Quest 3 launched last week, and to the surprise of many, Meta provided their faithful with almost no new games to play. Despite this, it seems like no one is really complaining. Why is everyone so content? Perhaps we’re all still in the honeymoon phase, or maybe this powerful new device has put a fresh coat of paint on the already expansive Quest library. Here’s a list of upgraded Quest 3 games that you absolutely need to play, whenever you’re finally finished messing around in MR.
Red Matter 2 plunges players into a beautiful, yet dystopian universe. The game’s rich narrative and multifaceted gameplay are now enhanced with Quest 3’s cutting edge technical advancements. Enjoy sharper visuals with dynamic resolution reaching up to 3322×3519, 4K textures, and 8x anisotropic filtering. Experience heightened realism with dynamic shadows, advanced shadow filtering, and mesh LOD improvements. The cherry on top? During intense combat, the frame rate dynamically adjusts between 72 and 90 fps for smooth gameplay. Red Matter 2 on Quest 3 is not to be missed.
Embark on a perilous quest to safeguard your homeworld from an imminent cosmic catastrophe in Dungeons Of Eternity. Delve into infinite labyrinths on the desolate planet Eternity, where each swing, thrust, and spell feels incredibly lifelike. Whether you prefer to go solo or team up with friends, these dungeons ensure a unique experience every time. Relish in unpredictability with an array of combat arenas, puzzles, traps, and secrets. The physics-driven combat system, paired with a boundless array of randomized weapons, lets you fight and interact in ways you’ve never felt before. And with the Quest 3’s enhancements, players can elevate their experience even further by enabling improved resolution and additional bloom, lighting, and particle effects. Gather your friends and tailor your journey through extensive loadouts, upgrades, and character customizations. The dungeons await!
Into the Radius has always been one of the best examples of atmospheric immersion in virtual reality, and its transition to the Quest 3 takes it several steps further. Traversing the mysterious Pechorsk Radius Zone now boasts improved terrain rendering, amplified by better anti-aliasing. Distanced structures and items retain their sharpness, thanks to increased texture detail. The game world feels richer and more realistic with additional grass, pebbles, and enhanced lighting. The play of light and shadow is now more nuanced, due to revamped dynamic shadows and lighting color correction. Posters that adorn the world can be easily read even from afar, ensuring no details are lost on the players. These visual refinements are paired with optimized graphics performance to ensure a smooth experience. Most impressively, to cement your presence in this dystopian world, you can now look down and see your full body, offering a heightened level of immersion and connection to the environment. Experience a redefined and enhanced journey Into the Radius on Quest 3!
Stepping into the free-to-play, multiplayer VR battle royale of Population: One is an experience reminiscent of Fortnite. You and your team will engage in intense firefights, hoping to be the last ones standing. But for Quest 3 players, the experience is now more immersive than ever. The game now boasts a seamless 90 FPS, ensuring the smoothest experience to date. Additionally, with a 44% larger eye buffer, players are treated to much crisper and sharper visuals than before, amplifying the realism of every firefight and the detail of each in-game location. Finally, the increased 200% LOD distance enhances the resolution of every asset on the map, making each area, whether it’s the graveyard or the towering city structures, look more refined and intricate. Hop back into “Population: One” on the Quest 3 and experience the madness like never before.
In Resist, dive into a dystopian city as Sam Finch, fighting for freedom in a gripping, narrative driven, single-player action RPG. With Quest 3’s advanced capabilities, Concord comes alive like never before. Experience enhanced lighting, dynamic atmospheric fog, realistic building reflections, a new ocean shader, heightened crowd density and reactions, advanced weather effects, revamped weapon and explosion effects, and immerse yourself deeper with a smooth 90Hz framerate. The rebellion has never felt so real.
Experience the immersive fantasy world of Kal Torlin in Shadowgate VR: The Mines of Mythrok. As you journey deep into the mines with Odin the raven as your guide, prepare to wield elemental magic, solve cryptic puzzles, and brave ancient dungeons. For the recent Halloween update, enjoy enhanced visuals on Quest 3 headsets. Experience chilling real-time lighting that accentuates the depths of the mines and enriches your exploration, especially when wielding your wand in those mysterious dark corners. Additionally, delve into even creepier environments with added architecture and webs – and feel the thrill of the battle more than ever before!
The Horizon scientific research laboratory, once a hub of innovation, has fallen victim to the devastating T12 virus, leaving you stuck in a horde of the undead. Shoot, scavenge, climb, jump, and use everything you can find to fend off the relentless zombies. With this latest update for Quest 3, experience even more immersive action with enhanced visual effects and fluid 120 FPS gameplay. Dive even deeper with an array of newly added weapons, from knives and machetes to axes and the all-powerful chainsaw. The only thing the station’s denizens won’t forgive? Hesitation.
Quest gamers should definitely check out Espire 2: Stealth Operatives, a thrilling VR FPS where you control the ultimate stealth operative, Espire Operative Poe, on a mission to prevent OPHIS’ plot for global domination. Whether you choose to play solo or team up with a friend in co-op, experience unparalleled stealth action across two tense campaigns. But now, exclusively on Meta Quest 3, the game transforms with the version 1.6 update, introducing visually breathtaking enhancements. Experience improved atmosphere with dynamic lighting and volumetric fog, heightened texture resolution up to 8x, and brand new metallic PBR materials. Plus, a remade “Espire Vision” mode awaits you, immersing you even deeper. There’s never been a better time to step into the shoes of an Espire operative!
MOTHERGUNSHIP: FORGE is a VR FPS roguelite where crafting and combat collide. Engage with the game’s relentless foes, earning and crafting gun parts to customize your arsenal. Experience diverse biomes, face gargantuan bosses, and redefine your weaponry from a plethora of parts that alter your game, enemies, and environment. Now, with the Meta Quest 3 update, the game reaches new visual heights: enjoy sharper textures, heightened resolution, and new post processing effects. Plus, with dynamic resolution scaling, expect both improved framerate and a consistently high-performance experience. This is a top-tier VR shooter, and now it’s even better on Meta Quest 3!
MMO fans will want to check out Zenith: The Last City where you will channel your inner warrior and embark on epic quests. Soar through the skies, wield weapons and cast magic as you traverse the expansive online realm of Zenith alongside countless players. Whether you’re teaming up for challenging dungeons, indulging in PVP battles, or simply wandering through the anime-inspired landscape, there’s an adventure waiting for you. Zenith offers endless content—from monumental boss fights to covetable loot and three distinct classes to master. Now, with the Meta Quest 3 enhancements, immerse yourself even deeper with improved graphics and added visual effects that make Zenith shine brighter than ever on a standalone VR platform.
You want to see something really scary? Boot up Drop Dead: The Cabin and confront relentless waves of undead monsters escaping from a nightmarish lab experiment gone wrong. As you navigate the onslaught, expect to die repeatedly. But with each fall, gain XP to bolster your character and weaponry, pushing you closer to the top of the leaderboard. Whether you’re taking on the undead solo or with a partner in co-op mode, your arsenal ranges from blades and bats to an assortment of firearms. With expansive open areas to unlock, a plethora of weapons, and the opportunity to enhance your character’s capabilities, the challenge constantly intensifies. Now, with Meta Quest 3 enhancements, experience the game in even more vivid detail with heightened fog, superior post-processing, ambient dust particles and sharper anti-aliasing. Can you withstand the onslaught and defend the Cabin?
In the action-packed arcade shooter Gazzlers, players undertake a pilgrimage aboard a locomotive, traversing the vast lands of Ginkgo. Facing the menacing Gazzlers and their mechanical mounts, the challenge is to strategize, defeat the enemy, and learn from each unique encounter. With the ability to unlock components and modify weapons, players can experiment and adapt their arsenal. This on-rails shooter, deeply embedded with roguelite elements, keeps players engaged with dynamic physical interactions like aiming, blocking, and dodging. Update 1.1 for the Quest 3 enhances the experience by elevating the frame rate to 90fps, refining the resolution, improving mesh LOD, and adding features like left-handed support and progress trackers. Experience Gazzlers at its peak on Meta Quest 3, courtesy of Bolt Blaster Games.
In the sequel to the popular, original VR grappler, players delve back into the captivating world of Windlands. With grappling hooks for swift navigation and a bow to combat looming titans, adventurers glide through the remnants of a crumbled world on a quest to combat an ancient peril. The game features diverse parkour platforming, expansive terrains, cooperative gameplay for up to four, and high flying battles with the all new bow. A fully-voiced narrative, complete with numerous NPCs and unfolding events, is set to an original soundtrack. Challenge seekers can engage in skill-based speed runs, collection tasks, and more. Those who love exploration will enjoy collecting hidden treasures, uncovering Easter Eggs, and aiming for achievements, earning new hooks for their efforts. With its adaptation to Quest 3, Windlands 2 now showcases high definition textures, superior render scale, extended view distances, enhanced anti-aliasing, and a 1.5x boost in eye resolution scale, offering an elevated visual experience compared to Quest 2.
Hubris puts players in the shoes of an agency recruit searching for a missing colleague on an alien planet. Hailed for its breathtaking visuals and diverse gameplay, players can run, jump, climb, and explore a meticulously crafted world, seeking resources for weapon and tool upgrades. With an engaging story and an array of difficulty levels, Hubris is recognized as one of the very best titles in the VR catalog. For Quest 3, Hubris promises enhanced immersion with a significant screen resolution upgrade to 2064×2208 per eye, higher-quality textures previously exclusive to other platforms, a denser and more lush environment due to increased foliage density, and improved level of detail (LOD) offering expansive and detailed vistas.
All of these titles were already great on Quest 2, but now that Meta’s hardware has become so much more capable, these titles have set a new standard for standalone VR quality. With that said, this is clearly just the beginning. In the coming weeks and months, we’re sure to see even more titles that have been enhanced for the new hardware, as well as all new titles that have been fully optimized to reach all new heights. Stay tuned to XR Update to stay up to date on all of the latest and greatest titles to hit Meta Quest 3.