Credit to: Skydance

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

The latest game in the always-growing The Walking Dead universe is also one of the most impressive. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners was built from the ground-up for VR. Set in New Orleans, you must investigate a mystery in the city while avoiding zombies and humans alike. The game features numerous weapons, including firearms and bows, as well as melee combat. You’ll need every tool at your disposal to avoid getting bitten by the undead and risk putting your friends at risk.

Fitness Potential

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners makes use of physics-based weapons. This means that if you pick up a melee weapon, you’ll swing it like you would in real life to damage enemies. You’ll also be able to rip blades out of walkers after hitting them. The game features the ability to scale your environment, and you can hold off zombies with one hand while bashing them with a bottle in the other.

Developer/Publisher: Skydance Interactive

Release Date: January 23, 2020

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

Price: $39.99

Link: The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Kung Fu All-Star VR

Want to prevent you’re a kung fu master? In King Fu All-Star VR, you’ll fight against waves of enemies with a pair of virtual nunchucks. The game is physics-based, and there is a boss fight that will put your skills to the test. The game is quite short, making its low price appropriate, but it’s replayable and more content is planned for the future. The developer also encourages feedback to help make it even better.

Fitness Potential

You’ll get a great workout while playing Kung Fu All-Star VR, provided you are playing more than once. The entire time you play, you’ll be swinging your arms around as if you are holding nunchucks. If you’ve swung nunchucks in real life, you know the process can get tiring. You’ll have to do it quickly, too, as the enemies won’t wait for you to take a breather.

Developer/Publisher: InterServ International

Release Date: January 20, 2020

Compatible With: HTC Vive, Valve Index

Price: $2.99 to $4.99

Link: Kung Fu All-Star VR

Failspace

 

Fancy yourself a problem-solver? You can put that claim to the test in Failspace, and bring your friends along for the fun. The game takes place on a spaceship that is constantly on the verge of breaking down. You must rush around and fix the problems that come up, such as putting out a fire and restocking supplies. You’ll need to work in perfect harmony with your friends in order to succeed.

Fitness Potential

Everything you do in Failspace makes use of the tracked motion controllers. This includes quickly slamming levels and switches, throwing fire extinguishers back and forth, and using tools in your environment. You won’t have a second to breath, so you’ll have to keep up the pace for the entire time you’re playing the game. Once you’ve been playing for a while, you should start finding the proper pace and be able to go on without messing up.

Developer/Publisher: HipFire Games

Release Date: January 23, 2020

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

Price: $15.99 to $19.99

Link: Failspace

Shadow Legend VR (PlayStation VR)

For those looking to sink their teeth into a meaty combat game on PlayStation VR, Shadow Legend VR is now available. The medieval-era game features exploration, puzzles, combat against enemies and bosses, and several types of weapons to choose form. You’ll even have the opportunity to spin a grinding wheel and smelt iron in order to make your weapon. If archery is your thing, you can become the ultimate sharpshooter, too. You’ll hold the bow like you would in real life while drawing back an arrow with the other hand.

Fitness Potential

Shadow Legend VR features intense melee combat. You can clash swords with an enemy using the PlayStation Move controllers, deliver deadly blows to monsters, and draw back your bow. In the downtime, you’ll use a hammer to work on improving your weapons at an anvil. When you want to use the grinding wheel, you’ll even have to physically spin it with your other hand. It’s immersive enough that you may be getting a great workout without even realizing it.

Developer/Publisher: Vitruvius Technologies

Release Date: January 21, 2020

Compatible With: PlayStation VR

Price: $24.99

Link: Shadow Legend VR (PlayStation VR)


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