Thanks to the success of virtual reality fitness games there are now so many choices for players to pick from. If you enjoy first-person shooters then it might even be overwhelming to decide where to start since so many titles allow you to live out your action fantasies within VR. To make it so that you can find the game that best fits your needs, we here at VR Fitness Insider have come up with a list of the best shooter VR fitness games. You’ll get to blast away enemies with cool weaponry and feel like a total badass while playing.

If you’re looking for even more types of fitness games, check out our lists of the top 25 VR fitness games, and our headset specific lists for HTC Vive, Valve IndexPlayStation VR, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, and Windows Mixed Reality.

What’s the Right Shooter VR Games For You?

It’s worth noting that there are also many great archery games for virtual reality that will get you a workout without using any guns, such as Bardo, In Death, and QuiVR. There are also upcoming shooters such as Blaston that look great as well, so keep checking our reviews for the latest appraisals of virtual reality fitness titles.

Arizona Sunshine

Credit to: Vertigo Games

Kicking off our list of the best shooter VR fitness games is Arizona Sunshine. This shooter has you using both hands to take down hordes of zombies either by yourself or in cooperative play with friends. The post-apocalyptic shooter is on nearly every platform and its campaign features over 20 weapons to check out. If you’re looking for a co-op title or just can’t get enough of shooting the undead then this is a solid recommendation for any gamer looking to stay active. There are also two affordable pieces of DLC available that will expand the fun.

Arizona Sunshine has a YUR.fit rating of 3.8 calories burned per minute, which is equivalent to using an elliptical, and players average 10 squats per hour. It’s playable on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Quest and PlayStation VR. The VR shooter costs $39.99 on Steam, the Oculus Store, and the PlayStation Store.

Audica

Rhythm VR Fitness Games
Credit to: Harmonix

Do you dig rhythm games? If so, you are probably well versed with the work of developer Harmonix, who is legendary in the genre due to it creating Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Dance Central and DropMix. The Boston studio created one of the most unique VR shooters in Audica, which has players shooting color-based targets to the rhythm of 33 songs (and additional tunes are available as paid downloadable content). If you love music then this will have a lot of value for you as there are multiple difficulty levels to really test your abilities in.

Audica has been given a fitness rating comparable to walking by the VR Institute of Health and Exercise and has a YUR.fit rating of 4 calories per minute, which is equivalent to riding an elliptical, and you perform nine squats per hour. It’s playable on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest and Windows Mixed Reality. The game is currently available on Steam and the Oculus Store for $29.99.

Boneworks

best shooter vr fitness games
credit: BONEWORKS on Steam

Boneworks is definitely one of the best shooter VR fitness games if you love playing around with physics and want a low intensity workout. No, it won’t tire out your legs or arms, but it has near-endless replayability thanks to the sandbox mode. With a full campaign and a lot of customization options, it’s worth checking out if a traditional shooter is boring to you.

Boneworks is available now on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality. It currently costs $29.99 on Steam.

Crisis VRigade 2

Crisis VRigade 2

If you dig Time Crisis then you will definitely want to check out Crisis VRigade 2. It takes the arcade formula of the popular shooter series and adapts it to virtual reality. It winds up being a solid workout as you’re constantly moving in and out of cover. The PSVR version also supports the PlayStation Aim Controller if you have one of those.

Crisis VRigade 2 is available on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and Windows Mixed Reality. It’s currently costs $19.99 on Steam and the PlayStation Store, while the first game in the series is just $8.99.

Echo Combat

Credit to: Ready at Dawn

Echo Combat is the premium half of Echo VR, which is a freebie from Oculus and developer Ready at Dawn. This competitive team-based shooter has two teams of four facing off in zero gravity combat. If you’re looking for a great multiplayer shooter then this fits the bill and the futuristic combat gives it a lot of style as well.

Echo VR has a YUR.fit rating of 3.3 calories per minute, which is equivalent to riding an elliptical, and you perform 35 squats per hour. It’s playable on Oculus Rift. While Echo VR is free, the Combat mode costs $9.99 on the Oculus Store.

Farpoint

farpoint

Farpoint launched alongside the PlayStation Aim Controller and is a fantastic selling point for the peripheral. This virtual reality title has players going up against dangerous creatures on an unexplored alien world. There’s also cooperative play, plenty of trophies to unlock, and a lot of replayability thanks to the versus and challenge modes. It’s one of the most fully featured PSVR shooters.

Farpoint is available exclusively for PlayStation VR. It costs $19.99 on the PlayStation Store.

Firewall Zero Hour

Firewall: Zero Hour

Another PlayStation VR exclusive, Firewall Zero Hour is a strategic shooter that has players working together to achieve objectives. There are 12 playable characters that have different skills to unlock and unique perks If you want a realistic shooter on PlayStation VR that supports the Aim Controller then you won’t do any better. It also comes bundled with the gun controller now, so it can be obtained at no extra cost.

Firewall Zero Hour is available exclusively on PlayStation VR. It costs $19.99 for PlayStation Store.

Gun Club VR

Gun Club VR

Available for nearly every virtual reality platform, Gun Club VR allows players to check out the most powerful weapons in the world. The game has a focus on realism and is meant to be a weapon simulator. There are tons of attachments to put on the guns and there are many scenarios to use them in ranging from rescuing hostages to taking out zombies. If you dig realism then this is easily one of the best shooter VR fitness games.

Gun Club VR has a YUR.fit rating of 2.6 calories per minute, which is equivalent to riding an elliptical, and you perform 10 squats per hour. It is available on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, PlayStation VR, and Oculus Quest. It costs $19.99 on Steam and the Oculus Store, although it’s $24.99 on the PlayStation Store.

Half-Life: Alyx

Credit to: Valve

The most high-profile virtual reality release ever, Half-Life: Alyx is also a solid workout as you’ll be moving around the iconic world by Valve as you take on enemies. If you want high production values, a great campaign mode, and dig Half-Life then this is a no-brainer title to purchase. It has raised the standards of not just the genre but the entire medium.

Half-Life: Alyx has a YUR.fit rating of 2.7 calories per minute, which is equivalent to riding an elliptical, and you perform 29 squats per hour. It is available on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality. It costs $59.99 on Steam.

Marvel’s Iron Man VR

Iron Man VR

Sony’s big virtual reality release for 2020 is also a great fitness game as well. Marvel’s Iron Man VR let’s you truly be Iron Man and live out your Tony Stark fantasies. You’ll use your arms to take out enemies, help save civilians, and go up against some iconic enemies. If you’re a fan of Marvel movies and have a PSVR headset, then you can’t go wrong checking this out.

Marvel’s Iron Man VR is available exclusively on PlayStation VR. It costs $39.99 on the PlayStation Store.

Overkill VR

Overkill VR

If you’re looking for pure action then one of the best shooter VR fitness games is Overkill VR. Its cover mechanics will have you constantly moving and it takes full advantage of room scale movement. There are 22 levels in all that will test your shooting prowess. There’s also a lot of replayability as you can play each scenario differently, it’s up to you whether you try to snipe enemies or use a shotgun in close proximity.

Overkill VR is available on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality. It costs $19.99 on Steam.

Pavlov VR Shooter

Pavlov VR Shooter

Pavlov VR Shooter has become a VR favorite for those looking for multiplayer action. With dedicated servers and bot play that allows players to practice, the fun never has to stop. There’s a great amount of customization thanks to the workshop content. The game has a great community and is definitely worth checking out if you want a shooter you can sink hundreds of hours into.

Pavlov VR Shooter has a YUR.fit rating of 2.9 calories per minute, which is equivalent to riding an elliptical, and you perform 19 squats per hour. It’s available on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality. It costs $24.99 on Steam.

Phantom: Covert Ops

Who knew that canoeing was so dangerous? Phantom: Covert Ops is one of the most unique shooters on this list as it has players performing stealth while canoeing. While the premise is a bit silly, the workout it gives players isn’t. This intense title is a great blend of action and stealth and the campaign has plenty of memorable moments. If you’re looking for a game that allows you to be sneaky while working out then this is a good pick up.

Phantom: Covert Ops is available on Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest. It costs $24.99 on the Oculus Store.

Pistol Whip

Rhythm VR Fitness Games
Credit to: Cloudhead Games

If you want another rhythm-based title then Pistol Whip is a great choice. The shooter has players doing their best John Wick impersonation as they automatically move forward through levels and shoot enemies to the music that is playing. The game has a ton of style and is a very intense workout that is always a lot of fun.

Pistol Whip has been given a fitness rating comparable to tennis by the VR Institute of Health and Exercise and a 6.7 calories per minute Yur.fit rating that is comparable to rowing. It is currently available for Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, PlayStation VR and Windows Mixed Reality for $24.99. It won our Best New VR Fitness Game of the Year and Best Action VR Fitness Game of the Year in 2019.

Robo Recall

Robo Recall

One of the earliest VR shooters, Robo Recall has players taking on hordes of homicidal robots. The Oculus exclusive is full of action and is great for those looking for a game that will test their skills. It supports leaderboards and there are a number of advanced challenges to take on, so you will keep coming back for more.

Robo Recall has a YUR.fit rating of 3.4 calories per minute, which is equivalent to riding an elliptical, and you perform 13 squats per hour. It’s available on Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest. It currently costs $29.99 on the Oculus Store.

Sairento

Credit: Mixed Realms

This virtual reality shooter allows you to live out a nnja fantasy. Not only will you use guns to mow down opponents in Sairento, but you’ll get to use katanas, bows, and other ninja weaponry. If you’re looking for a fun game with plenty of variety in the combat then you can’t go wrong with this cybernetic ninja adventure.

Sairento has been given a fitness rating comparable to walking by the VR Institute of Health and Exercise and a 3.5 calories per minute Yur.fit rating that is comparable to using an elliptical. It’s available on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and Oculus Quest. It currently costs $29.99 on Steam and the Oculus Store, but is $37.88 on the PlayStation Store.

Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope

Credit to: Croteam

A VR entry in the beloved Serious Sam series of shooters, Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope provides the intense shooting experience that fans have come to expect. Featuring tons of weapon variety ranging from rocket launchers to swords, the shooter will keep players coming back as they gain unlockables. It’s one of the best wave-based VR shooters, so if you dig that sub-genre it’s definitely worth picking up even if you aren’t familiar with the series. If you do, it’s yet another perk.

Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope is available on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality. It currently costs $39.99 on Steam.

Superhot VR

Superhot
Credit: SUPERHOT Team

Virtual reality gaming doesn’t get much better than Superhot VR. This great low-intensity core workout will have you constantly moving around as you dodge bullets. It’s also one of the most unique shooters ever made as enemies and time only moves when you do. That turns the action into more of a test of wit rather than reflexes and it’s very rewarding as a result.

Superhot VR has a fitness rating comparable to walking by the VR Institute of Health and Exercise and a 4.6 calories per minute Yur.fit rating that is comparable to playing tennis. It won our Best VR Shooting Fitness Game of the Year in 2017 and is playable on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, Windows Mixed Reality, and PlayStation VR. It’s currently available on Steam for $24.99.

Tower Tag

Tower Tag

If you like laser tag then Tower Tag is an incredible virtual rendition of it with some new twists. It takes full advantage of the medium as players hop between buildings as you swing around the map. Your arms are also used to aim guns and it winds up being a great workout. Thanks to the multiplayer nature of the game, there’s plenty of reasons to keep coming back.

Tower Tag is available on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality. It currently costs $14.99 on Steam.

The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners

Credit to: Skydance

Finishing the list of the best shooter VR fitness games is The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners. Rather than mowing down zombies like in other games, this has a focus on survival as you will have to earn resources by completing missions and live with the choices you make in-game. It’s a very fleshed out experience that has been made better thanks to a new update that added in trials and an easier difficulty. If you’re a fan of the popular comics and TV series, then you will definitely want to check this out.

The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners is available on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality. It costs $39.99 on Steam and the Oculus Store.


That does it for VR Fitness Insider’s list of the best shooter VR fitness games. All of these will keep you active and allow you to burn calories while feeling like an action movie hero.


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