10 Video games We Cannot Wait to Play on Oculus Quest 2

Quest 2 is just around the corner, and with its October 13 release date approaching, you might want to know what new games we look forward to as we play the company’s next standalone headset.

Many of the following games were first announced on Facebook Connect last week, but there are a few on the list that we’ve been waiting for for a while. We will keep an eye out for the respective start dates and for other new games. So be sure to check back again as our list evolves.

Note: These titles are all considered “Quest Platform” titles, so they should all be part of the original quest. We’d just be joking if we said that Quest 2’s higher resolution, higher performance, and optional Elite ergonomic harness doesn’t improve immersion across the board. It does. For more information, check out our in-depth Quest 2 review.

Star Wars: Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy

We already knew Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge was coming to Oculus Headsets when it was announced in May, but none of the details were clear at the time. From the creators of Vader Immortal, this narrative adventure will take you to the edge of the galaxy where you slip through some of the larger-than-life stories in the franchise. Expect blasters, lightsabers, and droids to beep and “oh dear!”

developer: ILMxLAB

Publication date: Public holiday 2020

Sniper Elite VR

Sniper Elite VR will give the Sharp shooter franchise a new twist with this first-person VR entry that lands on all major VR headsets – Quest included. You would probably do well to purchase a VR gun staple, make your own 3D printing material, or just tape your controllers to a sawed-off broom with tape to accomplish this shaky goal.

developer: Rebellion

Publication date: “soon”

Project 4 (Boneworks)

Image courtesy of Facebook

Boneworks (2019) has some fantastic physics-based shooting madness on PC VR headsets, and we were intrigued when the studio announced that they would bring the game’s mechanics and core systems to Quest. There’s nothing out there on what’s called the Project 4 game yet, but we’re hoping to find out more about it later this year.

developer: Stress level zero

Publication date: TBD

Assassin’s Creed & Splinter Cell

Image courtesy of Ubisoft

After a flood of first-generation VR games and a (pre-pandemic) foray into VR arcade experiences, Ubisoft is renewing its commitment to VR games at home with VR games from bonafide Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell. While the studio hasn’t said that much, Oculus’ resignation from the Rift platform strongly suggests that two new exclusive Quest products are in the pipeline. No details yet, but we’re waiting for practice in the kitchen cupboard.

developer: Ubisoft

Publication date: TBD


Cyan cut his teeth in the early 1990s and developed one of the most famous puzzle adventure games, Myst (1993). We wondered when we’d finally get a freshly redesigned version, and it seems the company has decided to go full steam ahead with a VR mode on Steam for PC and a VR version for Quest. Whether you played the original or not, there are several hours of puzzles and narrative gubbins here, and there’s no better way to do it than in VR.

developer: Cyan worlds

Start date: 2020

Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister

Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister is an up-and-coming narrative shooter that promises to immerse you head first into the Warhammer 40k universe, which includes oversized armor, magical acts of belief, and more weapons than you can shake with a weapon. There are both single and multiplayer modes.

developer: Pixel toys

Publication date: 2020

The rise 2

The Climb 2 takes us back to the rocky cliffs again and this time takes you to new heights in an urban setting. Reach for the nearest grab bar but make sure to chalk yourself, rest if necessary (with both hands still), and look for alternative routes to the top. The first was a collection of breathtaking images, and we will likely expect a repeat with the sequel.

developer: Crytek

Publication date: Public holiday 2020

Consequences of the Jurassic World

In a very alien isolation, you sneak through corridors to extract valuable research material from an abandoned research facility. Instead of a ruthless Xenomorph, you will face intelligent velociraptors. If the developers think about what we think, Aftermath would make for a great Halloween release.

developer: Coatsink Games, Universal Games, Digital Platforms Team

Publication date: “soon”

Population: one

Okay. Battle Royale-style shooters are old news, but we haven’t gotten a highly polished one in VR so there’s a reason to get excited about Population: One. It’s been in private beta testing for quite a long time, so we expect big things from this 18-player shooter that allow you to climb, shoot, slide, scrounge, crouch, and dodge. We were handy at Gamescom 2018 and it was pretty awesome.

developer: BigBox VR

Start date: “soon”

What new games are you looking forward to on Quest? Let us know in the comments below!

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