During our last VR Game Roundup, there were a number of intriguing titles including the Oculus Quest port of Tetris Effect and some other cool releases. This week features a cooperative hit coming to virtual reality, an experience by Dan Carlin, and the ability to get into a VR food fight!

Spaceteam VR

Kicking off our VR Game Roundup is a virtual reality rendition of the mobile hit of the same name. Like the original title, Spaceteam VR has players working together in order to operate a spaceship safely. Just like Star Trek: Bridge Crew, things always get chaotic and missions always wind up being a lot of fun. Although this doesn’t take itself as seriously as the Star Trek-branded title.

Fitness Potential

You’ll have to use your arms to reach for different tools and then use them for each ship member’s interface. However, things aren’t always hectic so don’t expect to burn a ton of calories playing Spaceteam VR. This is something to play for fun rather than a workout and any calories burnt is just a convenient bonus.

Developer/Publisher: Cooperative Innovations

Release Date: May 21, 2020

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

Price: $19.99

Link: Oculus Store, Steam

Puzzle Island VR

Finally exiting Early Access after several years is Puzzle Island VR.Every level finds the player on the titular island attempting to solve a puzzle. It’s all about using the objects at your disposal, such as crates, planks, and buckets, to touch glowing orbs around the world. You’ll have to put on your engineering thinking cap to solve these dilemmas.

Fitness Potential

The rope physics are quite cool and you’ll have to swing and fling them to solve some of the puzzles. However, this isn’t the most active of titles and is more of a chill game that will challenge your mind on a nice beach environment. Don’t expect to get much of a workout in here.

Developer/Publisher: Interaction Ideas GmbH

Release Date: May 19, 2020

Compatible With: Oculus Rift

Price: $3.74-4.99

Link: Steam

IgKnight Food Fight

As a kid, there were few ideas as appealing as a food fight. It’s the best type of chaos as food flies everywhere. However, like most good things it comes at a cost as you just knew you were going to get in trouble as it’s a messy brawl that will take a while to clean up. IgKnight Food Fight allows you to have some fun food fights without needing to clean up the mess afterward since it’s in virtual reality. You can’t have your cake and eat it too, though, as you’ll be tossing it at your opponent.

Fitness Potential

This winds up being quite the active competitive experience as players frequently grab food from the table and try to move out of the way of incoming food and dodge the attacks of others. It has four-player multiplayer (there are 1v1, 1v2, and 2v2 matches), so there are some variants to keep it feeling fresh. Kids can also get in on the fun as there’s a kid scale mode too!

Developer/Publisher: Ignite VR

Release Date: May 21, 2020

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

Price: $4.19-6.99

Link: Steam

War Remains: Dan Carlin Presents an Immersive Memory

Just so you get your expectations in check, the very first sentence in War Remains: Dan Carlin Presents an Immersive Memory is that it’s “not a game.” So, think of this as an experience or you’ll likely come away disappointed. What it does offer is a look at the first World War and allows players to step into the trenches and experience what happened at the Western Front.

Fitness Potential

There is none. This is meant for history buffs, thus the involvement of Hardcore History’s Dan Carlin, and there is no interactivity. If you dig history then it’s well worth checking out but the only way you’ll get a workout here is if you decide to do jumping jacks and other exercises while watching, which I guess you could technically do.

Developer/Publisher: Flight School Studio / MWM Interactive

Release Date: May 21, 2020

Compatible With: Valve Index, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift

Price: $4.99

Link: Steam, Oculus Store

Crazy Kung Fu

Finishing up this week’s VR Game Roundup is Crazy Kung Fu for the Oculus Rift, which has players training to become a Kung Fu master. The game wants players to not think about their movement but rather just react as they spar with a wooden training dummy that has spinning arms to attack the player.

Fitness Potential

The constant attacks will help you build muscle memory and this looks to be a solid arm workout as you are constantly sparring with the dummy. You’ll be dodging attacks with your body as well, so this isn’t just for your arms. The game tracks statistics on your speed, accuracy and strength as a martial artist as well.

Developer/Publisher: Field Of Vision

Release Date: May 21, 2020

Compatible With: Oculus Rift

Price: $9.99

Link: Oculus Store


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