DJ Hero 2 PlayStation 3


Generally favorable reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 46
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 46
  3. Negative: 0 out of 46
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  1. Dec 16, 2010
    Even if the tunes aren't all things to all players, that shouldn't hold anyone back from putting cash down and picking up one of the most original games to grace consoles for some time. DJ Hero 2 is sublime.
  2. Dec 16, 2010
    DJ Hero 2 may not make major steps forward, but the additions, refinements and minor tweaks that FreeStyle Games have made really build on the solid foundations that the first game laid down to make DJ Hero 2 an even better experience then before and in my opinion, currently the best music game around.
  3. Oct 20, 2010
    With its numerous additions and improvements supported by an amazing list of remixes, DJ Hero 2 isn't only an automatic buy for those who loved the first one but also a definitive must have music title for all music genre fans.
  4. Jan 12, 2011
    DJ Hero 2 is at every part better than the previous one. The gameplay is still the same, but the music got more variety. One of the new features is that there are many more mix-techniques and the online section of the game is way better than before. A great music game.
  5. Oct 20, 2010
    DJ Hero was my favorite music game of 2009, and I'm happy to report this sequel bests its predecessor in nearly every way.
  6. Oct 20, 2010
    Along with FreeStyleGames critical examination of every bit of DJ Hero and their effort to improve everything, they have succeeded beyond measure and created a title that no music fan should pass up.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jan 24, 2011
    As always, the music and the mixes make or break this package. The reuse of tracks is nowhere near as abusive this time around and, honestly, if you can't appreciate the overwhelming majority of tunes here then you're probably squarer than Spongebob. Drop these morbidly obese beats into some new multiplayer modes (that are actually worth playing this time), or let them run forever in the GH5-inspired jukebox mode to create one hell of a party apparatus. [December 2010 p72]
  8. Dec 21, 2010
    Dj Hero 2 is in every way improved over last year, with a better balanced tracklist, new gameplay mechanics and a more than decent multiplayer. The career mode should be improved more tough, but the game is highly recommended for rhythm games fan.
  9. Dec 21, 2010
    In every way, DJ Hero 2 is an exceptional successor, and a great rhythm game for this year.
  10. Dec 16, 2010
    DJ Hero 2 improves upon its predecessor in every way.
  11. Oct 28, 2010
    DJ Hero 2 has what people want from a well made sequel, enhancing the better parts of the original, broadening what has to offers, and at the same time having its own personality while mantaining the essence of the previous game.
  12. Oct 27, 2010
    While the turntable may never be as ubiquitous as a guitar, DJ Hero 2 continues to push the boundaries of music gaming and improves upon the original with features that make the game more lifelike than before. Beyond that, the music is what will draw you in and keep you playing, even if you aren't familiar with turntables or DJ culture.
  13. Oct 26, 2010
    DJ Hero 2 is the perfect example of the "bigger, better and stronger" theory. Despite a more commercial twist in the track list, the presence of new gameplay elements, a better multiplayer experience and the awesome party mode, all grant this game great value.
  14. Oct 25, 2010
    DJ Hero 2's multiplayer modes might not strike as anything special, although it is a social and accessible game, but the robust content is tailored to be the most hypnotic single-player rhythm game on the market.
  15. Oct 25, 2010
    DJ Hero 2 acts like Activision have listened to feedback from the first game and the good points read like a checklist of improvements. Better music? Check. More single player modes? Check. More freedom to influence the audio? Check.
  16. 90
    DJ Hero 2 really is a party in a box, and one of the best the music/rythym genre has to offer.
  17. Oct 20, 2010
    DJ Hero was always worth a spin in the right crowd but, with so many new ways to get everyone involved, it's no longer just a living room curio - it's a genuine, bona fide dance floor-filler.
  18. Oct 20, 2010
    Small issues aside, DJ Hero 2 is a solid music gaming experience from top to bottom, even more enjoyable than the current iterations of Activision's other cash cow, Guitar Hero.
  19. Oct 20, 2010
    DJ Hero 2 is a significant improvement on last year's original title.
  20. Dec 21, 2010
    Unlike a lot of music games, DJ Hero 2 is more than just an extended track pack with a few tweaks; it's a totally new and improved game.
  21. Play UK
    Dec 16, 2010
    It's certainly not a drastic update, but it's good value for money nevertheless. [Issue#198, p.92]
  22. Oct 25, 2010
    So for all those wondering if you should upgrade, by all means 'DJ Hero 2' still has the beat. If you love the rhythm based genre and haven't tried out DJ Hero yet, shame on you, DJ Hero puts it together with substance and flash. I can't tell you how much fun this game is. Its something that needs to be tried to understand.
  23. Oct 22, 2010
    It nails down its position as a multiplayer-oriented (and thus, party-oriented) game and succeeds beautifully. Still, there's a part of me that resents the lacking single-player campaign, and the learning curve may prove frustrating (or maybe it's just me).
  24. Feb 2, 2011
    Even when considering the aforementioned caveats, DJ Hero 2 is a very good game, and it is surely a nice step up from the original title.
  25. Jan 12, 2011
    The people at Freestyle Games definetly gave a new spin to the DJ Hero gameplay. The Freestyle sections are very cool and the new option to sing or rap is great if you don't want to spin the records. A guaranteed party hit!
  26. Jan 10, 2011
    If you're into console music gaming, DJ Hero 2 is definitely your game. Beginners will appreciate the great tutorials and the good playability.
  27. Jan 6, 2011
    DJ Hero 2 is a unique rhythm game that won't disappoint with music fans, and certainly makes you look like you know how to be a DJ.
  28. Dec 21, 2010
    It is a great example of what this genre can offer.
  29. Dec 21, 2010
    This is still the best soundtrack of any music game, though, and the mash-ups remain impressive as hell.
  30. Dec 16, 2010
    DJ Hero 2 takes the logical next step for a music simulator by improving and developing the formula for another successful and enjoyable game
  31. 85
    DJ Hero 2 adds a thick coat of polish to an already brilliant original, and as a result is the best music game on the market for those looking for something a little unique.
  32. Oct 22, 2010
    DJ Hero 2's gameplay procedures are as good as it were in its first iteration, and there are some brilliant add-ons in the core mechanics too that make this another great game.
  33. Oct 21, 2010
    Dj Hero 2 has an impressive tracklist, some interesting game moders, and a redefined gameplay that stresses the player's creativity. Too bad the "career mode" is still quite boring.
  34. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Dec 28, 2010
    The tracks are still awesome. [Christmas 2010, p.90]
  35. Oct 26, 2010
    Catchy mixes, impressive visuals, and a much improved career mode make DJ Hero 2 worth checking out.
  36. Jan 12, 2011
    A great sequel. It takes the best stuff from the first game and improves it exactly where it was needed.
  37. 80
    DJ Hero 2 picked up a formula which had an instant success, not risking too much, but it gives us a fantastic setlist, very varied, and the introduction of Freestyling, where we introduce our finger of creation, with faders and Scratch that leaves us screaming for more.
  38. Jan 5, 2011
    DJ Hero 2 is an excellent music-game thanks to the solid gameplay and fantastic music in the game. Who doesn't want to scratch on hits from Justice, Dr. Dre and Salt N Pepa? Before you know it, you'll be behind the turntables like a professional DJ again.
  39. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 24, 2010
    The dancey track selection gives the game a more up-tempo feel.
  40. Dec 16, 2010
    The immense quality of the track selection in DJ Hero 2 gets you by with a pretty solid score this year, FreeStyle and Activision, but that isn't going to last forever.
  41. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Dec 16, 2010
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  42. Oct 26, 2010
    Djing feels still good, even without a deep single player mode and some flaws in the navigation between the menus. More content and some dedicates game modes should do the trick for the next iteration.
  43. Oct 25, 2010
    Overall, DJ Hero 2 just feels tight. Everything from the menus to the gameplay has a clean, streamlined look and feel to it. The gameplay additions--with the exception of the weak vocals--are intelligent and really make the game more playable than it was last year. While other rhythm game franchises feel like they're fizzling out, DJ Hero still feels like it's just getting started.
  44. Oct 25, 2010
    Not as good tracklist as the previous game, but still a hell of a lot of scratching fun.
  45. Dec 16, 2010
    DJ Hero 2 is fundamentally more fun than its predecessor, but the single-minded track list leaves something to be desired.
  46. Oct 20, 2010
    DJ Hero is a lot of fun, although some hardcore DJ and audio engineering types might complain that it offers little of the creative freedom of spinning. Multiplayer modes have been improved, however.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Dec 29, 2016
    DJ Hero is one of the most fun music games and really shows how innovative you can be with new controls and new technology. This game hasDJ Hero is one of the most fun music games and really shows how innovative you can be with new controls and new technology. This game has great mixes and great guest stars. Full Review »
  2. May 17, 2016
    I really did enjoy DJ Hero 2. It was quite a shock considering at first I thought it was a gimmick version of Guitar Hero. But the spin-offI really did enjoy DJ Hero 2. It was quite a shock considering at first I thought it was a gimmick version of Guitar Hero. But the spin-off really lives upto its standards! The setlist is actually quite good although "experimental". Sometimes I feel it can be TOO varied.

    The only thing to let this game down for newcomers is the jump between difficulties medium and hard. There is a VERY steep learning curve when it throws in all the advanced techniques, even on some of the easier songs. But hey, practice makes perfect. If you're a fan of rhythm gaming, then this should be in your collection too!
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  3. Jul 28, 2014
    The best game on the PS3 in my opinion, but I've only played a couple of them. The soundtrack is really, really bad, and is all electronic andThe best game on the PS3 in my opinion, but I've only played a couple of them. The soundtrack is really, really bad, and is all electronic and remixed crap. But what else can you really expect from a game entitled Dj Hero 2? The gameplay is a fun and fairly easy twist to the GH franchise and, again, another great title for PlayStation lovers by Activision. Full Review »