Credit: Odders Lab

OhShape (Oculus Quest)

One of our favorite fitness games is now available on Oculus Quest. Designed as a video game successor to the show Hole in the Wall, you must go through approaching obstacles by contorting your body into the correct position. A bumping soundtrack keeps up the momentum, and you can also create your own levels to make things even more exciting. If you want to add your own songs, you can do that too.

Fitness Potential

You will be moving the entire time you play OhShape. Getting into position and holding that position is quite difficult. Doing so in time with the music and without making a mistake can get your heart pounding quickly. With multiple difficulty levels, you can even make things more challenging to get a more intense workout, and leaderboards will help motivate you.

Developer/Publisher: Odders Lab

Release Date: February 20, 2020

Compatible With: Oculus Quest

Price: $19.99

Link: OhShape (Oculus Quest)

Counter Fight 4

 

Do you have what it takes to run a business efficiently and even defend yourself from robbers? In Counter Fight 4, you’ll be serving up drinks and grub to customers, and you’ll have to stay moving in order to hit the highest scores. Customers will continuously appear, and you’ll have to get used to preparing and plating everything they can order.

Fitness Potential

You won’t have to run around the coffee shop too much in Counter Fight 4, but your arms will still get a workout. They’ll both be in almost-constant motion as you serve up drinks, bake bread, and make sandwiches. When a robber approaches to try to take your cash, you can even pick up objects and throw them in order to knock them out. This can be done with a vase, which would require quite a strong throwing arm. In real life, we’d suggest calling the police.

Developer/Publisher: Tricol

Release Date: February 19, 2020

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

Price: $8.99

Link: Counter Fight 4

Gravinoid

If shooters aren’t your thing but you still want a VR action fix, then Gravinoid is the perfect choice. In the game you’ll have to survive attacks with a shield, and AI is threatening to destroy humanity. You’ll throw explosives back toward your targets, making your way through several floors in order to complete a final test.

Fitness Potential

Gravinoid is perfect as a VR fitness game because you’ll be making a throwing motion the entire time. The game’s physics system makes your throws accurate, and there are several difficulty modes in order to challenge yourself further. You’ll also be able to upgrade yourself in order to feel more powerful as you continue progressing and growing physically stronger.

Developer/Publisher: Hypersome Games

Release Date: February 20, 2020

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

Price: $22.49 to $24.99

Link: Gravinoid

No King No Kingdom

Strategy and action don’t usually combine, especially in virtual reality. Fullmetal Developer aims to change that with No King No Kingdom, a game that lets you order an army, ride a dragon, and directly fight in combat. The game’s cartoony art style fits its fantasy themes, and the enemies and soldiers are easy to see on the battlefield. With so much control and even magical powers, you’ll fee like a true warrior.

Fitness Potential

You’ll move your arms as you cast spells and order your troops in No King No Kingdom. When you go directly into combat you can use melee weapons, and you’ll swing these like you would in most other sword-based games. You can even dual-wield, with a magical staff in one hand and a sword in the other.

Developer/Publisher: Fullmetal Developer

Release Date: February 16, 2020

Compatible With: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive

Price: $11.99 to $19.99

Link: No King No Kingdom

MENTAL

A game built with parkour and fast movement at its core, MENTAL lets you wall-run and move nearly anywhere without teleporting. You’ll quickly fire at enemies before they reach your position, and set off massive explosions with realistic bullet physics. There are more than 20 guns to choose from as well as melee weapons.

Fitness Potential

30 melee weapons are available to battle enemies, and you can also use your bare hands. Because of the game’s fast pace, this means swinging your arms in nearly all directions in order to defeat your targets. Environments are also destructible, so you can get creative with your attacks but should be mindful of your enemies.

Developer/Publisher: VR-CONNECTED

Release Date: February 20, 2020

Compatible With: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index

Price: $22.49 to $24.99

Link: MENTAL


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