Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
Buy On
  1. Tackling the relatively brief career mode is sweat-inducing fun in the harder difficulties, and I enjoyed the retro Power Pad appeal. However, the pad constantly needs to be re-centered in front of your TV and it’s not wide enough for two adults to squeeze onto.
  2. While the game is successful in some areas and downright creative in others, Active Life: Outdoor Challenge is not be the most entertaining or most beneficial way to get in shape.
  3. All in all, Active Life: Outdoor Challenge separates itself from Wii Fit as its own game, and succeeds quite well at it. While the different activities have a dearth of variety, it is still a fun experience for all ages.
  4. As the second true title to promote healthy activity and get people off the couch and moving, Outdoor Challenge does have a good array of games to get people up and moving. Sadly, the motivation may dwindle after a period of play.
  5. I'd definitely suggest checking out Active Life: Outdoor Challenge, especially if you've got a house full of young ones that you'd like to see be a bit more active when it comes to their gaming time.
  6. 72
    The games are fun, diverse and work surprisingly well in conjunction with the mat and Wii remote.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. CarolV
    Feb 20, 2009
    9
    Wonderful exercise. I am 62 years old and find it hard to have the "gym discipline." This game takes care of that. I have a competitive Wonderful exercise. I am 62 years old and find it hard to have the "gym discipline." This game takes care of that. I have a competitive nature, and this just fills the bill. Excellent exercise, challenging, and lots and lots of fun! Hope I can now get the metabolism up and lose some weight. Full Review »
  2. TomL
    Jan 7, 2009
    9
    I'm sure many hard core gamers will frown at the graphics, but that's not the point of Outdoor Challenge...It's meant forI'm sure many hard core gamers will frown at the graphics, but that's not the point of Outdoor Challenge...It's meant for active, family gamers! Most games will give you leave you catching your breath. You'll get a workout with this one. Everyone in our family is really enjoying this game.
    We've had it for a week now and the mat looks like it will hold up rather nicely over time. Money well spent!
    Full Review »
  3. RandallHardin
    Dec 31, 2008
    9
    I think this game is great. I am not going to compare it to something like Halo or a contender for the greatest game ever, it is a fitnessI think this game is great. I am not going to compare it to something like Halo or a contender for the greatest game ever, it is a fitness game. Keeping in mind its goal, this game can and will get you in shape. It also keeps track of your progress, further motivating you to improve. The intertwined use of the Wii controller and pad show true evolutionary thinking. I am looking forward to other titles from this group. Full Review »