Best Seated Games

Best Seated Games 57
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.
9.5
Effecting
Pros
Completely beautiful graphics and audio
Perfect use of VR
The best Tetris game
Cons
Analogue sticks not ideal for Tetris
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 58
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.
9
Ponderful
Pros
The best version of one of the most successful games of all time
Excellent utilisation of VR
Huge range of movement and comfort options
Option to randomize puzzles for replays
Cons
Some fuzzy texture work
A slow burn
Get it on the Oculus Store
I expect you to die 2
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.
9
Awesome
Pros
Excellent level design and VR puzzles
Great humor
Multiple achievements
Developer commentary
Cons
Seated experience only
Needs more interactions with villains
Eventually, it ends
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 59
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.
9
BANG!
Pros
Superb presentation
Exhilarating gameplay
Unique
Cons
The odd difficulty spike
Music could be a bit more varied
Ow, my legs!
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 60
Rewarding from start to finish, Journey of the Gods might be one of the Quest's greatest hidden treasures. It's well-made, endearing, and eminently playable.
9
Fantastic
Pros
Wonderful art direction
Great soundtrack
Fantastic gameplay
Cons
A bit easy
Not much replay value
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 61
Mare is a class act from start to finish. It's a macabre and mysterious adventure that offers a haunting experience that long outlives its light puzzles and relatively brief playtime.
9
Magical
Pros
Incredible Atmosphere
AI Girl Isn't A Moron
Fantastic Audio
Cons
Simple Puzzles
Limited Interactivity
No Guest Appearance by Trico
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 62
With great graphics and gameplay, the Battle Royale concept has transitioned surprisingly well to the untethered world of the Oculus Quest, and Population: One nails most of its controls.
9
BulletStorm
Pros
Graphics are awesome
Exciting vertical combat experience
Highly replayable
Solid squad system
Cons
Avatars are preset and very limited
Collectable guns are fashioned to the tune of teenage bubblegum Americana
The inventory controls feel off
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 63
A title that can only disappoint gamers who demand that games conform to their expectations, The Under Presents is one of the best things I've ever experienced while wearing a headset.
9
Fantastic
Pros
Truly unique gameplay experiences
wonderful art direction
great and varies performances
Cons
Real actors only there for a limited time
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 64
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.
9
Headshot
Pros
Absorbing gameplay
Amazing melee combat
Great physics
Huge amounts of content and longevity
Superlative sound design and music
Cons
A few rough edges
Standing around
Human (Non-Zombie NPC) AI
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 65
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.
9
Heavenly
Pros
Fantastic, addictive gameplay
Impressive graphics
Magnificent setting
Superb presentation and atmosphere
Superlative music and sound design
Cons
Boss battles are a bit lacking
Invisible git specters with dubious collision detection
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 66
With great graphics, sound and gameplay, Sniper Elite VR is the new gold standard for first-person shooters on the Quest. Supporting a wide variety of play styles and oozing class, it joins the elite lineup of absolutely essential Quest titles.
9
Bullseye
Pros
Slick and polished
Great graphics and sound
Lengthy campaign and good replayability
Cons
Some half-baked content
Stealth can be a bit woolly
Padlocks
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 67
A genuinely scary, technically impressive, solid and thrilling Quest title that contains a surprising (and all too rare) level of polish for a VR game.
8.5
Thrilling
Pros
Fantastic graphics and presentation
Immersive, well-told story
Technically impressive
Cons
Horror scares aren't for everyone
Get it on the Oculus Store
Shadow Point Logo
If Myst, The Witness,and Donnie Darko were blended together...well, that'd be gross but it would taste a lot like Shadow Point.
8.5
Puzzling
Pros
Narrated by Patrick Stewart
Interesting environments
Great puzzles and lots of them
Cons
Mediocre storytelling
No replayability
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 68
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.
8.5
Serene
Pros
Challenging Gameplay
Freedom to play how you wish
Immersive and relaxing atmosphere
Cons
Limited interactivity
Simple visuals
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 69
A great racing game with plenty of tracks and modes to keep the most hardcore racers entertained.
8.5
Micro Mayhem
Pros
Lots of tracks and modes with tons of customizable options
Extreme polish with great graphical touches throughout
Easily the best racing title on the Quest
Cons
Multiplayer lacks large player base
Weapon mode uninspired and bit dull
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 70
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.
8.5
Buoyant
Pros
Slick and well-made
Brilliant kayaking
The best stealth game on the Quest
Cons
Bland setting and characters
At no point is the player referred to as Canoe Reeves
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 71
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.
8.5
Stunning
Pros
Brilliant interactions
Well-judged puzzles
Incredible presentation
Cons
Insubstantial hands
Snap turning only
Playing seated is a bit restrictive
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 72
Larcenauts is an excellent addition to the Quest library for anyone who enjoys fast-paced online shooters. It's jam-packed with so much character, customisation, and tactical options that it should become one of the most popular titles in the genre. I'd give it a 9, but I realise that the canned animations, while they remain forced, will put off some players.
8.5
Brilliant
Pros
Variety of heroes offers multiple play styles
Customisation system for each character class
Fast-paced gameplay that is fun and intuitive
Cons
Canned animations break immersion
Grenade throwing can be erratic
Get it on the Oculus Store
racket fury
With great physics and a fantastic sense of presence, Racket Fury is your portable table tennis arcade!
8.5
Awesome
Pros
Feels like table tennis
Online match-ups
It really feels like Table Tennis
Cons
Graphics could be better
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 73
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.
8.5
Intense
Pros
In-depth gameplay loop
Very, very hard
Satisfying skill progression
Fantastic graphics and sound
Cons
Possibly too hard
Lacks any story component
Get it on the Oculus Store
Sairento VR
Despite its cheap hooks and repetitive nature, Sairento VR : Untethered is an entrancing, physically active game without any clear alternative on the Quest.
8.5
Incredible
Pros
Unique
Ambitious
Incredible Flow
Cons
Cheap Hooks
Repetitive Nature
Get it on the Oculus Store
red matter review
If you enjoy tense, space-themed horror films like Event Horizon or Europa Report, Red Matter, although brief, is a must-have game for the Quest.
8.5
Compelling
Pros
Excellent story
Fantastic lighting and technical effects
Massive set-piece puzzles with contextual clues
Cons
Only a few hours long
No bonuses or extras after completion
Freakier moments may require a change of pants
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 74
Cook-Out, being pretty much Overcooked! in VR and available on the Oculus Quest is a fun cooking game in singleplayer that turns into fantastic fun as a multiplayer game. Miss it at your peril.
8.5
Delicious
Pros
Lengthy single player campaign
Good variety of powerups
Fantastic multiplayer gameplay
Cons
It's Overcooked! in VR, so loses a few points for originality
Audio could be better
Less of a blast when played alone, but that's barely a complaint
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 75
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.
8.5
Addictive
Pros
Unique movement system that avoids motion sickness well
Beautifully vibrant art style
Highly competitive global/local leaderboards
Cons
Only offers Arcade modes, so narrative gamers maybe disappointed
Some people may be put off by constant movement
Could use more mission types to expand replay
Get it on the Oculus Store
Best Seated Games 76
Cubism is a tight, beautiful little game that's easy to recommend to anybody who likes challenging spatial puzzles, clean aesthetics, and excellent music.
8.5
Sleek
Pros
Sleek Graphics
Great Music
Challenging Spatial Puzzles
Cons
It doesn't turn your Quest into a Quest 2
Get it on the Oculus Store
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