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The Oculus Quest is over a year old, and since a new version might be on the horizon. However, the existing headset seems to be getting better and better. Sure, the onboard processor is relatively old … but the games that Facebook's standalone VR headset can play look and feel awesome.

Although the Quest exists in a company-controlled walled garden, it becomes a destination for the best in VR games (though for accessing top PC VR games like Half-life: Alyx, you need to connect it to a gaming PC with a USB cable), and even in the last few months the hits keep coming up. If you bought one, you should no doubt get these games. I'll keep updating this list over time, but if you're just starting out or looking for great new games, these are my current favorites.


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Oculus Quest, a year in: The Best Games So Far

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Many Quest games are expensive, but a surprising number are free. Rec Room is a social hub that also provides a door to countless social games with seemingly unlimited possibilities. Sometimes it feels a bit like Wii Sports or VR Roblox. There are mini adventures, paintball games and much more. I just want the parental controls features to be improved (a lot of parents seem to be letting kids into the rec room lately).

Read our original impressions of Rec Room, Pre-Quest.

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This is the Oculus Quest's killer app. If you are into exercise, love lightsabers, or just want a fun dance challenge this is for you. There are lots of tracks to keep you occupied, the lightsaber tracking is awesome, and there are additional music packs to buy if you feel compelled. I am exhausted right now trying to beat my nephew's high scores.

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Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge is closed, but ILM's three-part game feels like a movie or a ride through a theme park is coming to life. Note that there are three parts, each sold separately. The entire experience takes about two hours, but beyond the impressively crafted story (featuring Darth Vader and an ancient temple), there are dojo-style lightsaber combat modes that you can peck around forever. (By the way, there's a new Edge-themed VR game from Star Wars Galaxy this fall too.)

Read our first impressions.

Devolver

Bullet time, pick up the gun, wait – the faster you move, the faster everything else moves. Get it now Superhot is one of the first games to hit Quest, and it's still amazing. Runner-up: Pistol Whip. (Sorry, I still like Superhot more.)

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Seriously, ping pong in VR is that good. The table physics, the size of the play area, the way VR fits your needs perfectly – who knows? You can play with real people online, and the gameplay is shockingly unforgiving.

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If you feel like diving into mysterious puzzle boxes, this brand new VR game from the makers of the hit series The Room is a fantastic and scary mental challenge (but not particularly good for kids). There are many other escape room games on Quest including the excellent I Expect You To Die and a live multiplayer escape room experience from Adventure Labs.

Read the review.

Improve

The synesthetic Tetris effect was one of the best games of 2018, and the Quest version is for the most part just as good. It's intense, the music is amazing, and while the levels are hectic, it's weirdly Zen too. This is a perfect way to relax.

Read the review.

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Oculus & # 39; ultimate weightless frisbee game is a relentless three-on-three experience that got me the Rocket League vibe, but in VR. The controls that rely on your hands to catapult are brilliant. The open beta is currently free and great. But expect to lose.

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Moss is about a little mouse with a sword who goes on a search. You will follow him through levels that feel like dioramas that you can look at. Walking around and exploring the beautiful worlds is half the fun, but the game itself is great too, and plays like a console platformer but in 3D.

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With other people in your home, VR can be a lonely breakup. Keep Talking engages others by having people who are not in VR handle a bomb defuse guide while the person in VR tries to communicate in time and stop the bomb. It feels like a strange board game, which most VR games never succeed in doing.

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Every time you play you meet an endless and randomly generated group of castle enemies. This rogue game uses a bow and arrow as the only method of navigation and attack. The mechanics feel great, and being surrounded by enemies you fire arrows at can be incredibly intense.

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If you miss out on mini golf (or real golf), Pro Putt's golf courses feel like a great replacement. The golf courses are cartoonish, but not crazy about mini golf. The putting realism is surprisingly good. I find the whole thing a little meditative.

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Talk about a game that never seems to get old: while Space Pirate Trainer has been around since the early days of HTC Vive, the simple arcade design is perfect. They stand still, shoot at aliens and protect themselves. Survive as long as you can. It's perfect.

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