What is it?

An entry level VR headset with plenty of prime attributes to compete with the big guns.

Good points?

Oculus has found a feature-to-price formula that hits all the base requirements and quite a bit more. VR headsets usually fall into two categories: low-end standalone models and high-end PC driven variants. The Oculus Quest 2 nestles between these formats as it can function as a standalone device or be tethered to a PC.

Unlike other budget rigs, this gadget doesn’t feel like you are carrying an anvil on your forehead. It’s lightweight, tipping the scales at just over half a kilogram (1.1lb), and is comfortable to wear even after prolonged gaming usage.

It packs in a high-resolution display, 6GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 processor to provide a powerful yet smooth experience. The redesigned Touch controllers are well balanced and feel natural even during games with lots of hand raising, such as Beat Saber.

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Setup is less tricky than other systems as you simply outline the playing area on the floor with a controller, activate the guardian and away you go. You’ll be alerted as soon as you venture outside the designated area and mercifully before you make contact with any furniture.

Bad points?

A Facebook-linked account is required for logon which is more annoying than an issue. No built-in headphones means you either have to insert your own or broadcast the playing audio to those around you.

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Best for ...

Those who prefer a more immersive feeling from their games.

Avoid if ...

You are prone to motion sickness as VR takes getting used to.

Score: 9/10.

Oculus Quest 2, £299 (oculus.com)