Be The Hero VR
Become Kurogane and run at hyperspeed! Credit to: EXPVR Inc.

BE THE HERO

Be The Hero is part virtual comic and part first-person melee combat game. Players become Kurogane, the hero with hyperspeed running abilities, parkour moves, and the power to attack from above. Use your sword’s powerful Thunder Rush attack to slash through groups of enemies and Thunder Strike to knock back The Masked, groups of enemies, and bosses. This is currently an early access game.

Fitness Potential  

This game is played standing and not in a room scale, so you won’t be dashing in your play space but will still get a good workout in 360. The game is still very active as a melee game with swords and has fluid Idaten locomotion or arm pumping to run at hyperspeed. Parts of story mode that have fight scenes after the comic part and playing in attack mode will give the best workout. Add a weighted vest to feel like you’re wearing armor and to work on resistance training.

Developer/Publisher: EXPVR Inc.

Release Date: August 24, 2018

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

Price: $19.99

Link: BE THE HERO

 

King of my Castle VR

King of my Castle VR is a single player and tower defense archery game with a cartoonish design. Defend the king’s tower with your trusty bow and arrow. Teleport around the map to 5 different points and attack any intruders that threaten the city and the king’s fortress.

Fitness Potential  

Defend the king’s tower and city from enemy attack with your bow set. Some enemies wear Viking helmets that make it easier to aim for headshots. The pinheads, or guys without helmets (not their official name), are a bit more of a challenge. Target these bad guys and quickly pick off solo baddies or multiples if they line up just right. This is a great upper body game that can be played seated or standing in room scale. The teleportation to select locations kind of takes away from the room scale movement though.

Developer/Publisher: Creartstudio

Release Date: August 24, 2018

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

Price: $7.99

Link: King of my Castle VR

 

When Wardens Fall

When Wardens Fall is a first-person and single player dungeon crawler. Play in room scale or standing, but also choose which type of character — rogue, berserker, or knight — you’d like to play as. Slaughter demons as you trek through procedurally generated passageways. Players fight demons with a choice of 12 weapons and have to fight to keep their life. This game has permadeath so expect the combat to be a challenge. This is an early access game.

Fitness Potential  

This dungeon crawler has collectible plants to make magic potions and poisons and has bladed weapons, which gives players more to accomplish than just slashing away. We’re not sure if their dash system is physical or if it’s just a specific controller based action, so keep that in mind. However, you could just dodge in room scale. Stabbing creepy looking demons with blades in room scale or sitting will give you a decent upper to full body workout.

Developer/Publisher: Peernet Games

Release Date: August 24, 2018

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

Price: $24.99

Link: When Wardens Fall

 

Track Lab

Music and beat creation VR games are popular at the moment because who doesn’t want to shake their moneymaker when there’s a fresh jam blasting in 360-degrees. Track Lab puts players in front of a music board full of tools to create tracks. Go full force as an experienced music mixer and DJ, or head into Evolver mode for some guidance with puzzles based on the genre of music (EDM, hip-hop, rock).

Fitness Potential  

Track Lab follows in the footsteps of Survios’ Electronauts, a recently released music and beat creation VR game. Use the beat creation toolkit to create music and funky jams people, including you, can dance to. Become the DJ, dance, and create or borrow dance moves to get your metabolism fired up. Stand still if you want zero benefits for your body.

Developer/Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment/Little Chicken Gaming Company

Release Date: August 21, 2018

Compatible with: PS VR, with tracked controllers

Price: $19.99

Link: Track Lab

 

Team Up

Credit to: Innolabs

Team Up is a single and up to 6 players (3v3) FPS game that turns “Terminators” against humans. Play against real players or bots as 10 heroes that come with varying abilities and specialized weapons. Play as: Assault, Medic, Demolitionist, Scout, Sniper, Juggernaut, other heroes, and Terminators.

Fitness Potential  

Players sneak, hide, dodge bullets, escape explosives in deathmatch to win the game. Fit gamers will play this game in room scale but can also do so while seated. Get a decent upper to full body workout when you really let yourself get taken away by combat and real-time defense and attack moves as a group. Playing a sniper will not give you a workout, so try to play as movement reliant heroes.

Developer/Publisher: Innolabs

Release Date: August 21, 2018

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

Price: Free

Link: Team Up


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