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Boy using VR for first time.

With thousands of action-packed games available for VR, where are the G-rated games for the rest of us? VR Fitness Insider has carefully selected VR games the whole family will enjoy playing as they stay active, have fun and share some belly laughs together.

RoadRunner VR

Credit to: Hot Knife Digital Media
Run down the road to collect gems and weave around obstacles.

You’ll be running in place as you run down virtual streets weaving around barriers like cars, trucks, and street signs. Your task is to collect as many coins as possible to gain the most points. Challenge your kids or siblings to see who can get the highest score.

Fitness Potential

This is a great cardio game that will get your heart pumping as you bob and weave through obstacles as you run in place. Use your controller to throw rocks, rockets, and other objects at UFO’s, logs and anything else that gets in your way. Throwing objects and running in place makes for a great full body workout that won’t feel like exercise.

Developer/Publisher: Hot Knife Digital Media

Compatible with: HTC Vive with motion controllers

Price: $5.94 to $6.99

Link: RoadRunner VR

Hoops VR

Shoot some hoops to blow off some steam after a long day at school or the office. Use a basketball, paper airplanes, and other everyday objects to throw into varying hoops. Challenge your accuracy against time by throwing flaming basketballs and gaining the highest score.

Fitness Potential

This is a great upper body workout game that will engage your core when you throw the basketball into the hoop. This isn’t going to workout your legs unless you actually use them as a jump boost to throw the ball. Challenge your family to see who gets to wash the dishes or clean their room after a round of Hoops VR.

Developer/Publisher: Wizard Games Inc.

Compatible with: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift

Price: $6.99

Link: Hoops VR

Exterminator: Escape!

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Are shooting games too intense or violent for your child? Playing Exterminator is a very cartoony and non-threatening way to shoot mice with fruit as you rack up points and get them to leave! You’ll have varying levels of difficulty that will challenge even the most experienced first-person shooter.

Fitness Potential

You’ll get a great upper body workout from shooting your fruit blaster at mice trying to take over a movie studio. Have hours of fun figuring out which object — apple, pineapple, orange, or pen — and abilities you like to use the most. Show your kids how VR games can be more exciting than sitting down like other consoles will have you do. Kids will love defeating the big mouse bosses for extra points and unlocking collectible mouse cards.

Developer/Publisher: PRIME WORKS Co., Ltd.

Compatible with: HTC Vive with motion controllers

Price: $5.99

Link: Exterminator: Escape!


Video Credit to: Bumble for #Archery

Do you have an adventurous child who loves to play with slingshots or bows and arrows? Archery is a great game that will have you and your child aiming and shooting bows and arrows at targets in a kitchen, at cartoon characters, and at objects in a virtual world. Your child is safe to use a virtual axe to chop wood, whack moles with a hammer, go fishing, and even shoot a flaming arrow for points!

Fitness Potential

This game has so much variety that it’s chock full of surprises — hello in-game selfies! For the archery, you’ll be using mostly upper body movements. But when you get to use a hammer or axe, you’ll be using full body movements to swing and hit objects. Using bows and arrows as well as a hammer and axe are great for building hand-eye coordination. This is a great game to cause a ruckus without using real tools and archery gear to do so.

Developer: VRUnicorns

Publisher: Bandello

Compatible with: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, with motion controllers

Price: $9.99

Link: #Archery


This is a game that should be played by anyone looking for a VR game that’s action-packed but isn’t scary in any way. Sparc is dual virtual dodgeball for anyone who is ready to embrace a full body physical challenge. Play against each other for fun and exercise or play against other people around the world for ranking and pride.

Fitness Potential

Sparc is a full body VR game that will have you and your opponent throwing virtual balls back and forth at each other as you dodge, duck, dive, and deflect it for points. If either player gets hit, you lose points. It’s a great game for upper, mid, and lower body movement that will keep you on your toes. A great game for kids who are athletic or looking to improve their hand-eye coordination and reaction times.

Developer/Publisher: CCP Games

Compatible with: PlayStation VR with motion controllers

Price: $17.99 to $29.99

Link: Sparc