VR Game Roundup Timber Jump VR
Credit to: Techfragout

During our last VR Game Roundup, there were several intriguing titles spotlighted including Vader Immortal releasing on PlayStation VR, HouseFlipper came to Oculus Quest, and a food fight game allowed you to live out your high school fantasy. This week’s VR Game Roundup is also filled with some worthwhile titles. Headlining this week is fitness tracker YUR leaving Early Access, the release of RealFit (which came out last Friday after we went to publication), and several new Quest titles.

YUR

Kicking off this week’s VR Game Roundup is the official release of YUR, a popular fitness tracker that we recommend using. This great app provides a real-time overlay over any virtual reality title you play and will estimate your heart rate while also providing calorie estimates. Other fitness metrics include how many squats you do in an hour. It’s a great way to keep track of your activity level, especially in titles that don’t have an in-game tracker of their own.

Fitness Potential

Considering YUR is free to download, there is no reason to not install it and use it with titles you already own. This will help you take your virtual reality workouts to the next level and help you get in even better shape. There are no downsides here!

Developer and Publisher: YUR Inc

Release Date: September 2, 2020

Compatible With: Valve index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality

Price: Free

Link: Steam

RealFit

The game in this week’s VR Game Roundup with the most fitness potential is easily RealFit. It provides customized bodyweight training, which lets you get in a completely natural workout without any additional equipment (other than your VR headset, of course).

Fitness Potential

There are a ton of workouts you can do with just your bodyweight and this game includes exercise-based mini-games as well. You’ll be doing push-ups, knee planks, squats, and much more. It’s a great way to stay motivated and the game will keep your profile in order to track your progress.

Developer/Publisher: RealFit VR Ltd

Release Date: August 28, 2020

Compatible With: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality

Price: $19.99

Link: Steam

Timber Jump VR

One of this week’s coolest titles is Timber Jump VR, which is used to simulate heights and walking across timbers above mountains. Helping prove its realism, it can be used with structures in order to get the full experience. However, when doing so, you should have someone else in the room as it’s possible to fall and injure yourself.

 

Fitness Potential

If you have a fear of heights then this will definitely get your heart racing. You’ll get a leg workout as well as you cross paths and try to keep from falling. Whether you are trying to overcome your fears or just want a thrill, Timber Jump VR has a lot to offer.

Developer and Publisher: Techfragout

Release Date: September 4, 2020

Compatible With: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Price: $14.99

Link: Steam

Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale

The latest game exclusive to Oculus platforms is Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale. It essentially takes the cooperative madness of Overcooked and transfers it to virtual reality. This means a much more physical experience as you prepare meals and work together in order to fulfill orders. Up to four players can tackle these food challenges together.

 

Fitness Potential

While this doesn’t look to be one of the best workouts in this week’s VR game roundup, let alone in virtual reality as a whole, you will be using your arms plenty as you put together meals. So expect to burn some calories and have some laughs while doing so. Playing with friends will also keep you active and inspire you to do your best.

Developer and Publisher: Resolution Games

Release Date: September 3, 2020

Compatible With: Oculus Quest & Oculus Rift

Price: $19.99

Link: Oculus Store

Spatial

Spatial VR
Credit to: Spatial

If you are looking for a productivity app to help boost your work for Oculus Quest, then Spatial is worth looking into. This productivity app has a social element as users can hangout in the same room together in order to plan and brainstorm ideas. It’s a great alternative to stuff like Zoom if everyone involved has a headset and includes Slack integration, Google Drive support, and in-app browser and more.

Fitness Potential

Absolutely none! You could use a standing desk to stay more active while working but this app is simply towards boosting your work productivity. So, it might not help you stay fit, but it can give you more time to workout.

Developer and Publisher: Spatial

Release Date: September 3, 2020

Compatible With: Oculus Quest

Price: Free

Link: Oculus Store

Sky Sanctuary

Ending this week’s VR Game Roundup is Sky Sanctuary, a game that revolves around learning how to be a samurai through many mini-games. While I don’t think it will train you properly in combat, it does offer varied gameplay as you’ll be slicing bamboo, and testing your skills with darts, swords, and a bow.

Fitness Potential

Most of the included mini-games focus around moving your arms, so expect to get a solid arm workout as you stay active. It won’t beat out a fitness-focused experience, but it’s a fun way for both kids and adults to have some fun while moving around.

Developer and Publisher: Glitchr Studio

Release Date: September 1, 2020

Compatible With: Oculus Rift

Price: $8.99

Link: Oculus Store


That does it for this week’s VR Game Roundup. Let us know in the comments below if you are purchasing anything and your experience with it!


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