50 Best Free VR Games (Curated List)
Free Games on Oculus Quest Store
Let’s start with all the amazing games on Oculus Store!
(Many of these are also available on the Steam Store)
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.
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!
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.
Pavlov Shack Beta
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.
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.
Physics based fighting game with epic sword battles.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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).
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
It’s like VRChat but more focused on mini games. Warning: most the community is on the younger side.
A very fun, zero gravity VR sports game… if you can find some friends to play with. The community can be toxic at times.
A collection of memories that’s both comforting and sad. You might want to bring some napkins for this one.
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
A collection of hand-picked films & immersive storytelling experiences from top independent creators, studios and film festivals.
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!
Hands down the best basketball game on Oculus.
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.
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.
A short cartoon about a hedgehog with no friends.
Felix & Paul Studios
A way to explore the world. Visit the Whitehouse or explore the dangers of Jurassic World.
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.
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.
YOU GENERATION VR Live
Sky Squadron Beta
Starfox, but with an Australian accent. You use a turret to shoot down enemies and bosses with destructible parts.
- We Live Here
- Home After War
- Traveling While Black
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
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.
Google Spotlight Stories: Age of Sail
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.
A faithful recreation of SCP Containment Breach in VR. It’s a terrifying experience. Must play for SCP or horror fans.
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.
Dagon by H. P. Lovecraft
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!
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
This game was made to promote a movie, but it’s one of the best escape room experiences in VR :)
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.
Google Earth VR
Explore the world in VR!
- Visit your house.
- Tour other countries.
- Or find abandoned places!
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.
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!
- A Shopping Trip to Eklan Tor
- Show it 2 me
- The rest of the Google Spotlight Stories