23 Best Oculus Horror Games You Need To Try

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Published 25 October 2021

Last updated on 11 May 2023

The Oculus Quest has been out for many years and has proven to be a highly successful seller within the VR industry. The Quest has outperformed most other VR headsets because of its revolutionary tech and ease of access. We’ll be looking at some of the best Oculus horror games we think are out there.

1. Five Nights At Freddy’s: Help Wanted

On the surface, Five Nights At Freddy’s: Help Wanted isn’t that different from the other games in the series. You still work through the exact role of the night security guard, defending yourself from animatronics that is out to kill you.

Gamers will be familiar with how it all works, but what makes this game stand out is that you’re not alone this time! You have a new co-worker who can help you by relaying hints and tips via walkie-talkie.

When it comes to Five Nights At Freddy’s: Help Wanted, working together is vital if you want to make it through the gruelling shift alive.

We believe this game deserves to be listed first as it’s truly one of the best Oculus horror games out there.

2. Lies Beneath

A horror game full of action – Lies Beneath! While this might remind players of Until Dawn, they will be happy to know that there are no QTEs and can enjoy the game without worrying about dying every five minutes!

Players take on the role of Anne as she investigates a disappearance in a mysterious lake house. This game uses an advanced AI system, so the enemies won’t be able to see you unless you are in their direct line of sight!

3. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

The new horror game from Skydance Interactive, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, which has previously made Archangel VR, is a title that seems to be more of an action experience than anything else, so it wouldn’t qualify as being true horror, although we still feel like it’s worth being ranked amongst some of the best Oculus horror games.

The developers have done a great job creating memorable characters and events, so this might be one to check out if you love action games and zombies.

Oculus use this as one of the primary games to advertise on Oculus so it’s safe to assume this is one of the best Oculus horror games to experience out there.

4. Dreadhalls

Dreadhalls is a first-person horror game for the oculus rift and other virtual reality headsets. The game is an exciting exploration of both the limitations and possibilities of VR.

You explore through halls, rooms, and other corridors that fully immerse you in this experience, which offers only limited interaction with the environment.

Despite this limitation, Dreadhalls still offers plenty of scares and dread-inducing moments for players to enjoy. All made possible by the power of VR.

5. Cosmodread

Cosmodread is about the creatures you encounter throughout the game. They are not aliens or zombies but something unknown or unexplained. You will be taken on this journey worldwide, from quiet suburbs to abandoned buildings to universities.

You can play in VR (which we recommend) or choose to play without VR with just one controller!

6. Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4 for VR is a seminal game in survival horror that will have you on the edge of your seat for days. The game starts with the iconic villain, Albert Wesker, kidnapping Ashley Graham, the daughter of the U.S. president. Why Resident Evil 4 should be your next VR experience.

You are tasked with rescuing her by any means necessary through an adventure across rural Spain. The game’s storyline is deep and immersive, while its environments are full of things to explore and discover, rendered in stunning detail thanks to Virtual Reality.

7. Crashland

Crashland is a first-person sci-fi horror game developed exclusively for virtual reality. You play as an astronaut who has been stranded on an alien planet. You then explore the Martian landscape and figure out what happened to your ship and crew.

While exploring, you’ll have to deal with all sorts of things. The game is being developed to be more than just a run-and-gun shooter, so it’s not your only option while you can defend yourself.

You might opt to sneak up on an enemy and knock them out before they can get to you. This will allow for some fascinating scenes made possible by using the headset.

8. Death Horizon: Reloaded

Death Horizon: Reloaded is an on-rails shooter developed for virtual reality. You are the sole survivor of a military force that was attacking an alien installation on Mars. You find yourself in an escape pod, launching you back to Earth.

Within hours, the planet is engulfed by the alien invasion force. You are tasked with trying to save what’s left of humanity, but it won’t be easy.

With your trusty gun and the help of other survivors, you’ll have to fight your way through hoards of enemies to uncover more about what happened and how to stop it from happening again.

This may be one of the best Oculus horror games on this list, as it’s been developed from the ground up as a VR experience.

9. Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife

Wraith is a horror/visual novel with some action elements. Explore the limbo world, meet new people and make difficult decisions on what you think will help your friend.

The game uses a first-person perspective to give players more immersion as they unravel the story behind their best friend’s death. This is a single-player-only game, but there is no need for VR to play this!

10. Drop Dead: Duel Strike

Drop Dead: Duel Strike is an online multiplayer game for up to 16 players developed exclusively for virtual reality.

It’s accessible by the Oculus store and comes at a small price. The exciting thing about this game is that it allows up to 16 players to be in one place at any time.

That means there are no lobbies or waiting; you’ll go straight into the action. Thanks to AI bots, this has only been made possible so that you won’t be missing out on anything either way.

Plus, with the game being designed for virtual reality, you’ll be able to play with friends and see them!

11. Arizona Sunshine

Arizona Sunshine is a first-person zombie shooter game which can be played on PC, PlayStation 4, and the Oculus Rift. Players play the role of an American gunfighter searching for zombies to shoot down in the blistering heat of the desert.

The player starts with nothing more than a flashlight and a sidearm, but as they progress through the game, they can unlock better weapons and scavenge for supplies to survive the zombie apocalypse.

Overall, this game has been praised for its fantastic graphics, sound design, and an intense story mode that will take players on an unforgettable journey across the corpse-strewn streets of Arizona.

12. Sphere Toon – VR Comic

Sphere Toon is a VR comic designed to be an immersive experience for children and adults.

Players look into the camera, and they will see themselves in Sphere Toon’s world. You can then choose whatever adventure you want to go on, with no limit to what you create.

The game is designed so players can make their adventures with the features provided by the game. This makes it easy for them to create whatever they like, at whatever pace they want, for as long as they please.

Not only does this help visually impaired people, but it also provides an incredible experience for those who want to dream up their own stories.

13. Layers Of Fear

Layers of Fear is the classic mind-bending horror game where players must use their wits and reflexes to get through various stages without ending up dead.

Although there seem to be some issues with the controls, which can interfere with gameplay sometimes, it’s still an excellent game for anyone who likes puzzles and wants something that isn’t quite as scary as other horror titles.

14. The Exorcist: Legion VR

The Exorcist: Legion VR is a game I recently played and found quite satisfying in its various jump scares.

This game differs from others because it doesn’t require players to use their hands when playing the game. Instead, it relies on your hands and feet to explore the world around you.

The developers have done a great job exploring natural reactions to fear by having a player’s heart racing and breathing too fast.

It also offers an interesting premise about a police officer investigating a series of gruesome murders but finding out that they may all be linked to the same entity.

15. Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister

The Warhammer 40,000, also known as the 41st Millennium, is a fictional universe created by Pixel Toys.

The setting is part of Games Workshop’s miniature wargaming and literary lines detailed in the popular tabletop game Warhammer 40,000.

These games are set in a continuously war-torn sci-fi world with humans on one side and various races of intelligent aliens on the other.

16. Affected: The Manor

The Oculus Quest has a vast library of VR horror games but Affected: The Manor is one of the most popular.

There are three different versions to choose from; the standard version that lets you tour the manor with jump scares in all directions, an unmapped version for genuine scares and no direction cues, and the map version that has a tour guide to help you find your way around the creepy house.

In this VR experience, you can’t fight back against your attackers, but multiple endings depend on how well you do.

17. Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition

Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition was developed for virtual reality and is a first-person, story-driven game. You’ll explore the Blair Witch mystery through a first-person perspective as you seek out your missing sister.

It’s been created with VR technology in mind, meaning it has been designed from the ground up as an immersive experience.

This is one of those games that we don’t know much about yet, but we’re looking forward to seeing more and learning more details.

Keep your eye on this one. It’s been created with VR technology in mind which means that it has been designed from the ground up as an immersive experience. This one!

18. République VR

In République VR, you play as a young woman who has been kidnapped from her home and must use stealth gameplay to escape from a mysterious virtual reality.

The entire game is played from a first-person view and takes place in one continuous location. Players must find objects and information that will help them achieve their goal: to escape the compound they’re being held captive in.

To complete puzzles, players often need to forge alliances with other characters and decide how much of themselves (and their secrets) they’re willing to risk.

19. Please, Don’t Touch Anything

Please, Don’t Touch Anything is a puzzle game in which you play as an unnamed character who has been accidentally transported to a bizarre alternate dimension.

The only way for the player to escape is by solving puzzles and guiding an energy orb back to its home planet. Players will need to solve puzzles in this dimension alongside their own to find themselves and return home.

20. Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul

If you thought there was nowhere for Oculus horror games to go but downhill, then think again! The Blair Witch found in Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul is just as terrifying in virtual reality in ways that weren’t possible in traditional video game settings.

This game also takes the concept of haunting and polishes it up with all sorts of new bells and whistles. From start to finish, Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul will get under your skin and leave you clinging to your seat for dear life.

In short, it’s a lot like trying to survive a real haunted house scenario that only shows up on camera from time to time.

21. Face Your Fears 2

Developed by Turtle Rock Studios, this second instalment in their ‘Face Your Fears’ series continues with the same concept as the first game, only now you’re inside your own house!

The best part about this game is that it can be played non-VR or VR, so whether you want to play just on mobile with optional VR support or fully immerse yourself in whole Virtual Reality, it’s all up to you!

22. Red Matter

Red Matter is an amazing-looking Oculus horror game. The player finds themselves in a research facility on an alien planet, and it’s not long until things start going wrong.

While we haven’t played the entire game yet, we played the demo, and it had some pretty terrifying moments! It was initially released on the Oculus Rift, but it’s now on the Quest.

23. Arizona Sunshine – Dead Man DLC

The sequel to 2016’s popular shooter, Arizona Sunshine, will allow players to continue playing as John Triton, Jonathan’s son.

If you already bought the base game and the ‘Rifle Only Mode’ DLC, this new expansion is available through an update on Steam right now and does not require any additional purchase! It should be available on Quest at launch!


The best horror games on the Oculus Quest provide a solid story and sense of adventure, as opposed to just relying on jump scares.

Dead Secret is one such game, but it may not be for everyone due to clunky controls.

Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife is also worth checking out if you don’t have VR but want something more immersive than other visual novels with less gore or violence.

Horror fans will love Layers Of Fear because it has plenty of puzzles for anyone who likes playing mind-bending games while still being able to scare players simultaneously. These are our top Oculus quest horror games, so let us know in the comments below if you’d change anything!