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EA Sports Active 2

by Electronic Arts
 Ages 3 and Over
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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Platform: Xbox 360
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EA Sports Active 2 - Kinect Compatible (Xbox 360) + Nike Plus Kinect Training (Xbox 360) + Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 - Kinect Compatible (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: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,241 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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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good game indeed 29 Jan. 2011
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Hi,

Just got this game and really enjoying it. Apply the patch as that will correct some bugs. Also do a hard-drive install. It requires about 1ft more room minimum than the minimum on some other kinect games especially for sit ups and press-ups. However, if you have kinect sports or adventures, if you have the ideal space on its calculation and you are towards the back of the "ideal" floor space then you will have no troubles.

The voice controls do work better than the kinect hand ones which are fiddly on some screens and the controller is best for some of those. During the workout don't have another TV on in the room, or a stereo playing as that can make it hard for your voice to be picked up. The voice controls once patched with xbox live update do allow you when you are not seen by kinect (explained in a minute) to exit the menu that pops up as a result quickly.

The thing with it is the device has to recognise your face during the workout for some reason, so do a good few kinect IDs with different head tilts and lighting (and have lights on full when working out so face visible) for best results with the game so not constantly asking you to do face checking. However, this did not happen much with me, only when i went to go pick up some weights and stepped out of view of kinect (so just have to look at sensor, it recognises you and you say OK, or select or words to that effect - whatever the green button word is). The other time it happened was during pressups when i wasn't far enough back from the kinect. Again just stand up it recognises you and you say ok.

I'd say this game is probably the least forgiving on space, but you wouldn't get this if you didn't have plenty of space for working out.
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