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Cross Country Skiing VR (Steam VR)

Cross Country Skiing VR (Steam VR)

Cross Country Skiing VR (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Yellow
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 70

Description: Your task is to finish before your opponent in a virtual, cross country skiing race. But watch out! Your ski poles are very short so squat down and really get moving with your arms to get a head start and cross the finish line first. You choose if you want to face off your opponent in a 500 or a 1 000 meter track. Get your heart rate going in the snowy, virtual forest tracks!

This version of Cross Country Skiing VR is a first release created to explore how VR can be used to motivate and promote physical activity. It’s a short and straight forward race of cross country skiing ideal to be a part of e.g. a workout warm-up. Please share any feedback for future development.

Review: I have to say, Cross Country Skiing VR is better and more enjoyable than I thought it would have been. But there are things here that do need adding before it is worthy of keeping the game installed. First up, it’s not really a game at all, it’s an exercise app in which you will be squatting down low and digging your ski-poles into the ground to go faster. You get to pick between 500m or 1000m, then easy or hard on each one. While I get while the pole are so low I wish there was an option to make them bigger, I wish you could listen to your own music and I wish there was a variety of scenery. But for a free app, I have to say it is well worth a look, but it could do with a lot more options.

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