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Virtual Reality Games for Workouts at Home

At Home Workout Virtual Reality Games That Make You Sweat virtual Reality is a fantastic experience, and there are some fantastic games available to help you work up a sweat.

For far too long, it has subjected gamers to the false stereotype that being a gamer equates to being lazy or unhealthy. When gamers portrayed on television, they are usually overweight, snacking, and unable to move from their seats. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.

Gamers are getting up and working out more than ever since virtual reality became mainstream! While it's a common misconception that virtual reality is still "just for playing games," VR workouts are anything but. With fitness games and workout subscriptions, gamers can work up a sweat just like gym goers without having to leave the house.

1. Blaston vr
Teo characters fire the logo at each other.
Players can fight to the death in exhilarating close combat in this slow-motion bullet hell game. With spectating friends nearby, the player can duel other real-life players or skilled bots alike.

As the player learns new moves and racks up combos, focus, stamina, and strategic ability will be the game savers. As the game's ranks rise, weapon classes grow, and the development team takes pride in the game's core concept of continuous motion. The player may not emerge victorious over their opponent at the end, but they will always be sweating.

2. Vector Sprint
Two characters compete with the logo in a race.
Sprint Vector is an extreme sports platformer based on an entertainment show with never a dull moment. This adrenaline-fueled experience will get the players' hearts racing and sweat pouring as they compete for the championship against eight other players.

Because everyone is too busy ducking, diving, dipping, and dodging to notice, the elements that Sprint Vector lacks usually overlooked. This is a game that will probably remember, largely because the players' arms and shoulders will completely exhaust the next day after playing... and then they will sit down and play again.

3. Beat Saber
With the logo, blocks float, and sabers swing.
Beat Saber is the most well-known rhythm-based virtual reality game to date. Other games, such as Synth Riders, have grown in popularity as well, but they lack the full-body/cardio workout that players are looking for.

It is impossible to overstate how much fun this game is; in fact, a sizable portion of VR owners play it almost only. It's both addictive and exhausting to break up the blocks with dual-wielded sabers to the beat of the music (in the best way).

4. Master of the Sword
A sword and a virtual reality headset bearing the logo
With Sword Master, the dream of mastering the blade is closer than ever. Many would have to agree with the review in the game's release trailer, which compares it to a VR Dark Souls and focuses on the game's intensity.

While fighting to survive in a room-scale 360 environment, the player will be completely unaware of how many calories they are burning. This is a game of endurance, speed, reflexes, and determination that adds a dimension to working out that you won't find anywhere else.

5. Table Tennis (11 players)
The logo is on a paddle and a ping-pong ball.
You might think that playing table tennis or ping pong won't make you sweat, but you'd be mistaken. Players can compete against their friends, bots, and others from all over the world in this incredibly realistic table tennis game.

Even if you're not usually interested in table tennis, it's worth giving it a shot to see what has earned it a perfect 5/5 rating on Facebook and a 10/10 rating on Steam.

6. OhShape,
A woman leaps up and through a logo cutout in a wall.
Long before the player will press the "quit" button, they practically designed this game to have your muscles burning. Who knew that striking a pose could be both addictive and exhausting?

However, OhShape requires the player to dodge incoming obstacles while fitting their body to the shape cut out of incoming walls in a short amount of time to the beat of the music. It's possible that bending, squatting, and holding will never be this enjoyable again.

7. FitXR
Two women wearing virtual reality headsets exercise with the logo.
FitXR, formerly known as BoxVR, is primarily a boxing-style workout with some dance and cardio thrown in for good measure. This is another game where the player must match areas that are flying at them to the beat of the music, but this time with boxing swings.

It's designed for people of all fitness levels, but by the end, they will drench every single player in sweat. Enjoy group workouts in the privacy of your own home and notice a change in your body in no time.

8. Pistol wipe

A gun fires at opponents in front of the logo.
This is the game for anyone who has ever wished they could experience the power of John Wick. The power feels like it surges from your fingertips in this rhythm game that keeps the player constantly moving through a bullet hell virtual reality.

Pistol Whip combines the best of many worlds that VR offers, including music, shooting, and adrenaline. This new take on a first-person shooter is a revitalizing (and intense) experience that will leave you gasping for all the right reasons.