• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Nov 4, 2010
Metascore
40

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 30
  2. Negative: 21 out of 30
  1. 45
    Motion Sports is unfortunately another piece of Kinect software that's closer to shovelware than triple-A. With 6 sports, most of which don't work fully, you'll be hard pushed to find more than a few hours of entertainment here.
  2. Dec 21, 2010
    45
    Its inconsistent controls, poor interface, and general lack of polish keep it from being the entertaining mini-game collection it could have been.
  3. Dec 21, 2010
    41
    With limited variety and motion controls that are far too problematic, MotionSports stumbles out of the gate like a washed-up athlete way past his prime.
  4. Jan 7, 2011
    40
    The best advice to any gamer looking for their next Kinect title from the small library of quality titles is to avoid MotionSports. Here's hoping that the team can take what they learned here and have time to build a sequel that carries out their agenda and also controls well.
  5. 40
    There isn't a single mini-game here that won't seem anachronistic three months from now. [Issue#67, p.90]
  6. 40
    Not even on the paper is Motion Sports as interesting as Kinect Sports, which is more fun and more polished than Ubisofts halfassed effort. It won't make you sweat for any other reason than frustration.
  7. Jan 3, 2011
    40
    Maybe Motionsports original idea, to make use of Kinect possibilites to offer a varied set of sport challenge. was a good one, but ultimately it has been poorly developed and executed, and control doesn't work well enough.
  8. Jan 3, 2011
    40
    What a mess! Ubisoft did a really bad job with Motion Sports. The sports selection is interesting, but the crazy problems with the Kinect interaction transform a potentially nice experience in a boring and frustrating game.
  9. Dec 29, 2010
    40
    The real killer, though, is the amount of time wasted watching loading screens. [Jan 2011]
  10. Dec 21, 2010
    40
    If your biggest complaint about previous such entries is that they didn't include horseback riding, hang gliding or skiing, then MotionSports might get you in front of the TV for a weekend of flawed fun. Otherwise, we suggest leaving this one on the sidelines.
  11. Dec 21, 2010
    40
    Some nice visuals and a reasonably interesting selection of activities, however, MotionSports is rarely an enjoyable experience.
  12. Jan 25, 2011
    35
    Everything about this game is either bog-standard and forgettable (audio and graphics fall under this heading) or broken and un-enjoyable (nearly all of the actual gameplay).
  13. Dec 21, 2010
    35
    With deeply flawed motion controls and a number of other issues, MotionSports fumbles all its potential.
  14. 35
    Spend your $50 on something--anything--else. [Jan 2011, p.81]
  15. Dec 21, 2010
    33
    Overall it's a very disappointing effort from Ubisoft and definitely not worth your time or money.
  16. Dec 21, 2010
    30
    Hopefully this is the last we'll see of the human d-pad experiment. I spend enough time under the thumb as it is.
  17. More Bowel Motionsports. [Feb 2011, p.108]
  18. Dec 21, 2010
    25
    The Kinect might be going through something similar to what the Wii went through early on, but hopefully it gets through the growing pains... this one's gotta hurt.
  19. Jan 2, 2011
    23
    Awful has a new nameā€¦it's MotionSports.
  20. Dec 21, 2010
    20
    Although the graphics are adequate, at least in comparison to the rest of the game's failings, all this is really good for is making Kinect Sports look even better by comparison.
  21. Dec 21, 2010
    20
    Why bother playing this mess of a game when you could be playing Kinect Sports instead?
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Nov 10, 2010
    1
    DONT BUY THIS.

    I can't believe UBISOFT put his name on that product. It's a proof that the company gor for profits not quality.

    The game
    is Barely playable.
    Most of the movement you make are not even registered on the crappy game, preventing you to complete a single task.

    The only Pro is graphics.
    The con ? Everything else!!!!
    Full Review »
  2. Dec 26, 2010
    2
    i was incredibly dissapointed about how poor this game is. The controls are terrible, which is a shame because if it had had a bit more polish it would have been great, but no, it's awful. Full Review »
  3. Nov 12, 2010
    2
    Ubisoft MUST be trying to ruin their good name... there's really no other explanation for how poor their Kinect titles are. The only good thing about this game is the hang gliding - it's actually fun. Every other sport in MotionSports has absolutely terrible controls that do not behave in a reliable way. Occasionally they seem to work, but only enough to cause frustration when you try to repeat the same movement and the game fails to recognize it. If you want to play sports games with Kinect, but you want to actually enjoy the experience, pass on this title and buy yourself a copy of Kinect Sports. Full Review »