Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 15 out of 16
  1. Nov 23, 2010
    Awkwardness abounds in this messy Kinect sports collection.
  2. Dec 10, 2010
    Perhaps Sports Island Freedom is best summed up by the person I forced to help me test out the multiplayer mode. His verdict, following several long minutes of tedious menu navigation and 48 seconds of gameplay: "What is the point of this? It is appalling."
  3. Dec 16, 2010
    Creatively and conceptually bankrupt.
  4. Dec 20, 2010
    This is an example of what not to do with Kinect, although it has two positive things: skating and archery, which are well implemented and fun sports.
  5. 35
    Stay far, far away. [Holiday 2010, p.58]
  6. Dec 2, 2010
    A collection of barely playable mini-games with dodgy physics, poor controls and not an ounce of charm.
  7. Dec 30, 2010
    Sports Island Freedom introduces ten sports, including the all-time-favorite tennis, beach volleyball, dodge ball, archery and paintball. Unfortunately, as the control is inaccurate, the game quickly gets annoying.
  8. Jan 11, 2011
    Sports Island Freedom is a bad game. This Hudson's franchise wasn't good on the Wii, and now it's really clumsy even on Xbox 360, due to its control problems. The sports selection is quite good, but the final result doesn't match Kinect Sports'.
  9. Dec 27, 2010
    A rotting, steaming pile of awful.
  10. Feb 6, 2011
    Overall Sports Island Freedom is probably the worst game I've ever had to review. The best advice I can give you is don't purchase this game and instead purchase Kinect Sports or Motion Sports, either or will be a thousand times better and much more fun.
  11. Jan 4, 2011
    Deca Sports Freedom is merely an O.K effort and one that fails to ignite any real passion.
  12. At once percent per game we're being generous. [Feb 2011, p.108]
  13. 30
    If you were to judge the capabilities of Kinect based solely on Sports Island Freedom, you'd be likely to think the device was a horrible failure. The menu is a mess that's hard to navigate, and things just go downhill from there. The controls are awful across almost all disciplines. Get Kinect Sports instead.
  14. Jan 2, 2011
    A hilarious attempt at a sports game that just doesn't work.
  15. Nov 19, 2010
    Definitely one to avoid.
  16. Dec 21, 2010
    For some reason, I get déjà vu while I'm playing this game because surely the developers, especially Hudson would have learnt by now that games like this are not acceptable on the Nintendo Wii, especially on the XBox 360.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 3 out of 3
  1. May 2, 2011
    When I first threw this game into my 360, I was a little excited...I wanted to see if a game with varying sports had any sort of depth. I was sincerely let down, the game lacks any linear gameplay, you can fight and play against the same opponents over and over again, mainly because defeating a character does not push you forward, instead you go back to the menu screen where you can again choose play.

    The controls, what to say about the controls...well first of all, I am not sure what XBOX was doing allowing this game to hit the market. I have seen the Hudson logo before, but this time I acquainted anger with its presence. Half of my 30 minutes of play were trying to navigate back and forth through the menus while aiming at the right options. Some options you hover over take a second or two to choose. Others just click as soon as you pass over them so you are stuck trying to go manipulate the hand to go around certain options very slowly.pfffft.

    DarkZX said it well. This is by far the worst game I have ever played. I bought 5 kinect games with my system and this is the first one I tried. (Deca Sports) I am hoping the others are better. Fingers crossed.10/100 and next time you beta test a game, please make sure you can navigate through the menu.
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  2. Jan 9, 2011
    Hey everyone, DarkZX here, I just want to say before you read this review, this game will piss you off in so many ways imaginable. Anyways continuing, the game introduces 10 sports, all of which are hard to play due to horrible controls. It was a ridiculous excuse for an idea that has been overused many many times. The only reason I am not giving this game a 0 or a 1 is because it is a good filler game (game to let out your anger on while waiting for a new game). There isn't anything else to say about this game.

    Final Rating: 21/100
    Consensus: Don't buy it.... seriously buy another game that actually has a little something called good controls.

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  3. Mar 22, 2014
    Probably one of the worst games that I have ever played, the controls were awful you have to be really precise with your movements and thanks to kinect's poor tracking I failed a bunch of times. BIGGEST WASTE OF MONEY!!!! Full Review »