22 Family-Friendly VR Experiences/Games for Both the Oculus Rift & Quest Headsets

If you're new to VR, we have some suggestions for family-friendly games for both the Oculus Rift & Oculus Quest. Take a look!


Angry Birds
ANGRY BIRDS VR: ISLE OF PIGS ($14.99 / Everyone)
Sport-Skill / General

Classic mobile game available in VR. Use your slingshot loaded with angry birds to knock down a variety of structures on the beach. Players can also design their own creative structures for destruction, so there’s an endless numbers of levels to play. The VR immersive experience allows you to aim from different locations to get the best shot.

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Anne Frank House VR
ANNE FRANK HOUSE VR (FREE / Everyone)
Explore-Adventure

Tour the “secret annex” where Anne Frank, 13 years old, and her family lived in hiding for over two years before their capture by the Nazis. Explore the various rooms and how they lived in the attic of an old office building in Amsterdam, Holland, in 1942.

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Beat Saber
BEAT SABER ($29.99 / Everyone)
Sport-Skill / General

With your controllers as light sabers, slash the cubes coming your way, in rhythm with the beat of the music. Good eye-hand coordination exercise with various levels of play and fun.

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Stolen Pets
(THE) CURIOUS TALE OF STOLEN PETS ($14.99 / Everyone)
Explore-Adventure

Engage and touch the various features of each of the three different mini-island settings: 1. Summer house island; 2. Ski mountain island; 3. Sea island. A storyline of memories for these features is narrated by a grandfather, like a guided tour. Along the way look for and touch the shimmering stars to collect island coins. Also, find pets hidden somewhere on each island. You can return to the bedroom home base by touching the clock on a separate rock floating to the right, which also displays the scoreboard when finding these treasures. (Young children may need assistance in locating hidden pets.)

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Eleven
ELEVEN TABLE TENNIS VR ($19.99 / Everyone)
Sport-Skill / Specific

Improve your table tennis skills with this very realistic simulation that has good physics and AI. You can select your level of playing ability along a range of five options, from easy to legend. Practice serving or hitting shots to get ready to play matches with the AI opponent. Or play against others online nearby or at a distance (separate headset needed). And no need to chase errant ping pong balls! Game play requires at least 8 foot by 5 foot of floor space.

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Fail Factory
FAIL FACTORY! ($4.99 / Everyone)
Sport-Skill / General

Enjoy improving your assembly line skills at various kid-friendly mini-games in this quirky robot factory, starting as an intern and eventually becoming a star employee. Cycle through three types of tasks at increasing levels of challenge: sorting stations (picking up and flinging colored objects into proper receptables), salvaging stations ( lift objects and drop them into the recycle receptable), and robot testing (guide large robots along a trajectory). Fun gameplay without major consequences because you can always do a retry. (sit or stand)

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Gadgeteer
GADGETEER ($14.99 / Everyone)
Explore-Adventure

Create your own chain-reaction machines and other crazy contraptions with a wide variety of building materials available. Or, work out creative solutions to the 60 physics puzzles (more than one solution can work). Tinker all you want.

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Google Earth
GOOGLE EARTH VR - RIFT only (FREE / Everyone)
Travel

Travel anywhere in the world where street view has been captured. Fly there through sky view and then drop into any location. Revisit places you’ve been to, where you used to live and work. Try out some new locations, explore future vacation sites, travel to places on your bucket list or locations you probably won’t visit.

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I Expect You To Die
I EXPECT YOU TO DIE ($24.99 / Everyone 10+)
Explore-Adventure

As an elite secret agent, you are given various missions to complete. You can solve the tricky puzzles in different ways, but you must also survive the deadly situations you are faced with. The game has some similarity to an escape room adventure. There’s a great opening introduction to the game similar to a James Bond movie that sets the stage for your work.

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Job Simulator
JOB SIMULATOR ($19.99 / Everyone 10+)
Explore-Adventure

It’s now 2050 and robots do everything. Enter this “museum exhibit” to learn how humans used to work in four different settings: as an office worker, as a gourmet chef, as a convenience store clerk, or as an auto mechanic. Figure out how they did their tasks and with what tools, but with a lot more fun and no real consequences.

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Kingspray Graffiti
KINGSPRAY GRAFFITI ($14.99 / Everyone)
Explore-Adventure

Create your own street art on walls or vehicles in 12 varied locations (e.g., trainyard, abandoned subway station, deserted alley, factory warehouse, etc.—12 locations in all). Easily play with varieties of color and spray nozzles, making your own distinctive and creative mark in the world. It’s possible to paint while staying in one spot (or sitting down) and teleport yourself along each wall or vehicle.

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Mini Motor Racing
MINI MOTOR RACING X ($24.99 / Everyone 10+)
Sport-Skill / Specific

Select your racing vehicle and gear (earn points to have more options) and race your car through four laps in 50 different short tracks. You can race your car from a variety of perspectives, either inside the car or outside from different levels of height above the car, and above the track. At later levels you can include a few weapons to boost your performance and slow down your opponents.

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Ocean Rift
OCEAN RIFT ($9.99 / Everyone)
Travel

Take a relaxing and safe underwater scuba dive to enjoy the vivid beauty of the subterranean scenery. Swim near 14 various sea creatures in their natural marine habitat (e.g., sea turtles, dolphins, sharks etc.) Either swim with your hands or use hand propellers to move around under the sea.

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Premium Bowling
PREMIUM BOWLING ($ 19.99/ Everyone)
Sport-Skill / Specific

Open your own bowling alley at home to enjoy the strikes and spares, in 5 different environments. The sounds, visuals, and mechanics are impressive. Multiplayer competitions are also possible. Game play requires at least 8 foot by 5 foot of floor space.

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Racket Fury
RACKET FURY: TABLE TENNIS ($14.99 / Everyone)
Sport-Skill / Specific

Improve your table tennis skills with this very realistic simulation that has good physics and AI. Practice serving or hitting shots to get ready to play matches with the AI opponent that makes very quick returns. Or play against others online nearby or at a distance (separate headset needed). And no need to chase errant ping pong balls! Game play requires at least 8 foot by 5 foot of floor space.

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Racket NX
RACKET: NX ($19.99 / Everyone)
Sport-Skill / Specific

Play racquetball inside of a large glass dome in which the ball can move along the wall hitting the targets and boosting energy and never goes out of bounds. The harder you hit the ball, the farther the ball goes along the wall. You can also use a tractor beam to pull back the ball and get ready for another shot (only one controller is used in the game). It’s continuous action until you destroy all targets or your energy runs out. A great workout.

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Rush
RUSH ($19.99 / Everyone)
Sport-Skill / Specific

Put on your wingsuit and dive off the mountain platform for an exhilarating human flight over various terrain down the slope of the mountain and valley, flying through circle targets along the way, to reach the camp below. The closer you fly just above the ground and near mountain sides boosts your points and energy. You can experience 90 varied tracks within five grand environments. Fly by yourself wherever you wish, race AI competitors along a track, or friends in online multiplayer mode. The seated option while playing (instead of standing) minimizes dizziness and motion sickness.

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SCULPTRVR
SCULPTRVR ($ 9.99 / Everyone)
Explore-Adventure

Create 3D objects—landscapes, sculptures, tiny figurines--of various sizes, of various colors, of various shapes, etc. While creating, shape and paint your objects, resize them large or small. Move your creations around, up or down, left or right, or upside down.

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Space Pirate Trainer
SPACE PIRATE TRAINER ($14.99 / Everyone 10+)
Sport-Skill / General

In classic arcade action, you defend your territory blasting ever increasing waves of invading droids, while you dodge their laser death rays. Good visuals and music. Winner, The Proto Awards.

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Tetris Effect
TETRIS EFFECT - Quest only ($29.99 / Everyone)
Explore-Adventure

Enjoy a relaxing immersive experience while playing this classic 2D puzzle game with additional 3D effects. Sit back to take in the music and visuals, but pay attention as gameplay has increasing difficulty.

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Tilt Brush
TILT BRUSH ($19.99 / Everyone)
Explore-Adventure

Amazing painting in 3D space with great freedom, and no spills, even fun for non-artists.

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Titans of Space
TITANS OF SPACE PLUS ($9.99 / Everyone)
Travel

Take a relaxing and awe-inspiring private guided tour of our grand solar system. You’ll be transported through space in your own shuttle. At each stop access the menu and learn information about each planet. (Note: Some data sheets include mention of “millions of years” existence.)

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Oculus Quest First Steps
TUTORIAL FOR QUEST HEADSET

A fun tutorial with varied opportunities to become familiar with using the two hand controllers (e.g., throwing a paper airplane, guiding a small dirigible, trying out body movements and a shooting gallery, etc.). Some return to this tutorial to enjoy these experiences again.

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Ultrawings
ULTRAWINGS ($ 14.99 / Everyone)
Sport-Skill / Specific

Put your helmet on, get familiar with your instrument panel, and fly around four tropical islands to accomplish various missions. A helpful tutorial gets you up in the air and maneuvering through various rings in the sky to earn your initial flight credential. Eventually after earning sufficient points, you’ll learn to fly four different aircraft. “Arcade” flying mode may be more enjoyable and less taxing than the “simulator” flying mode.

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Vacation Simulator
VACATION SIMULATOR ($29.99 Everyone 10+)
Explore-Adventure

Become the “test monkey” for this newly developed recreation island resort for optimal relaxation that includes a wide variety of leisurely experiences and activities. So relax, let go, slow down, and enter into an enjoyable vacation, served up by a bunch of bots. Of course, corporate will try to be efficient and measure how much fun the varied activities and locations are.

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Wonderglade
WONDERGLADE - Quest only ($14.99 / Everyone)
Sport-Skill / General

This app offers some endless fun in a carnival-themed environment of six mini-games (e.g., hoops, putting out fires), including a number of 3-hole mini-golf courses with their own challenges in fascinating environments. Every time you earn 30 tickets, you can try your hand at the awards wheel of win a new feature or tool to use. (Gameplay is based on using one controller.)

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