Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Dec 19, 2010
    91
    I'm not a fan of working out, but I still enjoy the time I spend with EA Sports Active. After a workout with the game, I always walk away feeling like I just went through the same intensive, full-body workout that I'd only get from hitting the gym five days a week. It's this feeling that sets EA Sports Active 2 apart from the rest of the exercise games on the market, and it's why, if you're serious about getting into shape (and you can deal with the hefty price tag), you should definitely try EA Sports Active 2.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Dec 8, 2010
    9
    Coming from someone who has been working out for 15 years, with real weights in a real gym, I can def recommend EA Sports Active 2 to anyoneComing from someone who has been working out for 15 years, with real weights in a real gym, I can def recommend EA Sports Active 2 to anyone who wants to improve their fitness level. I bought this for my my fiance' and myself to have some fun with working out when neither of us felt like actually doing cardio, and I got a lot more than I expected in a good way. Active 2 comes with a resistance band which is nice but doesn't offer much in the way of resistance for men,although for females and children it's great- but most guys are probably going to want something with a little more weight to it. Luckily EA implemented the feature allowing you to use your own dumbells by telling the game what weight dumbells you are going to use- the game then changes the exercises by using dumbells instead of the resistance band, well done EA. The body tracking on the PS3 version is very impressive, a few times it mistaked me wiping sweat off my head as whatever exercise i was doing- but this was a rare occurrence.

    As far as the actual workouts go i'm 4 weeks in and have been very impressed with the way it scales the intensity and difficulty as you progress through your 3 or 9 week program. It keeps you moving constantly and you will definitely walk away with the feeling of getting a quality cardio/toning workout. I don't want to mislead anyone and have you thinking this program is going to make you jacked because it's not, its meant for weight loss, muscle toning, and overall physical performance improvement.
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  2. Feb 7, 2011
    8
    EA sports really makes your heart pumping in a fun and challenging way. I started with the 9 weeks program three weeks ago on medium level,EA sports really makes your heart pumping in a fun and challenging way. I started with the 9 weeks program three weeks ago on medium level, cut down the 4 a week workouts(!) to two. I catched myself this Sunday doing a third this week. Good variety in number of exercises and pretty decent tracking system on the ps3. I even like the resistance band which smells like peppermint (god knows why). Graphics aren't great, and you really have to turn down the freqency of comment of the trainer otherwise you'll get annoyed really fast. But overall, it does the job, ehmm, more it makes you do the job. a few times a week you I won't get fat and lazy and It´s actually fun to do! Full Review »
  3. Jun 3, 2014
    7
    Great game for the out of shape set---one problem---If you miss a session it seems to be impossible to make it up---Am I right on this or canGreat game for the out of shape set---one problem---If you miss a session it seems to be impossible to make it up---Am I right on this or can anyone suggest a way to make up? Full Review »