Run And Jog In Place Utilizing These VR Video games

Have you always wanted to run or jog in VR? When you sit at work all day, does your legs and core get weak? Thank god for Locomotion and real movement in virtual worlds – Without them, some games wouldn’t feel as realistic or immersive. Here are some great VR games to help you meet your cardio goals, get your circulation going, and keep your heart happy as you move in real life to move in a virtual game.

Tip: These are not games that can be controlled by tilting or moving your head. You have to keep a towel nearby to get the sweat off!

Sprint vector

Play Sprint Vector yourself or meet all of your friends for a VR game night. Quickly run through courses to beat each other’s best or worst. Swing your arms and gain buoyancy to travel faster or dismantle structures and obstacles.

Fitness potential

You’ll be pumping wildly with your arms to run, but you’ll also jump, fly, and even do climbing moves to challenge your muscles. It’s up to you to jog or run on this virtual track as quickly as possible. With this game you get a full body cardio workout if you cheer on your friends for support during the regular game or increase the difficulty level for more cardio.

Developer / Editor: Survios

Compatible with: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR and Tracked Controllers

Price: In beta

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Hot Runback – VR Runner

Run on the soccer field and then down the streets while throwing soccer balls at officers trying to stop you. Aim a spiral soccer ball at oncoming or parked cars and collect coins for more points. If you look behind you, you will see soccer players chasing you. Use that as motivation for your workout.

Fitness potential

Running in place isn’t as good as sprinting or running uphill, but you will get a good workout playing hot runback. Running and throwing soccer balls get your entire body moving. Your torso is throwing footballs and other stupid objects like a fish, hot dog, or anything else in the game. Your midsection benefits from running and twisting for throwing, while your lower body has the advantage of running around obstacles and maneuvering.

Developer / Editor: Yode Group

Compatible with: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, with tracked controllers

Price: $ 4.99

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The path of greatest resistance

When you play this first-person shooter with advanced locomotion skills you get so engrossed in your game that you forget you are even training. You are given multiple missions to play as you shoot down monsters, collect weapons like a crossbow or machete, and collect skills like slowing down time and collecting your enemies to defeat them.

Fitness potential

You can jog or run in place, use a self-powered treadmill while using VR (if you are brave!), Or play while seated when you can’t jog or run. Play in a harder mode for a tougher physical challenge or play in Endless mode for a longer cardio experience. Don’t forget to collect red crystals to prevent lasers from blasting you to death.

Developer / Editor: RealityRig

Compatible with: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, with tracked controllers and 3 Vive trackers on shoes and belts for body tracking only with HTC Vive

Price: $ 3.99

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Freedom of Movement VR

In this VR game you can freely climb, jump, crouch, run and shoot. When you run or jog, you are moving in virtual space. If you have to sit for health reasons, you can also use the controller to walk, fall, and teleport. Running and pumping your arms will help you move faster in the game. Keep track of how fast or slow you are moving by looking at the speedometer at the bottom of the screen.

Fitness potential

This is a great starter game for anyone who wants to try a VR runner game. Go jogging or running on a mountain path, through a city street or in a robot world. Run forward and backward, or left and right, while circumventing obstacles such as pillars to improve your stamina. If you want to practice your balance, walk across thin bars on virtual structures. Freely climb buildings and stairs, or drop on your stomach and crawl around to mix up your workouts.

Developer / Editor: Huge Robot

Compatible with: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, with tracked controllers


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