Wii Fit Wii

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 63 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
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  1. Wii Fit will help you work up a sweat, but it's not as smooth and fun a workout as you'd probably like.
  2. Wii Fit is the Cliffs Notes version of exercise, and as anyone who’s ever tried a fad exercise program knows, there are no shortcuts to fitness. Nintendo obviously means well, but the balance board will soon enough end up in the same place where every other piece of home fitness equipment does: the garage sale.
  3. games(TM)
    70
    You need to know before paying out for (and therefore committing to) Wii Fit that it has to become part of your daily life for it to mean anything. And if you are willing to commit to it then Wii Fit is a loyal and multitalented trainer. [Feb 2008, p.136]
  4. AceGamez
    70
    When judging Wii Fit overall, you're very conscious of the fact that it doesn't achieve anything for its users that couldn't be managed with a little willpower. Worse still, the most entertaining 'games' in the package are the ones that improve balance rather than promote weight loss or muscle tone, which potentially damage its 'good for you' fun credentials further. With that said, it's true that any exercise is better than nothing.
  5. You can look at Wii Fit in two ways. On one hand it's a pretty comprehensive selection of exercises, cleanly presented and given a novel twist thanks to the board. Alternatively, you can see it as a series of lacklustre tasks that beautifully demonstrate the technical abilities of the board, decorated with the silly lifestyle trappings we're willing to overlook as long as Ninty keep delivering the proper gaming goods.
  6. When all is said and done Wii Fit is a product that can help you lose weight as part of a calorie controlled diet, so in the end that's what really matters with a purchase of something like this.
  7. If you’ve always fancied getting one of those home gym kits that are always in the Argos catalogue and Sunday supplements, then Wii Fit would make an ideal substitute. Without will-power, though, you might want to consider waiting for the inevitable clutch of games to appear that’ll use the potentially excellent balance board in a way that’s just more fun.
  8. There are a lot of workout tools that claim to make working out fun, but Wii Fit actually pulls it off. Using your weight and balance to control the game is both fun and healthy, but the absence of online play and a party mode combined with a steep price tag puts a damper on the experience.
  9. Wii Fit is a decent package, and it works exactly as advertised. But you may outgrow it quickly. Unless you’re already convinced that you’ll want other balance board games down the line, you’re probably better off just going for a nice, long walk.
  10. Wii Fit pushes the envelope due to the board peripheral and the notion of healthy gaming, but lacks fat in areas such as longevity – a staple diet of all software, videogame or not.
  11. Overall, Wii Fit is a good entry for Nintendo's exciting new peripheral.

Awards & Rankings

#5 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
#7 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 146 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 61
  2. Negative: 8 out of 61
  1. Sep 27, 2015
    8
    I'm not really into fitness games, but there's still a lot of fun to be had with this. There are 9 minigames that really come across as actualI'm not really into fitness games, but there's still a lot of fun to be had with this. There are 9 minigames that really come across as actual games, all of which involve testing your balance with the balance board. I'm talking about hula hoops and ski jumping and stuff. There's a really cool one where you have to sit on the balance board and apparently meditate, keeping absolutely still. It's really difficult. I liked the DDR-style step aerobics sequence because I'm really into DDR.

    The game assumes you're playing to lose weight, and it doesn't really know what to tell you if you're underweight. The game can even come across as kind of mean. My mom isn't that fat, but the game kept calling her obese.
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  2. Oct 23, 2013
    7
    Pretty impressive for a game to make exercising fun and it actually makes me sweat more than i do at a gym so if you want to lose weight andPretty impressive for a game to make exercising fun and it actually makes me sweat more than i do at a gym so if you want to lose weight and have a Wii pick this game up. Full Review »
  3. Jul 23, 2013
    10
    "Wii Fit" mixes fun and exercise into one, for a great time to spend losing calories. Guaranteed worth your money, as there are several mini"Wii Fit" mixes fun and exercise into one, for a great time to spend losing calories. Guaranteed worth your money, as there are several mini games that are fun and enjoyable, while you are losing weight along with it. Full Review »