Motion Sickness in VR

Motion sickness is a condition where there is a discrepancy between what the eyes see and what the body feels. This includes the kind of motion sickness that occurs in virtual reality (VR), which can cause symptoms like nausea, dizziness, and sweating. When the motion that the inner ear detects and what the eyes perceive are different, a sensory conflict occurs. The body stays still while the eyes see a moving environment in virtual reality. Motion sickness may arise from this disparity as it causes confusion in the brain. Everybody experiences symptoms differently, and variables including the kind of VR content, the length of exposure, and a person’s predisposition to motion sickness can all have an impact. Because VR is so immersive and can exacerbate sensory mismatch, VR motion sickness is especially noteworthy.

Our Christmas 2023 must have Quest VR games

The title says it all.

Below we highlight some of the awesome Quest VR games we recommend you to play for Christmas 2023 and there after in 2024 / 2025.

  • Beat Saber
  • Keep talking and nobody explodes
  • Resident Evil VR <- we love this one.
  • I expect you to die
  • And others.

Check them out below.

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Beat Saber

“Beat Saber” is a highly popular VR rhythm game that has captivated players with its unique blend of music, motion, and visual aesthetics. In this game, players use lightsaber-like controllers to slash through colored blocks that correspond to the beat of the music. Each block is color-coded and must be hit in a specific direction, challenging players to maintain rhythm and precision. The game’s immersive VR environment enhances the experience, allowing players to feel like they are truly inside the music. With a diverse range of songs spanning various genres and difficulty levels, “Beat Saber” caters to a wide audience, from casual players to rhythm game enthusiasts. Its intuitive gameplay, coupled with energetic soundtracks, makes “Beat Saber” not just a game but a physically engaging experience that can also serve as a form of exercise. The game’s popularity is further boosted by its social aspect, with leaderboards and multiplayer modes fostering a competitive and communal environment.

https://beatsaber.com/

Walk About Golf

This virtual reality game provides an entertaining and engaging mini-golf experience. With its realistic physics, well-thought-out obstacles, and attention to detail, it stands out and provides fun for both casual and die-hard golfers. In a private game with up to eight players, players can challenge friends or simply enjoy the game by themselves. It’s a highly regarded game on the Quest and Steam VR platforms because of its great replay value and multiplayer capabilities.

https://www.mightycoconut.com/minigolf

Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4 VR is a VR reimagining of the classic game, completely redesigned to support VR play styles. The original game’s terrifying world is enhanced with virtual reality, providing dynamic and engaging combat while preserving the tense and stressful atmosphere that solidifies its status as a classic.

Res 4 VR

Vader Immortal

“Vader Immortal” is an episodic VR game available on the Meta Quest platform, offering an immersive Star Wars experience that combines interactive storytelling with action-packed gameplay. Set in the rich universe of Star Wars, the game places players in a narrative-driven adventure where they encounter Darth Vader himself. As the protagonist, players explore the mysterious fortress of Vader on the planet Mustafar, unraveling secrets and honing their lightsaber skills. The game’s unique selling point lies in its ability to make players feel as if they are truly part of the Star Wars saga, leveraging the VR environment to offer a deeply engaging experience. With its intuitive controls, stunning graphics, and compelling storyline, “Vader Immortal” not only appeals to Star Wars fans but also to those new to virtual reality gaming, providing an accessible yet thrilling introduction to the world of VR adventures.

https://www.oculus.com/vader-immortal/

Robo Recall Unplugged

This intensely action-packed virtual reality first-person shooter is well-known for its exhilarating gameplay and high replay value. As “recallers,” players are entrusted with stopping rogue robots in a city. The game is among the greatest action games for the Oculus Quest platform, with an extensive weaponry and intricate scoring system.

Robo Recall Unplugged

Cubism

A virtual reality puzzle game where users put together progressively intricate structures out of coloured blocks. Cubism provides an easy-to-understand yet demanding experience with its straightforward mechanics and excellent spatial puzzles. Ten packs of puzzles in varying degrees of difficulty are included in the game, which has an industrial aesthetic.

Cubism

I Expect you to die

In this virtual reality puzzle game, players take on the role of telekinetic elite secret agents entrusted with putting an evil corporation to rest. In a series of escape-the-room-style puzzles, the game puts players in perilous situations where they must use cunning and dexterity in order to survive.

https://iexpectyoutodie.schellgames.com/

I Expect you to die 2

A sequel that continues the escape room-style puzzle gameplay, offering more ingenious puzzles, cunning villains, and dangerous locales. Players return as elite super spies equipped with espionage skills, explosives, and gadgets. The game is praised for its cleverness, surprise elements, and fun gameplay​

Just as good, or even better than the first. We believe it could be slightly better purely for the fact that we know how hard is it to make VR games, and to make 2 awesome games in a short span from each other is very cool. Our research into the company Schell Games, they created a whole framework for creating games like this. No simple task. At Scenegraph, we have done the same creating our own VR framework for creating mental wellbeing VR apps and training VR apps.

Highly recommend.

https://iexpectyoutodie.schellgames.com/sequel

There is a 3rd installment, but we have not played that yet, and don’t want to recommend something we have not played.

Keep talking and nobody explodes

This unique puzzle game involves a player disarming procedurally generated bombs with the help of other players who read from a manual containing instructions. It’s designed as a local multiplayer game, where one player in VR tries to defuse a bomb while others assist with guidance. The game combines intense cooperative play with high-pressure puzzle-solving, making it a standout in VR gaming​.

https://keeptalkinggame.com/

Additional Information

Meta Quest 2/3 Store <- The link here should take you to the Quest games – Meta is bringing all platforms togethers

Oculus Store <- It is still currently known as Oculus Store which encompasses PC-VR. We thought it best to include this link because with a good USB-C cable, you can connect the Quest headsets to the PC/Laptop to play PC VR games.

Accessibility Games by Meta <- this link goes to the accessibility page which Meta states is all round accessibility. We have not played all these games so can not state this page is factual, but thought it would be good to highlight anyway.

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