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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19

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  1. 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
  2. JimmusM
    Oct 29, 2009
    0
    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. Collapse
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87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
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  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.