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Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19

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  1. Jan 23, 2011
    No game is fun if you don't know what's going on and DJ Hero is one of those games that requires you to overcome the learning curve to reap the benefits. Solo play is out of the question as DJ Hero should be left on to entertain your guests by ear and/or by a several hands.
  2. Apr 20, 2013
    DJ Hero 2 is one of the best music games in years. Following up with the same popular and innovative gameplay mechanics of the previous DJ Hero, the second game provides a much more up to date setlist, much more music and better multiplayer options.
    Though the gameplay hasn't changed from the original game, the setlist has become more up to date and increased its number of songs to 105
    (with 95 mixes unique to the game) meaning you can tap, scratch and crossfade your way through hours of new songs. Though the songs are, on the whole, less varied than last time round you are bound to recognise 90% of them and club dance fanatics will probably recognise them all.
    Multiplayer has been redesigned, now 2 turntables & 1 microphone can be used at any time compared to the 1 deck & 1 guitar of last time. Though the extra deck is a great idea the vocals are difficult to get used to as the songs are jumbled up and will frequently change into different songs making it difficult for even the biggest fan of the song to get used to.
    That's pretty much DJ Hero 2 in a nutshell, it does nothing new but why change what wasn't broken, it provides a bigger, more up to date setlist but does seem to lose its variety and multiplayer is a much better affair with the 2 turntable decks rather than a guitar.
    DJ Hero 2 is a must own game for any music game fan

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
  1. 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.
  2. 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]
  3. 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!