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10 great VR games for training – View Geek



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Bolverk Games, SUPERHOT Team, Beat Games

We cannot always go outside or to the gym to meet our training quota for the day. But that does not mean that there is no way to get your workout from home, and if you have a VR headset lying around, it can actually open the door to some great training options.

When choosing games for this list, we only cared about one thing: that these games got your heartbeat and blood pumping. Of course, things like nice presentation and fun games also go a long way to making your workout more enjoyable.

So, with that out of the way, let's get moving.

Slice Through the Rhythm: BeatSaber (PC / Quest / PSVR)

  BeatSaber
Beat Games

If you've heard of any of the titles on this list, it probably was BeatSaber. This game took over the VR world with its simple but alluring premise: "What about Guitar Hero, but lightabers?"

You have to cut through colored blocks at high speed, and with hundreds of developers and community-made levels, there is an almost endless amount of content for you to work through. When you first start, the faster movements may make it harder to feel impossible, but as you continue to play you will improve and trounce songs that once made you difficult.

BeatSaber is available on PC, Oculus Quest and PSVR.

Mario Kart Track Meet: Sprint Vector (PC / PSVR)

  Sprint Vector
Survios

If you do not have a treadmill available for you and do not want to go outside in the heat, running may be one of the more difficult exercises to do. However, Sprint Vector solves the problem. Here you will go through fantastic courses that throw objects at your enemies to try to win the race. You will run in place and move your arms to use different objects. This is a competitive online game (there are also single player against bots), so your desire to defeat your opponents can motivate you to actually get better.

Sprint Vector is available on PC and PSVR. [19659006] Lots of punching: BOXVR (PC / Quest / PSVR)

  BOXVR
FitXR

Another rhythm game, except this time use your fists to advance to the beat. Like BeatSaber, you will punch in different directions to match the blocks flying against your face. BOXVR is more focused on being a training tool than BeatSaber but it even has a tracker for how many calories you have burned. available on PC, Oculus Quest and PSVR.

Some more realistic punching: Creed: Rise to Glory (PC / PSVR)

  Creed: Rise to Glory
Survios

Maybe you would prefer something more realistic than the colorful BOXVR, if so, Creed: Rise to Glory should cover this need. In Creed, you will meet the reality icons in the boxing ring. Dodge, hit, and come out as a champion, all while working up a sweat.

Creed: Rise to Glory is available on PC and PSVR.

Move to Beat: Synth Riders (PC / Quest)

  Synth Riders
Kluge Interactive

Synth Riders may just look like another rhythm game in the years of BeatSaber , but this one places more emphasis on the music itself – it is a dance game. You will move your hands according to rail-based markers and who knows, maybe you pick up a few moves along the way. And just like BeatSaber, you can download user-created songs to increase your playing time even more.

Synth Riders is available on PC and Oculus Quest.

Hole in the Wall: OhShape (PC / Quest)

  OhShape
Odders Lab

Most of the games we've covered here focus on moving arms and hands, which makes sense because that's what VR is best at (currently). OhShape however, manages to find a way to get the whole body moving. Colorful walls will fly towards you, and you must move your entire body to fit the shape of the wall. At lower difficulties this is not very intense, but at higher speeds you will definitely get a good workout.

OhShape is available on PC and Oculus Quest.

Racquetball Breakout: Racket NX (PC / Quest)

  Racket NX
One Hamsa

Racquetball is already a pretty good workout in real life, but Racket NX sneaks itself in slightly more arcade-like elements for a fun twist. You just have to align your pictures to hit the tiles for points. A competing multiplayer mode allows you to even meet a friend or a stranger to encourage you to go even harder.

Racket NX is available on PC and Oculus Quest.

You Are a Pirate: Space Pirate Trainer (PC / Quest)

  Space Pirate Trainer
I-Illusions

Space Pirate Trainer is just a simple wizard with a sci-fi setting, but that doesn't dampen how cool you feel playing it. Robot drones will attack you in increasing numbers, and you must avoid their attacks, block their shots and shoot back with your own shots – all while listening to good techno music.

Space Pirate Trainer is available on PC, Oculus Quest and PSVR.

Master of Time: SUPERHOT (PC / Quest / PSVR)

  SUPERHOT
SUPERHOT Team

SUPERHOT has managed to become one of the more iconic VR games, and it's easy to see why. Not only does it have a purely unique art style, but it also has one of the biggest game twist in the FPS genre. Time only moves when you do it SUPERHOT, which means you can slowly step out of the way of frozen bullets, catch shurikens from midair to throw at your enemies, or straight up steal your enemies' weapons for your own advantage.

Comparatively, SUPERHOT is not as physically demanding as the other games we have listed, but you will still get your heart beat with this one.

SUPERHOT is available on PC, Oculus Quest and PSVR.

Comedic Shooting Range: Dick Wilde 1 and 2 (PC / PSVR)

  Dick Wilde 2
Bolverk Games

Out of all the games here, Dick Wilde games probably have some of the more complete emotions in the atmosphere. Your job is to protect your country from invading swamp cruisers, and there is a surprising amount of variation in both enemies and available weapons. The game uses some nice cell-shadowed visuals, and the tone remains optimistic and comical during both games.

While Dick Wilde 2 improved with the formula with better visuals, more content and even co-op, Dick Wilde 1 is still worth playing if you are interested in the genre .

Dick Wilde 1 is available on PC and PSVR, and Dick Wilde 2 is also available on PC and PSVR.


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