Quest Techie: Save Game Management (or Surviving 64GB Quest Storage)

Shane R. Monroe
6 min readNov 29, 2019

The eternal question when buying an Oculus Quest: Do I go 64GB or 128GB? At the time of writing, this latter is 20% more — an extra $100 you could be spending on games. Obviously a lot of folks go with 64GB — but what happens when it is full? If you uninstall games will your save data be safe? If not, what can I do to protect it?

Introduction

It can be a trying decision to make a call on how much storage you’ll need for a device you have nothing but passing familiarity of. After all, if you knew how big the “average” game or app is — you could extrapolate that logically into “How many games can I install?” But, wait — we all know most devices that claim to have a certain amount of storage (hard drives, mobile devices) never have that much actually FREE when you go to start putting your own content on there.

Since I didn’t check the free space before I started installing everything (and oddly, I couldn’t find that number anywhere on the internet) I can’t tell you how much free space comes out of the box.

What I can tell you is what *I* have installed on my 64GB Oculus Quest (with just under 2GB free). This is a big list, so scroll down if you get bored. I’m pulling these names from their Android package names, so my apologies if they aren’t perfect. Note: These are Quest, Go, GearVR and sideloaded games.

  • Beat Saber (with 120 custom songs)
  • Relix Coaster
  • QuestIPD App
  • Hidden Fortune
  • Nob5
  • Pyramid RollerCoaster
  • BigScreen
  • Pistol Whip
  • High Seas
  • Quake 2 (full version)
  • Darknet
  • FreeFlight
  • Diorama
  • Time Stall
  • The Thrill of the Fight
  • Sea Hero Quest
  • Vader Immortal Eps 1
  • Vader Immortal Eps 2
  • Vader Immortal Eps 3
  • House of Terror
  • X-Plore File Manager
  • CubeRun
  • Fears Nightmare Rollercoaster
  • Blood Eclipse demo
  • Underworld Overlord
  • Sisters

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Shane R. Monroe

I write, blog, record and review anything that interests me — including humanity, parenting, gizmos & gadgets, video games and media.