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Sweaty Adventures in the Metaverse: Unveiling Meta Quest 3's Fitness Games

In a twist of fate, Mark Zuckerberg reached out to TheGamer and assigned its two most vibrant talents, myself and the tabletop editor Joe Parlock, a m...

Luke Plunket Jan 24, 2024
Sweaty Adventures in the Metaverse: Unveiling Meta Quest 3's Fitness Games


In a twist of fate, Mark Zuckerberg reached out to TheGamer and assigned its two most vibrant talents, myself and the tabletop editor Joe Parlock, a mission to conquer the world of Meta Quest 3. Equipped with Meta's latest headset and a range of fitness and exercise applications, we embarked on a series of challenges. Brace yourselves for a humorous and exhilarating journey into the metaverse, where we flail, sweat, and discover the wonders of gamified exercise.

1: Tripp - A Psychedelic Meditation Journey

In the realm of Tripp, which surprisingly had its origins in the recreational drug scene, we found ourselves immersed in a tranquil world of meditation and wellness. Jade, having taken an edible beforehand, experienced an otherworldly sensation while making stones float and influencing the environment with her breath. Despite occasional immersion-breaking artifacts, Tripp provided a captivating experience. Joe, on the other hand, opted for a more relaxed approach, reclining on his bed while indulging in mindfulness sessions. Although it occasionally made him feel "barfy," soaring through fractals and kaleidoscopes helped him achieve tranquility after a long day.

2: Cleansheet - Goalkeeping Adventures

Cleansheet, a goalkeeping training tool, put our reflexes and joint flexibility to the test. Joe, unfortunately, discovered that his room was too small for the dynamic diving and acrobatics required, resulting in a collision with his air conditioning unit. Jade also faced challenges with limited space and the game's demand for full-body movements. Despite the limitations, Cleansheet proved to be an effective training tool for those passionate about goalkeeping, as long as you have ample room to unleash your inner goalie.

3: Gym Class - Virtual Ball Sports Extravaganza

Transitioning from goalkeeping to ball sports, we delved into the world of Gym Class, where baseball, basketball, and football took center stage. Jade joined forces with random players online, quickly realizing that virtual sports demanded genuine effort and proper form. The realistic physics of bats and balls, coupled with the emphasis on communal spaces, made the experience engrossing and interactive. Joe's favorite game of the week, Gym Class provided a sandbox-like environment where we could play, connect with others, and break a sweat while honing our skills.


Our initial foray into Meta Quest 3's fitness games left us exhilarated and perspiring, proving that exercise and gaming can indeed coexist. From the psychedelic meditative journey of Tripp to the goalkeeper challenges of Cleansheet and the immersive ball sports of Gym Class, each game offered unique experiences and opportunities for growth. As we continue our exploration, we eagerly anticipate what Meta Quest 3's vast metaverse has in store for us. So grab your headsets, embrace the sweat, and let the games begin!