Kinect Game Reviews
Dance Central 3 Review (X360 Kinect)
Harmonix brings us the first Kinect threequel in Dance Central 3. Lessons learned from the first two entries, along with some nifty new features, make Dance Central 3 the new dance king for Kinect.
Fable: The Journey Review (X360 Kinect)
Microsoft takes another swing at a hardcore Kinect game with Fable: The Journey. The controls work fine, and the game definitely retains its Fable charm, but it somehow manages to be remarkably boring. Read our review for more.
Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Review (X360 Kinect)
Kinect's latest offering for hardcore gamers uses motion controls alongside a traditional controller. Sounds neat, but the execution fails to deliver. See all the details in our Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor review.
London 2012 Review (X360)
SEGA's London 2012 game carries the "Better With Kinect" label, but the motion controls don't add much here. Our review has the details.
Kinect Star Wars Review (X360 Kinect)
Kinect Star Wars - two great tastes that taste great together, or bitter nastiness that scars your tongue so you'll never taste anything ever again? Well, it depends on what kind of Star Wars fan you are. We have all of the details here in our full review.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Review (X360)
This year's Tiger Woods PGA Tour marks the first time Kinect controls have been added to the series. They work pretty well, too! Find out all of the details here.
Kinect Disneyland Adventures Review (X360 Kinect)
Explore Disneyland and interact with your favorite Disney characters with Kinect Disneyland Adventures. This family-friendly game uses Kinect in unique ways to let you go do Disneyland from the comfort of your own living room. We have all of the details right here.
Motionsports Adrenaline Review (X360 Kinect)
The original Motionsports was pretty rough, but at least it had hang gliding. Ubisoft's sequel, Motionsports Adrenaline, tries to recapture that same extreme sports feel they had in hang gliding with 6 new extreme sports. The result? A little better than last year. Still not very good. Our full review has all of the details.
PowerUp Heroes Review (X360 Kinect)
PowerUp Heroes is a sort of super hero fighting game for Kinect. Unlike the last Kinect fighter, Fighters Uncaged, however, this one actually works. It is more of a kid game, and is lacking in the total content department, but it is surprisingly solid. See our full review for details.
Kinect Sports Season Two Review (X360 Kinect)
Kinect Sports was a killer-app for Kinect at launch, so expectations are high for the follow-up. Prepare for ... disappointment. We really didn't love it. It isn't awful or anything, but it lacks that special gameplay hook that keeps you coming back. Find out all of the details here.
Just Dance 3 Review (X360 Kinect)
Just Dance is the king of Wii dancing games, so how will it fare on the Xbox 360 with Kinect? Pretty darn good, actually. We have all of the details on Just Dance 3 for Kinect right here.
Dance Central 2 Review (X360 Kinect)
The follow-up to the best Kinect luanch game is bigger and better than the original. More songs, more modes, and even better dance moves make Dance Central 2 a winner. Find out all of the details here in our full review.
Kinectimals: Now With Bears Review (X360 Kinect)
Kinectimals was awesome. Kinectimals with bears? Still awesome. Not as awesome as cats, but still awesome. Find out all of the details here.
Forza Motorsport 4 Review (X360) PG1
Forza 4 is firmly a controller / steering wheel-first game, but it does offer some optional Kinect controls as well. Find out all of the details right here.
Nicktoons MLB Review (X360)
The "Better With Kinect" label attached to games with both standard controller controls as well as Kinect features isn't always accurate. Nicktoons MLB definitely isn't better with Kinect. We have all of the details here in our full review.
The Gunstringer Review (X360 Kinect)
Kinect finally has a killer app that isn't a dancing or sports game. The Gunstringer is the best game on Kinect yet. Find out all of the details here in our full review.
Rise of Nightmares Review (X360 Kinect)
The first non-kiddy, non-family friendly Kinect game is finally here. Rise of Nightmares is an "M" for Mature rated horror game from SEGA that brings a fresh feel to horror games and something completely different to Kinect. See our full review for details.
UFC Personal Trainer Review (X360, Kinect)
Yet another Kinect exercise game to add to the growing pile. But wait, what's this? It is actually good? And not just good for die-hard UFC fans, either. UFC Personal Trainer is actually a really smart and effective exercise program for everyone. We have all of the details right here.
Child of Eden Review (X360)
Kinect may finally have a hardcore gamer killer-app in Child of Eden. This isn't a dance game or cutesy, kiddy minigame collection. This is a sensory overloading, sharp gameplay, fantastic experience that shouldn't be missed.
Fantastic Pets Review (X360)
Don't let the box art fool you, Fantastic Pets is a better game than the sugary sweet pastel colors and cute animals make it seem. We have all of the details right here.
Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do Review (X360)
The Carnival Games series has been tearing up the sales charts on the Wii despite less than favorable reviews. Will lightning strike again with the Kinect version of Carnival Games? Will the actual game be any better? Find out all of the details in our full review.
Yoostar 2: In the Movies Review (X360)
Ever wanted to act in a Hollywood movie? Here is your chance to do so from the comfort of your own living room. Yoostar 2 uses Kinect to place you into classic scenes, and the results are surprisingly decent. There are issues, but fun can certainly be had with Yoostar 2. Find out all of the details in our full review.
Brunswick Pro Bowling Review (X360)
The latest Kinect game is Brunswick Pro Bowling. A whole game solely dedicated to getting motion controlled bowling perfect. Should be good, right? Find out all of the details in our full review.
Body and Brain Connection Review (X360)
You've trained your brain on the Nintendo DS and your body with Kinect, but not Namco Bandai challenges you to do both at the same time. Body and Brain Connection tests your mind and body with logic, math, memory puzzles, and more all while trying to get you active by physically punching and kicking the answers. And it actually works pretty...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Review (X360)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is the first Kinect game to offer both a standard controller-based game along with a separate Kinect mode. Is the Kinect mode worth playing? Find out here.
Kinect Sports Review (X360)
Every new piece of hardware needs a killer app - a piece of software that everyone who buys the hardware need to buy with it. For Kinect, it is Kinect Sports. This game is fun! Find out all of the details in our full review.
Kinectimals Review (X360)
Kinectimals has goofy box art and a far too cute look, but it is an awesomely fun and rewarding virtual pet game if you can get over the marshmallow fluff. Kids and girlfriends will love it, but so will everyone else (even if they won't admit it). Check out our full Kinectimals review here.
Kinect Joy Ride Review (X360)
Kart racer Kinect Joy Ride is one of the easiest Kinect launch games to jump in and play and immediately know exactly what to do, but that simplicity also means it is too easy and simple to be fun for long. Find out all of the details in our full review.
Sonic Free Riders Review (X360)
Sonic Free Riders has lots of content and looks decent, bust is mostly unplayable due to poorly implemented Kinect controls. We have all of the details right here.
Dance Central Review (X360)
Dance Central has great presentation, a good song list, and really fun and satisfying real dancing that puts old pad-based dance games to shame. Dance Central is clearly one of the best launch Kinect launch titles, and highly recommended for anyone buying Kinect hardware. Read our full review for all of the details.
DanceMasters Review (X360)
DanceMasters is another dance game for Kinect, but it pretty much the opposite of Dance Central. It aims for a squarely niche audience instead of mainstream appeal. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Find out all of the details in our full review.
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved Review (X360)
The next step in the videogame exercise genre is here. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, along with Kinect, tracks your movements and gives you a real guided workout unlike anything a videogame has ever been able to do before. Find out all of the details here in our full review.
Deca Sports Freedom Review (X360)
Deca Sports Freedom gets brownie points for volume of content and variety, but loses them all when you actually try to play anything. Bad controls, bad menus, bad presentation. Bad game. Find out all of the details here in our full review.
MotionSports Review (X360)
MotionSports is mostly just another junky mini-game collection, but the hang gliding event is at least worth a rental on its own. Find out all of the details here in our full review.
Fighters Uncaged Review (X360)
Fighters Uncaged is pretty easily the worst Kinect game at launch. Bad controls, bad gameplay design, and bad ... everything else. Find out the awful details in our full review.
Game Party in Motion Review (X360)
Game Party in Motion is another bad Kinect game. Unlike the other bad Kinect games, it isn't necessarily broken or hindered by bad controls, it is just full of mini-games that aren't fun. That is kind of a bad thing. Find out all of the details here in our full review.
Adrenalin Misfits Review (X360)
Adrenalin Misfits won't thrill older gamers, but kids should get a kick out of it. The Kinect controls actually work quite well, it is just a bit too slow and simple for older gamers. Just the right pace for kids, though. Find out all of the details here in our full review.
10 Frame Bowling review (XBLA Kinect)
The best bowling game for Kinect isn't a full-priced retail release, it is a $3 XBLA title. Find out all about 10 Frame Bowling here in our full review.