50 Best Free VR Games (Curated List)

best free vr games

Free Games on Oculus Quest Store

Let’s start with all the amazing games on Oculus Store!

(Many of these are also avvailable on the Steam Store)

Multibrush

Multibrush

If you love the idea of doing VR painting with other players, you’ll love this game! It’s the multiplayer version of Tilt Brush and is completely free.

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Cards & Tankards

Cards & Tankards

Walk into a tavern, grab a drink and do battle against other players (or the AI) in this collectible card game! There’s deck building, leaderboard rankings, grinding for cards (if you care about getting on the leaderboards) and a private room where you can just hang out with other people.

Despite being free, the game has a good amount of depth and strategy involved, and tonnes of replay value!

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TraVRsal

TraVRsal

Multiplayer VR escape room game that has a very unique mechanic where the game uses your guardian system to create procedurally generated worlds.

There’s no teleportation or smooth locomotion – you do the walking in real life and this makes the experience extremely immersive, and prevents motion sickness.

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Pavlov Shack Beta

Pavlov Shack VR

Bascially Counter Strike in VR – Pavlov is the most popular shooter in VR at the moment.

There’s a paid PC version called ‘Pavlov VR’ which has many more custom maps and game modes + better graphics.

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Ancient Dungeon Beta

Ancient Dungeon Beta

Roguelite dungeon crawler with randomized dungeons offering infinite replayability! People have spent hundreds of hours in this game. It’s extremely polished and highly addictive – if you like action/fighting games, I highly recommend you give this one a try.

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Battle Talent

Battle Talent

Physics based fighting game with epic sword battles.

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VR Animation Player

VR Animation Player

Watch high quality 3D 360° animated films created using Quill (a VR illustration and animation app). I highly recommend this one for those who enjoy atmospheric storytelling experiences.

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Alcove

Alcove

An app to connect with loved ones. Live in a home filled with endless adventures where you can add real life photos to the photo frames, watch videos together, listen to music together, play board games together or explore the world.

If you want to spend time with friends or family, this is an amazing app!!

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Gorilla Tag

Gorilla Tag

Super popular online game of “gorilla tag” with over 1.5 million players. This is one of the best “stupid fun” games in VR that’ll have you acting like an ape.

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Goliath: Playing with Reality

Goliath - Playing with Reality

Both a game and a film at the same time. It’s a story about schizophrenia and uses the VR medium extremely well to show what schizophrenia is like. Many schizophrenics say this is an accurate representation of what schizophrenia feels like.

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Bigscreen VR

Bigscreen VR

I spend so much time on this…

It’s like going to the cinemas with your friends/family. Eat popcorn, drink coke and give each other high fives.

You can buy a ticket to watch one of the movies showing, or you can share your screen and watch movies from your computer (with excellent quality and no lag).

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VRChat

VRChat

Hang out with other people and make friends, or visit one of the worlds to enjoy gaming/storytelling experiences! You can even learn a language from this game!

This game is okay on Quest, but if you have a VR capable PC and can get the Steam version it’s SO. MUCH. BETTER! Here’s why:

  • More mature community
  • Tonnes more worlds to explore (most of the cool worlds don’t work on Quest)
  • Better graphics

Once I played the PC version, I started sinking many hours into this game. Here are my favorite worlds:

  • Project: Summer Flare
  • The Devouring
  • STUDIO GHIBLI WORLD

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Steam Version

Rec Room

Rec Room

It’s like VRChat but more focused on mini games. Warning: most the community is on the younger side.

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Echo VR

Echo VR

A very fun, zero gravity VR sports game… if you can find some friends to play with. The community can be toxic at times.

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Dear Angelica

Dear Angelica

A collection of memories that’s both comforting and sad. You might want to bring some napkins for this one.

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Half + Half

Half + Half

A cute, fun and charming multiplayer game that’ll have you feeling like a kid on the playground. There are 5 game modes including Hide and Seek.

Since there is no voice chat, the community is very nice 🙂

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Kizuna AI – Touch the Beat

Kizuna AI - Touch the Beat!

Actually a pretty fun rhythm game where you get to dance and watch the super cute vtuber known as Kizuna AI. Includes 2 free songs and some paid content.

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Gun Raiders

Gun Raiders

A multiplayer action game with co-op and pvp (player versus player) modes where you use guns, knives and swords. Gun Raiders is pretty challenging and has tonnes of replayability for a free VR game.

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Sphere Toon – VR Comic

Sphere Toon - VR Comic

A collection of short 3D VR comics (with a bit of animation and interaction involved). It’s a short experience and I found myself wishing for more content, but if you enjoy comics/manga, this app will be a game changer for you.

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Within

Within

A collection of hand-picked films & immersive storytelling experiences from top independent creators, studios and film festivals.

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The Key

The Key

This one’s epic! It’s a 20 minute, standing theatrical VR experience that’ll blow your mind away. There are a few interactions and decisions you have to make in the story, which are pretty well woven into the story. Highly recommend this one!

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Gym Class

Gym Class

Hands down the best basketball game on Oculus.

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Bogo

Bogo

You get to pet a cute baby dinosaur named Bogo and also feed him and play games with him. It’s fun for a little while, but there isn’t too much to do in this game – but since it’s free, it’s worth checking out.

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Mission: ISS

Mission- ISS

Both a game and an educational documentary. It’s one of the most immersive free games out there and there are scary moments in the game. In terms of gameplay, it’s mainly just floating around in space, but still a very impressive experience for a free game.

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Henry

Henry

A short cartoon about a hedgehog with no friends.

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Felix & Paul Studios

Felix & Paul Studios

A way to explore the world. Visit the Whitehouse or explore the dangers of Jurassic World.

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Pokerstars VR

PokerStars VR

Play Poker, Blackjack or slots in VR! It’s a very good experience, but you might need to spend real money to get the most out of this game.

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Elixir

Elixir VR

One of the few games that utilizes hand tracking. It’s an awesome experience, but feels like a tech demo as there’s not much content. You can finish this game in 10 minutes. But still a cool showcase of what hand-tracking is capable of.

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YOU GENERATION VR Live

YOU GENERATION VR Live

This app is intended for people who understand Japanese, but I thought it was such a cool experience that I’ll mention it here too.

Basically, you get to watch vtubers livestream on this platform, but instead of watching a 2D screen, you get to see them in VR (their avatar is 3D) and you get to interact with them. You can either watch livestreams or recordings of previous live streams.

The production value is amazing, so I hope they add an option for English soon!

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V-Speedway Alpha

V Speedway Alpha

If you want to give VR driving a go, this is one of the best free apps out there, although it’s still in alpha and there’s very limited content.

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Sky Squadron Beta

Sky Squadron

Starfox, but with an Australian accent. You use a turret to shoot down enemies and bosses with destructible parts.

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Honorable mentions

  • We Live Here
  • Home After War
  • Ecosphere
  • Traveling While Black
  • TRIPP

Best FREE VR Games on Steam Store

Now let’s check out the games on Steam Store! There are many epic experiences not available on Quest.

If you own a Quest, you can use an Oculus Link cable or Air Link to play these games (you’ll also need a VR Ready PC though).

The Book of Distance

The Book of Distance

A short, but free cinematic experience developed by the National Film Board of Canada. Despite its length, it’s one of the best storytelling experiences I’ve got to play in VR. It’s a story about the immigration of the Okita family from Japan to Canada in the 1930s which touches on issues of racism, resilience, hard work and wanting a better life for your family.

It’s a touching experience which I recommend you try.

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Google Spotlight Stories: Age of Sail

Age of Sail VR

A short VR, disney-like experience about a sailor who rescues a girl who’s fallen overboard made by academy award winning film maker John Kahrs.

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SCP: Labrat

SCP Labrat

A faithful recreation of SCP Containment Breach in VR. It’s a terrifying experience. Must play for SCP or horror fans.

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Shattered Lights

Shattered Lights

Another horrifying VR game that’s optimized for room scale VR. There’s no “press button to move forward” – you do all the walking in real life. It’s extremely immersive and terrifying.

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Dagon by H. P. Lovecraft

Dagon VR Game

A VR visualization of Lovecraft’s short story: Dagon – which in my opinion is Lovecraft’s best short story.

It’s only a 30 minute game, but it’s free!

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Propagation VR

propagation VR

A challenging stationary shooter game where you fend off waves of zombies including a boss. There’s a multiplayer version as paid DLC.

Belko VR: An Escape Room Experience

Belko VR An Escape Room Experiment

This game was made to promote a movie, but it’s one of the best escape room experiences in VR 🙂

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Waltz of the Wizard

Waltz of the Wizard

You’re a wizard in a tower and you can do whatever you want! Mix ingredients to make a spell, cast fireballs, use telekenesis and plenty more!

There’s also a nice story to this game.

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Google Earth VR

Google Earth VR

Explore the world in VR!

  • Visit your house.
  • Tour other countries.
  • Or find abandoned places!

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The Lab

The Lab

A short, fun VR experience made by Valve with lots of Portal comedy vibes.

You get a pet robo dog that plays fetch and you can enjoy playing the collection of mini-games including a 3D bullet hell.

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NEKOPALIVE

Nekopalive

VR Catgirl idols?

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Aircar

aircar VR

Pilot a flying car through a futuristic city as if you were in Blade Runner!

There isn’t much to do, but this is something you have to experience at least once! Piloting the aircar is an unbelievable experience!

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Honorable Mentions: