Finest Puzzle VR Video games Playable On Oculus Quest 2
The puzzle genre of gaming is evergreen. No matter how far the gaming industry improves technologically, with developers being able to create huge open worlds that can be explored for hundreds of hours, there will still always be a space for contained puzzle games. A well-designed puzzle game can be hard to top, regardless of budget, thanks to the sense of satisfaction that the genre’s games can provide, something that can only be created through ingenious design rather than expensive design.
Virtual reality is an amazing new way of experiencing games in their most unique form. From shooters to action, all kinds of games seem to fit the use-case of VR and are super fun to play. That being said, who knew that the puzzle genre would work so well too? When it comes to virtual reality, there are numerous interesting games out there that revolve around solving problems. Let’s take a look at the best of these games that one can play and feel like Sherlock while doing so.
Updated on October 15, 2022, by Jack Pursey: When thinking of the capabilities of virtual reality, many people imagine fast-paced sports games or action-packed shooters. However, puzzle games have proven to be highly popular on VR, with the futuristic technology’s capabilities opening up endless possibilities for innovative puzzle games that are incredibly rewarding, immersive, and will surely stand the test of time. To shine a spotlight on more great titles, we’ve expanded this list of the best oculus quest 2 puzzle games.
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11/11 A Fisherman’s Tale
When it comes to puzzle games on Quest 2, A Fisherman’s Tale is right up there with the best ones. This game was developed by Innerspace VR and came out in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, and Meta Quest.
In the game, players control a fisherman in a location that more closely resembles a side shore with a lighthouse, boats, and other things. While the game is set in a magically recursive and repetitive world, its gameplay sets it apart from other games on the list. Anyone who decides to pick this one up will certainly have a great time.
Cubism may look simple from its representation, but it is extremely challenging as the player progresses. The game’s goal is simple, take the complex shapes and turn them into a proper form.
Not only is this game fun, but it is also extremely therapeutic due to its zen-like vibe and music. The developer of this game is Thomas Van Bouwel, who has single-handedly crafted one of the best experiences on VR. Currently, Cubism is available on Microsoft Windows and Meta Quest 2.
9/11 Floor plan 2
The colorful Pixar movies-like characters of Floor Plan 2 are enough to make anyone try it out. But for those who are still skeptical, here’s why this game rocks. This indie title is a comedy adventure game similar to escape rooms. The goal is to roam around in the environments, figure out a way to progress and help retrieve a lost treasure.
In the game, players will have to do all kinds of things, like grabbing stuff, using items, and figuring out how to proceed. The best part about this game is its unique environment, which keeps things funny and enjoyable.
8/11 puzzle places
Similar to Cubism, Puzzling Places is an extremely wholesome and relaxing game. Although, unlike Cubism, it does not expect players to play with cubes. Instead, Puzzling Places is about jigsaw puzzles made out of unique miniature locations. These areas include The Upper Vestibule, The Stables, The Billiards Room, The Drawing Room, Biarritz Lighthouse, Coast of Basques, Kushi Yaki Restaurant, Le Mont Saint Michel, and much more.
There’s also an Armenia Pack, including zen-like places like temples and monasteries. The fact that these miniatures are extremely realistic makes the game super intriguing to play and gives players a look at the amazing art of architecture.
7/11 Tetris effect
Tetris first came out in 1984, and the basic idea was to match the tiles and score high. Tetris Effect works on the same idea, except it is much more advanced and works like wonder in virtual reality.
Tetris Effect has a very therapeutic environment and music; it wants the players to feel relaxed as they try to match tiles and score. Apart from being a single player, Tetris Effect has a good multiplayer mode and local co-op, which both work seamlessly with the classic Tetris gameplay. At the time of writing, Tetris Effect holds an “Overwhelmingly Positive” review score on Steam.
6/11 A Rogue Escape
While there have been various escape games in the market, A Rogue Escape is something different.
First, the basic idea for this game remains the same. Players have to find a way out by solving interesting puzzles in a given environment to proceed to the next level. However, the main difference here is in the atmosphere and details. This game is tactical, story-driven, and well-crafted, making it a lot more coherent than other games. A Rogue Escape doesn’t give players random situations or puzzles. Instead, it’s one big effort to escape the planet.
5/11 I Expect You To Die 2
I Expect You To Die is a YouTube classic, as various content creators worldwide have played it for their audience. Why? It’s a compelling, funny, straightforward game with a Bond-inspired setting.
The second game in the series takes everything to the next level, motivating players to take on ridiculous missions and solve the mystery. In the game, players will have to use their power of telekinesis to complete different situations that are full of danger. The only thing players will have to remember is not to die.
4/11 Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs features a great blend of comedy and puzzles. The game’s formula is simple: use the birds and take out pigs and their constructions. In the game, players will enjoy shooting the birds of a slingshot and seeing the oink towers crumbles in front of them. Isle of Pigs also has an AR counterpart that is extremely fun to play. Although, the best version of the game is the VR one, as it feels great in terms of controls.
3/11 The Room VR: A Dark Matter
With “Overwhelmingly Positive” reviews across the board, The Room VR: A Dark Matter is the perfect puzzle game for video game enthusiasts. This game is a mystery adventure title that appeared in 2020 on various platforms. One such platform is Meta Quest 2, where the game seamlessly works standalone. With only a 2.5 GB install size, The Room VR: A Dark Matter offers gameplay that’s full of details and a mystery that started in 1908. It is easily one of the most enjoyable and impressive puzzle games on VR.
2/11 Super hot VR
Superhot VR is arguably the most innovative game on this list, which is high praise considering the competition. Superhot Team’s game combines the puzzle and first-person shooter genres, a rare mix that could have been a hot mess if it wasn’t executed correctly. However, the game seamlessly blends the contrasting genres to create a fascinating experience where players need to use their heads more than their hands to stay alive.
The commercial success and critical acclaim of Superhot have resulted in it releasing on a wide variety of systems since its original 2016 PC release, including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and, of course, Oculus Quest 2.
Myst is a highly atmospheric video game that was released for VR in 2021 but was originally released all the way back in 1993. For many years, Myst was the highest-selling PC game of all time, though it was eventually topped by EA’s The Sims , which was released in the year 2000.
Thanks to various graphical and gameplay improvements over the years across the game’s many re-releases, the iconic puzzle game is thoroughly enjoyable to play today, and its high-difficulty level is still intact, with a notebook and pencil being almost essential for beating the game without the use of a guide.
Apart from working on Quest 2, players can enjoy this on a normal PC, as it works both ways. However, VR is now the best way to enjoy this puzzle title.
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