Credit to: Random Bird games

Battle for Mountain Throne

Video credit to: Pinyo Gaming HD

This is a first-person goblin slaying action game for VR. Battle for Mountain Throne is out of early access and is in its full form. Battle groups of monsters, cave dwellers, and dungeon baddies to protect the throne of the Dwarven people. Block with your shield and use your handgun, swing a battle ax and war hammer, and use bombs to eviscerate the enemy.

Fitness Potential  

Battle swarms of Goblins in room scale for more space to survive combat with side dodges and fast reflexes. Fighting while standing in one place won’t tally up your step count or tone the bottom half of you. Swinging a battle ax and hammer around is going to be a great core and upper body exercise if you can really let loose and follow through with the motion.

Developer/Publisher: Random Bird games

Release Date: September 4, 2018

Compatible with: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, with tracked controllers

Price: $7.19 to $7.99

Link: Battle for Mountain Throne


In League

Video credit to: vrgamecritic

This is a first-person, tactical, and 4v4 multiplayer FPS game for VR. Pick from a buffet of characters and weapon load outs (primary gun, attachment, secondary weapon, and melee weapon), form a group, set traps and sticky bombs, and sabotage the other team. The game is a bit violent with weapons like an ax, cleaver, crowbar, bombs, and automatic guns, so if you’re not into that this is a warning. This game is in early access.

Fitness Potential  

Play In League in room scale for maximum movement and play across Hunt, Hostage, and Slayer modes with teammates for max fun. Using a gun and hiding around corners isn’t going to do much for activity if you’re standing in one place for too long, but holding a lunge or a squat will help if there’s downtime. The game’s Steam profile says it has a run in place sprinting and climbing features, which ups its exercise potential. Using melee weapons with force is going to be good for the core and upper body.

Developer/Publisher: Fatmoth Interactive, Potato Face Games/Fatmoth Interactive

Release Date: September 4, 2018

Compatible with: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, with tracked controllers

Price: $11.99 to $19.99

Link: In League


The Last Operator

Video credit to: vrgamecritic

This is a single player, tactical, revenge, and FPS game for VR. Your mission as a PRO, or a Primary Retrieval Operator, is to collect evidence and shoot down members of the Monolith Corp. Play and unlock 10 evidence collection missions in Campaign and shoot at enemies and search new areas around the map in VIP Hunt modes. Use weapons like assault rifles, pistols, SMG’s, and shields to take on Monolith Corp VIP’s called Monolith Security Forces.

Fitness Potential  

The Last Operator can be played sitting, standing, and in room scale. For the most movement activity and diverse play style play it standing and in room scale. Playing as a sniper and picking off VIPs with different difficulty levels isn’t going to elevating the heart rate or use the upper body, but using shields and guns in room scale will. Being stealthy and pretending you’re an assassin will help turn up the burn if you can crouch, hide, and outsmart Monolith Security Forces.

Developer/Publisher: Mean Mutt Interactive

Release Date: September 5, 2018

Compatible with: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, with tracked controllers

Price: $14.99

Link: The Last Operator