The first-person shooter genre is incredibly popular in VR, and quite a number of old VR favorites and exciting new titles have made their way to the Oculus Quest 2.
While there are plenty of tempting games on the way for the newly released Quest 2 that we’re entirely too excited about, there’s already a plethora of fantastic games waiting to get played.
Whether you’re looking for a captivating single-player FPS game, a frantic multiplayer shooter, or a bit of both, we’ve got just the list for you.
Every one of these # FPS games fills a unique space within the shooter genre and will have you whipping around without a care thanks to the freedom of movement you get with the Quest 2.
Robo Recall: Unplugged
It was a little hard to know what to expect from the Quest version of the Robo Recall game, as the original had some of the best visual fidelity of any VR game out there – even to this day.
The port to Quest is a surprisingly on par experience, despite the discernible loss in visual quality.
You still get the full zany experience though, complete with sassy robots and fast-paced mechanics that will leave you feeling a little like a superhero, if it doesn’t leave you feeling breathless first.
Phantom: Covert Ops
This is going to sound like the weirdest set up for a game ever, but somehow Phantom: Covert Ops just pulls it off spectacularly: You’re a professional sniper that is part of a covert ops unit, who eliminates your targets from a kayak.
Yes, you heard that right.
Strange as it sounds, this shooter still manages to make you feel like a super epic stealthy assassin.
Plus being in a moving kayak means you don’t have to worry about issues like space with room-scale or motion sickness from VR locomotion.
This is probably also one of the few VR shooters in existence that you can comfortably play while seated.
Stormland is so much more than an FPS game.
It’s a breathtakingly beautiful AAA narrative title set in a big open world.
You’re transported into the body of a robot on a futuristic alien planet that was once inhabited and then abandoned by humans.
Now, you and your fellow research robots have to save your fellow androids from evil sentience that’s trying to take over.
The game features climbing, cloud surfing (called “slipstreaming”), free locomotion, harvesting, crafting, body upgrades, weapon upgrades, and – of course – a whole lot of different weapons.
Completing missions don’t feel overly grindy and shooting enemy bots feels incredibly satisfying thanks to the animations on both the weapons and the bots.
Who thought that shooting baddies to the rhythm of an EDM song could be so much fun?
According to the developers, the game was inspired by “God-mode action movies like John Wick and Equilibrium” and they’ve certainly pulled that feeling off.
What makes Pistol Whip so addictive, though, is the fact that the game doesn’t enforce any specific playstyles or moves, but instead gives you the tools to make it your own.
This means that every time you play can be different as you decide what epic moves to pull on every song.
This game likely needs no introduction: Superhot and virtual reality are practically synonymous at this point.
This game instantly turned classic because it promotes the best qualities of VR; Superhot takes full advantage of your body’s movement to influence the game and provides enough interaction with the world to keep you fully engaged.
Not to mention it’s very simplistic in terms of mechanics and visuals, making it the perfect entry for new players.
The premise of Superhot is that time moves as you move.
You’re an assassin bent on killing these androgynous red crystal people with whatever weapon you have on hand as they come at you in various ways.
Dodge bullets, throw anything from throwing stars to wine bottles at your opponents and don’t get hit.
Sairento VR: Untethered
You’ll not just be getting access to high-powered guns in Sairento VR but a pretty epic pair of katanas and other awesome weapons as well.
This melee shooter makes full use of the Quest 2’s abilities (although you can play the PC VR version via the Oculus Link cable) to give you the full cyber ninja experience.
Run on walls, triple jump, do some power slides and backflips, and even slow downtime as you fulfill the mission of your order, the Silent Ones.
Taking place in a reimagined futuristic Japan, this game will have you coming back for more as you try to master the character’s different techniques and abilities.
Space Pirate Trainer
You thought you could just jump in and become a pirate in space?
Well think again, because it’s a tough job and actually requires quite a bit of training.
Don’t worry though, Space Pirate Trainer is going to get you in tip-top shape as you hold off oncoming waves of robots while being suspended on a platform just outside the ship.
The wave shooter is pretty simple but still packs a lot of fun no matter the weapon you choose to play with, which could be anything from pistols to a laser whip.
Developer I-Illusions also recently released a graphics update for the game on Quest 2, to make full use of the new hardware’s graphical power.
Espire 1: VR Operative
It’s not exactly Hitman, but Espire 1: VR Operative is probably the closest you’re going to get to that on the Quest 2.
At least you’re also bald in this one – though it is due to being a robot.
With Espire 1 you become an Espire Agent who controls a stealthy android assassin in a bloody narrative-driven action shooter.
Something that this game gets very right is the fact that it gives you so many creative opportunities to distract and kill enemies.
There’s plenty of action to be had as you complete your missions – but we do recommend that you try the PC VR version via the Oculus Link cable instead of the Quest version if you can.
The Quest port isn’t bad considering how demanding this game is and what the hardware can support, but if you want the best experience then go for the PC version instead.
Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR
Step into the Wild West in this Western wave shooter that really embraces its own weird side.
Guns’n’Stories manages to provide a well-balanced mix between intense fights and comedic relief.
You’re also given a big range of unique weapons to try out on your opponents, which ups the fun level by quite a bit.
Something that really counts in Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR’s favor as well is the fact that it’s well animated and well-written.
If you aren’t busy laughing your butt off at the silly jokes and zany characters, you’re busy trying to shoot theirs’ off.
Battle royale games are dominating the FPS genre right now, so of course, it’s only fitting that virtual reality gets a shot at being the last man standing too.
Population: One is still new on the scene, but it’s already gained a lot of traction from VR players thanks to its combination of the unique combat system, freedom of movement, and utility of features.
One of which emulates Fortnite to a degree, by allowing you to build strategic cover.
Squad up with two buddies and enter the battlefield as you duke it out with different weapons and shields.
Then climb just about anything to get the advantage on your opponent, and use your glider to quickly escape (or fly into) intense shootouts.
Echo Combat isn’t technically a game on its own but was released as a DLC for Echo VR so you’ll need to purchase that game and Echo Combat to play.
It looks and plays a lot like Echo VR in the sense that you’re thrust into a big enclosed space with a bunch of other players and have to fight them off in zero-G.
The difference comes in the fact that you’re given a laser gun instead of a disk to throw around, and there are two game modes (area capture & payload escort) with two maps each.
If you’re looking to step into a world like Tron or Ender’s Game and battle it out for supremacy, then this should be your go-to.
Blaston puts an incredibly unique spin on the concept of shoot ’em up, with 1v1 gameplay that has you and an opponent frantically reaching for new weapons all around to off the other one with.
It works sort of like a fighting game, except you’re not relying on your character’s abilities but instead on the arsenal of strange and familiar weapons and items floating around you.
Button mashing is still encouraged though.
Solaris Offworld Combat
While Solaris is technically still in the early stages of development, with one mode and six maps, the content that has been released for it looks very promising so far.
The developers called it “pre-season” and its features include four different weapons and items, and fast-paced fights between two teams.
Visually, the game is quite striking with plenty of good-looking animations and environments.
But the real gem is its gameplay, which feels almost like a throwback to Quake or Unreal Tournament.
The games are fast and intense, with an easy to learn but hard to master system that will keep you coming back for more.
Rec Room (Rec Royale)
It may be very family-friendly and a little campy, but the Rec Royale mini-game in Rec Room packs a whole bunch of fun into a neat little free package.
It may not be the best FPS multiplayer game you’ve ever played, but the fights are smooth and, if you don’t take it too seriously, you’ll find yourself coming back to this game again and again.
Much as the name suggests, Rec Royale is a battle royale game where you drop onto an island via a paraglider (which is an incredibly fun experience all on its own) after which you’re free to find loot drops of different paintball guns and start shooting.
The game supports both solos and squads so you can team up with a friend.
Combo (Singleplayer & Multiplayer) Shooters
If we could name just one poster child for VR FPS multiplayers, then it would be Onward.
The game is very reminiscent of Counter-Strike, but naturally, being in VR gives it an inherent feeling of originality.
The weapon handling is par none in Onward and it features a number of game modes that encourage teamwork, adding to the immersion.
The big selection of maps also helps keep the gameplay fresh.
You can visit these maps in singleplayer mode too and scope them out, though the solo gameplay is where Onward feels a bit lacking.
There’s a gun range with stationary and moving targets where you can test out the various weapons, as well as two single-player modes (that are also available for co-op).
These are fun to play as well, although the enemy AI and animations leave a lot to be desired.
One of the biggest things this game has going for it, however, is it’s a big and active community.
So you’ll never struggle to find someone else to play with.
This classic VR zombie shooter has gotten an upgrade by the developers to fit the visual fidelity of the Quest 2, and it’s just as much of a blast on the new Oculus platform as it’s always been.
In which you get to take down the living dead as you scour the starkly beautiful desert wasteland, canyons, and mines of Arizona during a zombie apocalypse.
Loot what you can, find some weapons, and manage your ammo and resources to survive as you make it through the game’s narrative-driven campaigns.
The single-player mode follows the campaign broken up into a series of “levels” while the co-op mode features both the campaign (which you can complete with three friends) and a wave-based horde mode.
Ever watched that prison movie Death Race? Well, then you get the idea here.
Except instead of being in prison you were captured by some maniac to star in his life-or-death-driven reality TV show.
Much like in the movie, you get to shoot down whatever is in your path, perform stunts with your vehicle, avoid traps laid out on the road as well as aggressive enemies.
Of course, you also get to unleash your own set of special weapons and abilities.
The game features a bunch of cars, weapons, and environments that are sure to keep you just as entertained as antagonist Nitro Saint Payne’s audience, and you get to take on the races either solo or with friends.