Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Dec 6, 2011
    If you are motivated to lose that holiday weight (or gaming-on-the-couch-for-20-hours-a-day-playing-Skyrim weight), then Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 is the right fit.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Nov 22, 2011
    Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 is one of the few fitness games that really delivers on its promise of allowing you to get a gym quality workout in your living room. I have the previous game, and I feel this one improves on it in virtually every way. Whereas the first game was almost an experimental foray into the capabilities of the Kinect hardware, this game delivers an expansive and interactive workout program. I have been going to the gym five days a week since I was 18 (I am 37 now) and it is so easy to get into a rut and lose motivation. This game (although weather this is a "game" or something more is a subject of debate) continues to motivate you with a series of activities, classes, and challenges. Unlike fitness videos or computer programs, there is a steady stream of feedback and encouragement. It can't make you want to workout, but it helps you get the most out of the endeavor. While I doubt that you could put on real muscle with these activities (as i believe you need more resistance and probably a high testosterone level) if you are looking to burn calories than you have come to the right place. You can work individual muscle groups, takes the classes, or play the game like activities such as brick breaker or jump rope. Some of the selections seem childish to the point of silliness, however they are remarkable effective at elevating your heart rate. As an aside I should mention that while you can work yourself out hard with Fitness Evolved, you certainly dont have to. My kids (6, 4, and 2yrs old) like the activities and could care less about the calorie burn. One of the nice features is that several players can play sequentially, allowing rest between excercises. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who wants a viable alternative to the gym. Full Review »
  2. Mar 3, 2012
    I bought this game a few days ago, as a way to do workouts already prepared for me, because I can't put a workout together to save my life, and I hate going to the gym! So far it is fantastic. The different activities and workouts really get your body moving in different ways! they are fun and keep you motivated, wanting to beat your previous score. I'm also very impressed with how well the Kinect works! It picks up everything your body does and can tell you when your lung isn't quite low enough, or how accurate it can stimulate bouncing a soccer ball on your knees! And all the options are great, such as warm ups, activities, dance classes, and yoga! I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a fun and motivating way to work out! Full Review »
  3. Nov 28, 2011
    Great game ! A lot of stuff in this one ! They did a great job with the new body parts categories : it's now clearly a tool for me to fix my back problems. Accessible, quick and sweaty efficient : that's all I asked ! Full Review »