During our last VR Game Roundup, there were a few interesting titles including a paintball simulation, VRocker, and Warchasm. This week’s VR Game Roundup is on the lighter side, though, as not much released this week that was notable or will get your body moving. That being said, there is a free demo to one of the best VR fitness games and an intriguing stealth title called Phantom: Covert Ops that will have you rowing your way into enemy territory.
Phantom: Covert Ops
Kicking off this week’s VR Game Roundup is Phantom: Covert Ops. Players are thrown into the role of an elite spy that is attempting to stop another world war from happening. To do so, you will have to take advantage of a military kayak and use weapons to take out enemies in the shadows. Not only is there a full cinematic campaign with multiple missions but there are also unlockables, leaderboards, and achievements to unlock.
Thanks to constantly kayaking with motion controls, Phantom: Covert Ops is a shockingly great arm workout. This will definitely get your arms feeling tired while playing and will alternate between small motions when you want to go slow and quick ones when you’re trying to get to cover. It’s a fun workout and in a genre that isn’t super popular within the fitness realm. Definitely worth checking out if you dig the trailer above.
Release Date: June 25, 2020
Compatible With: Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest
Link: Oculus Store
Earlier this week, a free demo for OhShape was released. This has been one of VR Fitness Insider’s favorite fitness titles since it came out and now there is no excuse not to check it out. If you dig what you experience, you can then purchase the full game at $15.99 right now, which is 20 percent off the regular price of $19.99. Act fast, though, as the deal ends on July 9.
OhShape will definitely get you moving as you have to match your body movements to fit through holes in oncoming walls. It’s a lot of fun but be prepared to squat as you will do around 100 squats per hour while playing. It’s inspired by the classic Japanese show “Hole in the Wall,” and you will also be punching objects as well to get a full body workout. Yur.fit gives it a fitness rating equivalent to rowing and says you will burn 6.9 calories per minute while playing.
Developer/Publisher: Odders Lab
Release Date: June 24, 2020
Compatible With: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality
This newly released Early Access title is a VR spin on Monster Hunter, although the gameplay doesn’t look nearly as rewarding as Capcom’s popular series. Suppressor has four different hunting grounds that players can go to and there are over 60 monsters to beat, so it certainly isn’t lacking in that department. There are also 20 different weapons to choose from ranging from swords to bows and wands. It’s scheduled to gain an additional location and the ability to fly on the back of a dragon once it leaves Early Access in a month or two.
While it is certainly rough around the edges, you’ll be moving around a solid amount as you hack away at enemies and fire off bows. It might not be the most polished title, but Suppressor will have you burning some calories while you play and could be used as a cheap arm workout.
Developer/Publisher: BratAndronik, Uberbax
Release Date: June 18, 2020
Compatible With: Valve Index and HTC Vive