Fruit Ninja Kinect Xbox 360

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 44
  2. Negative: 2 out of 44
  1. Sep 4, 2011
    70
    Any way you peel it, Fruit Ninja Kinect is a bare bones game about swinging your arms at flying produce. If you're too proud to see the stupid amusement in doing as much, you will hate it. For those of us wanting a bit of silly, mostly mindless fun, it's a refreshing new way to work up a sweat and look like an idiot.
  2. Aug 23, 2011
    70
    As a crazy and explosive fruit salad maker for this summer, it offers the ideal 15min break from your everyday routine.
  3. Aug 19, 2011
    70
    Somehow, though, prancing around like a sweating monkey makes the magic happen, and turns it into the craziest fitness game yet. Never mind UFC Trainer, I may yet get buff from repeatedly removing the stupid tufty hair of imaginary pineapples.
  4. Aug 11, 2011
    70
    It is shallow, but it is plenty of fun and a fine debut for Kinect on XBLA. It is one that can be played on your own and be fun and one that will be a success at parties or when fried and family are around.
  5. Aug 8, 2011
    70
    There's no denying that Fruit Ninja Kinect is great fun when played alone or with friends, and makes excellent use of the Kinect hardware, but it's also a little overpriced when compared with the iPhone offering. You get slightly more content, but I can't help but think you're paying for a beefed up mini-game. Still, if you own Kinect Fruit Ninja is one of the best experiences available for it.
  6. Aug 9, 2011
    67
    The gameplay is addictive, the movements you make are fun, and getting animated with friends will be endlessly entertaining. Just know that if you've already experienced Halfbrick's juicy karate simulator on another platform, you won't find anything new. That is, of course, aside from the multiplayer (slap-fighting) fruit slicing.
  7. Sep 4, 2011
    65
    On Kinect, Fruit Ninja is a nice experience that show its repetitiveness really too quickly, and at the 800 MP price point results hard to recommend.
  8. Aug 23, 2011
    65
    If you're looking for an insane amount of depth or replayability you're not going to find it in Fruit Ninja Kinect. What you will find is an excellent party game with some neat visual flair. If you need a reason to dust off your kinect and feel like having a few buddies over for a night Kinect fun, then Fruit Ninja Kinect is for you.
  9. Aug 8, 2011
    61
    The bright colors and karate chops may be enticing, but this is one impulse buy you can safely pass on.
  10. Aug 23, 2011
    60
    The Kinect controls actually work quite fine, but there's just not enough content here for the price and it gets repetitive too soon.
  11. 60
    It's a fine demonstration of Kinect's abilities, but it lacks longevity. It's fun, but compared to the other Summer of Arcade games its decidedly thin. We're not sure it's worth the price tag when the handheld versions are that much cheaper.
  12. Aug 12, 2011
    60
    One of the greatest Kinect games available, although a bit pricey if compared with the iPhone game. Despite this, it is a fun experience and those who like the idea should consider buying it.
  13. Aug 11, 2011
    60
    Fruit Ninja Kinect is funny and engaging for a short period, but it's also an 800MP game and for that price we would like to have something a little bit more... juicy!
  14. 60
    It's a brilliant use of Kinect, and it's the game they should use on shopfloors to show how responsive and intuitive the kit can be. But it's also 800MP for what amounts to a single motor function in a single mini-game. Even with leaderboard appeal, it's hard to whole-heartedly recommend.
  15. Aug 9, 2011
    60
    Fruit Ninja Kinect is sweet, but it doesn't last long, and you'll soon want something a lot more substantial.
  16. 60
    Fruit Ninja's amazingly simple gameplay is strictly designed to be taken in small, party-based doses - nothing more, nothing less. And for $10, we were kind of hoping for more.
  17. Aug 11, 2011
    58
    Fruit Ninja Kinect isn't a horrible game, and I would be flat out lying if I said I didn't have fun with it. However, where the original succeeds with a quick load time and short-burst play, the Kinect version simply can't hold up.
  18. Aug 8, 2011
    55
    This is a 99-cent app with a $10 price tag.
  19. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Sep 19, 2011
    50
    As a handheld game, Fruit Ninja worked fine, but as a 360 title it's a briefly fun but very shallow affair that will leave most hungry for something more. [Issue#76, p.103]
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Nov 26, 2011
    5
    Its actually a rather generic game. Its not bad, Its actually quite enjoyable. But all you literally do is just wave your arms to chop theIts actually a rather generic game. Its not bad, Its actually quite enjoyable. But all you literally do is just wave your arms to chop the fruit, It gets boring after a while. Especially when it lacks other modes as well. Full Review »
  2. Nov 21, 2011
    10
    Bought this for my sons, ages 9 and 3, and they absolutely love this game. $10 may have been a little high on the asking price, but seeingBought this for my sons, ages 9 and 3, and they absolutely love this game. $10 may have been a little high on the asking price, but seeing how much fun they are having doing their "karate" its been well worth it. Full Review »
  3. Sep 25, 2011
    4
    This is the right idea, Kinect Arcade games. But this is not the way to do it. Ten dollars for a crap mini game you'll tire of within minutes.This is the right idea, Kinect Arcade games. But this is not the way to do it. Ten dollars for a crap mini game you'll tire of within minutes. Not a great way to start off Kinect on the arcade. Full Review »