Conclusion: Fighters Uncaged is one of the worst cash-ins we've ever had the misfortune to play. If you're into throwing your arms and legs around while looking like an absolute spanner, pick a copy of this monstrosity up. Or you could just, you know, stand on the spot and throw your arms and legs about. See, you don't even need this game to help you look silly either!
Conclusion: Like many first-generation games, it operates better as a technology demo than as an actual game, and shouldn't be taken seriously as a fighting game. However, if you love bare-knuckle brawling and you need a good workout, look for this game in the bargain bin come Easter. Check out our other reviews at www.gamedebateclub.com!
Excerpt: "Punch to start" it says, so I throw a mean left hook. The screen shatters into a thousand pieces, which fall to the ground to reveal the main menu screen. My brain registers a twinge of satisfaction, and I make a mental note to say something pleasant about it in my review: it was quite fun punching the screen to start the game.
Real kicks and punches feel extra aggressive on Kinect.
Common Sense Media
26 February 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Fighters Uncaged is a mixed-martial-arts, streetfighting game that uses the Kinect control system -- meaning you need to physically stand up and throw punches and kicks in the air to defeat your onscreen opponents. There is no blood and you won't see any gory "finishing moves" like the ones that appear in many M-rated fighting games, but since you are actively performing the fighting moves yourself, there is a very aggressive and visceral feel...
Conclusion: Fighters Uncaged is a poor excuse of a video game. If this trash was released as a general game it would get laughed off the shelves so fast the developers of the game would quit their jobs and work at the local butcher shop. Since it is a Kinect game people are going to buy this crap and it is a real shame. I hope people listen to what I have to say and stay away from this game. It sucks. Rating Breakdown Gameplay: 1 out of 10 - This game doesn’t work!!!
Excerpt: Published in the first batch of Kinect launch titles, Fighters Uncaged appears to be a direct competitor of Sony�s The Fight: Lights Out. It basically looks like an attempt to pull in some of the core Xbox 360 userbase (opposed to new casual gamers) and convince them to upgrade to the Kinect motion controller. This title was developed by AMA Studios, a subset of UbiSoft.
Excerpt: Great graphics, great atmosphere but shame about the gameplay. I was really looking forward to this more mature Kinect game but after my lengthy training session and then the fighting bouts, I was scratching my head in confusion. The quick answer is that the biggest problem with Fighters Uncaged is that the title is quite unresponsive. Compared to all the other launch Kinect games, it's like there is an ongoing lag between you and the Kinect sensors.