During our last VR Game Roundup, there were several intriguing titles spotlighted including several free titles, the release of Gravity Lab on Oculus Quest, and Beat Saber received over 10 Linkin Park songs as downloadable content. This week’s VR Game Roundup is also filled with a couple of worthwhile releases. Headlining this week is the Vader Immortal PSVR port, HouseFlipper, and the ability to get into a virtual food fight. Check out all the games you should consider purchasing below!

Vader Immortal: A Star Wars Series

Kicking off this week’s VR Game Roundup is the PlayStation VR release of Vader Immortal: A Star Wars Series. While there is nothing new or exclusive to the Vader Immortal PSVR release, the former Oculus exclusive allows players to live out their greatest Star Wars fantasy as they get to test their lightsaber skills and even meet Darth Vader himself.

Fitness Potential

Separated into three episodes, Vader Immortal PSVR has players doing everything from using a lightsaber to battling creatures. Your arms will get a workout as you use lightsabers and the dojo is an open-ended training mode that is perfect for working up a bit of a sweat. While it won’t rival fitness-oriented VR titles, this is a fun experience that will keep you active throughout.

Developer and Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios

Release Date: August 25, 2020

Compatible With: PlayStation VR (Previously available on Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest)

Price: $29.99

Link: PlayStation Store

House Flipper VR

House Flipper VR brings all of the fun of renovating houses to virtual reality. It takes full advantage of motion controls as you’ll be using your arms to paint walls, take out walls, and create your dream home. There are different jobs to take on in-game and it’s a surprisingly fun experience that is exclusive to Oculus Quest.

Fitness Potential

While it isn’t an intense workout, House Flipper VR has players getting a low impact arm workout as they completely renovate homes that they can then resell. It’s not recommended solely for working out, but if you want an active title to play on the side, it certainly gets that job done.

Developer/Publisher: Frozen District

Release Date: August 27, 2020

Compatible With: Oculus Quest

Price: $14.99

Link: Oculus Store

Shooty Fruity

One of the most fitness-oriented titles this week is Shooty Fruity, which was originally released in 2017 but is now making its way to Oculus Quest. This unique shooter has players ringing up groceries one minute and shooting waves of oncoming fruit the next. There’s plenty of variety thanks to the several in-game power-ups and never a dull moment!

Fitness Potential

Shooty Fruity is a solid arm workout that will keep both of your arms moving. As you work through the game the difficulty will ramp up and you will get to take on new roles, although the gameplay always revolves around scanning objects and then shooting them.

Developer and Publisher: Near Light / nDreams

Release Date: August 27, 2020

Compatible With: Oculus Quest (Previously available on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift)

Price: $19.99

Link: Oculus Store

Carnival Food Fight VR

Food fights are always a ton of fun and in VR they won’t leave you with a mess to clean up afterward. Carnival Food Fight VR has you facing off against other food vendors as you throw food at each other. You’ll also serve customers and can even ride a roller coaster as a bonus round.

Fitness Potential

As the trailer shows, Carnival Food Fight VR looks quite rough around the edges. While it could, in theory, be a decent arm workout, it’s hard to recommend in its current state. There are far better alternatives to check out.

Developer and Publisher: Thomas Barrett / NeckBeard Game Devs

Release Date: August 27, 2020

Compatible With: Oculus Quest

Price: $5.99

Link: Oculus Store

Gadgeteer

Finally exiting Early Access is Gadgeteer. This puzzle game has players creating Rube Goldberg machines full of intricate actions. It’s a blast to see the solutions play out and is one of the coolest tests of your mental capacity.

Fitness Potential

While you are using your hands to set up puzzle pieces and select objects, this isn’t much of a workout. This is set to test your problem-solving skills rather than your body, so don’t expect much exercise. If you only care about physical health then this is a safe skip despite it being a high-quality VR title.

Developer and Publisher: Metanut

Release Date: August 27, 2020

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

Price: $14.99

Link: Steam

Pangman

Ending this week’s VR Game Roundup is Pangman, a new Early Access arcade title. This shooter has the player shooting spheres while dual-wielding guns and you can also throw them as hooks. There’s a nice variety to the action and there are 140 levels in total, which can be played solo and with a friend.

Fitness Potential

This looks to be a really solid arm workout. There aren’t any reviews yet, so it’s hard to know if it lives up to its potential, but it’s certainly worth keeping an eye on as development continues. The full version will offer multiplayer up to eight players as well.

Developer and Publisher: Ivanovich Games

Release Date: August 25, 2020

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

Price: $10.19 ($11.99)

Link: Steam


That does it for this week’s VR Game Roundup. Let us know in the comments below if you are picking up anything this week and if you are checking out the Vader Immortal PSVR port!


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