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. Aug 12, 2011
    100
    It's a perfect time waster that doesn't take much in the way of set-up to get into, and the Kinect functionality is really spot on.
  2. 90
    Fruit Ninja Kinect is a game that many people will instantly enjoy, and the Kinect controls make it much more accessible to those who may be averse to traditional control schemes.
  3. Aug 8, 2011
    90
    It doesn't just set a high bar for the flock of touch-based apps which will almost certainly follow in its footsteps to the Kinect platform -- it sets a pretty intimidating precedent for the platform altogether.
  4. Aug 8, 2011
    88
    Sensei says: this year's fourth Summer of Arcade title is another gem – particularly if you think of Fruit Ninja Kinect as a party game.
  5. Aug 10, 2011
    87
    One of the most entertaining Kinect games thanks to the high levels of light hearted and direct fun it's capable to deliver, expecially if played with friends. A great debut for Kinect on Live Arcade.
  6. Aug 19, 2011
    85
    Halfbrick Studios has a runaway hit on their hands here, as my aching arms will attest to. While having an exuberant amount of fruit slashing fun, you are for sure getting a work out here. Have a care not to overdo, because you just get carried away by the silliness and fruit juice splashing fun.
  7. Aug 8, 2011
    83
    Fruit Ninja Kinect feels like an Eyetoy game from last gen -- and if you're familiar with Sony's attempt at motion gaming this shouldn't surprise you -- but the level of precision feels much better executed here thanks to the technology.
  8. Aug 31, 2011
    80
    With all sorts of fun score challenges, bonus fruits, combo rewards, and that big red fruit at the end of each session where you get to go crazy, Fruit Ninja Kinect is a great way to liven up any party or gaming night. And if you have younger kids; they are going to go Fruit Ninja crazy for this game. It's a bit over-priced, but still a worthy addition to your XBLA collection.
  9. Aug 19, 2011
    80
    Like all good party games, Fruit Ninja is a bit bland by yourself, but add some friends into the mix and it becomes a goofy good time. You won't spend a lot of time with it when you play, but it'll be a surefire hit at your get-togethers.
  10. Aug 18, 2011
    80
    But considering the speed of your movements, the hardware still does an admirable job of tracking your Ninja gymnastics.
  11. Aug 16, 2011
    80
    Despite the high price it's a funny little game to play! You can pick it up any time and play it with a friend, something that wasn't possible in the original Fruit Ninja game.
  12. Aug 16, 2011
    80
    At 800 Microsoft Points, some might turn their nose up at this Kinect-enabled version of the mobile favourite, but Fruit Ninja Kinect genuinely doesn't deserve such quick dismissal.
  13. Aug 16, 2011
    80
    All in all, Kinect Fruit Ninja delivers a lot of fun for $10. It's not a very in-depth experience, but for a game about chopping fruit, how much depth could there really be?
  14. Aug 11, 2011
    80
    If you're having fun, does it really matter if you're sitting in your living room or on a bus? It may be that if a game is entertaining then it's doing its job, and Fruit Ninja Kinect gets that job done.
  15. Aug 10, 2011
    80
    Simple enough that anybody can play, incredibly addictive and offers short bursts of fun in both a single and multiplayer capacity, making it perfect for groups of all ages and skill levels. Quite simply, Fruit Ninja Kinect has all of the ingredients of a classic party game.
  16. Aug 10, 2011
    80
    The simple fingertip swiping motions of Fruit Ninja scale up to a full-body experience with ease, and while some might balk at the price difference between platforms, Kinect owners hungry for something, anything of quality will find plenty of curiously cathartic, fruit-annihilating fun for their $10 here.
  17. Aug 8, 2011
    80
    It doesn't tie itself down by abiding to unnecessary console conventions. We hop in for a 60-second challenge, fail a few times and crawl to the kitchen for some water, leaving the game behind until we once again feel the irresistible urge to fuck up some fruit.
  18. Aug 8, 2011
    80
    Ultimately, Fruit Ninja Kinect is a surprisingly impressive port that plays better than the touch-screen original. If you can't stand the smartphone original, the addition of Kinect controls aren't likely to sway you, but if you are one of the many with Fruit Ninja on your phone, then this is well worth your 800 MSP ($10 USD). The only real reason to hold off is if you're planning on buying The Gunstringer, as Fruit Ninja Kinect is included for free with that game.
  19. Aug 8, 2011
    80
    Fruit Ninja Kinect isn't a remarkably deep or long-lasting experience, but it's a smart adaptation of the mobile hit that delivers intense, albeit short-lived bursts of enjoyment. Plus, it provided me the sorest Kinect-related limbs I've had since the launch.
  20. Aug 8, 2011
    80
    Its $10 price point may be the only thing that would keep someone from picking up Fruit Ninja Kinect. Even still, it's unquestionably enjoyable, and easily the best version of Halfbrick's popular title.
  21. 76
    Though it doesn't have the pick-up-and-play capability of its handheld predecessor, Fruit Ninja Kinect is fun in short bursts and at social gatherings.
  22. Aug 23, 2011
    75
    There are a couple of problems with how the game is controlled, but they mostly do not affect the fun and mindless gameplay experience that Fruit Ninja Kinect should (and does) offer.
  23. Aug 19, 2011
    75
    If you're looking for a fun, spaz-tastic diversion or ultra-simple party game, look no further.
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 »