Best of Quest 2020: A Look Back at the Year’s Top VR Games + Apps

Oculus Blog
December 14, 2020

Whether you’ve been slashing beats in Beat Saber, watching cat videos on YouTube VR, or something in between, it’s been a great year for immersive entertainment. Today, we’re highlighting some of the best and most popular games, apps, and experiences of the past year.

Top Paid App of 2020: Beat Saber

Beat Saber is a fun VR rhythm game where your goal is to slash the beats as they’re coming at you. Every beat indicates which saber you need to use and also the direction you need to match.

Developer: Beat Games
Available On: Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Top Free App of 2020: Echo VR

Experience the freedom of zero-g movement and high-energy competition in Echo VR! Team up with friends and clash against AI or opposing Echo Units in the Echo Arena.

Developer: Ready At Dawn
Available On: Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Top Action Game: Onward

Onward is a mil-sim multiplayer first-person shooter built for virtual reality. Work closely with your team in the heat of battle and engage in the most realistic cross-platform combat experience available in gaming today.

Developer: Downpour Interactive
Available On: Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Top Interactive Story: Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole is a VR adventure set in Wonderland prior to Alice’s arrival. You’ll guide a girl who’s looking for her lost pet by solving puzzles, uncovering secrets, and making choices about the story along the way.

Developer: Cortopia Studios
Available On: Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Top Arcade Game: Blaston

In this slow-motion bullet hell, you duck, dodge, and weave to evade incoming attacks while preparing your next combo and counter attacking in a flash of skill. Duel players and bots to rise to the top league in Blaston, a fiercely competitive PvP game from Resolution Games.

Developer: Resolution Games
Available On: Quest Platform

Top Horror Game: Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted is a collection of classic and original mini-games set in the Five Nights universe. Survive terrifying encounters with your favorite killer animatronics in a collection of new and classic FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S™ experiences. “Where fantasy and fun come to life!”

Developer: Steel Wool Studios
Available On: Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Top Entertainment App: YouTube VR

Experience your favorite YouTube channels, videos, and creators in virtual reality. The YouTube VR app turns every video on the platform into your own virtual reality experience and reimagines YouTube as a 3D world you can explore from the inside.

Developer: Google
Available On: Quest Platform // Oculus Go

Top Creativity Tool: Tilt Brush

Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless.

Developer: Google
Available On: Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Top Adrenaline Rush: The Climb

Feel the exhilaration of extreme free solo climbing. Experience the adrenaline rush as you ascend to epic heights, explore caves, and find shortcuts. Race against your friends’ routes to compete for the fastest times on leaderboards. Navigate and enjoy stunning landscapes from around the world, including the Alps, Southeast Asia, and the American Southwest.

Developer: Crytek
Available On: Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Top Sports Game: Eleven Table Tennis

We’re obsessed with creating the most realistic table tennis simulator the world has ever seen. Develop your skills using our training tools, then put them to the test and match up with players from around the world!

Developer: For Fun Labs
Available On: Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Blockbuster Favorite: Vader Immortal: Episode I

Step inside a galaxy far, far away with Vader Immortal. You’re a smuggler operating near Darth Vader’s fiery home on Mustafar. Also included is Lightsaber Dojo, an open-ended training experience where you can hone your skills with the weapon of a Jedi Knight.

Developer: ILMxLAB
Available On: Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Most-Wishlisted Game: The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Saints & Sinners is a game unlike any other in The Walking Dead universe. Every challenge you face and decision you make is driven by you. Fight the undead with brutal, revolutionary melee combat, scavenge through the flooded ruins of New Orleans, and face gut-wrenching choices for you and the other survivors. Live The Walking Dead.

Developer: Skydance Interactive
Available On: Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Top Fitness App: FitXR

FitXR is the virtual fitness studio that brings the power and energy of group fitness classes to your home. Now includes both boxing and dance workouts.

Developer: FitXR
Available On: Quest Platform

Top Rhythm Game: Pistol Whip

Pistol Whip is an unstoppable action-rhythm FPS. Journey through a cinematic bullet hell powered by a breakneck soundtrack to become the ultimate action hero legend.

Developer: Cloudhead Games
Available On: Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Top Role-Playing Game: Journey of the Gods

Fight as human and god alike in an epic quest to rid the land of evil moon-beasts and stop the impending apocalypse. As you journey through a primordial landscape, gaining allies and unlocking ancient powers, the black moon draws ever closer.

Developer: Turtle Rock Studios
Available On: Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Top Multiplayer Game: POPULATION: ONE

POPULATION: ONE delivers unparalleled vertical freedom and mobility with its unique Vertical Combat System. Fly through the map to rain down bullets from above. Climb anything you see to gain the high ground advantage. Build strategic cover to protect your squad. Use your environment to fight anywhere.

Developer: BigBox VR
Available On: Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Top Adventure Game: The Room VR: A Dark Matter

The British Institute of Archaeology, London, 1908: The disappearance of an esteemed Egyptologist prompts a police investigation into the unknown. Explore cryptic locations, examine fantastic gadgets, and enter an otherworldly space which blurs the line between reality and illusion in The Room VR: A Dark Matter.

Developer: Fireproof Games
Available On: Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Top Comedy Experience: Trover Saves the Universe

From the co-creator of Rick and Morty comes Trover Saves the Universe. Your pups are missing. The cosmos is at stake. Only you and Trover can save everything in this bizarre comedy adventure!

Developer: Squanch Games
Available On: Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Top Puzzle Game: Tetris® Effect

Tetris® Effect is Tetris® like you've never seen it, heard it, or felt it before—a breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time.

Developer: Enhance
Available On: Quest Platform

Most Immersive Visuals: Until You Fall

Fantasy and synthwave collide in this physically active VR sword fighting game. Grow stronger as you battle through an awesome neon environment and strike down magic-infused monstrosities in this hack-and-slash roguelite. Fight. Fall. Rise Again.

Developer: Schell Games
Available On: Quest Platform // Rift Platform

What are some of your favorite VR gems that didn’t make this year’s list?