MYST – $30
The original MYST came out in 1993, and although clearly still a product of its time, MYST for Quest breathes new life into the point-and-click classic by letting you explore a real-time rendered world full of intrigue. Strap in for 10 hours of hardcore puzzling action, and revisit a classic pioneer in the puzzle-adventure genre. Bring pen, paper, and patience!
Cubism – $10
Cubism is an extremely chill puzzler that will force you to think in three dimensions, as you fit oddly shaped blocks together in a specific target shape. It has hand tracking now too, so you can ditch the controllers and puzzle away like you’re in Minority Report, except with block puzzles instead of pre-crime and a contrived sci-fi user interfaces.
Angry Birds: Isle of Pigs – $15
Angry Birds is in VR now, and it isn’t some lazy port either. This is the first 3D iteration of the pig and block-filled puzzle game, and in VR it actually works out really well. With a slingshot in one hand and a friendly little bird-bro in another, you’ll need to plan out your shots carefully to topple squish enough evil piggies to move on to the next level.
The Room VR: A Dark Matter – $30
The Room VR A Dark Matter is basically like a Sherlock Holmes game, as it thrusts you into the role of British inspector in the early 1900s. Following the trail of a missing Egyptologist, you venture further into a world of intrigue and the occult. It’s all about atmosphere, story, and 3D puzzles galore.
Gadgeteer – $15
Gadgeteer has a lot of fun physics-based A-to-B type puzzles to solve, but it’s more about making and experimenting with fun and weird inventions along the way. Build one of those endlessly complex Rube Goldberg machines or try to accomplish your task in the least amount of pieces possible, but once you’re done with fulfilling objectives it’s absolutely your prerogative to go hog wild by building any contraption you can imagine.