Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 29
  2. Negative: 13 out of 29
  1. It's not really a game. It's a glorified karaoke machine with a really, really poor interface.
  2. The minute you discover the lack of true voice detection, all the fun is spoiled.
  3. Plagued by gameplay issues and amateur graphics and sound. Get On Da Mic? Get off da shelves.
  4. A disappointment from top to bottom. The soundalike song performances are sketchy, the entire gameplay and lyric display systems are deeply flawed, and the decision-making that went into the editing and censoring of the game's songs is totally scattershot.
  5. Aside from the novelty of trying to rap a few of your favorite songs, this game is more than lame. It would be useful for up and coming rappers to hone their chops but do we really need to perpetuate this dumbed-down art form? Get the karaoke game and learn how to sing.
  6. 40
    Humming the words or making any sound at all into the microphone will get you through these so-called challenges. And that's just plain wack.
  7. 40
    The censoring of the songs is often amusingly stupid. Apparently, "dope" is now a bad word. While it might cater to suburbanites with hip-hop dreams, this is an unintuitive mess that's almost impossible to play.
  8. The various hip-hop accoutrements that GODM outfits its players with do little to alleviate the fact that the core element, actual rapping, is weak. [Dec 2004, p.106]
  9. 34
    To say that Get On Da Mic is a letdown is a huge understatement. It instead feels like a game that never made it past the first stage of testing.
  10. Even if players know a song front to back, the pace is awkward and destroys a sense of rhythm. [Dec 2004, p.104]
  11. If Gamenikki scored games with singers instead of numbers, Get On Da Mic would be Milli Vanilli.
  12. When all is said and done, Get on da Mic fails at just about everything it sets out to do.
  13. Sets the stage for success with an awesome track list, but fails miserably with its totally weak skills. Please, put down the mic.

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