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Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360

Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360
alaAverage 4.1

450 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 450 reviews of Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Games Accessories for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the size.

price, usability, design, reliability

On average, users rate this product 89/100 and experts rate this product 75/100.

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Expert review by: Brian Klug (anandtech.com)

Microsoft Kinect: The AnandTech Review

 

For better or worse, new user interfaces are all the rage right now in the console gaming scene. Nintendo was first to the block in 2006 with 3D motion-controlled user interfaces, leveraging a unique combination of IR sensors and 6-axis MEMS...

Dec, 2010

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Expert review by: Jeffrey L. Wilson (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360

 

Microsoft's revolutionary motion gaming add-on not only meets expectations, but shatters them.

Affordably priced. Revolutionary motion sensing that very rarely misses an input. Excellent voice recognition.

Relatively small motion sensing zone.

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Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Ross Miller (engadget.com)

Kinect for Xbox 360 review

 

And just like that, all three of the major game consoles now have some semblance of motion controls. Unlike the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation Move,

Powerful technology ; Voice commands really work ; Yoga, dance games show real potential

Requires lots of room space ; Launch lineup could be better ; Hand gesture UI can be very slow

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Jeff Bakalar (cnet.com)

Microsoft Kinect review

 

With its emphasis on fun over graphics, the Nintendo Wii has been the surprise hit of the current generation of game consoles. It's taken a few years, but Sony and Microsoft have finally answered the motion-gaming call with the PlayStation Move and the...

Controller-free motion gaming; full-body motion sensor; solid game library at launch; voice control; games will have you very active; almost impossible to fool.

Timing-based learning curve; menu and video navigation is occasionally wonky and gets old fast; requires a lot of room to play; majority of games require standing; hard-core gamers may not feel satisfied; requires separate power supply when used with...

With its impressive body tracking and unique, controller-free experience, Kinect is great for casual gaming parties and workouts--assuming you have enough room to play it.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

Microsoft Kinect Review - PCWorld

 

Reasonably priced

Accuracy problems

Intrepid but flawed, Microsoft's Kinect motion-sensor for Xbox 360 offers true controller-free gaming at a reasonable price, but suffers from serious accuracy and tracking issues.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Mike V. (original-gamer.com)

Kinect Review

 

The future of gaming or just another gimmick?

After being able to experience Kinect and some of its available games, the Kinect is no longer the joke we thought it was. It has lived up to some of the hype and promises made by Microsoft when they first announced it back in 2009. The control-free...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (itp.net)

Microsoft Kinect

 

With Kinect Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo now all offer gaming without the use of a traditional joystick or gamepad

Kinect is a fantastic accessory that will extend the Xbox 360's user base to new audiences. That said, for the moment there's no killer game that will make the Xbox 360's current fan base run down to stores with their wallets. This is compounded by the...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Shawn Baker (tweaktown.com)

Microsoft Kinect - Fun for just One or Everyone?

 

I've never jumped, hopped and skipped so much in my life. I saw the pearly gates, but live to tell you about Kinect.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Eric Neigher (gamepro.com)

Kinect Review

 

Thereâ�€�™s no denying that Kinect is a fascinating piece of technology that has the potential to help continue the evolution of gaming into new and exciting frontiers. Unfortunately, you cannot write a review based purely on potential, as reviewer...

An engineering marvel; has the potential to add genuinely new genres to gaming; when it works, it astonishes

Requires too much room to maneuver; doesn't work well with simultaneous players; lag time is exceedingly disconcerting; expensive; often fails to match movements one-to-one; generally feels "unfinished

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Jeff Buckland (atomicgamer.com)

Kinect Review

 

When Sony and Microsoft both said they wanted their latest console platforms to last in homes for a full decade, the enthusiast gamers out there (including me) scoffed at the idea. There was just no way that these platforms were going to last that...

One of the weirdest things about this game is that Microsoft spent the cash to license a ton of high-profile music to play in between points and plays, but it only plays a few seconds at a time. So while you'll hear songs like Queen's "We Are the...

Nov, 2010