Metascore
42

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 7 out of 10
Buy On
  1. Jan 3, 2011
    50
    If you're searching for some kind of musical workout, this one might be made just for you. Otherwise, there are better dance games out there as well as better fitness games.
  2. Dec 20, 2010
    70
    This game is not for everyone but if you're looking for a fitness game with some SLAM behind it, this may be for you. Just be warned that you will need coordination and the lessons needed to be a little bit more in-depth.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine
    Dec 13, 2010
    65
    If you don't mind solo workouts, Zumba Fitness delivers in spades. [Jan 2011, p.79]
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Nov 23, 2010
    8
    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.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
    5
    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 doThe 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
    0
    Absolutely awful user interface and fails to recognize your moves/movements. Completely unable to even properly teach you the Zumba moves.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 »