SingStar '90s PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Mar 18, 2008
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
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  1. The tracks do a good job of combining a load of remarkably great songs with the simple fact that they were released in the same decade.
  2. The only complaint that I have is that the rap meter still seems to be a little off, so even when I swear I was dead on, I was dinged.
  3. It’s a very fun, engaging game that fits in with Sony’s casual positioning for the PS2.
  4. The audio is crystal clean, as you'd expect.
  5. If you’ve picked up any of the previous SingStar games on the PS2, then you’ll know exactly what to expect with this latest release.
  6. If you like SingStar and like the thirty tunes listed above, you'll love it. The majority of the tunes are the kind that everyone knows most of the words to, and the collection is far more balanced for males and females than some of the previous expansion packs.
  7. SingStar 90s isn't as flashy as Guitar Hero, nor does it have all the instruments of Rock Band, but it plays well, takes up considerably less space and is a bargain price-wise.
  8. For those that enjoy karaoke, and who love the majority of '90s tunes identified above, SingStar '90s is a solid purchase especially if you haven't picked up a PS3 yet.
  9. 75
    With one of the best soundtracks yet Singstar 90's is definitely a title that younger readers will want to add to their collection, if you weren't a fan of 90's music then steer cleer, but otherwise this is a game you'll want to pick up.
  10. 75
    On a final side note, does anyone remember how completely ridiculous the "Steal My Sunshine" video is? Oh my God.
  11. What is most appealing about Singstar 90s is that the 90s are a familiar decade. Unless you’re playing with your parents, everyone will know about every song on the list.
  12. Yet another solid entry in a series that has been helping people embarrass themselves completely for quite some time now.
  13. PSM3 Magazine UK
    70
    As cheery as it's possible to be mumbling to a Radiohead song. [Oct 2007, p.84]
  14. Games Master UK
    70
    A decent selection of '90s songs - some good, some cheesy and some terrible. [Oct 2007, p.83]
  15. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    70
    No changes to the basic formula. [Oct 2007, p.101]
  16. AceGamez
    70
    It's difficult to find a better party game for the PlayStation.
  17. Much like its 80s predecessor, this compilation feels like it does not capture what made the 90s so dynamic a time in music.
  18. Even Guitar Hero III, which publisher Activision is milking like a heifer that squirts fine vintage wine instead of calcium-rich cow juice, boasts more than 40 tracks. There should be more here, period.
  19. 70
    The U.S. version, on the other hand, features too many one-hit wonders that could have been easily eliminated without anybody mourning them: how many times do you want to sing Chumbawumba's "Tubthumping" or Spin Doctors' "Two Princes"? The novelty is gone after the first time.
  20. If you like the song list and you like Singstar titles there is no reason why you should not pick up this game.
  21. Like it's predecessor SingStar '80s, SingStar '90's track list is just too wide-ranging to keep you from burning out on the small handful of songs that you'll enjoy singing.
  22. SingStar 90’s is a fair investment if you have all the others games and the microphones (standalone version is sold around 30$).
  23. There really is no excuse for the workmanlike presentation though – if Sony are going to keep releasing these games, they should at least put something new in them.
  24. 67
    These are wonderful, terrible songs, all, and the SingStar team has selected a great cross-section of music.
  25. Singstar '90s plays the same as the others before it, but it will come down to the track list preference whether or not you'll want to spend the money on it.
  26. That's where Singstar '90s comes in. It's a party game that aims for recognition over indie cred.
  27. In some alternate reality where the Guitar Hero developers had been hit by a bus before making their game, this title might have a chance as a party game; as it stands, it doesn't even rank second place.
  28. Feels like a hastily put together stop gap before the series goes PS3.
  29. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    60
    If you have no friends, the game's visual pitch display may help improve your singing, but your social life will still be flat. [May 2008, p.73]

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#43 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2008
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  1. TashaL.
    Aug 23, 2007
    7
    The second best one in the series so far, singstar 80's is the best! but yeah 90's has some great hits that i always used to hear The second best one in the series so far, singstar 80's is the best! but yeah 90's has some great hits that i always used to hear on the radio when i was little. Full Review »