The Thrill of the Fight (TotF) is a Meta Quest 2 Virtual Reality boxing game. I had to review it because it’s by far my favourite Quest 2 game. If you’re looking for a fitness app to help you get in shape, you’ve found it!
In this review, I’ll be covering all the things I wanted to know before purchasing the game.
Before we start please note: This post contains speculation and personal opinion. It is not advice. Also, please speak to your doctor (if req) before starting out on a new strenuous workout routine. I am not a personal trainer or a fitness expert.
This review only concerns the Thrill of the Fight on the Meta Quest 2, -because that’s where I play it.
OK, let’s go!
MENU (The Thrill of the Fight VR Boxing)
1. Is it a good workout?
2. How do you play the game?
3. How many fighters are there?
4. Thrill of the Fight FAQ
5. Will there be a Thrill of the Fight 2?
Is it a Good Workout? (Thrill of the Fight Review)
The Thrill of the Fight offers one of the toughest workouts you’ll ever face, assuming you’re not a professional boxer or athlete!
Imagine how it would feel to get in the ring with a real boxer.
You climb through the ropes, they’re swinging their arms, warming up. The bell goes and they close in.
The punches start to fly and after an initial exchange, you quickly realise…
3 minutes is a looonnng time to keep this up!
Here’s a video showing all the boxers and a bit of in-ring action:
As for calories burned? The Thrill of the Fight always racks them up quicker than any other app on my Quest 2.
And according to VR Space, Thrill of the Fight ranks 2nd out of all VR games for total number of calories burned, at 9.74 to 15.32 per minute.
The Thrill of the Fight has a reputation of being one of the best workout apps on the Meta Quest 2, and it all boils down to the fact that you feel like you’re in a real fight, -bar the head blows.
And what makes it even better is the fun factor, and that can keep you going round after round after round.
The Thrill of the Fight has helped me in my personal quest for fitness, and for that reason, I can’t speak highly enough of it.
I have even played this game sitting down, and it worked perfectly.
The Thrill of the Fight was well worth the £7.99 I paid for it.
Oh, 1 Super Tip: Take it slow, to begin with. Don’t overexert yourself!
How do you play The Thrill of the Fight?
The Thrill of the Fight feels like a boxing simulator. The boxers feel real and the gameplay seems quite authentic.
The main environment is a gym, where you can practice your punches on a heavy bag, speed bag, or a dummy.
Low-level opponents are also fought in the gym ring, before moving up to stadiums later in the game.
There isn’t a ‘Story-Mode’ in The Thrill of the Fight, it’s more a gradual progression to the top, fighting and unlocking characters as you go.
Each round is 3 minutes long, with a 1-minute break in between.
How many Fighters are in The Thrill of the Fight?
There are a total of ten boxers in Thrill of the Fight, -that’s 10 CPU opponents.
When you beat a boxer, you unlock next, moving up the chain until you’re facing the World Champion himself, Mr “Money Maker” Edward Price.
Here’s how they rank, starting with your sparring partner:
- Sparring Partner
- “Melky” Alexei Petrov
- “Ugly Joe” Joe Nasato
- “The Raging Reverend” Gene Priest
- “Lightning” Luis Felix
- “The Spider” Charong Kitsuwan
- “The Artist” Hojo Mizushima
- “The Duke” Duke Bell
- “Natty” Mateo Vega
- “Money Maker” Edward Price
Each fighter seems to be tougher to beat and once you’re done, you can increase the difficulty level and go through them all again!
Every bout feels fresh and different, even when facing the same boxers over and over again.
The Thrill of the Fight FAQ (Full Review)
Is Thrill of the Fight Multiplayer?
No, The Thrill of the Fight is a single-player game. However, it’s expected that the next version will include multiplayer options.
How much Real-World Space do you need to play TotF?
According to the Oculus Store description, you will need a minimum of 6.5ft by 6.5ft (2m by 2m) to play.
Can you play TotF Offline?
Yes. And I’ve tested this myself while on holiday!
What is the Comfort Rating for The Thrill of the Fight?
Comfortable. For more on Comfort Ratings check out my complete Meta Quest 2 review.
What is The Thrill of the Fight’s Rating and Review Score?
TotF enjoys a 4.8 (out of 5) star rating at the Oculus Store.
Will there be a Thrill of the Fight 2?
The answer is, yes!
In fact, according to Reddit, the developer is currently working on the second instalment as we speak. However, there’s no release date as yet.
What can we expect? (Thrill of the Fight review)
- Well, the first Thrill of the Fight was a solo project, but this time there’s an entire team working on the project. So, we can expect a ‘much higher quality game’.
- Also, it’s expected that The Thrill of the Fight 2 will include multiplayer options.
- Finally, we should see a Boxing Tutorial in the game this time around.
More Meta Quest Guides and Reviews
I know Thrill of the Fight’s an older game, but it’s had such an impact on me personally, that I had to review it.
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The Thrill of the Fight is made by Sealost Interactive