• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2008

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Definitely a disappointment. The original Hottest Party did a lot for the franchise by adding the hand movements, and it would have been nice to see some more innovation implemented in the sequel. As it stands, however, Hottest Party 2 is almost exactly the same as its predecessor, just with different songs. Since the majority of those aren't even that good, it's better to just pass on this party.
  2. The new features breathe some life into the stagnating DDR formula, but so little of it is actually fun that it quickly devolves into plain old DDR with a few gimmicks — the game even calls them gimmicks.
  3. 75
    With a long-running series like DDR, it's a risk to mix up the core gameplay that made the franchise a success. But with this year's tweaks and music refresh, DDR Hottest Party 2 is definitely stepping in the right direction.
  4. The addition of a few original dance tracks by artists other than those commissioned by Konami is a welcome touch, and the option to play as a Mii doesn't hurt anything, even if it isn't all that exciting in practice.
  5. Try it out with some friends and you won't be disappointed. [Nov 2008, p.106]
  6. Dancing fans will lap it up. [July 2009, p.93]
  7. An above-average dancing affair for the Wii that delivers familiar graphics, forgettable songs and no online options. If you liked the original, you might dig this one, but it's not worth our time.
  8. Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2 isn’t the hottest party on the block. Gamers who own another console besides the Wii should consider one of the many other versions that have been released.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. richardwagner
    Jan 22, 2009
    This game is by far the most uninteresting game of the series. In fact it may be in the ranks of worst DANCE game of all time; along with the IN THE GROOVE games.
    The song selection for this game is very poor, to the point that I pitty any party which hosts this game. A vapid selection of remixed "classics" and a plethora of even more disappointing newly released songs will put a bad taste in any true DDR fan's mouth.
    If it's a challenging and tournament worthy song you want you are better off getting one of the more pathetic titles like "Cutie Chaser" from Extreme.
    Anyway, if you're a fan of any of the other DDR games I suggest bypassing this waste and getting one of the DDR Universe for the xbox 360.
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  2. AnonymousMC
    Sep 20, 2008
    This game is really really good. Don't listen to the crap review CheatCC just gave. The reviewer is ignorant and she makes many claims that are not correct. Konami really outdid themselves this time. Give it a try if you loved HP1. I have HP1 and I absolutely loved it. My only complaint from HP1 is that the KO's could've been a bit better. And HP2's KO's are downright AWESOME!! There's so much to like. Even if you don't like the licensed covers that much this time around (which I do for the most part; some are really well done, others like Makes Me Wonder... not so much), HP1's licenses were really good so if you have HP1, HP2 is truly worthwhile, imho. Some may disagree but I'm really enjoying the game and I'm glad I didn't let some review deter me from getting it. I wanted it so badly and now that I have it, I'm more than pleased. DDRHP2 is awesome. :D Full Review »