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EA Sports Active 2

by Electronic Arts
 Ages 3 and Over
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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Platform: Xbox 360

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

Platform: Xbox 360
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  • ASIN: B003SE6TXC
  • Release Date: 19 Nov. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,360 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Xbox 360

Exercising with video games has become all the rage in recent years, but if you're serious about your health EA Sports Active 2 is the most fit for purpose. Using the latest motion sensing technology, this new version of the best-selling fitness program comes complete with new leg and arm straps and a heart monitor to track every element of your workout.

Sports Active 2 supports all three motion control systems
Bundled leg and arm straps help with many exercises
Use the heart rate monitor to track your progress
David Beckham is the "brand ambassador" for the game

For the first time you can even share your workout data via the online hub and check to see how your progress compares to friends and family. You can swap tips, become part of a regular workout group and swap messages to help you stay motivated.

In the workouts themselves you can take advantage of a new three-part, nine week program or customise your own regime using more than 70 individual exercises. Whatever your needs you can be sure this is the healthiest video game you've ever played.

Key Features
  • Full Surveillance: Total body tracking no matter which console you own, with an innovative mixture of motion controls, custom peripherals and classic workout techniques.
  • Added Extras: Only EA Sports Active 2.0 comes bundled with its own heart rate monitor, to provide a constant onscreen update of your performance.
  • Group Activity: Join the online Active community and track your fitness data via automatic uploads. Join an online group and see how your progress compares to your friends.
  • Varied Exercise: Use more than 70 exercises to design your own fitness program or take advantage of the new 9-week program designed by professional trainers.
  • Controlling Motion: Works with the Wii remote motion controls and Xbox 360 Kinect systems.
About the Developer: EA Canada
EA's largest development studio is responsible for some of the biggest brands for EA Sports, including the FIFA series, NBA Live, NHL and SSX. They have also just taken over the Fight Night franchise. Their offices employ over a thousand staff, with three separate production studios.

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Customer Reviews

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I've used EA Sports Active 2 and Your Shape: Fitness Evolved and of the two, Sports Active offers the more extensive and considered workout regime by miles and miles and miles.

But first off, there are three things you need to do to stop Sports Active frustrating the heck out of you:

1. Turn off voice commands (This stops menus and videos appearing randomly during your workout).

2. Use a controller to navigate the menu screens (The menus were not designed specifically for kinect and it shows).

3. When doing floor exercises, assume the start position only when the game tells you to and make sure your feet or head are facing the sensor rather than being side on.

Even after doing these things, the game can still misbehave and lose track of you during your workout but not to the extent that it is unusable. Another general tip is to put your kinect as close to eye level as possible; as this reduces the amount of floor space you need for the play area.

The workouts Sport Active provides are properly structured exercise with warm up and cool down sections - A very important inclusion in my opinion and something I couldn't find in the bitesize 10 minute workouts offered by Your Shape. You end a session having definitely worked up a sweat and feeling that you've pushed yourself.

The game does a good job of motivating you with achievement milestones, progress graphs and lots of other stats. The online workout groups are also a good way of bringing in some friendly competition to motivate. Both of these aspects are much more comprehensive than the offerings in Your Shape. However, the in-game commentator/motivator does repeat himself a little too frequently to be convincing.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars EA2 Sports Active 13 Jan. 2011
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Having read some of the other reviews i was unsure about purchasing this, however it is excellant. Spend a bit of time with the set up and you will have very few problems. It does occasionally loose you when you change activities, but this very rare from my expierience with the product.
The exercise routines are very taxing and you know you have been working out when finished.
I am glad I purchased it
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Much easier to use than I thought it would be 7 Jan. 2011
By Deankb2
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Based on other reviews I was expecting the heart monitor to be really difficult to use; this however was not the case and it was very easy to set up and use. I was impressed with the workouts and the ability to track your progress and to follow a structured programme. It's fun to do and easy to follow, so I would recommend it to anyone.

The only downside I found was that it kept pausing during the workout, but I think this is due to seetings on the Kinect.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Game is ok but it lacks on functions 4 Jan. 2011
By Cristi
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Yes, the game gives you a good training and it is worth the money. However there are several things that can be improved:
1. Too many buttons to press till you can really start the training
2. The menu is not well thought and sometime you get lost in it
3. I would like to have the option to specify a set of muscles to work on and to get a program auto-generated
4. It would be nice to be able to exclude noise making exercises like jumping and running as I live in an apartment
5. Internet site (I know it's beta) should allow program definition and customization.
I know I sound like ranting but all in all the game is good, you really work out with it. Is just that the menus and lack of functions hold it back.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good fitness product 18 Jan. 2011
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Have been using for 2 weeks and found the game works very well.
I haven't found any of the bugs other people are complaining of.
Much better than any other fitness "game" /i have tried.
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48 of 55 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars active 2 kinect 26 Nov. 2010
By cotty74
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
firstly i,ve read all the reviews above before submitting this one.And i,ve been using it for 10 days now before submitting the review.
i think the main issue above is not most people have bought the game and jumped straight in then encountered a few issues like pauses,tutorials popping up which i did encounter myself on the first workout. However i sat down and tweaked it properly and now i get workouts that flow straight through.
I,m quite fit myself,doing heavy weights 3 times a week for the last 5 years and running 3 times a week. I,m in pretty good shape with a bit of body fat and bought this to add a bit of intensity to enable me to cut up.
My workouts are ideal,they are hard and the instructer keeps up the intensity,to be hones i,m absoulutely knackered after it.And now i,m starting to see a bit of weight coming off.
I,m impressed by the whole package,if its chucking down with rain outside i just put this baby on and bang job done.
heart rate monitor works a treat. i use 5kg dumbells instead of the resistance band to up the intensity.
for me its great,it serves its purpose,just sit down and take your time setting it up and you should get a good experience from it.there is a lot of depth to the game,that tracks your results.
so far i,ve burned or so it says 1300 cals in a few workouts.if you work on that 3000/3500 calories is about 1 pound of body fat then my workouts coupled with my weight sessions will produce the results i,m looking for,and come the summer i should be in good shape.
i think this game should be bought to supplement a good diet and other exercise. if you are able to use this this 5 day a week then it should suffice on its own but you need to mix it up.
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3.0 out of 5 stars it was a
it was a present
Published 2 months ago by honeybee
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good all round fun to keep you going
Published 2 months ago by Skip
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Published 5 months ago by A. Sloss
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Published 6 months ago by janie
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Published 7 months ago by clayton fisher
4.0 out of 5 stars Possibly one of the best fitness games available. Too bad online no...
Now I've used both the Wii and Xbox 360 versions of this game (but only recently got the Xbox 360 version), and I must say, this is possibly one of the best fitness games that I... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Josh
3.0 out of 5 stars Too clunky
I got this 'game' along with The Biggest Loser and Your Shape: Fitness Evolved. The heart rate monitor that came with this never seemed to work, was a terrible size and weight and... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Strychnos
4.0 out of 5 stars Active 2
Really hard to get it set up not played it just but I will have a go at it good to be fit
Published 12 months ago by Kathryn Marsh
5.0 out of 5 stars fab
excellent for an all round workout with plenty of choices to vary your routine and create a workout suited to your individual needs
Published 17 months ago by beverley hollett
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy EA!
EA is one of the worst companies in the world. Regularly faulty products, and terrible customer service! I highly recommend avoiding any of their products and services.
Published 18 months ago by Ben
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