Upcoming Meta Quest games releasing in February 2024 and beyond

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Now that the Meta Quest 3 is available, we're seeing more VR game support than ever. Most games being released work for both Quest 2 and Quest 3, but we've already seen at least one game make the jump to Quest 3-exclusive.

Aside from this game, many of the best Quest games will feature improved graphics for the Quest 3, and most of the games on this list should be expected to offer increased clarity and visual quality. Ready for greatness? These VR games will keep you playing for months to come.

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Titanic: A Space Between

Sometime in the future, humans invent time travel, turning the once-impossible act into a profession. But when one of your fellow time travelers goes missing, it's up to you to figure out what happened. Turns out, she went back to the Titanic to learn more about the terrible tragedy that befell so many.

Surviving a sinking ship is already scary enough, and it turns out that ghastly forces may or may not have been behind the incidents on the infamous ship. You'll meet multiple characters, solve puzzles, and survive both the sinking ship and the horrors found within.

Buy it on Meta Quest App Lab

Under Cover

Light gun shooters are one of the best reasons to visit a classic video game arcades, but games like Under Cover can save you the headache of finding an arcade while still getting a top-tier experience. Under Cover describes its gameplay as "over-the-top cinematic action with explosions, bullet time, and environmental destruction."

This one's a "buddy cop campaign" that lets players enjoy either single-player or co-op with a friend. Since it's a "buddy cop campaign," though, you'll at least always have a computer-controlled partner.

Buy it on Meta Quest

Meta Quest games releasing in February 2024 and beyond

Stranger Things VR

Stranger Things VR treads familiar ground for fans of the show, but with a new twist: you play the game as Vecna, one of the show's main antagonists, as he develops his powers and torments the main cast.

Being evil isn't easy, but someone's got to do it. Learn why Vecna turns into a hideous monster, what his motives are, and why he's so hellbent on eliminating Eleven as you embody him and all his telekinetic powers in this single-player narrative-driven built-for-VR game.

Stranger Things VR was originally supposed to be released on November 30 but has been delayed until February 22 to ensure the best experience possible.

Release date: February 22, 2024 (wishlist here)

Breathedge: Cosmic Cluck

Breathedge: Cosmic Cluck is a zero-g adventure set in space. This is the first VR version of the original concept and it looks to be even more fun than the original, complete with the immortal space chicken and all the goofy one-liners that fans loved.

Release date: February 22, 2024 (preorder now for 20% off)

The Pirate Queen

The Pirate Queen is a narrative-heavy adventure that lets players "step into the boots of the most feared and respected pirate of all time, Cheng Shih." It's voiced by none other than actress Lucy Liu and is designed to be more of an interactive narrated adventure than a full-fledged adventure game. Expect grand stories and first-class voicework, plus some fun gameplay moments as you learn more about the fearsome history of Cheng Shih.

Release date: March 7, 2024 (wishlist now)

Lawn Mowing Simulator VR

There's something undeniably calming about mowing the lawn. While you can't get that fresh-cut grass smell in VR, you can get the satisfaction that comes with watching your epic lawn mower teach each blade of grass its place in life.

Whether you live in a big city or are trapped indoors in a wintery climate, you'll be able to hop into Lawn Mowing Simulator VR and enjoy sunny skies and green grass any time of the year. Are you ready for total zen action?

Release date: March 21, 2024 (preorder now for 10% off)

Max Mustard

If you've ever played any of the excellent action platformers available on the Quest, you'll know that there simply aren't enough of them. Max Mustard describes itself as a "next-gen VR platformer" and aims to fill the gap with unique first-person gadgets mixed with traditional platforming gameplay mechanics.

The developers said the aim was to make "a quality game that respects your time and leaves you feeling delighted, nostalgic, and satisfied." If that doesn't sound like the heart of a true platformer, I don't know what does!

Release date: March 21, 2024

Medieval Dynasty New Settlement

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in medieval times? This VR sandbox adventure title gives you the ability to find out! It's a spin-off of the popular PC game, Medieval Dynasty, including brand-new mechanics that make the VR version unique but also strangely familiar.

You'll be tasked with surviving the wilds by gathering resources, crafting weapons and other items, constructing buildings, cooking, hunting, farming, and more. It's designed to be the full simulation package and it looks like an impressive scope compared to other VR titles in the same space.

Release date: March 28, 2024 (preorder now)

Swarm 2

The sequel to one of our favorite arcade-style VR games of all time looks like everything we could have ever dreamed of. Swarm is "Spider-Man with guns," in a nutshell, and the fast-paced action will keep you glued to your headset for longer than you thought possible for an arcade-style game.

Swarm 2 redefines the gameplay by introducing roguelike elements, giving players ways to earn and upgrade their powers and weapons to take on bigger and badder enemies and levels.

Release date: March 2024 (preorder now for 12% off)

Paint the Town Red VR

A little bit of voxel-based ultraviolence never hurt anyone, right? Take out your frustrations on these intentionally blocky characters in Paint the Town Red, the VR adaptation of the popular game by the same name on consoles and PC.

As you might imagine from the name, your only goal is to cause as much bloodshed as possible in this combat simulator with three main game modes. The Scenarios mode is filled with "action-packed brawls," Arena pits you against waves of combatants, and Beneath is an "epic rogue-like" with rewards for those who can venture deep.

Release date: March 2024 (wishlist now)

C-SMASH VRS

What happens when you take a classic SEGA arcade game and bring it into VR? C-SMASH VRS answers that question with a brilliant title that's been available on PSVR 2 since last year and is finally coming to the Meta Quest platform.

C-SMASH is a bit like a hybrid between tennis and the classic Atari game Breakout, complete with low-gravity ball physics and intense single-player and multiplayer sessions. Plus, with a soundtrack by folks who made SEGA classics like Rez Infinite, you're sure to get your heart pumping.

Release date: April 4, 2024 (preorder now)

NOPE Challenge

Face your greatest fears in the NOPE Challenge, a game that ensures you'll be quaking in your boots before you throw off the headset in exasperation. Whether it's clowns, spiders, heights, or something else entirely, NOPE Challenge tasks you with living through scary scenes as long as you can before pressing the big red nope button.

In a way, it feels like a weird sequel to Richie's Plank Experience as it seems like it's intended more for group VR events than a casual Friday night of gaming fun.

Release date: April 2024 (wishlist now)

Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted 2

FNAF Help Wanted 2 is the sequel we've been waiting for! The original release is one of the most popular VR games and this follow-up aims to improve nearly everything about it, including more creative jump scares. As a new Fazbear employee, you'll have to run through the gamut of tasks at the Pizzeria to ensure you've got what it takes.

You'll be testing all the games, prepping food, getting the bots ready for their freaky performances, and even visiting the sister location with special VR versions of classic minigames once you're ready. Fans are going to die for it!

Release date: Spring 2024 (preorder now)

Blacktop Hoops

Can't get outside to play basketball with your friends? The next best thing is playing it from your living room in VR! Start a game from any place and at any time thanks to real-time multiplayer and an impressive social structure.

Or maybe you'd rather cement your legacy and play through the single-player campaign mode, instead? Street hoops will never be the same again.

Release date: Spring 2024 (early access available now on App Lab)

Zero Caliber 2

Call it the "Call of Duty of VR" if you want, but Zero Caliber 2 looks like it's got a lot going for it when it releases this Spring. The game features "a full-blown single player/Co-op campaign (taking place after the events of the prequel), PvP, native mod support, zombies, airstrikes, more explosions, and a VR experience you'll never forget!"

Don't want to wait for the full release to play? The developer's Discord server will get you squared away in the next big public playtest so you can give it a shot before you have to pay a dime.

Release date: Spring 2024 (wishlist now)

Toy Monsters

Toy Monsters looks a whole lot like "Plants vs Zombies in VR." It's described as a "mixed-reality tabletop tower defense game" where you'll be placing down squads of toys designed to take out the monsters invading their territory. This one looks like a great casual way to wake your brain up in the morning or calm down at night while playing on your dining room table thanks to some great mixed reality design.

Release date: Spring 2024 (get it on App Lab now)

Tiger Blade

Are you a fan of old-school arcade shooters like House of the Dead or Time Crisis? Ever wonder what it would be like if you had swords instead of lightguns? Tiger Blade might be just the game you've been looking for, then!

As you might expect from an arcade-style game, Tiger Blade is designed to be played through multiple times, encouraging players to keep topping the leaderboards as they progress. Take to the streets of an alternate Korea and show those mobsters who's boss!

Release date: Early 2024 (wishlist now)

Soul Covenant

Developed by members responsible for everything from MegaMan Battle Network, Chrono Trigger, Xenoblade Chronicles, and Ace Attorney, Soul Covenant promises to be the Japanese VR tactical action game you'll want to play in 2024. It's a "moving experience of a story of life told through death" that looks filled to the brim with action, grandiose effects, compelling visuals, and a superb soundtrack that'll rival the best of them.

Release date: Early 2024

BlackForge

BlackForge is the blacksmith simulator of your dreams! You've got free reign of a full blacksmith shop filled with realistic and imaginary tools, including a lightning-infused hammer and a cuddly fire spirit in the hearth. Unlike most crafting games, BlackForge doesn't restrict you or your creations. Use the lathe to trim down wood, bang metal into shape, and more.

A free demo is available to sideload now, and we already took the opportunity to play it and give it a shot. The full release should be even more feature-packed when it hits in a few months!

Release date: Summer 2024 (wishlist now)

Brazen Blaze

If you're a fan of hero shooters like Overwatch, brawler games like Smash Bros, or VR battle royales like Population: One, Brazen Blaze will be right up your alley. Choose from several different hero characters to play in this 3v3 battle royale with a twist, including fully destructible buildings, anime-inspired movement and locomotion, and unique powers and weapons for each character.

As each round progresses, the floating map will begin to disintegrate with the outer ring slowly falling into the abyss to push players closer and closer together. This one's a ton of fun and has had some open beta sessions, so keep a look out on the developer's Twitter account to see the next open beta so you can try it before it launches in July.

Release date: July 2024 (wishlist now)

Astro Hunters VR

While the trailer doesn't reveal much, the Steam Store description gives us some pretty high expectations. Astro Hunters VR is an open-world VR action game set in space where you can explore "diverse planets, fight with different enemies, craft, gather resources and upgrade your weapons."

The game is designed to be played both solo and multiplayer, similar to Wenkly Studios' latest game, Survival Nation.

Release date: Q3 2024

Metro Awakening

The Metro 2033 series is officially coming to VR, and from veteran VR developers Vertigo Games, too! Metro Awakening is "a story-driven first-person adventure built exclusively for VR that blends atmospheric exploration, stealth, and combat in the most immersive Metro experience yet."

As you'd expect from a Metro game, you'll be donning that gas mask and heading deep into radiation-poisoned territories as you search for your wife and the medication she desperately needs to stay alive. From bad guys to things that go bump in the night, Metro Awakening is the next blockbuster title from the developers of Arizona Sunshine and After the Fall.

Release date: 2024 (wishlist now)

Attack on Titan VR: Unbreakable

While little information is known about Attack on Titan VR: Unbreakable, the premise is likely as "simple" as you might expect. We imagine taking down a titan as a regular-sized human would be a great time. Meta released the trailer above at the Meta Gaming Showcase 2023 and while it doesn't show realtime gameplay, it certainly gives us an idea of how the game is going to play.

If you're really itching to give it a shot right now, there's an indie SideQuest experience that you can play right now that gives a low-res, unauthorized sneak peek of what the game could be like.

Release date: 2024

Arcade Paradise

On the surface, Arcade Paradise looks like a good old-fashioned romp back to the arcade glory days of 1993. While that's certainly true to an extent — there are nearly 30 arcade classics to enjoy in VR — the game has also gamified the management of an arcade in a way never done before.

Get high scores when taking out the trash, see how long it takes to clean the toilets, and don't forget to wack-a-mole on your way out at the end of the day. It looks like a hilarious take on the "real arcade in VR" sub-genre!

Release date: 2024 (wishlist now)

Vestiges: Fallen Tribes

Tactical games were made for VR, and Vestiges: Fallen Tribes aims to prove that this is a genre that needs a lot more love from VR developers. Command dozens of units in PvP battles armed with your wits and your trusty deck of cards.

The game comes from the developers of Ragnarock and is still in relatively early development, but you can play a development demo on Steam by visiting the link below. Just make sure you have a VR-ready PC to play this demo, otherwise you'll need to wait for the full release later this year.

Release date: 2024 (play the demo now on SteamVR)

Next Move

Next Move is a VR platformer with a twist. You won't be using joysticks or teleporting to get around, just your arms. But this isn't Gorilla Tag-style locomotion, either. The idea is that you'll run in place, climb, hang, and, of course, jump your way through surreal worlds.

And it's not just platforming that's happening in Next Move. The game is also filled with puzzles and even time traveling elements, letting you rewind your mistakes or use time as a way to solve intricate puzzles. What's your next move?

Release date: 2024 (Try the free demo now)

Throwback

As a kid, I played plenty of games like Paperboy and Road Rash but I never thought any developer would somehow meld the two together, much less in VR. Enter Throwback, a game that tasks players with tossing newspapers, fighting aliens, and getting high scores as they adventure out into the great unknown and far beyond the usual paperboy route.

Release: 2024

Defy

Self-described as a liminal action horror game, Defy aims to defy your expectations of reality and answer the question "can you really have enough horror games in VR?" Traverse dark hallways, run from twisted creatures, and sweat with terror all from the comfort of your living room.

Release date: 2024

Final Fury

You'll find plenty of first-person action games on the Meta Quest platform, but there aren't too many traditional fighting games on the system. Final Fury channels the awe and wonder of 90s and early 2000s console fighting games, transforming the perspective from side-scrolling to first-person in this arcade-style fighter.

The roseter of futuristic combatants each comes with their own unique abilities and combos, and developer Kluge — the folks behind the ever-popular Synth Riders — have taken the time to figure out how traditional fighting mechanics could translate to a VR space without feeling like a cheesefest.

Release date: 2024

Wanderer: The Fragments of Fate

Who doesn't love a good time-travel adventure story? I know I sure do, and this complete reboot of the PSVR's Wanderer looks to not only address complaints but adds tons of new content and ideas, culminating in an experience that's basically brand-new.

The game prides itself on instant time travel, eschewing loading screens for a far more wow-worthy experience as you jump between characters and places in an effort to rewrite the past in order to reshape the future.

Release date: 2024 (wishlist now)

Vail

Vail made a name for itself on the PCVR platform by creating a seriously competitive atmospheric shooter which later became an eSports gaming legend. Now, the competitive hijinx are coming to the Quest, bringing the game's iconic art style and serious gameplay along with new mechanics, modes, weapons, and every update the PCVR version has enjoyed so far. Plus, Quest players will get an exclusive selection of in-game cosmetics to enjoy.

While you're waiting for the full version to debut, play it on App Lab right now!

Release: 2024

Death Game Hotel

From the studio founded by Deadly Premonition designer SWERY, Death Game Hotel sounds just as disturbing as its name implies: you'll play games of chance while betting your life or body parts in order to stay in the pot. It has single-player, co-op, or 6-player online game modes, including "Death Poker" and "Goblet of the Reaper."

The trailer shows it'll mix VR minigames with visual novel-esque cutscenes with your fellow death game contestants. Try not to get attached, either to your rivals or to your limbs!

Release date: 2024 (wishlist now)

Silent Slayer: Vault of the Vampire

From the minds at Schell Games — makers of VR classics like I Expect You To Die, Among Us VR, and Until You Fall — comes a very different type of stealthy stabbing game. As you might expect from the title, you'll be opening the coffins of vampires in an attempt to stake them through the heart before they can wake up and attack you.

But beware, vampires are a crafty sort that expect folks to try to waltz in and kill them in the middle of a nap. You'll have to disarm traps along the way and move silently enough not to wake them, which is actually very challenging given their supernatural powers.

Release date: 2024 (Wishlist here)

Silent North

Now that Ghosts of Tabor's main development is finished, the team at Combat Waffle Studios is moving on to a new game in uncharted territory for the company: a zombie-themed survival MMO called Silent North.

Little is known about the title other than what's seen in the trailer above, but we imagine it'll go for a grander scope than Ghosts of Tabor, all while honing the realistic survival mechanics the team has strived to perfect in that title.

Release date: 2024

Warp Lab

Ever since modern VR headsets debuted in 2016, gamers have been wishing for a VR remake of the classic Portal games from Valve. While Valve still hasn't delivered the goods, one other developer seems brave enough to try its hand at matching up to the gaming classic.

Warp Lab takes the portal concept from Portal and adds in sentient beings, guns, and a host of other environmental challenges that attempt to not only bring Portal in VR but to one-up its action sequences with plenty unique ones of its own.

Release date: 2024

Puttzzle

Fans of classic rolling puzzler games like Marble Madness and Super Monkey Ball will no doubt love Puttzzle. A fantastical mashup of putt-putt golf and classic puzzlers, Puttzzle aims to deliver clever mechanics, tough puzzles, and lots of fun. Better yet, if you've got SideQuest set up on for your Quest, you can play a version of the game right now.

Release date: 2024 (try it now on SideQuest)

Red Flowers

Red Flowers sounds like a nice, peaceful title from the onset, but that instantly turns brutal the moment you dive into the trailer. The game seems to share at least some minor similarities to the Ubisoft-developed Red Steel games back on the Nintendo Wii, except with the accurate and visceral combat needed to bring an action title into VR.

Developer Joy Way games has made a name for itself in recent years with games like Against and Stride, and Red Flowers looks to take the studio's pedigree for fast action-packed games and add in a katana and plenty of building hopping parkour to go along with it.

Release date: 2024

Tin Hearts VR

This heartwarming puzzler is a full remake of the classic Tin Hearts game on consoles, rebuilt from the ground up for VR headsets. Tin Hearts sees players guiding little toys along a treacherous route filled with adventure, magic, and plenty of mystery. This one is by the folks who put together the iconic Fable series and is sure to delight with VR-centric mechanics that make the mechanics feel even better than the original release.

Release: 2024

Ancient Board Games

If you've ever wondered what people of ancient times did to pass the time, you're about to find out. Ancient Board Games is exactly what you would imagine, packing a series of historical board games into one VR game that lets you battle against your friends using the knowledge of the ancients.

From what we can gather from the trailer, you'll be visiting various regions throughout ancient Mesopotamia, enjoying scenic views while you defeat friends and foes alike with your newfound skills.

Release date: 2024

Cosmic Overdrive

Fly through an obstacle-strewn portal to its end in Cosmic Overdrive. Its gameplay reminds us a bit of the asteroid fields and warp zones of Star Fox 64, only in first-person and without the talking animals. You'll need to dodge some obstacles with your reflexes and lateral thrusters while blasting away others in procedurally-generated on-rails courses. 

Release date: 2024

Next Player Please

Next Player Please sees players sitting around a physical table, passing the headset to one another to complete minigames with just their hands. The trick here — at least based on the trailer — is that the VR headset doesn’t have a strap and players don’t use controllers.

Those two key points make it easy to pass the headset along to others quickly, as what appear to be Wario Ware-style minigames will likely be faster-paced than in other VR titles. 

Beta available now

Full Release date: 2024

Behemoth

Skydance Interactive, developers behind the Quest's best game — that's The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners — are back with a brand new, wholly original IP that looks to take Saints & Sinner's gameplay to a new level. The trailer above debuted at The Game Awards 2022 and showcased a plague-ravished snowy wasteland that Skydance says used to be a glorious empire.

Behemoth utilizes Skydance Interactive's unique physics system and takes it to a new level, opening up pathways to cause environmental destruction and take your enemies down along with it. As in Saints & Sinners, players will scavenge the land to survive and craft new armor, weapons, food, and other utilities that will help in the game's progression. The developers say the human AI has been leveled up this time around, so don't expect to just be slicing dumb zombies this time around.

Players will also have a grappling hook which will come in handy for traversal across the landscape and, of course, for climbing up those bulking behemoths that give the game its name. It's got some serious Shadow of the Colossus meets The Elder Scrolls vibes, and we're all here for it.

Release date: 2024

Laser Dance

Fancy yourself a spy in the making? Laser Dance is the perfect spy simulator that'll help you hone your sneaking skills! Duck, dodge, weave, and crawl under and over lasers that are designed to keep you from getting to that precious button on the other side of the room. What better way to show off the mixed-reality features of your Quest 3?

Release date: 2024

Taskmaster VR

Based on the hit UK comedy TV show, Taskmaster has players completing a series of ridiculous tasks in the most creative ways possible. Greg Davies is virtually represented and will be the fierce judge of your abilities to do the ridiculous and weird.

There's no telling how far the brainchild behind the series will go with the unlimited creative potential of VR, but you'd better expect plenty of hilarity along the way.

Release date: 2024

The Thrill of the Fight 2

The announcement video gives no release window and shows no new footage, but we do know a little bit about the new title thanks to some short developer interviews. The original is one of the best exercise games on the Quest 2, and the sequel will be "co-developed" by original creator Ian Fitz and Halfbrick Studios (Fruit Ninja VR 2).

Thrill of the Fight 2 promises "to improve the mechanics to make fights feel fairer and more realistic." Plus, the team is adding in multiplayer, more fighting combinations, and lots of other new mechanics as they say "player needs have evolved" over the years in VR.

Release date: 2024

Contractors Showdown

Population: One has been the best battle royale in VR for many reasons but one of them is the fact that it's the only battle royale VR game. Sure, some games like Rec Room have battle royale modes but Contractors Showdown looks to take the popularity of the original Contractors game — thanks, in part, to its Star Wars: Battlefront VR, Halo VR, and CoD Zombies-like modes — and translate those mechanics over to a new formula.

The teaser trailer above does what teasers do best: whet our appetite without providing much detail. But we're guessing this is more PUBG in VR than anything else with a more realistic feeling instead of Pop: One's more cartoony Fortnite-esque style.

Release date: 2024

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas VR

GTA San Andreas

(Image credit: Rockstar Games)

During Facebook Connect 2021, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that a virtual reality game based on the extremely popular Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be released. 

While not too much is known about the title, we do know that Video Games Deluxe, the same studio behind the LA Noire: The VR Case Files port, will be working on it. Will it still happen this year? We'll just have to tune into Meta Connect on September 27 to see.

Release date: TBA

Nicholas Sutrich
Senior Content Producer — Smartphones & VR
Nick started with DOS and NES and uses those fond memories of floppy disks and cartridges to fuel his opinions on modern tech. Whether it's VR, smart home gadgets, or something else that beeps and boops, he's been writing about it since 2011. Reach him on Twitter or Instagram @Gwanatu
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