Credit to: One Hamsa

GORN

When you need nothing but blood and gladiator deaths, look no further than GORN. GORN, which must be short for GORNOGRAPHY, comes from the developers behind Broforce. Using a variety of weapons or just your fists, you must destroy your competitors. By the time you’re done, blood absolutely soaks the arena. Now it’s just time for some therapy.

Fitness Potential

GORN makes use of the tracked motion controllers as you swing your weapons at anyone who stands in your way. Alongside your blades, you can also hold your shield up to deflect incoming attacks. Fighting with speed and precision will be necessary in order to survive the onslaught of beefy men. We’re guessing they’ve been playing the game for a while.

Developer/Publisher: Free Live/Devolver Digital

Release Date: July 18, 2019

Compatible With: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index

Price: $14.99 to  $19.99

Link: GORN

Racket: NX

 

The hit science-fiction racket game Racket: NX has made its way to Oculus Quest. The basic gameplay remains unchanged, as you must smack balls back toward targets on the wall in front of you. Doing this accurately is easier said than done, but the Quest’s excellent controllers ensure it will be your own fault if you stink.

Fitness Potential

As a racket game, your main action in Racket: NX is swinging your virtual racket at the incoming ball. This needs to be done with precision and quick reflexes, as the ball returns each time it hits a target. If your shot is smooth enough, you could even take your skills into an actual game of tennis. That will, however, also involve some sprinting.

Developer/Publisher: One Hamsa

Release Date: July 18, 2019

Compatible With: Oculus Quest

Price: $19.99

Link: Racket: NX (Quest)

Rayball

Can you protect yourself from shuriken-like icons racing toward you from all directions? It’s a simple concept, but Rayball delivers intense action by continuing to apply the pressure as you hit projectiles out of the air. With only five lives, you need to make the most of your limited attack, or you’ll quickly bite the dust. At just 99 cents, you have very little to lose here.

Fitness Potential

Rayball has you constantly aiming your tracked motion controller up, down, left, and right to hit projectiles. The basic premise is harder to complete in practice, as you can continually replay it in order to score the most points. Depending on your setup, you can choose to play with a 90-degree field of view, or go all the way up to complete 360-degree coverage.

Developer/Publisher: LLC Rayball

Release Date: July 16, 2019

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

Price: $0.99

Link: Rayball

The Copper Canyon Shoot Out (PlayStation VR)

The over-the-top science-fiction shooting gallery The Copper Canyon Shoot Out has finally arrived to PlayStation VR. Split across several levels, you must use laser pistols to  take down robots encroaching on your position. It’s like a VR twist on classic arcade shooters, with a cartoony art style and plenty of numbers to let you know how you’re doing.

Fitness Potential

The Copper Canyon Shoot Out is an extremely fast shooting gallery, with enemies coming from multiple directions and heights. Because of this, you’ll be swinging the PlayStation Move controllers all around before you make your way to the final boss of area. Only with quick reflexes and precision aiming can you hope to survive it all.

Developer/Publisher: Black Dragon Studios

Release Date: July 19, 2019

Compatible With: PlayStation VR

Price: $9.99

Link: The Copper Canyon Shoot Out

Gun Club VR (Oculus Quest)

Guns are dangerous. They’re also fun to shoot at a range. If the former truth outweighs the latter one for you, then Gun Club VR on Oculus Quest is a fine alternative. Using a variety of weapons, including powerful pistols and rifles, you can take out moving targets. If you get tired of firearms, you can even chuck knives at enemies, who are firing live rounds for some reason.

Fitness Potential

This isn’t your typical gun range. Not only do you have access to throwing knives, but the enemy “targets” move quickly and fire back. That means you will need to learn how to operate the weapons properly with the tracked motion controllers. You will quickly adjust your aim between targets and fire shots, all while avoiding damage, yourself.

Developer/Publisher:  The Binary Mill/Nextgen Reality

Release Date: July 18, 2019

Compatible With: Oculus Quest

Price: $19.99

Link: Gun Club VR (Quest)


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