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Best VR Fitness Games and Apps 2024 (Quest, PCVR, Pico)

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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 2024. 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, sport simulators and the fully fledged fitness apps. We’ve got you covered.

This article will be kept up to date as new titles are released in the VR fitness space. Last update 29/1/2024

10. FITXR (Quest & Pico)

Video Comparing FitXR to some of the other fitness games on this list.

Don’t worry, this is the only subscription item on the list but we have to at least mention FitXR. Offering 6 different studios like boxing, HIIT and Zumba, weekly new content, high energy trainers and now, mixed reality support. FITXR is a great way for those wanting to get a polished VR workout without having to worry about mods. It’s one of the most popular dedicated VR fitness games there is.

Rating on Oculus store4/5
Release DateMay 22, 2019
GenreFitness, Sports
ReplayabilityHigh
Oculus Store

9. Blaston – Quest, PCVR and Pico

Blaston Trailer

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 4.5/5
% of upvotes on Steam92%
Release DateOctober 8, 2020
GenreAction, Shooting, Sports
ReplayabilityHigh
Steam Store Oculus Store

8. X-Fighter (Quest & Pico)

Blurring the lines between boxing and rhythm games, we have this mixed reality boxing game called X-Fighter. Hey Cyborg warriors will spawn into your house and you have to spar with them in time to the beat of the music.

X-Fighter supports custom songs, so you’re sure to enjoy your workout.

Rating on Oculus store4.9/5
Release DateApr 3, 2023
GenreAction, Music & Rhythm, Sports
Time to beat main storyNA
ReplayabilityHigh
Oculus Store

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 reviews4.6/5
% of upvotes on Steam with # if reviews96%
GenreMusic & Rhythm, Fitness
Release Date1st May 2018
ReplayabilityExtremely high
Steam Store Oculus Store

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 reviews4.7/5
% of upvotes on Steam with # if reviews94%
GenreAction, RPG (Role Playing Games)
Release Date27 August, 2019
ReplayabilityExtremely high
Steam Store Oculus Store

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 store4.8/5
% of upvotes on Steam93%
GenreAction, Rhythm, Shooter
Release Date7 November 2019
ReplayabilityHigh
Steam Store Oculus Store

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 store4.8/5
% of upvotes on Steam95%
Release Date1 July 2016
GenreFighting, Sports, Fitness
Time to beat main story2 Hours ++
ReplayabilityHigh
Steam Store Oculus Store

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 store4.7/5
% of upvotes on Steam94%
GenreCasual, Music & Rhythm, Sports
Release Date7 May 2021
ReplayabilityExtremely High
Steam Store Oculus Store

1. Les Mills Body Combat (Quest, Pico)

Les Mills Body Combat Review

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

Rating on Oculus store4.7/5
Rating on Pico store4.2/5
GenreHealth & Fitness
Release Date2 Feb 2022
Oculus Store

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