Credit to: Twisted Pixel/Oculus

Boneworks

If you’re looking to combine physical combat with narrative-heavy adventure, then Boneworks is one game you should pick up. The game makes use of a unique physics system and tons of different weapons, including spears, guns, clubs, and experimental physics weapons. Its science-fiction story will draw you in and help to make it easier to keep playing for just a few more minutes, too.

Fitness Potential

In Boneworks you’ll make use of an immersive physics system that lets your whole body be used for gameplay. If you’re firing a weapon and an enemy closes in, you can push them away. You’ll make use of melee weapons that you’ll swing much like you would the real thing. You’ll also use the tracked motion controllers while driving vehicles and interacting with the environment.

Developer/Publisher: Stress Level Zero

Release Date: December 10, 2019

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

Price: $29.99

Link: Boneworks

Disco Destruction

Lots of people have aspirations to become a DJ, but many are also scared by the idea of looking like a fool on stage. In Disco Destruction, you can eliminate that worry by performing for a crowd of virtual dancers. You’ll need to keep playing the correct music to keep your dancers happy, and you won’t want to make them angry. Playing the wrong genre of music has been known to cause some problems, so proceed with caution!

Fitness Potential

You’ll be bouncing to the beat and dancing along for the entire time you play Disco Destruction. You’ll make use of the tracked motion controllers to do nearly everything on your control deck and turntable. You can use a controller above your head to make sparks, and when it comes time to change the vinyl, you better be quick with your hands!

Developer/Publisher: Subjective Software

Release Date: December 12, 2019

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

Price: $5.99 to $9.99

Link: Disco Destruction

Rhythm Nights

Credit to: Anti Gravity Systems

Most virtual reality rhythm games make you use their own soundtracks. Not everyone is into the same music, of course, and this can limit their appeal. In Rhythm Nights, you’re able to use your own music as you smash through beats. It’s all created using the songs you import, and there are 24 levels to play through. The difficulty will also adjust to you, and it supports both static and in-motion modes.

Fitness Potential

Rhythm Nights was designed with fitness in mind. It’s a very active game that will have you smashing the beats coming at you throughout each song. The game has an integrated calorie counter to help you meet your fitness goals. All you have to do is choose your favorite workout song and it can be integrated into the game and used to get your next high score.

Developer/Publisher: Anti Gravity Systems

Release Date: December 12, 2019

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

Price: $11.19 to $13.99

Link: Rhythm Nights

Path of the Warrior

Very few game genres make more sense for virtual reality than the classic beat-‘em-up. In Twisted Pixels’ Oculus-exclusive Path of the Warrior, you’ll get to find out why. Taking the vintage ‘80s and ‘90s aesthetic of a game like Double Dragon and turning it into first-person, Path of the Warrior has you show a bunch of muscle-heads just how powerful you are. You’ll punch them squarely in the face and even use special weapons to defeat them.

Fitness Potential

You will be punching and swinging your arms the entire time you play Path of the Warrior. The game is designed to be replayable, and features about 5 hours of content that you can keeping grinding away at to improve your skills. The enemies are weak individually, so you can really give them a beatdown and feel better about yourself.

Developer/Publisher: Twisted Pixel/Oculus

Release Date: December 12, 2019

Compatible With: Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest

Price: $19.99

Link: Path of the Warrior

Vacation Simulator (Oculus Quest)

Available on Oculus Quest for the first time, Vacation Simulator is one of the best games available on any VR device. You won’t just be relaxing on this vacation, but taking part in a ton of fun sports and activities. It’s all wrapped up in Owlchemy Labs’ signature sense of humor, and you’ll be laughing as much as sweating in this game.

Fitness Potential

Activities in Vacation Simulator include snowball fights, rafting with an oar, skiing down a slope, handball, swimming, and gardening. You’ll be using your tracked motion controllers for nearly all of this, giving you the opportunity to customize how you want to spend your time and work out.

Developer/Publisher: Owlchemy Labs

Release Date: December 12, 2019

Compatible With: Oculus Quest

Price: $29.99

Link: Vacation Simulator (Quest)


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