Want to fight without getting bruises? Fighting games on the Oculus Quest 2 are great. You can use your hands, clubs, swords, or even magic hands. There are nine of the most amazing listed below.
1. Dragon Fist: VR Kung Fu
As you may have seen in our YouTube video, Dragon Fist: VR Kung Fu is one of the most popular and ambitious virtual reality fighting games. In it, you can play as or fight against various characters. Each has special skills, strengths, weaknesses, and a variety of kung fu and other fighting styles that you can use to test your own. We won’t stop you from saying it’s like playing Mortal Kombat in virtual reality.
You can fight basically however you want. Go in throwing wild haymakers or carefully palm-striking and finger-punching your enemy’s pressure points to weaken them temporarily. Dragon Fist: VR Kung Fu lets you throw things, ninja stars, or fireballs, and there are many fights to be had. You can only ask for a little more than a lot of fighting and various ways to experience it.
2. Fighting Is Fun
We’ve also talked here a lot about Thrill of the Fight in the past. It is an excellent boxing game that works on both the Oculus Quest 2 and the PCVR. It’s the most realistic boxing game out there, with no stupid stamina bars or artificial limits on how fast you can move or how often you can punch other than your physical limitations.
The thrill of the Fight is the best virtual reality game for boxing. It’s not only the hardest VR workout but also one of the most rewarding action games to complete. In Thrill Of the Fight, your opponents will test your strategy and physical limits. When each Fight isn’t challenging enough, you can always change a setting or go to a higher level of difficulty.
If you still need to play Thrilled Of the Fight and you think it sounds interesting, check out our guide for new players.
3. Blade and Sorcery
Nomad is a character in the Blade and Sorcery series.
Blade and Sorcery: Nomad is probably the only game you are familiar with on this list. It has all the best tiktoks and youtube videos, and it’s only second to Boneworks in terms of notoriety. Why? Because of Blade and Sorcery (and, by extension, its Quest 2 counterpart, Blade and Sorcery: Nomad). It is easy to customise everything from Halo guns to Star Wars lightsabers.
It’s also a lot of fun without any modifications. Medieval weapons range from bows to giant two-handed swords to glorified pieces of metal on a stick. The enemies you face are very animated, attack, and respond dynamically.
Oh, and magic, as the name suggests. Throw fireballs, send lightning from your hands, or use a gravity spell to hang someone upside down from a cliff. There’s a lot of sandbox fun, and an RPG mode is promised for the future.
Like the idea of Blade and Sorcery, but prefer the “Blade” part to the “Sorcery” part? Then Swordsman is your favourite Meta Quest 2 action game. The goal of Swordsman is to be the best virtual reality sword fighting game, and they’ve done a lot to try to get that reputation. With an RPG progression system and many enemies to fight, Swordsman doesn’t lack content, and the enemies are much more challenging than you might be used to.
Each is heavily armored and blocks and counters your attacks with more precise moves and timing than in any other sword-fighting game. Swordsman is your game if you want a complicated fencing experience where every move matters and mistakes are punished immediately. Master enemies ranging from Vikings to Samurai and everything in between. It’s hard, but it’s satisfying to land the perfect counter on your opponent’s exposed elbow.
5. Battle Talent
Battle Talent is the only free game on this list, and as we’ve already said, it’s a perfect one for being free. It is also the highest fantasy, with lots of goblins, elves, and skeletons that you can fight with different weapons and spells. There’s a lightning-shooting spear and a real gun. That’s not even counting all the weapons that can be added through modding. Battle Talent can be changed just as easily as Blade and Sorcery.
Battle Talent is free, but its exciting maze mode gives it an edge over other action games. Most fighting games don’t have a lot of RPG elements, so Battle Talent stands out because it gives you a lot of interesting character-building choices in its mazes. You start the labyrinth with one weapon and average stats, but as you defeat enemies and bosses, you build and enchant your arsenal to make it stronger. You also get upgrades for your character, like more health or magical damage. Make a strong sorcerer, a strong warrior, or anything in between.
Want to stop thinking and smash for a while? Try playing Gorn. This colourful, goofy-looking gladiator simulator is a lot of fun. You and all your enemies are powerful, with massive arms and short, funny-looking legs that bounce up and down. Blood splatters are colourful and even pretty, and you can do horrible things to your enemies, like ripping off limbs or pulling out their hearts.
Even though the fights in Gorn don’t have a lot of mechanical depth—you can win most of them just by flailing your arms—it is an enjoyable game to mess around in. It’s not really about winning; it’s about destroying the ridiculous, muscle-bound puppets that come at you in the most fun way possible using various weapons. Gorn doesn’t have a lot of ways to play it again, but for the laughs you get the first time, it’s more than worth it, and it’s a great example of what VR physics can do.
Are you looking for a more severe gladiator simulator than Gorn? Then go to the Colosseum of Ancient Rome in Gladius, a gladiator simulator where you will die horribly, and it’s hard to avoid dying as long as possible. In Gladius, lions, gauls, tigers, and even amazons will try to kill you, and you need to fight carefully to keep your limited health while you kill them.
With weapons like Gladii and Longswords, try to please the crowd as you cut and dismember your enemies. If you make the crowd happy, they will throw your gifts, more money for weapons, food to heal you, and power-ups that give you temporary superpowers. See how long you can last in the arena; the longer you last, the more gold you get to spend on upgrades.
Even though the animations and executions in Gladius sometimes could be a bit smoother, the game’s Ancient Roman setting and RPG elements go together beautifully.
8. Until You Fall
Until You Fall is a roguelike action-fantasy game in an ancient kingdom where a strange crystalline evil turned the once-proud people into monsters. As the last person protecting the kingdom, you must fight through it to get rid of the evil that has taken over your home.
Since Until You Fall is a roguelike, you must fight your way to the end without falling. This is the game’s biggest draw. Reach certain milestones to add more weapons to your arsenal, and use the points you get for failing to give your guns better stats. For a roguelike, the progression is solid and keeps you returning to upgrade your favourite weapon.
Besides the way it gets more challenging, the best thing about Until You Fall is that it uses both of your hands in active combat and makes you move around. Some say that Until You Fall is even a workout. Whether or not it is a very strategic game that requires quick thinking and reflexes. You can mix and match the weapons you hold in each hand. Some are slower than others, and you can see which special abilities work best together. You can plan and think about your character’s development in Until You Fall, but there’s also a lot of fast-paced action.
9. Rise to Gloriousness
Creed: Rise to Glory is another good boxing game for the Oculus Quest 2. Even though Creed is less realistic and intense than Thrill of the Fight, anyone who wants more boxing action should check it out.
In this game, you play as Adonis Creed and fight to the top of the Rocky franchise, one opponent at a time. It’s like Thrill of the Fight in how you fight, but Thrill of the Fight is a more realistic experience. You don’t have to hit as hard or dodge and weave as much. Everything feels more muted and fake.
Your opponents move in more predictable ways. You are told to move in a certain way and punch in certain places. The game will stop a good combo, slow down the action, and ask you to punch specific points. Creed: Rise to Glory is a VR boxing experience that feels more like an arcade game, but it’s still fun if you don’t mind being interrupted.
Compared to Thrill of the Fight, Creed can be a letdown for people who want an authentic experience. But Creed: Rise to Glory looks excellent and is a fun game, especially for people who want to box in VR without sweating through their headsets.