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Microsoft Kinect game list

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Last updated: 1/29/2012 Added Summer Stars
Last updated: 1/24/2012 Added Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 and added more demo links
Last updated: 1/14/2012 Added Kinect Rush
Last updated: 11/23/2011 Updated review scores and added demo links

XBOX marketplace: all current Kinect demo’s

Here’s a list of current and upcoming Kinect games. This will be periodically updated with latest information and any reviews/video’s.
Raised concerns:
  1. Not being able to use it sitting down: Microsoft confirmed you can use it when sitting down provided game supports it. Gunstringer is 1st game to support this and demo’s also showed Fable Journey
  2. Lag issues: some games you do see some lag but I did not notice any lag issues in Kinect sports. E.g. table tennis is fast paced and works wonderful. So it depends on the game and it’s important to checkout a review or a demo if available
  3. No ‘hardcore‘ games: several ‘hardcore’ games has been announced but so far most games don’t have a lot of depth and are more casual games.
Here’s a list of confirmed Kinect games:
Title Release date & Rating Comment
Adrenalin Misfits (Konami)
Nov. 2010

5/10
Downhill extreme sports
Video E3 demo:
Adventures of TinTin (Ubisoft)
Dec 6th, 2011

5/10 (gamespot)
7/10 (Eurogamer)

Main game is played with controller. Kinect is only offered for a few mini-games. According to reviews game is little bit short and easy
Gamespot Video Review
Big League Sports (Activision)
Nov.8th, 2011

5/10(123Kinect)

6 sports games: baseball, basketball, golf, hockey, soccer, football. Similar concept to Kinect Sports Season 2.
Blackwater Kinect
Oct, 2011

5/10(123Kinect)

Cabela’s Adventure Camp
Nov 1st, 2011

7/10 (123Kinect)

Carnival Games
April, 2011

6/10 (123Kinect)

Codename D (Suda 51)
2011
Not much info yet. Trailer:
Child of Eden (Ubisoft)

June 14, 2011

8.5/10

On-rails shooter. Reviews have been very good.
E3 Trailer:
Crimson Dragon (Grounding)
2012 Demo shown Sept ’11. You control dragon movements with leaning left/right and down/up and can shoot with your hands.
Dance Central (MTV games), $49.99
Add the free demo to your download queue
Nov. 2010

8/10
8.5/10
Video E3 demo:
Dance Central 2
Add the free demo to your download queue
Oct 25,2011

9/10 (IGN)
8.5/10 (gamespot)

New songs (40), 2 player co-op mode
Dance Masters (Konami)
Nov. 2010

6/10
6.5/10
Video E3 demo:
Deca Sports Freedom (Hudson)

Nov. 2010

3
10 events: Tennis, Boxing, Archery, Paintball, Beach Volleyball, Dodge Ball, Kendo, Mogul Skiing, Snowboard Cross, Figure Skating.
Poor reviews since generally control is often poor. Instead take a look at Kinect sports which is one of the best Kinect games currently.
Disney Adventures Kinect
2011 Nov.15

7/10(Eurogamer)

8.5/10(vgrevolution)

Kids game. E3 2011 demo:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP8bqV92zl8
Dr Kwashima’s Body & Brain Exercises (Namco Bandai)
2011 March Demo is out now.
EA Sports Active 2
Nov. 16, 2010

7/10 (ign)

Video E3 demo:
Fable The Journey
2012? E3 Video demo:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2Q1dgegSIo
Fighters Uncaged Kinect (Ubisoft)
Nov, 2010

2/10
3/10
Poor reviews.
Forza Motorsports 4 Kinect
2011 Oct.11

8.5/10 (gamespot)
9.5/10 (ign)

New Forza 4 game with some additional Kinect features: browse interactive 3D car models, head tracking to look sideways, optional Kinect mode to steer with hands. See also Forza 4 cars interiors
Ghost Recon Future Soldier
2012 March 6
Demo showed you could grab a weapon and aim with 1 hand and shoot with other hand. Info and video:
Gunstringer (Twisted Pixel, Microsoft publisher)
Add the free demo to your download queue
2011 Sept.13

8.5 (gamespot)
8/10 (ign)
4/10 (Eurogamer)

Reviews are mostly positive but I recommend trying demo first. It’s basically a shooter partially on rails but you use your left hand for jumping and moving left/right and with right hand you aim and shoot by flicking hand up. It also has elements of platforming (both 2D and 3D worlds). One of the first games that you can play sitting down.
Official trailer:
First 15min gameplay:
Game Party: In Motion (Warner Bros)
Dec. 2010

1.5/5 (about.com)
7/10 (123Kinect)

16 mini games like Hoop shoot, Darts, Rootbeer tapper, table hockey,… User Reviews have been fairly poor overall.
Video:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (EA)
Nov. 16, 2010

2.5 / 5
Kinect mode for Harry Potter game for 1 or 2 players in co-op team play.
Haunt (Xbox Live Arcade 800 points)
Add the free demo to your download queue
2012 January

7/10
(Eurogamer)

8/10 (Kinectaku)

First person perspective game with flashlight and cartoon ghosts.
Demo gives you good control impression but not quite as varied as later levels.
Fun game but could be more challenging as it targets a younger audience
Gameplay video by KinectAddict
Joy Ride
Add the free demo to your download queue
Nov. 2010

6 / 6.5
Video:
Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft)
Nov. 5, 2010
Just Dance 3 (Ubisoft)
Oct.7, 2011

8.5/10

Review: IGN Review
Nov. 2010

6.5 & 7
Comes free with Kinect.
Video:
Kinectimals
Add the free demo to your download queue
Nov. 2010

7/10
7.5/10
Video:
Kinect Rush
March, 2012 Video: Kinect Rush trailer
Nov. 4, 2010

7.5 & 8
One of the best Kinect games currently.
Bowling, Boxing, Soccer, Table tennis, Track & Field (jump,hurdles,javelin), Volleyball. Also has several mini-games.
Videos:
Oct.27, 2011

6.5 (gamespot)
7 (vgchartz)

Golf, Darts, Baseball, Skiing, Tennis, American Football
Decent sequel but not as good I think as previous one and there are some lost opportunities in some of the games to add more dept (except Golf perhaps).
DLC: Kinect Sports 2 Challenge pack
Video E3 Golf Demo:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNGKOgrqRVE
Tennis hands-on Gamescom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad_9Imf-jy4
Darts hands-on Gamescom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhR_cUxvd7M
Sept.7, 2011

6/10 (gamespot)

8/10 (Kinectaku)

7/10 (123Kinect)

Michael Jackson The Experience
April, 2011

6.0 (gamespot)
Generally reviews say it’s an average game with some playability issues but probably you like it if you’re a Michael Jackson fan
Michael Phelps Push the limit
Add the free demo to your download queue
Nov, 2011

5/10 (Kinectaku)

Video: Michael Phelps Push the Limit – How to Play Trailer
Motionsports (Ubisoft)
Nov. 6, 2010

3.5 & 4.5
Downhill skiing, hang-gliding, soccer, equestrian, football, ….
Video:
Generally poor reviews. Again instead take a look at Kinect sports.
Motionsports Adrenaline (Ubisoft)
Add the free demo to your download queue
Nov.2011

2.5/10 (gamespot)

6/10 (123Kinect)

5/10 (Kinectaku)

Wingsuite, kayak, kitesurf, extreme ski, mountain biking,rock climbing,parkour, extreme trampolining
PowerUp Heroes (Ubisoft)
Add the free demo to your download queue
Oct, 2011

3.5/5 (Joystiq)

5.5/10 (ign)

Video Trailer: Ubisoft trailer
Rise of Nightmares (Sega)
Add the free demo to your download queue
2011 September

5/10

8/10 (123Kinect)

Reviews were little bit below average. Gamespot preview gameplay:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2EibS_vXOQ
Hands-on E3 2011:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKavuUBS-kk
Ryse
TBD 2012 E3 2011 video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noKUH-PUHCI
Sonic Free riders (Sega)
Add the free demo to your download queue
Nov. 2010

4.5 & 7.5
Both bad and good reviews so try the free demo first.
E3 demo:
Summer Stars
2012 Q2
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

2012 April
Video E3 2011:
Steel Battallion: Heavy Armor (Capcom)
2012 Steel Batallion: Heavy Armor trailer
The biggest loser: Ultimate Workout (THQ) Q4 2010

7/10 (oxm)

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
March 2012
Virtua Tennis 4
2011 May

5.5/10 (gamespot)

6/10 (123Kinect)

Kinect mode is pretty decent and unlike Kinect Sports Season 2 you can run left/right and to the net. But Kinect is ony used for exhibition games and not tournament modes.

Video: Virtua Tennis 4 kinect tutorial

Trailer: http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/sports/virtuatennis4/video/6307540/virtua-tennis-4–kinect-trailer

Winter stars
2011 Nov. 8th

4.5/10 (gamespot)

8/10 (123kinect)

7.5/10 (ms xbox world)

Events: bobsled, figure skating, freeride skiing, short track, ski flying, snowboarding, snowboard cross, snowmobile, triathlon

Video: Official Winter Sports Trailer

Wipeout (Activision) & Wipeout 2
2011 June
7/10 (IGN)

1/10 Wipeout 2(Kinectaku)

Reviews have been mixed
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzqX00rmCEA
Your shape Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft) Nov/Dec 2010

7 & 7
“Choose a personal trainer to help meet your fitness goals, take a Yoga or Martial Arts class, or play fun, family-friendly mini-games”
Your shape Fitness Evolved 2012 (Ubisoft)
Add the free demo to your download queue
Nov.8,2011

7.5/10 (IGN)

8/10 (123Kinect)

Video:
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 trailer
Zumba Fitness Party (Majesco)
Add the free demo to your download queue
Nov.2010
4
Zumba Fitness Kinect Trailer
Gamespot review gave it a 4 out of 10.
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