The great thing about dancing is it never feels like a workout. Just Dance is the dancing game you can play with just your console and smartphone. Put together your favourite dance playlists and sign up with a Just Dance Unlimited subscription if you want to customize your routine with a choice of over 600 tracks. You can even dance with friends in co-op mode for up to six players. Ideal if you need a game to pick up and put down in short bursts.
Equipment needed: Just your PS4 or PS5 console and smartphone.
Hot tip: Turn on Sweat Mode to find the most intense songs and view a calorie counter.
Beat Saber is a unique and fast-paced way to get your body moving. Your rhythm and reflexes are put to the test with beats to slash and obstacles to duck. 90-degree levels create 28 mind-bending lanes of beats flying at you. And the soundtrack can be expanded with a variety of downloadable music packs. There is nothing not to love about this workout.
New for 2021: Multiplayer just landed in Beat Saber. Create and customize your avatar and join public or private matches with your friends online (PlayStation Plus subscription required).
Hot tip: Try the track Fitbeat for a serious whole-body workout.
Boxing fans can step into the ring with the PlayStation VR boxing game that puts you in the gloves of Adonis Creed. Train with Rocky Balboa himself and hone your boxing skills before going toe-to-toe with iconic fighters. Create custom matches in free play, or go player-to-player with friends in co-op. This game turns boxing workout techniques into a cinematic gameplay experience.
If straight-up training sessions are more your bag, Box VR is a great boxing alternative. The team behind the game collaborated with leading fitness instructors to create calorie-hungry workouts that track your progress and measure the burn. With three-minute warm-ups to 60-minute endurance workouts, this game is perfect for beginners and seasoned pros alike. Over 100 different tracks across music genres make this a great inclusive exercise game.
A fierce clash of game and workout for the ultra-competitive, Sprint Vector is a high-octane athletic racer. Survios’ innovative Fluid Locomotion System allows players to comfortably run, jump, climb and fly at extreme speeds. With formidable challenge maps and weapons to utilize against course and competitor, this unhinged game-show-meets-platformer is sure to get you moving.
The multi-award-winning Superhot VR is a boundary-breaking first person shooter in which the entire gameplay relies on your movement. You're in control of time which freezes as you freeze and moves when you move. Use strategy and instinct to manoeuvre through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets. This gaming experience gets you moving at your own pace with visceral action that captures the imagination.
Speaking of workouts that go at your own pace - Yoga Master is a wellness game designed by professional yoga coaches for beginner, intermediate and advanced yogis. Select yoga types like classic and urban, and learn more than 150 poses with step-by-step instructions and exercises for breathwork. The game offers a range of expansion packs for music, meditation and atmosphere, so you can find your sacred space. If the thought of going out for a yoga class is not for you, Yoga Master is a great alternative.
Certain products may have specific health information to read before you use the product. If you are new to exercise (or do not exercise regularly), please follow medical advice and always check with a medical professional if you:
STOP IMMEDIATELY and consult a medical professional if you experience any shortness of breath, chest tightness, dizziness, pain or discomfort.
Grab your PlayStation VR headset, PS Camera and PS Move controllers to start your at-home fitness activities. If you are playing with friends or family members, please note that PlayStation VR is not for use by children under age 12.
VR creates a sense of presence and immersion. If you are new to VR, we recommend easing yourself in gently over time, taking regular breaks. Some users may experience discomfort when viewing VR content, although this varies between individuals.
Put yourself at the centre of an extraordinary gaming universe powered by the PS VR headset and your PlayStation® console.
If you're using your PS VR headset on PS5, you'll need to request your free camera adaptor.
With dual lenses and 3D depth sensors, the PlayStation Camera tracks the position of the headset, PlayStation Move controller and DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller from every angle.
Enhance your PlayStation VR experience with up to two PlayStation Move motion controllers, in compatible games. With its lightweight design, advanced motion sensors and tracking sphere, the PlayStation Move motion controller lets you effortlessly interact with your virtual environment, with incredible accuracy.
Along with a healthy diet and exercise, fitness games are an excellent way to get the blood pumping and work up a sweat. Several of the titles in this list will help you count burned calories and track your fitness goals. Take regular breaks and avoid excessive exertion. Always talk to a medical professional before starting a new workout regime.
Dancing, racing, boxing, sprinting and yoga are just some of the exercise games available on PS4 and PS5.
A PS Plus subscription is not a requirement to play these games but it does facilitate online co-op in some titles.
Many great fitness games track your movements, so most of these games are designed with virtual reality in mind. Just Dance and Yoga Master both have options to play without VR, however.