Which Rhythm VR Fitness Games Is Right For You?

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Which Rhythm VR Fitness Games Is Right For You?

Many of the best virtual reality fitness games are in the rhythm genre. While some have you dancing to music, others use it to help complement the gameplay and guide the player’s movements. To make it easier for you to find the right game for you, we here at VR Fitness Insider have come up with a list of the top rhythm VR fitness games so everyone can find one that they will have fun with. You will get to listen to some good music and lose weight while playing, what’s better than that?

 

If you’re looking for even more types of fitness games, check out our lists of the top 25 VR fitness games, and our headset specific lists for HTC ViveValve IndexPlayStation VROculus GoOculus RiftOculus Quest, and Windows Mixed Reality.

 

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It’s worth noting that there are also many great dancing games for virtual reality that will get your body moving, such as Audio TripDance Central, and Wave Circles. So, if you’d rather put on your dancing shoes, cehck out our list of 10 dancing VR fitness games.

 

Audica

Credit to: Harmonix

 

Harmonix is well known as one of the greatest rhythm game developers of all-time thanks to its classic titles such as Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and DropMix. The Boston developer has had an equal amount of success in virtual reality with the excellent Dance Central VR and Audica, which blends the rhythm and shooter genres together. Players will shot color-coded targets to the beats of 33 songs (even more are available as paid downloadable content) and can test their skills in multiple difficulty levels that provide plenty of replay value.

 

Audica has been given a fitness rating comparable to walking by the VR Institute of Health and Exercise. It is playable on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest and Windows Mixed Reality. The game is currently available on Steam for $29.99.

 

Audioshield

One of the first rhythm games developed for virtual reality is still a great one. Made by Audiosurf developer Dylan Fitterer, Audioshield uses an enhanced algorithm to create custom tracks based off songs in your own music library. That means you’ll get a solid arm workout as you block objects to songs that you love. It even will have you ducking, so it will tone your legs as well.

 

Audioshield has been given a fitness rating comparable to tennis by the VR Institute of Health and Exercise, although mods can bring it up to a biking equivalency. It is currently available for $19.99 on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, and Windows Mixed Reality.

 

Beat Saber

Credit to: Beat Games

 

When talking about the best rhythm VR fitness games, Beat Saber likely starts the conversation. Beat Games put together a fantastic title that is absolutely a must-own for anyone with a VR headset. You will wield two katana light beams and then use them to slive through beats to the tune of upbeat music. With multiple difficulties and gameplay variants, there is plenty of content to work through. There’s also DLC featuring popular music acts like Green Day and Panic! at the Disco as well.

 

Beat Saber has been given a fitness rating comparable to tennis by the VR Institute of Health and Exercise and has a 7.9 calories per minute Yur.fit rating that is comparable to rowing. Beat Saber was awarded our VR Fitness Game of the Year in 2018 and won our Best Arm Workout VR Fitness Game of the Year in 2019. It is currently compatible with Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, PlayStation VR, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets and costs $29.99.

 

BoxVR

Credit to: FitXR

 

If you’re down for a boxercise course then BoxVR is perfect for you. The excellent fitness game has you going through workouts put together by fitness experts. It’s not just an arm workout as you will also tone your legs and core as well. The developer has constantly added content to the game, including multiplayer classes and additional songs, and paid DLC packs make it even better than before.

 

BoxVR has been given a fitness rating comparable to tennis by the VR Institute of Health and Exercise and has a 7.5 caloris per minute Yur.fit rating that is comparable to rowing. It won VR Fitness Insider’s Best VR Cardio Fitness Game of the Year in 2018 and our Best VR Fitness Game of the Year in 2019. It is currently compatible with Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, PlayStation VR, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets and is available for $29.99.

 

Hotel Transylvania Popstic

Credit to: Specular Theory

 

If you are looking for something that is fun for the whole family then Hotel Transylvania Popstic will allow everyone to get a solid leg workout in. You will constantly move around to avoid lasers and use your arms to pop color-coordinated bubbles.In total, there are three difficulty levels ranging from ones that are easy for kids to something that will challenge fitness experts.

 

Hotel Transylvania Popstic is currently available on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality. It has a fitness rating comparable to an elliptical by the VR Institute of Health and Exercise, and costs $19.99 on Steam.

 

OhShape

Credit to: Odders Lab

 

Another one of the best rhythm VR fitness games is OhShape. Based upon the popular Japanese TV show that has participants get through a moving wall by matching body shapes, this will have you doing just that but in VR. You’ll constantly be moving and have to punch and dodge obstacles as well. It’s a solid workout for all ages and also supports custom songs.

 

OhShape has a 6.9 calories per minute rating by Yur.fit that is comparable to rowing. It is available now on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, and Windows Mixed Reality for $14.99. It is coming soon to PlayStation VR.

 

Pistol Whip

Credit to: Cloudhead Games

 

Pistol Whip released late last year and has become a mainstay for VR fitness gaming. The rhythm-based shooter has players going through levels as they shoot enemies to the beat of energetic songs. By the end of a stage, you will feel like an action hero. It’s full of style and leaves you smiling by the end of your intense workout. If you want something fun that will leave you sweating then this is recommended.

 

Pistol Whip has been given a fitness rating comparable to tennis by the VR Institute of Health and Exercise and a 6.7 calories per minute Yur.fit rating that is comparable to rowing. It is currently available for Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, and Windows Mixed Reality for $24.99. It is coming soon to PlayStation VR. It won our Best New VR Fitness Game of the Year and Best Action VR Fitness Game of the Year in 2019.

 

PowerBeats VR

Credit to: Five Mind Creations

 

PowerBeats VR is an excellent full-body workout. Players will be punching objects, squatting to avoid walls, and will always have you moving. It was specifically designed around fitness and comes complete with an in-game calorie tracker so you know how active you are. If you purely want the most intense workout available then this is your best pick.

 

PowerBeats VR is available now on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality for $19.99. It has been given a fitness rating comparable to tennis by the VR Institute of Health and Exercise.

 

Song Beater: Quite My Tempo!

Credit to: Playito.com

 

Song Beater: Quite My Tempo! is another excellent arm workout. The rhythm title has you using your fists and multiple weapon types to take care of objects that are flying at you. With custom song and video support and multiple ways to play, this has some of the most variety available. If you’re looking for something with lots of replay value then this is it.

 

Song Beater: Quite My Tempo! is available now on Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality for $14.99. It has been given a fitness rating comparable to tennis by the VR Institute of Health and Exercise.

 

Soundboxing

Credit to: Maxint LLC

 

The last of the recommended rhythm VR fitness games is Soundboxing, which uses YouTube videos and creates custom courses based upon them. The gameplay revolves around punching to the algorithmic levels and there are leaderboards that will keep you coming back. It’s a solid game and winds up being a lot of fun. If you want custom courses without having to deal with audio files, then this is a good pick.

 

Soundboxing is available now on Valve Index, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift for $15.99. It has been given a fitness rating comparable to tennis by the VR Institute of Health and Exercise.

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