November 20th 2012 11:40 am PT

Kinect Sports Gems launch today

Get instant access to new sports games from Kinect Sports Gems – featuring 10 new bite-sized games from the Kinect Sports franchise. Fast to download and simple to play – just jump in and challenge yourself to more than 30 missions with leaderboard photos and achievements, all for 240 MSP per game.

Features of Kinect Sports Gems

  • 10 bite-sized sports games, priced at 240 MSP
  • Instant access, simple to play
  • No menus to navigate
  • Up and running within 20 seconds
  • Jump in/jump out easily of game play
  • 10 achievements and 50 gamer score to earn
  • FREE trial of one sports game weekly

The games will be released between Nov 20 and April 3rd on Xbox LIVE

Ski Race Darts Vs Zombies 3 Point Contest

To kick things off, we’re releasing Ski Race, Darts vs. Zombies and 3-Point Contest. Click the box art above to check availability in your Xbox LIVE region and to download the trial.

Xbox 360, Xbox Live By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Angry Consumer

    where is Grabbed by the Ghoulies 2?

    • Bennijin

      I know Rare hasn’t made an actual videogame in years, but I didn’t think anyone wanted a sequel to THAT.

      Speaking of Rare… /watch?v=tfaN267lI_Y (warning naughty words).

  • maximumcandiosity

    so are these like the best of kinect sports one and two? are they taken straight from the retail games?

    • Jeff Randall

      No, these are not games from either of the Kinect Sports titles.

  • ungeheier

    This is the way Kinect Sports shouldve been released. I rarely ever want to swap my discs JUST to play some Kinect games really quickly. If I could load them up like my XBLA games, I’d play them more.

  • ungeheier

    No online multiplayer? any achievements? =

    • Bennijin

      According to the overviews they’re offline 2-player only, but yes there are 10 achievements per game for a pitiful 50 gamerscore.

      There’s a reason most of the Kinect Fun Labs apps were free and the rest (apart from Kinect Sparkler for some reason) have been free…

  • Sinclair Xavier Thomson

    Every game needs this quick access to gameplay. I hate pre game logos and legalese.

  • Bennijin

    Should have been 160 each if you ask me.

    • jose

      It’s not 240 for all??

      • ungeheier

        It should be. But its not.

        • Bennijin

          I’ll get my shovel.

  • ungeheier

    Wow, Darts is HORRIBLE. =(

  • Rubio the Cruel

    Darts vs. Zombies? srsly, guys? m(

    what’s next? “farming simulator vs. zombies”? “tire change with zombies”?

  • NBA Kirkland

    How come on the dashboard it says you can get basketball free this week, but in reality it is only a trial?

    • Jonas Bay

      On the dashboard it says “Play 3-Point Contest for Free This Week Only”. It means that you can PLAY it for free, but if you want to unlock the achievements that you got during that time or continue playing it you have to buy the full version.

      Post says “FREE trial of one sports game weekly”. You can see that there are only full versions available on the marketplace and 3-Point Contest is this weeks trial if downloaded through the dashboards Kinect Central.