This Week’s VR Game Roundup — Get Angry, Dance, and Play With Cats


Credit to: Resolution Games
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs

At long last, the Angry Birds experience you became obsessed with on your mobile device is now available in VR. Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is filled with more than 50 levels of pig-destroying action, with varied environments like snowy hills and beaches. In classic Angry Birds fashion, you’ll have to aim and fire projectiles to destroy the pigs’ structures to earn the highest score possible.
Fitness Potential
Your weapon in Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is a slingshot, which you can pull back with motion-tracked controllers repeatedly as you aim and destroy the pigs’ structures. Levels in Angry Birds games are quick, so you can easily do several in a single sitting, firing dozens of birds toward their targets.
Developer/Publisher: Resolution Games
Release Date: February 7, 2019
Compatible With: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive (PlayStation VR in development)
Price: $14.99
Link: Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs
Bacon Roll: Year of the Pig – VR

If you’re not in the mood to destroy pigs, then why not become one, instead? In Bacon Roll: Year of the Pig – VR, you travel across spherical worlds, discovering secrets and avoiding obstacles you encounter along the way. You’ll also have to fire tomatoes at enemies, and you’ll find new power-ups and outfits to help protagonist Dot on his journey.
Fitness Potential
You’ll be moving for almost all of Bacon Roll: Year of the Pig – VR, and the game makes use of the tracked motion controllers for solving obstacles and defeating enemies. Because you’re an adorable pig, the game also encourages you to dance as you progress, flailing your cut pig feet from side to side. This isn’t necessarily required to finish the game, but it makes things a lot more interesting.
Developer/Publisher: Field of Vision
Release Date: February 6, 2019
Compatible With: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality
Price: $4.24 to $4.99
Link: Bacon Roll: Year of the Pig – VR

Beat Saber is one of the most popular games available for VR devices, but it has a distinct lack of cats. sCATter fixes that, delivering a fast-paced rhythm game that tasks you with tacking down an encroaching horde of felines as you play to the beat. Correctly hitting every cat icon (it’s technically a robot) you see will build up your combo meter, and you can adjust the speed to suit your preference.
Fitness Potential
Depending on the speed setting and difficulty you choose, sCATter can be an internse workout. You have to swing your tracked motion controllers from left to right as well as up and down in order to his all the cats you see on screen, and you must make sure you stay on the beat while doing so.
Developer/Publisher: SEEDGAMES
Release Date: February 8, 2019
Compatible With: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality
Price: $17.99 to $19.99
Link: sCATter
Skyland Defense

Part strategy game, part shooter, and part tower defense, Skyland Defense has you defending your land from greedy pirates, setting up defensive towers and traps to destroy them before they can overtake you. Different enemy types will force you to change up your strategy, and when push comes to shove, you might have to do some of the work yourself to eliminate the enemies.
Fitness Potential
Skyland Defense tasks you with managing many different elements, requiring that you use quick and accurate movements with your tracked motion controllers, and it can be played standing, if you prefer. To make your time in the game more interesting, you can also play with friends using traditional mouse-and-keyboard setups while you’re in VR.
Developer/Publisher: SDC Ventures
Release Date: February 7, 2019
Compatible With: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality
Price: $10.79 to $11.99
Link: Skyland Defense
Rage Room (PlayStation VR)

If you’re having a bad day, sometimes the only solution is to start breaking stuff – Fred Durst said it best. That isn’t always the most practical solution, however, so Rage Room is here to let you do it in virtual reality. Previously available on Rift and Vive, the game is now available on PlayStation VR for the first time, and brings along three different modes and plenty of weapons.
Fitness Potential
Rage Room is all about going nuts, destroying the dummies you encounter with every weapon at your disposal. You could throw a chair in their face or smack them with a mace using your PlayStation Move controllers, hit them with boxing gloves, or decapitate them with a sword. The only limit to your destruction is how much energy you have.
Developer/Publisher: Lockem Reality
Release Date: February 4, 2019 (for PlayStation VR)
Compatible With: PlayStation 4 (previously available on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift)
Price: $29.99
Link: Rage Room
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