Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    With 71 freakin' songs, you'll be playing for months. [Dec 2002, p.70]
  2. 100
    It’s a fan’s dream come true.
  3. With the massive amount of music, coupled with a evenly paced difficulty scale, DDRMAX is set to keep you entertained for the long haul.
  4. 93
    Far and away the best DDR compilation available on the home market, and fanatics will find it more than worth the investment.
  5. 92
    The best home version of DDR ever made.
  6. The breadth of the lineup puts it head and shoulders above any other home DDR, and DDR Max features a better proportion of danceable tunes in comparison to the Playstation games. [Dec 2002, p.60]
  7. Considering the sheer number of songs presented, the game more than makes up for itself value wise, but if you then throw in all the specific choices you can add to a round of dancing, you’ll find yourself in DDR Nirvana.
  8. With other games I've felt similar feelings after beating an especially tough boss or solving a taxing puzzle. But when I truly master a song in DDRMAX, the sweat on my face and the swift beating of my heart magnifies the feeling. The soreness in my muscles and the burning in my lungs tell my body that I have actually done something worthwhile. It's a singular sensation that can make other games seem like meaningless fumbling with the controller.
  9. 90
    Delivers in modes what it lacks in next-gen flash.
  10. Offering “65+ songs”…..Hell you can utilize the game for the music alone.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Oct 3, 2010
    7
    I was never into dance game in arcades but for god knows what reason I decided to pick this up when it came out and I have to admit it can beI was never into dance game in arcades but for god knows what reason I decided to pick this up when it came out and I have to admit it can be fun. I can somewhat understand the appeal this game might have on some people. Full Review »
  2. Lazer
    Mar 2, 2004
    10
    This game is awesome~!
  3. B.Thompson
    Oct 17, 2003
    10
    This game is my big time banner in this world! The only thing I could possibly love more than this is relatives, friends, and family. And This game is my big time banner in this world! The only thing I could possibly love more than this is relatives, friends, and family. And since this game totally rocks. I am going to give you an ideal look at my 3 favorite song. #3 is the mega trance hit "Dark Black Forest (Short Trip)", #2 is the monster rock favorite "I Like To Move It", and #1 comes down on the international monster club hit, "Stomp To My Beat". Full Review »