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October 6th, 2023

Do Meta Quest 2 Games Work on a Quest 3?

Yes, all Meta Quest 2 games will work on the Quest 3, as it is backwards compatible. You won’t need to purchase the games again as they are tied to your Oculus/Meta account.

Due to the higher processing power of the Quest 3, games will also be rendered at a higher resolution with more detail, making the experience more immersive.

Not All Quest 3 Games Can be Played on the Quest 2

Although the Quest 3 can play all Quest 2 games, not all Quest 3 games can be played on the Quest 2. Quest 3 will have a processor that’s over twice as powerful as the Quest 2, meaning in the future, there’ll be more graphically-intensive games that can’t be played on the Quest 2. 

  • Furthermore, color passthrough mixed reality apps will only be available on the Quest 3.
  • Quest 3 will also have better finger tracking, which is ideal if you’re trying to play piano in VR.
  • More graphically intensive games will only be available on the Quest 3

As of right now (October 2023), these games don’t exist however.

What Games Can be Played on a Quest 3?

Some popular games that can be played on a Quest 3 are: Beat Saber, Roblox, Resident Evil 4, BONELAB and Iron Man VR. The Quest 3 can play all games from the Meta Quest library which contains thousands of apps. It can also play PCVR games if you have a VR-ready computer

Guide: how to play SteamVR games on Quest 3

Is Quest 3 Worth the Upgrade from Quest 2?

If you’re wondering whether Quest 3 is worth the upgrade from the Quest 2, the answer is yes, the Quest 3 is superior in every way. The main reasons to upgrade are the powerful processor, pancake lenses, resolution upgrade, extra comfort and color passthrough.

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of them:

Guide: Meta Quest 2 vs. Meta Quest 3

However, if you don’t use VR much, sticking to the Quest 2 is fine, as the library of games is similar.


At release, the Quest 3 will be priced at $499.99 for the 128 GB version and $649.99 for the 512 GB version. 

The Quest 2’s price will drop to $299.99

Further Reading: 128 GB vs. 512 GB Quest 3 | Which one to get?