SingStar Dance PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 1, 2010
Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
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  1. Games Master UK
    Dec 29, 2010
    86
    Pretty amazing for just a mere twenty notes. [Jan 2011, p.97]
  2. Dec 21, 2010
    78
    With the addition of the Dance, SingStar could become the complete artistic experience, with until 4 players simultaneous singing and dancing together. Move implementation is very impressive, but just for one hand: the other movements are still interpreted by the software, sometimes very well but not ever with the same precision. It's not a dance simulator, but it's sure a fun generator!
  3. Jan 4, 2011
    75
    SingStar Dance is definitely a party game and if you have a party coming up, this title would definitely be a winner and is something fresh as opposed to SingStar which this game can still do.
  4. Dec 21, 2010
    73
    Accessibility is SingStar Dance's biggest drawback, in fact it's arguable its only one, as it's an otherwise fun and engaging package and at the very least it offers additional songs for SingStar fans.
  5. Dec 21, 2010
    72
    SingStar Dance is very party-game orientated with the full track listing accessible from the get-go.
  6. Jan 6, 2011
    70
    Another Singstar: can the franchise still surprise? Well yes, it can. Thanks to the Move controller, players can now dance while singing and that makes the game even more perfect for those karaoke-nights.
  7. Dec 29, 2010
    70
    Although it's currently easy to find better dancing/music games on the market, Singstar: Dance proves to be a well crafted product that deserves a look from any fan of the genre.
  8. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 24, 2010
    70
    There's little to criticize. [Christmas 2010]
  9. 70
    Great fun, but dancing feels tacked onto the established SingStar experience rather than a complete standalone dance package.
  10. Dec 21, 2010
    70
    So it's up there with Just Dance 2 and Dance Central as a fun, accessible, well-produced dancing game. But none of them could be described as the ultimate dancing game.
  11. Oct 25, 2010
    65
    While SingStar Dance isn't exactly far away from being great in terms of singing, the dancing isn't good at all.
  12. Jan 13, 2011
    60
    It's fun to move to music. It's that simple. But it's not very fun trying to imitate movements that are far above your ability and Singstar Dance have no entry-level option where you quietly learn the movements. Points assessment works well, but it's the only thing that determines the difficulty level. This party game is not kind to beginners. As if dancing in front of other people weren't challenging enough.
  13. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Jan 6, 2011
    60
    We're convinced that there's nothing brilliant about the SingStar series. And yet, Dance is a good time. [Jan 2011, p.84]
  14. Jan 4, 2011
    60
    Singstar Dance is a nice addition to any Singstar fan out there for the singing tracks, but if the purchase is heavily based on the dancing feature, the tacked-on offering by SCE London Studios doesn't deserve opening your wallet for.
  15. Jan 4, 2011
    60
    For those that enjoy karaoke on the PS3, or enjoy SingStar games, SingStar Dance is most likely a no-brainer so you might as well treat yourself. That being said, it will cost you some coin to get a decent library of songs and the dancing elements in the game simply stink.
  16. Dec 21, 2010
    60
    Singstar Dance feels like a logical next-step for the series then and will likely get a few parties going this Christmas.
  17. Dec 21, 2010
    60
    SingStar: Dance seems like a natural evolution of the series, but the actual dancing and Move functionality is poorly implemented. Nevertheless, the tracklist is solid and the game's core karaoke function will provide fun at parties.
  18. Jan 12, 2011
    58
    SingStar Dance is a game that contains the usual SingStar features and the possibility to dance with the PlayStation Move. A pretty cool idea that looks like the Just Dance games from Ubisoft, but the biggest problem is that the dancing part isn't great. Most of the time you don't know what the upcoming dance move is and that's pretty annoying. A simple addition to the game without any innovation, this could have been a lot better.
  19. Dec 21, 2010
    55
    Sure, you'll have fun and laugh as your friends make fools of themselves, but that's just because they're waving their arms like crazy and acting foolish; it's not because the system works.
  20. Jan 4, 2011
    50
    This one feels like a middling experience, so think carefully before jumping in.
  21. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Dec 28, 2010
    48
    Why didn't they make it better? [Christmas 2010, p.89]
User Score
3.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 15, 2010
    9
    Most of what I wanted to say has been said but I would like to add... for $40 you get the game plus 2 mics. You get full origina music videosMost of what I wanted to say has been said but I would like to add... for $40 you get the game plus 2 mics. You get full origina music videos or you can watch youself dance. You can keep part or all of the video of you dancing and edit it. Also, for four players you can have 2 ppl sing and 2 dance. The game is fun, challanging and the ability to save and replay the fun later. This game is way underrated. Fun for kids and adxults. Not to menton the ability to download more songs later. Full Review »
  2. Nov 11, 2010
    9
    I was primarily interested in this game because of the dancing and have played for an hour so far, none of that singing. If you like SingstarI was primarily interested in this game because of the dancing and have played for an hour so far, none of that singing. If you like Singstar games in the past you'll like this, so let's talk about the dancing.

    That being said this is an AWESOME dancing game. I had read reviews and many of them said the dancing experience feels tacked on because you imitate the dancer on screen, there are no flash cards like other games (Kinect).

    That's true. However this is a plus to me. As one review said, real dancers will really like this game. Many of the routines are complex and it takes practice and multiple attempts to master. You won't breeze through with an A on the first try, but in a couple you'll get the hang and soon you'll master it.

    Plus, Singstar Dance's Poker Face routine slaughter's Kinect's clap-and-fist-pump routine.

    For people that aren't great dancers you'll still have fun and there are easier routines, but others you may not want to venture off of "easy" anytime soon (PCD's Don't Cha, for example).

    This is a great game and I'm really happy I picked it up. The reviews were too harsh but I can see their complaints, flash cards or more breakdowns would have helped. Even so, some said dancing was tacked on, a small visual in the corner...if you hit O you take up the whole screen instead of the music video, so while watching the dancer you see a large YOU in your peripheral and it helps you stay in sync.
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