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Which Quest 3 games have mixed reality? Here are 79 (as of January 26, 2024)

31 Quest 3 mixed reality games

Which Quest 3 games have mixed reality support?  Here are 79 games and apps that have mixed reality, augmented reality, or passthrough support (note: some of them are not shown in the montage).  The ones in italics have very good use of mixed reality, in I’ll keep adding more to this list as I find them.

Exciting Battles:

Spatial Ops is a mixed reality arena-scale team shooter for Quest 3

  • YUKI Space Ranger (get 25% discount here): The popular bullet hell game has been updated to add a new MRCade mode where you can defend your bedroom against aliens! (added 10/12). I really enjoyed it!
  • FPS Enhanced Reality: play a first person shooter in mixed reality!
  • Spatial Ops: Engage in an arena-scale multiplayer shooter, blending the realms of virtual and reality.
  • Bam: Dive into a multiplayer battle set within a holographic tabletop arena.
  • Blaston: Challenge opponents in a 1-on-1 duel, arming yourself with varied weapons and dodging bullets in slow motion.  REVIEW: Blaston is a PvP game where you and your opponent face each other and shoot using a variety of sci-fi weapons while dodging bullets.  It’s fun but I found that it’s not casual friendly because almost every player I’ve been matched with has totally destroyed me.
  • Broken Edge (get 25% discount here): Engage in electrifying 1-on-1 swordfights against formidable human opponents or computer AI.
  • Demeo Battles (get 25% discount here): Engage in intense battles with friends on a dynamic, living gameboard.  Note: this game is different from Demeo below. REVIEW: this is a turn-based battle/strategy board game where you control a team of two heroes and creatures against an opposing team.  Using the heroes’ and creatures’ attacks as well as magical cards, you try to eliminate the two opposing heroes as he tries to do the same to you.  The rules of the game are easy to learn.  It has a single player mode with 50 challenges (which is at least 25 hours’ worth), but it is primarily a multiplayer game.  Each Demeo Battle game is around 20 minutes, whereas Demeo can take 2-3 hours per session (each campaign has three levels, and each level takes 30 to 45 minutes, although you can save in between each level).
  • Asgard’s Wrath 2 (get 25% discount here): this epic action adventure has some mixed reality minigames.  UPDATE: this is the best VR adventure game for Quest but I have yet to see any use of mixed reality (I’ve seen some screenshots of portals opening in your living room).  Reviewed here.
  • Knockout League (get 25% discount here): now featuring a mixed reality option.  REVIEW: this is essentially like Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out in VR.  You face enemies that have a certain types of attacks.  You learn their attack patterns, which you each block or dodge in a specific way.  If you do it successfully, it opens them to a counterattack.  You’re not going to learn actual boxing skills but it’s still a workout.  It also has a good training mode (mitt man, etc.) that can help improve your boxing skills.
  • Thrill of the Fight: the most realistic boxing game on Quest has a mixed reality option that lets you see your environment (hopefully you’ll avoid punching your TV).  Note: this is one of my favorite VR games.  I’ve had it ever since it was a desktop app and I repurchased it when it became available for the Quest.  Awesome workout.  Mixed reality makes it feel like you are sparring with a hologram.  This game is best played on roomscale.  Here’s how to get more space.
  • The Light Brigade: this roguelike VR shooter game now has a mixed reality mode where waves of soldiers invade your room, and you collect upgrades to beat tougher enemies.
  • Dragon Front Rising: a card battle board game with mixed reality support.

Immersive Adventures

Build LEGOs to solve puzzles in LEGO Bricktales

  • NEW! Demeter: the first mixed reality platformer!  The heroine Atalante has crash landed in your room.  Help her get back to save your world and ours.
  • Lego Bricktales (get 25% discount here): Harness your LEGO building skills and creativity to tackle holographic puzzles.  Review: I tried this game and it is even more fun than I expected but the mixed reality is just a passthrough view.  There is no interaction at all with your environment.  In fact, the mixed reality mode can be turned off so that you’re just working in a blue void.
  • Espire 2: Harness your spy skills to combat enemy soldiers infiltrating your home.
  • Demeo (get 25% discount here): For enthusiasts of Dungeons and Dragons, this offers the chance to play on a vibrant, living gameboard positioned on your dining table.  Review: this VR turn-based RPG is polished, and fun to play, with many touches to really bring the feel of tabletop RPG, such as cover pages for the adventures that look like covers for Dungeons & Dragons modules.  But it’s a lot simpler than pen and paper D&D.  Demeo is designed to be multiplayer but you can create private rooms for you and your friends, or you can even play solo in Skirmish mode, where you control 1 to 4 characters yourself.  There are currently 5 adventures (a sixth is on the way) with 3 levels each and each level takes about 2 hours to play.  The levels change with every playthrough, so adventures can be replayed.  One criticism is that after the tutorial, the adventures themselves are not easy at all.  Even with my experience playing Demeo Battles, one of my party members got killed early in the level.  But bottom line: if you like turn-based RPG adventures, get Demeo.  If you prefer turn-based strategy, get Demeo Battles (see above).
  • Stranger Things VR: Experience the thrill as portals to the Upside Down manifest within your bedroom.
  • Drop Dead: the Cabin (get 25% discount here): Stand your ground, defending your home from relentless waves of zombies.
  • Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord: Embark on a Ghostbusters adventure, complete with a mixed reality minigame featuring Mini-Puft Marshmallows.
  • Zombie Noir: Once more, brace yourself to repel a horde of zombies targeting your home.
  • First Encounter (Free app included with Quest): Aliens invade your living room, crashing through your walls!
  • First Hand (Free app included with Quest): Learn to use hand tracking controls.  Has a mixed reality introductory scene.
  • Wallace & Gromit: the Grand Getaway: Set out on a captivating Wallace & Gromit adventure, bolstered with an engaging mixed reality mini-game.
  • Hauntify Mixed Reality: Ghosts in your house!
  • Spacefolk City: a city-building game that now features a passthrough mode
  • NEW! Deisim: a “god game” now with a mixed reality option that lets you see your creation in your room

Creative Experiences:

Learn piano Guitar Hero-style in Pianovision

  • Pianovision: Embrace the world of music by learning the piano, Guitar Hero-style.  You can even use your actual piano or keyboard.
  • Wooorld: Embark on global journeys with your friends, while navigating using an interactive holographic 3D world map.
  • Painting VR: Delve into a virtual painter’s studio, enhanced with mixed reality capabilities.
  • Rube Goldberg: Unleash your imagination, constructing outlandish machines in a mixed reality environment.
  • Coaster Mania: Channel your inner designer to create miniature rollercoasters around your abode.
  • Tribe DJ Academy: Learn to become a DJ, using virtualized official Pioneer DJ equipment in a mixed reality setting.
  • Multibrush: multiplayer version of Google Tilt Brush where you and your friends can paint in thin air.
  • Virtuoso: create music with virtual instruments in your room (color passthrough mode).
  • Patchworld: play music with your friends! Now with a color passthrough mode.
  • Islanders VR Edition: create cities, now with support for passthrough mode.
  • Slot Car VR: create impossible tracks and race slot cars.
  • Track Craft: Control virtual RC vehicles and create tracks for them around your house.  Demo available here.
  • Vermillion VR painting: a VR painting app, now with a mixed reality mode.
  • Samba de Amigo (get 25% discount here): the rhythm action music game is now in VR and features a passthrough mode.

Mixed Reality for Everyday Use:

Arkio lets architects and designers build and test ideas in mixed reality

  • Arkio: An innovative app tailored for architects and designers. Here, you can create models to step into or even redesign your home.
  • Xtadium: Watch NBA and MMA on expansive virtual monitors placed anywhere you choose.
  • Meta Horizon Workrooms: Enhance collaboration with your coworkers, all within a virtual or mixed reality environment.
  • Shapes XR: Team up to design intricate 3D objects, augmented with mixed reality support.
  • Nanome: Discover the next medical breakthrough! Collaborate with fellow scientists and engineers in VR, studying and constructing intricate 3D molecules.
  • VSpatial: A transformative virtual workspace tailored for the mixed reality experience.
  • Immersed: Experience productivity like never before, viewing up to 5 virtual monitors tethered to your PC.
  • First Aid Mixed Reality: learn how to administer first aid in a mixed reality environment.
  • ImmerGallery: see 360, VR180, and 3D in mixed reality, on a floating movie screen in your room.
  • Rezzil: sports training app now supports mixed reality.
  • Neko Atsume Kitty Collector: a virtual anime kitty that you can pet and teach tricks!
  • Ocean Rift: this ocean exploration app now lets you add a gigantic aquarium in your living room – with a shark.
  • Vegas Infinite: now features mixed reality mode.
  • Naer: a VR meeting app designed for work, now with passthrough mode so you can see your colleagues in your room.
  • Campfire: see your CAD models in mixed reality and discuss them with your co-workers in realtime.
  • Zoe: create interactive 3D scenes in VR or mixed reality, with no coding required.  For example, if you need fire, just type fire in the interface, and it will create a 3D bonfire for you.
  • NEW! Caddy (currently free): this is a mixed reality CAD visualization app that lets you explore models and see them move from normal view to exploded view.

Stimulate Your Mind and Body:

Punch targets and dodge obstacles in Les Mills Bodycombat

  • Skygaze*:  This excellent app turns your room into a planetarium or it can show you your night sky in realtime (based on your location and orientation).  As of November 7, 2023, this amazing app is free.
  • Eleven Table Tennis (25% discount here): one of the most highly regarded table tennis simulation games for VR now has mixed reality support.  Try it with a real table tennis table!
  • Les Mills Bodycombat (25% discount here): Enhance your fitness through dynamic punches and swift dodges against oncoming obstacles.  The mixed reality mode makes one of your walls appear to fall away and has targets coming at you from that hole. Note: When I first tried this app, it seemed that I got stuck on the introduction lesson.  But somehow I was able to go to the main menu which unlocked the other exercises.  Compared to similar apps I’ve tried, I like how this one has a variety of strikes including knee strikes, and I especially like how it doesn’t need a subscription.
  • Cubism: Solve puzzles by manipulating virtual bricks to assemble increasingly complex shapes.
  • Gravity Sketch: A sophisticated 3D design tool augmented with mixed reality support.
  • Tripp: Blend meditation with creativity, and earn ethereal virtual objects that you can use to adorn your home in mixed reality.
  • Gravity Lab: Dive into physics-based sci-fi puzzles with a mixed reality viewing option.
  • Figmin XR: A mixed reality sandbox awaiting your exploration.
  • Puzzling Places: assemble a 3D puzzle of buildings.  Now with mixed reality passthrough mode.
  • Out of Scale: mixed reality update lets you bring objects and creatures you’ve unlocked into your home.
  • MiRacle Pool: a virtual billiards table in your room
  • Pillow: a relaxing mixed reality app designed to be used while lying in bed on your pillow.
  • Crazy Kung Fu: train your body and your mind with kung fu training tools.
  • Bounce Shot: this is a family-friendly version of beer pong in VR / mixed reality.
  • Pickleball One (25% discount here): play pickleball with anyone in the world! Now with mixed reality support.  Review: this is a beginner-friendly VR pickleball game.  The mixed reality mode enables you to use one of your walls for bounce practice, or opens a portal for playing against AI or another player.  I would have liked a passthrough mode that paints virtual lines on your floor for a pickleball match.
  • Cybrix: a futuristic racket game with mixed reality mode.
  • Programmer VR: have fun learning programming skills
  • Les Mills XR Dance: dance fitness app with more than 40 songs.
  • Linelight (get 25% discount here): an ingenious and award-winning puzzle game where you guide a light through circuit-like paths with logic gates (for example, activating one bridge will disable another bridge).  Now featuring passthrough and hand-tracking options, and even the option to play while lying in bed.
  • Cleansheet: become a better football goalkeeper (soccer goalie) with this training app, now in mixed reality.
  • Hoame: a virtual meditation studio, with the option to see it in your room.  Subscription required for meditation training.
  • NEW! X-Fighter: a rhythm boxing game where you box against robots in your room in mixed reality.

Conclusion:

Shoot flying Mini-Pufts in Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord

These are just some of the mixed reality games and apps for Quest 3 in the launch window, with many more to come.  Which ones are you most interested in?  Let me know!  If several of these piqued your interest, you might be wondering if you should get 128GB or 512GB.  Check out my analysis.

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