The Top 5 VR Escape Room Games for Oculus Quest 2
Thanks to virtual reality technology, you don’t have to make a trip to a physical escape room with a large group to get the escape room experience. Escape room games are perfectly suited to virtual reality: You can explore a lifelike room and setting while interacting with different objects and room features, all without leaving the house. Because VR makes gaming so lifelike, you’ll feel like you’re completely immersed in a fictional setting. Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test with our five favorite escape room games available to play on the Oculus Quest 2.
1. The Room VR: A Dark Matter
The Room VR: A Dark Matter is a beautifully rendered game that follows classic mystery/escape room gameplay. Go on a hunt through historic London to unravel the mysteries. You’ll find yourself in a cathedral full of secrets, an Egyptology exhibit, a witch’s cottage, and more. There are cleverly placed puzzles hidden throughout each environment, and you won’t proceed until they’re solved.
2. I Expect You to Die 2
I Expect You to Die 2 is a hilarious game that might also get you groaning in frustration. It transforms you into a spy and assigns you some tricky-but-not-impossible missions. The puzzles can be really difficult and involve a lot of trial and error before you can move on to the next challenge. As the title suggests, expect to die any number of times before discovering that the solution to the puzzle was right in front of you the whole time. A real escape room doesn’t offer so many do-overs!
3. Please, Don't Touch Anything
Please, Don’t Touch Anything is highly recommended for fans of the original I Expect You to Die game. It has a similar trial-and-error structure, and the puzzles are just as difficult, if not more so. Tweaking puzzles in different ways can lead to all kinds of different results, some good and some bad. This game is not for the causal puzzle gamer.
4. A Rogue Escape
A Rogue Escape is a short game with an intriguing story and premise: You’re stuck in the cramped quarters of a submarine, and you need to steal the sub and escape capture. Although this game can be completed in an hour or two, there’s not much help for you when you get stuck on a puzzle, so finding solutions can be a slow-burning experience.
Abode is a classic in the escape room genre. The game is set in a sci-fi noir world. You’ll explore an abandoned apartment; to proceed, check out every nook and cranny to unravel the mystery at the heart of this game. Abode is available on Steam, and it can be streamed to your Oculus headset from there. It’s worth taking the extra step to check this game out!