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One of the best parts of VR technology is its ability to get you up and out of the couch. In addition to first-person shooters and fitness apps, Meta’s Quest 2 VR headset offers a growing catalog of sports games that take full advantage of touchscreen motion controllers to immerse users in a variety of environments. unique competitive.
From realistic VR climbing simulators to hyper-colorful archery football games, here are five must-have VR sports games available now on Meta Quest 2:
Although it launched only a few days ago, Normal’s VR archery football game NOTCH has already captured the attention of the community with its unique visuals and refreshing game mechanics.
Similar to popular 2D vehicular soccer game Rocket League, NOCK worked with two other teammates to kick (get it?) a giant soccer ball into the opposing team’s net. Instead of rocket-powered cars, however, players use a bow and arrow to ricochet the bullet around the map.
Don’t let the simplistic commands fool you, NOTCH requires a surprising amount of strategy and teamwork. Voice chat lets you coordinate with your teammates throughout the game. There are even defensive arrows that allow you to trigger temporary barriers on the map.
NOTCH is available for $9.99 via the Quest Shop.
A little over a year ago I said The climb 2 was my favorite VR fitness app on Quest. Fast forward to 2022 and my opinion hasn’t changed much. The climb 2 is not only one of the most visually impressive VR games I’ve played on Quest, but one of the most physically appealing.
Rock Climbing Simulator 2021 takes you through five real-world locations, each presenting their own unique challenges to overcome. As you climb, you will unlock new clothes such as climbing gloves and watches. Just watch for environmental hazards like unstable ledges and deadly rattlesnakes.
The climb 2 is available for $29.99 via the Quest Shop.
MINI GOLF WALK
Very few VR games have managed to grab my attention like Ambulatory mini-golf. From expertly crafted physics to unique course designs, developer Mighty Coconut’s VR mini golf simulator is an insanely good time no matter your skill level.
The game launched with 70 holes to conquer and has since expanded its catalog with several paid DLC releases, including the magnificent Shangri-La and the delicious Sweetopia, with more arriving regularly. Each hole has a hidden golf ball to discover.
You can play alone and putt at your own pace, or meet friends and compete one-on-one on your favorite courses.
Ambulatory mini-golf is available for $14.99 via the Quest Shop.
I would like to start by saying that I am a poor bowler. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that I have little to no skill when it comes to knocking down pins. That said, ForeVR Bowl does a phenomenal job of making me feel like I’m not the worst bowler on the west coast.
This colorful arcade experience features a variety of outlandish environments in which to bowl, from a classic bowling alley to the lunar surface. By playing bowling, you’ll unlock credits that can be spent on over 100 bowling balls, each with its own weight and rotation. You can perform trick moves, unlock dance moves and create music using the glitter ball.
ForeVR bowl is available for $19.99 via the Quest Shop.
There’s a dire lack of extreme sports games on VR headsets right now. Fortunately we have Snowboarding to help scratch that itch. Developed by Chuhai Labs, this fast-paced snowboarding experience offers a mountain of Freestyle and Time Attack challenges to overcome.
The unique mechanics of VR snowboarding allow you to perform a variety of tricks and spins with little to no motion sickness. As you complete challenges, you’ll unlock new boards to use, gloves to wear, and mixtapes to enjoy.
The game was developed in collaboration with Giles Goddard, the same mind behind the classic Nintendo 64 1080° Snowboardingso you know you’re in for a quality arcade snowboarding experience.
Snowboarding is available for $19.99 via the Quest Shop.
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