During our last VR Game Roundup, there were several interesting games highlighted including an informative title about the human body and a boxercise game. This week’s VR Game Roundup isn’t the busiest week but there are plenty of interesting titles to look at. Headlining this week are Solaris Offworld Combat, a rhythm shooter, and several PlayStation VR ports.

OhShape

Kicking off this week’s VR Game Roundup is the PlayStation VR port of OhShape, which has been a favorite workout of the site as it targets your full body pretty well rather than just your arms. The title has players matching body shapes to pass through oncoming walls and is similar to the popular Japanese game show “Hole in the Wall.”

Fitness Potential

You will be getting a great workout with OhShape. The active title will have you burning 6.9 calories per minute, which gives it a Yur.fit rating that is comparable to rowing.

Developer and Publisher: Odders Lab

Release Date: September 24, 2020

Compatible With: PlayStation VR (Previously on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, and Oculus Quest)

Price: $19.99

Link: PlayStation Store

Budget Cuts

New to PlayStation VR is Budget Cuts, a stealth title that originally launched in 2018. You have full control over how you play as you can try to outpower enemies or outthink them. There’s plenty of moving around as it takes full advantage of room-scale play. There’s also an arcade mode that adds in high scores, additional difficulties, and new bonus stages.

Fitness Potential

This stealth title will have you burning calories as you try to sneak up on enemies. According to its Yur.fit page, players will burn 4.1 calories a minute and will average 20 squats per hour. That type of activity is similar to using an elliptical.

Developer/Publisher: Neco Software

Release Date: September 25, 2020

Compatible With: PlayStation 4 (Previously on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality)

Price: $23.99 ($29.99)

Link: PlayStation Store

Solaris Offworld Combat

A new exclusive for Oculus platforms, Solaris Offworld Combat is a virtual reality shooter designed to be played competitively. Matches feature two teams of four players going at it and players will be picking up items in order to gain an edge in the fast-paced combat. The team that is able to take control of points on the various maps will be declared the winner. Additional modes are expected to arrive later as it’s currently in a “pre-season” state.

Fitness Potential

While it doesn’t appear to be the greatest workout for a shooter, Solaris Offworld Combat will have players regularly moving their arms and ducking around corners. So you can expect to burn a lot more calories than just sitting there playing a normal game.

Developer and Publisher: First Contact Entertainment

Release Date: September 24, 2020

Compatible With: Oculus Rift & Oculus Quest

Price: $24.99

Link: Oculus Store

Walkabout Mini Golf

Out on Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest is Walkabout Mini Golf. It features four 18-hole courses to test your putting skills on. There’s also a night mode that will up the challenge level on all of the stages. With online play and 70 customized balls hidden throughout courses, there’s plenty of reason to keep playing too.

Fitness Potential

Like the real activity, mini-golf isn’t the most demanding sport. However, you will be using your arms to putt and will be standing the whole time, so expect to burn some calories while having fun. It may not be the best workout but it will be a fun way to spend a half-hour.

Developer and Publisher: Lucas Martell and Mighty Coconut

Release Date: September 24, 2020

Compatible With: Oculus Rift

Price: $14.99

Link: Oculus Store

Pangman

The Early Access title Pangman is now available on the Oculus Store with more features than when it initially released on Steam. Gameplay revolves around using a pair of guns to shoot spheres. There are 140 story levels, so there is no lack of content.

Fitness Potential

This seems to be a pretty solid arm workout but won’t really target any other body parts. There’s plenty of replayability as it now features multiplayer up to eight players as well.

Developer and Publisher: Ivanovich Games

Release Date: September 24, 2020

Compatible With: Oculus Rift

Price: $12.99

Link: Oculus Store

Swordsman VR

Swordsman VR is an anticipated sword combat title set in the medieval ages. It features six different environments with battles between knights, Vikings, Mongols, and samurai. There are 24 weapons to use in total and 13 different sets of customizable armor.

Fitness Potential

This should be a solid arm workout as you block attacks with a shield and use your own sword to get through the guards of foes. Early reviews have been mixed as combat has been described as being too simplistic and boring, so it might be worth waiting to see if it gets patched or improved in the future.

Developer and Publisher: Sinn Studio Inc.

Release Date: September 25, 2020

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

Price: $15.99 ($19.99)

Link: Steam

Shot of Rhythm

Shot of Rhythm

The latest rhythm title for virtual reality is Shot of Rhythm. It uses your own library to generate levels, so replayability won’t be an issue. Similar to Pistol Whip, although not with the same amount of variety, players will speed towards enemies that they have to shoot to the rhythm of songs.

Fitness Potential

This should be a solid full-body workout as you are attacking enemies, dodging bullets, and trying to get a high score. There aren’t any reviews yet, so it’s unknown if this lives up to all of its features, but it certainly looks promising.

Developer and Publisher: Wearevragency

Release Date: September 24, 2020

Compatible With: Oculus Rift

Price: $34.99

Link: Steam


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


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