The thought of a new year always brings anticipation and excitement, but this year it’s especially true as 2020 will go down in history as one of those seasons of life most people will be thrilled to have behind them. Despite the craziness, this was a fantastic time for VR games and we’d like to recognize the many developers and studios who helped us make it through this year with the 2020 VR Fitness Game Awards.

Best VR Fitness Game of the Year

 

Supernatural

With motivational coaches, a choice of daily workout routines set in beautiful vistas, and the ability to set goals and easily track your progress, Supernatural takes our top spot as the 2020 Best VR Fitness Game of the Year. Designed from the ground up for the Oculus Quest, Within’s Supernatural is the first subscription-based workout tool in VR and we’re glad it arrived in 2020. Congratulations on winning Best VR Fitness Game of the Year!

Finalists

  • FitXR
  • Beat Saber
  • Pistol Whip
  • PowerBeatsVR
  • Synth Riders

Best New VR Fitness Game of the Year

BLASTON GAMEPLAY
Credit to: Resolution Games

Blaston

This 1v1 shooter from Resolution Games has been a hit with VR enthusiasts who love the variant to more traditional PvP fighting games. Blaston players go up against a friend or other combatant in a closed-off arena and despite the unique slow-motion action, there is plenty of opportunities to duck, dodge, and slide your body into shape. Congratulations to Resolution Games for winning Best New VR Fitness Game of the Year!

Finalists

  • FitXR
  • RealFit VR
  • X-Booster
  • VRWorkout

Best VR Competitive Fitness Game of the Year

Echo VR

Ready At Dawn’s Echo VR launched on the Oculus Quest this year, which dramatically increased the playerbase and enabled many more players to participate in competitive events such as the Snowflake Cup. Echo VR players consistently report fitness benefits of this amazing game that’s available as a free download from the Oculus store. Congratulations to the Ready At Dawn developers for winning the Best VR Fitness Game of the Year!

Finalists

  • Onward
  • Smashbox Arena
  • Elven Assassin
  • Pavlov

Best VR Sport SIM Fitness Game of the Year

The Climb

Many people took the opportunity to scale new heights this year in The Climb and this remains one of our favorite SIM fitness games with the opportunity to explore several gorgeous, immersive locations during extreme free solo climbing. Congratulations to Crytek for winning Best VR Sport SIM Fitness Game of the Year!

Finalists

  • 2MD: Football Evolution
  • Hoops Madness VR
  • Pro Putt by Topgolf
  • Eleven: Table Tennis
  • First Person Tennis
  • Racket Furry
  • Racket NX

Best VR Boxing Fitness Game of the Year

The Thrill of the Fight

The Thrill of the Fight is a realistic boxing game that pushes players to the limit and is definitely one of the best VR games for working up a major sweat. In this room-scale game set up like a virtual gym, you’ll face a series of challengers. You’ll need to be quick in order to evade swings while you try to land your own jabs and punches. Congratulations to Sealost Interactive for winning Best VR Boxing Fitness Game of the Year!

Finalists

  • Creed: Rise to Glory
  • Virtual Fighting Championship
  • Knockout League
  • Mech League Boxing

Best Rhythm VR Fitness Game of the Year

Beat Saber

With 32 new songs and 210 new Beatmaps this year, Beat Saber continues to provide a fun, engaging workout for even the newest VR enthusiast. It’s easy to learn and you can personalize your fitness routine with slower songs and easier levels or more upbeat songs with blocks coming towards you at the speed of light (or so it seems). Congratulations to Beat Games for winning the Best Rhythm VR Fitness Game of the Year!

Finalists

  • Synth Riders
  • Song Beater (Quite My Tempo)
  • Synth Riders
  • Audio Trip
  • Oh Shape
  • Audica
  • X- Booster

Best VR Fighting Fitness Game of the Year

Credit to: Schell Games

Until You Fall

Until You Fall is a fantastic VR fighting game that will keep you moving while you battle your way through a series of enemies with powerful weapons as you dodge, duck, attack, block, and cast spells – all to the beat of a synthwave soundtrack. Congratulations to Schell Games for winning Best VR Fighting Fitness Game of the Year!

Finalists

  • Blade and Sorcery
  • Iron Lights
  • Gorn
  • The Walking Dead Onslaught
  • Ninja Legends
  • Swords of Gargantua

Best Action VR Fitness Game of the Year

Pistol Whip

Pistol Whip is an intense action VR game that allows players to live out their greatest “John Wick” fantasies. Players will be moving in all sorts of directions and even dropping straight to the floor in order to land hits while not getting shot at. Congratulations to the team at Cloudhead Games on creating the Best New VR Fitness Game of the Year!

Finalists

  • Holopoint
  • Wands
  • Superhot
  • Ninja Legends
  • Sairento VR

 

Best VR Meditation App of the Year

 

Tripp

If we’ve learned nothing else this year, we’ve definitely discovered that we need to focus on mental and emotional as well as physical health in order to achieve a more balanced overall wellness. If ASMR and VR had a child, Tripp would be that stress-reducing app. Congratulations to Tripp for winning Best VR Meditation App of the Year!

Finalists

  • Hellium
  • Guided Tai Chi
  • Meditation VR
  • Guided Meditation VR
  • Nature Treks VR

Best Cardio VR Fitness Game of the Year

FitXR

FitXR is a challenging VR cardio game adapted from BoxVR. This VR Fitness game will have you moving to the rhythm in a virtual boxercise class where you need to duck, jab, punch, or sidestep in order to keep up. The use of full-body movement is part of the reason FitXR was chosen as Best Cardio VR Fitness Game of the Year. Congratulations FitXR!

Finalists

  • Supernatural
  • Beat Saber
  • The Thrill of the Fight
  • Synth Riders
  • Pistol Whip
  • PowerBeats VR

Best Arm Workout VR Fitness Game of the Year

In Death: Unchained

In Death: Unchained features multiple enemy types throughout three different worlds and while the game might not get your heart rate up as much as other VR fitness games, this beautifully illustrated game from Superbright will definitely give your arms a fantastic workout. Congratulations to Superbright for winning Best Arm Workout VR Fitness Game of the Year!

Finalists

  • Blade and Sorcery
  • Grapple Tournament
  • Swords of Gurrah
  • Iron Lights

Best Leg Workout VR Fitness Game of the Year

VZFit

Biking is one of the best forms of exercise and VZFit enables you to do that from the comfort of your own home. VZFit is a unique accessory that allows any stationary bike to connect wirelessly to your Oculus Quest or Oculus Go headset so you can bike for miles through beautiful locations. Congratulations to Virzoom for winning Best Leg Workout VR Fitness Game of the Year!

Finalists

  • HoloFit
  • HotSquat 1 & 2
  • RealFit
  • OhShape

Best VR Headset of the Year / for Fitness

Oculus Quest 2

The best standalone headset on the market, the Oculus Quest 2 has surpassed sales projections and makes immersive technology more-accessible to average consumers with a price point of $300. This lighter, faster headset has a sharper screen and the experience with some of the best games in the VR market is amazing. Congratulations to Oculus for winning the Best VR Headset of the Year / for Fitness.

Finalists

  • Valve Index
  • HTC Vive Pro
  • PlayStation VR

Best VR Accessory of the Year / for Fitness

VR Cover

VR Cover continues to set an industry standard for top quality products that protect your HMD from sweat and help ensure the most enjoyable immersive experience. Many people won’t put on a headset without a VR Cover and this earns them the Best VR Accessory of the Year award. Congratulations, VR Cover!

Finalists

  • VR Power
  • Mamut Touch Grips
  • Asterion Illuminated Charging Stand
  • ForceTube VR Haptic Gunstock


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