• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 28, 2008

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. SingStar Volume 2 is the absolute epitome of what we think videogaming should be about.
  2. If you love Singstar then you will love this, no doubt about it.
  3. As ever, what it comes down to is the track list - and Vol 2 is a belter. [July 2008, p.99]
  4. Overall, SingStar Vol. 2 is a tremendous improvement over its PS3 predecessors thanks to My SingStar Online and the SingStore.
  5. As the famous saying goes, “Dance like no one is watching and sing like no one is listening.” If you follow those words, there’s a whole world of fun waiting for you in the SingStar series.
  6. A decent outing, aided by the genuinely exciting harmony option. Another great "SingStar." [July 2008, p.72]
  7. There's little in the way of innovation to be found here, but it's a finely tuned package. [Sept 2008, p.76]
  8. It's very hard not to dislike the Singstar series and considering that this has made the gaming world more accessible to a plethora of people who would have never even considered a console, is great news for the gaming world.
  9. All in all, the list of songs tells the tale. If you like what you see, Vol. 2 for the PS3 is worth your money, if not I suggest taking a look at the first PS3 SingStar, it should be more in line with the readers.
  10. Basically, everything you’ve ever experienced in a SingStar game is once again present in this title. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as the SingStar formula has proven successful thus far, and the minor tweaks they have made in this entry all seem for the better.
  11. If you are a fan of the previous titles you will also like SingStar Volume 2.
  12. 80
    SingStar Vol. 2 is, in many ways, a good idea streamlined and polished to a fine sheen. It’s tough to pick faults in a game that does exactly what it says on the tin and more. As a package, it’s brilliantly executed – from the song choice, to the overall presentation, everything is done to a high standard.
  13. You should base your buying desicion on the songs; everyone that has ever enjoyed the brilliant karaoke of SingStar in the past should pick up either of these games, with you final choice depending of you personal preference in music
  14. That said, this collection of safe, well known chart singles from the past four decades is sure to go down well at parties, and if you’re canny you can pick it up for less than £20, making it actually pretty good value, relatively speaking.
  15. We don't think the PSP Remote Play functionality makes it worth while, but we reckon the harmony duet mode just about swings it. Oh, and the trippy background music. So, get this if you like SingStar Vol.2's track selection and you're effortlessly popular. Don't if you don't or you're not. Simple as that.
  16. In the end, SingStar Vol. 2 is aimed to the following public: those who don't own the previous game, or those that do not have easy access to the SingStore.
  17. It would've been nice to download songs from the original SingStar, along with upgrades to the dated interface; this is a sequel, after all. Regardless, Vol. 2 still carries a tune.
  18. Back in May, Sony delivered the best SingStar experience ever and sent a clear message to its competitors. But here, it regresses. Sure, it’s maybe good thing for those who haven’t bought the first game but I just don’t understand why, a person like me who downloaded some songs out of the SingStar Store, would buy this one with no noteworthy options like Trophies, Online Multiplayer or a track ripping system a la Rock Band 2 for those who don’t download premium tracks. Don’t get wrong though, this game remains a cool game, it’s just that I expected more.
  19. SingStar-Fans (and you know that there are a lot of them out there) will also be fond of SingStar Vol. 2. A good track list and easy gameplay guarantee lots of fun … especially playing together with your friends!
  20. SingStar Vol. 2 is still one of the best music games the PS3 has to offer. The great mix of songs and casual attitude are a great way of getting people to play the title in the first place.
  21. 75
    Ambiguity aside this is a fairly middle of the road follow-on to an ace series that'll still amuse endlessly.
  22. 75
    It's like a party in a box.
  23. The game’s familiar format means instant gratification, and the option to download new tracks is a major draw card for us… plus it’s excellent value for money and damn good fun, to boot.
  24. While this incarnation of Sing Star is just an expansion of sorts, it is called Vol. 2 after all, that doesn't take away from the fact that this is great addition to the already fantastic PlayStation 3 game that came out just a couple of months ago.
  25. For those that enjoy karaoke, or who enjoy SingStar games and own a PS3, SingStar Vol. 2 is most likely a no-brainer and you might well treat yourself.
  26. To the dismay of fans everywhere, here’s another Singstar-title with no ambition to innovate. Being able to buy songs through your PSP is a nice nuance, but the new duet-mode is the one great feature in an otherwise familiar package. A set of great and fun songs saves this title from earning a really low grade.
  27. Whether you want to fork out for that will depend, as ever, on your approval of the track listing.
  28. 70
    Overall, SingStar Vol.2 is a step in the right direction, if only because it’s slightly better than your average sequel on the PS2.
  29. SingStar Vol. 2 offers up more of the same, but at $40 isn't worth the purchase price when you may only tolerate half the tracks available, if that.
  30. 70
    SingStar Vol. 2 is a tough sell. Although it has a wide berth of exclusive (and fun to sing) tracks, it offers little in improvements over Sony's six month-old release.
  31. Like a new season of American Idol, the first thing you notice when you pop in SingStar Vol. 2 is that it's curiously similar to the last one. [Holiday 2008, p.82]
  32. There's not that much more here aside from 30 new tracks for the game that are not available from the online store.
  33. 58
    I just wish it had more material. To compete in a genre with games that offer so much more for so much less, SingStar needs to bulk up. It's possible, however, that Rock Band killed the karaoke star.
  34. Owners of the first part better hold on to their money and buy songs they really like in the SingStore.
  35. When you get down to it, SingStar Vol. 2 just doesn’t make sense as a purchase if you own the original SingStar PS3 and have a broadband connection.
  36. There's honestly no reason to pick up this release short of getting the songs in HD.

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