DJ Hero Wii

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
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  1. WeaverG
    Dec 17, 2009
    9
    DJ Hero is a much needed breath of fresh air in the music game genre. I love the sheer volume and variety of tracks out of the box - more than Guitar Hero and Rock Band. However, I have two complaints. DJ Hero needs to allow for multiple profiles to allow unlocking new content for everyone. The lack of SD card support is a major failure - it was available in Guitar Hero 5! Regardless of DJ Hero is a much needed breath of fresh air in the music game genre. I love the sheer volume and variety of tracks out of the box - more than Guitar Hero and Rock Band. However, I have two complaints. DJ Hero needs to allow for multiple profiles to allow unlocking new content for everyone. The lack of SD card support is a major failure - it was available in Guitar Hero 5! Regardless of the shortcomings, DJ Hero is a blast to play and has music for just about anyone. Expand
  2. Fred
    Dec 19, 2009
    10
    Awesome fun! Thought this was going to be a game for our teens to play when I took mama out for a date night, but I find myself dreaming of becoming the next Crystal Method! Give it a go!
  3. Aug 2, 2011
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I bought the second DJ HERO game before this one, and it's much better, but this one's worth playing...if you are fine with unlocking all the songs before you are allowed to play them. Expand
  4. TrentO
    Oct 27, 2009
    8
    A couple hours in, the game itself is a ton of fun. My biggest gripe with the Wii version is having to shove the Wiimote into the peripheral to make it work. For one thing, it doesn't fit properly (the door won't close once it's in), and for another, how can Activision charge the same price for the Wii deck when it doesn't even have wireless or power built in like the A couple hours in, the game itself is a ton of fun. My biggest gripe with the Wii version is having to shove the Wiimote into the peripheral to make it work. For one thing, it doesn't fit properly (the door won't close once it's in), and for another, how can Activision charge the same price for the Wii deck when it doesn't even have wireless or power built in like the 360 or PS3 versions? Collapse
  5. JimmusM
    Oct 29, 2009
    5
    Horrible stuff. Sure, it's solid, technically; and the turntable peripheral is interesting and well-made. It's just NOT FUN, and feels more like an electronic game of Simon or Bop-it with a musical slant. There are some interesting (I didn't say all good) mixes of various songs, but throwing a scratch or fade-out only on-command doesn't really allow any creativity, Horrible stuff. Sure, it's solid, technically; and the turntable peripheral is interesting and well-made. It's just NOT FUN, and feels more like an electronic game of Simon or Bop-it with a musical slant. There are some interesting (I didn't say all good) mixes of various songs, but throwing a scratch or fade-out only on-command doesn't really allow any creativity, with the exception of using a custom sample in a set. Unless you have aspirations of being a Dj, I think you can give this game a pass. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#62 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
#35 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 90
    In an overcrowded genre of music games, DJ Hero resides at the very top with the best of 'em. The original mixes are stunning and scratching the turntable is just as fun as it seems.
  2. DJ Hero is a well made title that even old farts can enjoy. From the quality set list, accessible turntable peripheral, and generally nicely implemented mechanics, there's a lot for any gamer to enjoy. On the downside, the multiplayer elements aren't nearly as convincing as they should be, making this a game you'll likely play alone.
  3. DJ Hero is without question Activision's coolest rhythm game. The turntable has its drawbacks (it's a bit small for larger folks), but that soundtrack will give you a new appreciation for music and perhaps satisfy your DJ fantasy. Just don't pass this off as another game with a useless peripheral. It's one of the sweetest, most original games we've played in a long time.