Dance Dance Revolution Universe Xbox 360

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Feb 27, 2007
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
Buy On
  1. DDR Universe offers the standard sorts of changes and upgrades you'd expect from this nearly decade-old series.
  2. Not the significant evolution I was expecting from the next generation of DDR. Though it sports fantastic visuals, the surprise-free soundtrack and half-baked Quest mode fail to improve the formula.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine
    70
    Yes, Universe offers more and more and even more of the same formula--but for the DDR faithful, it's a winning one. [Apr 2007, p.88]
  4. 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.
  5. 60
    Long time fans of the game will grumble about its flaws, while new players will be put off by the lack of direction in Quest mode. In the end, it's a game that suffers from "jack of all trades, master of none" syndrome.
  6. 60
    The initial focus on training and gently bringing novice players into the fold is definitely one of the biggest selling points.
  7. X-ONE Magazine UK
    60
    You either love shaking your booty on a dance mat or you don't. [Issue 26, p.99]
  8. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    60
    The enjoyment only kicks in as a two-player experience. [Christmas 2007, p.98]
  9. If you've never played any of the Dancing Stage games, it's well worth a try - but don't buy the Xbox 360 version. For the same money you could pick up one of the old PS2 games and two mats. Or, best of all, spend a very happy afternoon down the Trocadero.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Dec 2, 2011
    10
    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,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? Full Review »
  2. DaveC
    May 6, 2007
    9
    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 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! Full Review »
  3. MichaelC.
    Apr 12, 2007
    8
    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 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. Full Review »