Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Jan 16, 2011
    An impressive sequel that's well worth owning, but if you're new to the franchise and not sure which one to get first, DJ Hero 2's extra scratches, freestyle elements and online offerings make it the obvious choice.
  2. 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!
  3. 90
    DJ Hero 2 is an excellent sequel. It takes the solid gameplay the original game laid out and offers vast improvements.
  4. Dec 21, 2010
    It is a great example of what this genre can offer.
  5. Dec 21, 2010
    The gameplay is too technical and regimented to really replicate the flow of a DJ set, just as Rock Band is too structured to actually feel like playing onstage. Yet mastering the art of whipping the game's crossfader back and forth, especially in the transition between programmed and freestyle segments, is no less satisfying for that limitation.
  6. Dec 21, 2010
    An improvement over the original in almost every way.
  7. Dec 16, 2010
    DJ Hero 2 may not make major steps forward, but the additions, refinements and minor tweaks that FreeStyle Games have made really build on the solid foundations that the first game laid down to make DJ Hero 2 an even better experience then before and in my opinion, currently the best music game around.
  8. Oct 28, 2010
    DJ Hero 2 has what people want from a well made sequel, enhancing the better parts of the original, broadening what has to offers, and at the same time having its own personality while mantaining the essence of the previous game.
  9. Oct 26, 2010
    This is still the best soundtrack of any music game, and the mash-ups remain impressive as hell.
  10. Oct 25, 2010
    Not as good tracklist as the previous game, but still a hell of a lot of scratching fun.
  11. Oct 25, 2010
    DJ Hero 2's multiplayer modes might not strike as anything special, although it is a social and accessible game, but the robust content is tailored to be the most hypnotic single-player rhythm game on the market.
  12. A sequel done right. It deals with the original's issues and adds features to keep things fresh.
  13. With its numerous additions and improvements supported by an amazing list of remixes, DJ Hero 2 isn't only an automatic buy for those who loved the first one but also a definitive must have music title for all music genre fans.
  14. DJ Hero was my favorite music game of 2009, and I'm happy to report this sequel bests its predecessor in nearly every way.
  15. Along with FreeStyleGames critical examination of every bit of DJ Hero and their effort to improve everything, they have succeeded beyond measure and created a title that no music fan should pass up.
  16. DJ Hero 2 is a significant improvement on last year's original title.
  17. Dec 24, 2010
    Still the arcadiest music game around, with a few nice moments to express yourself. [Issue#56, p.46]
  18. Dec 16, 2010
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  19. Dec 16, 2010
    DJ Hero 2 improves upon its predecessor in every way.
  20. Dec 16, 2010
    With the changes and additions that have been made, DJ Hero 2 is definitely a better game than last year's edition.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 21, 2012
    I do not understand why this game is so underrated at Wii. Visuals are outstanding, even for Wii (look at DJs, they have the same amount of details like 360/PS3) but in my opinion, it is the best game from "Hero" series on Wii. Full Review »
  2. Aug 2, 2011
    DJ HERO 2 is a huge improvement from the first DJ HERO. The only thing I would suggest is to put more songs on and allow importing from the first game. Full Review »