High-flying Co-op Adventure ‘Windlands 2’ is Finally Coming to Quest 2 Next Month

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Psytec Games announced its grappling hook-flavored platforming adventure Windlands 2 (2018) is finally swinging its way onto Quest 2, coming to Meta’s standalone for the first time on February 2nd.

Like the original Windlands (2016), which is currently available through App Lab on Quest, Windlands 2 is all about swinging from tree to tree in a large, open world filled with a ton of nooks and crannies to parkour around.

But the sequel changes things up a fair bit by fleshing out the fallen world of Windlands with the addition of quests and some pretty epic boss fights, which you can take down with your trusty bow—either solo or with friends in four-player co-op. Besides following the main story, there’s also a ton of races and collection challenges with leaderboards.

Image courtesy Psytec Games

Originally released on SteamVR and Rift in November 2018, and later on PSVR in November 2021, Windlands 2 is heading to the official store for Quest 2 come February 2nd where it will be priced at $24.99. You can wishlist the game on the Quest Store here.

Notably, Windlands 2 is coming to Quest 2 (re: not Quest 1) without cross-buy, or cross-platform support. That means if you own the Quest 2 version, you can only play with other Quest 2 owners; the same goes for the PC version and PSVR versions, respectively.

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When we reviewed Windlands 2 for PC VR in 2018, we called it “the true starting point” for the series, as it sets up a much larger world and story that feels like the beginning of a more expansive adventure than its zen-like forebear. Check out our full review of Windlands 2, where we gave it an [8/10] for deftly translating Windlands unique grappling hook locomotion into a vibrant combat platformer in its own right.

Make no mistake, the original is still very much worth playing for puzzling and parkour purists, although number two really seems to expand the world by filling it with quest-giving NPCs, villains, and boss battles galore, taking around six hours to complete.

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  • Wait, it’s not on Quest already? Shoot, I thought it was

    • NL_VR

      not Windlands 2. Windlands 1 is “stuck” on applab, dont know why.

      People seem upset in the comments this beeing “another bad Quest game”.
      Actually its an old game made for Quest now :P

  • sfmike

    Wow, some really ugly bow legged avatars. I’ll pass.

    • Characters and storyline are forgettable, but the enemy encounters and platforming are phenomenal in this game.

  • Sky Castle

    Another Quest game….zzzzz. Can’t wait for PSVR2. PCVR is dead.

    • ViRGiN

      And PSVR2 gets everything PCVR had for few years already. That’s the fun part.

      • Pablo C

        Alyx VR and the Lone Echoe 1 and 2 games are THE best PCVR games by very far (I have played 152 VR games). Good luck getting those from Sony.

        • ViRGiN

          They are so good for those who HEAVILY got into them. I did not, and millions over the years passed the opportunity to play them.
          If they don’t come to PSVR2, not a big loss. WE WANT BETTER AND NEW GAMES, not recycling the same stuff for years to come.

          When Microsoft eventually joins with their hypothetical XBOX VR, do you think people will want to hear about the same years old titles that were already on Quest, PC and PSVR1?

    • Jonathan Winters III

      Virgin, is that you?

      • ViRGiN

        gabe newell, is that you?only a billionaire with no mobile platform could ever get so upset at anyone saying ‘pcvr is dead’.

    • Pablo C

      30 years ago fanboys thought PS1 would kill PC gaming. Yet here we are.

      • Sky Castle

        Who said anything about Sony killing PC? PCVR died all on its own. Tell me when the last AAA game release since Half Life Alyx?
        big name devs just don’t give a fuck about PCVR until it goes mainstream. At least Sony is can pump out their own AAA games and VR upgrades.

        • Pablo C

          The new injectors disagree with you though: All great UE4 games will pass to PC VR on next years, including several AAA games. It certainly tells about the dormant PC VR industry, as you said, but also about the spirit of PC gaming, which always rises from the ashes to, somehow, keep giving us the best.

  • Ad

    Really odd, this is a very old game.

  • Tommy

    Meh

  • Pablo C

    Trully an amazing and fun game with inspiring mechanics. Certainly better fitted for the wireless device.

  • Pablo C

    This game is the one that so far brings the best Spiderman feeling to VR.

  • Manochang

    I hope they bring Job Simulator to quest…