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EA Sports Active (Wii)

EA Sports Active (Wii)
alaScore 90

200 reviews

Oct, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analysed 240 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and design. The graphics and usability also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability. There are some critical opinions about the controls.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the EA Sports Active (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Dave Rudden (techadvisor.co.uk)

EA Sports Active review

 

EA Sports Active is a collection of keep fit games for the Nintendo Wii that will give Nintendo Wii Fit a run for its money.

As a long-time Wii Fit user, it was going to take some serious effort to knock that game out of my fitness regimen. EA Sports Active, however, was up to the task, providing better exercises with an excellent user interface. I've been using EA Sports...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Rich T (gamebosh.com)

EA Sports Active

 

The success of Wii Fit has spawned numerous copy-cat exercise games for the Wii, and now even Electronic Arts are getting in on the act. Usually EA Sports games allow you to step into the role of famous sports figures and do their day job with a...

Choose from numerous workouts of varying length and difficulty ; Your actions in real life are (technically) mirrored on-screen ; Keeps you active and gets you sweating ; Awards to earn and goals to complete keep you coming back ; Cheaper alternative...

Not ideal for play above ground floor ; Doesn't really copy your exact actions ; You'll need to change clothes before/after play ; It's not a magic bullet for perfect health/weight

If you're lucky (read: wealthy) enough to own a Wii Balance Board, then you can utilise this in the title as well, but for anyone who can't justify £70+ for Wii Fit, this half-price alternative should prove equally effective and give you a nice change...

Expert review by: Danielle Riendeau (gameshark.com)

EA Sports Active 2.0 Review

 

LetÂ's Get Physical. Again

Raises the bar for the genre, new sensors and heart rate monitor allow for much better workouts, online component essentially create a metagame not unlike an RPG, rock-solid routines

Graphics are functional but plain, some odd timing in certain activities

Danielle Riendeau is a regular contributor to GameShark and is the cohost of Jumping the Shark , GameShark.com's official podcast. She's also a serious workout warrior.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Brian Ekberg (au.gamespot.com)

EA Sports Active 2.0 First Look

 

The next fitness game from EA is coming for the Wii and PS3, and we've got a first look.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (gamesradar.com)

EA Sports Active

 

In better shape than Wii Fit?

Some exercises are actually fun ; Enough different activities to keep workouts fresh ; Very effective alternative to Wii Fit

Not exactly exciting graphics ; Sometimes doesn't recognise your movements ; Resistance band doesn't offer much resistance

At times the game doesn’t recognize your movements, which is frustrating. And the wires connecting the Wii remote and Nunchuk can get in the way of your shoulder presses. Fitter players might find the resistance band included doesn’t offer enough...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: CRAIG HUMPHREYS (evergeek.com)

EA Sports Active

 

Though a year or two late to the Wii fitness party, EA enters the fray with both thighs blazing in EA Sports Active. Truth be told, stacked up against Wii Fit, Active stacks higher.

Jumping into the videogame-fitness craze with both feet, EA looks to take on Wii Fit as the preeminent interactive exercise regimen of choice with EA Sports Active.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Michael Knutson (gamezone.com)

EA SPORTS Active Review

 

Time to feel the burn!

EA Sports Active is a really great first effort game. The developers at EA Sports laid a really nice foundation for the next game that will inevitable come in the series. Hopefully they will tighten up the controls as this will make for a better game....

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Huntress (gameplanet.co.nz)

EA Sports Active (Wii) - Gameplanet Review

 

We were well impressed with this one; it offers great value for money, with plenty of variety and flexibility, plus the option to workout with a friend… EA have well and truly nailed it.

Large selection of workout options and exercises ensures you will never grow bored; easy-to-follow video tutorials for each exercise; working out with a friend is always a great motivator

the nunchuck cord gets in the way of some exercises; lifestyle and nutrition surveys… meh... who needs 'em

You'll never workout alone…

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (binarywoman) (gamefocus.ca)

EA Sports Active

 

EA is trying to challenge us to think differently about fitness on the Wii with their new program, EA Sports Active. Complete with thigh strap and resistance band, the game gives us what other's have tried, our own customizable fitness trainer in a...

Choose from 30 Day Challenge, preset workouts or assemble your own ; Trainer is very enthusiastic and encouraging ; Trophy award system for personal growth ; Video's easily show how to do each exercise ; Inexpensive alternative to gym membership while...

Journal survey to graph system feels last minute ; No calorie intake system despite emphasis on calories burned ; Lack of user BMI despite height, weight and age stats ; No exit of exercises and many are easily cheatable

Work out with friends and family

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Danielle Riendeau (gameshark.com)

EA Sports Active: Personal Trainer Review

 

The new reigning champion of videogame fitness.

Plenty of exercises and activities, a fantastic 30-day structure, great presentation

Occasional control issues, the included resistance band is a bit wimpy

My friend, you?d best heed my words: the bar has been raised by a considerable margin. Whether you?ll be content to sit on your laurels and reap the rewards of being the first remains to be seen, but you?d better not ignore the ambitious runner in the...

Jun, 2009