Oculus Quest 2 games releasing in August 2022 and beyond

The world of virtual reality gaming is constantly growing larger, with the Oculus Quest 2 becoming arguably the most popular and easiest way to explore VR these days. Whether you’re looking to play some of the best games the Oculus Quest 2 has to offer, or just want to explore the wider world of VR, you’re in for a great experience.

However, it may be easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of games to choose from, so we’ve collected some of the biggest unreleased Oculus Quest 2 games slated to release for the platform in the coming months.

Red Matter 2

The first Red Matter was an excellent puzzle exploration game with fantastic visuals and a Cold-War-in-space allegory, and the sequel picks up where the first game left off.  

Developer Vertical Robot has added a jetpack and platforming sections to make the world more explorable than in the first game, along with a new hacking tool and projectile weapon that bring a new dimension to solving puzzles and interacting with the world. 

Release date: Aug. 18, 2022 

NERF Ultimate Championship

NERF Ultimate Championship 

From launch, it’ll have three game modes tied to three maps. Developer Secret Location promises multiple seasons of free content and new game modes, a must for any multiplayer VR game to keep its audience. For gamers wanting a less serious alternative to Population: One, NERF Ultimate Championship could be that game when it arrives Aug. 28.

Release date: Aug. 28, 2022 

Into the Radius VR

Into the Radius is a single-player survival shooter that sees players exploring the post-apocalyptic Pechorsk Radius Zone. The game touts physics-based interactions, realistic weapon handling, and a tense atmosphere to make players feel as involved in the action as possible. 

Release date: September 2022 

Colossal Cave

Originally released in 1976 as a text-based adventure game, Colossal Cave comes from Cygnus Entertainment, which was founded by legendary developers Ken and Roberta Williams, the latter of whom created the video game King’s Quest when she worked at Sierra On-Line, a company she founded alongside Ken. This VR remake will be a full 3D reimagining of the game and force players to move through a large cave while solving puzzles along the way. 

Release date: Fall 2022 

Among Us VR

The hit phenomenon is finally making its way to VR. Among Us, the famous whodunit social deduction game, was recently shown off during Meta’s 2022 Games Showcase and will be hitting the ecosystem soon. Not too much is known about how the game will operate in VR, but judging by the brief trailer, it looks like things will play out the same way as the original version, with players having to complete various jobs before finding out who is the imposter amongst them. 

Release date: Holiday 2022 

The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution

Following up on the excellent survival horror game Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners, Retribution takes you back to New Orleans for a 15- to 20-hour campaign where you’ll scavenge new weapons and tools while dealing with the deadly consequences of your actions from the last game. 

Release date: Late 2022 

NFL Pro Era

Founded and run by former NFL athletes, StatusPRO promises NFL Pro Era will use “real-time NFL game data and StatusPRO’s athlete-led technology” to create an authentic quarterback experience, which will most likely include doing things like avoiding pass rushes, reading defenses, and more. 

It will also recreate real QB moments like running through the tunnel or completing practice drills.

Release date: Fall 2022 

Espire 2

Like the original, Espire 2 lets you use your mic to intimidate soldiers with orders like “empty your pockets.” 

Unlike the original, Espire 2 has a unique co-op campaign that takes place between the first and second game, as well as a stealth AI system that’s been “rebuilt from the ground up.” 

Release date: November 2022 

What the Bat?

What the Bat? 

The developers of slapstick golf-parody game What the Golf? have brought a similar absurd charm to its first VR title. It seems to have a similar vibe to Vacation Simulator mixed with WarioWare’s manic, random energy — only with purposefully worse controls. You have to complete various mini-game tasks with realistic physics, only your hands are tiny bats that aren’t exactly built for dextrous jobs.

Release date: TBD 2022 

Gambit!

Gambit! 

Gambit was first teased as a PC VR title two years ago but has now resurfaced as a Quest 2 title with an actual release date, including crazy masked characters, foul language, and lots and lots of shooting.

In many ways, it seems to channel Payday’s energy while being a game properly built for the VR era. Throughout the 20+ hour campaign, you’ll join friends through a three-chapter-long story that includes robbing trains, grand adventures, gun fights, and the single goal of ‘get rich or die trying.’ Sounds like a blast.

Release date: TBD 2022 

Next Player Please

Next Player Please 

Next Player Please sees players sitting around a physical table, passing the headset to one another to complete minigames with just their hands. The trick here — at least based on the trailer — is that the VR headset doesn’t have a strap and players don’t use controllers.

Those two key points make it easy to pass the headset along to others quickly, as what appear to be Wario Ware-style minigames will likely be faster-paced than in other VR titles. 

Release date: TBD 2022 

Bonelab

Boneworks is a fantastic action puzzle shooter on the Oculus Rift that is known best for its realistic physics engine. Now, the game is finally making its way to mobile VR hardware, with a release set for the Quest 2 sometime later this year. 

Release date: TBD 2022

Ghostbusters VR

This was perhaps the single biggest announcement during the 2022 Meta Games Showcase. Ghostbusters VR takes the iconic film franchise and puts it into the world of virtual reality. The game tasks players with running a new Ghostbusters HQ in San Francisco, all while taking down and capturing various ghosts in the process. 

Ghostbusters VR supports up to four-player co-op, and seems to be sticking pretty close to the spirit of the original films. However, we don’t know much else about the game at this time. 

Release date: TBD 2022 

Ultimechs

The combination of mechs and sports has been done before in virtual reality, but Resolution Games is looking to perfect the crossover in Ultimechs. With this title, players will shoot their mech’s fists at metal balls in the hopes of guiding it into an opponent’s goal. 

Aside from piloting a mech, players will find themselves controlling the trajectory of the rocket fist after it has been fired, lending a unique perspective to the point where an appendage comes into contact with a ball in the world of sports.

Release date: TBD 2022

Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom

Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom is inspired by the award-winning Netflix gangster drama starring Cillian Murphy as gang leader Tommy Shelby. The VR experience will be produced by digital entertainment studio Maze Theory, which previously made video games based on the Doctor Who franchise.

Described as “an authentic, embodied experience set in an atmospheric 1920s England,” this title will let players choose their own path in various moments of “subversion, wish fulfillment, narrative intrigue, and gripping set pieces.” Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom will also star Murphy and Paul Anderson, and allow players to enter the world of the hit show.

Release date: TBD 2022

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas VR

GTA San Andreas

(Image credit: Rockstar Games)

During Facebook Connect 2021, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that a virtual reality game based on the extremely popular Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be released. 

While not too much is known about the title, we do know that Video Games Deluxe, the same studio behind the LA Noire: The VR Case Files port, will be working on it, with a release date set for sometime in 2022.

Release date: TBD 2022

Assassin’s Creed VR

Assassinating someone in the original Assassin's Creed

(Image credit: Ubisoft)

We know nearly nothing about the Assassin’s Creed VR game. Co-developed by Ubisoft Düsseldorf, Ubisoft Mumbai, and Ubisoft Reflections, this title will likely continue the ongoing lore that Ubisoft has established with Assassin’s Creed, although it’s unknown what aspect of Assassin’s Creed players will get to experience.

Release date: TBA

Which VR game are you looking forward to playing?

Though releases have slowed down with the pandemic, there are still several exciting games for the Oculus Quest 2 in our future, like Ghostbusters VR and NFL Pro Era, just to name a few. While other titles such as the popular Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Assassin’s Creed don’t have concrete release dates yet, we’ll be sure to update this post when they do.

Even if the game you’re waiting on doesn’t have a set release date yet, there are still many other great Oculus Quest 2 games to check out. The recently-released Cities: VR, for example, is an MMO that is already seeing lots of success.

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