This Week’s VR Game Roundup — Start Dodging!

Credit to: Bean Boy Games

Spuds Unearthed

Potatoes can be good for your health if you use them for VR gaming instead of French fries. In Spuds Unearthed, you must free the potato creatures being held on several alien planets. You’ll be able to team up with different Spuds in order to use their abilities. There is also an asynchronous mode where other players will fight the defenses you have on a particular planet. Hope you have powerful potatoes!

Fitness Potential

Spuds Unearthed uses the tracked motion controllers for several different purposes. You can use them to chuck Spuds out into the field so they can fight. You’ll also be aiming cannons and firing handguns at enemies in the distance. There are even weapons that require you to pull back with your arms like you’re pumping a bike tire full of air. All of this adds up to a very active VR experience.

Developer/Publisher: Gamedust

Release Date: September 19, 2019

Compatible With: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive

Price: $19.99

Link: Spuds Unearthed

Tonetaker VR

Tonetaker VR is a rhythm game that emphasis precise timing more so than some other music alternatives. Colored orbs appear on the screen and must be struck with a sword when they are their biggest. Doing this will improve your score. There are also 20 songs to choose from across several genres, so you can find one you enjoy. They vary in terms of difficulty.

Fitness Potential

Depending on the song and difficult you select, Tonetaker VR can get very quick. This means you’ll be swinging your arms across the screen without getting a break. Because you’re doing it to jamming tunes, it should be easier to manage than in other non-rhythmic games with this motion. You’re also encouraged to see how your scores compare on the leaderboards for some added motivation.

Developer/Publisher: Daniel Rychly, Milan Matonok/Milan Matonok

Release Date: September 18, 2019

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

Price: $2.99

Link: Tonetaker VR

Hot Squat 2: New Glory

Squatting and dodging are found in BoxVR, but what if an entire game was built around these movements? Hot Squat 2: New Glory is an active VR game that features two modes, and in the titular mode you must duck under walls by squatting. In the new Cardio mode, you must sidestep walls to keep your game going. New challenges will unlock regularly, and you can customize yoru character with gear and clothing.

Fitness Potential

Hot Squat 2 is sure to get your muscles burning, because squats can be incredibly strenuous. After doing them for a few minutes, you’ll start to feel the burn in your legs. To get your blood pumping, you can switch to the Cardio mode and try to see how long you can dodge walls without making a mistake. You can even create your own custom routine for workouts, as well.

Developer/Publisher: Bean Boy Games

Release Date: September 20, 2019

Compatible With: HTC Vive, Valve Index

Price: $6.29 to $6.99

Link: Hot Squat 2: New Glory

Witching Tower


In the mood for something a little larger in scale than most VR fitness games? Now available on PlayStation VR for the first time, Witching Tower VR is a fantasy adventure filled with mysteries and enemies to battle. You’ll be able to equip magical skills to enhance combat, or just engage in classic swordplay against the baddies you encounter.

Fitness Potential

Witching Tower VR requires the PlayStation Move controllers for its combat system. You can swing your sword at enemies in order to damage them. You can also use a bow, aiming with one arm while drawing it back with the other. You’ll also be using the controllers while you solve puzzles and interact with objects in the environment.

Developer/Publisher: Daily Magic Productions

Release Date: September 17, 2019

Compatible With: PlayStation VR

Price: $19.99

Link: Witching Tower VR

Home a Drone

First-person action games are the perfect genre for VR, and they get even more exciting when you mix in tower defense elements. Home a Drone, you have to defend your junkyard from a corporate menace hell-bent on your destruction. Through traps and good old-fashioned gunplay, you can protect what’s yours.

Fitness Potential

With your tracked motion controllers, you can place objects on the ground in front of your location before enemies arrive. Once they do get there, you can dual-wield weapons to blast them into smithereens. The action can get hectic, so you will likely not be putting your arms down for quite a long time.

Developer/Publisher: Construct Studio

Release Date: September 19, 2019

Compatible With: HTC Vive

Price: $9.99

Link: Home A Drone