EyeToy: Kinetic PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 22, 2005
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
Buy On
  1. 60
    Whilst the idea behind Eyetoy Kinetic is brilliant, the execution is flawed, with the technology requiring detailed setup that many people may not be able to achieve.
  2. Technical problems kill any value that Kinetic might have.
  3. 60
    Succeeds where other fitness-oriented programs fail because you are literally an active participant in the program instead of mimicking steps or following commands.
  4. 60
    No matter how you slice it, Kinetic gives back what you jump, move, and punch into it. Though it's not a replacement for an actual trainer or a full-fledged gym, it does provide a little more entertaining spin on the whole exercise idea.
  5. The music was sub-par, and the menus seemed too cumbersome.
  6. The pickiness of the lens attachment doesn't help, either, so you'll have to be seriously committed to your body to get the most from this program.
  7. If you are going to use it, it's an inexpensive investment that's worthwhile.
  8. PSM Magazine
    65
    Does a good job of making a game out of the exercises, but "Yourself!Fitness" is a much more robust and adaptive fitness package. [Dec 2005, p.110]

Awards & Rankings

#99 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. JenT.
    Feb 1, 2007
    10
    The treadmill was getting way too boring especially since my stupid earbuds kept falling out. it was really hard to get myself motivated to The treadmill was getting way too boring especially since my stupid earbuds kept falling out. it was really hard to get myself motivated to exercise daily. but this game is a lifesaver, videogames are more fun to turn on, and the easiest level can get anybody to start sweating. I thought this would be too easy when i first bought it, but it's challenging and fun. a last dorky comment: it's A LOT more fun to pretend you're on ninja training, military training or Stargate commanding training. LOL. that thought makes me keep at it longer and harder. later, maybe ill incorporate the treadmill once again. Full Review »
  2. TracyE.
    Feb 20, 2006
    10
    Kinetic is a great game. When I added a diet along with the twelve week program, I lost 10 pounds the first week. You can see the difference Kinetic is a great game. When I added a diet along with the twelve week program, I lost 10 pounds the first week. You can see the difference in your waist, muscles, and your energy. This game has truly made the difference, I am afraid of missing a workout for fear of anna criticisims (LOL). Anyways, If you are looking for a way to lose weight, tone, AND be sucked into a videogame at the same time this game is PERFECT. Full Review »
  3. ZackM.
    Nov 27, 2005
    9
    This game makes it fun to excercise. It kicks my butt everytime I do it. It's worth the money because it keeps the fat off ya!