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  • Summary: Kinect Sports Rivals captures your likeness as a champion and plunges you into a world of sports competition. Take on your friends, rivals and the entire world. Xbox Ones high-res camera instantly scans and creates a detailed, digital you, then drops your champion into the rich world ofKinect Sports Rivals captures your likeness as a champion and plunges you into a world of sports competition. Take on your friends, rivals and the entire world. Xbox Ones high-res camera instantly scans and creates a detailed, digital you, then drops your champion into the rich world of intense sports. With tracking not only of limbs, but fingers, hands, even facial movements and expressions, Kinect Sports RIVALS creates responsive gameplay. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 53
  2. Negative: 8 out of 53
  1. Games Master UK
    May 4, 2014
    85
    Rivals is responsive, accurate, deep, reliable and well integrated. It just needs the space. [June 2014, p.76]
  2. Apr 7, 2014
    75
    Kinect Sports Rivals shows many evolutions on the technical side of Kinect, but still struggles to deliver a flawless experience, gamplay-wise. Across the six sports, however, a good amount of fun can be found.
  3. May 5, 2014
    71
    It's just disappointing that the game doesn't have that much depth, and with few exceptions, its only successes are things that have already been done before with different technology.
  4. 60
    Kinect is still a solution in search of a problem, and while this is an impressive tech demo it’s a largely uninteresting video game experience.
  5. Apr 11, 2014
    60
    In a motion control game it is simple; control is paramount. When Kinect 2.0 behaves, Rare’s creation can be plenty of fun, especially in a social setting. But its lack of consistency breeds a sense of distrust in players, and with that the fun fades. It seems that flawless hands-free motion control applicable to a variety of living room environments continues to remain just out of our reach.
  6. Apr 16, 2014
    54
    You can squeeze a little bit of fun out of Kinect Sports Rivals.
  7. Jul 4, 2014
    30
    Kinect Sports Rivals answers the question “What has Rare been up to?”. Sadly, the game falls short of the mark on almost every category, with the biggest hit being on fun. With three of the six included events ranging from unpleasant to unplayable, you get dragged through dialogue I’d never, ever want to hear again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 30
  2. Negative: 11 out of 30
  1. Apr 8, 2014
    10
    This game is amazing. It offers you pure fun and family entertainment. This is the best Kinnect Sports ever made. It includes an amazing faceThis game is amazing. It offers you pure fun and family entertainment. This is the best Kinnect Sports ever made. It includes an amazing face building technology and brand new modes that will make you sweat.

    It's a must have!
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  2. May 5, 2014
    10
    I held off on buying this game because of the negative reviews about issues people were having with the kinect not responding well. ManyI held off on buying this game because of the negative reviews about issues people were having with the kinect not responding well. Many reviews mentioned frustrating glitches. This was not the case for me. I played every sport several times this weekend and never had any problems once I tilted my kinect into the correct position. Great game and a lot of fun. Expand
  3. Apr 8, 2014
    9
    This game is great fun in parties or big family groups, and offers all the laughs and fun you can expect when a camera generates an athleticThis game is great fun in parties or big family groups, and offers all the laughs and fun you can expect when a camera generates an athletic cartoon version of yourself in game! The game types are very good (though i'm not a fan of the shooting), and the beautiful sunny environments, and events happening in the background, always give the spectators some nice scenery to look at. The Kinect actually works very well in this game. It has picked up every movement of mine without fail. A recommendation to younger family audiences, as well as older parties looking for a laugh. Great game. Expand
  4. Sep 10, 2014
    7
    The game is extremely fun to play with your family, although it is not as good as the older kinect games, it still servers a fun next genThe game is extremely fun to play with your family, although it is not as good as the older kinect games, it still servers a fun next gen kinect experience. What people seem to forget is that the game is a family game, not some run and gun call of duty game. The game would be a lot better if you had the choice to at least use a customizable xbox avatar, or your own personal avatar for your xbl account. Expand
  5. Aug 26, 2014
    5
    Good luck drawing in the buyers for the next kinect sports game. The game is generally cool to play, except the shooting one. It is lamer thanGood luck drawing in the buyers for the next kinect sports game. The game is generally cool to play, except the shooting one. It is lamer than lame for this day and age. It's almost like the nintendo wii sports shooting game. The whole game lacks variety.
    This could have been way better but seemed rushed. Maybe because it was new, I'm not sure but fingers crossed for better multi-sports games.
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  6. May 1, 2014
    3
    No Random Online Multiplayer matchups? Seriously?
    I agree with everything the critics are saying - much of the content was done better in
    No Random Online Multiplayer matchups? Seriously?
    I agree with everything the critics are saying - much of the content was done better in previous iterations. How does that happen? Bowling was better in the original Kinect Sports released 4 years ago. Tennis was better and smoother in KS2.
    And the lack of Online Multiplayer matches with random opponents is a huge dissapointment.
    My thought is this was originally to be a launch release with all the bells and whistles, but due to time constraints (it was pushed back 4 months) it was rushed out as a half-baked game.
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  7. Jan 16, 2019
    0
    I've not played this game, just watched YouTuber's gameplay videos. Yes, In short.....
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    . . . . Garbage. Yes, I just wonder they did
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    Garbage. Yes, I just wonder they did not set 'Backwards Comparability' on Previous Kinect Sports 1&2 games.
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