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. You won’t find a more comprehensive or fun dancing game out there, at least until they release the next DDR.
  2. This is the most well-rounded DDR version yet and with Xbox Live downloadable content coming in the future, its appeal will last even longer.
  3. 87
    While we would have hoped for better multiplayer support and the ability to add your own tunes, DDR Universe is about as complete a dance game as you can make with a ton of upcoming downloadable content and a variety of modes including online play.
  4. 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.
  5. Pelit (Finland)
    84
    Exactly what you expect it to be: a dancing game. Nothing more, nothing less. The new quest-mode doesn't bring anything really new to the mix. [Feb 2008]
  6. A great debut for the Xbox 360 as it gives its gamers everything you’d want from the series the first time out of the box.
  7. A large tracklist, future downloadables and other online features make Universe a must-own for DDR fans with a 360. For newcomers to the series, Universe offers a very friendly learning environment.
  8. Featuring a couple of new modes that are sure to intrigue fans and newcomers alike, as well as online support through song packs and online match-ups, this Universe is looking to be rather limitless...if you have dancing shoes, that is.
  9. With its lengthy USB cord (around ten feet) and clingy plastic base, the control is incredibly stable and responsive, even on carpet.
  10. With its great tutorial mode, DDR Universe is a fine entry point for those looking to get started with the long-running series. Also, the new quest mode and massive songlist will make it worth picking up for series veterans.
  11. AceGamez
    80
    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.
  12. Konami takes their DDR franchise to the next level, with the trademark solid dancing mechanics and downloadable songs on Xbox Live.
  13. Dance Dance Revolution is quickly becoming a tired franchise, and Universe doesn’t do much to change that. With that said, there’s no denying it’s a solid game with enough content to keep people playing until the inevitable sequel.
  14. 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.
  15. The overall package falls short in several areas, but it does bring the series across to the Next-Gen platforms, and enables a very easy multiplayer mode. The next game should be that much the better.
  16. The price of $89 really isn’t that bad compared to a gym membership and I think you’ll probably use it more than the gym. If only the manual was a little clearer on Quest mode then I could wholeheartedly recommend the game.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 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 »