• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Sep 18, 2007

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. It really (for us, at least) holds very little appeal when by yourself. With a group of friends though, it’s easily the most fun you can have with a PS2.
  2. 90
    It's the closest thing to karaoke perfection I've seen yet.
  3. If that isn't a pair of dream tracklists, I don't know what is.
  4. Yes, all of these songs came out in the decade of neon. Not all of these will fit your taste, but that's the way it is. Do not buy this game alone, it should be seen as an expansion to another Singstar title.
  5. You'll need to be mad on '80s music. If you're not, don't touch this with Simon Le Bon's. If you are, it's loads better than Popworld and well worth the cash. [PSM2]
  6. SingStar '80s is a natural progression for the series and a more light-hearted alternative to the aggressive post-pub fare of Pro Evo and the like. If you've always yearned for an excuse to dig out those pink leg-warmers, then this is for you. [PSW]
  7. Pelit (Finland)
    Singing 80's karaoke could not be better. Nothing new in the gameplay, but who cares. [Jan 2006]
  8. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    SingStar 80's is laser-targetted at hen parties, 20-somethings and drunks - and works much the better for it. [Nov 2005, p.116]
  9. Similarly, it's cool that you can hook up an EyeToy and record yourself; if only the PS2 had a supported hard-drive and higher resolution EyeToy camera - like the PS3 will have.
  10. Singstar 80s is a good solid experience that I believe most will just really enjoy.
  11. PSM Magazine
    An awesome nostalgic package. [Nov 2007, p.86]
  12. As it stands, while very good, SingStar ‘80s is not overly indicative of the time period in the music world. Still, it offers a solid collection of tunes that karaoke singers will thoroughly enjoy performing.
  13. 75
    If you're in the mood to scream the lyrics of a Duran Duran classic or try to keep up with Nema, this is the title for you -- everything that's in this game is available for you and your friends as soon as you unwrap the plastic.
  14. Having the real music and the real music videos is both an unexpected plus and an unexpected minus.
  15. If only they would hear my plea and allow me to turn down the master track.

Awards & Rankings

#90 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. DallasParker
    Aug 20, 2009
    Assuming you can get past the part of having to buy the SingStar mic, it's a pretty fun game. The collection of songs is almost perfectAssuming you can get past the part of having to buy the SingStar mic, it's a pretty fun game. The collection of songs is almost perfect without any real clunkers like so many other games have although more songs would have been nice. Having the videos for most of the songs was great. I prefer the way the lyrics cross the screen in Rock Band and Guitar Hero to SingStar but it's a minor complaint. Also would have been nice to have a ten name top list for each game instead of five. Full Review »