Last week’s VR Game Roundup featured free downloadable content for Beat Saber, Hoops Madness exited Early Access, and Swordsman VR arrived on additional platforms. This week isn’t quite as busy or as heavy on workout titles, but it features a VR movie adaptation and a couple of intriguing titles. Highlighting this week’s new releases are Zombieland: Headshot Feber, a new VR puzzle game, and a horror shooter called Cosmodread.
Zombieland: Headshot Fever
Kicking off VR Fitness Insider’s VR Game Roundup is Zombieland: Headshot Fever, which is a new shooter based on the popular film franchise. This light gun-style game will have you chaining together headshots as you try to get through levels as fast as you can. There are in-game leaderboards that will keep you coming back and weapons can be upgraded over time.
There have been light gun-style shooters that wind up being a solid workout, but they typically deal with hiding behind cover and physical movement. Zombieland: Headshot Fever isn’t quite there, sadly. While it still looks like a really fun zombie shooter (and early reviews are quite positive), don’t expect a great workout as you are mostly staying stationary and just aiming your guns with your arms.
Developer and Publisher: XR Games Ltd.
Release Date: March 25, 2021
Compatible With: Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest (coming to other platforms in the future)
Update Price: $19.99
Releasing both on Steam and the Oculus Store, Cosmodread is described by its developer as “a VR survivor horror roguelike.” Players find themselves trapped on a dying spaceship with plenty of enemies that are trying to kill them as they attempt to get back to Earth. With plenty of exploration and survival elements, you’ll be crafting weapons to use against foes and setting up traps as well.
While a very tense game due to the heavy atmosphere and danger that surrounds the game, Cosmodread isn’t a great workout. The game has a very measured pace and due to the scarce ammo, combat is best avoided if unnecessary. Early reviews are positive, though, so if it sounds interesting to you then it’s worth checking out. Just know it won’t be a fitness title to add into the rotation.
Developer and Publisher: White Door Games
Release Date: March 25, 2021
Compatible With: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, and Windows Mixed Reality.
Price: $12.74 ($14.99)
Wrapping up this week’s VR Game Roundup is Unbinary, a puzzle adventure game that has you testing a supercomputer named Webby to see if it is ready to govern humanity. Expect some Portal-style quips, plenty of puzzles that play with perspective and physics, and a really cool art style that is hand-painted.
Sadly, like the other releases this week, there isn’t much physical fitness potential in Unbinary even though you will be using your arms to interact with objects. It will, however, test your mind as you solve puzzles and come up with different solutions to the problems you come across. Expect your mind to be tested rather than your body.
Developer and Publisher: Ludact
Release Date: March 26, 2021
Compatible With: Oculus Rift.
That does it for this week’s edition of the VR Game Roundup. Let us know if you are picking up Zombieland: Headshot Fever or anything else releasing this week in the comments below.