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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 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
    Fighter Within has plenty of shortcomings, but more importantly, I'm having a lot of fun.
  2. Dec 3, 2013
    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
    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
    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
    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: 11 out of 25
  2. Negative: 13 out of 25
  1. Mar 11, 2014
    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, sweat a little and having fun. Expand
  2. Jun 27, 2014
    This game really is not as bad as everyone says it is its not amazing but i do find it enjoyable and fun will be used for a bit of fun with friends overall its not that bad. Expand
  3. Nov 25, 2013
    So here's the deal. This is not a 10/10 game. It's not a 0/10 game either. If you're looking for a good game to play around with and have some fun with your friends, it's not a bad choice. Don't expect a 1:1 fighting ratio in terms of your movements. It won't pick up every punch and every dip, but you can have some fun and get a moderate workout from it. It's not terrible either. The Kinect tracks pretty well for me. It's a lot like the Xbox Fitness in that regard. If you're looking for Street Fighter level depth and quality, you're setting yourself up for disappointment. Don't play this for the story, play it for the novelty and the fun of watching your movements reflect in some badass combos. I'd wait, however ,for a price decrease.

    I found it to be fun for what it was. Something I can play with friends and shadowbox like an idiot on a Saturday night.
  4. Sep 23, 2014
    The worst game out for the next-gen consoles. Don't spend your hard-earned money on this piece of **** Go buy some other game, possibly one that doesn't use kinect. Expand
  5. May 1, 2014
    This game, is just stupid.
    It's Buggy.
    The fighters, never do anything you want them to do.

    This has to be the worst Kinect game I've
    played, don't waste your hard earn money on this crappy game. Expand
  6. Nov 22, 2013
    Don't trust any of these reviews given this terrible game a 10/10. Nice try Ubisoft. This is the worst game ever on kinect and the worst xbox one launch title. Expand
  7. Dec 6, 2013
    Why is the kinect having so many issues with games? The worst part about it is we as consumers keep forgiving Microsoft for this garbage. This game is the last straw! I was hoping that the XBOX kinect 2.0 would actually work. I know its their first game, but they should have at least find the problems from the original kinect and make an attempt to fix them. The only thing that works in this game is punching. yay... Stupid story, combos don't even work half the time, and the menu navigation is even worse then sonic free riders from 2011. I'm done with kinetc games from now on and hope you are too. Expand

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