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5 Best Fitness Games on PlayStation VR2

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The PlayStation VR2's cutting-edge technology allows us to immerse ourselves in virtual worlds like no other console VR headset. And the workout that goes along with that, is a part of the experience. If you've gamed on the original PSVR, you'll know just how physically demanding some games can be. There was even a section of games dedicated to raising your heart rate and breaking a sweat. Unfortunately, there aren't many truly dedicated fitness games for the PlayStation VR2 just yet. That being said, some games do an excellent job of incorporating physical exercise into their gameplay. As a result, here is our list of the best fitness games on PlayStation VR2, that will get you working up a sweat.

5. Kayak VR: Mirage

Kayak VR: Mirage - Announcement Trailer | PS VR2

We previously mentioned the PlayStation VR2's cutting-edge technology, and nowhere is it more apparent than in Kayak VR: Mirage. The breathtaking visuals and scenery you can kayak through will immerse you in what feels more like an enchanting experience rather than a game. You get to Kayak through four different environments, from the Costa Rican jungles to Antarctica. In addition, there are three game options to choose from: Race, Explore, and Tour. And, if you're looking for a good workout, Race and Explore allow you to push your speed and intensity limits.

The controls are straightforward; each motion controller resembles a hand gripping a paddle, and to propel yourself, you must dip each side in the water and drive it back. The fitness factor comes into play because the deeper you dip the paddle into the water and the faster you drive it back, the stronger each stroke becomes. As a result, Kayak VR: Mirage has quickly established itself as one of the best fitness games on PlayStation VR2, thanks to its arm-burning workouts.

4. Les Mills Bodycombat


Les Mills Bodycombat, based on the internationally recognized martial arts-inspired workout, is one of the best fitness games for PlayStation VR2 due to its high-intensity cardio workouts that combine elements of kickboxing and body-weight exercise. However, it does so in a fun way that makes you feel like you're playing a video game rather than stepping into a workout. For example, there are nine exercise environments, each with its own upbeat music soundtrack, that will get you immersed in the fighting-style gameplay and distracted from the fact you're actually doing a high-intensity workout.

Les Mills Bodycombat is intended for people of all fitness levels, from those just starting out to those who have a regular workout routine. Furthermore, there are over 50 training plans that are custom-designed to meet your fitness goals. The gameplay itself is visually appealing and complements each exercise well, allowing for smooth transitions between exercises that keep you engaged with little downtime. So, you can't go wrong with this title, as it's one of the only titles on PlayStation VR2, entirely devoted to the fitness genre.

3. Pistol Whip

Pistol Whip - Announcement Trailer | PS VR2 Games

Pistol Whip is a rhythm-based FPS where the action never ends, and consequently, neither does your workout from playing it. Your objective is to shoot enemies to the beat of EDM tracks as you progress through a futuristic neon city. Your sole objective with that is to accumulate as many points as possible. The simple but entertaining concept gets so immersive and addictive that you quickly lose track of how much your heart rate has increased as a result.

It's essentially what has everyone convinced that Pistol Whip is an FPS masquerading as one of the best fitness games on VR. As you must constantly move, dodge enemy bullets, and push through the never-ending chaos. The controls are simple, and the game has a lot of replay value as you constantly try to beat your previous records. Overall, even though it isn't a fitness game, it certainly serves the same purpose as one.

2. Creed: Rise to Glory – Championship Edition

Creed: Rise to Glory - Championship Edition - Announcement Teaser Trailer | PS VR2

It goes without saying that boxing is an excellent workout. Evidently, that's why Creed: Rise to Glory, based on the film franchise, is one of the best fitness games for PlayStation VR2. Despite the fact that this was available on the original PSVR, Many of the new technological features, such as more precise punches and immersive audio, such as a roaring audience after a huge shot, were used in the redesigned version of this game for PlayStation VR 2. As a result, the punches, hand placement, head movement, and light footwork all make for a killer exercise.

It's another entry on this list that will have you lost in the fact that you're working out while playing a VR game. As Creed: Rise to Glory includes a story mode in which you can meet and fight iconic characters from the films. You can also take your skills online and compete against others in optimized matchmaking. So, why not learn some boxing techniques while working out in PlayStation VR2 with Creed: Rise to Glory?

1. Synth Riders

Synth Riders Remastered Edition - Announcement Trailer | PS VR2 Games

Synth Riders is a rhythm-based game, that's guaranteed to give you a workout. In a similar vein to Beat Saber, you must move each motion controller, which displays a different color, in line with the orbs in front of you while avoiding obstacles. The controls are straightforward, and the challenge is entirely up to you. There are four primary modes: easy, medium, hard, and expert.

Synth Riders include over a hundred songs in its rhythm-based gameplay, which results in a great, arm-moving exercise. Furthermore, you can always increase the difficulty and speed, which necessitates a greater physical challenge. Overall, the game has you moving non-stop until the end of each song.

So, what's your take? Do you agree with our top five? Are there other fitness games on PlayStation VR2 you think are best? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.