A handful of free VR games perfect for your new standalone VR headset.
Today we’re back talking about the Oculus Quest 2. Specifically, the best free games and apps you can sideload right now to your standalone headset. For those familiar with sideloading, it’s an extremely simple process.
First, sign up for a a free Developer account over at Oculus.com. Next, switch your account to Developer Mode via the settings of your Oculus app. From there, head to Sidequest.com to browse from a wide variety of unofficial content. The following are just five of our favorites for the Oculus Quest 2. Some of these are games we’ve touched upon before in previous videos that have since received major updates.
First up we have Ancient Dungeon, a fantastic rogue-lite dungeon crawler that will have you exploring an endless maze of deadly labyrinth in search of valuable treasure, powerful upgrades, and eternal glory. Centered around an incredibly satisfying melee combat system, Ancient Dungeon is as addicting as it is unforgiving. As you make your way through each dungeon you’ll be faced with horrifying monsters, deadly traps, and various other puzzles to overcome. Die and you’ll have to start all over from the beginning.
Next up is Attack on Quest. We covered this Attack On Titan-inspired title a while back as part of our previous sideloading video. Since then the game has undergone massive overhaul with the developer introducing new levels, additional gameplay mechanics, and a hilarious new multiplayer mode. Over the past few months Attack on Quest has gone from a simple fan project to a full-fledged Titan-killing simulator. You’ll have a blast slaying flesh-hungry giants side-by-side with friends, especially once you get a handle on your omni directional gear.
Moving on we have Pokémon VR. Another title featured in our previous sideloading video, Pokémon VR has also seen a major metamorphosis over recent months. What was a clunky proof-of-concept is now a complex pocket monster experience complete with pvp and pve battles, multiple environments to explore, and a vast collection of Pokémon to catch. Much like the original series, players begin in sleepy Pallet Town where they’ll select their first Pokémon from Professor Oak. From there you’re free to explore various towns, interact with other players, and battle your way to the title of “Pokémon Master.”
Then there’s Pavlov Shack. This standalone release of the popular 2017 PC VR multiplayer shooter lets you battle other players as well as AI in a variety of competitive game modes inspired by classic first-person shooter. There’s Trouble in Terrorist Town, Team Deathmatch, Gun Game, even a cooperative zombies mode. Much like the original PC VR release, Pavlov Shack features a wide arsenal of real-world firearms to operate, from the L96A1 AWP sniper rifle to the FAMAS F1 submachine gun.
And finally we have Hyper Dash, another fast-paced competitive shooter. Whereas Pavlov specialized in realistic modern combat, Hyper Dash VR has you fighting it out against times of deadly robots throughout futuristic sports arenas. Using a combination of free-roam locomotion, teleportation, and rail-grinding, Hyper Dash VR is all about staying on the move as you mow down enemy players using an arsenal of cutting edge weaponry. In addition to standard game modes such as Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch, there’s also additional pvp challenges such as Domination and Payload. For the low low price of $0.00, Hyper Dash VR packs in a ton of multiplayer content perfect for fans of games like Team Fortress 2 or Overwatch.
And there you have it! Just a few of our favorite sideloadable games available now on Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2. But what do you think? Are there any hidden gems you think we may have missed. Leave a comment below and let us know!