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  • Summary: Put your avatar behind the wheel of a vehicle you select and customize to match your personal style, and drive your avatar WILD. Trick out your avatar with styles and animations to guarantee you'll stand out in the crowd. The game universe constantly evolves and expands with new downloadablePut your avatar behind the wheel of a vehicle you select and customize to match your personal style, and drive your avatar WILD. Trick out your avatar with styles and animations to guarantee you'll stand out in the crowd. The game universe constantly evolves and expands with new downloadable content, including new stunt parks, tracks, cars, car upgrades, avatar clothing and animations, and new events. Once you're all customized, take your avatar out for a spin. Make friends around the world as you catch huge air, pull off crazy stunts, and participate in fun community events. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 46
  2. Negative: 14 out of 46
  1. Dec 15, 2010
    75
    Despite a few hiccups with the tracking and an unorthodox handling of the vehicles, Joyride is a solid racing game at heart.
  2. Dec 15, 2010
    70
    And, like many of Kinect's titles, photos taken of the players capture all the ridiculousness. Kinect's launch-day racer lacks polish, and serious race fans will want to steer clear of its super-casual approach. However, if you're looking for a Kinect title with a fun, wind-in-your-hair approach to the genre, this one's worth taking for a spin.
  3. Dec 21, 2010
    64
    What began as a promising little Arcade game turned into a poor showpiece for a new technology.
  4. Dec 21, 2010
    54
    There are some brief moments of fun in Kinect Joy Ride, but most of the time you'll be too busy fighting the loose controls to really enjoy it. Making matters worse, the game would be an absolute pushover if you played it with a traditional analog stick and buttons. With shallow gameplay and just a handful of tracks, it certainly doesn't justify the $50 price tag.
  5. Dec 21, 2010
    50
    If there wasn't a decent racer attached to the gimmick, I wouldn't recommend it at all.
  6. Dec 15, 2010
    45
    This is a game that feels like an expanded tech demo.
  7. Dec 21, 2010
    20
    Kinect Joy Ride is typically the game that would have won everything to be playable with a traditional controller. Playing it with your body is a real stress, as it is completely approximative and capricious. Even with all your patience and goodwill, it's a failure you have to quickly forget!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Jun 3, 2012
    7
    As with all games, its a guilty pleasure. No doubt the best racing game you could buy for any gaming system. A perfect family friendly gameAs with all games, its a guilty pleasure. No doubt the best racing game you could buy for any gaming system. A perfect family friendly game that people of all ages will enjoy. I'm fifteen, and I still love it anyway. Expand
  2. Dec 13, 2010
    4
    The problem here is one fo concept. It is a bit stupid to try and drive a car standing up and holding nothing in yor hands. Aside of thatThe problem here is one fo concept. It is a bit stupid to try and drive a car standing up and holding nothing in yor hands. Aside of that there are control issues and the game is more suitable for little kids. The racing genre needs a different approach to blossom with Kinect. Expand
  3. Jul 7, 2013
    0
    The game was amusing in the beginning, but after 1 race it would be very buggy and turn left when i wanted to turn right. This game is aThe game was amusing in the beginning, but after 1 race it would be very buggy and turn left when i wanted to turn right. This game is a disappointment to gamers. Expand

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