Tetris Effect is a flawless, technically incredible re-imagining of Tetris as a sensory dreamscape journey, which is not only mechanically solid and a damn good game, but one of the best examples of games as an entirely original art form. As good as games get - and a completely essential Quest purchase.
Myst in VR is fantastic; a polished iteration of a classic title which has been thoughtfully and carefully realised. It's by far the best way to play Myst, and if you like your games thinky and immersive, it's a must buy.
The best version of one of the most successful games of all time
With its high-quality humor, excellent production values, and smart level design, I Expect You To Die captures the spy genre perfectly, then locks it in a room with lasers, poisonous gas, and evil assassins.
So much more than the sum of its parts, Pistol Whip is an addictive title that is immediately appealing and compulsive, but with huge amounts of replayability for dedicated players. An original title just bursting with style, it's a must-play and a system seller. So immersive that you'll want to wear a sharp suit to play it.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners offers a ton of content and a solid plot, and compared to any other adventure offering on the Quest effectively feels like a next-gen title. It's not Half-Life: Alyx, but it's definitely borne of the same desire to give greater depth and weight to VR gaming. Highly recommended.
In Death: Unchained is a distinctive, original and polished explorative archery game which is endlessly replayable and massively addictive. Through canny iteration by a talented dev, it is now a standout title on the Quest platform and an essential system-seller in its own right.
Fantastic, addictive gameplay
Superb presentation and atmosphere
Superlative music and sound design
Boss battles are a bit lacking
Invisible git specters with dubious collision detection
SWARM offers a non-stop thrill ride of arcade action. The core mechanics create a synergy between a unique, fluid movement system and relentless, almost overwhelming action that is a joy to experience. With a skill curve that embodies easy to learn, hard to master and well-realised difficulty settings that allow anyone to enjoy it, SWARM has one thing at its core - fun.
Unique movement system that avoids motion sickness well
Beautifully vibrant art style
Highly competitive global/local leaderboards
Only offers Arcade modes, so narrative gamers maybe disappointed
Tsuro excels at engaging players in an intense battle of strategy and forethought while also relaxing and drawing away tension through its calming environment. Perfect for those wanting a chance to actively unwind.
Phantom: Covert Ops is head, shoulders, and midriff above any competition for stealth gameplay on the Quest. The kayak-based stealth is original, inventive and superbly realised, and overall it's a dream to play. If you're intrigued and excited by the idea, it won't let you down. It does exactly what it sets out to, and despite a certain blandness about the setting and presentation, it manages to feel fresh and engrossing.
Slick and well-made
The best stealth game on the Quest
Bland setting and characters
At no point is the player referred to as Canoe Reeves
he Room VR: A Dark Matter is a creepy puzzle game which satisfies, thrills and rewards in equal measure. It'll draw you in with its fantastic atmosphere, great setting and classy graphics, and hook you with its precisely-wrought and polished (but never obtuse or demanding) puzzles. A must-play VR title which plays best on the Quest.
I strongly urge those put off by the fact that Crashland is, at heart, a wave shooter, to put their preconceptions aside and try it. Crashland offers the most well-conceived, well-delivered gameplay loop in the genre. That and the incredible enemy design makes it the new gold standard wave shooter.