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Kinect Games

Updated on June 24, 2010

Microsoft Kinect is the new motion-control device from Microsoft to be used for the Xbox 360. Formerly code-named Project Natal, Kinect will allow you to be able to control video games by moving your body around. The specialized cameras will be able to track all of your movements, and your actions will be translated on screen. You won't have to hold controllers anymore while worrying you may accidentally toss it through your TV screen. You also aren't held down by cables and unnatural movements.

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Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures!
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This list of Kinect games will be constantly updated as new games are announced and released. Also, any games that are available for sale or pre order, you'll be able to find a link in this article.

Xbox 360

You will need an Xbox 360 in order to play all of these games, plus the Kinect accessory. If you already have an Xbox 360, then you just need Kinect.

If you don't have an Xbox 360, then get the best deal on one now, by ordering their newest Elite console. It has 250GB hard drive, built-in Wi-fi(usually an additional $90), and it's Kinect ready.

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All Kinect Games

Every single game on here is compatible with Kinect. Some of them will be exclusively Kinect games, while others will still use a controller and incorporate some Kinect motion control elements in them.

Alrighty, here is the list of all of the games that are or will be available for Kinect... I will include Amazon links so you can go read reviews or purchase it with free shipping on most Kinect games.

Your Shape Kinect

Your Shape was a mildly popular video game for the Nintendo Wii, that incorporated a camera similar to the Kinect, but not as advanced. The Kinect version of Your Shape will definitely be one of the top fitness games available for the accessory.

Your Shape is a cross between a workout DVD and a personal trainer, allowing you to be able to do a workout from home, while also being able to receive instant feedback on your form, as well as encouragement when you are doing it correctly.

According to the manufacturer, you can "burn calories your way — choose a personal trainer to help you meet your specific fitness goals, take a yoga or martial arts class, or play fun family-friendly minigames. As you exercise, you'll receive specific feedback on your every move, thanks to the game's real-time precise tracking system. You won't notice how hard you're working until you see the results!"

Your Shape Fitness Evolved - Xbox 360
Your Shape Fitness Evolved - Xbox 360

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Kinect Sports

Kinect Sports is probably going to ship with the Kinect, but that has not been confirmed yet.

You'll be able to play different kinds of games using the Kinect motion controls, such as soccer, beach volleyball, table tennis, bowling, boxing, and even some popular track and field events.  If you're playing soccer, just kick the ball, or head it when it gets to you.  Brush up on your bumping and spiking skills while playing the beach volleyball.  Get a good workout in, and have fun boxing by making sure that you block, dodge, and throw punches correctly.

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Kinect Sports
Kinect Sports

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EA Sports Active 2.0 for Kinect

EA Sports on the Wii took the Wii Fit games and exercises to a whole new level. The problem was, you had to use a leg band to put the nunchuk controller in and you had to move in just the right way for the game to measure it.

With EA Sport Active 2.0 for Kinect, you won't need to use controllers. The game will be able to see your various movements, and let you know if you are doing the exercises properly or not.

Due for release on November 16, 2010, EA Sports Active 2.0 will feature a heart rate monitor that will be able to be tracked in the game, allowing you to be able to maximize your workout. The game will also feature a 9-week exercise program, that can adapt to your skill level, so that you'll definitely be pushed in order to get maximum gains, but you won't be overwhelmed by exercises that are out of your league.

Worried about getting bored with the workouts once you have done them all? Well, EA has announced that that you'll be able to download additional workouts via Xbox Live, but there are 70 new exercises in the game as it is.

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EA Sports Active 2 - Xbox 360
EA Sports Active 2 - Xbox 360

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Dance Central

The Wii game "Just Dance" was a runaway success that many people didn't see coming.  Now, MTV Games and Harmonix are wanting to cash in on the excitement of that game, by coming out with a dance game for Kinect.

Dance Central will definitely feature some of the hottest tracks because MTV is involved, so you'll know they'll be hot.  M.I.A., No Doubt, Bell Biv Devoe, and Lady Gaga all have tracks in the game, plus many more artists!

The game features more than 600 moves, which is a ton, and 90 full dance routines.  If you need to practice then they have a special mode for that, and when you're ready for the big time, you'll be able to hit the stag with your moves.  Kinect will be able to track all of your moves, letting you know if you're doing them properly or not.

MotionSports Kinect

This game, from Ubisoft, is taking Kinect sports games to a new level, and an original level hasn't even been determined yet!

So far, only 3 games have been announced (via the trailer), and they are football, soccer, and downhill skiing.  The graphics looked pretty nice!

MotionSports: Play For Real
MotionSports: Play For Real

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Kinect Adventures

Enjoy various outdoor (and out of this world) adventures.  You'll be able to experience these adventures by moving your body around using the Kinect device, and you'll be able to have some fun times.

You'll be able to go river rafting down some crazy rapids, having to lean side to side at the right times.  You'll be able to float around and explore space.  There's obstacle courses where you'll have to dodge some stuff, and jump over others in the mountains.  You'll also be able to explore the ocean like never before, all from your living room by using Kinect and your body movements.

The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout

The Biggest Loser is a very popular television show, and their game for the Wii got decent reviews.  The problem was, that the balance board was so limited.  With Kinect, you're not tied down by cables or having to use a board, it's just your full body movement.

Get trained by Bob and Jillian, and get customized workouts that suit you and your body size.  You'll also be able to compete in various challenges, as well as track your nutrition.

In addition to a butt-kicking, you'll also be able to get some great helpful fitness and nutrition tips for when you're trying to lose weight. 

The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout - Xbox 360
The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout - Xbox 360

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Kinect Joy Ride

In the first Project Natal promo (the codename for Kinect), they showed a racing game, with the whole family being involved.  Kinect Joy Ride will be a fun kart-racing game for the entire family.  It will be the first racing game that will require no controller.

Here is what the manufacturer's description says:

"Kinect Joy Ride" reinvents driving and Kart racing by adding massive jumps and full body stunts to the classic Kart racing action. With a host of cool features and game modes you can take off for the ride of your life by yourself, pick up a co-pilot or team up with your friends and family to take on the world.

Kinect Joy Ride
Kinect Joy Ride

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Game Party in Motion

This game, from Warner Brothers, is a remake of a popular Wii game, that will allow you to play all kinds of games using your body and various motions.  It will allow you play over 15 different mini games that will include all types of games.

  • Shooting hoops,
  • Darts,
  • Table hockey.
  • and tons more...

All of these will be controlled by you moving your body around to do the various actions needed for each game.

The game will also allow you to play by yourself, with friends locally, and even on Xbox live against other people!  You'll also be able to connect to Facebook to brag about your various achievements in the game.

Zumba Fitness Kinect

Zumba is an exercise style that is gaining huge popularity.  It combines Latin dance moves with other popular types of dance steps, with an aim towards fitness.  This video game bring the gym class right into your living room, so you'll be able to do the exercises, get in great shape, and have fun dancing all at the same time.

It features nine different dance styles that you'll be able to learn and hopefully perfect.  There are over 30 different tracks of music and routines to go along with them!  Whether you are a Zumba star, are you've never even heard of Zumba before, you'll be able to find a game mode that is perfect for you.  They have training modes, beginner modes, and when you've learned those, you can take your video game workout to the next level with the intermediate and advanced modes.

Zumba Fitness - Kinect - Xbox 360
Zumba Fitness - Kinect - Xbox 360

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Deca Sports Freedom

Deca Sports was a popular game on the Wii as well, but Deca Sports Freedom takes it to the next level.  You won't be tied down to having to use a balance board and controllers.  You'll be able to control 10 different sports games by only moving your body around.

  • Boxing,
  • Paintball,
  • Dodgeball,
  • Mogul Skiing,
  • Figure Skating,
  • Tennis,
  • Archery,
  • Beach volleyball,
  • Kendo,
  • and Snowboard cross.

That is an awesome list, and it is sure to be fun.  This game also allows you to get online and test your controller-free athletic skills against people all over the world.

Dance Masters

From the people who started the video games revolution with Dance Dance Revolution, Konami brings their new Kinect game, Dance Masters.  No mat needed for this, just your amazing (or not so amazing) dance moves.

You'll following along with the dance choreography on screen by doing the poses it tells you to do at a certain time.  If you're able to dance along with the dancers the whole time, that is great and you'll get more points, but it's not necessary to pass a level.

Bowing, turning, stomping, posing and hand motions all combined together make this game look pretty fun.  This game got really great reviews at the E3 2010 expo, even from just regular nerdy guys.  The women in your life (or if you are a woman) will absolutely love this game.

Sonic Free Riders

This game, featuring your beloved SEGA Character Sonic, is a hover-boarding extravaganza, allowing you to move back and forth, and race other people on hover boards. Not only will you have to duck, dodge and turn to avoid the obstacles on the various racing levels, but you'll also have some fun power-ups and weapons to use against your competitors. Just pick up a weapon (in the game of course), and toss it at a competitor by using a throwing or tossing motion.

Sonic Free Riders - Xbox 360
Sonic Free Riders - Xbox 360

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Microsoft is bringing a way for your kids to have a ton of fun with Kinect, by being able to train and play with virtual pets on the screen, just by moving their bodies around.  The pets will begin to learn your voice, and they'll grow closer to you and build up a relationship.  When you call out to the animals (using the Kinect voice recognition abilities) the animals will come running towards you.  You'll also be able to teach them various commands,

If your kids have been begging for a pet, but you know that you'll be the one who ends up feeding it, cleaning up after it and taking it for walks, then why not get your child this Kinectimals game, and that will allow them to still have a pet without all of the hassles that a real pet can bring when kids don't take care of the animal.


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Adrenalin Misfits

According to Konami, the makers of the game, "With Adrenalin Misfits, we wanted to use Kinect for Xbox 360 technology to provide consumers with a fun and interactive experience that is unparalleled in the industry. Now it's easier than ever for anyone and everyone to master crossboard riding."

There are a few different modes, allowing you to compete against other crossboarders either in solo mode, or with another player right there in your room.  You can also compete in free roam mode, allowing you to go around the different worlds on your crossboard.


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      8 years ago

      It's nice that videogame industry are taking considerations of helpful and healthy entertainment.

      Nice hub!

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      8 years ago

      i wish modern warfare 2 was kinect

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      8 years ago

      ive already pre-ordered kinect and i cant wait.


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