GORN – A ludicrously violent (but in a cartoonish way) Virtual Reality gladiator game which gets you sweating!

I’m going to put my hands (together with my sword and shield) up and say I really enjoyed this over-the-top outrageously violent arena based combat game. It just works.

The physics of your controller movement is crisp, the hits connect and have satisfying results, it has a nice moving mechanic using your arms which is better than teleportation and helps burn a few extra calories.

There are a number of other arena based games on the HTC Vive and I’m yet to find a dud personally, but this has to rank as one of the better ones.


“The Thrill of the Fight” – VR Boxing Play-through

“It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how you can get hit and keep moving forward.”

This is a fun boxing in which the punches feel real. My only criticism is that the guarding doesn’t always seem accurate, but maybe that’s more my fault than that of the game.

My fitness band informed me that I burned 500 calories in just short of an hour of playing this, which made sense given how much I was panting towards the end.