Xbox One games you can't play without Kinect

Following the news of a Kinect-free option for Xbox One, we rounded up what you can't play without much-maligned accessory.

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Microsoft announced a price drop for the Xbox One today, but that comes at the expense of the Kinect. Love it or hate it, there are some games and features you can only experience with the camera accessory.

Here are the games that are completely unplayable without Kinect:

Upcoming games that will likely be unplayable:

And here are some of the games that make use of Kinect, but you can still play with a standard controller:

For more on how the Xbox One price drop will effect the console war, check out our editorial feature.

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And someone once said this steaming pile of cack was the future of gaming. I unplugged mine about a month after purchase and chucked it in the cupboard. And, no, I don't give a flying shít about voice commands.

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They should call this "Games not worth playing." Microsoft dropping Kinnect is a reason why I'll probably buy an XBOX One eventually.

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how many are there, like one or two?

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Upcoming games like FRU and D4 are worth mentioning.

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@A8ADD0N How so? Can these not be played with a controller?

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The list of games unplayable without Kinect proves removing the device from Xbox One isn't a great loss.

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it's not a total lose just do a kinect bundle or possibly when more kinect games emerge do a kinect games collection- camera plus two games or something, that way it covers bases, you have the kinect already that came with the box so here's the stand alone game, if you want the games then here's that game with the kinect so it works out cheaper then actually buying the kinect and the game as two separate purchase because let's face it...

hyperfetcily you go to shop spend 400 on the console and want the kinect because of a particular game, game will cost somewhere in the 40-60 region then a camera lets say around 50-80 so before you know it you may actually be paying more then expected depending on prices/ offers then just geting the original set up at 500 .... I think in the long geting the kinect separate price tag right is highly important, so that you don't end up paying more then the original 500 which would defeat the purpose of removing it....

when I got my ps4 back in jan this was my set up console with killzone 400 and brought the camera at the same time, then add the cost of a 3 month ps+ in total around 470. the price for the separate kinect has to show it was worth it and not paying over the original 500

for those that will never buy it sound for those that do let's hope they don't screw you over on prices, which all ms seems to be doing at the moment, if they truly listened to fans feed back, all those months before the actual launch then all this wouldn't be an issue....

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how many times is this article going to be posted... very few people care about the kinect anyway, i mean look at the games that cant be played, they are crap.

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My Kinect accidentally got pulled outta my X1 a week ago. Havent even cared to plug it back in. Titanfall is still fun though.

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Wii U and Xbox One are exactly in the same boat:


step 1: bundle your new console with a overpriced gimmicky peripheral. [kinect/gamepad]

step 2: release no good games that make use of said device, making it look like a joke

step 3: watch abysmal sales of your console

step 4: get rid off the damn thing to reduce price and hope for more sales


Microsoft seems to be one step ahead of Nintendo though.


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This should be titled, "Xbox One games most people don't care to play." I'm not slamming Xbox One. I'm slamming the silly Kinect.

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0:23-0:57 Looks somewhat like a fantasy game, which game is that?

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So basically, you can't play Kinect games without a Kinect? Where's the Xbox 360 version of this article? I'm not sure which of my games require Kinect.

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OH NOES I CAN'T PLAY FIGHTER WITHIN WITHOUT KINECT NOOOOO

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Some of those games like zoo tycoon have features that you have to use the Kinect with ...so the game is indeed unplayable....jackasses.

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Witcher 3, best played on PC.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> A $700 and up PC that provides far more value than a $400 console.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>I actually cannot name anything that a PC offers that warrants $300 or more in additional cost (and even more to keep the hardware up-to-date enough to play whatever the next new game is). The internet, maybe? Except consoles can do that too now (granted, not as well, but they can), as can your smartphone or tablet if you happen to have either of those (I don't). I suppose I could build my own games and mod, but I'm too lazy (read as: busy playing games) to do that even if I could. Same goes for making movies, producing music, or pretty much anything. Really, console gaming is just more practical. Instead of spending $700 and up on a gaming PC, spend your $400 on a console, and get a cheap computer for your non-gaming needs that'll cost you less than the difference.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> It's about $300 for a simple, non-gaming PC. The gaming components themselves would cost about $400 dollars extra. In other words, the gaming aspect of a gaming PC is about as much as a console, and you get better components than a console.

A couple days ago, I watched twitch.tv while simultaneously playing SC2 and then Sword of the Stars: the Pit. Also, I was able to quickly look up wiki info on the pit without leaving the game. The current gen has only begun to dip into the multitasking options that have been PC standard for ages, and I'd like to see your console burn dvds, maintain spreadsheets, or hell, run anything that is not a game or a Netflix type app.

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... it is not he games I would be worried about but the voice recognition and hand control you lose if your xbox 1 does't have Kinect.


When I eventually bite the bullet and buy my next gen systems ill be getting an xbox 1 with kinect so I can utilize it to its full potential. They need to release good games on both systems first though...

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