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Top 15 Best Multiplayer VR Games On Oculus Quest - Summer 2021

Top 15 Best Multiplayer VR Games On Oculus Quest - Summer 2021

With more and more people getting into VR, Oculus Quest owners are probably looking for games they can play with friends who also own a headset.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best multiplayer offerings on the Quest Store, plus we’ve marked which support cross-platform play (meaning that you can play with an owner of a non-Quest VR headset). Here are our top 15 best multiplayer VR games on Oculus Quest.

15. The Under Presents

The Under Presents falls somewhere between a game, an experience and live VR theater. It incorporates other players in an exciting and unique way that we haven’t seen elsewhere. 

As you explore The Under Presents, you’ll encounter other players represented in the same way as you, dressed in a black cloak with a gold mask for a face. There’s no way to communicate besides gestures, and you have no way of knowing who they are or where they come from. Developer Tender Claws intend to use The Under Presents as a hub for rotating multiplayer and live VR content. Access to the multiplayer hub is free, as is a 45-minute introduction to The Under Presents’ world. 

The Under Presents’ live-from-VR interactive multiplayer performances of Shakespeare’s The Tempest return for a limited run this March

Read more: The Under Presents Is Live VR Theater By Way Of David Lynch, And You Need To Try It Now

The Tempest Returns To The Under Presents For A Limited Time This Month


14. PokerStars VR

Do you love poker? Do you love playing poker with friends? Do your friends have VR headsets? Well, then you’re 100% set with PokerStars VR. It’s by far the most prominent poker title available on VR headsets, and you and your friends will be able to join a plethora of online tables to play poker just like in real life. You can even light a virtual cigar to get that proper poker table feel, even though a purely aesthetic cigar is rather pointless. PokerStars VR is poker with friends in VR — it’s as simple as that.

Cross-platform play: Yes, between Oculus Quest, Rift and SteamVR.

13. Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale

Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale is an absolute delight to play through with friends. Think Overcooked, but with less frantic movement across the map and more on-the-spot sandwich assembling. That being said, the general premise is the same — each person will have to prepare foods and assemble them into sandwiches for customers, often requiring teamwork and coordination to fulfill orders on time.

Cross-platform play: Yes, between PC VR platforms and Quest.

Read more: Cook-Out Review: Resolution’s Best Game Yet And A Tasty Overcooked Tribute

12. Arizona Sunshine

Arizona Sunshine is a zombie shooter with a 4+ hour campaign and a wave-based horde mode to boot. Even better, both the campaign and the horde mode support multiplayer, so you can jump in with a friend who also has the game on Quest (sadly, it doesn’t support cross-platform play though).

While Arizona Sunshine has been around in the VR world for quite some time now (originally launching for PC VR in 2017), it’s remains a solid option for Quest players looking for some co-operative wave-based action and/or a full co-op campaign. Plus as of April, the Oculus Quest version of the game has received all the same DLC and post-launch content as the PC VR version.

Cross-platform play: No.

Read more: Arizona Sunshine Available On Quest Now, Post-Launch DLC To Be Cross-Buy

11. Carly and the Reaperman

Carly and the Reaperman is a third-person platformer that puts some interesting twists on co-op play. One player controls Carly, a young girl taking a trip to the Underworld. The other embodies the Reaperman, who helps Carly by picking up blocks, torches or using switches to make or reveal new paths for her.

If you’ve got two Oculus Quest headsets, you can both play in VR. Alternatively, if you only have one Quest, the second player can use a free game client on PC to control Carly, with player one in VR as the Reaperman. 

Cross-platform play: No, VR co-op with two Quest headsets only. Asymmetrical co-op available with PC or Mac. 

Read more: Carly And The Reaperman Review – VR’s Best Asymmetrical Co-Op Overcomes Its Scrappy Side

10. Walkabout Mini Golf VR

Walkabout Mini Golf VR is exactly what it sounds like — one of the most popular VR mini golf games available on Quest. There’s matchmaking support for quick online games, as well as private room support for you and up to four other players. Each of the courses features a creative theme with some really challenging obstacles. You can find a secret collectible ball at each hole as well, giving you a bit of a secondary goal to keep an eye out for.

Cross-platform play: Yes, between Quest and Rift

Read more: Walkabout Mini Golf VR Livestream: Chilling and Chatting

9. Contractors

What this military-themed shooter lacks in visuals on Quest, it makes up for in performance, content, and gameplay.

Similar in pace to a Call of Duty game, Contractors features a wide selection of loadout options and different guns, all with active reloading. There’s tremendous freedom of movement as well, if your stomach can handle it, like being able to jump, sprint, and slide around maps. You can play solo missions, but the real focus is multiplayer, where you’ll be able to choose between co-op objectives and online competitive PvP matches.

Cross-platform play: Yes, between Quest and PC VR platforms.

Read more: Contractors Quest Review: VR Gets An Approachable Call of Duty-Style Shooter

8. Spaceteam VR

Spaceteam originally released as a mobile game in 2012, but has since found a new life and natural home in VR. You can play with up to six players on a mission to communicate clearly and effectively while piloting a ship through space. You’ll need to call out commands to your friends to instruct them to press buttons or perform certain actions, but a bunch of chaotic elements get thrown in the mix. Not only are the commands often confusing or tongue twisting in nature, but your console might burst into flames or your voice could become modulated while issuing commands.

It’s hectic good fun and one of the best party multiplayer games available on the Quest. Plus, you can even play with non-VR users — at least one VR user can play with up to five players on mobile devices, provided you’re all in the same room.

Cross-platform play: Yes, between Quest and PC VR platforms.

Read more: Spaceteam VR Review: Multiplayer Multitasking Mayhem Finds A Natural Home In VR

Hands-On: Spaceteam VR Is Full Of Absolute Co-Op Chaos

7. Real VR Fishing

Much like PokerStars VR, this one is fairly simple — it’s fishing in VR with multiplayer support. If you’re looking to go cast your line with a friend in VR, then Real VR Fishing is the best (and perhaps only on Quest) option. The game has been around for a while, but multiplayer support is a much newer addition to the game. It supports up to 4 users at once in multiplayer, and Ian had a fantastic time when he tried it out on release. In a time when many of us are restricted in our movements and only have limited access to outdoor activities, going for some Real VR Fishing with your friends might be exactly what you need.

Cross-platform play: No.

Read more: Catch Fish With Friends In Real VR Fishing Update On Oculus Quest

6. Larcenauts

Larcenauts is a new competitive team shooter from Impulse Gear that provides lots of options — it’s a hero shooter that offers several classes and emphases strategy and teamwork in a manner similar to Overwatch or Valorant. It takes visual and stylistic cues from those titles too, with a bright color palette and a diverse cast of characters to choose from with different weapons and abilities. 

It’s certainly not perfect — there are a few hiccups along the way that feel a bit awkward at times and make the game feel slightly less accessible than other VR shooters. But it makes up for those few missteps with a rich and deepingly rewarding competitive game, if you commit to learning it and putting in some work. It’s early days yet but, depending on how Impulse Gear supports Larcenauts, it could climb this list.

Cross-platform play: Yes

Read more: Larcenauts Review: A Slick, Rich Shooter For Competitive Play

5. Eleven Table Tennis

When push comes to shove, Eleven Table Tennis is really just table tennis in VR. However, to leave it at that would be to do it an injustice — it’s not just table tennis in VR, it’s really good table tennis in VR. There’s something special about being able to take your Quest anywhere and — provided you have an internet connection — play against a friend (or a random) online with a 1:1 perfect recreation of a table tennis table.

It also works so well because it feels like the real thing — there’s relatively little physical resistance when hitting a ball in table tennis in real life, so a VR translation feels scarily accurate. Slight vibrations when you hit the ball are all that’s needed to make Eleven Table Tennis feel properly authentic. Plus, the game supports LAN matches for a lag-free experience, and you can even use a 3D printed paddle with your Touch controller for the full authentic experience. It’s table tennis in VR,  recreated in impressive detail.

Cross-platform play: Yes, with Rift and SteamVR users.

Read more: Table Tennis In VR Gets 3D Printed Paddle For Oculus Touch Controllers

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4. Onward

If you’re looking for a competitive multiplayer shooter on Oculus Quest, then Onward has to be your pick. In his review, David dubbed Onward as the definitive military sim FPS — you play in 5v5 battles against other players online, with an array of weapons and three game modes to choose from. While it’s missing the visual fidelity and some of the custom features from the PC VR version of the game (many of which have been promised to arrive in a future update), it is still easily one of the best multiplayer VR games on the Quest. As David put it, “this should be in every Quest user’s library that enjoys shooters — hands down.”

Cross-platform play: Yes, between Quest and PC VR platforms.

Read more: Onward On Oculus Quest Review: Lock And Load Without Wires

3. Population: One

With the success of Fortnite and the battle royale genre, something similar coming to VR was inevitable. Late last year, Population: One filled that gap in the market. 

If you’re looking for a VR battle royale to play with friends, then look no further. This three-man squad-only shooter follows the same basic premise as Fortnite complete with a basic wall-building system, but the addition of climbing and a deployable wingsuit for gliding sets it apart by letting you scale any building or structure. 

The game has received plenty of post-launch support and content updates, so if you’re looking for a multiplayer VR shooter to sink your teeth into long-term, Population: One is probably your best bet. 

Cross-platform play: Yes, between Quest and PC VR platforms.

Read more: Population: One Review – The New King Of VR Battle Royale Shooters

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2. Echo VR

Echo VR is a competitive multiplayer game that could only work in VR, and that’s why it’s so high on our list. In terms of multiplayer experiences available on the platform, the game remains conceptually and practically unmatched — it provides unique gameplay, an ingenious movement system and thrilling competitive action.

The core premise sees you play in teams in a zero-gravity room with a single disc floating in the middle. There’s a goal at each end of the arena and you can push off of objects or use wrist boosters to move around the environment while throwing, passing and shooting the disc toward the goal. It’s not a hard concept to understand but, like any competitive sport or game, it’s a lot harder to master. Even better — Echo VR is available for free on Oculus Quest.

Cross-platform play: Yes, between Quest and Rift.

Read more: Echo Arena Review: Ready at Dawn Delivers VR’s First Amazing Esport (Note: this review is of the original Rift version of the game)

OC6: Echo Arena On Oculus Quest Is A Capable Port Of An Excellent VR Game

1. Demeo

Demeo is the latest from VR developer veterans Resolution Games, this time translating the social, tabletop RPG campaign genre into a well-packaged VR experience. 

Up to 4 players can tackle Demeo’s randomized run of three dungeon levels in the first campaign, which is appropriately challenging and can last anywhere from a few minutes for the careless to approaching three hours or more. A second campaign, Realm of the Rat King, is also now available and features five levels to work through. 

There’s many staples of a tabletop RPG – turn-based combat, fantasy setting, class options – but really, it’s not the gameplay itself that makes Demeo worthy of #1 on this list. Demeo is an engaging tabletop RPG, but more importantly it’s a near-peerless social VR experience, polished to such a degree that it transforms the kinks of its systems into enjoyable, suspenseful quirks. 

Not only is it available on Quest now, but it’s available on PC VR with crossplay as well. There’s also plans for a flatscreen PC release in the future, along with more DLC campaigns.

Cross-platform play: Yes, with PC VR on Steam. 

Read more: Demeo Review – A Social VR Masterclass In An Engaging Tabletop RPG

Honorable Mentions

  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew: Command a starship with your friends.
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes: Defuse a bomb in VR with a friend on the outside reading from a bomb defusal manual.
  • Acron! Attack of the Squirrels: Play in VR as a tree trying to knock away squirrels (who are playing the game on a phone or tablet) from trying to get your acorns.
  • Racket NX: Fast-paced racket and ball game.
  • Rec Room: Free collection of activities like paintball to play with friends or family with cross-play supported on practically every kind of system, including PS.
  • Pro Putt: Golfing in VR.
  • Mini Motor Racing X: Our recommendation for a Quest-based racing game.
  • Crisis VRigade: You’ll either have to install this one via sideloading on SideQuest (here’s how to do that) or via App Lab, as it’s not a full store release, but if you’re looking for an arcade game shooter experience with friends that’s similar to Time Crisis, this is it.

Those are our picks for best multiplayer games on Oculus Quest, but what are yours? Let us know in the comments.

We’re always updating our lists and writing new ones for various VR platforms and game genres — keep an eye out for more in the near future. In the meantime, check out our list of the top 25 games and experiences on Quest or our top 10 FPS and shooter games on Oculus Quest.

Note: This list was initially published as a top 10 list in August 2020. The article was edited and republished in June 2021, with adjusted rankings.

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