When it comes to VR boxing games, the more realistic they are, the more fun you'll have. Besides that, you also want the best graphics and story to compliment good game mechanics. So, with so many options for amazing games, which one should you buy? Between Creed: Rise to Glory, BoxVR and Thrill of the Fight the choice can seem pretty difficult, but don't you worry. Here, we'll go over all the best features of each so you can decide which is the best for you.
Creed: Rise to Glory is my go to boxing game, and it's the best you're going to find on the market right now. One of the coolest parts of Creed: Rise to Glory is the vibration in the controllers when your fist connects with your opponent. Being able to throw a full punch and have that much of an immersive reward truly makes a difference during gameplay.
On top of this, your boxing gloves change colors for different mechanics. The more punches you throw the more the gloves will turn red, indicating your character needs a small break. My first thought when it came to this was, "Won't I get tired on my own? Why do I need mechanics for being tired in a VR game of all things?" That's because the game is actually teaching you a proper boxing algorithm. Before you know it, you'll be pulling professional boxing moves and there is absolutely nothing cooler than that.
Did I mention Creed: Rise to Glory has the most realistic graphics out of all of your options? All of these components combined make it so easy to get pumped to play this game. You'll be breaking a sweat and loving every minute of it! This game is absolutely your go-to title if you're looking for an authentic boxing experience. This title will be releasing to Steam in Fall of this year, so keep your eyes peeled!
Thrill of the Fight is another VR game that brings an immersive boxing experience. Here, you won't just be taken through the experience of a big fight in the ring, but you'll also be trained in the gym as well. Start the game by meeting your trainer next to the training rink in the gym and learn how to throw a few hooks.
While the graphics aren't as realistic as you'd find in Creed, they did put a lot more attention into the scenery around you. From the walls of your gym, to a non-interactive background, Thrill of the Fight does a pretty stellar job filling the universe to make it feel real. All in all, from graphics to mechanics, I would recommend this game only if you're on a budget. For $9.99 you can find this title on game, currently in early access.
BOXVR takes the joy of music punching games and combines it with the mechanics of boxing. Levels take you through a number of challenges with amazing scenery. While it's all a toon type of drawing style the images are absolutely captivating. Even though there are no faces for you to land punches in, it's just a fun to punch the colorful blocks.
This title feels more like a mini-game that uses the base mechanics of a boxing game to make it work. Don't get me wrong, that's not a bad thing. This game is still incredibly fun and very easy to lose track of time in. But, if you're looking for an immersive boxing experience this game might not be the one for you. For $19.99 on Steam you can't go too wrong with price either.