Defense Grid 2 Enhanced VR Edition

Defense Grid has long been the gold standard of tower defense strategy games.  The VR version levels up the original gameplay by giving you a virtual perspective into the Defense Grid 2 world and creating a physical sense of the action around you.  It is one of the most comfortable VR games you will play.  Play it today!  See why it’s become one of the most-played games on the Oculus Rift.

Defense Grid 2 is available for the Oculus Go!

Key Features

The Enhanced VR Edition includes new exclusive content; the first official DG2 story expansion featuring five new levels and a new storyline with fan favorite A.I., General Fletcher
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Defense Grid 2 Enhanced VR Edition Features

Available on Oculus Go

Available on Oculus Go

Play one of the most comfortable VR strategy games using the Oculus Go controller or a bluetooth gamepad.
Available on Gear VR

Available on Gear VR

Defense Grid 2’s amazing tower-defense strategy gameplay comes to Gear VR! DG2 pushes premium mobile VR gaming to its limits.
New UI and Controls

New UI and Controls

The game controls and user interface have been redesigned to give VR players the most intuitive and immersive Defense Grid experience imaginable.
New Exclusive Content

New Exclusive Content

DG2 Enhanced VR Edition contains new exclusive content; including the first official DG2 story expansion featuring five new levels and a new story line with fan favorite A.I., General Fletcher.
Supports 5 Languages

Supports 5 Languages

Full cast voice acting for each language supports English, French, German, Spanish, and Korean.

System Requirements

Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift Headset
Oculus Touch or Gamepad

PC Recommended Spec.
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 with HDMI 1.3 video output supporting a 297MHz clock via a direct output architecture
CPU: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
Memory: 8GB+ RAM
OS: Windows 10
DirectX: Version 10 or higher
Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
USB: 2x - version 3.0 ports available

Oculus Go

Oculus Go
Oculus Controller or Bluetooth Gamepad

Samsung Gear VR

Gear VR Headset
Gear VR Compatible Phone
Gear VR Controller or Gamepad

Game Info

Released along side the Oculus Rift on March 28, 2016

Rift Oculus Go Gear VR

  • How does the Enhanced VR Version differ from the original DG2?

    Designed specifically for VR with thousands of changes to the game, every level in DG2 has been improved, adjusted and altered for even more exciting gameplay and new VR gameplay features.


    In addition, a new expansion story has been added to the game with 5 new maps and a new Chapter of the player's story alongside General Fletcher - exclusive to the Enhanced VR version of the game.


    Explore the maps in a way you never could before by looking around the environment with your Rift VR headset, find objects to collect, new interactions with the environment, and gain a completely new perspective on the action.


    Even if you've played Defense Grid 2 before, you'll find that playing the game in VR makes it seem "like an entirely new game that's even better" as many early players have remarked on their own.


    User created level import and multiplayer play are not supported in the VR version.


  • What do I need to play the game?

    You need an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality head mounted display and tracker and a Windows personal computer that meets the Oculus Rift minimum specifications (

    see our System Requirements section for more information). You will also need an internet connection to download the game from the Oculus Rift store. Internet connection thereafter is only needed for optional leaderboard and friends leaderboard features.


  • How does the game perform in VR?

    Defense Grid 2 Enhanced VR Edition brings the best tower defense gameplay to you at 90 frames per second, three times faster than the previous version, giving you smooth gameplay with performance to look around your VR environment seamlessly and enjoy your game whenever you play a new map.


    An inordinate amount of engineering has taken place optimizing the game play performance so that players have a smooth and enjoyable VR experience.


  • I've heard VR games can make me sick. Will DG2 make me sick?

    Because all motion in the game is directly tied to the player's motion - Defense Grid 2 Enhanced VR Edition will not induce motion sickness to the player.


    This is very important and very exciting to us.


    In some other VR games, the game will present visuals to a player of them moving quickly (flying or in a vehicle), while in reality the player is actually stationary. The differences in those situations between any acceleration (or lack of acceleration) that the inner ear detects and what the eyes are seeing can sometimes cause motion sickness in some players.


    Because Defense Grid 2 has gameplay that never presents any motion other than the player's actual motion, even players highly susceptible to VR motion sickness report that Defense Grid 2 does not cause this sickness for them and that it is a very comfortable experience.


  • I've heard VR games can't be played for a long time. Is this true for DG2?

    Because Defense Grid 2 Enhanced VR Edition is easy to play with very comfortable UI controls and doesn't induce motion sickness in players tested to date, people report that Defense Grid Enhanced VR Edition is one of the most comfortable VR experiences available and can be played for as long play sessions as desired. Many people during testing have played the game for four or five hours at a time without discomfort.


  • Is the game only available on Oculus Rift?

    Yes, Oculus Studios is the publisher of the game and Defense Grid 2 Enhanced VR Edition is an Oculus Rift exclusive.