Best Oculus Quest 2 fitness games: get moving with VR sports

Quest 2 fitness games - A VR user is working out while wearing a headset
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Oculus Quest 2 fitness games are a great way to combine exercise and gameplay. They are one of the most innovative ways we can use VR technology, and they can provide the motivation to pick up an exercise routine and stick with it when just jogging around the block didn't do the trick.

With a range of different themes, exciting gameplay and clever use of player psychology, the developers of Oculus Quest 2 fitness games show their understanding not just of people who love video games, but also how to use gamification to get us to do something that's good for us. Using VR for your living-room workout has never been easier, either – if you don't own a Quest 2 headset yet, we can help you with the best Meta Quest 2 deals and how to connect your Quest 2 to a PC to play VR games available outside the Quest 2 store.

This list offers a variety of Quest 2 fitness games in order to find the workout that's best for you – from rhythm games to dancing and boxing, there is something here for everyone.

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Quest 2 fitness games: A player slashing through note block in Beat Saber

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Beat Saber

This rhythm game is a workout for body and brain

Not only is Beat Saber one of the best VR games out there, it’s also one of the best ways to get fit using a VR headset like the Quest 2. Its deceptively simple gameplay sees you slice red and blue blocks in time to popular music tracks using dual laser swords; it’s like an aggressive version of Guitar Hero. You’re also forced to dodge around and under floating barriers that head your way.

Beat Saber ask you to prove both your musical ear and your stamina, as you're swinging your arms and dodging to the music. It's a whole-body workout, and you'll be sure to feel the burn throughout your whole body especially on higher difficulty levels that increase both the speed the blocks come flying at you and their number. However, Beat Saber also makes you feel very cool with your sabers, and before long you'll enter a flow state where you just want to keep improving. It's a simple concept, implemented so effectively that  the workout part will seem like an afterthought, at least until your muscles scream the next morning. Thanks to the great music selection Beat Saber offers, it’s easy to keep pushing yourself further and further so you can achieve your goals.

Quest 2 fitness games: A player performs a flawless dance move in Dance Central

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Dance Central

Hit the club in VR

Dance Central takes you and your friends to your own private club where you can choose exactly which songs you dance along to. This is one of the more casual Quest 2 fitness games, as Dance Central neither gives you a set regimen or particularly strenuous move. However, not everyone enjoys that kind of workout, and any exercise is good exercise. You can see Dance Central either as the start to your Quest 2 fitness journey or simply a fun way to get some exercise in.

Thanks to its decently sized and diverse tracklist - with the option to purchase more songs for your library - dance Central does a great job of getting you moving. It also helps that Dance Central looks great and has a large set of moves, so even if it's not for the sake of working out and more about learning how to be a better dancer, this game is a genuinely great option.

Quest 2 fitness games: shooting at a glowing red obstacle with a bow

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A satisfyingly challenging archery workout

Ever wanted to feel like Hawkeye or Katniss Everdeen? Holopoint arms you with a simple bow and arrow as you try to clear through waves of targets that fire back at you as you destroy them, or attack you if you don’t break them fast enough.Targets can appear anywhere, so you’ll have to stay on your toes if you want to clear all 30 waves in its challenge mode and get the highest score possible.

This mixture of upper body and lower body movement is sure to get your heart racing. The effect that is compounded by the need to aim and fire with speed to beat increasingly difficult levels. What starts off as a fairly gentle warm-up quickly morphs into an intense Quest 2 fitness game that is sure to test your reaction and physical skills, making it a perfect addition to our list.

Quest 2 fitness games: A user working out in the Metaverse with Liteboxer

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Whereas other options on this list are games with a workout component, Liteboxer is designed with working out in mind. This is the VR version of the Liteboxer at-home boxing concept, which is less approachable than the Quest 2 fitness game because it requires a boxing stand in your home. As a fitness app, Litebixer comes with perks other Quest 2 fitness games may not offer, such as trainer-led workouts and access to a community group of likeminded fitness enthusiasts.

If you're looking for a specificall boxing-focused fitness game, Liteboxer is currently the most authentic option out there. Thanks to an agreement with Universal Music, there is also a Beat Saber-style mode that lets you swing your fists to the beat of a large selection of songs. If you want to give Liteboxer VR a try there’s a free seven-day trial period. To continue beyond this you'll need to pay a monthly subscription cost of $18.99 (around £14.50).

Quest 2 fitness games: A group of enemies are unaware that the player's character is ready to shoot them in Pistol Whip

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Pistol Whip

Shoot your way to fitness

Inspired by shootouts in popular action movies, Pistol Whip lets you shoot enemies to the beat, and even offers a story campaign to keep you going. While there is more of a game to enjoy here in in Boxlite for example, Pistol Whip is designed with exercise in mind. You’ll need to move your arms swiftly to aim at foes or drop and re-raise them in a flash to reload mid-combat. In areas filled with enemies, you’ll also find yourself having to move your whole body as swiftly as you can to dodge oncoming fire and keep your avatar alive. To avoid surprise attacks, you will always have to hold your gun at the ready – a stance that can be quite strenuous the longer you have to hold it.

Pistol Whip's presentation is great – it accurately mimics a cinematic sharpshooting fantasy, and the rhythm game aspect helps to keep you motivated. It#s an intense experience that can feel like more of a workout than Beat Saber or a similar VR game. Pistol Whip is also highly customisable, allowing you to switch up your workout to suit your exercise needs.

Quest 2 fitness games: an avatar about to hit a tennis ball in Sports Scramble

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Sports Scramble

A Wii Sports-style collection of fun games

This family-friendly sports game for the Quest 2 is the best way to enjoy virtual sports from the comfort of your own home. Sports Scramble allows players to enjoy games of bowling, tennis, and baseball in VR. The game’s Scramble mode spices things up by randomly morphing balls, bats, and even courts into different sports equipment and settings at random mid-match. One minute you’ll be playing regular tennis, the next you’ll be whacking a basketball over the net with a fish. While you can choose to play more traditional versions of the sports, opting to play with random elements gives Sports Scramble a fun element that makes it a great party game.

While Sports Scramble needs at least 6.5ft (or 2m) of space so you can play without fear of bumping into anything, it offers the ideal light exercise for all ages. the presentation is cute, the scramble feature keeps you on your toes, and even without it you get several different workouts all in one neat package.

Quest 2 fitness games: hand gripping a road in a canyon in The Climb 2

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The Climb 2

If you can climb it, it's included

Featuring stunning and dynamic environments, The Climb 2 is one of the best fitness games for the Quest 2. It simulates the full outdoor climbing experience including pulling yourself up, jumping up ledges and shimmying along in tight spaces.The Climb 2 will test your physical and mental resolve even from the safetly of our living-room as you attempt to scale its challenging, obstacle-filled climbs alone or in multiplayer.

The mechanics are incredibly engaging, and while they can take a little getting used to (those that suffer from motion sickness may be left feeling woozy at first) the experience is worth it.

Quest 2 fitness games: A coure on a rocky mountainside in Walkabout Minigolf

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Walkabout Minigolf

A relaxing an beautiful minigolf sim

Not every sport is about achieving peak physical fitness, and no game among Quest 2 fitness games exemplifies that better than Walkabout Minigolf. It's what it says on the tin – you get to enjoy a range of beautiful minigold courses in VR, either alone or with friends.

The courses are not only visually stunning, but also good fun to play, the controls are incredibly realistic and handle well. Just like with real minigolf, Walkabout Minigolf can be relaxing and mediative alone or fierce competition with others. Either way, by playing this you can improve your real-life golfing skills as as well as on the real green.

Quest 2 fitness games: FAQ

Quest 2 fitness games: a man doing a squat wearing a VR headset

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Does Oculus Quest 2 have free workout games?

If a Quest 2 fitness game offers a subscription service, such as Boxlite or FitRX, you can play that game for free during its trial period. Most Quest 2 fitness games may  notnot be free, but they can can be yours with a sinple purchase.

Can you lose weight using Oculus Quest 2?

Just like with any regular exercise, you can lose weight with Quest 2 fitness games in VR, too. Check what exercises are best for your weight loss journey, then pick from the the many different VR fitness games available.

Hamish Hector
Staff Writer, News

Hamish is a Staff Writer for TechRadar and you’ll see his name appearing on articles across nearly every topic on the site from smart home deals to speaker reviews to graphics card news and everything in between. He uses his broad range of knowledge to help explain the latest gadgets and if they’re a must-buy or a fad fueled by hype. Though his specialty is writing about everything going on in the world of virtual reality and augmented reality.

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