9 best Meta Quest 3 games & fitness experiences to play on your new VR headset in 2024

9 best Meta Quest 3 games & fitness experiences to play on your new VR headset in 2024
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Written by 

Lloyd Coombes

Last updated 

5th Mar 2024 19:11

If you've just got yourself a new Meta Quest 3 headset over the holidays and are looking for some of the best games to play on it, you've come to the right place.

2023 was a great year for Meta's headset, with it debuting but also receiving a slew of fantastic titles alongside the option to play some of the best Meta Quest 2 games, too.

All of those games can be tough to pick through, though, so we've rounded up the best Meta Quest 3 games to get you started in 2024.

Best Meta Quest 3 games in 2024

#6 - Ghostbusters Rise of the Ghost Lord

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Ghostbusters Rise of the Ghost Lord details & key features:

  • Release date: 2023
  • Key features:
    • Great in co-op
    • Feel like a Ghostbuster
    • Crossplay with Quest 2 and PSVR 2

If 'Bustin' makes you feel good', Ghostbusters Rise of the Ghost Lord will certainly have you grinning ear to ear as you chase all sorts of cheeky spectres through its maps.

Use your PKE meter and Proton Pack to track and contain your poltergeist prey, avoiding crossing the streams and squadding up with up to 3 friends with cross-play across Quest 2 and PSVR2.

And yes, the Stay Puft marshmallow man makes an appearance.

#5 - Arizona Sunshine 2

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Arizona Sunshine 2 details & key features:

  • Release date: 2023
  • Key features:
    • Lots of zombies
    • Fun combat
    • You can pet the dog

VR is a great place to just shoot some zombies, and while Arizona Sunshine 2 is a pretty fun, Zombieland-style caper, the undead can easily overwhelm you if you're not careful. 

Thankfully you're armed with a variety of weapons to keep them a little further than arm's length, but it won't be easy, with manual reloading trickier than you'd think when the hordes approach.

Still, you do have an adorable canine companion you can stroke in VR, and you can even play fetch with some zombie limbs. Who says you can't have fun in the apocalypse?

Read our Arizona Sunshine 2 review.

#4 - Vampire The Masquerade: Justice

Vampire The Masquerade Justice Venice screenshot
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Vampire The Masquerade: Justice details & key features:

  • Release date: 2023
  • Key features:
    • Looks great
    • Pretty gruesome in places
    • RPG skill tree

From zombies to vampires, Vampire The Masquerade: Justice is playable on Quest 2 but the stealth game is at its best on Quest 3.

Rather than avoiding bloodsuckers, you are one, and you'll sneak through the streets of Venice at night to hunt down your prey before slinking back into the shadows in a stealth-action RPG.

It looks great, too, with impressive lighting and some lovely blood effects. It might even be the closest we get to Dishonored in VR.

#3 - Dungeons of Eternity

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Dungeons of Eternity details & key features:

  • Release date: 2023
  • Key features:
    • Great in co-op
    • Plenty of weapons and loot
    • Surprisingly comfortable

Another game launched for Quest 3 but playable on its predecessor, Dungeons of Eternity may have a pretty generic name but it's the closest thing to Diablo in VR - right down to being a blast in co-op.

Players work their way through the game's dungeons, dodging traps, slaying monsters, and collecting loot, and it all feels great thanks to satisfying haptics and the ability to switch weapons through your holster so you can keep swapping out your loadout.

There's little that's breaking new ground, but for a VR game you can play with friends, there are few better.

#2 - Assassin's Creed Nexus VR

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Assassin's Creed Nexus VR details & key features:

  • Release date: 2023
  • Key features:
    • Features three campaigns with an overarching narrative
    • Fun stealth and parkour
    • Impressive detail in environments and NPCs

We're surprised it took this long to get an Assassin's Creed VR game given the central narrative conceit of the franchise has been using a device to revisit the memories of historical figures, but Assassin's Creed Nexus VR certainly does the series justice.

Parkour, stealth, stabbing, and, of course, the leap of faith are all present, translated nicely into VR for an experience that we'd admittedly only recommend enjoying once you're acclimatised to VR.

Still, once you are, there are a trio of storylines between Ezio, Kassandra, and Connor from the series' past to enjoy, and there's star power in the meta-narrative with Morena Baccarin from Deadpool.

Read our Assassin's Creed: Nexus review.

What's the best game for Meta Quest 3?

#1 - Asgard's Wrath 2

Asgard's Wrath 2 screenshot showing combat
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Asgard's Wrath 2 details & key features:

  • Release date: 2023
  • Key features:
    • Sprawling RPG with multiple playable characters
    • Great puzzles to solve
    • Fantastic combat

The best part of Asgard's Wrath 2 is that you probably already own it since the game is included with purchases of the Meta Quest 3 headset.

If you were expecting a throwaway experience, you'll find quite the opposite - Asgard's Wrath 2 offers literally hundreds of hours of action RPG combat and puzzle-solving, with a variety of playable characters.

There's so much to do and explore that it's easy to forget there's an entire roguelike mode included, too. It's so good, in fact, that we scored it 5 out of 5.

Read our Asgard's Wrath 2 review.

The Best VR Fitness Experiences on Quest 3

Meta Quest 3's wireless functionality means there are some fantastic VR fitness apps that can get you moving (and sweating). Just, uh, remember to clean your headset when you're done, yeah?

All of these run even better on Quest 3 than the Quest 2.

#3 - CleanSheet

Meta Quest 3 gameplay from Cleansheet
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Cleansheet details & key features:

  • Release date: 2023
  • Key features:
    • Goalkeeping simulator
    • Multiple modes and leaderboards
    • Statistic analysis

Being in goal might not be everyone's idea of a good time, but CleanSheet makes the experience engaging by having you bombarded by endless shots and having you make spectacular saves right out of the Premier League.

As a tall guy, I needed plenty of room in my play space, but if you've got the room for it, you can have hours of fun with such a simple concept. 

#3 - Gym Class Basketball

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Gym Class Basketball details & key features:

  • Release date: 2022
  • Key features:
    • Plenty of shots
    • Dribbling included
    • Online multiplayer

Basketball is a sport that requires tremendous coordination, and I will concede that it looks decidedly goofier when my Gym Class VR player plays it. And yet, whether you're dribbling, shooting, or going for a big dunk, there's so much fun to be had.

Add in challenges, real NBA courts full of virtual spectators, and character customisation and it's a fun experience that runs even better on Quest 3 than it did on Quest 2.

#1 - Les Mills Bodycombat

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Les Mills Bodycombat details & key features:

  • Release date: 2022
  • Key features:
    • VR and Mixed Reality modes
    • Martial arts moves
    • 50 workout plans

Les Mills' Bodycombat workouts are legendary, helping mesh the discipline of martial arts with a beginner-friendly vibe that anyone can jump into.

Whether it's learning punches or kicks, working out in virtual environments (the new Volcano one certainly helped work up a sweat for me) or wanting 1:1 virtual training with a professional coach, you may surprise yourself with how much the Bodycombat Meta Quest 3 app can literally kickstart a new fitness regimen.

Where's Beat Saber? Meta Quest 2 games explained

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You may have noticed some of the VR platform's biggest hits are missing. That's because while Meta Quest 2 games should run on the Meta Quest 3, they don't come with any extra bells or whistles unless developers jump back in and build on them. As a result, everything on this list was released on Quest 3 right out of the gate.

So while Beat Saber, Iron Man VR, and Moss: Book II are phenomenal games you should definitely check out, they're technically some of the best Meta Quest 2 games around.

For more game recommendations, check out some of our other lists like the best card games, the best games like Dark Souls, the best mech games and more to jump into this year.

Lloyd is GGRecon's Editor-in-Chief, having previously worked at Dexerto and Gfinity, and occasionally appears in The Daily Star newspaper. A big fan of loot-based games including Destiny 2 and Diablo 4, when he's not working you'll find him at the gym or trying to play Magic The Gathering.

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