In this article we count down the top 10 best VR fitness games and apps to get you started on your virtual reality fitness journey. In general, VR is going to be a great way to get you daily movement in and any VR game is going to be better than traditional flat screen gaming. But if you’re looking to really get your sweat on, then look no further.
It doesn’t matter if you’re into rhythm games, shooters, sports and the fully fledged fitness apps. We’ve got you covered.
10) Blaston – Quest, PCVR and Pico
Blaston is a free-to-play game that’s available on the Quest, PCVR and Pico 4. The game is a fast-paced 1v1 dueling shooter that will put your skills to the test. The objective is simple: pick up weapons and defeat your opponent by shooting them while avoiding their bullets and projectiles.
One of the unique aspects of the game is that all projectiles move in slow motion. To survive, you’ll have to perform a lot of side stepping, squatting, and lunging. This dynamic gameplay will keep you on your toes and is guaranteed to provide an absolute blast.
In addition to its fun gameplay, Blaston also has a competitive side. There are ranks and seasons that you can climb, giving you a sense of progression and motivation to keep playing. And, unlike some online games, the community in Blaston is quite wholesome. Most players are friendly and will give you a wave or a thumbs up before and after each duel.
|Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews||4.5/5 (2342)|
|% of upvotes on Steam with # of reviews||92% (472)|
|Release Date||October 8, 2020|
|Genre||Action, Shooting, Sports|
9) Racket: Nx (Quest, PCVR, Pico)
The objective is to use your VR racket to hit the ball as hard as you can and collect orange energy while avoiding bombs. The game has a unique feel, as if you’re playing pinball in virtual reality.
In Racket: NX, you’ll be able to perform powerful smashes and watch the ball skim along the dome, giving you a satisfying sense of accomplishment. The game features three different modes, each offering a unique challenge. However, the arcade mode is the most popular, as players try to see how far they can go.
Another aspect of Racket: NX that sets it apart from traditional pinball games is that it requires physical dexterity. To avoid relying too heavily on one arm, players can alternate hands by pressing the trigger button. This not only adds an extra layer of challenge, but also helps to prevent fatigue.
|Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews||4.8/5 (1,810)|
|% of upvotes on Steam with # of reviews||96% (490)|
|Release Date||July 17, 2018|
8) Youtube 360 Videos (All Headsets)
Another freebie. Youtube 360 videos can be used on all devices, including smartphones, making it a convenient way to stay active. With these videos, you can enjoy home workouts, yoga, and core work without the need for VR controllers.
If you have elliptical or indoor bike gathering dust, you can use this app to enhance your workout experience. The video above shows how you can make indoor cycling much more engaging.
7) Beat Saber (Quest, PCVR)
I don’t really think Beat Saber needs any introduction but incase you’ve been stuck under a rock it’s the lightsaber game where you slice through boxes. It’s gonna be mostly upper body focused with the occasional squat. As you get better and can take on more challenging difficulties it its going to become a better cardio workout.
I use it in a bit of a unique way because my shoulder mobility is absolute trash, so I pick an easy song and just focus on slicing through all the way to open up my shoulders before or after an intense VR workout.
|Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews||4.6/5 (46,325)|
|% of upvotes on Steam with # if reviews||96% (67,045)|
|Genre||Music & Rhythm, Fitness|
|Release Date||1st May 2018|
6) Audio Trip (Quest, PCVR, Pico)
While we have audio trip number 6 is actually a 3-way tie between Audio Trip, Synth Riders and Dance collider. My personal pick is Audio trip because of cardio mode but I just don’t think that there’s enough difference in gameplay to warrant picking up all 3. So if you own any of these just make do with what you’ve got.
Basically you need to line up your paddles with the correct color shape which is designed to get you dancing. Even though you don’t necessarily have to use your legs you might find them tapping away on their own.
5) Until you Fall (Quest, PCVR)
When it comes to VR fitness games, “Until You Fall” stands out as one of the best options available. This roguelike hack and slash game is not only fun and enjoyable, but it also provides an excellent cardio workout. The game requires you to unlock a variety of weapons and use them to defeat challenging enemies. As you progress, you collect aether to upgrade your weapons and take on even tougher enemies in the later levels.
“Until You Fall” is a great workout that involves a lot of sword and axe slashing, blocking, ducking, and squatting. It’s also very addictive, with a “just one more game” effect that can break your sense of time and leave you playing for hours on end. The game has a smooth playstyle that focuses more on the shoulders and arms, but with the addition of two-handed weapons, you can now engage your core as well.
|Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews||4.7/5 (2,026)|
|% of upvotes on Steam with # if reviews||94% (2,889)|
|Genre||Action, RPG (Role Playing Games)|
|Release Date||27 August, 2019|
4 ) Pistol Whip (Quest, PCVR, Pico)
Pistol Whip is the cyberpunk-themed john-wick rhythm-shooter. There are different weapons and load outs you can choose from but the premise is basically shoot things and don’t get shot. its Is a bit of a weird one because you get better your skill gets, the lighter the workout.
Here’s what you have to do to turn it into my favorite lower body VR workout.
- Either ditch the guns entirely pick “brawler”
- Or if you want to keep the guns select, “scavenger”, “vengeance” or “more bullets” modifier – and of course “no fail” so you can keep going if thing get a little bit too hard
But the whole idea here is to increase the amount of projectiles coming at you. Take up a boxing stance and just slip to the side using your obliques, but once its gets crazy you’re gonna have to choice but to go into squat mode.
|Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews||4.8/5 (9,094)|
|% of upvotes on Steam with # of reviews||93% (3,361)|
|Genre||Action, Rhythm, Shooter|
|Release Date||7 November 2019|
3) Thrill of the Fight (Quest, PCVR)
Thill of the fight is our oldest VR fitness game on the list but is still the most realistic boxing simulator available.
With various opponents to face and a range of difficulty levels, “Thrill of the Fight” offers a challenging and dynamic workout that will keep you engaged and motivated. Whether you’re a seasoned boxer or just looking to get in shape, “Thrill of the Fight” will have you huffing and puffing. It is probably the most physically demanding VR Fitness game.
If improved graphics and multiplayer is more you thing then perhaps you could check out Creed.
|Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews||4.8/5 (10,246)|
|% of upvotes on Steam with # of reviews||95% (3,335)|
|Release Date||1 July 2016|
|Genre||Fighting, Sports, Fitness|
|Time to beat main story||2 Hours ++|
2) Ragnarock (Quest, PCVR, Pico)
You’re probably wondering why this little Viking drum simulator so high on the list, and it not just because of the genre or music.
There is a way to turn Ragnarock into battle rope simulator! Select songs on their easiest difficulty and then focus on absolutely destroying the drums in front of you. This will light up you shoulders, arms, lats and abs. In my own test, I was able to burn over 10 calories/minute with this method. Read more on our full Ragnarock Review.
|Rating on Oculus store with # of reviews||4.7/5 (1,166)|
|% of upvotes on Steam with # of reviews||94% (2,453)|
|Genre||Casual, Music & Rhythm, Sports|
|Release Date||7 May 2021|
1) Les Mills Body Combat (Quest, Pico)
If you’re looking for an intense and challenging workout experience in VR, look no further than Les Mills BodyCombat. This VR fitness game offers a close experience to expensive subscription-based apps such as Super Natural and Fitxr. With a proven track record of success, Les Mills BodyCombat lessons have reached hundreds of thousands of people worldwide through in-person and video sessions.
Les Mills has adapted their training to fit the VR environment, providing two skilled coaches who offer technique tips, muscle activation guidance, and encouragement. The game features daily goals, a fitness tracker, and leaderboards, making it a great way to stay on track with your fitness journey. Whether you’re at home or traveling for work, Les Mills BodyCombat is a convenient and effective way to get in shape and reach your fitness goals. So why not give it a try and discover the secret weapon of fitness enthusiasts today? Read our full review on Les Mills BODYCOMBAT