Parents' Guide to

Kinect Sports

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Use your whole body in these motion-controlled sports games.

Game Xbox 360 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+


The Kinect has something unique that no other game has had before... NO CONTROLLER! Kinect is very fun for all ages.... but its also new technology.... If you dont already have kinect then I would wait until they come out with a new one that has been worked on more to make it perfect because the kinect does have some faults
age 7+
This can be a little hard for younger kids, but our seven year old plays and has fun, but she does get a little frustrated about body control. Still great fun for the whole family. Bowling is the best!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (14):

As the "first full-body, controller-free sports game," Kinect Sports is certainly impressive. You'll give an opponent a one-two punch in the boxing ring, roll a bowling ball down an alley, or run in place to sprint down a track and jump over virtual hurdles. But on the flip side, Kinect Sports is a little too forgiving: in one game of beach volleyball, for instance, raising hands worked for passing, blocking, and spiking (though with the latter, it's more effective if you jump up, too). Another issue that occurs between games is the small hand that serves as your cursor: It is too small and can be lost in front of the white background. But overall, sports fans will love this technology -- it works -- and the collection of games is very fun to tackle.

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