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Best Oculus Rift Games to Play on Oculus Quest 2 with Oculus Link 2021

Asgards Wrath
Asgards Wrath (Image credit: Sanzaru Games)

Many Oculus Quest 2 games with Rift versions support cross-buy, so you can use Oculus Link to get better graphics and even new game modes for popular titles you already own. But there are also Rift or Rift S games with no Quest ports that are absolutely worth playing once you've bought a VR-ready PC. Below are the best Oculus Rift games on Quest 2 using Oculus Link.

Get the best Oculus Rift games on your Quest 2

Now that the Oculus Rift S is discontinued, many VR developers understandably focus on the Quest 2 for higher sales. But there are still PC VR exclusives that can't work on a mobile headset: games that are so long or have such dynamic game engines that they would need to swallow up half of your Quest 2's storage and overclock its processing power just to run. That's where Oculus Link comes in, letting you rely on your PC to run and store everything.

Your natural starting point should be Asgard's Wrath since Oculus gifted it to new headset owners to encourage them to use Link! With its long, compelling story, gorgeous graphics, and varied combat, it will more than justify figuring out how to make Link work. Yet if it doesn't speak to you, there are plenty of other options. If you're seeking replayability above all else, either Elite Dangerous or Blade & Sorcery will give you hours upon hours of enjoyment. For a more linear but compelling experience, Lone Echo is regarded as one of the best VR games for a reason.

If you're excited to try the best Oculus Rift games on your Quest 2, but your PC isn't up to the task, we have a guide on whether your computer is Link-compatible; if it isn't, then consider buying one of the best prebuilt PCs for Oculus Link that will run these games with absolutely no graphical hiccups. If it is compatible, you have two options: invest in one of the best Oculus Link Cables for a consistent wired connection, or follow our guide on how to stream games wirelessly to your Oculus Quest 2.

Michael L Hicks
Michael L Hicks

Michael spent years freelancing on every tech topic under the sun before settling down on the real exciting stuff: virtual reality, fitness wearables, gaming, and how tech intersects with our world. He's a semi-reformed Apple-to-Android user who loves running, D&D, and Star Wars. Find him on Twitter at @Michael_L_Hicks.