While plenty of people have picked up the affordable entry-level headset, the Oculus Go isn’t much of a fitness machine. There’s a good reason for that as the headset only offers three degrees of freedom rather than the six that are needed for the most immersive virtual reality experiences. While it is quite limited, there are still a few ways to get a decent workout with the Oculus Go even if they pale in comparison to what is found on even the Oculus Quest. To help all VR enthusiasts get a better workout in, we here at VR Fitness Insider have gathered together the 10 best Oculus Go fitness games for the inexpensive headset. These will help players burn some calories while they’re having fun.
If you’re looking for VR fitness games for other virtual reality headsets, then be sure to check out VR Fitness Insider’s list of the 25 best VR fitness games 2019 and our list of the 10 best PSVR fitness games.
10 Best Oculus Go Fitness Games
Note: Since the Oculus Go only tracks one hand, we recommend alternating arms when playing games and using weights to supplement the experience.
Beatron 2000 is a rhythm title that mostly has players slicing beats with a laser disc. Things get more complex on higher difficulties as they’ll have to also bash oncoming objects and even throw the disc at projectiles. There are 10 songs included in the game, but there’s also support for custom music and a free beat editor that players can use to create their own levels. It’s one of the most fully featured Oculus Go titles and can be a decent arm workout if paired with weights.
Beatron 2000 is available on the Oculus Store for $7.99.
Corpus VR Personal
Corpus VR Personal is a great application for those suffering from neck pain. It helps players go through several different exercises and is great for rehabbing neck injuries. There’s a more expensive professional version that therapists use, but this personal version is great for some relieving some stress and helping with more minor issues. Due to its practical uses, it’s definitely one of the best Oculus Go fitness games.
Corpus VR Personal is available on the Oculus Store for $9.99.
Similar to Wii Tennis, Cyber Tennis allows players to enjoy some virtual tennis where their controller is the racket. Players get to face off against A.I. opponents and can even compete online against other owners. The game has an anime-inspired art style and characters, but it still delivers a fun arm workout.
Cyber Tennis is available on the Oculus Store for $3.99.
A simplified version of the popular Oculus Rift app, Hardlight Blade allows players to wield a lightsaber and fight against robots. Players can move with the thumbpad on the controller if they wish, but it can also be played stationary. Deflecting gunfire and slicing through foes will keep your arm actively moving.
Hardlight Blade is available on the Oculus Store for free.
Ninjutsu Warrior is a fun arcade app that has players slicing through fruit that is being tossed at them. There are over 150 levels to play and the time trial mode offers up a quick arm workout as players try to cut as many fruit as possible. Multiple weapons can be purchased but they don’t change the gameplay dramatically, proving to be more of an aesthetic upgrade more than anything. Despite that limitation, the different weapons still gives players some reason to keep earning coins and to come back into the game.
Ninjutsu Warrior is available on the Oculus Store for $0.99.
Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR
While it isn’t as visually impressive or as good as the full-fledged original, the Oculus Go port of Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR is easily one of the best Oculus Go fitness games. It’s still a faithful version of table tennis, although players are locked into position due to the hardware limitations in place. The physics are still impressive and this is the best table tennis game for the Go. The most recent update added in online multiplayer, so this is as fully fledged an offering you’ll find on the headset.
Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR is available on the Oculus Store for $9.99.
Smash the Beats
Another great rhythm game for the Oculus Go is Smash the Beats. Players use the controller to destroy beats as they come towards the player’s face and there are three different ways to do so using either a shield, hammer or sword. There are three difficulties and the ability to import your own MP3s, so the soundtrack can become quite robust. There’s also a free demo available on the Oculus Store, so players can try before they buy.
Smash the Beats is available on the Oculus Store for $4.99.
Song Beater: Quite My Tempo!
A simplified version of the virtual reality hit, the Oculus Go version of Song Beater: Quite My Tempo! is very similar to the main game with the difference that players only use one arm. There are five difficulty levels and it provides a really solid arm workout as players destroy oncoming objects. Featuring calorie counters and custom songs, this is one of the most robust titles on the Go.
Song Beater: Quite My Tempo! is available on the Oculus Store for $.
A fully-fledge action game for the Oculus Go, SwordFight! has players battling the undead to protect their city. Players have control over their sword by using the controller, and slicing their way through foes will require plenty of arm movement. Similar to Ninjutsu Warrior, players can purchase different swords in-game, but they’re all just aesthetic changes.
SwordFight! is available on the Oculus Store for $2.99.
Finishing off our list of the best Oculus Go fitness games is Track Slash. It’s another attempt to emulate Beat Saber on a limited scale. Players swing their controller to slice beats and every level is handmade rather than using an algorithm. The library of songs isn’t the greatest, but they are fun enough to play along with. There’s also leaderboard support, so players can attempt to set a high score. Like the other games on this list, it’s a decent arm workout that should be supplemented by weights.
Track Slash is available on the Oculus Store for $4.99.
That does it for VR Fitness Insider’s list of the 10 best Oculus Go fitness games. While these aren’t the best ways to get in shape in virtual reality, they’ll still burn some calories and take full advantage of the headset’s limited capacity.