Excerpt: I’ll admit that I was not quite as excited about this game as I am about some of the others that I get to review. I was pleasantly surprised when the Biggest Loser Challenge turned out to be a fun and motivational way to exercise and move toward a healthier lifestyle. Based on the popular TV weight loss program, the Biggest Loser Challenge brings the workout right into your home.
Summary: If you want a game to help you exercise and get into shape,
The Biggest Loser
may or may not be what you need. I can say that if you want something that’s going to get on your case and push you hard, track your weight loss, or motivate you to keep coming back day after day, you should probably look elsewhere. The exercises are good enough to get you sweating, provided you can get yourself to play the game in the first place.
Pros: Despite how things look, you can work up a good sweat here, and it’s a low impact routine., Balance Board support, A lot of exercises.
Cons: Little or no motivation to come back/continue with a daily routine, Poor graphics, The fact that they try to cut you to literal starvation levels of caloric intake, No physical recipe book included, Absurdly inaccurate tracking of calories burned, Sad attempt at standard weight loss tools – food diary, nonexistent weigh-in, The physical horror of the frighteningly obese unfortunates who presumably comprise the show’s “contestants”
TV-based fitness sim emphasizes nutrition and weight loss.
Common Sense Media
1 July 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that The Biggest Loser is a fitness sim for the Wii based on the TV show of the same name. Unlike some other fitness sims, The Biggest Loser doesn't rely on Body Mass Index (BMI) to decide if a person is the "correct" weight. Rather, players are free to set their own weight loss goals, which the game helps them achieve through exercising with a personal trainer and monitoring caloric intake.
Excerpt: I love exercise based video games. I love to get exercise, so getting to combine two of my favorite past times is a rare treat indeed. The Biggest Loser is part exercise game, and part cooking game. Players learn how to exercise, and how to eat right. The Biggest Loser can help you improve your life, and change your body for the better.
Conclusion: For what it is, they’ve done an admirably good job with this game. Yes the graphics and controls aren’t the greatest, but the vast amount of content more than makes up for the few issues with this game. You can easily get in shape, lose weight and have fun doing it all at the same time. If you like Wii Fit then you’ll love this game really, as I said in the intro it’s like Wii Fit on steroids.
Pros: Much more than just a fitness game, Tons of content besides just exercising, It’s a fun and interesting way to get in shape or lose weight
Cons: Not the greatest graphics, Controls aren’t very accurate
Summary: The Biggest Loser video game is based on the NBC TV show and features the expertise of trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels who will provide comprehensive workouts and nutrition goals to help players transform their lives through diet and exercise.
Excerpt: Fitness and wellness games are becoming more and more the rage these days. From Wii Fit to EA Active and My Fitness Coach, there are many developers and publishers taking part in this developing genre, each with a different take on how to do things. The latest entry is THQ’s The Biggest Loser, based on the TV show of the same name. Is this game just an attempt at cashing in on a hot TV show or does it hold its own against some considerable competition?
Excerpt: Since the release of Wii Fit there have been many fitness-based video-games released. Sadly most of these games rehash the same modes that Wii Fit contains without adding anything else. The newest fitness game released is entitled The Biggest Loser, and sadly this game follows the same trend. Unfortunately, this game will not help players lose a lot of weight, but it will help people kickstart into an exercise routine that will eventually help them in the long run.