Kinect Sports (Series)

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Platforms: Xbox One

Genres: Action, Physically Active, Racing and Sports

Released: November 2010, updated in 2014. Added to this library 3 months ago, last updated 12 weeks ago.

Overview

Kinect Sports and Kinect Sports Rivals are a pair of games offering the Xbox equivalent of Wii Sports. Although these games use the Xbox Kinect camera so you simply move in front of the screen to control the different activities.

The different Kinect Sports games are as follows:

  • Kinect Sports (2010) on the Xbox 360 and offers Bowling, Boxing, Track & Field, Table Tennis, Football and Beach Volleyball
  • Kinect Sports: Season Two (2011) on Xbox 360 and offers golf, darts, baseball, skiing, tennis, and American football.
  • Kinect Sports Ultimate Collection (2012) on Xbox 360 includes the above sports and adds basketball, golf and skiing.
  • Kinect Sports Rivals Preseason (2014) is on Xbox One as a stand-alone jetski game.
  • Kinect Sports Rivals (2014) is on the Xbox One and features more detailed interactions for bowling, jetski racing, rock climbing, soccer, target shooting, and tennis.
The Xbox One version of the game is more ambitious in the number of players and detailed movement. Although you do need some space to play this and a well-lit room, if you get it right it is a hugely involving and enjoyable experience, unlike any other game you will play.

 
This game is good if you want to exercise without realising it.

Commitment

Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. Kinect Sports support multiplayer both locally and online, with a mixture of competitive and cooperative play options. In addition, players can also take part in eight sport-based mini-games, or join in the Party Play mode designed to accommodate a larger number of players amassed in the same room, divided into two teams.

Costs

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.

In-game purchases are available to unlock more activities individually and in packs.

You will need Xbox Live Gold to play online with Xbox One.

Ratings

Kinect Sports Rivals is rated PEGI 12 with frequent mild violence. It's rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ with mild violence.

Kinect Sports Season Two is rated PEGI 3 and ESRB EVERYONE because it doesn't include the boxing sports that elevates the age on the other titles.

Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Accessibility

System settings: Xbox One has a wide range of system features including some that can be used on all games, like the excellent co-pilot mode... read more.


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