Music & Move
Beat Saber – $30
If you swear you don’t have any rhythm, it’s possible you’ve never had the chance to slash a pair of lightsabers at flying directional blocks before. Rest assured, you’ll find yourself honing your new Jedi skills to heady EDM beats, but also a pretty wide genre of music nowadays thanks to both paid and free DLC. Even if you suck, if you play long enough you’ll definitely work up a sweat.
Pistol Whip – $25
Although you might think it belongs in the ‘Shooter’ category by virtue of… well… the guns, this is all about keeping flow, dodging, ducking, and diving to the beat of some seriously awesome music. Cloudhead Games has poured a lot of love into Pistol Whip with a bunch of updates that have brought new levels to the game too, making it a must-have if you want to burn some calories without knowing it. Glutes, quads, arms, and cardio.
Synth Riders – $25
Synth Riders is a bit like Beat Saber, but has a much more ample multiplayer mode, which lets you not only compete for the higher score while actively playing against friends, but with its new ‘Power-up’ update, you’ll be able to do much more. Now in the multiplayer mode is a Mario Kart-style power-up system that lets you boost through songs for the high score, or send special abilities at you opponents to slow them down in their tracks. Heavy on electrifying synthwave music.
Audica – $30
Harmonix, the studio behind Rock Band and Dance Central, kicked out one of the first rhythm-based shooters alongside Pistol Whip. Instead of John Wick-style action, you’re more of a space pirate zapping abstract orbs in the sky to some seriously heavy tunes.