• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 4, 2008
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Nothing has changed on a technological front, sure - but with a cracking set of songs covering a broad array of genres, generations and a satisfyingly eclectic range of artists, you'd have to be The Grinch himself not to find any joy with this when the big day comes.
  2. The variety and quality of songs is the finest Sony has given us, though of course that sort of judgement comes down to personal taste.
  3. This title certainly maintains the status quo, but the more challenging tracks will be appealing to longtime fans.
  4. For those that enjoy karaoke, and those who have already established a decent SingStar library, then SingStar Legends will most likely be right up your alley.
  5. With songs catering for multiple generations and all manner of tastes, and a disc packed with excellent tracks and none of the filler which has polluted previous Singstar releases, Legends is perfect family Christmas fare.
  6. Graphically SingStar doesn’t need to offer much. While singing the songs, the music video is played in the background. The menus however look sharp and are simple to navigate. The music videos are great quality, and there’s nothing that would turn you away visually.
  7. If you have all the SingStar PS2 games at home and you’re a fan of the series then this game has to be in your game collection - but as always, don’t expect anything other than 30 new songs. The list of SingStar games on the PS2 is getting longer and longer but it’s starting to get old in terms of visuals and technical limitations. Still, it remains one of the most interesting franchises out there, especially with cool compilations like this one.
  8. SingStar Legends is probably the best party disc entry in the series.
  9. Another great Singstar, but we want some new genre-specific titles, please. [Dec 2006, p.94]
  10. The usual bells and whistles are all here as well, with the caveat that this is a PS2, so the tech is dated.
  11. The songs are decent but just are not that long and the idea of the artists being ‘legendary’ is fine in most regards, but some of the songs selected to highlight that status hardly live up to the title.
  12. SingStar Legends brings nothing new to the table, except new and fantastic tunes. The same great modes exist, the same use for the eyetoy exists, and the same fading grainy quality of the PS2 DVD versions of the videos exists.
  13. 75
    SingStar Legends has one of the franchise's best set lists and is a no brainer for someone looking to expand or start their SingStar library. There's literally something on here for every type of music fan, and chances are you're going to know most of these by heart.
  14. Legends does absolutely nothing to advance a series which admittedly doesn’t really need advancing, but carries with it the finest selection of tracks since "SingStar ‘80s."
  15. Better than the last one. [Dec 2006, p.106]
  16. 70
    Singstar Legends is a return to form for Studio London. The tracks have been localised for Australia, there are thirty songs and most of the songs on the compilation are fun to sing along to. The perfect christmas present.
  17. SingStar Legends doesn’t include any of those features but as a multiplayer game it’s recommended as long as you like the songs.
  18. This is the best SingStar in ages. Really. There's barely a bum note in all 29 tracks. [Nov 2006, p.87]
  19. This is SingStar Dad Rock with a few newer songs thrown in for when the kids want a go. It's SingStar for men - men who like This Charming Man by The Smiths and aren't ashamed about admitting to really liking the Pet Shop Boys back catalogue - especially the 1988 Christmas number one Always on my Mind.
  20. All in all the list of songs tells the tale. If you like what you see, Singstar Legends is worth your money. If not, consider the other Singstar options.
  21. On one hand, SingStar owners will love the new tracks but will hate the fact that there are absolutely no new features to be had – so we’re looking at a five or six out of ten. For gamers who haven’t played SingStar and don’t own the game, we’re looking at an eight or a nine. I fall into the former category, and I’m pretty sure that most people will too.
  22. There's not a dud song in Legends, so this is easily the most consistent SingStar game so far, even if it might be geared a little more to thirtysomethings.
  23. While they're certainly not bad games by any means, familiarity breeds contempt, and I'm just starting to get irked by the lack of freshness.
  24. If you fancy singing along to some classic tunes or have grown tired of the tracks included on previous releases, SingStar Legends is an essential purchase.
  25. If you never had those songs, then SingStar Legends is definitely a safe purchase for those wanting to expand their karaoke library.

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