Finest Puzzle VR Video games Obtainable For Oculus Quest 2
Are you looking for some amazing puzzle games for Quest 2? Here are our tips.
The Oculus Quest library is getting bigger and stronger every day, with some options available in most genres. For puzzle fans, we’ve put together this list of some of the best of the genre available on Quest. Some are inventive and creative, others stunning and challenging, but there should be something for everyone.
Here are our tips for the best puzzle games available on Oculus Quest.
A fisherman’s story
Prior to its newer game Maskmaker, Innerspace released the acclaimed A Fisherman’s Tale on Quest in 2019. It’s a short but incredibly charming puzzle game where ingenious puzzles will keep you puzzled until you finally reach that critical moment it feels so satisfying.
A Fisherman’s Tale was named in our Best of VR 2019 Awards for Best PSVR Game / Experience, Best Quest Game / Experience, Best PC VR Game / Experience, and Best Overall VR of the Year Nominated in 2019. You can find more information in our test report.
Cubism is a deceptively simple game. Each level has a 3D wireframe shape that you need to fit various Tetris-like block pieces into. The puzzles get more difficult and the parts more complex – it’s a slow and measured puzzle experience.
Even better, the latest updates to the game include 120 Hz and hand tracking support. The latter in particular goes almost perfectly with Cubism – all you do is pick up pieces and place them in the wireframe, but it’s enough to create a great hand-tracking experience. This is not a ranking, but if it were, cubism would be my personal number 1.
You can read our report on Cubism here (written before hand tracking support was added) and our impressions of the hand tracking update here.
Floor plan 2
Floor Plan 2 feels like a VR episode of The Muppet Show, not only in the comical absurdity of its world, but in the constant, invigorating ingenuity of its puzzles as well. It’s a logic-based puzzle game set in a completely illogical world, and one of the best new releases on the Quest platform.
Read more in our floor plan 2 test.
The strange story of the stolen pets
The Curious Tale of Stolen Pets presents you with some short little puzzles set in diorama-scale worlds that you can manipulate and interact with to solve the level and progress. It’s short, charming, and features worlds that are expertly designed. The puzzles can be a minor note, but the short length of the game makes up for that somewhat.
What’s even better is that Curious Tale supports hand tracking too. If you want to play a puzzle game without a controller, this is a great option.
Read more in our Curious Tale review.
If you are a fan of Tetris, then the Tetris Effect by Tetsuya Mizuguchi is an absolute must. It launched first on PSVR and PC VR before finally making its way through the Quest platform in 2020.
That’s exactly what it sounds like – it’s Tetris in VR. However, it is associated with a spectacular, powerful, and sometimes hypnotic amount of visual and acoustic flair. Although these graphics had to be reduced slightly for the Quest version, we still considered them to be the definitive version of the game across all platforms – the lack of cables in Quest remains invaluable.
Check out our Tetris Effect Quest review for more information.
I expect you to die
With a sequel just around the corner, now is the perfect time to dive into the original game on Quest. I Expect You To Die is a James Bond parody puzzle game that first launched on other VR platforms and then brought to Quest in 2019. As is so often the case, we believe that Quest is also best played.
The name says it all – you will die a lot in this game and learn from these deaths so you can do better next time. For more information, see our “I Expect You To Die” review.
The Room VR: A Dark Matter
The latest installment in The Room franchise is also the first installment in VR. This is also not a mobile or PC connection – The Room VR: A Dark Matter was developed from the ground up exclusively for VR.
Developer Fireproof has not lost its fondness for incredibly clever and creative puzzles in transition. Read more in our review.
Gadgeteer has been around on VR platforms for many years, but new updates ensure it just keeps getting better. One of the latest additions is sharing at the online level to ensure you never run out of puzzles to play through.
It is the ultimate Rube Goldberg machine playground with campaign and sandbox modes that allow you to create amazing creations yourself.
This groundbreaking PC game found its way to the Oculus Quest late last year. It’s an updated and all-round solid port of the original PC title that lets you reach for a notebook or a friend to work your way through the difficult puzzles.
It’s a game everyone should play once, and the Quest 2 port gives you a modern yet faithful way to do it. You can read more in our review.
Angry Birds VR: Pig Island
While the Angry Birds franchise started on mobile, its first foray into VR is a completely natural transition and results in an extremely fun VR puzzle game. It’s an intuitive VR title that is perfect for both VR novices and veterans alike.
The campaign levels deviate slightly from the easy end of the spectrum, but it’s also a game aimed primarily at kids. However, this does not mean that it is not suitable for all ages. Thanks to the custom level builder and online sharing features, you can create and play more levels long after the campaign is over.
You can read more in our review.
What are your favorite puzzle games on Quest? Let us know in the comments.