So you’ve just got a new Oculus Quest in hand, and you’re wondering what to buy after you’ve exhausted all of the best free games and experiences available on the standalone headset. We’re here to help you settle into your new Quest with a few games that should keep you playing for tens of hours yet to come.

Note: Don’t forget that you can also play Rift games with an Oculus Link-compatible USB cable and a VR-ready PC. Find out if your PC is ready for Link. There’s plenty of fresh Rift games from 2019 that are just waiting to be played through Link.

This list below is a great starting point if you’re looking to burn a single Benjamin, although you should definitely check out our list of the best and most rated Oculus Quest games now available, which also includes prices to help you whittle away your hard-earned cash.

If you didn’t already get the Star Wars Vader Immortal series for free with your Quest (seriously, check right now to see), you should definitely consider it too as you head into paid app territory.

Now, for our top picks to help you burn your first $100 on Quest games:

Beat Saber – $30

If you swear you don’t have any rhythm, maybe you’ve never had the chance to slash a pair of light sabers at flying directional blocks before. Rest assured, you’ll find yourself honing your new Jedi skills to heady EDM beats and plenty of tracks from bands such as Green Day, Panic at the Disco!, and Imagine Dragons.

First released on PC VR and PSVR in 2018, Beat Saber has proven to be a key addition to any Quester’s game library thanks to the expert port that feels just as good as (or better than) playing on any other headset platform out there.

This is also one of those easy party games to get you passing around the headset. Just make sure to cast your view to a Chromecast-enabled TV or monitor so others can watch you grove.

‘Beat Saber’ on Quest

SUPERHOT VR – $25

The hype is real. Superhot VR, a PC VR and PSVR classic, has come to Quest to awesome effect.

If you’ve never had a chance to play either the VR version or the original Superhot on PC, it works like this: every time you move, time moves forward. Stand still, and the world stops. You’d think it would be easy to win against the evil red crystal dudes that run at you, but each movement is death sentence waiting to happen if you’re not careful. Catch guns, shoot, punch, die, repeat until you feel like Neo from The Matrix or John Wick from … John Wick. You’re bound to feel like some version of Keanu Reeves in Superhot VR.

Although not a super long game, it’s super replayable—not to mention another easy party game to toss your unsuspecting friends into.

‘Superhot VR’ on Quest

I Expect You to Die – $25

Bond fans, look no further. You’ve found the game that puts you in a literal hot seat that tasks you with making a frantic escape from certain doom, orchestrated by the very Bond-esque villain Dr. Zor.

This is a real headscratcher of a puzzle game that puts a big emphasis on object interaction (defuse the bomb, unscrew the panel to turn off the laser) and absolutely zero on locomotion, making it ideal for anyone who may be wary of motion-induced nausea.

Thanks to Schell Games’ constant free DLC updates, I Expect You to Die has not only become a well-rounded title, but also a fairly long one too, as you play from each exciting scenario to another. It also looks and runs pretty much the same as it does on other platforms, making it an easy buy if you’re looking for a dedicated puzzle game for your Quest library.

‘I Expect You to Die’ on Quest

Moss – $30

This plucky little platformer will have you awwwing over little Quill for a few solid hours, as you control your mouse-pal through a world fraught with puzzles, danger, and an environment that literally leaps out of the pages of a story book.

It isn’t just a standard platformer though, where you control Quill with thumbstick and a smattering of buttons, rather you use your own to hands to interact with puzzle pieces throughout the environment to keep little Quill on here merry way.

This makes for a great first longer format game that really highlights Quest’s ability to render beautiful visuals that are pretty on-par with its bigger brothers. Younger kids will definitely vibe with Moss.

‘Moss’ on Quest

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At the time of this writing, those games actually add up to $100 thanks to the Oculus Quest Winter game sale going on currently. That said, the full $110 asking price is definitely fair for what we rate as some of the best games on the platform.

Let us know in the comments below what your favorite Quest game is, and what you would include on the list.

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  • Mark Zemlin

    Should have included Journey of the Gods

    • D-_-RAiL

      That was definitely one of my favorite games this year. Easily top 5 Quest Games and the best game specifically developed for Quest at the time.

  • flamaest

    These are all really old games and they really shouldn’t cost this much by now. They should be like 5 bucks each. There came out YEARS ago.

    • Stop devaluing devs

      Are you one of those awful people who complain that mobile games cost more than $1?

      • Jistuce

        Some people just want everything to be free.

        • D-_-RAiL

          oh yeah you see those reviews on Steam all the time. This game should be F2P or even in the Discussion threads. Just tons of people writing I wont play this unless its f2p

          • Jistuce

            See also everyone that keeps complaining that Beat Saber hasn’t gone on sale since before it left Early Access.

            I still maintain they should raise the price, then put it on sale for the original price. That should shut everyone up, right?

          • aasdfa

            nah they make a ton from dlc music packs, they should really lower the price to get more people in because theyll end up selling multiples more just from sound packs.

    • Jistuce

      Just because a game’s old doesn’t mean it is worth less. Normally, costs fall as sales slow. If sales are still strong, why should developers cut costs? Particularly in VR, which is a growing market. There’s always a new player coming in.

      Also:
      Moss: Last year.
      Beat Saber: technically this year, though paid beta access began last year.
      These games didn’t all come out YEARS ago.

      The oldest of these is… Superhot, which first came out in 2013 as a freeware title before being expanded and release as a “real game” and then reworked for VR before being YET AGAIN being reworked for the Quest earlier this year. It was old when the first paid version came out. And people still love it, because the game has a very unique style(both in terms of visuals and play).

      And … none of this matters. If someone is new to VR, they haven’t played any of these except maybe Superhot. It doesn’t have to be new to be new to you.

      • doublej42

        Superhot and superhot be are completely different games with different levels. You could call it superhot 2 vr.

        • Jistuce

          Could call it Superhotter. I WOULD call it Superhotter. This is why I shouldn’t be allowed to name things.

      • aasdfa

        it would be nice for some of them to reduce a bit after a while so there isnt a second big pay wall for newcomers. after spending a few hundred on a headset you have to spend another hundred on games and thats commonly overlooked which does devalue the experience a bit.

    • D-_-RAiL

      They are like the Nintendo Store when it comes to prices.

    • doublej42

      So most new games here cost $80 to $100 so these are 75% off of that.

    • JakeDunnegan

      Those games have stood the test of time. It’s supply and demand – the demand is still high for those games, so the price will continue to be high. (Though, I;ve purchased every single one of them on one sale or another.) Other games that have stayed high price b/c of quality include games like Minecraft and Divinity: Original Sin 2.

  • Great products, for sure

    • JakeDunnegan

      Agreed – nice recommendations for folks who are new to VR and are looking for some current games for their recently un-wrapped gift! :)

  • Xron

    My first games on quest were

    1. Thrill to fight.
    2. Real Fishing
    3. Virtual Virtual Reality
    4. Elven Assasin
    5. Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR

    Thinking about beat saber.

    • Immersive Computing

      How is V.V.R. on Quest?

      • Xron

        It’s unique story telling and its fun, worth grabbing it.

        • Immersive Computing

          Don’t currently have access to Quest but interested how it looks and feels.

          Was great on Daydream original, spoiled on my Daydream 2017 and my Rift CV1 by their Fresnel lenses causing very off-putting god-rays, Index has been better with touch of glare but not god rays on vvr

          • Xron

            Seems a bit buggy to me, maybe because one of my controllers stopped working, need to recharge battery, but on wihte enviroment game seems pretty clear.

          • Immersive Computing

            That’s good to hear. VVR looked good in original Daydream but small aperture aspherical lenses so FOV limited.

            2017 daydream had bigger FOV and much better clarity but VVR was spoiled at time by off-putting Fresnel lens artifacts. Rift CV1 was worse for VVR. It’s much better on Index and thankfully not getting glare problems

  • Uncle Right

    Recently this website does not add much news from VR industry. Mostly sponsored posts every few days. RoadToVR is weak and boring.

    • JakeDunnegan

      Funny… I get most of my VR news from this site. Maybe you mean since Christmas – which would make sense, since it’s a slow news period and I’m sure the folks are taking a Christmas break.

  • NooYawker

    I haven’t played it but Asgards Wrath looks pretty fun.

  • For exactly ZERO dollars you can install SideQuest and download QuestORama. It’s grappling hooks, climbing, gun-play, puzzles and more. https://sidequestvr.com/#/app/338