Slice Up Your Enemies! Credit to: HTC

Kingdom of Blades

This is a two-handed slice em’ up game that takes place in ancient China. As a warrior of the Three Kingdoms, it’s your responsibility to use your blade to do damage against your enemies and gather energy for special casting abilities. There are 3 chapters and 3 bosses for you to challenge yourself with.

Fitness Potential

This game will get your shoulders, arms, chest, and back working double time. Playing the endless survival mode is going to get you the best burn possible because you’ll be forced to keep going or be defeated. Make sure you have good posture and really slice and dodge using your whole body. If swinging your electronic warrior blade is too easy for you, add a weighted vest or weighted gloves to get you out of the comfort zone.

Developer/Publisher: Vive Studios

Release Date: November 29, 2017

Compatible with: HTC Vive with tracked controllers

Price: $9.99

Link: Kingdom of Blades

 

HeadSquare – Multiplayer VR Ball Game

Your body is the pong paddle and the ball is the pong ball. Use your head to move and hit the ball so it goes in different directions and you gain points. Move the ball strategically to gather upgrades like extra lives.  

Fitness Potential

Play this VR game as a single player game or with up to 6 players online. You’ll get a lower body and core workout if you make an effort to tighten your abdominals, keep your back straight no arching, as you squat or move laterally with a lunge or side shuffle. Be quick to adapt to the changing size and speed of the balls, the dark mode and barrel mode for more challenges.

Developer: Made In Holo

Publisher: Made In Point

Release Date: November 28, 2017

Compatible with: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, with tracked controllers

Price: $4.24 to $4.99

Link: HeadSquare – Multiplayer VR Ball Game

 

OlympicVR

This is an early access game that will transport you to the virtual Olympics where you’ll be competing against some tough challengers. Play alone, online with other players, and with friends at home. You can play with up to 8 players at a time which is perfect for parties or having a workout buddy join you.

Fitness Potential

There are 7 sports you can play: sprinting, javelin, clay pigeon shooting, hurdles, archery, climbing, and long jump. There are also 4 other hidden “Easter egg” games placed around the OlympicVR maps. You can modify the difficulty to easy, normal or extreme for varying fitness levels that also lends itself to better replay value. The activities that will give you the best cardio workout are the sprinting and hurdling because you’ll be running and jumping to get ahead in the game. If you’re looking to get some upper body work try the archery and javelin throwing with hand/wrist weights to add a realistic element to the javelin.

Developer/Publisher: Anarkica Games

Release Date: November 28, 2017

Compatible with: HTC Vive with tracked controllers

Price: $8.99 to $14.99

Link: OlympicVR

 

KungFu Town VR

Video Credit to: ProjectJamesify via YouTube

This is a super bloody one on one fighting game that uses voxel design for everything including weapons. You’ll be in various locations like at a store or office and you can pick up chairs, computers, and other objects and weapons to use on other AI characters. Don’t get too cocky, they’re going to come for you and will be bringing swarms of friends with them! Be warned, this is a violent game with images that would make an adult uncomfortable. So, don’t play this with a child.

Fitness Potential

Use your fists to punch one guy or smash into a group of them with a chair. Some of the characters will crawl away defeated while others will come wielding knives, bats, or automatic weapons. Punching at waves of voxel bad guys is going to get your heart rate elevated and swinging a sword, ax, or machete will give your upper and mid body a workout if you unleash your inner KungFu warrior come out full force.

Developer/Publisher: henry

Release Date: November 19, 2017

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

Price: $9.09 to $12.99

Link: KungFu Town VR

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