Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 7 out of 10
  1. Aug 16, 2011
    Flaky detection and awkward menus seriously hamper this dance fitness game.
  2. Jul 12, 2011
    It may be fun and it may make you sweat, but as an interactive fitness companion it's a feeble, infuriating effort that lacks the stamina to compete.
  3. Suffers from being in a big sea of similar titles. [Jan 2011]
  4. 40
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  5. Feb 6, 2011
    She likened the game to the various dance routine videos she owns, which I feel is a fitting comparison for Zumba Fitness for Kinect; a non-interactive set of dance routines where you try to replicate the on screen trainer, with little to no feedback or interaction. Then again, if you wanted a non-interactive dance routine video, you could buy something like Carmen Electra Strip Aerobics and follow that instead of Zumba Fitness's rainbow rhythms disco sensation.
  6. Dec 20, 2010
    Entertaining perhaps for Mum's and younger girls, as you often get rewarded and confidence boosting comments even for not correctly mirroring the dancer/trainer. The rest though will ultimately find Zumba Fitness a rather uninspiring and contradicting experience.
  7. Dec 24, 2010
    In order to dance in front of a TV, without any degree of real interactivity, just buy a DVD to learn some dance steps rather than this joke of a game that is Zumba Fitness
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Nov 23, 2010
    I don't think it's as bad as the other review are saying. It's no means the greatest game ever. The music is good. The tracking is alright. You can trick the game into thinking you are doing better then you are but you can do that with any Kinect game. Overall not bad. Can tell it gave me a real good work out while having fun and that is the whole point of the game. Full Review »
  2. Nov 25, 2010
    The User Interface is buggy and awkward, and can be very frustrating and hard on your arm. The tutorials are not helpful because once you do the move correctly once (even by accident), the tutorial moves on to the next move without letting you practice. Sometimes the game would lose track of your or sign in another Guest instead of detecting your profile. Finally, the graphics are nothing special.

    Once you are in the game, the tracking is fine (especially on lower difficulty) and the selection of music is excellent. The best part of the game is to just get in and play -- skip the tutorials and just exercise. My wife was able to use the game to do her Zumba workout by herself when the roads were too icy to make it to her regular class.

    If Pipeworks were to fix the UI (just let the player swipe and point like other games) and fix the bugs in a Title Update, I'd bump this up to a 6.5 or 7. It's never going to be a AAA title, but it would be worth purchasing by people who love Zumba is it were just more accessible and forgiving.
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  3. Nov 19, 2010
    Absolutely awful user interface and fails to recognize your moves/movements. Completely unable to even properly teach you the Zumba moves. Waste of $50. Get Dance Central instead - it's a workout and is done properly. If I could give this negative 10, I would. Full Review »