The VR version of Resident Evil 4 And various other games worth buying for the Meta Quest 2 headset will be significantly discounted for the rest of this week. This is part of Meta’s spring game sale and includes single game purchases, as well as some themed game bundles for those who might be less decisive. Remark: These games can be purchased for yourself, or purchases can be gifted to friends or family.
There are some great titles in the lineup including In death: unchained (a cool game where you take down enemies with a bow and arrow in a world dripping with the Anor Londo vibes of Dark souls), Super hot VR (a trippy John Wick simulator with a world that only moves when you do), and Bone lab (one of the most immersive VR games I’ve played, with great gunfights and extensive mod support).
But the highlight of this sale is for me Resident Evil 4. No, not the 2023 remake due out later this week, but the Quest-exclusive VR game developed by Armature Studio. My feelings about the game echo those of my former Verge colleague Adi Robertson, who called it “a VR adaptation with a reason to exist” in her book. judgement. Everything you remember about the 2005 classic is here, but in VR.
Maybe you played the Resident Evil 4 remake’s Chainsaw Demo recently and found the village scene quite intense. For me, playing in VR gives an unparalleled sense of dread, but also a greater sense of control. You can use a dime to pop a Ganado villager in the leg while opening a box for more ammo. There are new strategies to use that are not even possible in the original game. There’s even a big main mode. It is awesome.
Is it worth buying a Meta Quest 2 headset? Not particularly, but RE4 along with some of those games I mentioned above, owning one is a pretty strong thing. It’s much easier to justify if you own a powerful gaming PC, as you can take advantage of my favorite personal use case for the Quest 2: playing Half-life: Alyx (currently 60% off). With the headset’s built-in Air Link feature, or with the optional (and superior) Virtual Desktop app for Quest, you can play graphically enhanced desktop VR games wirelessly on the Quest 2. I’ve got a guide at The edge on how to set this up.
If you’re considering buying a Quest 2 headset, you have a few options. The 128GB base model costs $399.99 at most retailers and comes with two games for a limited time: Golf Plus And Space Pirate Trainer DX. For people planning on buying a bunch of games, I’d recommend spending an extra $30 to get the 256GB version, which recently got a $70 permanent price cut.
Alternatively, you can buy one refurbished 128GB model from Meta and save $50. It is in mint condition and comes with a one-year warranty, just like a new model. The difference is that I don’t think you get the two free games mentioned above.