Oculus Quest 2 games releasing in December 2022 and beyond

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The world of virtual reality gaming is constantly growing, with the Oculus Quest 2 ranking as the most popular and easiest way to explore VR these days. Whether you're looking to play some of the best games the Quest 2 has to offer or just want to explore the wider world of VR, you're in for a great experience.

If you're wondering what's next on the horizon, you're in luck as we've assembled a sizable list of what you can expect to play over the next few months. This list is updated monthly, so be sure to check back to see what's been added.

Maskmaker

Maskmaker puts you in the shoes of an apprentice, well, mask maker who fashions magical gateways that fit into a neat and compact face-fitting mask. Each mask takes you to mysterious realms where you'll solve puzzles and unravel the identity of your Master Maskmaker.

This one is developed by the same folks who brought the stellar A Fisherman's Tale, which still ranks as one of our all-time favorite puzzle games on Quest. Maskmaker is already out on Steam and PlayStation VR.

Release date: December 15, 2022

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From the creators of A Fisherman's Tale comes a new tale where you play the role of a mask-making apprentice, crafting magical masks that take you to mysterious realms to solve otherworldly puzzles.

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Stack

You and up to nine other players can duel it out in a Mad Max-inspired post-apocalyptic world where your only weapon is a razer disc that you'll sling at other players. Use your parkour moves and in-hand shield to block and dodge other players' discs from the makers of Against and Stride.

Play the beta now (opens in new tab)

Release date: 2023

We Are One

Sometimes, it's hard getting things done by yourself. That why, in We Are One, players can clone themselves in We Are One to get multiple tasks done at once. It's not unlike the concept in The Last Clockwinder (opens in new tab), except We Are One expands that to bigger environments and introduces plenty of combat scenarios, as well. Can you be your best tool as you forge through the game's winding story and comic book-styled environments?

Release date: February 9, 2023

Ghost Signal: A Stellaris Game

Love exploring the universe? Have you ever done it with your hands? We didn't think so, and this new spin-off of the popular Stelaris PC game will see players using their actual hands — or controllers, if you wish — to explore the universe and trade with or dominate aliens of all kinds. You'll discover new planets and help defend your homeworld in this sci-fi action roguelite.

The story revolves around the mysterious Ghost Signal emitting from the farthest reaches of space, requiring you to set out on a vast journey filled with mystery and intrigue in a way only space can bring. Developer Fast Travel Games has built a seriously powerful reputation in the industry and is set to transform what players think about space travel with intuitive VR controls, meaningful ship upgrades, bountiful journeys, and plenty of awe and wonder on the way.

Release date: Early 2023

Drop Dead: The Cabin

Zombies are one thing, but what if you crossed Stranger Things with The Walking Dead? You'd end up with Drop Dead: The Cabin, a wave-based shooter that puts two players in a cabin and tasks them with the unenviable task of surviving as long as possible.

In our Drop Dead: The Cabin hands-on (opens in new tab), we noted how much fun the game was, especially with a friend. The game's detailed environments are riddled with physics-based objects that can be used against zombies, adding to the fun and challenge of defending your cabin in the woods. But zombies don't just attack you, they'll also try to sabotage your escape by breaking the generator, radio, and other important pieces of technology that you'll need to be sure to keep running. How well can you multitask?

Release date: Early 2023

Guardians: Frontline

Part RTS, part tower defense game, and all fun with a group of friends, Guardians Frontline will pack a punch when it launches in early 2023. Guardians has been in beta for well over a year now, seeing huge development shifts from a "simple" tower defense sim to the pseudo-RTS multiplayer title that it is now.

You'll defend your base against a horde of insect-like aliens, maybe not unlike Starship Troopers. You have the choice of being a soldier or a commander, building your own armies of automated creations to hunt alongside your friends in VR. It's a ton of fun and will see its final proper release on the Quest store soon.

Release date: Early 2023

The Signifier VR

Step into the dreams and memories of the deceased with the Dreamwalker machine in The Signifier, a VR adaptation of the tech-noir mystery adventure PC game. This VR remake of the title will put players right in the middle of the fray as they investigate the murder of the vice president of the world's largest tech company. What dark secrets will you uncover as you dive into the deep recesses of the human brain?

Release date: Early 2023

Peaky Blinders: The King's Ransom

Peaky Blinders: The King's Ransom is inspired by the award-winning Netflix gangster drama starring Cillian Murphy as gang leader Tommy Shelby. The VR experience will be produced by digital entertainment studio Maze Theory, which previously made Mask Maker and video games based on the Doctor Who franchise.

In our Peaky Blinders: The King's Ransom hands-on, we noted just how atmospheric the game is, sticking close to the show's visual aesthetic and using the show's actual actors to voice in-game characters. It's a story-heavy experience that allows players to choose their own path in various moments of "subversion, wish fulfillment, narrative intrigue, and gripping set pieces."

Release date: April 2023

Everslaught Invasion

Everslaught Invasion is the Quest port of the popular PC VR title, bringing brutal medieval combat to Quest with a co-op focus. Players will take on hordes of monstrosities in fast-paced combat which sees players not only hacking and slashing, but also dashing, double jumping, cliff diving, and grappling their way through the game's detailed cities.

Players will choose from one of three classes and level their way up through the adventure. You'll gather loot and experience, getting new weapons and skill upgrades along the way.

Release date: Spring 2023

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: Spring 2023

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, and a knockoff that's available in VR right now (opens in new tab) is at least an indie version of what you could probably hope to expect in this more official version of the game.

Release date: Summer 2023

Stride Fates

Parkour-heavy game Stride (opens in new tab) finally gets a story mode that looks and feels as Mirror's Edge as the original sandbox release did. This long-awaited story mode is finally coming and it looks absolutely fantastic, adding in quality voiceover work and an intriguing story that's filled to the brim with action and parkour.

The original release date was December 15, 2022 but the team took feedback from customers and decided to put it back in the oven a bit longer. Originally, Fates was designed to be a one-hour story-based adventure but the extra development time means the team is now shooting for a 5+ hour gameplay time. Delays are never fun but this sounds like it'll be worthwhile.

Release date: 2023

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Stride takes your parkour dreams and makes them come true. Run, jump, slide, grapple, grab and shoot your way to victory among the rooftops of a beautiful cityscape in a race against the clock. Play with friends in the unique multiplayer mode or enjoy the story in the upcoming Fates update.

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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: 2023

Per Aspera VR

Dreaming of colonizing Mars? You're not the only one, but with technology for such a task still so far away, the best way to experience it is in VR. This VR adaptation of the PC game from two years ago sees players landing on Mars and attempting to colonize its harsh landscape for the good of mankind, setting up all the necessities of civilization and building a path to victory along the way.

Per Aspera VR utilizes actual topographical maps of the entire planet of Mars "from leading space agencies," giving players an authentic look at what it might be like to colonize the red planet. While this one features a sandbox mode where players can build to their hearts' content, a campaign story mode is also available and is voiced by actors Troy Baker, Phil Lamarr, and Laila Berzins.

Release date: 2023

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: 2023

Divine Duel

Divine Duel looks like a fantasy/sci-fi mash-up of the popular Blaston, a 1v1 PvP game that sees players standing across from each other in fantastical arenas dueling to the death. Divine Duel attempts to eschew the ordinary by using over 40 fantasy weapons including many unorthodox ones like weaponized musical instruments, mythical creatures, and environmental hazards.

Release date: 2023

Survival Nation

From the beginning of the trailer, you might expect this to be some survival sim akin to Rust. But, as you're minding your own business and scavenging for what's left in the world, things quickly take a turn for the worse as the zombie horde shows up.

Survival Nation looks very much like a VR version of Day Z, which should put zombie survival fans in a tizzy of excitement. We don't know much about this one other than what's in the trailer above, but it looks like you'll have to survive more than just zombies and hunger as you brave the poor conditions of the post-apocalyptic world.

Release date: 2023

Call of the Sea VR

When Norah's husband goes out on an expedition and is never heard from again, she takes it upon herself to go to the South Pacific to find out what has become of her love. This VR adaptation of the popular PC adventure mystery game sets players in the 1930s on that lush island paradise to solve puzzle and unravel the mystery of what happened to Harry and his expedition.

Release date: 2023

Colossal Cave

Originally released in 1976 as a text-based adventure game, Colossal Cave comes from Cygnus Entertainment, which was founded by legendary developers Ken and Roberta Williams, the latter of whom created the video game King's Quest when she worked at Sierra On-Line, a company she founded alongside Ken. This VR remake will be a full 3D reimagining of the game and force players to move through a large cave while solving puzzles along the way. 

Release date: Q3 2023

Next Player Please

Next Player Please 

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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 (opens in new tab)

Full Release date: 2023

Ghostbusters VR

This was perhaps the single biggest announcement during the 2022 Meta Games Showcase. Ghostbusters VR takes the iconic film franchise and puts it into the world of virtual reality. The game tasks players with running a new Ghostbusters HQ in San Francisco, all while taking down and capturing various ghosts in the process. 

Ghostbusters VR supports up to four-player co-op, and seems to be sticking pretty close to the spirit of the original films. However, we don't know much else about the game at this time. 

Release date: 2023

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Ghostbusters VR 

Dive into the iconic franchise in a new way. Build up a new Ghosbusters HQ in San Francisco while taking down ghosts. 

See at Oculus Store (opens in new tab) 

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: Late 2023 

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas VR

GTA San Andreas

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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, with a release date set for sometime in 2023.

Release date: TBD 

Assassin's Creed VR

Assassinating someone in the original Assassin's Creed

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We know nearly nothing about the Assassin's Creed VR game. Co-developed by Ubisoft Düsseldorf, Ubisoft Mumbai, and Ubisoft Reflections, this title will likely continue the ongoing lore that Ubisoft has established with Assassin's Creed, although it's unknown what aspect of Assassin's Creed players will get to experience.

Release date: TBD

Which VR game are you looking forward to playing?

We've seen a slew of Oculus Quest 2 games come out in 2022 and it doesn't look like that will be slowing down any time soon. While other titles such as the popular Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Assassin's Creed don't have concrete release dates yet, we'll be sure to update this post when they do.

Even if the game you're waiting on doesn't have a set release date yet, there are still many other great Oculus Quest 2 games to check out.

Anthony Nash has been writing about games and the gaming industry for nearly a decade. When he’s not writing about games, he’s usually playing them. You can find him on Twitter talking about games or sports at @_anthonynash.

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