you will acquire new gear and power-ups to spice things up on your next run, which makes this game have a lot of replay value.
8. Arizona Sunshine
Premise: Fight along with your friends against hordes of zombies.
Details: There is nothing better than teaming up with some friends and blasting your way through hordes of zombies, and that is exactly what Arizona Sunshine is all about.
You can mow through the zombies with 25 different weapons and explore huge environments like mines, canyons, deserts, and more.
While playing with friends in co-op through a campaign is the best experience, you can also enjoy a Horde mode with up to four players. Of course, if you would like to venture into adventure alone, you can do so in single-player mode too, but co-op is where this game shines the most.
9. Drop Dead: Dual Strike Edition
Premise: Hold back the undead together with your friend!
Details: Whether you are a fan of using melee weapons or guns to fight zombies, Drop Dead: Dual Strike Edition is going to provide you with a fantastic experience.
With this edition, you can have an even better chance of stopping the zombie hordes from eating your brains by teaming up with a friend and fending them off in a fun co-op fashion.
10. Path of the Warrior
Premise: Classic beat ‘em up experience, but now in first-person perspective in VR.
Details: If you are looking for a game where you can team up with a friend and beat up some gang members in a way that will take you back to the 80s when you were playing Double Dragon, Path of the Warrior is going to give you nothing less of that experience.
11. Star Trek: Bridge Crew.
Premise: Establish your crew and travel through space in search of adventure.
Details: Based on one of the best sci-fi TV shows, Star Trek, this game lets you take on the role of a crew member aboard the mighty spaceship U.S.S. Aegis.
You can team up with up to four friends and take the roles of Captain, Helm, Tactical, and Engineer in order to explore the rich world of Star Trek.
Premise: Hang out with people from all over the world and create some art.
Details: If you want to show off your art gallery or have an NFT exhibit in VR, you can do that in Spatial.
It is a fantastic app if you are just looking to see what kind of art people want to share with others, and you can hang out with them as well as your friends in these custom environments.
13. Operation Serpens
Premise: Team up with three friends and shoot your way through Operation Serpens until the Snake Organization is dismantled.
Details: The game features some amazing gunplay, as it has quite a lot of guns. If guns are not your forte, you can use grenades, flashbangs, and even drones. Even if the game plays like a zombie survival, it is a unique experience and worth giving a shot.
14. Carly and the Reaperman
Premise: Team up with a friend and recover the lost souls.
Details: Games like Carly and the Reaperman are quite rare, as they offer a unique experience. While one player controls the Reaperman in VR, the other player takes control of Carly on a PC.
While the player who is Carly, has the experience of playing a platformer, the other player who plays the Reaperman is the one that helps enhance that platforming experience by moving platforms around.
The game offers numerous levels that vary in difficulty, and what makes this an astonishing game is that the solutions to beating the level do not always have to be like the developers intended, as thinking outside the box is appreciated from time to time.
15. Raccoon Lagoon
Premise: Explore an exotic island with your friends and build yourself a new home.
Details: Adventuring yourself through an island that is shrouded in mystery is always fun, especially when there are some interesting creatures to discover on your way.
You can cook, farm, mine, paint, decorate your home, and more. However, while you are getting used to the new island, make sure that the animals do not get mad at you, as they can be quite mischievous.
16. Spaceteam VR
Premise: Communicate with your friends and attempt to get the instructions right to steer your spaceship to safety.
Details: Chaos is something that makes co-op and party games the most interesting, and Spaceteam VR does a fantastic job at that.
Up to six players can play it at a time, and if you play with a full house, hearing everyone yell in confusion can be loads of fun. Those who already played it on their phones in the past probably know how this game feels, but VR makes it that much better.
17. Death Horizon: Reloaded
Premise: Explore the laboratories where everyone was turned into undead by a virus that you have to save the world from.
Details: Unlike most zombie games that focus on mowing down hordes of zombies, Death Horizon: Reloaded adds a bit of spice to the genre by making you and your friends explore the laboratories and putting you in tight situations.
18. Sairento VR: Untethered
Premise: Become a cyber ninja and defeat your enemies by pulling off some crazy moves.
Details: Katanas, firearms, bows, throwing weapons, this game definitely has everything that a cyber ninja could fit into their arsenal. Not only that, but it allows you to pull off some fantastic jumps, fall runs, backflips, and all kinds of maneuvers.
If you are not prone to motion sickness in VR, team up with a friend and enjoy the cyber-ninja simulator that you were looking for.
23 Best Multiplayer Quest 2 Games
These games aren’t free, and they aren’t co-op (although they might have a co-op mode). If you like PvP games, there will be a lot of them here.
1. Walkabout Mini Golf
Premise: Play on various creative mini-golf courses in virtual reality.
Details: Who would have expected that a game which focuses on mini-golf would be one of the best games for Quest 2? Even if you can play this game in single-player, once you decide to test your skills against others in a 1v1 quick match or a lobby that can have up to 5 players is where the game becomes most entertaining.
While the game started out with only a few courses, the developers have constantly been pumping new content into the game, and it currently features eight unique courses to master with 18 holes (and another 18 on the greater difficulty). With DLC, there are even more courses to explore, and due to the game’s popularity, they are expected every few months.
Courses do not have a single goal of getting the ball into the hole. Instead, every course has hidden custom balls that you can use as your own in your playthroughs, and each course also offers a treasure hunt that rewards you with a special putter.
The game features extremely accurate physics, and it does not require a lot of real space to play as it uses both teleport and smooth locomotion movement.
2. Beat Saber
Premise: Slash blocks with your sabers to the beat of the music.
Details: While Beat Saber used to be the single-player game that made most people buy their Quest 2, today, it is also playable in multiplayer, and its popularity did not dwindle at all.
The premise of the game is extremely simple, as it is a rhythm game where you have a saber in each hand, and you have to slash incoming cubes to the beat of the song.
Beat Saber is easy to pick up and play, but it is extremely difficult to master. Some Expert+ levels can be quite an amazing workout, especially once you dwell on the extra and DLC songs.
There is music from pretty much every genre, and playing it both with friends and random people in multiplayer can be quite entertaining, especially when everyone’s skill level is on a higher level as it makes every slash count.
3. Population: One
Premise: Enter the battle royale and fight to be the last one standing.
Details: Basically Fortnite in VR.
While there are a lot of battle royale games for the PC, and a couple of them for VR, Population: One is the one that stands out the most due to its polished gameplay and frequent updates.
There are various weapons that you can use, you can climb and glide around, and most importantly, you can get those sweet 360-no-scopes if you are skilled enough.
4. Eleven Table Tennis
Premise: Play table tennis in virtual reality with realistic physics.
Details: If you are looking for the ultimate table tennis experience in virtual reality, then Eleven Table Tennis is as good as it gets. The physics that this game offers are absolutely stunning, and if you immerse yourself in the game, you will often forget that the table tennis you are playing is in virtual reality.
Eleven Table Tennis will allow you to play your favorite sport against your friends even if you are miles away from one another, thanks to Quest 2, and if they are too busy to play, you can always find a stranger and challenge them to a quick match.
The game also offers various single-player options that will allow you to tune up your table tennis skills by practicing against AI, the wall, and a few other interesting things that we advise you to discover on your own.
5. Real VR Fishing
Premise: Can’t fish in real life? No problem, this game will bring you the closest experience possible.
Details: Whether you want to play alone and relax or play online with others and compete to catch the rarest fish that the ocean can offer, Real VR Fishing will not disappoint you.
The game uses some realistic fishing mechanics while also offering ultra-realistic graphics, which look amazing, especially for the Quest 2.
Premise: Grapple your way through the skies while getting a high score in this amazing arcade shooter.
Details: Having only a grappling hook and a pistol might not seem like the gameplay can be fast-paced, but Swarm is nothing less than that. While getting into the game might be a bit challenging, once you get the hang of it, you will feel like “Spider-man with guns once you get the hang of it.”
Premise: The ultimate realistic VR golf experience.
Details: While Walkabout Minigolf(our earlier mention) offers all kinds of whacky courses, Golf+ focuses on more realistic ones, along with different clubs than just the putter.
People usually say that graphics do not make the game, but they certainly help Golf+ stand from the crowd, especially when they are combined with realistic physics.
8. Synth Riders
Premise: Dance your heart out while listening to some amazing retro beats.
Details: Holding a bumper in each hand, hit the balls that come at you at the beat of the music that will make you feel like you are dancing. While most of the core maps focus on Synthwave, the DLC maps offer other genres, such as rock and jazz.
The custom maps make this game even more alive, which will certainly give you one hell of a workout if the built-in ones do not tire you out enough.
9. Racket: Nx
Premise: Show off your skills with a racket in a giant glass dome.
Details: The game’s goal is to hit areas on the giant glass dome that you are inside of and make as big of a score as you possibly can. While you are doing this, you will get to use some power-ups too.
10. Kingspray Graffiti
Premise: Create extraordinary graffiti art in virtual reality.
Details: Have you ever wanted to show off just how good your graffiti skills are without having to ruin walls in real life or paint over already existing masterpieces? If so, then Kingspray Graffiti is the perfect game for you, as it catches down the art of graffiti drawing perfectly.
Premise: Military simulator that puts you into intense multiplayer combat situations.
Details: What makes Onward a bit different from other shooters is the amount of immersion you are going to experience like you are playing it.
While it certainly has its flaws compared to some other shooters, from a subjective perspective, those who enjoy realistic combat mechanics are certainly going to have a blast in this virtual reality shooter.
12. Hyper Dash
Premise: Classic game of football…but with guns?
Details: Another game that just had to be added to this list is Hyper Dash, as there is no game like it in VR.
The game’s objective is to score as many goals by getting the ball into the enemy goal, and the way you do that is not by kicking it but by shooting it.
Of course, be careful because the enemy team can take you out with their weapons as well, so you will have to put your defensive skills to the test too.
13. Warplanes: WW1 Fighters
Premise: Experience legendary World War I battles in the air like never before.
Details: From classic warplanes that were used in WWI to dirigibles, this game has it all. If you are not prone to motion sickness, this game is incredible. It involves fast-paced action and split-second decision-making as you are navigating your favorite retro aircraft in combat.
Premise: One-on-One dodgeball where the balls are bullets.
Details: While playing multiplayer games is usually better, the more players participate; sometimes, getting into a 1v1 can feel just as satisfying. Blaston will put not only your aim to the test but also your reflexes when you are put in a situation where you have to evade the enemy fire.
15. Tetris Effect: Connected
Premise: Play various modes of Tetris with mesmerizing ambiance.
Details: While playing Tetris alone can be fun, there is only that long before the urge to compete with someone kicks in. With Tetris Effect: Connected, you will get the opportunity to play against your friends and other people while enjoying the beautiful atmosphere that Tetris in VR has to offer.
16. Acron: Attack of the Squirrels!
Premise: Take on the form of a tree or a squirrel, and face off in an epic battle.
Details: Games like Acron: Attack of the Squirrels are gems that everyone should give a try because they are a blast to play.
It is yet another unique experience, where a person in the VR headset is controlling an acorn tree while other players are on their phones, playing as squirrels.
While the tree can have an overview of the battlefield and use its seeds to throw them squirrels, the squirrels also have some aces up their sleeves, as each squirrel has unique abilities to help them steal those precious acorns.
17. Chess Club
Premise: Classic game of chess, but in virtual reality.
Details: Playing chess in virtual reality might not sound as interesting to some people as playing something that is packed with action, but for those who enjoy chess, Chess Club will provide you with a magnificent experience.
No matter if you are a Grandmaster or a newbie, Chess Club is a great place to improve your skills and make new friends.
Premise: Put your skills with medieval weapons to the test in this amazing VR fighting game.
Details: What makes Ironlights such an incredible game is the way the developers implemented a new approach to melee combat in virtual reality.
Because of the back-and-forth gameplay, you will feel like you are having an epic fight with your opponent, no matter which one of many weapons from Ironlights you choose to use.
19. Dance Central
Premise: Practice your dance moves and have an epic dance battle.
Details: There are a lot of dancing games for the Quest 2, but one that a lot of people will agree is the best for the system is Dance Central.
It is based on the original Dance Central that came out for the Xbox360 many years ago, and it plays just as well, but this time, in VR, where you can connect with your current friends and meet new ones.
20. Sport Scramble
Premise: Enjoy traditional sports with a twist.
Details: If you ever wanted to play golf with a baseball bat, or maybe tennis with a hockey stick, that is what Sport Scramble is all about. It is a game that every sports fan will enjoy.
Premise: Tactical shooter with hero classes like no other.
Details: If you are a fan of realistic gunplay, you will not find it here. However, if you are a fan of Overwatch or Team Fortress 2, you will fall in love with this team-based class/hero shooter in VR. There is a nice variety of specialists(heroes) to choose from, and no matter what your style of play is, you will certainly find one that fits yours.
22. Mini Motor Racing X
Premise: Race in mini motorized vehicles.
Details: Having the option to play from whichever perspective in racing games is such a big plus, and Mini Motor Racing X lets you drive from the first person, classic third person, and another third person where you control your vehicle from above with remote control.
Besides the classic racing mode, there are many others that you can explore, and it is truly one of a kind game and probably the best one when it comes to racing as it offers something for everyone.
23. Broken Edge
Broken edge is a 1v1 fencing game.
I really like this game because it’s unique to all the other VR sword fighting games I’ve seen. You can’t just mindlessly swing your sword around and hope you swing it faster than your opponent to win.
In Broken Edge, you have to be skillful about the positioning of your sword and outplay your opponents. It’s easy to learn, but difficult to master.
There are 6 different classes/characters to choose from: the tyrant, knight, duelist, barbarian, persian and samurai. They all have their own unique abilities and mechanics which make each matchup a completely unique experience.
Broken Edge is one of the most fun PvP games I’ve tried on the Quest Store and I highly recommend it to anybody who likes the idea of a skillful dueling game in VR.