Kinect Sports (Series) Review
Posted: 18 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.
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 Jet Ski game.
- Kinect Sports Rivals (2014) is on the Xbox One and features more detailed interactions for Bowling, Jet Ski 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.
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Release Date: 03/11/2010, updated in 2014
Platforms: Xbox One
Genres: Action, Physically Active, Racing and Sports
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.
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.
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