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Population: One – $30
Population One is VR’s very own battle royale, letting you team up in 24-player matches so you can climb, glide, run, and scrounge your way to victory. You’ll be battling against teams of hardcore players in this heavily populated, cross-platform shooter, so make sure to pick your squad wisely.
SUPERHOT VR – $25
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.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – $40
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is one of the best games on Quest, bar none. Tossing the user head-first into a post-apocalyptic New Orleans, you navigate rival gangs, take out walkers with gun or blade, and run at full speed hoping to get back to base before the sun goes down and you’re mobbed to death by the undead. It’s not open world, but you’ll probably forget that considering how large and detailed bespoke levels are.
Onward – $25
The Quest version of Onward was widely maligned for bringing down the PC VR experience when it went cross-platform, but it’s still one of the best mil-sims on Quest. This online mil-sim shooter is filled with hardcore users thanks to its realism, which means you’ll need to use all of the sort of military tactics to win against the other team. Communicate clearly, make sure you’re not running ahead of the pack Leroy Jenkins-style, and get good at shooting.