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.


Smashbox Arena: Fun, FUN VR Dodgeball! | HTC Vive Virtual Reality Lets Play and Review

Smashbox Arena is a fun dodgebally shooty kinda game with alien pears. It comes into its own with the multiplayer, but even the single player is lots of fun. This video shows my first impressions.

Fitness stats –
Calories/hour: 224. Distance travelled: 825m
Average heart rate: 84 (range: 69-113)

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