War Saber
Credit to: Pixel Framers LLC

During our last VR Game Roundup, there were a number of intriguing titles including a free workout for kids. This week features a couple of VR fitness game mainstays coming to Oculus Quest along with some titles that might wind up being a pleasant surprise.

ThinkFast

ThinkFast VR Game Roundup
Credit to: TwoKey Studios

Kicking off our VR Game Roundup is a WarioWare-inspired game called ThinkFast. Just like the popular Nintendo series, players will have to quickly change what they’re doing as they try to complete rapidly changing mini-games. This’ll put both your reflexes and mind to the test.

Fitness Potential

This could be a surprisingly active fitness game and one that would avoid any repetitive strain since you’re constantly switching up what you’re doing in it. There are over 15 mini-games at launch and additional updates will add in even more games at no extra cost. There are multiple difficulty levels, so the action will get even more frantic as you progress.

Developer/Publisher: TwoKey Studios

Release Date: May 8, 2020

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

Price: $TBD

Link: Steam

Therapy Sheep VR

Exclusive to Oculus Rift, Therapy Sheep VR is an early access meditation game that will have you literally counting sheep if you want. It transports players to the Swiss Alps to enjoy a stress-free scenario accompanied by woolly friends. There are four different times to check out the scenery and it’s recommended for players to “sit down and meditate, practice tai chi, work on your mindfulness, listen to a podcast, or just lie down and look at the stars.”

Fitness Potential

Obviously, this isn’t much of a physical workout but meditation can do wonders for your mental health. The planned features make this an intriguing title as it will eventually have multiplayer, the ability to shear sheep, and other locations. Right now it’s a little bare-bones, so other meditation apps should be your first choice unless you really love sheep.

Developer/Publisher: IFGworld

Release Date: May 8, 2020

Compatible With: Oculus Rift

Price: $TBD

Link: Therapy Sheep VR

EchoVR

One of the most exciting titles in this week’s VR Game Roundup is that EchoVR is now in open beta on Oculus Quest. That means Quest owners can finally check out the highly recommended zero gravity title that has teams competing with one another. Echo Arena is available and Ready at Dawn are looking for feedback from players to help iron out some bugs in the game. Expect some issues for now but it’ll only get more polished with time.

Fitness Potential

You won’t find a better competitive workout as Echo Arena has players using their full body to navigate zero gravity. It’s a lot of fun and since it’s free there is no reason not to check out this Oculus exclusive. Of course, if you already own a Rift, you might as well play the finished version instead, although having no cables will make it even more fun to play.

Developer/Publisher: Ready at Dawn / Oculus Studios

Release Date: May 5, 2020

Compatible With: Oculus Quest

Price: Free

Link: Oculus Store

Audio Trip

Also new to Oculus Quest is the great dancing game Audio Trip. Your whole body will be moving as players catch gems, dodge barriers, ride ribbons and smash drums. It’s a blast to play and there are some great licensed tracks by the likes of Skrillex, Zedd, deadmau5, and Lady Gaga.

Fitness Potential

Audio Trip is instantly one of the best workout games on Oculus Quest. It’s a fantastic rhythm game that will have you burning off calories as it makes you move your entire body around to clear levels. Thanks to a custom level editor, the fun never has to stop. There’s a variety of options, so this can appeal to hardcore and casual fitness enthusiasts.

Developer/Publisher: Kinemotik Studios

Release Date: May 7, 2020

Compatible With: Oculus Quest

Price: $19.99

Link: Oculus Store

War Saber

Rounding up this week’s VR Game Roundup is War Saber, which is a physics-based lightsaber game. While that sounds incredible, and it has a lot of potential to become something great in the future, it’s currently in Early Access and is very rough around the edges as you can see in the above gameplay footage.

Fitness Potential

You’ll get plenty of arm movement as players get into energy saber battles. Players can teleport around the level, so they’re not locked to one location. Currently there are three custom maps and the ability to dismember opponents, but it’s all single player at the moment. You won’t be able to compete against real-life opponents and that’s a big bummer for replayability.

Developer/Publisher: Pixel Framers LLC

Release Date: May 1, 2020

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

Price: $15.99-19.99

Link: War Saber


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