Rated 8 out of 10 by fenderbender Good workout. But dang...
Ok. I am overweight and I absolutely LOATHE working out. But I want to look and feel better and my doc says I could get off the BP meds if I lose some weight, so...here I am. Like others have said this still needs work. The sensors don't work sometimes, but I've been using this since Dec. 27, 2010 and its only happened a few times. This game kicks my butt hard! I started out on the 9 week program on medium intensity. everyday the workout kept getting longer and more intense. The end of the program the workouts were about 50 minutes long and very intense. I would just lay on the floor after the cool downs not able to move. I always thought my legs were in pretty good shape, but I guess not. almost every exercise in the 9 week medium intensity program had some form of lunge, jump or squat. If your legs are your focus this will work wonders, but I was wanting to loose some serious weight. I was 230ish when I started but I can't I get seem to get lower than 224. I've only been at it for 12 weeks though. I'm not really watching what I eat either. That would really help. I am getting more tone, mostly in my legs, but I can see and feel it in my arms too. I can also wear some pants that I couldn't wear before so I know its working. This game is perfect for me. I hate working out and usually don't stick with it very long, but I keep using this 4 days a week like it wants me to. I tried Wii Fit for a while and got bored really fast. When we got this (and the PS Move) we sold the Wii.
Rated 7 out of 10 The Perfect Workout for a True Gamer!
For those of us dedicated to video games, there is no better way to get in a workout. I hate going to the gym, not because of the other people, the price, or the lack of directionm, but because it is impossible to play my PSP while running, weight lifting, or any other exercise. With this, the exercise is ther game. This game gives you a free personal trainer, a workout plan, and even lets you earn trophies. This is the perfect workout for a hardcore gamer. Buy it!
Rated 0 out of 10 by roguemarvel First game was awesome, this should be better
I loved the first EA sports active. I enjoyed having a workout program that not only made me sweat but had a structured workout plan. I'm most excited about the new straps that create a controller free game and makes sure you are doing the exercise correctly while monitoring your heart rate. If its anything like the first game this will be the best home workout out you can get on a system
Rated 0 out of 10 by xSxGhost_WolfxSx Sounds fun
Honestly, this sounds like what the Wii Fit was meant to do. But since I don't have the money to buy a Wii, or the want, i'm sure i'll be picking this up. I'm by far out of shape i'll admit it, but I think this will give me a reason to get in shape, well, other then round XD. But honestly this looks like a good by for young and old gamers alike.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Tent Hilarious!
Who would have thought from last decade that people would stay home and pretend there're going out for a workout by staring at a tele. LOL! Its really stupid having made such games like this. Better go out and experience nature itself than bore yourself to death.
Rated 10 out of 10 by nitadarockstar Great Workout Game
This game gives you a great in home workout. I love the wireless total body tracking system. The trainer motivates you. The workout programs are easy to stick to. I would recommend this game to any who is trying to get more exercise into their daily routine, because most people don't enjoy going to the gym.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Noods Overall best fitness game!
Active 2 is what the Wii fit wanted to be. Active 2 is the complete full body workout, it will get you in shape with great cardio excercises, upper body, lower body, and of course the abs! Great product, doesn't get much better than this and to top it off EA Sports made it!
Rated 0 out of 10 by starry its about time
I think its about time they started making games that get people off their butts and moving around. And it cost alot less then a gym membership. Any one who doesn't like it must like sitting around and gaining weight.
Rated 7 out of 10 by wantsalot Great game, But!
This is a great addition to the PS3 family of games, but it would be better if they offered the ability to purchase additional sensors to include more people at one time (work-out partner). Overall this is a great item, and you will get a great work-out.
Rated 9 out of 10 by BusyMommy What a fun way to workout at home!
I purchased the Active 2 for my PS3 because I needed something that I could do consistently from home. Wisconsin winters make it difficult to take the baby for stroller walks. I love the fact that I can work out in my family room and at the same time I can keep an eye on my son while he plays on the floor. I like the variety of workouts...no monotony here.
There is room to tweak things; a few adjustments can take Active 2 from good to great.
-There is a little lag time from the body sensors to the screen. Making sure you properly adjust the bands helps.
-The graphics are good, but they could be more polished.
-It would be great if the journal would include more specific entries for nutrition; if the program could evaluate nutritional choices rather than asking for overall opinion on how I did, it would be more useful.
-I would have liked an option for choosing a specific nutritional plan to coordinate with the fitness plan for a more comprehensive program.
-Also, body measurements would have been a nice touch to input for the graphs. (you can view a graph when you input your weight.)
-A fun feature... you can upload your own songs for the workouts...but for those not as tech savvy, it would have been better if the program had a few standard melodies to choose from instead of just the one song.
Overall this product has met my standards and expectations. I look forward to using this as one of the tools used for achieving my fitness goals. I would recommend this to anyone who has a difficult time leaving the house for exercise, gets bored easily with the same routine, or loves to play games. I don't typically enjoy exercise, but I like sports and games. This is a great way to incorporate exercise in my life without the dreaded treadmill.