10 Best Oculus Quest Games for Families

Virtually the best VR games you can play with the whole family.

While our top 10 list contains some of the more recent Oculus Quest VR games that we love, these are the equally great games that we’ve previously featured in our Top 10 or those that just warrant your attention. These are still great options for kids and teens!

Ballista
Rated E10+ for Everyone 10+

Storm the castle and have some fun while doing it. This castle-crashing puzzle game has tons of personality to go around. With a spunky sidekick magic mirror, you’re on a mission to destroy enemy forces by flinging friends from a catapult and protecting yourself with a magic wand / unicorn horn. If you’ve been a fan of Angry Birds-type games in the past, but wanted to do more (and chuckle while doing it), this playful puzzler is worth checking out.

Creed: Rise to Glory
Rated T for Teen

We’ve come a long, long way since the likes of Punch-Out! Here, you’re lacing up the gloves and stepping into the ring as Adonis Creed. Train at the gym (there are fun montage-like training sequences to keep you on your toes) and fight through the ranks to become a champ. If you’re looking to spar, it’s fun...and a pretty solid workout. A handful of sacrifices were made to squeeze this awesome game onto a portable platform, but it still manages to go the distance. Try the demo out for yourself.

Job Simulator / Vacation Simulator
Rated E10+ for Everyone 10+

The premise of Job Simulator starts at ridiculous and just goes from there. In the future where people don’t work anymore, you’re visiting a virtual historical site, which explains this whole “work” thing through having you perform tasks like serving hot dogs or cleaning up messes. The comedy comes from the robots of the future that imperfectly translate how things got done by humans way back when. Need a good laugh while “jobbing?” Play Job Simulator. Or take a virtual break in a Vacation Simulator. That last bit? That’s not a joke. That’s another fantastically fun experience also available, but it plays out the same way.

Journey of the Gods
Rated E10+ for Everyone 10+

From the second you fire up the Journey of the Gods demo that comes pre-installed on the Quest, you can see the inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This is not a slight in any way, shape, or form. In fact, that colorful palate looks even better from a first person perspective as you’re fighting back cartoonish creatures or entering "god mode" and seeing the world from above. Use crossbows, swords, and god-like powers (oh, just hurl lightning from the skies or slow down time, for instance) to get the virtual job done.

Moss
Rated E10+ for Everyone 10+

Even if Moss was something you’d play on a conventional screen, it’d be a must-buy game. This puzzling platformer walks among genre greats, having you control Quill, a cute little mouse, on her quest. Of course, you also lend the occasional helping hand from above. But the design and presentation is perfect for seated VR and, frankly, is just beautiful when you are in the thick of the adventure.

National Geographic: Explore VR
Rated E for Everyone

As the newest photographer for the iconic magazine, this experience has you traveling by kayak (and climbing ice walls) through Antarctica. Or, with a more recent update, you can hop a flight to Machu Picchu and explore some ruins. Take photos while soaking in the scenery and wildlife. It’s not only educational, it’s actually pretty relaxing. There’s also the promise of the app adding more places to explore down the line.

Racket Fury: Table Tennis
Rated E10+ for Everyone 10+

The toughest part about playing Ping Pong / Table Tennis: Where do you think you can stash that table in your house? Well, that, and inviting over good competition. Whether you want to blast through a virtual solo campaign or find competitors online, there’s something here for all players to enjoy. Besides, who doesn’t want to claim that they beat a Ping Pong-playing robot in a virtual arena?

Space Pirate Trainer
Rated E10+ for Everyone 10+

Be Han Solo, playing Galaxian, while standing on a space port’s launchpad. It’s just you against countless waves of droids testing your ability to dodge shots and fire back at them. You have multiple weapons -- and gameplay modes, but the best way to sell this game: Trying the demo pre-installed on your Quest. The absolute wireless freedom of being able to duck and dive to safety while playing makes this an easy recommendation. Best of all, it plays like a classic arcade game, giving you that urge to play “just one more round.”

Vader Immortal: Episodes 1-3 ($9.99 each)
Rated T for Teen

Each episode brings a 30+ minute episodic adventure straight to your VR playspace. Stare face-to-chestplate into Darth Vader. Escape the Empire with a sassy droid voiced by Maya Rudolph. And there’s a lightsaber-swinging dojo. Considering the meager $10 asking price for each of the three chapters, this is an immediate must-buy even before you open the box.

Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs
Rated E for Everyone

There’s something hypnotic about flinging fowl at buildings. Since Angry Birds showed up on the mobile scene 10-someodd years ago, many have taken the simple formula and ran with it. Now, Rovio brings the inherently Pavlovian joy of watching things crumble to VR. The best way to think of this: Take the 2D mobile game that challenged you to arc the perfect shot and translate that into a virtual 3D space. Visually, it has the looks of being air-dropped into one of the later iterations of the franchise, and it looks really nice, vibrant, and appropriately cartoonish. Down to the detail of the birds that jump into your sling for a shot.

A Fisherman’s Tale
Rated E for Everyone

Sometimes – out of the deep blue – comes a game that surprises, delights, and makes you realize, “THIS is what VR gaming can be like!” A Fisherman’s Tale takes you on a story-telling, puzzle-solving adventure that’s short, sweet, and incredibly charming. You know how in many VR games you feel like you might as well be controlling a virtual puppet? Well, in A Fisherman’s Tale you *are* that puppet. Controlling an even smaller puppet! Without drifting too far into spoiler-heavy waters, there’s a genuinely clever mechanic to the game that’ll have you interacting inside a series of areas in a lighthouse. A Fisherman’s Tale is something you’ll likely be talking about well after you’ve finished. And even then, you’ll be firing it back up to show it to your friends. And that’s no fish story.

Pistol Whip
Rated T for Teen

Imagine being a John Wick-grade character, strutting through danger and oncoming enemies to a thumping techno beat. Pistol Whip has you striding through a treacherous path lined with bad guys. Each trying to fire back at you like you’re in a modern take on the classic shooting gallery. We know how this sounds - how can this be a good game for families? Well, it’s worth noting that, as with Superhot VR, you don’t need to worry about excessive bloodshed. There isn’t any. You’re taking well-timed potshots at mannequin models to the music. Give it a couple rounds yourself - you be the judge, but we think it’s a blast.

Audica
Rated E for Everyone

If Beat Saber is the equivalent of playing “Jedi Hero” to music, then Audica is the Han Solo edition. Take aim with your two virtual light guns and fire at a series of targets. You’re not only graded on your accuracy, but if you’re able to hit targets to the beat. This VR game is appropriate for everyone, provided they are old enough to strap a VR display on their head.

Top image via Oculus.