There's a lot of great content coming to the Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 this year and the next. We've put together a list of five awesome games that we think you need to look out for!
#1 - Samurai Slaughter House
Samurais, check. Houses, check. Slaughter, double check.
Samurai Slaughter House is a single player game that promises an open world where you explore towns, interact with NPCs, collect items, and of course, slaughter your enemies.
Combat revolves around slaying Yōkai (supernatural entities of Japanese folklore) and processing them at slaughterhouses to create items that you can craft with.
How you engage with combat is down to you, either go for the silent and stealthy ninja approach or go full Rambo mode. The game also features a nice unique black and white art style with a healthy dose of red gore. Samurai Slaughter House is planned for release in 2022.
#2 - Zenith: The Last City
Zenith is a VR MMORPG that’s set to release on PC as both a VR and non-VR experience, in addition to PSVR and the Quest.
Zenith is a sci-fi fantasy with an East Asian aesthetic that has been designed to feel like an action RPG.
Unlike some other MMORPG’s where it’s all about pressing hotkeys, in Zenith players will need to physically parry attacks, make gestures to cast spells, and use their body to glide and climb which gives players a sense of physical embodiment in the world.
Zenith will feature main story quest as well as group dungeons that you can complete with a party of other online players.
It promises a plethora of things to do, from seeking out treasure and crafting, to climbing trees using your motion controllers and picking fruit!
There is no confirmed price or release date for Zenith yet, but the second Alpha testing phase is planned for 24th July.
#3 - Wanderer
Wanderer is a story-driven time travel adventure set in the year 2061.
The world is in ruin and it’s up to you to step back in time to some of humanity's most momentous events to reshape the future. Wanderer's gameplay features a mix of action sequences and escape room style puzzles.
For example, game footage shows the player breaking codes with an enigma machine and rotating dials to align a pattern on an ancient stone disc Indiana Jones style.
The action sequences also appear quite varied, from playing drums on-stage to tens of thousands of people to taking out soldiers from the vantage point of a heavy machine gun nest.
Wanderer is sledged for launch on all major headsets including the Quest the third quarter of 2021.
#4 - Captain Toonhead vs The Punks from Outer Space
If you’re after some crazy, off-the-wall first person shooter action, then this game might be for you.
Captain Toonhead is a first-person tower defense game that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
It features a bunch of whacky enemies from sharks on tank tracks with drill noses to armoured cyber chickens. You get an equally wacky assortment of weapons to take these critters out, such as piñata catapults and hot sauce shooters.
Captain Toonhead is set to release in the summer of 2021.
#5 - Against
Think of Pistol Whip but with samurai swords and you will have a good idea of what this game is all about.
Against is a neo-noir themed rhythm fighting game that seems to feature a variety of gameplay elements.
For example, in some parts of a stage you will have enemies running toward you, whilst in others you will be the one coming toward them. Some areas will have you slashing enemies with your sword in the direction indicated on-screen, whilst in others you’ll be dispatching them with a gun or using good ol’ fashioned fisty cuffs.
Against will also feature some pretty epic rhythm based boss battles and is planned for release on the Quest in the third quarter of 2021.
Which game from this list are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments section below.
Want to know more about new upcoming games for the Quest and other VR headsets? Why not check out some of our previous articles.
There's our eleven upcoming VR games article here or you can find out about our five most anticipated Quest games here.