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Kinect Joy Ride- Xbox 360

Kinect Joy Ride- Xbox 360
alaScore 81

66 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the graphics. The design is also appreciated. Reviews about the gameplay and controls are mixed. Many are less positive about the price and usability.

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usability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Kinect Joy Ride- Xbox 360 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Kevin_Dermody (

Kinect Joy Ride Review for the XBOX360


What, no blue shells with wings?

Kinect body "controls" work surprisingly well; Gameplay is fluid and chaotic; Great "party" game for looking like an ass

Pricetag is comparable to a full AAA game; ...but the gameplay is more like DLC

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Matt Cabral (

Kinect Joy Ride Review


Few games embody the simultaneous brilliance and ridiculousness of motion-sensing gaming like Kinect's launch day racer, Joy Ride. I mean, here is a title that asks you to hold your hands in front of your body like you're steering a fake car--something...

Joy Ride’s pleasing cartoony visuals earn it some extra points on and off the track; varied locations and personality-filled environments evoke Pixar, theme parks and mini golf courses. There’s also a tacked on, but fun-for-a-few-laughs challenge mode...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Justin Calvert (

Kinect Joy Ride Review


This motion-controlled racer is fun, but it'd undoubtedly be better if you could play it with a regular controller.

Plenty of varied event types ; Online play is lag free ; Stunt events are enjoyably challenging

Controls are imprecise ; Vehicles all offer identical performance and handling ; Only two event types are playable online

Kinect Joy Ride isn't a bad game by any means, but it's also not a good game to release alongside the new Kinect hardware. Rather than showing off what the Kinect is capable of, Kinect Joy Ride is an obvious example of a game that would be better if...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Dan Webb (GT: Webb x360a) (

Kinect Joy Ride


Big Park's Joy Ride is another instance of Microsoft's marketing and product promotion gone horribly wrong. Billed as a free-to-play Xbox Live Arcade title at E3 2009, the arcade-style racer suddenly made the magical shift to Microsoft's Kinect device....

It’s hard to recommend Joy Ride to anyone. If I did, my recommendation would be something along the lines of... “Hey you, buy Joy Ride... it’s meant to be a racer, but it handles like a 60 year old schizophrenic car that has jelly for tyres and is...

Nov, 2010

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Kinect Joy Ride- Xbox 360


As I try to sum my review for Kinect Joy Ride, I am left with two very distinct impressions. The first is that this game is definitely not for diehard racing fans as the content and control will turn them off. On the other side of the fence though is...

Expert review by: T.J. Deci (

Kinect JoyRide


Microsoft's Kinect JoyRide is one of the first retail releases for Xbox 360 to use the Kinect hands-free accessory system. The kart-style racing game is played through a controller-free interface that can sense motion, detect gestures, and pick up spoken

Expert review by: Dexter Pearson (

Kinect Joyride – Xbox 360 Review


Kinect Joyride – Xbox 360 ReviewPosted on November 28, 2010 | No CommentsThe only time my Nan can turn around and tell me she's better at driving than I am.

Rating: 6/10 (Review scores explained).

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: John Elliott (

Kinect Joyride 360 Review


This game was originally announced as a free to download XBLA title that looked like a great way of playing as our Xbox Avatars and a lighter way to enjoy multiplayer. But once Kinect came to light, someone thought it was a good idea to scrap that free...

Visually pleasing ; Well designed game modes

Frustrating Kinect usage ; Terrible Audio ; Great ideas turned bad

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: David Collins (KingQuagmire) (

Kinect Joy Ride


Oh Joy Ride, your metamorphosis changed you. No surprise really, as we knew it would be a pretty drastic jump. Unfortunately though, this new you was a poor move. Is there any way we can put you back in the cocoon and get back what you were originally...

Lots of modes ; Cute art style ; Potentially a great family kart racer

marred by poor controls

It’s unfortunate how Kinect Joy Ride came out. What began as a promising little Arcade game turned into a poor showpiece for a new technology. Part of the reason is the motion sensing itself, and the other part just comes from the nature of racing. The...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Tristan Clark (

Joy Ride (Kinect)


Look elsewhere for joy

Am I being too traditional, too unwilling to embrace a new control paradigm? I don’t think so. No matter how arcade-y the racer, you still need controls that are tight, responsive, and consistent — and Joy Ride has none of those things. The result is a...

Nov, 2010