Parents' Guide to

Kinect Adventures

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Lead Kinect launch game is accessible fun for all ages.

Game Xbox 360 2010
Kinect Adventures Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 6+

Great game for 6 yrs and up.

age 7+
Great fun.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (7):

Microsoft Game Studios has clearly put a lot of time into this primary launch title for its new camera peripheral. It looks great, is finely tuned, and puts Kinect to clever use. Its greatest strength is its accessibility. Everything is highly intuitive. Just do what you would do if you were in the situation presented before you onscreen. It also helps that the game supports two people playing simultaneously, and that the guided adventures on which we find ourselves force us to try new activities rather than getting stuck in a rut with the same one. Plus the game takes photos of you doing silly things and shows them to you at the end of each adventure, which always gets a room of people laughing.

The only question is this: How long will it take to grow tired of this small collection of mini-games? We don’t have an answer for that. Regardless, many families will likely keep it around as a game they can use to introduce Kinect to visiting friends.

Online interaction: Online multiplayer for two players supports voice chat, but it is optional. Note that open voice communication means possible exposure to offensive language and inappropriate topics of conversation as well as the sharing of personal information. Parents of younger kids might want to disable this feature.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Release date: November 4, 2010
  • Genre: Party
  • ESRB rating: E for (No descriptors)
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate