Active & Fitness Game List

This is a list of active games for game consoles (North American releases).  Whether a game is “active” or not is decided by a committee of, well, me.  In general, this includes games that require input by a motion-activated controller such as the Wii remotes, PS3 Move, Xbox360 Kinect, a camera, or a foot mat or balance board.  I narrowed it down further to include games with an active/fitness theme, a workout mode, or that I just know from personal experience make you work up a sweat!  For Nintendo DS, I included games with a health and fitness theme since most are little more than electronic workout/nutrition logs.

Games are listed by console, under Wii and Xbox 360 by theme, and in the order I thought of them.  Since different games appeal to different tastes, and reviews range from outstanding to horrible, I highly suggest a) trying before buying if possible (some game stores let you do this; also look into borrowing or renting at library or DVD rental place) and b) doing a web search for reviews online (keeping in mind most “gaming” sites dislike fitness or dance games in general; Amazon is a good place for consumer reviews).

Wii: (* indicates balance board support)
Fitness games

  • Wii Fit* (discontinued and replaced by Wii Fit Plus)
  • Wii Fit Plus*
  • Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2009*
  • Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010*
  • Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2011*
  • The Biggest Loser*
  • The Biggest Loser Challenge*
  • EA Sports Active*
  • EA Sports Active 2*
  • EA Sports Active More Workouts*
  • EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp*
  • Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout*
  • Daisy Fuentes Pilates*
  • Yoga*
  • Walk It Out* (can also be used with Dance Dance Revolution or Active Life mat)
  • My Fitness Coach
  • My Fitness Coach 2*
  • Ultimate Party Challenge (uses DDR mat)
  • Your Shape (uses Your Shape camera)
  • 10 Minute Solution*
  • NewU Mind Body Yoga & Pilates*
  • Fit in Six (uses Your Shape camera)
  • Exerbeat*
  • Get Fit with Mel B*
  • Harley Pasternak’s Hollywood Workout*

Active sports games

  • Wii Sports
  • Wii Sports Resort
  • Active Life Outdoor Challenge (uses Active Life mat)
  • Active Life Extreme Challenge (uses Active Life mat)
  • Active Life Explorer (uses Active Life mat)
  • Active Life Magical Carnival (uses Active Life mat)
  • Tony Hawk Ride (uses Tony Hawk skateboard controller)
  • Tony Hawk Shred (uses Tony Hawk skateboard controller)
  • Shaun White Snowboarding Road Trip*
  • Shaun White Snowboarding World Stage*
  • We Ski*
  • We Ski and Snowboard*
  • Skate It*
  • Jumpstart Get Moving Family Fitness*
  • Family Party Fitness Fun*
  • Nickelodeon Fit
  • Cyberbike (stationary bike controller plus game)
  • UFC Personal Trainer

Dance/rhythm games

  • Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party (uses DDR mat)
  • Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 2 (uses DDR mat)
  • Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 3* (uses DDR mat)
  • Dance Dance Revolution Disney Grooves (uses DDR mat)
  • DanceDanceRevolution* (uses DDR mat)
  • DanceDanceRevolution II (uses DDR mat)
  • We Cheer
  • We Cheer 2
  • Helix (WiiWare download)
  • Just Dance
  • Just Dance 2
  • Just Dance 3
  • Just Dance 4
  • Just Dance 2014
  • Just Dance Summer Party
  • Just Dance Kids
  • Just Dance Kids 2
  • Just Dance Disney Party
  • Just Dance Greatest Hits
  • Just Dance Kids 2014
  • Boogie SuperStar
  • Dance On Broadway
  • Gold’s Gym Dance Workout*
  • Kidz Bop Dance Party
  • Zumba Fitness
  • Zumba Fitness 2
  • Zumba Fitness Core
  • Michael Jackson The Experience
  • The Black Eyed Peas Experience
  • ABBA You Can Dance
  • Country Dance
  • Country Dance 2
  • The Smurfs Dance Party
  • Nickelodeon Dance
  • Nickelodeon Dance 2
  • Get Up and Dance
  • Let’s Dance
  • The Hip Hop Dance Experience

Wii U (*indicates balance board support):

  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013
  • Just Dance 4
  • Just Dance 2014
  • Wii Fit U* (download w/purchase of Fit Meter)
  • Wii Street U* (download)

Playstation 3: (* indicates Move motion controller support)

  • DanceDanceRevolution* (uses DDR mat)
  • Tony Hawk Ride (uses Tony Hawk skateboard controller)
  • Tony Hawk Shred (uses Tony Hawk skateboard controller)
  • Sports Champions*
  • Sports Champions 2*
  • Get Fit with Mel B*
  • EA Sports Active 2
  • Zumba*
  • Dance on Broadway*
  • Fit in Six*
  • Michael Jackson: The Experience*
  • UFC Personal Trainer*
  • Everybody Dance*
  • Grease Dance*
  • Just Dance 3*
  • Just Dance 4*
  • Just Dance 2014*
  • Adidas micoach*

Xbox 360: (* indicates Kinect support)

Fitness games

  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved*
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012*
  • Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout*
  • EA Sports Active 2*
  • Zumba Fitness*
  • Zumba Fitness Rush*
  • Zumba Fitness Core*
  • Jillian Michaels Fitness Adventure*
  • UFC Personal Trainer*
  • Self Defense Training Camp*
  • Adidas micoach*
  • Nike+ Kinect Training*
  • Harley Pasternak’s Hollywood Workout*

Dance/rhythm games

  • Dance Dance Revolution Universe (uses DDR mat)
  • Dance Dance Revolution Universe 2 (uses DDR mat)
  • Dance Dance Revolution Universe 3 (uses DDR mat)
  • High School Musical Senior Year Dance (uses DDR mat)
  • DanceDanceRevolution (uses DDR mat)
  • Michael Jackson The Experience*
  • The Black Eyed Peas Experience*
  • DanceMasters*
  • Dance Central*
  • Dance Central 2*
  • Dance Central 3*
  • Just Dance 3*
  • Just Dance 4*
  • Just Dance 2014*
  • Just Dance Kids 2*
  • Just Dance Greatest Hits*
  • Just Dance Disney Party*
  • Just Dance Kids 2014*
  • Nickelodeon Dance 2*
  • Rhythm Party* (Xbox Live download)
  • Country Dance All Stars*
  • Grease Dance*
  • Nickelodeon Dance*
  • Let’s Dance*
  • The Hip Hop Dance Experience*

Sports and miscellaneous

  • Tony Hawk Ride (uses Tony Hawk skateboard controller)
  • Tony Hawk Shred (uses Tony Hawk skateboard controller)
  • Kinect Adventures*
  • Kinect Sports*
  • Kinect Sports Season Two*
  • Kinect Sports Ultimate Collection* (bundle of the 2 Kinect Sports games plus download code for add-ons)
  • Wipeout In The Zone*
  • Let’s Cheer*
  • Michael Phelps Push The Limit*
  • Rabbids Alive & Kicking*
  • Fruit Ninja Kinect* (Xbox Live download)
  • Junk Fu* (Xbox Live download)
  • Kung Fu High Impact*
  • NBA Baller Beats*

DS: (DS games also play on 3DS)

  • The Biggest Loser
  • Personal Trainer: Walking (comes with 2 pedometers)
  • My Weight Loss Coach (comes with 1 pedometer)
  • Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010
  • Let’s Yoga
  • Let’s Pilates
  • Pokemon HeartGold Version (comes with Pokewalker pedometer)
  • Pokemon SoulSilver Version (comes with Pokewalker pedometer)
  • Personal Fitness for Women
  • Personal Fitness for Men
  • Quick Yoga Training

Gamecube: (All Gamecube games can also be played on the vertical-oriented Wii)

  • Karaoke Revolution Party (uses DDR mat; requires Gamecube mike)
  • Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix (uses DDR mat)

Xbox: (* indicates compatibility with Xbox 360)

  • Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix (uses DDR mat)
  • Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2 (uses DDR mat)
  • Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3 (uses DDR mat)
  • Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 4 (uses DDR mat)
  • Pump It Up Exceed (uses Pump It Up mat)*
  • Karaoke Revolution Party (uses DDR mat; Xbox mike required)
  • Yourself!Fitness (uses hand controller for info input only)*

Playstation 2: (except where noted, all these games use DDR mat)

  • DDRMAX
  • DDRMAX2
  • DDR Extreme
  • DDR Extreme 2
  • DDR SuperNova
  • DDR SuperNova 2
  • DDR X
  • DDR X2
  • DDR Disney Channel
  • Flow Urban Dance Uprising
  • Dance Factory
  • In The Groove
  • High School Musical Senior Year Dance
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Britney’s Dance Beat
  • Pump It Up Exceed (uses Pump It Up mat)
  • Eye Toy Play (uses Eye Toy camera)
  • Eye Toy Play 2 (uses Eye Toy camera)
  • Eye Toy Groove (uses Eye Toy camera)
  • Eye Toy Antigrav (uses Eye Toy camera)
  • Eye Toy Kinetic (uses Eye Toy camera)
  • Yourself!Fitness (uses hand controller for info input only)

Playstation 1: (all use DDR mat)

  • Dance Dance Revolution
  • DDR Konamix
  • DDR Disney Mix
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