This Week’s VR Game Roundup — Aerial Racing, a Hockey Sim, Skiing, Active Puzzles and Obstacles!

Credit to: NextGen Reality Pty. Ltd t/a The Binary Mill


If you like flying, falling, and swooping through the air this game’s for you. Adrenaline junkies looking for a rip-roaring good time will want to step into a virtual wingsuit and base jump in this VR race course in the sky. Play online with up to 11 people and race them at top speeds!

Fitness Potential  

RUSH VR has over 80 race courses to challenge up to 11 players online. Aim, weave, soar, boost, and race to the finish line. This game requires you to hold up your arms to steer and you’ll need fairly good coordination and balance to stand and fly around. There’s checkpoints and loops to fly through that are staggered around diverse environments like winding canyons and structures.

Developer/Publisher: NextGen Reality Pty. Ltd t/a The Binary Mill

Release Date: December 4, 2018

Compatible with: PS VR, with tracked controllers

Price: $19.99 to $24.99




Hockey goalies that are looking to practice in the offseason or for a bit more practice in VR will want to check this sim out. Practice blocking high and low shots at various speeds for a mix of training. Get in front of the goal and block randomized shots or face off against a movable NPC.

Fitness Potential

Take what you know and then transfer it over to TendyTrainer. Or, practice what you need more work on and then hit the ice. This game uses upper body blocking motions and will make you move side to side to move towards fast flying pucks. Get instant replays so you can see puck shots and blocking gaps.

Developer/Publisher: Owen Smallwood, Duncan Boyes

Release Date: December 3, 2018

Compatible with: Oculus Rift, with tracked controllers

Price: Free

Link: TendyTrainer


VR Mini Bowling

Take a virtual trip to the bowling alley with VR Mini Bowling. This isn’t any ordinary run of the mill bowling alley (you can pick Standard if regular bowling is your thing), this one’s got lanes that resemble a mini-golf course. Turn off gravity, bend physics, throw the bowling ball for a loop and get a strike, spare, or miss those pins altogether. It’s all about aim, throw, and practice.

Fitness Potential  

VR Mini Bowling is a light upper body movement game that relies on coordination, aim, and control to knock down pins. Play against 4 local players and challenge friends to become the king or queen of the leaderboard. There’s 3 courses, 10 lanes, and unlockable bowling balls to keep you revisiting this obstacle course and virtual bowling alley.

Developer/Publisher: Brain Macumber

Release Date: December 5, 2018

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

Price: $2.99 to $4.99

Link: VR Mini Bowling


Angry Ball VR

Aim your slingshot to interact with and hit explosive, wooden, unbreakable, and other types of blocks and floating targets. Trigger the slingshot laser to destroy blocks that will deflect and chip away at your life if they stick around. Solve puzzles and save Cat World and everything in it from being transformed into blocks.

Fitness Potential  

Angry Ball VR is a puzzle game that’s been wrapped up in a target blasting game. Great for flexing those mental muscles as well as building up eye to arm in order to aim and shoot blocks. This game has different maps like Sky and Space but also has cat companions that follow you throughout the game.

Developer/Publisher: MWN TECH LTD

Release Date: December 4, 2018

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

Price: $5.59 to $7.99

Link: Angry Ball VR


Fantasy Skiing 2: Online

If Fantasy Skiing 2: Online is anything like its original game you’ll be using your controllers as real ski poles. These help you gain speed through snow-packed courses that curve but also has Endless mode for a lengthier course run. It has Multiplayer mode where you can race friends or online skiers to an obstacle course. Jump into Jumping mode and launch off of snow powdered ramps.  

Fitness Potential  

Using the controllers as ski poles are going to give your upper body a decent mid-range workout when you use them frequently to gain speed on your opponents. Squat down like you’re standing in real skis or go into Jump mode and actually jump to work your core and legs. Lean left and right to avoid trees, rocks, and anything else you encounter on the courses.

Developer/Publisher: Hash Technology

Release Date: December 5, 2018

Compatible with: Oculus Rift, with tracked controllers

Price: $11.99

Link: Fantasy Skiing 2: Online