Got a Meta Quest 2 or Meta Quest Pro headset for the holidays this year, and wondering what games to download from the vast library of options? Well, we’ve got you covered with 10 popular games for Meta Quest 2 that you can download and play with no credit card required.
Not only are these our favorite free Meta Quest 2 games, but they’re also a great place for new players to start their journey into the world of virtual reality. Many of these games take full advantage of VR features like passthrough A/R mode and hand-tracking software, so you can get an idea of how things work and get comfortable moving and playing in a VR space.
Ready to get started? Let’s hit the list…
1. Liteboxer VR
Liteboxer VR was named the Best in Gaming at last year’s consumer tech CES 2022 showcase. The immersive, high-energy workout has also gotten a ton of positive reviews from gaming and tech sites like Gaming Trend, DigitalTrends, ReviewGeek, TechRadar, and TechCrunch. And Forbes even called Liteboxer the “future of workouts”!
But what exactly is Liteboxer VR? With Liteboxer VR, real trainers join you in your home for full-body virtual reality workouts. You’ll slam battle ropes, squat under obstacles, and punch a virtual punching bag while racking up points. There are Community Challenges, 1:1 Matches, Punch Tracks, Mitt Drills, Total Body Workouts, and more.
Plus, Liteboxer is the only VR fitness platform to have real Trainers working out alongside you. With A/R passthrough mode, you experience a blend of physical and virtual reality. It’s like your Trainer is right there in the room with you. This elevates your workout because it immerses you in the experience, pushing you to give it your all and fight to the finish.
Liteboxer VR is also at the forefront of other Meta Quest features like the Hand Tracking 2.0 upgrade, working directly with Meta as one of the first five VR games to support this feature. And with the Basic subscription model, you can experience what it feels like to box in the metaverse for free.
Download the Liteboxer VR app and join for free today or unlock the 7-day free trial to get a taste of Premium Membership.
2. Gun Raiders
Gun Raiders is a unique and immersive free-to-play VR shooter game, and one of only a few that offer multiplayer options. So you can join or face off against your friends—jumping, climbing, and jetpacking through the air while destroying your competition.
And even though it’s free, there are a wide variety of game modes to keep you entertained. Featuring intense battles, incredible graphics, and challenging levels to solve, this game offers an unforgettable experience that will keep you engaged until the last mission.
3. PokerStars VR
If you’re into poker you’ll quickly discover that there are two popular free poker games available in the Meta Quest store: PokerStars VR and Poker VR. Both combine the thrills of virtual reality with high-stakes Texas Hold ‘Em poker. But of the two, PokerStars VR is a big fan favorite. It has a growing community and multiplayer mode that offers the chance to interact with other players, just like you would in a real game. (And some not-so-real-world props and toys to keep things interesting!)
PokerStars VR, brought to you by the world’s leading poker brand, brings players into a live and immersive poker game… right from your living room. There’s also blackjack, roulette, slots, and craps if poker isn’t your thing.
With its face and eye tracking, advanced haptics, and mixed reality passthrough mode, PokerStars VR is a must-try for any poker or casino game enthusiast looking for the chance to bluff their way to glory. But don’t worry if you’re still mastering those poker skills, it’s all free play (no cash gambling here!).
4. Echo VR
Echo VR is a free, action-packed Meta Quest game that is one of the most popular downloads on Meta Quest 2. It’s the only free-to-play multiplayer game featuring high-intensity 4-on-4 multiplayer competition… and did we mention zero gravity? That’s right, Echo VR is best described as a zero-gravity ultimate frisbee game.
Team up with friends and conquer your enemies as you score goals in different zero-gravity environments. It’s great for the sports fan who craves fast-paced action and the thrill of competition… but wants to skip the high price tag of other VR sports games.
If you’re looking for something a bit more low-key, you can swap high-stakes competition for a fishing rod with Bait!, the #1 free VR fishing game. Grab your virtual fishing gear and explore 7 different lakes featuring 60+ different types of fish.
The game even offers a multiplayer mode so you can cast a line with your friends, without the hassle or expense of real-world boats, gear, and bait. Trust us, even if you’re not a fan of fishing (or you’ve never fished before!) you’ll enjoy this de-stressing and immersive on-the-water experience.
Unlike the other games on this list, VRChat offers a more social gaming experience. It’s a free community of gamers, creators, artists, and VR enthusiasts featuring user-generated content. In VRChat you can create your own avatar and join friends or make new friends as you play games, design your own worlds, and explore other players’ worlds.
It’s a massive community, which means there’s so much to discover. You’ll play everything from shooter games to VR beer pong to Mario Kart. And you can explore hundreds of different worlds designed and created by other users. And the best part? It’s all free.
Liminal is more of an experience than a game. Influenced by neuroscientific and psychological research, Liminal takes you on an emotional and cognitive journey that’s meant to calm, energize, and alter your state of mind. The app features over 75+ experiences, several of them free, ranging from tranquil landscapes to guided meditations to highly visual games.
You’ll feel a sense of calm as you listen to the rain, float above the clouds, or take in the slow, rhythmic rocking of your boat. You’ll also encounter incredible graphics as you rocket through space destroying asteroids, paint the world in splashes of color, or pop as many balloons as you can. It’s a great way to experience all that VR has to offer.
8. Gym Class– Basketball
If you’re looking to shoot some hoops, this free VR basketball simulator game is the perfect solution. It offers multiplayer, so you can shoot, pass, dunk, and dribble with players from around the world on a variety of courts and immersive environments. Or opt for some solo play as you practice your shooting.
The app also tracks your stats so you can monitor your shot charts and streaks and grow your score with every game. Although it’s a fairly basic concept and free game, it offers some surprisingly state-of-the-art physics that make you feel like you’re really on the court playing a pick-up game with friends.
Ever dreamed of being a wizard? Well, now’s your chance with Elixir, a game that throws you into a magical laboratory as a wizard apprentice. You’ll cast spells, brew potions, care for magical beasts, and take part in experiments as the novice apprentice to a masterful wizard.
It’s fun, interactive, and a great way to experience the wizarding world. And, in many ways, it’s a bit of a tutorial for Meta Quest’s hand-tracking feature. Throughout the free game, you’ll use your hands to navigate the potions lab, and you might even experience some hand-changing effects like growing octopus tentacles for fingers. So we recommend dropping the controllers and going hands-free for this one.
10. Gorilla Tag
Run, jump, and swing from the branches as a gorilla on the loose in Gorilla Tag, a simple yet highly addictive game. The goal is to chase and tag (or “infect”) other gorillas or run from the infected as you explore a jungle lined with wooden platforms, tall trees, and rock walls.
The simple nature of the game is what makes it so popular. You’ll have a high-adrenaline blast as you climb with speed to escape or hunt down other gorillas using only the movement of your hands and arms. The game offers several different modes so you can play as a team, hunt down a singular target, sling paintballs, or just enjoy a simple game of tag.