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Kinect Sports Rivals

Microsoft Game Studios
Apr 7, 2014 - Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

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7.3 / 10
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Game Informer
6.5 / 10
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Game Revolution
2.5 / 5

Kinect Sports Rivals Review Summary

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Kinect Sports Rivals falls short of any potential Rare had for making good games for the Kinect. Many critics are saying none of the minigames in this collection are not worth the high asking price for the peripheral and the game

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Critic Reviews for Kinect Sports Rivals


7.3 / 10.0

Kinect Sports Rivals isn't a knock out, but it does enough well that I'm excited for Kinect's future.

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Kinect Sports Rivals is a well-constructed game with an enjoyable structure and smartly integrated multiplayer. But it's already looking dated as it continues to struggle against the limitations of its chosen interface. For all the extra power of Kinect 2.0, and the surrounding artifice of online competition, at its best the game only equals the highs of older, more familiar games - games whose players and makers have moved on.

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Kinect is still a solution in search of a problem, and while this is an impressive tech demo it's a largely uninteresting video game experience.

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I admire the effort to build an online infrastructure and career story mode, but the selection of games feels slight

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Kinect Sports Rivals is too loose and inconsistent

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Kinect Sports Rivals is an uneven collection of sports-themed minigames that won't hold your interest for long.

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Kinect Sports Rivals has an inexcusable amount of wasted space with bowling and soccer, but the other four activities are engaging, and the world is charming and appealing enough to win over most of the gamers who enjoyed Wii Sports. If you have a family who likes getting together and play games like this, go ahead and pull the trigger -- all other curious parties should wait for a sale to compensate for the weak activities.

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As a full retail release more than five months after the Xbox One's release, Kinect Sports Rivals is a tough pill to swallow.

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