New to VR? Start Here – Quest 2, PC VR, PSVR Christmas Guide


So, you just got a Quest 2 or other VR headset for Christmas and wondered where to start, what games to download, or how to jump into the metaverse? We have what you need.

Virtual reality can be a bit intimidating for newcomers. It’s hard to know what to do first and what’s available for your headset. We’ve put together a list of articles that should help you narrow down your options and have amazing vacation experiences.

General information on virtual reality

Our “New to VR? ” Page

If you want the biggest overview of everything then we’ve got a tailor-made page designed for anyone new to VR for the first time. There can be quite a few crossovers with the items below, but if you want to see everything in a big, clear grid then go for it.

Can you visit our New in VR? hub here.

VR FAQs and Beginner’s Guide

If you want an overview of all the important VR concepts and terminology, this is the place to go. It won’t give you an overview of what apps to download or what to do on your new headset (more details below) – it’s more of a theoretical summary of everything and less of an immediate how-to guide for your new one. shiny helmet.

Still, if you want to stay on top of all the correct words, phrases, and tech behind headsets, this is the place to go.

Our YouTube channel

Rather video? Check out our YouTube channel – we have trailers, interviews, game reviews, gameplay, graphical comparisons and our weekly podcasts (the VR download for hardware and the VR Gamescast for software) streamed live from our VR studio.

Best VR Games – All Platforms

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If you just want a list of the best VR has to offer across all platforms, then this list is for you. Some experiences are available on all headsets, while others are platform specific to headsets like Quest or PSVR.

If you’re looking for more genre-specific listings, such as top shooters or top multiplayer games, then head over to New to VR? page where you can find specific listings for types of games.

VR motion sickness – our tips and tricks

Not everyone gets nauseated in VR, but a lot of people do. Many experiments will not use artificial movements and therefore should be good for newcomers, but those with artificial movements may take some getting used to – it may take some time to develop your ‘VR legs. “.

To help you adjust, you can check out our 7 tips and tricks to help you avoid and overcome motion sickness in virtual reality.

Oculus / Meta Quest 2 Headset Information

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One of the most popular headsets this year – and without a doubt this Christmas – is the Meta Quest 2 (formerly known as the Oculus Quest 2). Here’s a selection of our top content to get you started with a new Quest headset.

Free VR games and experiences on Quest 2

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Spent a lot of money heading into Christmas and want to avoid wasting even more money on VR apps and games? If you want a selection of what’s on offer without having to dig through your wallet, our list of the best free games and experiences on Quest is a great place to start.

Configuration, troubleshooting, basic care

If you’re new to your Quest and want to learn how to troubleshoot common issues and take care of the headset, we’ve got plenty of articles covering a variety of topics.

For tips on how to troubleshoot common problems, take care of your helmet, and basic maintenance tips, start here.

If you wear glasses and want to learn how to wear your Quest 2 (or other helmets, for that matter) with glasses, check out this.

If for some reason you lose your headset and want to wipe it remotely, we’ve fixed that as well.

Facebook login, privacy and user data

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Unfortunately, the Quest 2 requires you to sign in with Facebook to use the headset. However, Meta (the recently rebranded name of the parent company of Facebook and other related services) just announced changes to this policy, which will allow you to use a Quest 2 without a Facebook connection starting next year. .

However, for now you still need to log in with facebook. If you’re interested in learning more about upcoming connection changes or privacy in Meta headsets, check out our full guide to all of this and more.

Best Quest Games

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Likewise, we’ve ranked the best games and experiences available on Quest from # 25 to # 1 – find out here.

If you want recommendations for specific genres – like shooters, puzzle games, hand tracking, etc. page where you can find many gender specific listings curated by the UploadVR team.

For families with multiple helmet owners, it might also be a good idea to take a look at the best co-op experiences on Quest.

Quest Helmet Accessories

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If you’re looking for accessories – carrying cases, headbands and more – for your new Quest headset, look no further than our handy list of the best available.

General PC VR, PSVR, and VR recommendations

Aren’t you part of the Quest 2 gang this Christmas? That’s okay, we’ve got you covered too. Start with the general VR information listed above, then check out the best recommendations for the headset you use below.

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PSVR Context

While the headset itself may not be the newest and best anymore, it still has a very solid library of content available for newcomers. Check out our list of the 25 best PSVR games.

We also have guides on how to connect your PSVR headset to PS4 and PS5 consoles, or if you’re still on the fence, there’s our guide to PSVR vs Quest 2 – the pros and cons, and which ones to buy if you want to. ‘re on the fence.

PC VR headsets

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If you received a PC VR headset this Christmas, then we’ve got plenty for you to discover. Start with our ranked list of the best SteamVR games or the best Oculus Rift games, depending on your platform.

If you’re looking for multiplayer games, check out the PC VR compatible titles on this list. Best of all, if you’re looking to play with friends who use other platforms or headsets like Quest 2, we’ve got a list of the best multiplayer games that also support cross-platform play.

There are also a bunch of flat panel PC games that have great mods that let you play them in VR – check out our recommendations for the best PC gaming mods.

Is there anything else we missed? Let us know in the comments or check out our New in VR? page to find out more.


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