Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2 Xbox

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Nov 18, 2004
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
Buy On
  1. The replayability of Ultramix 2 is immense, with content downloads and Xbox Live player.
  2. Regardless of which system or which game you play, you won't find a more comprehensive or fun dancing game out there.
  3. Boasting an impressive amount of tunes to dance to, modes to play around with, and online and offline goodies to dig into, it's clearly the choice for dancing fans this holiday season.
  4. Although it doesn't bring any particularly new concepts to the table, DDR Ultramix 2 is a very solid game, offering the great features of its predecessor coupled with a good mix of songs.
  5. 85
    So while it's a great effort, it's not significantly, startlingly new by any means.
  6. The Party Mode is a welcome addition and support for up to 16 player tournaments online makes Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2 arguably the best game of the long running series. It's more of the same, but that's a good thing in our book.
  7. Ultramix 2 has great graphics, it has a huge selection of cool tracks, and it has tons of multi-player features both off and online to see who the ultimate dancer truly is!
  8. After some time spent on DDR Ultramix 2, I came to the conclusion that if I was a dance freak, I would keep playing this non-stop.
  9. Official Xbox Magazine
    80
    If you're already on the booty-shakin'-wagon, all the Live options make it worth a spin. [Holiday 2004, p.68]
  10. Cheat Code Central
    80
    If you're embarrassed to do so, just go to a different game rental outlet and ask them to put it in a plain brown wrapper. Why be content to be a fool, when you can be a dancing fool?
  11. Graphically, DDR Ultramix 2 is the best looking DDR game yet, with very cool looking menus that help personify the intensity of the title, and dancing backdrops with live captures, crazy psychedelic patterns and shapes interchanging, and nicely created cel-shaded dancers representing you.
  12. Almost identical to the first Ultramix. This might have been a big disappointment if this entry in the series wasn't still the best value to be found in a DDR game.
  13. Game Informer
    78
    While it's fun, this is really just more of the same. [Dec 2004, p.183]
  14. Doesn't offer up a lot to warrant buying it if you already own the original Ultramix, but it's still a blast to play.
  15. Xbox Nation Magazine
    70
    Even with all these attempts at variety, there's not much different in any of the modes compared with a typical two-player game. You're just seeing who can match the steps better. [Dec 2004, p.88]
  16. GMR Magazine
    40
    The slow tracks still outnumber the fast ones; here's hoping the downloadable packages include a few more peppy songs. [Dec 2004, p.132]

Awards & Rankings

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#94 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Alex
    Mar 4, 2005
    8
    OK i'm going to start off by saying that this is not the best DDR mix to date. it is, however, one of the hardest. a lot of the songs canOK i'm going to start off by saying that this is not the best DDR mix to date. it is, however, one of the hardest. a lot of the songs can be difficult to complete, and some of the unlocks are a pain to get. that said: DDR UltraMix 2 is still an awesome DDR game with some notable songs, such as A and V. worth owning if you want a decent mix with a challenge. Full Review »
  2. B.T.
    Dec 31, 2004
    2
    Since 1999 and its debut for the PS1, it has gotten better and better, and now---shame shame shame. This game SUCKS beyond any other DDR game Since 1999 and its debut for the PS1, it has gotten better and better, and now---shame shame shame. This game SUCKS beyond any other DDR game I've ever seen. It's even worse than Disney Mix! Shame shame, Konami. Ultramix 3 better be a lot better than this. This was one big fat waste of 40 dollars that could have been spent better. Buy DDRMAX2 instead, or if you give up on DDR, try Ratcht and Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal. Now THAT's worth talkin' about. Full Review »
  3. AdamM.
    Dec 2, 2004
    6
    Unforgivable slowdown and framerates mar what's quite possibly the best collection of music and steps for a DDR game ever.