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  • Summary: SingStar PS3 takes the successful interactive singing experience established with the multi-million selling global PlayStation2 franchise to the next level with personalization and community taking center stage. SingStar PS3 allows you access to a catalog of hundreds of downloadable songs featuring the real artists and videos, via the PS3 online SingStore. Become a global star as you share your SingStar experiences with friends and the online SingStar community via captured video, audio and photos. [SCEA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 46 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. SingStar doesn't have flashy drums or a pair of licensed guitars, but this game-and-microphone bundle brings PS3 owners the best way to sing on a video game system.
  2. On the one hand, it's the same game with new online features. But this will be huge online. [Nov 2007, p.79]
  3. Coupled with alcohol, SingStar is definitely an improvement now that it’s on PS3, even if that’s simply because it’s all shiny and new and you can pretty much create your own collection thanks to the SingStore.
  4. A major step forward for the SingStar franchise, the PS3 version of the franchise is well-conceived and nicely handled.
  5. If you need a party, and you own a PS3, then SingStar is a great choice and, thanks to the ever-growing online library of tracks, will be even better a year from now.
  6. 80
    It's SingStar but with just enough tweaks and additions to make it feel part of a different generation. It might be tainted with slight cynicism, but there is no getting away from the fact that this is still an incredibly good party game. [Issue#159, p.86]
  7. Singstar is still the best party karaoke game for the consoles, but it doesn’t quite step up to the next-generation with confidence. Instead, it steps up the Brit Pop, and that ain’t what we want. Not what we really, really want. Really.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
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  1. StefanH.
    Dec 28, 2007
    9
    Great game! The BEST party game!
  2. SeriousSam
    Jun 16, 2008
    8
    Lots of fun when you have sing-loving people over. The presentation is fluid and gorgeous. The music videos are a nice touch. The pitch bars are interesting but really show how off key one could be, and gives a visible measure of ability in battle mode - but it can also be turned off via practice mode. Then there are the two true bummers. One, the song your singing to isn't instrumental, meaning you will hear the vocals. You can turn up the mic volume to overcome the song's vocals, but to turn them off entirely would be useful. Two, the current online store selection is lacking. 1/3 to 1/2 of the 300 artists currently available I've never heard of in the US - I'm glad they included the European ones, but without the staples of Madonna, Foreigner, Phil Collins (to name a few) it could never be truly great. If you're going to win over Karaoke Revolution, Rock Band, etc., then win the content war. Sign more labels, get more songs, make more money. Expand
  3. TedE.
    Jul 11, 2008
    6
    Unless you have the PS3 Eye-toy and plan on using the MySingStar Online features (an exhibitionist's dream) religiously, then think twice. The polished interface masks a rather barebones package. The in-game songlist is varied but rather weak. The microphones produce very poor quality sound on even the most elaborate sound systems. To date there are 230+ songs available online, but I challenge you to find more than 6 to 8 that you actually enjoy singing. 80% of the songs are random pop groups (many of them European) that I guaranty you've never even heard of. And licensing limitations means that Americans don't get a lot of great 80's songs that ARE available in other countries (i.e. Depeche Mode, Erasure, Morrisey, etc.) And now, they've already released a SingStar Volume 2, which pretty much destroys the promise that this Singstar was going to be the only version you were ever going to need to buy. Well, I bought it... and now I am regretting it. Expand
  4. PaulE.
    Jan 26, 2008
    5
    Wireless microphones and hundred of downloadable songs were promised on launch, but never materialized. The song selection is poor, some of the songs are difficult to sing and the melodies are indistinct. Game modes are lacking can't I sing one song, a friend sing another and then the best score wins. The only way to compete is to sing the same song at the same time. Disappointing. Expand
  5. Mar 24, 2011
    5
    I can't sing and this game let's everyone know it. It's still fun with people around, but I feel that it's not worth the $60 that they're asking for. A big dust collecter in my house now. Expand