If you’re looking for the best horror games for the Oculus Quest 2, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve reviewed Resident Evil 4 VR, Layers of Fear, and Lies Beneath. There are many others, too. But, which are the best? Let’s take a closer look. These games will scare the crap out of you, and you can play them without having to sit through hours of gameplay.
Face Your Fears II
Previously an Oculus Quest exclusive, Face Your Fears II for Oculus Rift and Oculus are now available. As an added bonus, the game is cross-buyable, allowing players to enjoy both versions for free. It also comes with a comprehensive tutorial that walks users through movement, lighting, turning, and interaction. Though it lacks the scare factor of its predecessors, it is a good VR experience nonetheless.
The game is divided into two chapters, each with its own unique storyline. The first chapter is set in a crumbling mansion. The protagonist is looking for his sister, who was at a party, but finds her body surrounded by snakes and red-eyed crows. The key to the door is hidden in a derelict shed. The protagonist also needs to deal with giant spiders, which are large enough to attack through wooden slates.
Resident Evil 4 VR
When Resident Evil 4 first launched on GameCube, it was a major breakthrough. The game has been expertly ported to VR and still delivers on its promise of fun. However, you may need to acclimatize yourself to the new experience before you can appreciate the game to its full potential. In this review, we’ll talk about the pros and cons of Resident Evil 4 VR for Oculus Quest 2.
First of all, the game is currently only available for the Oculus Quest 2, which means that it won’t work with any other Quest devices. Similarly, it will not work with the Meta Quest, Xbox One, or PS3 – although it’s possible it will be made available for those devices. However, the title won’t be available until October 21. That means you’ll need to get your hands on the game before then.
Layers of Fear
After being released for PC VR headsets in December, Layers of Fear VR has been added to the Oculus Quest 2. This story-driven horror VR game follows the story of a painter whose Magnum Opus is being completed. Throughout, you will experience a series of haunting visions and fears. In this review, we take a look at the game’s best features.
Despite the lack of gameplay, Layers of Fear VR is a well-made horror game. While the gameplay lacks any real innovation, it does boast impressive visual effects and some powerful horror set pieces. In fact, most of the jump scares are quite loud and predictable, so if you’re looking for a terrifying VR experience, this game might not be for you. However, the price of the experience is low compared to the amount of content you get.
Lies Beneath for Oculus Quest 2 looks great and sounds great in VR. The game is primarily narrative-driven, with lots of text, but that text is often small and difficult to read. The game is also room scale, so the player can lean into small text, making it difficult to follow what is going on. The grotesque ornamental butchery and banging from the trapped victims make for a strong soundscape.
In addition to releasing for both the Oculus Quest and Rift, Lies Beneath is also available for PC. Both versions will support cross-buy. The game was designed for the Oculus Quest, and it takes advantage of the device’s power limitations, wireless freedom, and unrestricted movement. While it’s not an incredibly deep experience, it offers spine-tingling scares that are satisfying, even for a casual audience.
In Death for Oculus Quest 2 is a procedurally generated game that casts players as an unseen archer. The game features a Gothic setting and references the works of Dante and Milton. There are many procedurally generated levels, including floating snowy rock platforms and stained glass. Players can also teleport to avoid encounters and take down enemies. The game’s difficulty level is also adjustable, which allows for a wide range of gameplay styles.
Roguelike games are perfect for VR, especially if players aren’t looking to spend long periods of time immersed in the game. In Death for Oculus Quest 2 is a good example of a roguelike, which gives players a sense of freedom without requiring a long commitment. The game has satisfying archery-based combat and a mildly horrifying environment.
Jurassic World: Aftermath
If you enjoyed the original Jurassic Park movies, you will love Jurassic World: Aftermath. This VR game is set between the first and second films of the franchise and lets you explore the wreckage of a titalur dinosaur theme park. You will have to solve puzzles to escape and hide from flesh-eating dinos. The game features cell-shaded graphics that will be a novelty to Jurassic Park fans. And for those who loved the movies, the idea of sneaking through the theme park and avoiding dinosaurs is exciting for any VR gamer.
The game’s pacing is solid, and you can easily pass several hours without feeling rushed. While it lacks the ominous feel of the original Jurassic Park, there is still plenty of tense moments that can make the player feel fearful. You can choose to sit or stand and control the camera manually or use the left-hand controller. The game also offers a variety of comfort options.