Can You Trial Games on Oculus Quest 2?

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By Ralph Torres

If you’re considering purchasing an Oculus Quest 2, one question you might have is whether or not you can trial games before committing to a purchase. The answer is both yes and no, depending on the circumstances.

Official Trials
Some games on the Oculus Quest 2 offer official trials that allow you to play a portion of the game for free before deciding whether or not to make a purchase. These trials are typically available for popular games and can be found in the Oculus Store. To find them, simply search for the game in question and look for any mentions of a trial version.

Unofficial Trials

While some games offer official trials, many do not. However, there are ways to try out these games before making a purchase.

One way is to take advantage of the Oculus Quest 2’s refund policy. According to Oculus’ website, you can request a refund for any reason within 14 days of purchase as long as you have played less than two hours of the game.

Demo Versions
Another way to try out games on the Oculus Quest 2 is by looking for demo versions. While these are not as common as official trials, they can still be found for some games.

A demo version typically offers a limited version of the full game with fewer levels or features. These demos can be found in the Oculus Store by searching for “demo” in addition to the name of the game.

Third-Party Options

Finally, there are third-party options available that allow you to try out games on your Oculus Quest 2 before making a purchase. One such option is SideQuest, which offers a variety of free and paid games that have not been approved by Oculus but can still be played on your device.

  • If using SideQuest:
  • 1) Download and install SideQuest onto your computer and connect your Oculus Quest 2 to it.
  • 2) Browse the available games on SideQuest and find one that you’re interested in trying out.
  • 3) Download the game and install it onto your Oculus Quest 2 through SideQuest.
  • 4) Launch the game and see if it’s something you want to purchase or not.

Conclusion
While some games on the Oculus Quest 2 offer official trials or demo versions, many do not. However, there are still ways to try out these games before committing to a purchase, whether through taking advantage of the refund policy, finding demo versions, or using third-party options like SideQuest. By utilizing these methods, you can make more informed decisions about which games to spend your money on.