Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 72 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 72
  2. Negative: 0 out of 72
Buy On
  1. 70
    It’s just too hit and miss, too divorced from its stated purpose and is too anaemic in its dispensation of the funk.
  2. It has a lot wider appeal than you'd think, but it'll take a sequel for this to become truly heroic.
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    70
    Promising start of a new music game series is hampered by slightly unfriendly controls, lack of imaginative game modes and most of all by vast disparities in song quality. [Dec 2009]
  4. An interesting first game in the musical genre that tries something a little different. It's actually a nice little game that can be fun to play.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. RayC
    Oct 28, 2009
    10
    This is the Best music game out today. The soundtrack and mixes is what makes this game good. The music is main stream mix such as hip hop, This is the Best music game out today. The soundtrack and mixes is what makes this game good. The music is main stream mix such as hip hop, rock, pop, electronic, and just plan old scratching. The tracks are just refreshing after countless guitar hero/rock band release after release. The controller is light and well built and design. The only thing holding this down is the price for the game. They should have price it $99.99 and $149.99 for the Renegade edition. Full Review »
  2. abigailm
    Oct 28, 2009
    10
    OMG! So fresh and fun. Not boring or repetitive like guitar hero. Easy for beginners and when you step up the difficultly, it will even keep OMG! So fresh and fun. Not boring or repetitive like guitar hero. Easy for beginners and when you step up the difficultly, it will even keep hard core fans interested. The music is fresh for mainstream fans and also features classic hits for techno loving fans. Great game A+ Full Review »
  3. Feb 10, 2016
    8
    Dj hero is a fun music game developed by FreeStyle Games, and Exient Entertainment. The game opens up with a tutorial that is help full, itDj hero is a fun music game developed by FreeStyle Games, and Exient Entertainment. The game opens up with a tutorial that is help full, it will teach you the basic and advance techniques for playing on harder difficulties if you wish to use them. In the tutorial Grand master flash lends his voice to teach you on how to dj, which is a nice added addition. The gameplay consists of using the turntable controller however some songs allow use of the guitar hero guitars to play unique segments. The player will have to learn how to scratch, use the button prompts, crossfader and dial. There is also a black button on the controller that glows red when Euphoria can be activated (same as star power in guitar hero). Dj hero starts out challenging but once you get use the controller interface it becomes a breeze. The sound track has a a lot of fun tracks however others not so much, this may differ depending on your music preference. However I did enjoy most of the tracks served to me. There is a quick play mode were you pick your tracks and play them in your orderly desire, a career mode were you play threw each setlist with the tracks assigned to them, you also get the option to switch the track in the order desired. As you play threw the career you are granted stars, which unlock new setlists, costumes, dj boards and clubs. Since the player will be focusing on the notes being handed to them, the cosmetic stuff is not really the highlight but a good overall edition if interested in using it. Their is also multiplayer which is fun to play with a friend however unlike guitar hero or rock band both players will be playing the same notes unless one is playing the guitar and the other is playing the turntable which is kinda lackluster. All in all dj hero is a good game and at the time of release added a fresh taste to the music genre of games, it was a fun and a good starting fondation for the series. Full Review »