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11 Video Games That Keep You Active

Wii Fit

Wii is an exergaming (video games that require a form of exercise) video game developed by Nintendo EAD Group No. 5 and published by Nintendo in 2007 in Japan and 2008 in the rest of the world. The game allows you to use a peripheral known as the Wii Balance Board on which the player can stand during the exercises. The game features various exercises from yoga, strength training, aerobics training and balance training.

Wipeout: Create & Crash

Wipeout: Create & Crash is an interactive action video game developed and published by Activision for the Xbox 360 Kinect, the Wii, the Wii U and also the Nintendo 3DS. The game is based on the popular TV show owned by ABC Inc. that sees the public and celebrities compete in grueling courses that will test them to the limit. The games require you to jump, swerve and duck on ready made maps or player created maps.

Active Life: Outdoor Challenge

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Active Life: Outdoor Challenge is a video developed by h.a.n.d Studios and published by Bandai Namco Games in 2008 for the Wii. The player uses a special mat that records the players movements and also the Wii remote in order to complete a variety of outdoor actives such as kayaking, snowboarding, cart adventures and obstacle courses.

Walk It Out

Walk It Out is a video game developed by Hudson Soft and published by Nintendo for the Wii console. The game’s aim is to try and get you to walk, you are placed in a massive open world where you are free to walk and interact with the environment with the more you walk the more features, characters and better looking the world you are walking in becomes. The game features over 120 songs which you can walk to and offers detailed cards of estimated calories you have burned and miles walked.

We Ski & Snowboard

We Ski & Snowboard is a video game developed and published by Namco Bandai in 2008 in Japan and published in the rest of the world in 2009. The player uses a Balance Board for the Snowboarding minigames and uses the Wii Remote for Skiing minigames. The game features over 7,000 over courses to snowboard or ski on on different modes such as School mode, Slalom Challenge and Half-Pipe as well as Resort mode.

Wii Sports Club

Wii Sports Club is a sports video game developed by Bandai Namoc Studios and Nintendo EAD and published by Nintendo for the Wii U in 2013 with some of the sports in the game added later on as downloadable content. The game uses the Wii Remote to perform actions in different sports, with sports including Baseball, Golf, Tennis and Boxing.

Xbox Fitness

Xbox Fitness is a video game and training course developed by Sumo Digital and published by Microsoft for the Xbox One in 2013, it was released as an downloadable service that updated regularly up to 2017. The game featured famous trainers such as Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson, Tony Horton and Shaun T as your mentors. It is made up of videos of the mentors that give you instructions and example on video with the player using the Kinect remote and other peripherals such as heart beat sensors to monitor your progress during the workouts.

Just Dance 2018

Just Dance 2018 is a dance rhythm game developed by Ubisoft Paris and published by Ubisoft in October 2017. The game is the latest installment in the yearly video game and is playable on many devices including the Xbox One, PS4 and the Wii U featuring all the biggest songs of 2017 and a new mode called the Double Rumble and also a brand new kids mode that is slower, gives more tips and gives kids specific choreography.

Shape Up

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Shape Up is a fitness game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft in 2014 for the Xbox One. The game includes tons of workouts in a fun way such as boxing activities where your job is to punch asteroids, squat to the moon and lift the elephant. The game also allows a camera to put you on the corner of the screen in order to see if you are doing your workouts correctly and also gives you an estimate of calories burned.

Dance Central Spotlight

Dance Central Spotlight is a music rhythm game developed by Harmonix and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox One exclusively in 2014. The ultimate aim of the game is for the player to mirror the dance moves of the characters on screen. It has two modes, standard and fitness modes with fitness mode being more intense in order for you to burn high amount of calories.

Zumba Fitness

Zumba Fitness is a video game developed by Pipeworks Software and published by Majesco Entertainment and 505 Games with help of the Zumba Fitness LLC company. The game was originally released in November 2010 for the Playstation 3, the Wii and the Xbox 360. The game requires you to use the Zumba Belt peripheral and also the special remote from whatever console you are using. In the game you are required to mirror the actions of the figure you see on screen and maintain a high enough score or lose the level.

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