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Kinect Sports

Kinect Sports

Immerse yourself as never before in the excitement of six major events from the sporting world. Your body is the controller, with nothing to come between you and the action. Punch, kick, run, jump, bowl, spike, smash; Kinect tracks all your moves. Anyone can play and it's fun all the way. Join your friends on the road to sporting glory!

Kinect Sports

Welcome to the games! Glad you could make it. You won't regret signing up for the sporting event of a generation.

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  • Platforms: Kinect for Xbox 360
  • Genre: Sports
  • Developer: Rare
  • Released: 2010-11-04
  • Game Rating: US: E10 | EU: 12+
  • Players 1-4
  • Co-op 2
  • 1 MB to save game
  • HDTV 720p/1080i/1080p
  • Kinect sensor required
  • In-game avatar
  • User generated content
  • Activity level: active
  • Co-op 2
  • Online multiplayer 2-4
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Kinect Sports Media

  • Kinect Sports Ultimate Collection Trailer

    Kinect Sports Ultimate Collection Trailer
  • Kinect Sports Party Pack Trailer

    Kinect Sports Party Pack Trailer
  • Kinect Sports: Dev Diary Part 2

    Kinect Sports: Dev Diary Part 2
  • Kinect Sports: Dev Diary Part 1

    Kinect Sports: Dev Diary Part 1
  • Kinect Sports: Family Trailer

    Kinect Sports: Family Trailer
  • Kinect Sports: Calorie Challenge Trailer

    Kinect Sports: Calorie Challenge Trailer
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Or Soccer, to those on American shores. Join the fast-moving action at Lotus Park. Football can be played solo against a computer-controlled team, with two human players (co-operative or competitive) or in one of the challenge modes. Defend, pass, line up a shot and hammer the ball past the keeper!

You Are The Controller

Use the pass targets to get the ball past the other team's defending players. Don't wait around or you'll be tackled. When you make it to the goal, take a shot! When defending, step into the ball's path to block a pass. If the other team reaches your goal, use any part of the goalkeeper's body to connect with the target and save the shot.

Mini Games

Super Saver challenges you to watch the ball target and block the striker's shots! Each goal costs you one of three chances. Lose all your chances and the challenge ends.

Target Kick puts you in the striker's shoes, racking up points by kicking the ball at the targets. Outwit the keeper and quickly hit all the targets in each group for a time bonus.


The high-tech alley known as Neon Lanes is the only Bowling destination you need. Play solo and aim for the perfect game, or take turns against rival bowlers live in your living room or across the globe. Tackle the challenges and try out new shots in the most fluid and intuitive Bowling experience since, well... Bowling!

You Are The Controller

Just use natural Bowling movements. Reach out to pick up a ball, swing your arm and release the ball in a smooth, controlled motion. Changing the direction of your swing influences where the ball travels. Add spin by bringing your arm across your body as you release the ball. Try out different amounts of spin!

Mini Games

One Bowl Roll asks you to knock down as many pin setups as you can! Different setups appear as you progress. You're allowed five misses before the challenge ends.

Pin Rush is speed-based. Knock over as many pins as you can within the time limit. The whole rack must be toppled before a new rack appears. Reach set totals to earn a time bonus. Try using both hands!

Track & Field

Head to Flame Stadium for five events in one: Sprint, Javelin, Long Jump, Discus and Hurdles. Will you test your skill in a single event or your stamina over the full pentathlon? Play against a friend in the same room or over Xbox LIVE? Challenge a computer-controlled athlete or aim for a personal best? Maybe try them all!

You Are The Controller

Sprint: Keep up a steady running-in-place motion to reach the finish line first.

Javelin: Run in place until you reach the green throw zone. Use an overarm throwing motion to launch your javelin.

Long Jump: Run in place to build up speed. Jump on the spot when you reach the green jump zone. Speed and timing both count!

Discus: Use a powerful throwing motion to launch the discus from a standing position. Try stepping forward to add momentum.

Hurdles: Keep running in place all the way to the finish line. Jump when the hurdle ahead turns green!

Mini Games

Any of the Track & Field events can be played separately by selecting Mini Games.

Table Tennis

At the Blade Center, players are locked in intense combat at opposite ends of a table. You're welcome to step inside and rally your way to victory (in singles or doubles) against friends, Xbox LIVE contacts or formidable computer-controlled rivals. Maybe the rapid-fire reaction challenges are more your style...

You Are The Controller

To serve, toss the ball in the air and then swing to hit it as it falls. When your opponent returns the ball, intercept it and swing again. To direct your shots, swing to the left or right. Swing early for the best result. Try to make the other player struggle to reach the ball by varying the strength and direction of your shots!

Mini Games

Paddle Panic gives you two paddles, a time limit, and a relentless onslaught of Table Tennis balls. Swing away to return as many as possible before the timer ticks down to zero.

Rally Tally reverts to a single ball and the goal of maintaining a rally for as long as possible. Get in the zone! As soon as a shot slips through, the rally ends along with the challenge.


Looking for a match that's a little more direct? Welcome to Boxing at Tornado Gardens. At this legendary venue you can either square off against a real fellow competitor or make up for a losing streak by taking the fight to a computer-controlled boxer. Don't let your guard down – a lot can happen in three rounds!

You Are The Controller

Success comes from a combination of offence and defence. Mix up your strategy by punching high and low, and cover your face or torso with your hands to block high or low. Pull your shoulder back before punching to deliver a Power Punch. Winner is decided by knockout, TKO, or judges' decision after the final round.

If you blindly attack when your opponent is blocking, you'll boost the power of their next punch. Block well and this boost will also apply to you, but remember it's short-lived. If your opponent manages to stun you, try to block successfully until you recover. Knocked down? Punch all the stars floating overhead to get back on your feet!

Beach Volleyball

Treat your avatar to a day at Waveside for a hot and hectic game of Beach Volleyball. Get into the rhythm of passing, setting up attacks and blocking. Partner with a second player or face them from the other side of the net. Fetch a computer-controlled team into the fray for a friendly match to hone your skills...

You Are The Controller

To serve, throw the ball up and deliver an overhand, underhand, or jumping hit. To pass, get into position when the ball target appears and use any part of your body to hit it to your teammate. Jump when you see the indicator and spike the ball over the net. Use your arm movement to help direct it to the left or right. If you're close to the net, jump to block incoming attacks!

Mini Games

Bump Bash is survival of the nimblest as computer opponents try to hit you with stuff! Watch for the target and avoid as many decoy objects as you can before you run out of chances.

Body Ball is a test of reflexes and coordination. When the ball comes your way, hit it with the body part called out (head, hands, or feet). How well can you score with three chances?

Party Play

A variety pack of multiplayer fun. Red Team versus Blue Team in party games from all six sports!

With a room full of players split into two teams, crazy mascot characters let loose in the field and bonus points raining down like confetti, Party Play is made to provide maximum entertainment amongst friends. The in-game Party Host will keep things flowing smoothly until the final results. Then, team spirit willing, you may demand a rematch!

Party Games

Games are based on all six main sports and chosen at random by the Sport Spinner. Some games ask a Red Team and Blue Team player to compete simultaneously, while in others they take turns. At the end of each round, points are added to the teams' running totals.

Each party takes place over six rounds, so the best team size is one to six players per team, helping ensure that everyone gets a turn. In theory, there's no upper limit on the number of people who can get involved!


The full list of Xbox 360 Achievements available in Kinect Sports.

In Training (10G)
Reach level 10 and earn the Amateur badge

Turned Pro (20G)
Reach level 20 and earn the Professional badge

People's Champion (30G)
Reach level 30 and earn the Champion badge

Master Class (40G)
Reach level 40 and earn the Master badge

Sports Star (50G)
Reach level 50 and earn the Legendary badge

Pin Win (30G)
Win a game in Bowling

Neon Lanes Champion (10G)
Win a game in Bowling (Champion difficulty)

Doing the Splits (15G)
Clear a split in Bowling

Wood Chipper (15G)
Break the lane with a high ball in Bowling

Turkey Triumph (15G)
Get a Turkey (3 strikes in a row) in Bowling

Ball Blitz (25G)
Score 350 or more in the Pin Rush Bowling mini-game

Clear Up! (25G)
Score 10 or more in the One Bowl Roll Bowling mini-game

King Pin (15G)
Score more than 250 in Bowling

And the Winner Is... (30G)
Win a match in Boxing

Tornado Gardens Champion (10G)
Win a match in Boxing (Champion difficulty)

TKO (15G)
Win a match with a technical knockout (3 knock downs in 1 round) in Boxing

Kiss the Canvas (15G)
Knock down your opponent with an uppercut in Boxing

Comeback Kid (15G)
Win a match after being knocked down 4 times in Boxing

Stunning Recovery (15G)
Survive an entire stun sequence without being hit in Boxing (Professional or Champion difficulty)

They Think It's All Over... (30G)
Win a match in Football

Lotus Park Champion (10G)
Win a match in Football (Champion difficulty)

Hat-trick Hero (15G)
Score a perfect hat-trick (1 header, 1 left foot & 1 right foot goal) in a match in Football

...It is Now! (15G)
Win a match by scoring a goal in the last 10 seconds in Football

Beat the Gull-keeper (15G)
Scare the bird from the crossbar using the ball in Football

Golden Gloves (25G)
Score 100 or more in the Super Saver Football mini-game

Sharp Shooter (25G)
Score 80 or more in the Target Kick Football mini-game

Golden Boots (15G)
Score 5 goals or more in a match in Football (Professional or Champion difficulty)

Head of the Table (30G)
Win a match in Table Tennis

Blade Center Champion (10G)
Win a match in Table Tennis (Champion difficulty)

Roll Them Over (15G)
Force your opponent to roll 3 times in a match when reaching for the ball in Table Tennis

To the Left, to the Right (15G)
Win 2 games, one with each hand in Table Tennis

Have It! (15G)
Win a match with a smash in Table Tennis

Return to Sender (25G)
Score 60 or more in the Rally Tally Table Tennis mini-game

Paddle Perfection (25G)
Score 150 or more in the Paddle Panic Table Tennis mini-game

Table Top Triumph (15G)
Win a match conceding no points in Table Tennis (Professional or Champion difficulty)

Points Mean Prizes (30G)
Win a full contest in Track & Field

Flame Stadium Champion (20G)
Win a full contest in Track & Field (Champion difficulty)

Turbo Pants (20G)
Gain a boost start and boost finish in 100m

Circuit Breaker (20G)
Break some electrical equipment within the stadium in Javelin

Windmill Wonder (20G)
Perform a windmill manoeuvre in Long Jump

Dire Distance (20G)
Throw the discus less than 4 meters in Discus

Juggernaut (20G)
Win a race after knocking down every hurdle in Hurdles

Beach Brilliance (30G)
Win a match of Volleyball

Waveside Champion (10G)
Win a match of Volleyball (Champion difficulty)

Ultra Combo! (15G)
Score a point from a perfect bump, set & super spike in Volleyball

Look, No Hands! (15G)
Score a point by heading or kicking the ball in open play in Volleyball

Networking (15G)
Perform a block move (by jumping at the net) in Volleyball

Body Brilliant (25G)
Score 85 or more in the Body Ball Volleyball mini-game

Bump-osaurus (25G)
Score 130 or more in the Bump Bash Volleyball mini-game

Sand Master (15G)
Win a match conceding no points in Volleyball (Professional or Champion difficulty)

DLC: Party Pack

Pew Pew Pew! (25G)
Score 360 or more in the Pinvaders Bowling mini-game

Invasion Thwarted (30G)
Knock down 50 pins or more in 4 seconds in the Pinvaders Bowling mini-game

Biff Sock Kapow! (25G)
Score 12 or more in the King of the Ring Boxing mini-game

Wild Rush (20G)
Land 5 or more punches on a dizzied opponent in the King of the Ring Boxing mini-game

Style Shot Show-off (25G)
Score 50 or more in the Super Striker Soccer mini-game

Goals on a Roll (20G)
Score 10 consecutive goals or more in the Super Striker Soccer mini-game

Target Teaser (25G)
Score 130 or more in the Target Smash Table Tennis mini-game

Have That Too (30G)
Hit 3 or more consecutive smashes in the Target Smash Table Tennis mini-game

Fruit Machine (25G)
Score 50 or more in the Fruit Splatter Volleyball mini-game

Kilometer King (25G)
Score 1000 or more in the Rapid Runner Track & Field mini-game

Critics' Quotes

"This game is a fun, generous package that demonstrates effortlessly the potential of the tech that powers it, and is all too easily imagined sitting comfortably inside the disc trays of family-focused Xbox 360 owners long after Christmas has passed." – Edge

"As party games go, Kinect Sports is infectiously good fun." – The Telegraph

"Kinect Sports isn't the first game to bite Wii Sports' style, but it's one of the few to best it in execution." – Game Informer

"This collection of 'six major events from the sporting world' not only serves as a good demonstration of what Microsoft's new hardware is capable of, but is also accessible and fun for the whole family." – GameSpot

"Kinect Sports is labeled 'Very Active' on the back of the box, and you can doubt that at your peril. And I was crawling back for more." – IGN

"This is one of those games that pretty much requires additional players to really be worth your while, but if you do have some companions to play with, Kinect Sports can be precisely the kind of riotous party experience you would want from this type of game." – Giant Bomb

"The fact it comprehensively knackered me out for three days running is testament to just how fun and replayable an experience it provides  and there are plenty of nice touches for newbies, like badges as XP and avatar extras to unlock." – CVG

"You might feel/look silly running in place and pretending to throw an invisible javelin, but once you realize that you have spent the past few hours playing a truly enjoyable game (that also happens to perfectly match your movements) without ever once picking up a controller, it's impossible to be unimpressed." – G4TV

"Beneath this gloriously bonkers exterior beats the heart of an extremely impressive full-body sports game... If you want your Christmas to be characterised by tears of laughter, this is an essential purchase." – Official Xbox Magazine (UK)

"The important thing, especially for those wanting to show off their new toy, is that Rare's work on Kinect Sports really demonstrates what the camera is capable of when it's used by a capable developer. If you've already got the hardware to play it on, consider Kinect Sports a must-have." – Kotaku

"As a lively, funny, polished and varied genre title that will slap a smile on the face of the most jaded cynic, Kinect Sports does its job admirably. Just watch out for dangling lights." – Eurogamer

"A bonus: unlike most of the other Kinect launch titles, the A.I. in Sports can be cranked up far enough to keep even hardcore gamers busy for a while. Now, who wants to bowl?" – Official Xbox Magazine (US)

Top Quote
"Want to play some cooperative doubles table tennis? Or just punch some people in the face online? You can, and should." – Giant Bomb