UFC Personal Trainer review round-up: Highly recommended

By Posted 28 Jun 2011, 12:27

Sports and fitness-related video games are becoming quite popular these days, with more and more people choosing this option over an expensive gym membership. The great thing about fitness games – such as Get Fit with Mel B, Zumba Fitness, Wii Fit Plus, EA Sports Active 2 and Your Shape – is the fact that they literally cater for everyone, no matter what level of fitness you are at.

One fitness-related video game that comes highly recommended by the reviewers however, is the much-anticipated UFC Personal Trainer game. In fact, according to BLACKBIBLE over on the gamerfitnation.com website, UFC Personal Trainer – which is developed by Heavy Iron Studios and published by THQ – is the greatest fitness game ever, and deserving of its perfect 10/10 rating.

Not only does the UFC Personal Trainer game detect all your movements with pen-point accuracy, but it also detects power, speed and pace. Working with mixed martial arts trainers will be a big help when it comes to reaching your fitness goals, as you will receive a lot of encouragement along the way. The great thing about this game is that training gets harder the further you progress.

Meanwhile, Squid over on the gamentrain.com website gave the UFC Personal Trainer game an overall score of 4.5 out of 5. According to this reviewer, the UFC Personal Trainer game is like a gym, a trainer, a motivational tool, fitness manual and a guideline all on one disc. Each coach in the game has workout programs built around their styles and teaching techniques, so gamers will have plenty of routines to choose from.

A great part of this game is the ‘Player Tracker,’ which enables users to track a number of different things including their goals and personal rewards. Although this reviewer notes that the game does have some minor flaws, they still highly recommend it. Greg Ellwood from the entertainment-focus.com website also gave the UFC Personal Trainer game an impressive overall score of 4 out of 5.

The game menus in the UFC Personal Trainer game can all be navigated either with your arms, a controller or by voice command. Another interesting part of the game is the fact that if you don’t fancy doing any of the predefined workouts, it does have a custom section that will enable you to create your own. Players even have the option of saving their created routine to use at a later date.

One important point that Greg makes is the fact that the UFC Personal Trainer game does expect you to have a fairly decent-sized room, and you will need to stand quite far back from the Kinect sensor. Although Greg did come across a few issues while playing the game (such as freezing up for a few seconds during a routine), he still classes it as one of the best fitness games he’s played.

You can read the full reviews via the links we’ve provided. Will you be buying the UFC Personal Trainer game?