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  • Summary: Unleash your inner fighter to beat your friends with your bare knuckles. Discover Fighter Within, the next-gen game that provides you with the excitement of a real fight, throwing you into a total-body combat experience. Test your real fighting skills thanks to the next gen of motionUnleash your inner fighter to beat your friends with your bare knuckles. Discover Fighter Within, the next-gen game that provides you with the excitement of a real fight, throwing you into a total-body combat experience. Test your real fighting skills thanks to the next gen of motion recognition. Kinect for Xbox One arms the game with realistic fighting moves using 1:1 precision movement tracking. Enter a brutal, physical, and liberating world: Next-gen graphics, real-time wounds, sweat, and facial impacts in extreme arena environments and primal animations… Kinect allows you to dive into a realistic experience and really feel the fight. Enter a world of sweat, timing, and training. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 39
  2. Negative: 38 out of 39
  1. Dec 4, 2013
    64
    Fighter Within has plenty of shortcomings, but more importantly, I'm having a lot of fun.
  2. Dec 3, 2013
    40
    With its shallow gameplay mechanics and flawed controls, Fighter Within fails to demonstrate the potential of the new Kinect 2.0 and, ultimately, to provide an entertaining experience.
  3. Nov 29, 2013
    35
    Better than Fighters Uncaged, but that wasn’t too hard. Fighter Within works, and that’s the only positive thing to say about it.
  4. Nov 26, 2013
    20
    The game that actually came out is broken, hampered by a control scheme that doesn't work more than half of the time. This, coupled with the weak writing, means that Fighter Within does a better job of emulating the pain and frustration of actual training — rather than its rewards.
  5. 20
    In every respect, Fighter Within feels hacked together and devoid of interesting ideas or precise execution. The result is a game that would’ve been lousy at the launch of the original Kinect, but on Xbox One it’s just embarrassing.
  6. 20
    A shambolic demonstration of motion control you shouldn't allow within a hundred miles of your Xbox One.
  7. Dec 31, 2013
    0
    We have no idea what happened with The Fighter Within. There was probably a game here at some point, but instead we got a broken, modern day re-imagining of a game from our youth.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 26
  2. Negative: 13 out of 26
  1. Mar 11, 2014
    10
    Actually this game is ok and fun. I know it isn't the game of the year but I guess the purpose of this game is to play it with friends, sweatActually this game is ok and fun. I know it isn't the game of the year but I guess the purpose of this game is to play it with friends, sweat a little and having fun. Expand
  2. Sep 16, 2014
    8
    There are many negative reviews, but may be it is true if you expecting another street fighter. But this game is another level of fitnessThere are many negative reviews, but may be it is true if you expecting another street fighter. But this game is another level of fitness training. Much more engaging then XBox Fitness. For me it reads movements quite accurate, although not perfect. There is plenty of different movements available, but lack of special possibilities of fighters. So I like this game, but for me it is fitness not the gaming. Expand
  3. Apr 4, 2014
    7
    I think this game is an ok game but it does have some bad points but I liked it. It might not be the best game of the year but it might not beI think this game is an ok game but it does have some bad points but I liked it. It might not be the best game of the year but it might not be the worst game of the year but I did have some problems with it but I thought the game was ok and alright with some bad points. Expand
  4. Dec 21, 2013
    1
    This is a terrible Kinect game, and only further proof on how incompetent the device really is. Horribly story, lame voice acting, and yourThis is a terrible Kinect game, and only further proof on how incompetent the device really is. Horribly story, lame voice acting, and your movements are almost never registered. Most of the time, you won't even be moving and your character will attack anyway. Do not give these people any money; they didn't work for it at all. Expand
  5. Mar 14, 2014
    0
    This game represents the level of exclusives of Xbox One, and that he who bought the new Microsoft console can wait: a bad game at all, madeThis game represents the level of exclusives of Xbox One, and that he who bought the new Microsoft console can wait: a bad game at all, made by lazy and mercenarys developers, with a price of a AAA game. Expand
  6. Dec 17, 2013
    0
    This is literally a waste of money. Do something useful with that cash instead.

    The kinect controls barely work correctly making it an
    This is literally a waste of money. Do something useful with that cash instead.

    The kinect controls barely work correctly making it an unplayable mess. Its a disgrace to gaming.
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  7. Nov 28, 2013
    0
    Fighting games and motion controls. Two things that will NEVER work. Those who think the two are made for each other clearly don't have anyFighting games and motion controls. Two things that will NEVER work. Those who think the two are made for each other clearly don't have any understanding of the complexities of a true fighting game. Expand

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