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Knockout Home Fitness

XSEED Games, Pocket
Sep 28, 2021 - Nintendo Switch
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

33%

Critics Recommend

Destructoid
6 / 10
COGconnected
75 / 100
Nintendo Life
5 / 10
Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5
Pure Nintendo
7 / 10
NintendoWorldReport
6.5 / 10
ThisGenGaming
7 / 10
GameGrin
6 / 10
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Knockout Home Fitness - Live Action Trailer (Nintendo Switch)

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Knockout Home Fitness - Title Announcement Trailer (Nintendo Switch)


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Critic Reviews for Knockout Home Fitness

Ultimately, the only thing that really matters here is determining whether or not Knockout Home Fitness is effective. As is the case with almost every other exercise game, it is. If you stick with it and get those daily stamps, you should be able to notice it making a difference whether you’re working out for 15 minutes a day or an hour. It’s certainly made a difference in my life, but I want to stress this game is not here to hold your hand. It sets a quick pace and expects you to keep up. If you need an exercise game that is a bit more amicable to the beginnings of a fitness journey, you may want to look elsewhere.

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Knockout Home Fitness has a clear objective and target audience: this is a game for people looking to get in shape that replicates a workout routine with a personal trainer. It never really pretends to be much more, like an addictive video game. That will be fine for many people, but if you’re hoping for more, Ring Fit Adventure is still the undisputed champ.

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Knockout Home Fitness doesn't do anything inherently wrong with the selection of short fitness routines it offers, but it fails to support its bare-minimum motion tracking with any extra notable features or gamification to differentiate it from fitness DVDs or YouTube videos. Ring Fit Adventure has blown the fitness genre open on Switch, and with various other alternatives available, Knockout Home Fitness feels a little too limited, old-fashioned, and outclassed by the competition.

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Knoutout Home Fitness is one of the more enjoyable exercise games in existence.

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Knockout Home Fitness is a Switch exclusive competing with the Fitness Boxing series and the expanding number of Switch workout games. I always welcome additional choices, and it manages to hold its own, more or less. But the price might be high for the content of a title that never aims to be anything more than "good enough." Weigh the pros and cons and check out the demo to decide if you want to "Knock out inactivity" with this one.

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With the judges having reached their final decision, it would seem that Knockout Home Fitness doesn't quite live up to its name. It ends up being more of a split decision. If you're looking for a fitness game focused on boxing, it's worth going a few rounds with this one, but otherwise you might be better off with another trainer.

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Knockout Home Fitness is a nice way to keep in shape and the focus on boxing moves does make it stand out from other fitness games I’ve played on the Nintendo Switch recently. When you land those punches in time with the beat it feels really good, but it can be equally infuriating when it incorrectly loses track of the Joycons. It’s a decent game, but it really lacks more unlockables to keep you motivated to play beyond the first few weeks.

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6 / 10.0
GameGrin

Knockout Home Fitness is perhaps not the best fitness game on the market but makes for a decent starting point for those wanting a bite size workout at home.

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