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  • Summary: Dance Dance Revolution UNIVERSE, takes dancing to a whole new dance floor - offering features and options not possible until now. Over 65 new songs, including songs and dance remixes exclusive for the Xbox 360, licensed songs, and popular hits. New HOW TO PLAY, TRIAL and SUPER EASY modes aimed at first-time players and beginners. All-new nonstop megamixes now offer "DJ continuous mixes" of multiple songs just like a real dance club. New Relay mode lets friends and family play DDR like a marathon race, allowing players to switch off to other teammates and keep the dance party going all night long . Enhancements to the common modes and features from the original DDR series, including Workout Mode, Edit Mode, Quest Mode, Party Mode and more. Xbox Live enabled online competitions, download new songs and dance steps, upload content, compete head-to-head, view internet ranking, instant messaging/email, talk live and more. [Konami] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. You won’t find a more comprehensive or fun dancing game out there, at least until they release the next DDR.
  2. There may be some presentational issues that need to be ironed out, and the quest mode feels like an unneeded addition, but for the most part Universe belongs among the dancing elite.
  3. Even though it doesn't attempt to evolve the series any further, Dance Dance Revolution Universe is a fantastic game with more visual pizzazz and replay value than any DDR before it.
  4. It's unusual and unfortunate that the inaugural DDR on the 360 fails to implement the coolest thing that's happened in dance games recently – inputting and grooving to your own tracks.
  5. DDR Universe offers the standard sorts of changes and upgrades you'd expect from this nearly decade-old series.
  6. 70
    While Universe doesn't do anything to reinvent the wheel (or the dance pad, as the case may be), the game does a great job of bringing the total experience to the next generation of consoles.
  7. 30
    DDR Universe is the gaming equivalent of an alien fetus belching out "The Star-Spangled Banner" -- a disaster of a title that digests any good DDR has given us into one of its many stomachs, producing something so foul that it could power Earth for centuries.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Dec 2, 2011
    What's High Score mean? Huh? Is that bad? Did I break it? Seriously guys, what's High Score mean? What does "high score" mean? New high score, is that bad? What does that mean? Did I break it? Expand
  2. DaveC
    May 6, 2007
    This is just an incredible game to play man. I get all the local guys from the corner of my street and we just go nuts...breakdancing you name it...Hammertime! Expand
  3. Mr.Review
    Mar 6, 2007
    I suggest you take this little critiquing as simply a revising of a game you either hate or love. I could praise the game for hours, but if you're not a fan of the genre or the DDR series, you will avoid this game. If you are, you have set in your mind the purchase of this game. With that said, i do not expect my review to sway anyone. But for those willing to undergo the purchase of Dance Dance Revolution: Universe, for the Xbox 360, you will find an arsenal of additions and fascinations for what currently seems to be months. If you do not already know, a slew of downloadable content will be available in the near future and beyond, which is nothing short of an embracement. The online features are fun for a few rounds, and will add longevity when you have already worn out showing yourself how skillful you may be. The game itself is self-explanatory and is fun if your good, slightly less fun if your not. DDR is a series that will be around for years due to a dedicated fanbase, and reviewing this game has put me in an uncomfortable situation. The visuals are bland but often flashy when need be. The options are loaded, diversing from random challenges to a quest mode (lackluster at best). But I run into the problem, where the gameplay makes the game what it is. And all this extra content is indeed welcoming and desirable, but in the end it does not matter. Dance Dance Revolution is what it is, and will not disappoint with expectations of the same tasteful colorful sweetness. Expand
  4. MichaelC.
    Apr 12, 2007
    At first I was completly agrrivated with this game, sure I had the basic game mode, but that was it, I felt as a noob to the series I had no place in this game. The quest mode was amazingly confusing and the package offered absolutly no instructions on this gametype, but it's not impossible to figure out, and once you do, its quite a fun and original game mode. The tracks are awesome, theres no other words for them, Grandolin, Castlevania, Young Man Blues and Drivin' are the standouts for me, you also can't go wrong with big names such as Chris Brown, Depeche Mode, Steppenwolfe and New Order, the soundtrack is the greatest part about this game. The challenge mode is more designed for the expierenced players, because after the first fews levels things get crazy. If you can afford another mat, this is a great multi-player game as well. There is also a good deal of downloable content. This is not neccisarily a "Must Buy" but if your a fan of the series, or you have been interested in the game, this is a great edition to get started on. Expand