Kinect Sports - Kinect Required (Xbox 360)
- Six Major event: Boxing. Track & Field. Football Team.
- Table Tennis. Beach Volleball. Championship Bowling.
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- Platform: Xbox 360
- BBFC Rating: Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 15 years of age or over.
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Turn your living room into a world-class stadium, bowling alley, soccer pitch or track-and-field arena. With Kinect Sports you’re not only the star player, you are the controller — through the magic of Kinect for Xbox 360. See a ball? Kick it. Spike it. Even give it a little topspin. Kinect Sports features soccer, beach volleyball, bowling, table tennis, track and field, and boxing.
Simple, intuitive and instantly fun, Kinect Sports delivers the ultimate party experience — whether you are trying to outmaneuver the goalie to win the soccer match or cheering on your friends at ringside. The first full-body, controller-free sports game, Kinect Sports is so real, you will almost feel the wind in your hair as you fly over hurdles and the sand in your toes as you set, bump and spike your way to volleyball victory.
Key Game Features
- Become a multisport athlete. Kinect Sports features six team-based and individual sports — soccer, beach volleyball, bowling, table tennis, track and field, and boxing — with many challenges for each experience. Getting into the game is as easy as stepping in front of your TV.
- Take one for the team. Kinect Sports includes a variety of fun game modes for solo, cooperative and competitive play with levels to encourage and challenge players of all ages and skill sets. Sports Party mode allows you to compete against a friend, rally a whole room full of players into teams, with everyone jumping in and out to catch a breath, or bring your team to victory.
- Live your sports star dreams. Kinect Sports puts your avatar in the spotlight and lets you experience what it is like to be a world-famous sports star. Bask in the glow of the paparazzi fervor with your teammates after a big victory and deck out your avatar with stylish rewards for your proudest gameplay feats.
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Top Customer Reviews
Kinect Sports contains 6 sports; Volleyball, Bowling, Football, Table Tennis, Boxing and Track and Field (which itself contains a further 5 events). This is bolstered by mini-game versions of these sports.
The question everyone wants to know is 'Is this better than Wii Sports/Sports Champions?'. The short answer is; yes. The game makes full use of Kinect and its incredibly easy to use. Menus are easy to navigate, you can use Xbox Live Avatars for players and there are some neat touches that put this ahead of Wii Sports like the inclusion of licensed music when you win an event. Hearing Queen's 'We Are The Champions' blasting out of your speaker while you watch your latest replay can be very satisfying. Kinect Sports even saves a video replay of your antics while playing, which you can choose to delete out of embarrassment or upload to Kinect Share and stick it on Youtube for further embarrassment!
All the sports are well thought out to make use of the hardware, though Football is an interesting choice for inclusion as it's a hard game to implement with motion controls. Rare have tried hard to bring the game to life with Kinect, in fact its the part they've spent the most time on, and it does work to an extent. Obviously it's a dumbed down version of the sport but it's fun. All the sports are easy to use though and work just as you'd expect. There is very little lag in the game as a whole and quite a challenge to beat the leaderboards on the harder difficulty settings.Read more ›
The choice of sports is great and surprisingly the football works really well. I wasn't entirely sure how that one would work but it's great fun. Boxing is also good fun although being constantly TKO'd by your five year old son every time is not! The track and field is surprisingly varied and the events are all very enjoyable. I particularly like the fact that your avatar whenever it's on screen literally does everything you do. If you want to pull off some Usain Bolt poses before the 100m you can and if you want to taunt your opponent after you've pummelled him to the canvas then it's all possible. It's a small but nice touch. I'm still amazed that Kinect can track your movements in such a way that you can play top spin and slice shots in table tennis and even put spin on the ball when bowling.
The highlights after the game are genius and always have us in histerics when you see yourself pulling off some ridiculous moves!
If I have a criticism then it is probably that the bowling is a little too easy although trust me this is a minor gripe.
A lot of the reviews have talked about the space you need and yes you do need quite a bit of space but the on screen prompts work well to warn you if you need to re-adjust your position.
This is great all round entertainment and for me this is Kinect at it's very best.
If you've got Kinect then go and buy this, you won't be disappointed.
There are various sports included as well as mini games, you can play solo against the computer, online(with strangers or Live friends) or local with family and friends
I don't want to compare it to Wii Sports but that's what most people will be comparing it to and let's be honest, that's this games main rival.
So, what does this offer over Wii Sports?
1: It's really involving, particularly in my opinion the table tennis, it feels very real compared to hold a controller and pressing buttons
2: The game has been built really well, from the well made replys to the good AI of computer opponents
3: Fantastic online, i've played a few games with people online and it's really easy to do and fun
4: Good for multiplayer, more so than the Wii as anyone can drop in and out as they please and you can all earn acheivements(if you have logins etc)
Well, mostly if you have more than 1 person playing at once and don't have a large living room you may find sometimes you'll go out of view of the camera or your arm will, plus its possible to easily hit the other person
That's about it really, its a solid, varied game that works well
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I write as a stubborn non-gamer. My children own an X-Box. I despair over it. However, when my daughter asked me to order this (she paid), I wasn't expecting to love it so... Read morePublished 7 days ago by madmumatuk
We love it as a family and we enjoy all this games. It's a good exercise as we'll.Published 4 months ago by amelia smith
Ordered this game yesterday and recieved it today. Its a cracking game and helps me to keep fit. Well worth the moneyPublished 4 months ago by Vicky